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:: Saturday, March 08, 2003 ::
Post In The Works I have a post in the works, but I have to put it off until I get all of this work that I am behind on finished. I am now recovered from my illness, well almost I can't sing yet so I'll give it another week. But right now I have to head back to the coffee shop to do more homework with Classy and First.
News Like This Makes My Day I love some people. I really do.
Worship Me It's what you should be doing today. There's 3 hours hours left, 6 if you are on the West Coast. Worship me now.
Money & Happiness So I was having a discussion with a friend last night about the importance of having money for one to be happy. I could go into a long description of everything we said, but I'll sum it up instead of wasting too much of your time. Basically, for him, money is the most important thing, and he feels like money can buy happiness in life. I disagreed, arguing that while money can certainly make life less stressful, it won't bring happiness. He continued to disagree and then wrote me off as being too young and idealistic. I kept on saying that I will acknowledge that money is something that is important in life, but it is far from the most important thing and can't actually make a person happy. He stopped listening to me after I disagreed with him and then suddenly changed the topic after several seconds of dead silence. Seeing as he's very engaging when he's listening most of the time, I'm lead to believe that he actually started ignoring me and only started talking when he heard silence that obviously wasn't a break in sentences. This was frustrating to me because I don't think I have these feelings because I'm young and idealistic. I've had access to quite a bit of money before, but that didn't make me happy. It made life a little easier in some regards, but it didn't make me happy to be alive because it was in my bank account. He made a point that today money can buy anything. If it ends a relationship, it's fine because you don't need it. Money can buy sex, it can buy companionship.
Mixed Feelings I just don't know how to put them into words. Go check it out.
Sort Of A Personal Blogiversary It was one year ago today that I discovered blogs. The very first one I ever read was VodkaPundit. After I read some stuff on his page, I started clicking on the links and the rest is history.
I Don't Think It's Too Much To Ask I think the college mentioned in this post yesterday should take Glenn's advice.
Well... Christine was here last night (actually she is still here taking her EMT exam...) and the issue of the boy came up. I got some answers, sort of. I think I can take this as a no, though:
Why I'm Preppy I realized why I'm called "Preppy" tonight. I was sitting at my laptop, drinking evian, eating some strawberries, wearing nothing but silk and listening to Chopin while chatting with readers. What a way to spend a Friday night at this school.:: Friday, March 07, 2003 ::
More News That Gets My Blood Boiling I need to stop reading the news and blogs tonight. I just have no words for this. While I was at a public university, I had a class where a professor forced us to write letters on a particular issue. I did not feel I was informed enough to make a decision on the issue, so I declined. She screamed at me something along the lines of me not needing to know any more than what she was telling me because any cuts to education are bad. (It was in regards to education funding.) Anyway, I said that I would compose a letter, and even bring it to her if need be, but that I wanted to do more research for myself and write from my own perspective. Thank goodness they weren't graded because she hated me after that.
More Air Force Rape Stories I've said before that I don't think women should go unpunished for their actions when they were also breaking the rules when the rape occurred. Neither one of these stories appears to be one of those cases. One girl was offered a ride and a guy raped her. Then he showed up to her dorm room a few weeks later. The other girl doesn't give the circumstances of her rape, but I would doubt that there were any questionable actions if they ended up kicking her out for mental health issues, all of which developed after she was raped. I'm sorry, I would like to believe that these are some terrible mistakes. I think what bothers me most is this statement:"During sexual assault awareness week, people told us that if you make it through all four years without being sexually assaulted, you're lucky," Fullilove said. "They also say if you want to have an Air Force career you should not report it."
And the number one bad pick up line is... Not a line at all. There are no words. Poor, pathetic schmuck. But hey, whatever works I guess. Bet he's gettin more than I am (::grumbles under breath about "stupid elitist woman's college in rural New England..."::)
Darn! Does this mean we can't call our stupid ex boyfriends and anyone else who can't seem to dress themselves, can't show manners, and have the right parts and continually scratch said parts Neanderthals?
Oh No, She Did Not Just Say That
Covering Her Tracks I know you all heard about the Ohio representative that compared terrorist activity by religious fundamentalists to the American Revolution. If you didn't, you can read about it here in the article where she tries to cover her ass by accusing Republicans of twisting her words.:: Thursday, March 06, 2003 ::"If you think back to our founding as a country, we are a country of revolution," Kaptur told the Toledo Blade. "One could say that Osama bin Laden and these non-nation-state fighters with religious purpose are very similar to those kind of atypical revolutionaries that helped to cast off the British crown."Now maybe I don't get something, but she's either saying that the revolutions are being felt by the repressive regimes or that the repressive regimes are committing the "revolutions." If she's saying that the revolutions are against the repressive regimes then why the hell are they trying to kill us and other nations that allow basic freedoms? Her argument doesn't stand because we didn't go and attack France because the Brits were oppressing us. If she is saying that the "rising revolution being feft across repressive regimes" is about the governments going against us (we're nasty imperialists, remember?) then how the hell can a fight for freedom of the people by the people be compared to the fight for the freedom to oppress by a murderous dictator? I'm so confused. Maybe the fall yesterday hurt my head in ways I haven't figured out yet.
