@Urwelt I dunno, I would much rather have real pockets in my clothes instead of stupid tiny girl pockets (or no pockets at all). But I suppose we can go both ways on equality - as long as I get my pockets they can have purses.
There is nothing that I want to do more than this, right now.
@yeah-elle I'm hosting a Hallowmeme party - hopefully people come. Haven't figured out my costume yet. If I get too consumed with party prep I'll be "Woman laughing eating salad," But I really want to try the "Awkward Penguin" - have to figure out how to make a penguin costume and then turn half of it backwards.
I'd be a pretty terrible counselor/life coach. Not because I wouldn't have good advice, but because I wouldn't be able to stand it if people didn't listen/follow through. I'd make a terrible lobbyist or politician for the same reason - "But you're just WRONG!!!"
@Liz the Lemur Facebook group! Let's plan!
St. Paul/ Minneapolis?
@bastardsnow I definitely understand choosing to identify more as Chinese in college. New place, new people, different people, more identities. Also, at least at my college (small, lib-arts) there's a lot more discussion of identity/heritage/privilege/ etc. Like, there's a group called "ASCWoD" - Asian Super-cool Women of the Diaspora. While I identified as Asian sometimes in high school, oftentimes it was more out of a simple desire to be different than everyone else; in college, I've had many more opportunities to think about what it means to me.
@celeec4@twitter Family - as always - makes things more complicated than they ought to be. My mother's mother has for a long time belittled my mom for not teaching us Chinese and allowing us to grow up "American" (access to t.v. and 'endless leisure', not enough character building and work ethic, etc.) I suppose I could always ask my mom. Who knows, maybe it would bring us closer.
@adorable-eggplant - maybe, after finals. Thanks. :)
Confession: I'm Amelia Smith. I'm half-Asian, with a standard, acceptable white last name. I feel comfortable as an American, and I know that I have most (if not all) of the same privileges that my white friends have. Sometimes I even wonder if I have more, since I can move between the two cultures and be a minority when I choose to embrace my heritage or distance myself from it when it's inconvenient.
I also sometimes don't quite know what to do about my lack of involvement with my own heritage. My family exchanges red envelopes on Christmas, and I know the food, but that's about it. I can count to six in Chinese and say "Hello" and "Thank you." I was invited to take part in an "Asian-American Heritage Day" Project and help mentor some high school students - but the project was to take pictures of your culture at home, and I felt I had to bow out - taking a picture of "my culture at home" would be a bottle of Sriracha sauce. I wish that I knew more about my heritage, but I don't want to condemn my mother's decision to embrace America.
On "The tragedy of Obama's presidency is that he's too much of a Ravenclaw and not enough of a Gryffindor."
Toby: Hufflepuff (or a Gryffindor? Like Neville?)
CJ: Gryffindor (w/ Ravenclaw tendencies)
Leo: Slytherin "the good kind"
Amy: Slytherin (Josh + Donna 4EVER)