June 2010

Thanks for the Pall, Construction Worker

30 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

I sashayed out the door like I own the place and headed downtown to enjoy the weather, maybe pop in and say hello to Hilary, return some books, perhaps hit the bakery. To enjoy a rare stretch of time with obligations to just be outside and do some ...

True Blood: It Hurts Me Too

29 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

Content warning: This post contains discussions about True Blood through season three, episode three, ‘It Hurts Me Too.’ It also discusses violent sexuality that occurred in said episode. If you’d like to skip it, you can read ...

Glee and the Great Dichotomy

29 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

So. Let’s talk about Glee now that we’ve had a bit of breathing room without new episodes being crammed down our throats every week. The argument that I most commonly see used to ‘explain’ the show to people like me who ...

The Things I Like, and How I Like Them

28 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

Today, I’m going to try an experiment. People constantly complain that humourless feminists don’t find anything funny, and don’t find anything enjoyable. That we spend all our television viewing hours staring sourly at the screen ...

I Believe In History

27 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

I can tell you precisely the moment when I was bitten by the history bug. When history went from being something that I was abstractly interested in to something I was passionate about. Nay, enthusiastic about. It came to life for me and became ...

From the Deep

26 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

Read the first part of this story, ‘Giorgos and the Octopus,’ if you feel so inclined. The story of Giorgos became common fodder in the kafenia. As people softly clicked their backgammon tiles to and fro and drank ouzo and cried ...

Shhh. We don’t talk about money.

25 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

I do not come from money. I come, in fact, from the opposite of money. But, somehow, I absorbed a trait which is commonly described as ‘very old money.’ I don’t talk about money. I don’t tell people how much I earn, I ...

The Time I Fed A Giraffe

24 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

For some reason, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the time I fed a giraffe. This requires a backstory. I have, among the many random connections I have made in life, a passing acquaintance with a veterinarian who works at the San ...

Why, Thank You! You’re Too Kind

23 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

I’ve been mulling over Plumcake’s post about accepting compliments since she wrote it way back in April. One of the things about being read as a woman is that I internalise a lot of behaviours that society expects of women. This includes ...

At the Pool

22 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

It is the summer of my 11th year. I am on the border between Spain and Portugal, and it is hot. It was hot all the way across Spain, and it’s hotter here, it feels like I am going to melt. I am not accustomed to heat of this level, coming from ...
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