Guns I have something to say about this article.More than half of the guns used in the rash of school shootings during the 1990s came from home or from friends or relatives, the government reported Thursday.Now, the CDC claims that only 5.5% of the guns were stolen. Unless the more than 61% that came from friends or family members were borrowed with their consent to use in a school shooting, they were stolen. Stupid political agendas. You know, I also want to add that no where in this article does it mention how ILLEGAL it was for these kids to a) shoot people and b) commit all sorts of other crimes in the process, including obtaining the guns.
Air Force Rape Updates It looks like there were problems in the system.Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., said he believes the situation at the academy is worse than the 1991 Tailhook Scandal -- when dozens of women complained they were groped or assaulted by drunken pilots at a Navy booster group's convention -- because the system has failed the cadets in this case.That's harsh, but it seems like it might be true.
Why is crap like this out there? What would posses anyone to do this? And then put it on the web? I don't understand. But, in the words of Pete, "This is the funniest thing I have ever seen... watch the whole thing." Pete, you have got to stop hangin out with your friends, dude. I think you're getting dumber by the minute.
Yeah, Peace & Stuff I would actually like to find a reasonable and rational anti-war student to speak with. Unfortunately, I find that they probably don't exist.
I didn't want anyone to miss this observation about the comments in the snow post: "also, have you noticed that the frowny face isnt frowny? he's mad. or maybe he's the devil. or has high colesterol and blood pressure and it makes his face all red. or maybe he's constipated?" :(
Quit Your Bitchin' That's all I have to say to any Kennedy, but especially this one.Michael Skakel, serving 20 years to life for the 1975 murder of his teen-age neighbor, has complained in letters to a cousin that he is receiving harsher treatment in prison than other inmates.Well if you wouldn't go around killing teenage girls, then maybe you wouldn't have to worry about this. I know, I have such wild ideas sometimes!
Yeah, what he said.
Snow = Bad The problem with rapidly falling and accumulating snow and having to walk down hills is that it is easy to fall. I've taken two hard spills today because one of my jobs has steps that aren't level and my dorm entrance is down hill from my car. I don't think I'll be going in to work this afternoon. It will probably be dangerous to my health, plus I will have at least a couple of bad bruises to take care of and a pounding headache from when I hit my head. Make the f*cking snow stop.
Question For Protestors They keep saying that the time isn't right in Iraq and we need to give the people more time to stand up for themselves when we would just be helping them. Given that argument, they would support an invasion of Iran, right? (Pejman always has great coverage of the situation over there.) Of course, given this story they'd obviously support getting rid of the Saudi government as well.
ARGH! I dont get it. I really dont. Why are guys so fascinated by this whole "innocent" thing? I have talked about this before and it is starting to drive me a little nuts. I dont want to be "innocent." I mean, I DO, but I dont want to be known as it. And the same goes for "cute." Can people please stop telling me how "cute" I am like twenty times a day? One guy told me I was "wicked hot" which was new for me because usually I am "cute" like he's not embarrassed to be out with me, but he doesn't exactly brag about how dead sexy I am to people either. Don't get me wrong, I'll take cute over nothing any day. But every once in a while, I like to know that some guy just wants to jump me too... so long as he doesn't actually act on it... Okay, I can see how the accent works for me up here and guys are always like "its soo hot" or whatever, but please stop telling me how "cute" I am and how its so "cute" that I'm so "innocent." Not that I don't EVER want to hear it, and I do like having my ego boosted as much as the next guy because this is all very new (as in it never happened before college) but try to find some other ways to let me know that I am attractive or something. Okay, that is my rant. I appologize for the waste of your time it has been to read this. :-\
Guns! One of my favorite products of the blogosphere, Jeff's coverage of Yahoo's Gun Control Coverage, is up.:: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 ::
My First Thought when I saw this story this morning was this site. Sometimes guns and computers really do mix well.
Mindless Fun Thanks to Radley, I find all sorts of ways to waste my time. Today I found an anagram site. So what phrases does my full name spell? Here are a few:
MUST Read Check this out over at Instapundit.
Protest Fun So today was "Books not Bombs day". I didn't make it to the protest to see what was going on because I actually had some work to get done on my mid week break from classes (that's right I do not have classes on Wednesday). So as I was running from place to place after lunch getting some things done that are necessary to my survival here at school, when I heard this girl shout out to a friend down the hallway "Hell no, we won't go. We won't fight for Texaco." It appears that the "cowboy" (as Pres. Bush has been called on campus in a chat thread) is only in this thing for oil still. Apparently no one really cares that there is a madman loose in the Middle East who has been amassing weapons of mass destruction, and has proven capable of invading two of his neighbors thus far (who has the imperialistic ambitions?). I just don't get how people can be so opposed to this war. I always hear from people "Yes, Saddam/Iraq is a problem, but it should be solved without going to war." What will work? Weapons inspections obviously haven't helped any. Two weeks ago in one of my classes the topic came up, and some one suggested the UN place sanctions against Iraq. I had to point out that there already are sanctions in place against Iraq and that obviously hasn't helped anything so what good would more sanctions be. I mean how dense can these women be that I go to school with. I really wonder sometimes. And then I started thinking about the slogan that girl shouted to her friend. What does she think this is the Vietnam era? Is she at risk of being arbitrarly selected to serve? No. There are so many differences between the two situations that these women either don't know about or fail to aknowledge. I'm sorry, I'm just sort of spouting off my thoughts in a disorganized ramble.
