Now that the excitement of Hell Week is past and the work that piled up while you were having so much fun is sardonically laughing at you from your desk, I guess there’s not too much time to write on the blog!
Luckily for you all, I have no such woes, so here I go.
First off, I’m coming to visit PA (take 2) this coming weekend and I’m going to be in Bryn Mawr on Friday for a sleep over!! So I hope that you all plan somethin’ real special for me.
Secondly, I thought I would share a few tidbits I’ve learned from living at Debs Co-op.
1) Rice vinegar, when added to frying tofu, makes the tofu firmer.
2) You can freeze earth balance, so next time you go to Whole Foods get a shit ton and stick it in the freezer = less shopping trips to WF!
3) Shortening should be stored at room temperature, not in the fridge.
4) Getting huge cans of tomato sauce and diced tomatoes is a great investment and allows for delicious Italian food etc. all winter long!
5) Batten is the freakin’ sweetest place to live and is far superior for many many reasons! (including our huge ass rooms, the soy milk maker, local produce shopping, beyond amazing cooking, and how super clean we keep the place) I miss you all!!!!
When I read the article “Women’s Support for Clinton Rises in Wake of Perceived Sexism” in the New York Times, I was kind of pissed. I was kind of pissed at the writer who acts like women are just waking up to the sexism that Clinton has faced.
Jodi Kantor writes:
“Now that Mrs. Clinton has gone from a solid lead to a tie with Mr. Obama in the latest national Gallup poll, some voters are thinking back to incidents that they say now seem suspect to them: the debate in which Mr. Edwards critiqued the bright jacket Mrs. Clinton was wearing, or the one at which Mrs. Clinton was asked, by a woman, if she preferred diamonds or pearls.”
Um, hello? We were there being pissed at this when it happened! I was on the couch with Jenny when they asked that jewelry question and I was stymied that such a question was allowed to be asked! (Incidentally, I forget who pointed out that diamonds vs pearls is a sort of homo litmus tests: diamonds=wedding ring, pearls=clitoris, which in itself is really stupid because it reduces heterosexual relationships to money and lesbian relationships to sex.) The point is, NOT ALL WOMEN were oblivious to the sexism in the campaign. And these acts are not SUSPECT, they are, in fact, REAL SEXISM.
She is workshoping her new show Beautiful before she starts her tour in Australia.
SHE IS GOING TO COME TO SWARTHMORE ON FEBRUARY 23RD.
If you are in the area, please go see her. She is amazing. I’ve seen her in concert and own three of her DVDs. (I’m even in one of them!) It looks like she won’t even be doing Beautiful in the US right away, but going back to performing Sensuous Woman (which I’ll def go see, but I have to wait til the summer).
I’m so jealous.
What’s better than some women artists to help you get through the middle of the week?
M.I.A. is the daughter of Sri Lankan activists and is majorly cool in her own right. Just check out the activist images in the background and the way she shakes it without just being a peice of ass. It’s also worth your while to google her lyrics.
Lady Sovereign is a white British rapper and the only white woman to have signed with Def Jam Records. I love how she gets a manicure (hint: she uses something very sharp) and wears baggy pants. Her accent makes me drool a little…
Here is a link that will give you the low down on how to
make your own pads!
Here are several other sites to go to:
for the punk in all of you
for the wiki-obsessed
and for the really good sewers/enthusiastic
1. Cloth pads are really easy to make
2. They are way more comfortable than plastic disposable pads
3. They help the environment a ton
4. They save you lots of money which you can spend on yummy vegan food!