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:: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 ::

Ok, So Weird In my further attempt to keep my mind off my grandmother's surgery today, I checked out the link in Bitter's post, and the first thing I notice is a reporter I remember from middle school. See in my middle and high school we watched a news program called ChannelOne every morning. The anchors were usually college students or fresh out of college or grad school. Well, I've been thinking and a lot of the anchors from my time of watching ChannelOne have moved on to bigger and better things. Lisa Ling is on The View, Serena Altschul is a correspondent for MTVNews and does some reporting for CNN, as do Anderson Cooper (the guy everyone always thought was dead, because he got sent to all the hot spots) and Kris Osborn (who is really hot and went to Kenyon) . I just think it's so weird that now that I'm grown up and watch real news, some of the same people are giving me the news. It's also weird because I'm the only person I know who actually had to watch ChannelOne in school, well that is except for people I went to high school with, and so I'm the only one with this weird recognition thing going on.

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:: Preppy 3:25 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Happy to be Unique Well I'm quite content to be unique after reading this. What about cute people? Or goth people? Or bald people? I think I'm going to go crawl under the covers in case the Homeland Security Agents start looking for the unique people. If I can't see them, they can't see me.

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:: Bitter 1:48 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Heard on Headline News Today: "I'm not supposed to give my opinion, but I don't think it is a good idea." This statement brought to you by a reporter covering the spill and the idea to let the tanker of the coast of Spain sink, hoping it will hold the remaining oil.

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:: Bitter 1:37 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Well.... Deep subject as my daddy would say. Anyhoo... So, I just got off the phone with the admissions office and the Dean's offices of "elitist college in the middle of freakin nowhere New England" and unfortunately it is an *absolute* that they are not accepting any exchange applications for next year. (Watch them accept them for my junior year... that would be just my luck) So, the only way I can get up there next year is to apply for a permanent transfer. Well, I sent off for my application. I still don't know how this all works, all I know is that I don't want to be on this campus next year because if I do end up graduating from here, I have to be on campus my junior year for teacher licesensure and then obviously I need to be here my senior year. So... that leaves me with next year. I can't really go abroad because I currently want to major in US History and therefore, I have no argumentative reason to study outside the US (um, yeah... I want to go to Germany to take US History.... uh huh... that would go over REAL well with the Dean's office, I'm sure....) which leaves me with the exchange program. So, at any rate, I suppose I am looking at Bowdoin now as far as exchange goes. But once again, things are very much still up in the air as should I apply for transfer to "elitist college in the middle of freakin nowhere New England" I won't hear from them until May 1st and I think I have to let Bowdoin know if I am going to accept their offer for exchange before then!!! UGH!!! Bitches, help me!!! I don't know what to do!!! And on top of all this, I am still toying with the idea of Colorado! Grrr!

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:: Baby 11:47 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Call for help. Bitter is a senior. Bitter wants a job to pay off the $13,000 in loans she'll have when she graduates. So unless some unbelievably wealthy guy steps up to sweep Bitter off her feet (maybe even making her unBitter), pay off those loans, buys her a small house on a small plot of land in the middle of Montana, and pays general living expenses, then she needs a job. What kind of job? Well, I thought I wanted to go into politics when I started college. I did the internship with the Congressman and found that it wasn't for me. Glorified social work for many staffers, partisan bs for the others. In the 4 years since my first internship, I found that I want to work with the gun issue. I know the issue and am learning more of the technical stuff everyday. I still have my love of politics, so ideally it would incorporate some element of it. I can handle the press fairly well, and I love working as somewhat of a grassroots organizer. I know an obvious organization is the NRA. I plan on applying there. However, do any of you readers know of any state level groups that might be interested in hiring an enthusiastic, friendly, peppy gun chick in July? I really am not picky about leads. I just want to continue to work on the gun issue. I've even debated going to states that are the most hostile towards gun rights (California, Maryland, Massachusetts) to work. That means essentially giving up my gun rights and my cute little Virginia concealed carry permit. But I would do it for this issue. It is that important to me. Anyway, so if you want to contribute to Bitter's desperate search for a job, feel free to send along any leads. :)

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:: Bitter 11:45 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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This Is Great So again, I was just checking out the news, trying to keep my mind of things happening at home and I see this. I think it's great that they've caught at least one of the escapees, but as I was reading the article I began to notice places I pass through infrequently. Like say Ashland, KY, I go through there just about every time I go down to visit family on my father's side. And then there was Marion, OH. I live maybe forty-five minutes to an hour East of Marion. I drive through Marion every time I go to see some of my fellow bitches when the three of us are in our mid-western homes. In fact the Ohio State Patrol pursued what is thought to be the second escapee down US 23, the same road I take to get to I-75. It's just weird that these things happen now that I'm gone... I always complained that nothing interesting ever happened in Ohio.

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:: Preppy 11:15 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Liberal Arts Education So I'm at work reading Kim du Toit's Daily Rant today when I see this post about universities and liberal arts education.
And even in the so-called "liberal arts" schools, the Post-Modern school of thought, which has come to dominate academic circles, has trashed all our experience of the human condition, by rejecting the past as "irrelevant" (note the sneer inherent in the "dead White males" phrase).
I took a class dedicated to the "dead white men." There was a student in the course from a neighboring institution that, according to her, doesn't teach a single class that spends more than one session on these guys. That's scary. The dead white guys are part of history as well. Just because she felt they were part of the patriarchy or whatever bullshit doesn't mean you can pretend they didn't exist. I shouldn't be so hard on her. She did come to the class so she could learn about them. BUT, the story takes an interesting turn...

So a women's studies major walks into a bar... Just kidding. Anyway, so the chick is a WS major. She comes to the first class explaining that she wants to explore the writings of the dead white men. (Her words, not mine.) She pauses with a look on her face that says something big is coming up. Or at least she's trying to look like she's thinking. What comes out, but this bullshit. "I'm critical of myself in this class. I just have to resolve that while I want to learn about the dead white men, reason is inherently masculine. I don't want to give into the oppression." My jaw hit the ground. Immediately my hand shot into the air. When the professor turned to me, I said something about being critical of bullshit feminism that says things like "reason is inherently masculine." I refused to accept that women are the blubbering, emotional, PMSing brats that many WS departments want to perpetuate. Reason is not inherently masculine. What does that leave women as, unreasonable? I get mad even remembering that day. At least my college still has one class dedicated to the boys.

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:: Bitter 10:49 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Happy National Ammo Day! It's like Christmas, only with guns!

Oh, and I just want to tell everyone that last night was the very first time First Bitch shot a gun. She seemed to love it, and she was amazing! On this target, she hit 90 of 99 rounds in the dark area. On the very first magazine she went through only one shot strayed from dark area, and she hit one right near the X. Not bad at all considering it was the first time she ever held a gun! I'm so proud of First! Here's the gun she shot.

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:: Bitter 8:25 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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A Horrible "Accident" Just before I snuggled up under my covers for a short nap, this is what I see on CNN.com. I can't stop crying now. How could this happen? Didn't we learn something from the Exxon-Valdez spill in 1989? Haven't our ships evolved with the advancing technology? I can't handle looking at more of those horrid pictures depicting innocent sea creatures and birds washed up on shore, dead and coated in oil. Do you want to know what makes me even more upset? It appears that all the wonderful European nations are going to begin pointing fingers and each other now...Who is going to pay for this injustice??? Who is going to take the blame??? Who is responsible for cleaning up the mess???

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:: First Bitch 6:39 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Meteor Showers I just got back from watching the meteor showers. I have to say, I became a little nastalgic. During the summers when I was a little girl, I can remember the nights when my friends and I would lay on the beach of lake Huron watching the meteors pass overhead with the sounds of the waves rolling onto the shore. Then I realized it was 30 degrees ouside and my ass was stuck to the ice below me. Not quite the beach, but it was beautiful none the less. Besides, I made enough wishes to get me through exams, remove Gale Norton from her beloved cabnet position, combat world hunger, and save ANWR. Not a bad night overall. Seeing as how it is 6am and I still haven't gone to sleep, I should probably hit the sack soon. Yippie! Bio presentation in the morning...more bitching tomorrow, I promise ;)

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:: First Bitch 6:12 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Your Vote Counts! Or at least it would in Maine.

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:: Bitter 1:07 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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There's hope!! A girl was charged with lying about rape. When will they learn not to cry wolf?

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:: Bitter 1:02 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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YAY for us! We now have comments, thanks to Gut Rumbles for the suggestion!

