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Wednesday, July 5th, 2006
9:53 pm
Yeah...
I didn't join the Peace Corps because they would only send me to Romania and I didn't want that. Instead, I got a CELTA (certificate in teaching English to adults) in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Oh yeah, and I seem to have gotten a boyfriend while I was there. A hot one. Who is a sailor. Could it get better than this?
Tuesday, January 10th, 2006
2:21 pm
Nominated!
I'm nominated for Eastern/Central Europe, departure April/May 2006!

HELL YEAH!
Wednesday, December 7th, 2005
10:33 pm
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last week viviana_brielle and I robbed a bank (-50 points). Last Monday patrickneedluv2 and I donated clothes to the needy (11 points). In October I pushed foursixths in the mud (-17 points). Last Wednesday I broke wer_bin_ich's X-Box (-12 points). Last Saturday I punched yumiko in the arm (-10 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-78 points). For Christmas I deserve a lump of coal!

Sincerely,
aelfthrytha

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2005
5:28 pm
Victims of the Montreal Massacre at l'École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989
Geneviève Bergeron, 21

Hélène Colgan, 23

Nathalie Croteau, 23

Barbara Daigneault, 22

Anne-Marie Edward, 21

Maud Haviernick, 29

Barbara Maria Klucznik, 31

Maryse Leclair, 23

Annie St.-Arneault, 23

Michèle Richard, 21

Maryse Laganière, 25

Anne-Marie Lemay, 22

Sonia Pelletier, 28

Annie Turcotte, aged 21.
murdered because of their gender:
http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-70-398/disasters_tragedies/montreal_massacre/
Sunday, November 27th, 2005
6:08 pm
instead of that bullshit, how about:

if a woman is drunk, don't rape her.
if a woman is walking alone at night, don't rape her.
if a women is drugged and unconscious, don't rape her.
if a woman is wearing a short skirt, don't rape her.
if a woman is jogging in a park at 5 am, don't rape her.
if a woman looks like your ex-girlfriend you're still hung up on, don't rape her.
if a woman is asleep in her bed, don't rape her.
if a woman is asleep in your bed, don't rape her.
if a woman is doing her laundry, don't rape her.
if a woman is in a coma, don't rape her.
if a woman changes her mind in the middle of or about a particular activity, don't rape her.
if a woman has repeatedly refused a certain activity, don't rape her.

if a woman is not yet a woman, but a child, don't rape her.
if your girlfriend or wife is not in the mood, don't rape her.
if your step-daughter is watching tv, don't rape her.
if you break into a house and find a woman there, don't rape her.
if your friend thinks it's okay to rape someone, tell him it's not, and that he's not your friend.

if your "friend" tells you he raped someone, report him to the police.
if your frat-brother or another guy at the party tells you there's an unconscious woman upstairs and it's your turn, don't rape her, call the police and tell the guy he's a rapist.

tell your sons, god-sons, nephews, grandsons, sons of friends it's not okay to rape someone.

don't tell your women friends how to be safe and avoid rape.
don't imply that she could have avoided it if she'd only done/not done x.
don't imply that it's in any way her fault.
don't let silence imply agreement when someone tells you he "got some" with the drunk girl.
don't perpetuate a culture that tells you that you have no control over or responsibility for your actions. You can, too, help yourself.


If you agree, repost it. It's that important.
Saturday, November 5th, 2005
11:12 pm
Durability
Driving through my hometown on the way back to my apartment, I saw my grandparents taking one of their night walks together, holding hands. Next year, it'll be their sixty-fifth anniversary, which to me is an incomprehensible amount of time to live (three and a quarter times my life so far), let alone to be married.

Wow. Again I am astounded at the magnitude of life experiences yet to come, the choices possible, and the general insignificance of it all in the grand scheme. At the same time, it's rather freeing to know everything I do is probably insignificant - after all, in that case, if I screw up, it doesn't matter, so I shouldn't worry.
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
10:53 pm
"Life is calling. How far will you go?"
I just submitted my Peace Corps application. Whoa. Scary. But also I'm excited more than anything.

Life: here I come.
8:34 pm
This is Scary...
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/US/11/02/cia.report.ap/index.html

And it doesn't sound to me at all like a legitimate use of government power, or resources, not to mention it isn't a positive reflection on the US or in accordance with our founding principles.