You MUST Read This Post Just don't drink anything while reading it.
Yay for another opportunity to stand in the cold! This caught my eye at CNN just now. Look at the picture. Crunchy crunchy crunchy. But it IS New Hampshire... whaddya expect other than crunchy granola?:: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 ::
Birth Control So MarkJ's comment made me wonder whether or not birth control has made men or women more promiscuious. I mean, yeah, women definitely are getting around more now, but have they surpassed men in promiscuity? I don't know. I think that birth control has made it easier for men to sleep around more as well as women since the number of guys that wait or keep their sexual activity in check on account of worrying about getting some girl knocked up has probably gone down, although I have no hard and fast stats to prove that (um, pun not intended). So yeah. Anyway, thats just another random thought for the day...
Laissez les bons temps roulez!! Seeing as no one else has said anything today, I just wanted to wish everyone a happy Mardi Gras. Hopefully you filled your day with indulgence of all of your bad habits.
More On Naked Protestors I'm just gonna make a link, no more commentary.
No Fun My grandmother is taking me to Europe this summer. This is the first time I've really been out of the U.S. Granted, I've been to Cancun (hardly representative of Mexico) and once did a trip for a couple of hours up to Montreal (what? Canada is another country?). Beyond those two experiences that shouldn't really count, I've never traveled anywhere else. Part of me can't wait. The other part dreads it. First, we have a 22 day trip with my grandmother and no escape or breaks away from her. Second, we have this news that Europeans are treating Americans worse than ever. Now combine those two things. Let me put it this way, my grandmother hates confrontation of any kind. She will go above and beyond to appease. She also admits to being a kneejerk liberal who feels like it is the responsibility of government to take care of everyone in every aspect of their life. Imagine those conversations now. Yeah. Big fun, can't you tell? And before I get bitched at for not being appreciative, I am. I can't wait to see everything I've had to study since elementary school. I just won't be looking forward to the social aspect of the trip. (Link stolen from Right Thinking.)
Celebrity Opinions Most bloggers have written off celebrity opinions on public policy issues for a variety of reasons. Well, Gallup decided to find out if John and Jane Doe really give a damn. Guess what? They don't.As the real West Wing prepares for a possible war with Iraq, the leader of the fictional "The West Wing" is trying to use his celebrity status to keep that war from happening. Actor Martin Sheen is just one of many Hollywood celebrities in vocal opposition to military action against Iraq.There's a lot more on what people think of outspoken celebrities. Go read it if you are really interested in the subject.
Masculinity Crisis? So maybe I am just so turned off by this whole fanatical extreme left wing radical feminist bullshit (I am giving up swearing, a newly formed bad habit, for Lent in attempt to break said habit, so today will be the last of it...) that I have gone to the other end of the spectrum and find myself fascinated by what is happening to men, young men, and boys in today's society. So has anyone read The War Against Boys? (there's a nice little link to a sort of summary-esque page) Is this some sort of backlash to the wacked out version of feminism that seems to be existing in larger percentage (or at least more vocal percentage) today or what? I've only really read one book that focuses on male identity, Wild at Heart by John Eldredge, which I really liked and reccommend it for sure. Some have made a few arguments concerning why the loss of masculinity among males, particularly boys and young men, and one of which is that boys don't have solid father figures, so no one is teaching them that it is "okay" to be a man or what that means or whatever. But at any rate, it makes me wonder about gender roles.
Need Some Help I have a friend, let's call her Alum Bitch, that has a guy problem. Her guy that wouldn't officially commit to her kinda sorta cheated on her. Granted, they weren't official, but they did have something and he didn't tell her that he was seeing this other girl. On top of that, it's not like her met her at a bar or followed up on some blind date. He actively went after her, and the girl just happens to sit literaly right behind Alum Bitch at work. She hasn't completely ditched him, but she'll be spending the next week making his life miserable. He admits that he deserves it. Now what I need from you readers is a list of ideas of things she can do to him to make him hurt just a little more. He admits that he's the kind that has to feel pain and suffering in order to realize when he loses a good thing. So far the best idea we have is for her to wear the jewelry he gave her for Christmas every day this week. Tomorrow, the first day after their confrontation, when the other girl is over talking to Huge Bastard (his name), Alum Bitch is going to sneak up behind her and wink at him while pushing her hair aside to show the bracelet. These are the kinds of ideas we need. She's already pulled every insult out of the book. (My favorite: I hope the pussy is made of gold because you just lost platinum.) She also has a website she's going to forward him that has something like a bunch of couples having sex as a picture of a human brain.:: Monday, March 03, 2003 ::
That's one big behind.
I Feel Fine When I see headlines like this, or just think about the state of affairs in the world today, I can't help but think of one of my favorite songs by REM, "It's The End of The World As We Know It." I think I would honestly feel perfectly fine if we all just started bombing the hell out of each other, I mean what the hell could I do to stop it.