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:: Bitter 12:22 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Monday, November 18, 2002 ::
Campus Protests So remember last week when I promised to report on a campus walk out against the war? Well the professor asked at the beginning of class who would be was planning to walk out. Then, to my utter surprise, everyone started making jokes. "Did you hear Saddam agreed to the inspectors?" "Yeah and all because he heard that if he didn't, *college name here* girls would have to walk out of class." It was great. They were actually funny at the time. Then the professor started in. After a few jokes by him (he was also amused by the armbands), he said that he would schedule the break in the seminar for that time. I was able to get food, check my mail and make two phone calls during that time. I didn't hear or see any masses of people heading towards the central campus location where the Music! a Student Speaker! and Armbands! were to be held. Anyway, so all in all, nothing much happened.

UPDATE: So I had a blonde moment. I just realized that the email I posted says Wednesday, November 20. The protest hasn't happened yet. BUT, I might explain why I was confused. As a student leader on campus, and an adopted member of the sociology department, I got frantic emails asking me to tell my club members and make sure non-departmental students know about the event. We haven't heard a word about it since. No postings to campus announcement boards. Not a peep. There's something strange going on...

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:: Bitter 10:20 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Gun Bitch So the photographer I mentioned in the previous post got kind of annoyed with me tonight. I wouldn't let him take a certain picture at the range with the muzzle of the gun facing down the line. Sure the magazine was out. Sure the action was open. But I refuse to do anything unsafe. I was willing to do more of a pose with the firearms at a safety class we had simply because there was no live ammo in the building. However, asking me to have a range member point the gun down the range with other shooters at the other end was unacceptable. Anyway, I wasn't rude about it. I just kept refusing all of his requests to do it. I even made sure that guns just sitting on the table or on the shooting bench were unloaded with the actions open. Yay for gun safety!

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:: Bitter 9:33 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Busy, Busy Can we put the world on hold for like an hour? Preferably at 5:00 and 6:00 PM tonight so I can watch The Simpsons. Unfortunately, I have to miss them tonight. I will be taking pictures with guns. Why? Because somebody told me to. No, actually because it's going to accompany a story in a local publication about women and firearms. I always annoy photographers though. I will not compromise safety for a good photo. (Read: I won't let them stand in front of the gun and take a picture down the the barrel.) My hair is very blonde today for this photo. Any of the bitches want to help me color my hair this week? It will have to happen some night after 10. But I have to say, I'm very sorry to hear about Baby's crazy time in Canada. Poor girl. Canada can be a scary place sometimes. I actually have a few interesting things to blog about, but no time to do it until tonight after this photo shoot thingy. (Yes, thingy is a technical term.)

The good news about this thingy is that I actually get to go to the range for the first time in a couple of weeks. Shooting is one of the most relaxing activities I've ever participated in. You have to concentrate while doing it because of safety and because you want to improve from the last target. One girl I know described it as "Zen-like." I completely agree. You compete with yourself or others, so it's a flexible sport. You can clear your mind of all distractions, and it has the added benefit of producing some fine decorations for a dorm room wall! :)

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:: Bitter 3:51 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Can someone please explain to me how this could possibly constitutes as "cruel and unusual punishment"? I have faith that the supreme court will make the proper decision. I'm sorry, but if you a) rape a woman and her 15-year-old daughter b) shoot a police dispatcher c) participate six armed robberies. Hell, he should have recieved 25 years for the rape alone. Don't you agree? Comments welcome.

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:: First Bitch 12:58 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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F***in' Canadia Okay, so Carin, Erin and I picked up Pete and Brian and went to a military college in Vermont and picked up two more guys (John and Mark) and went to Burlington to Brian's aunt's house to spend the night. Friday night was sooo much fun! So Saturday we went into Burlington and got ice cream at Ben and Jerry's which was a particularly special treat for me because it is tough to find Ben and Jerry's in the grocery story at home, much less at a scoop shop. We picked up another guy, Andrew, from UVM, tooled around a bit and went to Canada. Well, first I was a little dissappointed because I expected the border to be a little bit more than a toll plaza looking thing. They did not check IDs and only asked where we were going and how long we were staying. So we went on into Montreal and had dinner and went to a pub. After the pub we decided that if the eight of us chipped in we could get a room and it wouldn't cost too much, but we decided to go outside the city because in the city the Holiday Inn is $180/night. So, we were in two cars and we leave Montreal at mindight, heading out toward the border. Well, we didn't leave Montreal. We got lost in the city. Due to a multitude of one way streets and the fact that we were guessing as to what signs meant as we could only read fragments of French, we circled around Montreal for about an hour (and we lost eachother as well...). Included in that excursion in my car (actually, I was the DD for Mark's car so I was driving Mark, Pete and John in a busted up old Mercedes) was a trip up a one way street - the wrong way as well as a few illegal U-turns (all the while, the snow is starting to fall heavier and heavier). So we eventually find eachother and make it out of the city... but we aren't on the same highway we came in on, so we are just following the signs (in French) to what we hope is South thinking "well, if we just go South we will eventually run into the US." Snow is getting heavier, I have never driven in snow before, and it is about three inches or so I guess on the asphalt. So the highway splits and you can go to Quebec or New York. We go to New York, not seeing the VT under Quebec. Well, long story medium length, we turn back around, Mark is good to drive by this point so I switch off (very good in the end because I can't drive in snow and he is from up here so...) with him, we loose the other car because Erin has four wheel drive and can go faster and we end up turning back around again and going to New York while they went back to find the cut off for VT and therefore, forget the plans to get a room and plan to just go on back to Burlington. Well, we get to the border (about 4 or 4:30am) and go on across. So now my car is in Champlain New York and we need to cross the lake to get to Burlington, so we happened upon a bridge and took it into VT. Well, we are still driving in the snow and it is coming down hard. Even the Yankee boys (all the guys are Yankee guys... but they resent this because they are all diehard Red Sox fans) are commenting on how much snow it is. About another hour down a country back road just across the border, we happen upon a motel and go to get a room for the night, planning to finish the drive in the morning (when hopefully, the snow will have ceased and the road will have been plowed) but nooooo it is closed. We call the other car... they are still lost in Canadia (5:30ish). So, we drive on. I fall asleep eventually and wake up to Pete leaving a message at Brian's aunt's. We are now in Burlington. I remember how to get to their house, so I direct us back there and we pull up at 7am! Crazy! The other car gets there at like 8! Anyway, we sleep til about one and then leave to come back here. But anyway, we had a blast and it was soooo much fun! But we like to blame everything on Canada. Thus, the title of the post: "F***in' Canadia"

Disclaimer: I love Canadians! Y'all rock! And on that note, there are sooo many good looking guys in Montreal! Completely not expected!

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:: Baby 12:42 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Sunday, November 17, 2002 ::
Procrastination Fun So First and I were doing a bit of procrastination and we decided to find out our alcoholic personalities. I am a margarita, "Tangy like the TripleSec, Luminous like the lime, Supereme like the salt, and Troublesome like tequila, you're a perfect mix to get anyone intoxicated." First is a depth charge, "Yaaarr... scurvy dog! You drink like a sailor and think like one too." If you want to find out your alcoholic personality go here.

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:: Preppy 10:27 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Hmmm...yes, we should TRUST the energy industry...

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:: First Bitch 9:33 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Now With 50% Less Crap! Hopefully it will reappear, but half of our front page is missing.

UPDATE: It came back! Good blog!

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:: Bitter 1:04 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Saturday, November 16, 2002 ::
Are they crazy??? Maybe I'm the underachiever, but these students seem a bit overkill. Granted, I'm designing a major, as is Preppy. First is double majoring, which I completely understand. Three? Four? That's a bit overkill. I can understand multiple degrees for those that are interested. I just hope that these quintuple majors are well rounded in other areas of their lives. Can anyone say social skills? I know, I sound mean. My experience with people who would do this if they were able has been a little disturbing. Of those that would chose 3+ majors, there seems to be a disproportionate occurrence of mental instability. I hope that my experience is the exception.

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:: Bitter 11:19 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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This applies to more than just guns. Read it. Why? Here's a quick overview:
Folks, when are we going to stop making excuses for brain-defective criminals? When are we going to stop being a nation of babies? Not that long ago people accepted responsibility for their actions and errors. Our great nation is being bankrupt by litigation and we all seem to sit back and shrug our shoulders as if nothing can be done. And so it begins... What cannot be legislated can always be litigated. We will lose our rights in the courts, not in congress. I am, and you should be afraid.

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:: Bitter 9:07 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Taking Names So what members of the Blogosphere are going to CPAC? I see blog bash written all over this.

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:: Bitter 2:22 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I Was Right Hey Bitter, I was right, Ohio State is still undefeated, and look at this!

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:: Preppy 1:42 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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More Violence Well, I guess it's not surprising that there has been yet another terrorist attack (because that's what these people are) in Israel. Well, this was not actually within the pre-1967 Israel, but within the West Bank, which I suppose is a bit of an improvement. I know that this isn't a solution but it is certainly a little heartening. Well back to this, it appears that 12 Israelis were killed and 15 injured in an ambush in the West Bank city of Hebron. It wasn't a suicide bombing this time, this was a well planned out attack. These people were on their way to religious services at a holy site to both Jews and Muslims. Islamic Jihad has taken responsibility for this attack. Right now is the month of Ramadan, one of the holiest times in Islam. It just sickens me that these groups distort their religion to justify what they do, and the fact that Islam is supposed to be the religion of peace and during a holy month, these people could take other human lives. I think I may have found a great paper topic here.