Blech.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
9:22 am
Subscription
Last night after the previous entry, I did something kind of perverse. It'll probably make me angry over time, but it'll also be good for me. What is this thing?

I subscribed to the mailing lists of Focus on the Family and the Christian Coalition.

Totally contrary to every political belief I have (to my knowlege), but I want to see the other side's propaganda.
Monday, October 31st, 2005
10:28 pm
Bush administration to women of America by way of new supreme court nominee's ideology: "All your uterus are belong to us."

How anyone could possibly make such rulings as he has is beyond me. How anyone could appoint this person in the first place, or strive to advance him is beyond me even more.

I'm going to go put my head in a bucket of cold water for a while. Maybe I'll come up with something more coherent later.
Monday, October 17th, 2005
1:58 pm
Nobody else might get this, or care, but I just saw a Miss Maners article entitled "They're expecting...and the baby's gender is nobody's business but their own." It must be a very unusual baby (or with unusual parents) to have gender issues already, because biologically, it should only have sex (physical characteristics) at this point in time. Unless somehow the parents have found a way to begin gender conditioning their baby while it's still in utero. Wouldn't that be innovative?
Thursday, October 13th, 2005
7:24 pm
Attention Alfred '05 Graduates
So I volunteered to be our class correspondent because I'm obviously insane, but no one sent me any updates. If you want your updates to be published in the next edition of the alumni paper (or if you want to help me out, which would also be appreciated), you can either facebook me (I'm the only Emma from the class of '05) and send them to my e-mail on that page, or you can post them as a comment here (provided I know who you are based on your LJ handle).
Monday, October 10th, 2005
10:14 pm
I want to run away from home. :)
Friday, October 7th, 2005
12:13 pm
Body Hair
That's right, you read the title correctly. Body hair - I'm very passionate about it, mostly about mine. I haven't shaved on a regular basis in about five years now, and so I've listened to a wide gamut of responses to my choice, including:

People will think you're weird, so you should shave.

You'll never get a boyfriend like that.

Wide eyed stares by: small children and guys trying to check me out.

You should shave, because it's (choose all that apply): dirty, unnatural, unappealing, unattractive, unfeminine, or demonstrative of a low standard of caring about yourself.

Obviously I don't agree with any of these arguments (if you can call them that, they're so flimsy), because my hair is staying, unless I get a whim to cut it off once in a while. Because in this case, I am a 'choice' feminist, and sometimes I do feel like shaving - just not all the time. Hence the choice part - what matters is not keeping the hair all of the time to enforce my standard, but being able to do both when and how I feel like it.

Another benefit: I can weed out potential partners more easily - anyone who would freak out over a little (or a lot) of hair and lose interest, they were never really interested in me anyway, because there are far more extreme (and alarming) aspects of my feminist self than hair.
Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
5:14 pm
Dammit. Again.
"I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could-if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down."-Former Education Secretary William Bennett, on his radio show, "Morning in America," Sept. 28, 2005

Current Mood: angry
Wednesday, September 28th, 2005
8:28 pm
My friend told me he was going to an 'underwear party,' but not just any underwear party. One where females in underwear get in free. Underwear for males, now that's optional, and possibly discouraged.

And girls who come topless, they get free shots. Even saves the trouble of getting them drunk before getting them naked, kind of like fruit that comes chopped and in a cup ready for you. Hmph.

I do not approve, needless to say.

Current Mood: angry
Tuesday, September 20th, 2005
6:06 pm
Too Gay!
http://www.365gay.com/newscon05/09/092005coffee.htm

Jesus. Everything, especially spongebob, is too gay.
Sunday, September 4th, 2005
6:29 pm
Bad Movies
Go to the IMDB bottom 100 and see which ones you've seen.
http://imdb.com/chart/bottom

I've seen:

83. Spice World
96. Problem Child 2

Not so bad as Erin :P

Current Mood: working
Friday, September 2nd, 2005
3:04 pm
I want to drop out.
Wednesday, August 31st, 2005
3:03 pm
God is Punishing New Orleans for Voting for Bush
Or spreading jazz and blues music.

Or having a French name.

Or for being in a river delta and located below sea level on the coast.

Or for being so damn fun.

Here's the news story that prompts this: http://www.365gay.com/newscon05/08/083105nola.htm

Because some groups never consider any other way.
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