Well, At Least It Wasn't A Protest It's something a little different that made these women strip.Hundreds of Australian women danced naked at a secluded location amid drought-ravaged farmland on Sunday in a ritual intended to bring rain.
What The Hell? Since we're on the topic of education, here's another story that's relevant.An English essay written by a British teenager in text messaging short-hand has reignited concern among teachers that literacy standards are under threat.How bad could it be? Really...
Damn Harsh news for a state full of people who can't breathe without the state stepping in to regulate.Romney's 2004 state budget, announced Wednesday, includes a business-focused model for state colleges: a decentralized system dedicated to economic growth, which also trims $150 million from the state budget. It is already roiling the education and political establishments; officials at nearly every college see themselves as losing out and the plan amounts to a direct assault on a carefully built network of schools and their guardians in the Legislature.I would normally say "yay" to cutting taxes and making government smaller, but I don't think Massachusetts can handle it. The people won't support, and things will fail because of that fact. You have to have support for these kinds of drastic reductions to work. Massachusetts probably hates Romney since he's a Republican. All in all, this won't be a pretty fight.
Reality Television, The Untold Stories Hehehe, I go clicking and find more reality television fun.
No Fun Well Married By America doesn't sound like very much fun. Of course, I look forward to hearing what dirt they dig up on contestants.
More Campus War Observations I think it is interesting that First Bitch said she would be unwilling to serve in the military unless she absolutely agreed with the war. Based on her comments from yesterday, I'm not sure she would ever support a war, even when there is a clear good guy/bad guy scenario. This isn't directed at her as much as it is about many of my fellow college student/part time foreign policy "experts." They claim a moral superiority over men and women that either support or haven't yet decided upon the upcoming war, but they will pretend to be willing to lay down their lives for a cause. We only have to look at the much blogged about human shields story from this weekend to see their dedication. I have yet to find situations in which they'd be willing to go to war.
Did You Know? that beating students with a bamboo stick can be justified by saying you are "revitalizing" them? The world according to my Zen professor. I think I might pay more attention in class from now on...
Going To Refrain From Cursing I'm happy that I'm not going to DC now.
Ummm... what the crap does all this mean? I think I got the first one, but the other two? How about spelling things out a little more. "JMHO. FWIW. YMMV."
One Last One Before Class Don't forget that it's 20 Questions Day over at How Appealing.
You Read My Mind I've been thinking this for the last few years. I can't pick a favorite part, so the whole thing is going up.At what point is it worthwhile to abandon the Republican Party? As I've complained before, Bush is expanding the size of government faster than any president since Nixon. His prescription drug benefit for Medicare represents the largest and most costly expansion of government since Lyndon Johnson, it will cost over $400 billion over the next ten years, probably more since estimates of government spending for new programs always seem to be serious underestimates. He will also take the federal involvement with education to new heights, and has been nothing short of cowardly in advancing the cause of vouchers and charter schools, the only way to save another generation of poor children from America's failing and violent inner-city schools. Even liberal Republicans such as George Voinovich have been more active in addressing this problem, not to mention his younger brother and former governor Tommy Thompson.I'm trying to keep in mind that I'm just angry at the world for being stuck in a liberal hell hole. I have yet to meet a good liberal in this state. (Lefty, stay here with me and I can change that attitude!) :) Anyway, to add to my sentiment, looking back at home in Oklahoma, compared to this crazy state, the Dems weren't much different than the Repubs. I'm looking for meaningful change here people. Let's get with it. Inspire me. I'm young and idealistic, I need to believe that everything I've been fighting for the last couple of years is worth it.
Hell Has Frozen Over There is word that there is a Democrat that isn't running for president.
Shitty Places To Live Wait! You mean that Iraq isn't a cool place to live under Saddam? I'm so shocked!The Swiss city of Zurich edged out Vancouver, Canada, and the Austrian capital of Vienna to top a quality of life survey published on Monday, with impoverished, war-torn African cities dominating the bottom ranks.I think freedom should be something that counts for some points. If I'm not free to bitch about or praise my government, if I'm not free to defend my life against bad guys who want to take it from me, if I'm not free to run this blog, then I don't think a beautiful view is worth much.
A Return To In Loco Parentis Rules? It's not as radical as what colleges used to do, but I see a slow return that will hopefully stop soon.It's Friday evening in this city of 78,000 that's home to the University of Alabama. On the tree-lined residential street where they live, university students Chris Smith, 22, and Jayson Perkinson, 21, are sipping bloody marys and expressing their extreme displeasure over a crackdown by the city.The biggest reason I say that I see a return to in loco parentis type rules isn't so much for what is said in this article. It has more to do with the number of articles like this I've been having to copy at work for the higher up meetings here. As a residential college, I think we have reason to fear these kinds of moves. They can try to control every move if they want. Granted, the most strict rules we have (all about alcohol) were forced on us by big government and other students that were "offended" a few years ago when they saw a group of legally aged students drinking in a common space (the damn laundry room in the basement of the dorm).