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:: Preppy 1:38 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Friday, November 15, 2002 ::
So another week has ended, and what do I have to show for it? Well, As far as my academics are concerned, not much. Unfortunately, I've fallen into that bad old habit again...sure, I'll set my alarm clock for 6am and get up early to do ALL my work before class. Right! Who am I kidding? When I consistently go to bed at 3 or 4am every night, it shouldn't surprise me that my alarm clock magically turns itself off and I remain asleep until 10am. Does anyone know of an excessively annoying alarm clock (preferably cheap) that could potentially get my ass up in the morning? I suppose I could go to sleep earlier so that I'm actually well rested by the time 6 or 7am rolls around...nah, that's too simple. Because of my laziness or lack of self control, I am now forced to devote my entire weekend to the preparation of a bio presentation and next week's mid-term.

I feel the need to comment on the PETA demonstration during the taping of the Victoria's Secret fashion show. As a fellow activist, I support these women in their quest to defend and denounce practices they believe are in whatever way unethical. However, when demonstrating, it is important to a) not make yourself look like a bunch of crazy activists. It completely draws attention from your cause. b) draw attention to your cause without giving the media an opportunity to promote another corporation whose practices you also don't agree with (yes, Victoria’s secret has been accused of using sweat shop labor) that will most likely benefit from that advertisement. c) avoid arrest if at all possible. How great is it when you can prove your point without infringing on the law? d) If it's televised, make sure it's a live event. That way you'll avoid "b" and create more press coverage and for your demonstration rather than the event itself. Overall I applaud the efforts of these women. Next time I suggest jumping up on stage when she is actually wearing fur though. I really enjoyed that one time when they poured paint all over some model wearing fur down the run way a few years ago. I think that was a stronger statement. I must admit though, it has always been my wet dream to get arrested for demonstrating a personal political opinion...(sigh)

Well, I’m off to the shower now. Dirty girls with dirty thoughts (and dirty fantasies) need cleansing. The rest of my night will be spent enjoying mindless entertainment (8-mile) with a few of my bitch girls, and awaiting a phone call from my beau, who is away at his Fed Society conference in D.C. (I miss you, sweatheart ;)

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:: First Bitch 7:31 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Naked Chicks Here in this photo are silly.
"They wanted to unveil the truth about the horrors of war, to commune in their nudity with the vulnerability of Iraqi innocents, and to shock a seemingly indifferent Bush Administration into paying attention."
Ummm...yeah... (Link via Juan Gato)

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:: Bitter 7:10 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Should I Write In? Should I write in with my problems? Eugene the advice columnist, something I never thought I'd see. Another miracle of the Blogosphere I suppose...

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:: Bitter 6:29 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Corporations Thank You PETA! I'm sure Victoria's Secret is more than happy to have the publicity of this now. Their models stayed poised, the segment was filmed again, and the PETA people got even more attention brought to the show. Yup, they thank you.

It's kind of like when the head of our communications department on campus didn't get upset about a student protest that had a "tent city" (I think a city calls for more than 4 tents myself) and lots of signs depicting the college as a monster eating money. First of all, it didn't actually get any press attention beyond one or two local stories. Even if it had, as he put, "It makes it look something is happening on campus, like we're exciting." Vicky's just got a few hundred thousand dollars in advertising.

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:: Bitter 5:03 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I'm off to the tropics of Canada! Hehe! Try to catch me now, ladies, or forever hold your peace! (And by forever I mean until Sunday evening.)

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:: Baby 3:59 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I'm so damn good. So I just did the reading for, and wrote 8 pages in about 5 hours. I'm happy. Now I can do the write up of my experience with PIRG that I promised The Agitator.

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:: Bitter 3:36 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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A Bet So with the biggest rivalry of college football looming... of course you know I'm talking about the Ohio State-Michigan game... First and I have decided to make a bet. The bet is if my team should lose I have to put up a Michigan flag on my door, if Michigan should lose then First must display an Ohio State flag on her door. There will be photographs taken to document the fulfillment of the bargain. We'll set something up so everyone can see it. After next Saturday look for a post titled "Walk of Shame".

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:: Preppy 12:56 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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What paper? I don't have any stinkin' paper! Oh wait, yes I do. Well that sucks for me now doesn't it? I'm the kind of student that professors have to hate. I have it in me to do quite well, but I put my energy in other areas of my life so that class doesn't always take the priority it should. I know my advisors want to kick my butt half of the time.

Anyway, point of this post...well there is no point. Except I am listening to show tunes. Yes, that's right show tunes. I temporarily put my country playlist on hold and turned on the Broadway songs. Maybe I'm just in a happy mood (even if not as happy as First B. now that she heard her boyfriend's cute voicemail message), but I wanted to post these lyrics. They are from "Seasons of Love" from Rent.
five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes
five hundred twenty five thousand moments so dear
five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes
how do you measure? measure a year
in daylights, in sunsets,
in midnights, in cups of coffee,
in inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife
in five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes
how do you measure a year in a life?
Awww....now doesn't everyone feel better? The world is a happier place now. Or it's not. And I still have one more book to read and 8 more pages to write. Oh yeah, and I want some answers to my question!

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:: Bitter 12:11 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Thursday, November 14, 2002 ::
I'll hide under my covers now. I just want to pretend this didn't happen.

UPDATE: Or I'll just read and laugh at really great posts like this one over at Gut Rumbles.

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:: Bitter 8:02 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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What the hell? Do they even try to pretend to be non-partisan anymore? I love the headline:
Feminists Congratulate Nancy Pelosi on Making History in U.S. Congress; Praise Democrats For Choosing Liberal Leader
Should it matter that she's a woman? And why the hell does a liberal represent all women? At least try to pretend. Please?

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:: Bitter 7:39 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I could only hope to see something like this in one of the parking lots here! Well other than my car, and the car of a friend. :)

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:: Bitter 7:25 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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A Question of Ethics Is it acceptable to use the urban legends and other questionable (at best) statistics from certain women's groups to make a stronger case for self defense, specifically with firearms? biitchgirls -at- hotmail.com

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:: Bitter 7:13 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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The F- Word Revisited Here's an alright article on feminism over on Fox's campus section. I don't think the overall article is that interesting, but there's one section that reminded me of something only slightly more interesting.
What's your definition of feminism? Is it a bunch of butch women holding protests that claim men are responsible for the oppression of women? Is it a woman who won't allow a man to hold open her door, pay for her dinner or walk her home? Is it a woman who only dates other women so she won't have to deal with men?
A classmate in my media ethics class recently posed this question. I was surprised by not only how many people gave a startling definition of feminism but also how many people don't call themselves feminists.
A recent alumna friend of mine told me that she was asked to have dinner with Gloria Steinam when she was visiting the area because of her involvement in student government. (Take that as a warning First Bitch!) Anyway, at the dinner, Gloria started the conversation by asking all of the women if they consider themselves feminists. The answers, coming from students at a women's college, would be obvious to this question, right? Wrong, bitch! (Sorry, couldn't help myself there.) All seven of the students either answered with "no" or one of the "yes, but..." answers. Poor little Gloria was stunned. According to my friend, the rest of the dinner was in spent in silence.

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:: Bitter 7:00 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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WeatherSlut needs to put back on the red dress. Red is a great color. (This coming from the redheaded bitch.)

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:: Bitter 6:27 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Yay!!! I'm so happy that a college is finally recognizing first amendment rights. Is anyone else disturbed that I actually have to be happy about this? Normal blogging will resume at some point.

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:: Bitter 6:06 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Cheer up Preppy I promise you'll find a great guy some day to spend the rest of your life with. It's not better to just have a guy around to HAVE A GUY AROUND, unless you want them to be a large part of your future (which doesn't usually go through the minds of undergraduate boys). Short term romances are more frustrating; you end up settling for less than you deserve and are constantly lowering your standards. Let's be honest, in this type of an environment (not just at our school but in all the undergrad schools around us) it is almost impossible to find someone worthy of our precious time. I'm not saying it's entirely impossible, but chances are very slim. This is ok though, because you are only 20 years old, and you have the rest of your life ahead of you! Imagine if you were forced to pick from the "Rural New England" pool of men. Would you be satisfied? How many very eligible batchlors would you be excluding? I'm sure there are more suited gentlemen in other cities (Perhaps D.C.). Don't get down just because you can't seem to find a man here (for the record, all male persons are boys in this of New England area). This is such a small portion of the country! My best advice is this: Don't go in pursuit of love. It will come to you at a time and place that you'll least expect. At the same time, explore, live life, and be independent. You'll know when that special someone comes around...but until then don't get down on yourself!!

