Monday, October 31, 2005

Captains Log ... A bunch of our ship fell off and no one likes me.

Today was rough.

It was just filled with all manners of crazy stuff going on and culminated in me running ALL the way across town in high heels to try to deliver two packages for my boss by 5pm..I made it with ONE MINUTE to spare and a lot of blisters. Awesome.

Here are some observations.

1. Capri pants = NO. No because it is winter. No because it is raining. No because it is 45 degrees. And especially no with hiking boots and big navy blue wool socks. Please, for the love of the little baby Jesus, no.

2. If I can hear your Ipod from two seats away on the bus when I have MY OWN Ipod headphones in, funneling music directly into my semi-deaf ears, your effing music is too damn loud. Quit it.

3. This book is not that good. Not at all. I read the whole thing, but for a book that was supposed to make me feel better (Ugly duckling becomes beautiful swan, finds true love, realizes she was good enough all along)...I am not feeling better.

4. This article by Maureen Dowd called "What's a Modern Girl To Do?"(link kindly left in the comments by ash) is...I don't know. Depressing? Enlightening? Sad? True? Here's a helpful excerpt:

When Gloria Steinem wrote that "all women are Bunnies," she did not mean it as a compliment; it was a feminist call to arms. Decades later, it's just an aesthetic fact, as more and more women embrace Botox and implants and stretch and protrude to extreme proportions to satisfy male desires. Now that technology is biology, all women can look like inflatable dolls. It's clear that American narcissism has trumped American feminism.

I'm going to ruminate upon it for awhile and then maybe (or maybe not) have something to say...I think it's a worthwhile read though for sure and I'd be really interested in what some men have to say about it since I think it's really relevant to both sexes.

It's time to clean my kitchen, take a bath, and hopefully fall blissfully asleep well before midnight for a change. We'll see.


The Hot Librarian and Amber both have up fabulously insightful posts regarding the Dowd article. I feel happy because now I don't have to think about it anymore...they said it all...and better.
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