One Quick Post So I finished my paper early (well seeing as it was due last week, not really early, but earlier than I allowed for this morning) and was doing a little bit of surfing. I was trying to figure out if I can take a sewing kit on the plane with me when I fly out to LA next week. I want to work on a small sewing project on the plane. The scissors in it are smaller than my pinky and blunt, so those are okay. The needle was what I was trying to figure out. If I can't take my needles then obviously being able to have the scissors, thread and fabric doesn't help much. So I found the list of prohibited items on the TSA site. You might want to read these if you want a good laugh. I guess after all the uproar about trivial items being taken away by over eager screeners, they finally decided to allow things like toy guns as long as they don't look too real. Wasn't it a case of a GI Joe doll's gun being taken away at Christmas? I can't remember exactly. Anyway, now they are allowed. However, for those of you that usually carry meat cleavers in your carryon, be aware that you aren't supposed to do that. Same for those of you that want to take your spear gun on board. Now I just have to clean out my purse so that I make sure that I don't have any rounds, empty or not, that have fallen into it while at the range. It's interesting to note that kubatons aren't allowed on planes, but I have yet to be asked to remove mine from my keychain. Every police officer I've talked to has said that they would never ask a woman to remove it. :)
Up Too Early I've already been up for more than 2 hours. I am working on a paper that was really due on Wednesday. It's going much better than I thought, though I sill have 3.5 pages left to write. I have time. I don't need it before 11. Maybe I'll have time to do some blogging after I get it printed out. I have to find a disk. That will take the most time this morning.
Observation Don't you love it when you suddenly remember something after an evening of drunkeness? Like when I was just sitting here thinking about how nice it would be to have some food on hand in my room for lunch tomorrow. Then I just remembered that last night I bought Chinese food, and in fact, I have egg drop soup (what was I thinking? I'm normally a hot & sour kinda gal), veggie fried rice (veggies don't always equal healthy), and shrimp lo mein.:: Sunday, March 02, 2003 ::
UPDATE TO "AHHH" Oh. I think I am screwed. After talking to Jim again, I found out that the boy is consulting Christine as to whether or not I dig his scene. (hehe. that rhymes.) Crap. Okay. No drama. That and I am at a loss for words. Cest la vie. :(
Who Funds This Crap? Did we honestly need a study to tell us this?New findings suggest that the less qualified a person is for a particular job, the more likely they are to lie about their qualifications during the job interview, making themselves look more appealing than they really are.Waste of taxpayer money for the poor suckers stuck in Massachusetts...
Boys Aren't Pretty They really aren't. Really...they aren't.
Real Life I'm learning how to read the classified ads for apartments. I went to the town where my prospective job is located to look for housing. I stopped by one apartment complex and saw a model, but it's a bit pricey. I just want to share with you my method for reading the ads in the newspaper I picked up.1&2 BR apt's in historical bldg.,Now, I read: drafty, crappy building that was built 40 years ago, thereby qualifying as old, near lots of people, very little parking, and probably on the street anyway (I don't know how to parallel park), the security card system may sound like we're all high tech, but we really know that if we didn't have it then you'd all be murdered in your beds, new carpets were needed because we went through 4 tenets before we figured that one out.
AHHH I'm screwed aren't I? I just spilled the beans. I have kept it to myself and a few girls around here about having a thing for "elitist college in the middle of freakin nowhere New England" boy since November. I have not told a single person at his college. Until now. And what's worse? It's his best friend. Yup. I am Jim's "gal pal" and he's my "guy pal" and we know we can always go to the other about oposite sex related stuff. Welp, I was saying that I had a nice time with the boy this weekend and Jim asked if we were flirting. I said that I admit that was, but figured the boy is too dense on that topic to pick up on it. This was not the answer that Jim was expecting. So anyway, of course he asked if I was interesed in his best friend and I said that I would be but there's more to it than that (his is one of the schools I am thinking of looking for transfer and I don't want that to play into my decision to go or stay or whatever) and yada yada yada, so I can't just let myself get all wrapped up in this or whatever and that I am content with being friends and whatever happens happens and I'm not going to worry about it or get wrapped up in it. So anyway, yeah. He said that he totally sees where I am coming from with the whole thinking of looking at the school for transfer and not wanting that to play into my decision and whatnot (he went through the exact same thing a few months ago with him and transfering and this girl) and I told him that I hadn't told anyone, not Christine (my best girl friend there and also his love interest) or anyone and asked him to please keep his mouth shut. But the boy is his *best friend* so, how does that work with guys? What are the "rules"? Can I expect him to keep his mouth shut or am I going to have to suck it up and deal with this mess I've just managed to get myself in? And if I have to deal with it, what is the best way of doing so? (also keep in mind that the boy doesn't even know I am thinking about his college for transfer either... so to find out both at once could definitely be weird.)