To address the bastards who broke into your car...it just proves my point: Do you really want to be dating Rural New England Boys??? Don't worry...Because they didn't get caught practicing these crimes, they'll probably get into something bigger, get caught, and land in jail for a greater number of years than they would have if they were only caught breaking into cars...what goes around comes around (sorry to use such a ciché , but it's true).

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:: First Bitch 3:15 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Saddam = Crusher I've been thinking lately... with this whole Iraq thing going on, I wonder how many people actually know what the name "Saddam" means and how uncommon it is in the Arab world. The name Saddam literally means "crusher" in Arabic. Interesting, no? Apparently there aren't many male children named this name in the Arab world. So I guess it's no surprise it seems like fate/destiny that this man is the tryannical ruler that he is. Check out this and this and this and this.

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:: Preppy 1:45 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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I'm Feeling Good So under the watchful (or should I say unwatchful) eye of First, I finished my 151 and coke in about an hour. I am feeling great right now. So I think I may be going to bed soon.... I've forgotten about the whole crying thing... maybe I'll do that tomorrow, or actually later tonight when I'm actually in my bed snuggled under the warm warm covers... too bad I don't have anyone to hold me... something else to cry about??? No!! I must forget and remember that men are not necessary for happiness. Ok, this is the first and last (I hope) drunken post I make.

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:: Preppy 1:19 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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I <3 Environmentalists and so should you Sometimes people wonder why environmental watch groups and public interest groups (USPIRG's, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Environmental Defense, Rainforest Action Network...) are vital in ensuring the protection of our health and environment in this wonderful country. Here are is a prime example. Today, thanks to Christine Whittman (head of the EPA) we are forced to rely on these watch groups, working on minute budgets and limited professional resources, to enforce policies that our own Government creates!!! What is this world coming to? Our government is no longer enviornmentaly responsible!! Arg! It's a good thing I plan on working for Environmental Defense...don't fuck a with tha environment...no body fucks a with tha environment...the EPA should pay for me to go through Law School...because aparently they don't have any decient ones working for them right now! click me for a good time

Staples Announces Historic Commitment to Endangered Forests and Recycled Paper!

Following a two-year campaign targeting Staples, the world's largest office supply store, the company today announced a commitment to phase out paper products originating from endangered forests and dramatically increase its sale of recycled paper products. Activists across the country are celebrating a grassroots victory! Thanks to each of you that helped make this victory possible!

Under Staples new guidelines, an industry-first, the company will:
·Phase out purchases of paper products from endangered forests,
including key forests in the Southern US, U.S. National Forests, and the world's last remaining ancient forests such as the Boreal forests of Canada
·Achieve an average of 30% post consumer recycled content across all paper products
·Report annually to the public on its progress toward reaching these goals
·Aggressively market and promote recycled paper products both in-store and through ads and coupons
·Create an environmental affairs division headed by a senior
executive reporting to Staples CEO

The Staples Campaign has been a huge grassroots campaign challenging corporate power and demanding accountability for the environmental impact of products sold by this office supply giant. The campaign has included over 600 demonstrations, nearly 35 banners dropped on storefronts, 21 arrests in acts of civil disobedience, creative street theater, over 15,000 postcards, thousands of phone calls to the corporate headquarters and regional offices, hundreds of letters from concerned citizens, 75 children's drawings, coverage in more than 10 national media outlets and over 50 local media outlets, a shareholder's resolution, and flying the CEO over clearcuts on
the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. The coalition of groups working on
this campaign has involved dozens of local, regional and national groups and thousands of individuals. Today's announcement is testament to the power of thousands of people joining together against a single corporation to demand environmental change.

The announcement comes a day before the 5th National Day of Action targeting Staples. Instead, we're encouraging people to make Wednesday a day of celebration for the forests- take a hike, contact the press, and celebrate our collective success!

We are now looking to Staples' major competitors, including Office Depot, Office Max, and Corporate Express to follow Staples lead and make a commitment to endangered forests and recycled paper products.

The groups who have been involved in the paper campaign targeting Staples include Dogwood Alliance, ForestEthics, American Lands Alliance, Allegheny Defense Project, Cascadia Forest Alliance, Center for a New American Dream, groups of Earth First!, Ecopledge.com, Green Corps, Kentucky Heartwood, Sierra Student Coalition, Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project, Free the Planet, Heartwood, Native Forest Network, National Forest Protection Alliance, Rainforest Action Network, Rainforest Relief, ReThink Paper, Student Environmental Action Coalition, Wild Alabama, Iowa STEP, Shenendoah Ecosystem Defense Group, GrassRoots Recycling Network, Indiana Forest Alliance and many other local groups.

click here: www.dogwoodalliance.org/release_4.htm

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:: First Bitch 1:08 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 ::
It Sucks To Be Me So it's pity party for Preppy again. So now I know you're thinking what else can this girl be complaining about, well I'll tell you. I went out to my car tonight to drive to another town that actually has businesses that are geared towards college students to get a cup of coffee and chill with First. Well we get there and I go to unlock my door, when I looked down I knew something was wrong. There hadn't been any chipped paint around my lock when I locked it Saturday night. Well I tried the latch before I attempted to unlock it and sure enough the door opened. Now I may go to "elitist school in rural New England", but we're still not as rural as some people would like to think. Compared to home this is pretty damn cityfied (is that a word?). My glove compartment was open and the contents were strewn everywhere. Thankfully I had taken the face plate off my stereo, the only thing worth anything in the damn car. I drove straight over to the campus police to report it, as if they can do anything now. Apparently I am the ninth report of "auto break-in" ( I don't know the real term so I'm making stuff up) in the past two weeks. I'm the 20th in the semester... the 20th in two and a half months. That means that there has been more than one break in every week since we've been back at school. This is completely unacceptable. I know I'm lucky that nothing was taken, but the fact remains someone unlawfully broke and entered into my property, went through my things. I feel violated and somewhat unsafe in an environment that for the past two years I've never feared for my safety before. I think the shock of it all is wearing off, so I'm going to go cry now and finish drinking the near to a liter bottle of 151 and coke that I made for myself (wooohooo).

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:: Preppy 11:24 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Which Firearm are you?
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Well, I don't really know anything about firearms. All I have ever shot was my daddy's double barrel shotgun and my brother's bb gun, but I think this gun is kinda cute... like me! :)

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:: Baby 8:46 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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An exercise in self-expression: GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!

So, I am sitting in my friend Erin and Carin's room and Erin is telling me about some girl she knows who is a lesbian and got hit on by another lesbian and so on and so forth and the lesbian doing the hitting is a stalker and blah blah blah... only at "elitist women's college in rural New England"

So, I incured a minor setback in my quest to study at "elitist college in the middle of freakin' nowhere New England" today. I was told by one of the Dean's office ladies that that particular institution is not accepting exchange applications and she doesn't know when they will reinstate the incoming exchange option. However, I am seriously pursuing this with the full knowledge that if the proverbial doors continue to shut then it obviously isn't meant to be and it is a total God thing. But in my quest to pursue an exchange at "elitist college in the middle of freakin nowhere New England" I sent off an email to their admissions office asking if the no applications thing was absolute or if they knew if they would be reinstating it for the 2004-2005 school year. So, Bitter said to send them an email when they reply basically being flat out honest with them and laying it all on the table and asking them if there is anyway I can spend that time up there or if there is anyway I can spend any amount of time there at all to get a feel for the school as it actually is, not as it is when I go to visit folks on the weekends. The thing is, to go anywhere else next year for exchange, I have to know by December 16th and to apply for permant T-word anywhere I have to have my app in by March.

On a separate note, I might be going to Vermont this weekend to stay with some random guy at a military college that I don't even know and then going up to Montreal to go clubbing on Saturday night. Should be good times! hehe! I have never been to Vermont or Canada. I wonder if Canada is nice. Hmmm... I am going to Canada. I make lots of fun of Canada. Canada is like this whole other country.

And lastly, even though Fred is dating someone and Jim is gettin with Christine, GRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, the feelings are definitely not a faucet and even the "new guy" (I will try to think of a good name for him later) would be a prospect and might be a prospect but "elitist college in the middle of freakin nowhere New England" is just so far away... only a two hour drive but still... GRRRR!!!!!!!

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:: Baby 8:10 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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YAY!!! My top two firearm counterparts are

Which Firearm are you?
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and

Which Firearm are you?
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It's like two different sides of my personality! As long as they're not shooting at each other...

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:: Spooky 5:00 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Surprise, Surprise I was shocked to see this headline. Apparently Saddam thought it best to follow his son's advice.

