Lady "theory head" here ----- I've always been drawn to theory, even as a wee undergrad. I love Derrida's playfulness with language, I love the way theory attempts to work out the mysteries of the world... now that I'm dissertating, I've learned that theory is useful as a precise, highly skilled tool for academic work. Too much and you've obscured whatever it was you were looking at, not enough and you lack the instruments for dissection and critical analysis.
Lexington KY, anybody?
As a 5"11 lady with big bewbs and superhuman strength (not really) I appreciate this piece. I'll always have this desire to be waify and delicate, but I also fall in and out of love with the fact that I'm strong and built like a tank. Muscles are fabulous and wonderful and lovely but I sometimes forget.
one time when I was in junior high, I found my Mom's old high school year book. I remember looking her up and finding out that she was in the chess club and the home ec. club. I made fun of her and told her she was such a nerd, and this must have struck a deep chord, because she started crying. (Let me state now that I am the biggest nerd - PhD candidate in English). I just wish we had a better relationship. Terrible things happened to me as a child (not that she did these things, but she kinda sorta let it happen) and I don't know if I'll ever be able to forgive her. But then I read articles like this and I wish we knew each other.
Our fair also had a "Holiday Tree" competition. There were some great, traditional Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day trees!
uggghhhhh.... I don't get the Nico love. She purposely got her son addicted to heroin, for god's sake. And, I'm pretty sure my neighbor's dog has a better voice. But, Please Kill Me is an awesome book, as are Confederacy of Dunces and Harriet the Spy.
Clean people - should I ever clean my dishwasher? Is this a thing? Sometimes there are gross bits in the bottom?
On Versus Lola
Ehhhh.... "it's not as bad as ___" isn't good enough to make me want to shell out $$ and my time to watch this movie. Some of the reviews just sound lazy, but maybe, just maybe, this movie isn't really very interesting or worth watching.
@Sarah H. Bucket + cleaning supplies + go outside and clean? Is that a possibility?
Sometimes being able to do whatever you want feels a bit overwhelming.