::Sigh:: I just wanted to let everyone know what a wonderful time I had on Thursday night and Friday at "elitist college in the middle of freakin' nowhere New England." Yeah... got to see my friends and it was a surprise visit for most of them, only three of them knew I was coming. Got to see my boy. Well, he's not really my boy. But since I want him to be and he doesn't read this, I can call him my boy. And it is kinda fun. Hehe. So yeah, not unlike the usual, I am not up to date on current events. In fact last night some girl handed me a flyer about "books not bombs" and said that it is to protest the war and it starts on Wednesday. I was like "Whoa! The war starts on Wednesday!?" I was kinda freaked that I hadn't heard anything about it, but fortunately it is the campaign not the war that is starting on Wednesday. But yeah, back to "elitist college in the middle of freakin' nowhere New England," on Friday night a bunch of folks from there were coming down to a school that is kinda near by where I go to school and they were going to drop me off. But at any rate, for the hour and a half ride (plus the half hour or so that we stopped at "KenTacoHut" (Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut all in one building) the boy and I were play wrestling in the back seat of the car. He's pretty strong, but one time I got him in a head lock so I won that one. Hehe. Yeah, but we had a good time and hopefully we'll get to be better friends and maybe, just maybe, something will come out of it. But we'll see. No rush.
Editing is a wonderful thing. This afternoon the Bitches are off to the shooting range. I promise we won't shoot each other.:: Saturday, March 01, 2003 ::
BOY BITCH STRIKES AGAIN MWAHAHAHAHA!!! Return of the purely evil testosterone slingin BOY BITCH!! *duh duh duh* yeah so tonight's ahh...... "festivities", were ahh pretty GAY, and I mean that in the most literal sense possible. Apparently chics have a problem when you scream that their skit is about the girls here not being able to get any, when they blatently roam around on stage with dildos and condoms, so yeah heres my rant about these sexualy frustrated self born lesbians, a.k.a. FEMANAZIS! Femanazis are taking over the campus at a increasing rate, and I for one will not stand for it!!! From here on in I am declaring WAR on all femanazis and the special elite group known as the "fem snipers" (these are the elite few who are the frontline in the femanazis offense, they gun down any unsuspecting penis carrier with a high dosage blast of estrogen which makes the target's dong implode on impact due to lethal amounts of estrogen. Then, with the dong gone forever the target dies, INSTANTLY!), I will diperse amounts of testosterone.... well I'll basicly just make sure that people know that there are at least a few guys roaming wild in the campus, causing killer parties, making people have fun and being obnoxiously loud to piss off any who want to cry about the fact that they can't get a sexual partner and "play by themselves." I will pee on fancy cars and fancy people who drive fancy cars, I will make loud obnoxious comments, I will carry on conversations with complete strangers, AND SO SHOULD YOU. JOIN ME IN MY WAR ON THE FEMANAZIS!!! They will fall to their knees (sexual refference not intended) at the sound of our battle cry, I AM MAN SEE ME PEE STANDING UP!!!
Stupid F*cking Protestors Now you really know my feelings. I hate people like this.More than 300 men and women undressed on a warm Saturday morning in Santiago to stage a festive protest against war in Iraq.Stop getting naked, people! That's illegal and not fun to look at. It's almost as not fun as juniors yelling at seniors to shut up to impress boys and other people.
Fine, One Drunken Post I'm not too drunk yet, but my lips are numb. Anyway, I just want to say that this is why I won't ever get a tattoo that is visible to the average person. When I finally get the nerve to get one and find someone that will hold my hand through the process (I'm a wimp), then only a few people will ever see it. We'll just leave it at that for now.
Saturday Update A huge annual school tradition is getting in the way of blogging today. Please excuse our silence on the blog. Understand that while we may be leaving you readers without thoughtful analysis of current events for one day, we are enjoying a day of drunken mindless drivel and barely clothed madness. I'm mixing the most random stuff to drink tonight, but it's my body and I can give myself a hangover if I want to. That's the beauty of the freedom of choice allowed to women these days. I'm not very funny when I'm drunk so there will be no drunken posting later tonight. Instead I'll be flirting with anything that moves. I'm a flirty, giggly, and generally annoying and girly drunk. You don't want to see, it's bad news for all involved.:: Friday, February 28, 2003 ::
Anyone Wanna Come With Me? I'm headed out east tomorrow morning to look at apartments. Does anyone want to go with me? I can't believe I'm seriously considering staying here in New England.
That Brilliant Woman Michele has another great idea, this time for a tv show.
People Annoy Me Fortunately, Tim Blair takes care of them for me.
More About Women Being Oppressed Only this time it's by other women! For International Women's Day, the People Opposing War group on campus is asking women to come knit pink things to represent women's opposition to war. That's right, angry feminists are suddenly embracing the idea of women sitting around a living room together drinking tea and knitting pink things together. Isn't that giving into the patriarchy or something?
More Misery To Blame On Men I'm sorry if you are seeing a trend today in the posts. I swear that it can all be blamed on the evil media empires. These are the stories they want us to read. Anyway, another reason why men suck:Women whose pregnancies last longer than usual may be able to place some of the blame on the dad, a study released Thursday suggests.I don't think I'll be switching teams before I graduate, but if news days like this keep occurring, it just might happen.
I'll Warn Him Now If my future husband ever pulls this kind of stunt, I'll become his worst nightmare. I'll become a man-hating feminist that knows how to use a gun and grew up learning about crazy court cases like that of Lorena Bobbit on television as a child.