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:: Preppy 4:27 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Stress Level Coming Down I've finally finished my midterms. I feel like such an idiot at the moment though, becuase here I am reading about really recent (meaning 1970's-1980's) developments in the Middle East and this midterm didn't go past the 6 Day War. Oh well, at least I was prepared. So with that over, my stress level is taking a dive and I can get some much needed rest tonight, and tomorrow night. Oh Bitter, look at the firearm I'd be.

Which Firearm are you?
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:: Preppy 4:24 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Oh so much to blog about. I'll get the trivial stuff out of the way. This way it moves down on the page, and I might actually get someting interesting at the top so people will want to visit us. First Bitch is sick. Preppy Bitch is on her way to getting sick. Now Bitter Bitch is on her way to getting sick. (See, I'm was posting in third person, that's not a good sign at all!) If I'm lucky, I'll get over it before it starts. But headaches and a soar throat aren't good signs. Granted, had I gone to bed at a reasonable hour the night before last, eaten breakfast or lunch today, or even not started off the week hung over, things might be better. Maybe tonight I'll get some soup or something.

The second thing to do is my mindless post of the day. (I know you are thinking, "Wait, there's only one?") Thanks to Rodger Schultz, I found another nifty quiz. It's really nifty. I only indulge in these once in a while, but this one really got my attention.

Which Firearm are you?
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:: Bitter 4:03 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Oh so funny! First, sweetie, if I didn't love you... Actually, because I have a sense of humor, I think it's really really funny. But since I'm hungry, it's also so not fair. Sorry to all of you readers, it's an inside joke. Just like me being one of the old "gun show excuse" girls. Yeah, we won't explain it. Unless you ask very very nicely. :)

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:: Bitter 3:34 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Now, a moment of Zen for Bitter ;) Love you girl!

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:: First Bitch 3:02 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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One last post before class because I just couldn't resist. This picture is one of the most frightening things I've ever seen. It makes me want to run and cower in a corner. Make it go away!

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:: Bitter 12:46 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Class Time Many of us are working on exams, midterms or random papers this week. Forgive the light posting. I'll probably be bitching about something tonight when I finally get out of a class at 10 PM. Now that's a bitch.

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:: Bitter 12:37 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 ::
More Personal Ranting I swear this is going to be the last time I use this as an outlet to rant about my personal life. I just really need to get something off my mind so I can actually get this damn book read so I have a chance of passing a test I have to take tomorrow. So I believe I have posted about a man that I have been trying to figure out for a while now. Well I've had it, I don't have the time or energy to be thinking about anything that might, could or I wanted to be. As my wonderful best friend Classy pointed out to me, he's not worth it. However, this doesn't lessen the hurt that I feel, because I genuinely felt that there was something there. I'm sure I'll cry about this enough tonight, but that's good, because I'll get it out and hopefully be able to move on. I need to move on, I have a difficult enough time of year coming up for me as it is. I will soon be "celebrating" the year anniversary of when I was told I was no longer my father's daughter. To the date that will be next Thursday, November 21st. It's hard to believe that it was a year ago. At times it seems like it was so much longer than that. Well at least this year I will be at home during Thanksgiving and not here in rural New England. I really need some time away from everything and everyone. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like that is going to be possible until March of this coming year. My cousin told me she feels I could use some time to myself for some serious self-reflection. I think she's right. I need to realize what I want out of life, and how I intend to get it, and know I can do it on my own. That's why I'm thinking of going to somewhere I can backpack for a few days over spring break this year. It seems to me to be a much more productive use of the time I will have off, than what was originally my plan (no offense to my fellow bitches my original plans were with, this is cheaper and I need some alone time). So with all this I am off to read all night long and kick some ass on that damn test tomorrow afternoon.

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:: Preppy 11:43 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Getting In On The Action So I thought I'd get in on all this quiz action:
Aries
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You Are A Juicy Kisser!
Your lips are totally kissable baby, and you know how to use them. You are the perfect kisser - with the right combo of lips and tongue. It's important to flaunt it, so kiss early and often on dates!
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Yay for procrastination tools!!!

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:: Preppy 8:15 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Idea! So I had this idea that might be fun. I could reserve the "central campus location" that I mentioned in the protest announcement sometime. If I reserve it, it doesn't matter what happens, they can't be on it. I could just spend my time dancing in circles on the area, but they can't step foot on it to lead their own event. And if I reserve it for a private function, they can't even dance in circles with me. Hmmmm....maybe I should look into this.

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:: Bitter 7:13 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Me: Historically, registration has often led to confiscation. Classmate: You are just paranoid! Me: Believe what you will, but I just encourage you to look up what many of the leaders currently calling for even more "common sense" gun control laws have said in the past about their true intention to ban guns. Believe it now??

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:: Bitter 12:43 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Gonna Go Shootin' So Jeff over at Alphecca.com says he wants to meet me at the range sometime. I'm always up for shooting! I really love to go during finals. :) In fact, after I get some sleep (not until tomorrow night by the way) I think I'll head down to the range near me. I love it there because they are so incredibly nice to me. Have the time they don't even charge me the rental fee for the gun just because I've been so loyal to them. Plus, they have 2 cute college guys that work there!

Oh, and I'm coming up on an important anniversary. In just over a month, I will have fired a gun for the first time two years ago. I'll save that story for the day of the anniversary.

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:: Bitter 11:21 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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NOOOOO!!!!! Somebody help save him! Bucket o' Hugs? I can't handle that! I want some more angry ranting. It's so very pink! It's got a teddy bear! I have made the offer of anything I can do to help get him back to normal. No more sudden changes like this please. My poor little brain is fried today, I don't know how much more I can handle.

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:: Bitter 11:10 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Is It Legal... to give an exam so completely unrelated to the readings and lecture, that people give up attempting to be coherent? (Or was that due to the fact that I slept for about an hour last night?) for a college department to send out word of a walkout that encourages students to walk out of class during the time that about 85% of their upperlevel seminars take place?

Obviously, I know it's legal to encourage such behavior. But now I have to ask if it's wise. Would any of the professors (two links, one word, oh yeah!) out there in the Blogosphere appreciate it if they suddenly got an email that was also sent to all of the majors and minors in their department asking them to join in a class walkout to oppose the war against Iraq? Now I have to ask myself what I will do. My seminar tomorrow only has 12 other people in it. All of the ones that I actually know are against the war. The professor is also against the war. What happens when they all get up to walk out? Will I cave to peer pressure or stay in class? Should I get up and instead head to the computer lab in the building to check my email and blog? Should I use it as an excuse to go back to bed and sleep? (Ohhh...that option is sounding pretty good...) Should I be forced to justify my views on the approaching war in a class that has nothing to do with public policy, foriegn or domestic? I don't doubt that I will be targeted in class with such questions once the other students and the professor come back.

Also, will they come back? :) Just take a look at the fabulous offerings at tomorrow's protest!
When: Wednesday, November 20; 2:15 pm- 2:35 pm
Where: *edited* A central campus location *end edit*
Why: To protest the US war on Iraq
What: Walk out of class, followed by a rally on *edit* A central campus location *end edit* with Music, posters, armbands, a student Speaker-- to show SOLIDARITY against the war with Iraq
Please come, be heard, and sign a National Referendum for No War with Iraq.
Do you see that? Armbands! Music! A student Speaker! And it's all in the name of SOLIDARITY! How can anyone turn down the opportunity to walk out of class for this?

Would it be mean to name my possibly future kid Solidarity? He would always feel so special in college.

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:: Bitter 10:33 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Looks Like... we're going to war.

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:: Preppy 9:36 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Randomness... that is about all I am capable of right now... I think I am getting sick, but I can't really tell because I have thought that a couple of other times and I haven't gotten sick yet which is very good because once I get sick for the winter I stay sick until it warms ip, which here is not until, oh, about May...

So, I am totally living off of this "That is a beautiful woman" comment I got this weekend. Ahhhh.... *dreamy sigh* Yeah, I was talking to a male friend about when we first met and he said he thought to himself "That is a beautiful woman" *another dreamy sigh* but, alas, due to various circumstances, we are only friends... but he is just great and I am not so sure that I would really want it any other way. But I have to say that the "beautiful woman" comment is far superior to the "wicked hot" comment and here's why: "wicked hot" says to me something along the lines of "I want to jump you right now" whereas "beautiful woman" entails more of the whole person. Plus he isn't the sort of guy who is ALL about physicality (no, he is not gay)...

Hmm... I took another divaquiz and I am a "romantic kisser"

First is giving me crap about the T-word... but really, I am just using exchange as a test drive...

Okay, so I have 115 pages left to read in White Noise for class tomorrow, so...

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:: Baby 12:32 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Monday, November 11, 2002 ::
High Heels and Hillary My neighbor that I don't like (in other words, not Spooky) is yelling on the phone about the evils of Barbie always wearing high heels. Maybe I should send her all the links to Bondage Barbie stories. (Again, archives are being obnoxious so there will be no linkage.)

