Dad:coincidence that big snake escaped from the Bronx zoo the same time Daniel Radcliffe is in NY? next there will be a billboard in times square telling us “her body will lie in the sewage system of New York forever.” Creepy.
I’m applying for an internship with a company that works to help those with eating disorders. I talked to the woman on the phone and she asked me to send my resume and a short blurb about why I want to work there
I’m nervous about this. I want to say that I want to work there because it’s something I feel so strongly about. Between feminism and my own battles with eating disorders, It’s personal for me. I care so much about this and I want to help and I want to work with adolescents in the future as a social worker and I just want to e mail the woman and tell her these things and I don’t know if that’s unprofessional and I should just make up some professional sounding crap but that just isn’t me and I think I should just e mail her and say the truth. Helping people with eating disorders is important and I care and they should let me work there because I am awesome and I understand. I want to just scream that.
What should I do?
I recently started taking a multivitamin and a hair,skin, and nails supplement
i wish i had been more scientific and started them separately. but alas, this was really a “oh shit i’m so fucking unhealthy” kind of move. ANYWAY. i started taking these and i haven’t noticed anything at all. i guess it’s been 2 months? i don’t know. i haven’t noticed anything at all. well, until today. the thing is, i’ve always had the shittiest nails, like, they’re thin and brittle and i’ve tried all the nail growth serums and nail strengtheners and everything and nothing helped them be anything but little gross nubs on my fingers. HOWEVER, my nails have suddenly become really strong and long! it’s amazing. it’s like a dream come true.
incase you too have terrible eating habits and thus get zero vitamins, i’ll let you in on my secrets. I use hair, skin, & nails from whole foods (although i’m not a fan of whole foods)
“They’re fucking gross, man. Look, I love beautiful girls too. I think everyone should be free to have their knee socks and their sweaty shorts, but I’m over it. I’m over this weird, exhausted girl. I’m over the girl that’s tired and freezing and hungry. I like bossy girls, I always have. I like people filled with life. I’m over this weird media thing with all this, like, hollow-eyed, empty, party crap.”—Amy Poehler on American Apparel (via soft-atlas)
Now they’re talking about preventing rape these are the first two suggestions to prevent rape (the third at least says changing attitudes that contribute to rape)
1:avoid situations with high risk of rape
2:know self defense techniques invade a rape attempt is made
Doing reading for my human sexuality class and we’re dealing with rape right now.
In defense of the book, it really did cover all other topics of the class well and unbiased however they are being WAY Biased towered men in date rape situations.
Fuck this. Going to cause a ruckus in class tomorrow so that the fools I go to school with don’t think this shit is okay.
I am not ok with this book telling me that date rape situations are often just miscommunication. Fuck you book. That’s BULLSHIT.
I was going to keep this book but not anymore!
at work. i want to go home. i’m tired and i have a lot of reading to do tonight and i just want to leave.
i got suckered into joining the advertising sub-committee at my office and so now i have to call all these people and try to get them to advertise with us. it doesn’t bother me to do so much when it’s people that advertised with us before, but when it’s cold calls it just blows.
it feels like being a telemarketer. nobody wants to hear from me when i’m calling them about this.
Hate to break it to you Dov et al, but consent doesn’t work that way. Photos and text messages are not consent for sexual activity. You don’t get to tell an 18-year-old girl that if she doesn’t sleep with you she’ll lose her job, and then act like you’re in a consensual sexual relationship. You don’t get to invite someone to a business meeting in your bedroom (WHY ARE YOU HAVING A BUSINESS MEETING IN YOUR BEDROOM?) and then answer the door in your underwear and then act like you aren’t being coercive. You don’t get to treat women like sexual objects and then get upset when they fight back against their objectification and abuse.
“More African American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began,” Michelle Alexander told a standing room only house at the Pasadena Main Library this past Wednesday, the first of many jarring points she made in a riveting presentation.
Growing crime rates over the past 30 years don’t explain the skyrocketing numbers of black — and increasingly brown — men caught in America’s prison system, according to Alexander, who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun after attending Stanford Law. “In fact, crime rates have fluctuated over the years and are now at historical lows.”