California Is For Sale Well, that might not be the case yet, but look for it soon enough. They are already selling stuff on eBay to raise money. What a plan. Good going Gray.The California Department of General Services is taking potentially dangerous items confiscated from passengers at airports in Oakland and Sacramento and putting them up for bids on the popular Web site of Internet auction company eBay Inc.Wasn't it a California town that was up for sale on eBay a couple of months ago?
Bitches! I'm going to update the blogroll tomorrow. I know I've been promising this for a while now. I need to know who y'all want me to include on it. Email me at my school address.
Here's A Target For You, First[Jennifer] Lopez has previously said media stories about her acting like a prima donna are exaggerated.I just want to get her side of the story out there because I'm sure it's all a misunderstanding.American actress and singer Jennifer Lopez used six limousines to travel from one top-class hotel to another equally swish hotel -- a distance of about 100 yards, British newspapers reported.Let's here it for wasted fuel and oil and oppressed people. Go for it, First. (How many miles per gallon do the limos get? Are they any better than SUVs?)
Remember When? Do any of you readers remember when I said that if I ever kill myself that I would hang myself and have the other Bitches sue the rope industry? That was a joke. This story isn't.A Romanian man plans to complain to consumer authorities about the poor quality of a rope he used in a failed attempt to hang himself, Romanian papers reported Thursday.
Why I Love Country Music I just heard Darryl Worley's new single, "Have you forgotten," for the first time today. I just have to say, kick ass.I hear people saying we don't need this war
Speaking Of Professors I like to hear news like this.The NRA Foundation has pledged $1 million to the George Mason University School of Law to establish and endow the Patrick Henry Professorship of Constitutional Law and the Second Amendment.
The Maine Thing So I know that you all have heard about the problems reported in Maine of teachers telling children (some as young as 7 years old) that their military parents are doing bad things by going to Iraq.In Maine, Department of Education Commissioner Duke Albanese sent a memo to superintendents and principals, writing that it had been brought to his attention some school personnel had been "less than sensitive to children of military families regarding our continued strained relations with Iraq."Great, they are disappointed. I'm so happy to hear it. And a memo was sent! We know that solves all problems!
More Blogging Soon I know that blogging has been a little light the last few days. I apologize. The good news is that it will resume to a closer to normal level this afternoon. I finally have a half a day off!
Too Tired To Think Of A Title All I can say is that it sucks to be them.Cornell University mistakenly sent out an e-mail message welcoming hundreds of students it had previously rejected.I'm glad I didn't apply to Cornell and sit on pins and needles waiting to see if I got in. In fact, the reason I was too scared to apply to Cornell wasn't because I didn't think I could get in. I knew it would be a reach school for me, but not impossible at all. What frightened me was that their viewbook had a quote from some guy talking about his roommate from Oklahoma wasn't anything like what he expected. Apparently he had expected some cowboy hick that didn't even know about indoor plumbing. Okay, so it wasn't that extreme, but it certainly was stereotypical about Oklahomans and the idea of rural hicks with four teeth. Anyway, I kinda feel sorry for those kids that got the email. I'm sure it wouldn't be easy to be told that you didn't get into what was probably your reach school and them to receive an email welcoming you to the school.
Attention Ladies... and gentlemen, too. Why don't you take a few minutes out of your day and please Pejman.
Oh Wait! Before I go channel surfing, remember that all Republicans want to silence minority voices so that they no longer have the right to participate in government. When I was a Republican, I don't think I received that memo. Any of you current Repub chicks get that memo?
Dems Lieberman's on C-SPAN right now at a fundraiser in New Hampshire. He really needs to learn a speaking style that works for him. Jokes about Joe Millionaire, not funny. The "poor me, I really won last time" lines aren't working from a man that didn't have the balls the run for only one office. I might have more sympathy for him if he didn't pull such underhanded tactics as running for both Senate and VP in 2000. (Funny that if Gore had one, he would have had a Republican replacement. He didn't care enough about his own damn state to give them what they wanted.) Anyway, he isn't even staying on topic between sentences. It was homeland security for one sentence that went without explanation, then abortion, then gay rights. Suddenly, he went back to homeland security spending. Because abortion and gay rights have everything to do with homeland security. Ohhh...Al Sharpton is on now. I think I'll go channel surfing again. He's just not as much fun.:: Thursday, February 27, 2003 ::
A First For Me I got my first piece of hate mail ever directed solely at me. I feel so special now. I think it's great that adult women (at least I think you should be acting somewhat like an adult at 20 and 21) are telling me to grow up and learn how to take a joke. I guess if I actually thought that acussing someone of being a racist felon was funny then I wouldn't be getting messages like that. I'm looking forward to being the most hated member of my class.
Dumbass Some people just don't get it.Phil Donahue struck back at MSNBC on Wednesday for his firing, suggesting the network was too quick to pull the trigger and that it might be trying to "out-fox Fox" with conservative voices.Has Donahue ever been known for being balanced? I highly doubt he would have been if he considers adding a conservative show host to counter his liberal show as a move by the radical right wing conspiracy or whatever he's bitching about or will bitch about in coming weeks.