There will be linkage to this though. My worst nightmare. At least the fear will keep me from sleeping tonight when I finally start studying for my exam in the morning.

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:: Bitter 10:46 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Bitter said I should post this:

cancer

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Yeah......

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:: Baby 10:32 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Resolving "Issues" Well I'm glad there's one more asshole off the streets.

I don't know if I really want to open this can of worms, but I have to say that while I'm glad this guy has been caught, I wouldn't have shed a tear had a legally armed citizen caught him. I also wouldn't have been upset had they stopped him with a bullet. I know that sounds like I'm a fan of taking the law into your own hands, but I doubt many people would disagree with me here. Maybe I'm wrong about that. Maybe I sound like a trigger happy feminazi. It's incredibly frustrating to try and put this into words. I attempted to do it once, but it didn't work well, and I doubt it will here. (I would link it, but I am frustrated with the archives right now.) I referenced the book Gun Women before, but didn't actually include the passage. Tonight, in an attempt to put off studying for an exam in the morning, I actually climbed up to the top bookshelf to get it down.
"What sociologists Margaret Gordon and Stephanie Riger have called "the female fear" - women's pervasive and ever-present awarness of the potential of sexual assualt and the negative social and economic consequences of this awareness - certainly helps to explain why women might opt for firearms ownership."
Later on, Stange and Oyster pose this question:
"What are women to do, who are sick and tired of being typecast as hapless, childlike victims? Women, that is, who no longer want to live with 'the female fear.'"
I talked to one of the women that I recently introduced to shooting about this fear, and this question. We both talked about how one doesn't want to seem paranoid to other women, muchless men. It's also hard to convey that if one of us was armed, we wouldn't just shoot anyone walking behind us on a dark street. That delicate balance is actually easy to maintain, but when I read stories like the one above, I have a part of me that secretly wishes these people weren't walking the earth anymore. Would I actually act on that? Only if I was actually being attacked, or came upon an attack.

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:: Bitter 10:27 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Everyone else is doing it.
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:: Bitter 9:10 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Yippie!!!! click here and share the excitement

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:: First Bitch 7:57 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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More About the Storms So I was checking out headlines and I saw a more full report on the storms that tore through six states yesterday. Apparently there were a total of five people killed in Ohio, sixteen in Tennessee, twelve in Alabama, and one in both Mississippi and Pennsylvania. Considering I have family in the first three of these states, I'm just a little shaken, especially when some of the worst damage in Tennessee was near Knoxville, where one of my great-aunts lives. Weather is a scary thing sometimes.

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:: Preppy 7:20 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Oh, btw, Happy 11/11 everyone! Make a wish!

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:: Spooky 4:36 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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So, I’m sitting in my dorm room with my cat, my Bassett hound, Metallica and microwave popcorn thinking about the class I just got out of. We were discussing and debating globalization (again), when suddenly it hit me. WE’RE WASTING OUR TIME!!! I’m feeling now like I just got out of a philosophy class, and anyone who knows me knows that I can’t stand classic philosophy. So a guy wrote a book a couple inches think that basically says he can prove that I exist. Thanks for that buddy, yeah, thanks for wasting my time!!! There’s a whole lot of things I could’ve been doing in the time it took me to read your bs, but anyway... I’m not going to get into my feelings on philosophy, I could write a whole useless book on the topic. So back to debating globalization. I agree that there are issues that can be debated, argued, and even prevented, but as to preventing globalization- economic, social, informational, etc. -it’s not an option! Don’t argue that we should keep “globalization” from happening, we can’t stop it. You’re wasting your time!

Aaaaaaah, Through the Never...

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:: Spooky 4:36 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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And that goes for these people too... Read below, the archives aren't working.

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:: Bitter 3:56 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength Sound familiar? Well I don't know how these people don't see it in their own damn actions.

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:: Bitter 3:51 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Speaking of The Onion So I saw this article. Amusing, but not laugh out loud funny. What is laugh out loud funny is the fact that last night I actually heard some of my classmates talking about one of these guys. The effects of single sex education really shine.

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:: Bitter 3:43 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Veterans' Day There have been quite a few excellent posts regarding today. But I would like to suggest reading this account over at Sgt. Stryker's blog.

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:: Bitter 3:23 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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TO: Baby Bitch and Anyone Else That Makes Fun of Canada You will find this amusing. I promise it's real life, not The Onion.

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:: Sunday, November 10, 2002 ::
Given this, we had better get rid of these al-Qaida bastards, pronto! No body jacks with my man John Paul.

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:: First Bitch 11:29 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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First Bitch's Weekend Ah… another fabulous weekend comes to an end. Somehow I managed to enjoy a hardy helping of activism and a few doses of education; all while spending time with my sweetheart. Life can't possibly get better than that. My one qualm with the weekend was that the bronchitis monsters (evil germs) forced me to cough constantly and ache almost the entire time. Fortunately, the great Lord provided me with alcohol, Nyquil, soup, and a boyfriend who took care of my every need, which included hours of snuggling :) . Anyway, I'm sure I've pissed off enough of my Bitches with this post already, so I'll end it here. Take peak at this to see what I was up to all weekend at the Sierra Student Coalition's Free Trade Activist Training.

PS. If you are interested in viewing an excellent documentary, go see “Bowling for Columbine” by Michael Moore.

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:: First Bitch 11:09 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Bad Weather at Home So I was just talking to my cousin back at home in Ohio, and she told me that there were several tornadoes reported. Apparently at least one person was killed in one of the storms about two hours South of Toledo. That's sort of scary, because my sister-in-law's family lives near the Ohio-Indiana border about an hour and a half South of Toledo.

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:: Preppy 10:49 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Decisions, Decisions Well I've made up my mind as to what to say about last night. One bottle of wine and close to half a bottle of Bacardi can do quite the number on you. You can end up talking to random people and sending out emails at all hours of the night. I really need to remember the computers and alcohol were probably not meant to be combined. I need a warning label or something. Government come save me from myself! Oh wait, I'm not one my classmates.

Anyway, so I read this piece last night and wanted to blog about it. Someone convinced me not to post while as intoxicated as I was. I mean I've done mildly drunken posts, but last night was...well...let's just leave it there. Anyway, I just had one simple thought about the post. Thank goodness I was a product of a public school so shitty that they didn't even think about the possibility to indoctrinate their poor little helpless students. Well, now that I think about it, most of the teachers are conservative anyway. Maybe that wouldn't be so bad... (Sorry First Bitch, you know I was thinking it!)

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:: Bitter 10:33 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Procrastination is Wonderful I'm taking a break from my reading. Only 150 pages to go so I can take the mid-term tomorrow afternoon. So as I was sitting here reading about the 6 days war, I had my stereo on (although it would be unusual for me to be in my room without it on). I've been listening to some of my favorite songs and I thought to myself, "If there was a list for the sexiest songs, which ones would be on that list?" So I decided I'd make a short list of the what I consider to be the top 20 sexiest songs.

Top 20 Sexiest Songs
(In no particular order)

1. Closer – Nine Inch Nails
2. When You Really Love a Woman – Bryan Adams
3. Love Is – Stevie Nicks
4. Your Body Is a Wonderland – John Mayer
5. Strong Enough – Sheryl Crow
6. We Do What We Can – Sheryl Crow
7. Underneath Your Clothes – Shakira
8. Crash Into Me – Dave Matthews Band
9. Like a Prayer – Madonna
10. With or Without You – U2
11. The Joker – The Steve Miller Band
12. Sugar – Tonic
13. Deep Enough – Live
14. Dolphin’s Cry – Live
15. Dance With You – Live
16. Overcome – Live
17. Sexual Healing – Ben Harper
18. Forever – Ben Harper
19. Turn My Head – Live
20. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Some are romantic in the lyrics, or there is a certain quality to the voice and style that gives it a sexy feel. Others are quite sexual in the lyrics. I would have to say my very favorite song at the moment that is on the list is Deep Enough by Live. There's a part of it that gets me every time: Your skirt began to rise, And so did I. If anyone has any suggestions as to other songs that they feel should be on the list or any that shouldn't e-mail me.

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:: Preppy 10:25 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Vices Well as I decide whether to blog about my adventures last night after I cracked open the liquor, I just want to remind everyone that the season premiere of The Simpsons is tonight. Everyone watch.