“Most of that increase is due to the War on Drugs, a war waged almost exclusively in poor communities of color,” she said, even though studies have shown that whites use and sell illegal drugs at rates equal to or above blacks. In some black inner-city communities, four of five black youth can expect to be caught up in the criminal justice system during their lifetimes. […]
The first is that true gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A group that is made up of 50% women is perceived as being mostly women. A situation that is perfectly equal between men and women is perceived as being biased in favor of women.
And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.” My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality - my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part.
This reminds me: I got my first snide comment about not changing my names from the otherwise really nice guy in customs. To be fair he was probably just joking, based on tone, but he still saw our rings and the different names on our passports and goes “Ah, one of those ‘independent’ women then?”
that is, until i have to say things like arthritis which comes out “awthritis” instead of “arethritis”
there are a few other words that it happens with but mostly this one. also- sometimes instead of sounding like i’m from boston, i sound like a jew from new york.
idk. my boston accent has really flourished now that i actually live in boston instead of an hour outside of it.
i spent 19 years trying to keep the accent at bay only to have it creep into my words in 2 1/2 years of residency in the city. we have to move because if i sound like this at 21 who knows what will happen.
i need to study. i already am mostly done studying for one exam but i haven’t even started with the other.
i am not a person that studies. i am a person that knows things or is okay with not knowing things. i am a person that almost always gets a B+ that is my life. i am B+. what is stored in my mind is enough to get a B+ with no effort. right now though, i’m trying to get A’s. A’s mean studying and i don’t even really know how to do that.
that’s why i’m a psych major, it’s all big ideas, theories, concepts. i don’t do small details and memorization.
two exams tomorrow to study for. one in human sexuality-which i’m not worried about because i KNOW that stuff solidly. one in Adult Development and Aging- which i’m also not that worried about even though i didn’t read all the material because i got an a on the last exam and also because she gave us these outlines that are 20 pages in length because she’s a terrible teacher and so reading all the material is almost a waste of time because she just tests on whatever she feels like even if it’s wrong. i am trying so hard to get this woman fired. not kidding. i’m doing really well in the class but she just says the most bizzare fake things all the time like “all irish people have funerals for themselves before they die” or how she thinks that phantom and fathom are the same word/mean the same thing/ are pronounced the same way. or how she thinks white matter is just the part of the brain near the top of the skull. hate her. i also have a chapter for science to outline. idk if that’s happening.
“Feminism is humanism. I think that feminism should not be exclusively about fighting for the liberation of genders and women’s rights, but every marginalized group. I really believe that. In the past, the feminist movement has really concentrated on women’s rights and it has helped it move as far as it has but I think it’s time for a change. People need to know that feminism isn’t just about women’s rights anymore, it’s about every marginalized group’s rights, it’s about having the freedom of making choices, and feeling good about yourself and being happy with yourself.”—(via warriorgrrrls)
well, as usual things turned out fine with my schedule. i ended up e-mailing bea’s mom and asking her if there were any other days during the week that would work for me to nanny other than thursdays and she said she could do wednesdays too. AWESOME that means Mondays: Internship or regular work Tuesdays: (my hopeful schedule) Theories of Personality Psych internship class Abnormal Psychology (with my FAVORITE professor/ my advisor) Victims of Crime Wednesdays: Nanny Thursdays: Theories of Personality Psych Internship Class Abnormal Psychology Fridays: Internship or regular work
this might actually work out better than the schedule i have now!
i’ll stop posting about this now. (well until monday morning when i register hopefully this won’t get all fucked up though because i have an early registration time and i’ll be registering as a senior)
that i’m making my schedule for my first semester of senior year of college. sometimes highschool seems like a million years ago, but right now it kind of feels like yesterday. really need to get on looking at grad schools.
hate making schedules btw.
hoping to do another monday/wednesday/friday or just monday/wednesday
things are kind of weird with scheduling for next semester. as of a few months ago, it looked like my nannying job was going to end in may or june, now it’s going all summer AND they’ve asked me to tentatively keep my schedule open for them incase they can’t get bea into preschool by september (they’ve applied to all the places they can afford but are on shitty waitlists) that means that instead of having that day free, like i had planned, i won’t anymore that’s great for money but bad for time. next semester i have to do a required 1 day a week unpaid internship that i’ve been putting off my entire college career. which means that i’ll be adding an extra 8 hours of work (that i won’t get paid for) to my already hectic schedule. because not only do i nanny, but i also have another job in addition to that so that means 2 paid jobs and one unpaid job. so 3 JOBS + SCHOOL! yikes.