timepiece: (Madame X)
Is there anything quite as depressing as being told (essentially), "at this point, you're not being optimistic; you're just in denial."
timepiece: (Madame X)
You know, Joss Whedon is awesome not just for his creativity, but also for his worldview and the way he expresses it:

What is wrong with women?

I mean wrong. Physically. Spiritually. Something unnatural, something destructive, something that needs to be corrected.

How did more than half the people in the world come out incorrectly? I have spent a good part of my life trying to do that math, and I’m no closer to a viable equation. And I have yet to find a culture that doesn’t buy into it. Women’s inferiority -– in fact, their malevolence -- is as ingrained in American popular culture as it is anywhere they’re sporting burkhas. I find it in movies, I hear it in the jokes of colleagues, I see it plastered on billboards, and not just the ones for horror movies. Women are weak. Women are manipulative. Women are somehow morally unfinished. (Objectification: another tangential rant avoided.) And the logical extension of this line of thinking is that women are, at the very least, expendable.

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timepiece: (Madame X)
lipstick personality quiz:

According to this, I am this type:

  • Abides by the rules
  • Great follower
  • Does not like too much attention
  • A little self-conscious
  • Somewhat reserved
  • Likes a schedule
  • May occasionally color hair to attract attention
  • This is weirdly accurate. Try it!

    timepiece: Page of Pentacles from Tarot of the Cat Poeple Deck (Default)
    "Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera on what passes for curves in Hollywood: "I think it's hilarious when magazines call Jessica Alba or Eva Longoria curvy. Come on. They're not curvy, they're small -- I'm curvy!" (from Perez Hilton, via Salon).

    That's right - you can't be skinny and curvy - leave one good adjective for us!
    timepiece: Page of Pentacles from Tarot of the Cat Poeple Deck (Default)
    Well, after work I am off to Montauk, to meet up with all the women of my father's family to celebrate my Aunt Gay's sixtieth birthday. I love that my family does things like this.

    So we are all going to spend the day at this spa, where you can use the pool and sauna and steam room room all day for $25, and anything fancier you pay extra for. I am indulging myself with a deep-tissue massage, which I desperately need at this point since I seem to have done something evil to my neck and shoulders on Tuesday. I have been hurting all week, to the point that I am taking ibuprofin all day and wearing one of those adhesive heat packs. It helps, but doesn't eliminate the pain.

    So, anyway, familial girl bonding and a massage, sounds like a great weekend.

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