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:: Bitter 4:15 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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My Weekend So I feel like I really haven't done too much with my weekend. Friday after my lab, I went to the gym and then I cleaned my room and all that fun stuff, and then proceeded to attempt to get drunk (didn't work.... I can only stomach so much 151 at once). Then yesterday I had to work most of the day, the upside is I did get some reading done for class during my lunch break. I also remembered why I love working for Victoria's Secret, free bras. That's right in addition to the wonderful discount I get, I also get a free bra or panty or something of the sort whenever we have a new launch. It's fabulous. This time I got one of the new Very Sexy bras that are out tomorrow. I have to say it is a very comfortable bra, and it's pretty damn sexy too. And the fact that I get a $36 bra for nothing is pretty damn cool. But now I need to finish a book I need to have read so I can take a mid-term and type up my final paper topic for another class and all that fun stuff.... although I really don't need to worry about any of it until Tuesday. I think I may go read some more of Eugene Onegin, there's just something about Russian lit.

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:: Preppy 1:10 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Amazing weekend and Serious Embarrassment Okay, so my weekend turned completely around since I wrote last night. All in one day. Pretty amazing. Let me just first say mad shouts to God! He is so incredible! Okay, so 'Jim' (maybe this is a bad code name because there is actually a guy there that is named Jim for real... but, you know what, whatev.) and I are friends and the door is closed but I think it may be one of those closed but we both know there is a key somewhere, we just have to make a concious decision to look for it should we want to... but honestly, I don't know that I would want to. Definitely not right now and he only has two years left and in the long run that is not a long time. Besides, "elitist college in the middle of freakin nowhere New England" is quite a drive from "elitist college in rural New England." Lemme just tell ya. Here's what we passed on the way: once off of the interstate and on the Route X which took us to the school, we passed signs such as " *picture of bear* XING" " *picture of cow* " (just one.. apparently there is only one cow who crosses the road at that particular junction) " *picture of snowmobile* next 3 miles" "thickly settled" and my personal favorite when you are driving a 12 passenger van that you have never driven before around 'hairpin turns' through the mountain pass and over the range, "Danger: steep grades, sharp curves, falling rocks next 3 miles". Thats it. But anyway, so back to everyone else. Yeah, so AWOL 'Andy' finally showed up. And he is dating someone. But that's okay. Hottie but not seemin' my type. Met some new folks that I hadn't met before! Very excited to meet them! All the people I am meeting there are AMAZING! The dirty T-word keeps slipping into my vocabulary. OH! The serious emabrrassment. So, my friend and I were up having girl talk on Friday night and I decided to show her the blog, and of course in doing so, outed myself. All was well until I remembered my blog from a few weeks ago which I am too lazy to link, that talked about the little "homework" I did on Fred. Yeah. So... that was a little weird. But whatever. If that post is gone soon, the reason is that I am a little too concerned that someone in Fred's closer circle knows about it and can trace it back to me. I totally trust Christine, but if she told someone and they told someone and so on... you see where this is going. Anyway. So all in all, my weekend was not a complete loss by any means, I am very excited to go back (in four weeks! which happens to be the weekend that Spooky and Bitter were going activate the scheme, but since that happens to coincide with "elitist college in the middle of freakin nowhere New England's" reading and exam period and since I will be there that weekend, they are going to try to push it back to very beginning of spring semester), and I love everyone that I met. So, Christine, if you are reading this, I love ya babe and I can't wait to see ya soon!!!! :)

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:: Baby 1:51 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Saturday, November 09, 2002 ::
Forgive the typos. I just put away the first bottle of the evening.

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:: Bitter 10:11 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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New Dem House Leader Nomination Announced Well I think he should be the leader. We'd have more fun with him in charge.

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:: Bitter 10:08 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Anger Management Between having a party cancelled tonight due to stupid jerks, being very hungry while waiting on the delivery guy and this, I feel like I need to release some anger.

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:: Bitter 7:27 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Speaking of Guns Another reason for women to carry.

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:: Bitter 7:22 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Estrogen and Guns So today I went shooting with guys. There was just so much childish "I can shoot it faster than you." Yeah, well if you aren't even hitting the paper, muchless in the target, it's not much use assholes. Sorry, had to vent about that. I love guns, but I honestly don't like going shooting with guys my age. I mean there is room to have a little bit of fun and not be too uptight, but sometimes I really just don't get it.

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:: Bitter 7:20 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Any New England Readers? I want to go out and get a drink right now, but Spooky is working, Preppy is working and I don't even care to look up anyone else because I just don't feel like it.

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:: Bitter 6:41 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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So Fred is dating someone. Apparently they just made it "official" a week or so ago... but apparently it was also in the works for some time... So much for that one. I knew it anyway. I guess Bitter may be giving me a little more than a "sampling" when I come home tomorrow. I actually am writing right now from "elitist college in middle of freakin nowhere New England." OH! And just when you think, "oh, Baby, don't worry... you did say that you had 'Jim' and 'Andy' too".... no, no... let's discuss: Jim is interrested in the girl I am staying with... and she is too... and they are both so great so I get to assume the position (ha! assume the position!) of "gal-pal" which has its virtues, but also closes some doors in some serious ways that I am just not really wanting to close with Jim right now. As for Andy, he has gone AWOL. No one seems to know where he is... oh, well... with my luck he is probably dating someone too. Story of my life... *deep sigh* But you know what, the weekend will not be a total loss because I have, after all, re-entered the co-ed world and therefore there are men all around me. Too bad "elitist college in the middle of freakin nowhere New England" isn't any closer to my "elitist college in rural New England." On the up side: have made some amazing friends here and (dare I say the yucky - or not so yucky - T word? transfer... shhhh don't say it too loud) and have strengthened some already existing friendships. In response to Preppy's post, I would have to say that I am right there with ya thinkin that it must be me. After nearly 19 years (I am about to get personal here people) of never having been on a date, never having a boyfriend or caller, and (here's the REAL kicker) never having been kissed, you do start to wonder. My friend (who is for sure - ie. he told me - interrested) Nick told me that I am "wicked hot" so I guess I am not ugly, but still... what is the deal here? I don't get it! So... in conclusion: GRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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:: Baby 2:41 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Where Do I Sign Up? I can't wait for the fun to begin! It's too bad that First is off with her new boyfriend (yay for her!) and at leadership or protest or something or another training. She'd love to read the plan for fun.

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:: Bitter 12:10 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Friday, November 08, 2002 ::
Self-reflection It's before 9:00 PM and I've already been drinking... does that say something? That doesn't even consider the fact that I'm drinking alone. I've been thinking here lately about myself and boys and all that stuff. The fact that I can never get the ones I really want anymore and the ones that I don't want are in abundance has made me start thinking that there's something wrong with me. Honestly, the fact that I am a very independent person has really made me think some men may be turned off by that. I mean come on, I know how to do more things to take care of myself than any woman I know. Most of it has been learned out of necessity, not want, but all the same, I know if I have a problem then I can most likely fix it or know where to go to get it fixed. I don't need to depend on anyone else, and maybe that's because I never really had a stable male influence that I could rely on in my childhood. I learned early on not to trust a man to do what he said pretty early on. A father's broken promises have far reaching consequences. Maybe I just need to go on in life alone for awhile. Not what I really want to do, but maybe it will be best for me. I'm still trying to decide if changing my name is the best thing for me to do or not as well. I wish I had Classy to talk to right now.

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:: Preppy 9:00 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Stupid People Punished It's what I would like to see happen, and according to this article we protect far too many of them.

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:: Bitter 3:19 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Bondage Barbie? Well I had already heard about the ruling here, but CNN's headline, especially because it was on the front page, caught me offguard.

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:: Bitter 3:10 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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The only reason for me to care about who will lead the Dems in the House. I'd rather look at this face on the news more than this one.

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:: Bitter 3:05 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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A Revelation! MSN discovers that college students drink on holidays, at parties and at sporting events. Damnit, what about Thursdays?!? I ran out of Coke, so it's just the rum now.

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:: Bitter 2:35 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Here's Your Answers! Get Your Answers! Only Two Cents! So one headline that's not actually on the story is "Dems Seek Answers for Election Night Losses." Here are your answers right here.

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:: Bitter 2:16 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Winner Declared Here's the battle for the soul of the Dems. Winner: Satan.

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:: Bitter 2:09 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Everybody at once now...Awwww Yeah, or something like that. So the FTC decided to make Dewie the Turtle to save the internet.

He's got big feet. You know what they say about men with big feet. They wear big shoes...

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:: Bitter 2:07 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Can't Be Good I'm drinking alone tonight, and I'm here at the computer playing with mardi gras beads. This can't possibly lead to good things.

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:: Thursday, November 07, 2002 ::
Check it out. It's the weekly gun coverage watch.

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:: Bitter 8:57 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Common Sense It's something I don't see often on a college campus. Finally, someone who will talk about the realities of abortion rights in the Supreme Court. For the record, I agree with him. I don't think it will be overturned. It's been protected for so long. It has been my entire life plus several years.

But now I'm going to do something that may be a little crazy. I'm going to share my thoughts on abortions. I don't want the court to overturn Roe, but I'm not a fan of abortion either. I consider myself to be pro-life, yet I wouldn't ever want abortion banned. I don't like when government bans things for the most part. I also have a serious problem with a child being denied it's right to life. My solution: Solve the root of the problem. Let's reduce, with a goal to eliminate, unwanted pregnancies. I know that it's not possible to completely rid the world of unwanted pregnancies, but let's make it a goal. I don't like handing out condoms to 6 year olds, but a serious discussion of safe sexual conduct that includes abstinence with older students is important. I knew to have safe sex before I even know what sex was because my mother worked with AIDS groups when I was young. I know that birth control doesn't help for STDs, but I still promote it as a requirement to my friends that are sexually active. (Some of my Bitches need to listen up!) Guys can get STDs that can kill them. Girls can too. But guys don't have to live with a pregnancy or the decision to abort. A real man will live with those consequences, but obviously some men don't. Don't let yourself come to the point where you will have to make that decision. The only definite way is through abstinence, but at least take ALL the precautions you can. Those are my thoughts. Now I'm prepared to get the hate mail.

Oh wait! Before I end this post, I have to tell you a funny story about this issue. In 2000, I went to UMass Boston to rally outside the presidential debate. I stopped to ask some of the pro-lifers that I don't particularly agree with (the ones with the gruesome signs) for directions. As I did, a girl painted in green (sorry First Bitch, no offense to you meant in any way) rode up beside me on her bike. She had been doing circles around them chanting something about their laws and her body. I didn't pay attention to the green monster. Anyway, she came up to me and started yelling at me, asking how a woman my age could possibly stand with them against abortion. I was so pissed off at the sexual harassment I had just dealt with in a big crowd of guys, that I just lost it. (Quick note to guys: Just because a young redhead is out rallying in an area near you does not give you the right to surround her and grab anywhere you see fit. Next time it's the keychain to the crotch boys. I have so much more confidence about every level of self defense since I started shooting.) I screamed a few choice profanities and basically told her that if she really wanted her right to privacy that she could kiss my ass. If she truly believed whatever the hell she was chanting then it's none her of damn business what I think. She stopped and just looked stunned, then confused. Then she rode away. Stupid EYP.

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:: Bitter 8:55 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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The Plague and Boys (not related.... well, at least not in this post...) Wow! So those two people in NYC with the Bubonic Plague, how crazy is that?! Apparently (reported the fake blonde CNN "doctor") there are around 20 cases of the Bubonic Plague every year in the US. Craziness! I totally thought that thing only exisited in the CDC (yay for Atlanta!). Also, there was an outbreak in 1925 of the Plague in LA. Crazy crazy crazy. So about 24 hours from RIGHT NOW I will see Fred! Everyone wish me luck!!! :)

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:: Baby 6:54 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Diversions So instead of catching up on reading for my classes in my major, I've been reading the Human Rights Watch's report on the Palestinian suicide bombers. It's been interesting reading so far, I'm far from finished but I will periodically post about it and give my full opinion. Reading through the segment about victims, I was struck and sickened by the accounts of the gore of the aftermath of suicide bombings. Well, I need to run, so I will write more later.

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:: Preppy 5:13 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Men are stupid I think men are really stupid. It pains me to say but I may be seeking female companioniship for the remainder of my time here at school. Why is it when a woman shows interest in a man then he backs off dramatically. Oh well, maybe things will change soon, I'm just very frustrated right now.

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:: Preppy 4:15 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Can't Wait! I can't wait to read the follow up to this post at Armed Liberal.

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:: Bitter 1:23 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Geography, Babies and the EU Those were topics covered in my class this morning. Oh just wait until I give you my take on what was said. Geography was boring, something about climates and mountains. Then his little red dot laser broke and we all had to wait for him to fix it. Dark room + 8:30 in the morning = Don't make us wait...sleep is calling. Anyway, on to the more interesting topics.

Babies The population problems of Europe aren't the most exciting thing to take about, but then he mentioned Sweden. He spoke of cash payments, tax incentives and the other generous rewards the government gives you to have a child there. Did he mention the "national nookie shortage" battle tactics? No, would have made the class too interesting.

Where is NOW? So in the discussion of the low birthrates of European nations, the professor found it interesting that in an 8 page summary of a study done about the problem, there were no interviews with men mentioned. He made the comment that it takes two to make a baby, so wouldn't it be interesting to get the male perspective. Not even a second passed before we got the men oppressing women speech from a student. And I quote, "Women are always covered negatively, but men are always portrayed positively. We don't need their input." What the f*ck was that about? I think she meant the media representation of genders, but what the American media has to do with a summary of a study on European birthrates published by the group that did the damn survey, I will never know. The Angry Clam and I were talking last night, and he told me that based on his experience at Berkeley, Thursdays are good days to have a protest. Maybe on my way to my next class I'll see her leading a rally or something.

Penis envy at the EU? Maybe my poor little mind is in the gutter, but what do you think of when you hear this statement regarding the creation of the EU? "The rise of Russia, the rise of the United States. Suddenly, they felt insignificant as the smallest partner."

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:: Bitter 12:50 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Dear Boss, Don't ask me to do things not in my job description. Making invitations look pretty was not in the job description. Don't then leave to go to a meeting, miss a few phone calls that I had to take and then come back only to yell at me for not having any invitations looking pretty. Oh yeah, and especially don't do that when I've already done 1/4 of them! Yelling before looking 2 feet in front of you is not something employees like to experience. Don't then constantly comment on how my stickers aren't staying when you can't get the stickers to stay either. Don't get mad when I want to leave when my shift is over, especially when I've been working every second since I came in, and I even got there 10 minutes early. I will admit that sometimes I'm a couple of minutes late, but that's what you get for assigning me to work immediately after a class that is not in your building. Signed, Bitter

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:: Bitter 12:34 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Too Funny I love it!

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:: Bitter 1:00 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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To Ian Sweetie, I thought this headline might entertain you. I keep warning you that LA will just fall off someday. Maybe your Christmas present will be a lifejacket.

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:: Bitter 12:52 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Reason #2003 to say no to blondes: Here. Bitches, don't let me date any more of them!

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:: Bitter 12:45 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Wednesday, November 06, 2002 ::
I thought I was sometimes mean. But the headline for this picture is more than I have the nerve to say.

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:: Bitter 1:23 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Stupid Blondes I don't hate all blondes. I'm really one. Spooky is one. But the blonde witch (she doesn't deserve the coveted Bitch status) that's on CNN this morning deserves the title of this post. "We're going to have to do a little reporting today."

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:: Bitter 11:53 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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"We are proud to have spent more money than every before. They had tons of money on their side. They won by tactics, not by ideology. They had the home field advantage. They want to kill everyone except white men. Blah, blah." My interpretation of Terry McAuliffe's speech that CNN just cut off.

All I have to say is a) hypocrite, b) gee it's not possible that people could agree with them, c) Massachusetts asshole, and d) wait, I see your belt bursting, are you Michael Moore underneath that suit?

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:: Bitter 11:51 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Fun For ALL! Since I just got an email to update the list, here are several of the stories that I discovered yesterday while surfing. Read them.

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:: Bitter 11:23 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Not that kind of girl I'm not the kind of "bitter" girl that Rosie appears to be. We won't even go into all the differences. I would be mean, and there are just too many.

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:: Bitter 11:08 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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I'm not alone in finding the headline to this CNN story odd.

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:: Bitter 10:33 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Disturbing Voting Trends I'm not shocked, but I still don't like to read about the kinds of things that Joanne Jacobs posts here. Actually, maybe it's a good thing considering the people the post mentions...

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:: Bitter 10:29 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Oklahoma v. New England, kind of NBC just reported that 100% of the vote is counted and it's a dead heat with the governor's race. I have a Largent sign on my dorm door right now. Oh how I wish I could have voted there instead of Virginia. I still won't say that the third party candidates took votes away from a main party candidate though. After being up here in New England and seeing the crap they produce, I honestly believe that people who vote third party would rather have that person than either of the other two. Grassroots work up here is amazing, that's the one thing I will give it credit for.

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:: Bitter 1:24 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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New England Rundown Without all those other states to get in the way, here's what's going on up here according to FoxNews. These are only races that have been called.

Maine - Gov. John E. Baldacci (D), Senate Susan M. Collins (R)
New Hampshire - Gov. Craig Benson (R), Senate John E. Sununu (R), House Jeb Bradley (R)
Vermont - Nothing called
Massachusetts - Gov. Mitt Romney (R), Senate John F. Kerry (D)
Rhode Island - Gov. Donald L. Carcieri (R), Senate John F. Reed (D)
Connecticut - Gov. John G. Rowland (R), House Nancy Johnson (R)

Nothing terribly interesting. New England Republicans are rarely much better than Democrats. (No offense to some of the other bitches, but in terms of gun laws and small government, you know I'm right.) Now I think I might go to bed.

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:: Bitter 1:13 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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