No Shit Did we need a news organization to tell us this?Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warned on Thursday that delays in making necessary changes in Social Security and Medicare to handle the impending retirement of baby boomers could mean "abrupt and painful" adjustments later on.Of course I like some other ideas that he doesn't suggest in the article, but that doesn't change the "no shit" factor of the first paragraph.
A New Terror Alert System We have class colors at the school that a majority of the Bitches attend. All of the class colors are represented in the terror warning chart. We don't have an orange class here, so maybe it's a sign to throw orange out. Anyway, I was just thinking that this news is appropriate right now only because it's Senior Week. Our color is yellow, so I think the government is trying to tell the juniors to bow down.
I came across this tonight, its amusing on so many different levels.
I So Love the Freedom of Speech...but I so want to bitch slap some people for exercising that right.
More Guns, But This Time With Girls! This is a post on Condi Rice and guns that I meant to link to the other day. Now, Aubrey even has a follow up with more information!
Guns! An improvement in coverage? Nope. But, there's a very slight change. I have to pretend to have hope.
Go Away:: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 ::OTTAWA - A Liberal MP has apologized for saying about Americans: "I hate those bastards."Canada jokes, anyone?
Sex and College Life This is for real, believe it or not....
Hallelujah! Yes! Comments are back up! (knock on wood ::knocks on head::) Now the most important thing is that if you haven't already you must read my post on cereal in 1987. Thank you. And everybody says Amen!
Once I was a racist felon. Then I moved up North where the hoity toity yankees did a little rectification. Now I donate to Greenpeace while I drive around in my gas guzzling SUV preaching welfare as I pass the projects where working mothers live with their five kids followed by the duplex housing where welfare mothers live with their three kids on my way home to my three quarters of a million dollar home wondering why anyone would ever take out a mortgage when they can just pay for the house up front...(yes, someone actually asked this. I tried not to slap her and calmly replied that not everyone can afford to buy a house up front) and then I get to pretend that if I went down South I could solve all of their problems concerning race relations overnight because as an newly enlightened member of the hoity toity yankee society I now know everything there is to know about the last 170 years of Southern unrest and how to fix it all... but I'm not becoming one of my classmates as a result of this hoity toity yankee rectification of my Southern ways (which do not include racism, bigotry, lack of shoes, or coon hunting) or anything.... Ahhhh! Please! Can all of the stupid people not talk to me anymore? Please? Thank you.
Funny Stuff So there was an exchange that I won't go into to much detail about between Preppy, a group putting on a production on campus, and me. It wasn't pleasant. I just find it amazing how I'm being accused of calling people racist because I asked the producer and directors to remove references to a character based on me portrayed as a flaming racist felon.
Sick I hate being sick. My ears hurt, my throat hurts, my head hurts... I just want to crawl back into bed and wake up and be better.
Today's Posting I don't know how much I'll get to post today because of a big fight with the College that developed last night. I've already spoken with 2 deans today, and have to send some emails. I don't even know what's going on in the world today...:: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 ::
Wow I got a job offer today. These people are actually designing a job just for me. It's just so damn expensive to live around here. How do people do it?
Comments Down Looks like the comments are down, once again... so e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I Need Some Help So I thought I would be off boys for a while, I was wrong. Over the weekend in New York I met First's friend (also the guy we stayed with while we were down there). Now what do typical college students do on a Saturday night? That's right we went out drinking, surprise, surprise. So I thought First's friend was really cute, and he's a really great guy. I made my move and he responded. We ended up going to bed at around 7:30 Sunday morning, and First's friend and I didn't actually get to sleep until maybe 10:30 or 11:00. We didn't go very far, but he was talking the entire time we were making out. He kept on telling me that I should have lots of guys trying to get with me, and told me that I had to come down for their Spring Weekend, because there would be lots of hot guys and I would have my choice. To that I asked him what if I wanted to pick him. He said well you could do that. But what I really want to know is if he likes me or not, and if he got it that I like him. First assures me that he likes me otherwise he wouldn't have even kissed me, but I was sort of thrown by his mention of me having my pick, and how I should have men more or less chasing after me. So what should I think? He's coming up this weekend, and I don't want to push anything if he doesn't like me. As a friend of the family once said, "Men, can't live with them, can't shoot them."
Cereal In 1987: For Stretch "This is their website: they can talk at length about a bowl of cereal they ate in 1987 if they so choose." -geoff
Just A Note I've needed to catch up on email for a few days now. I apologize for the delayed responses. I'm off to do errands (getting the pills and picking out a new nail polish or two just because I'm special...and getting a manicure soon) and then I'll do email sometime this evening when I'm taking a break from the paper I have write tonight.
Bad, Bad Thoughts I feel like a horrible person for actually admitting this, but I had one very fleeting thought when I read this headline on Drudge.Rare Snow Storm Sweeps Across MideastOh, Hell has frozen over.
This Is A Good QuestionWhat do you think we'll find in Iraq?Now go find out the context.
WTF Moment Of The Day It may be a bit early to make that call, but I doubt much could top this.A man whose daughter was hit with a snowball by a group of girls returned to the scene and opened fire with a gun, critically wounding a 10-year-old youngster, police said.I feel like I sound old if I ask what the world is coming to. What is the world coming to?
Personal Responsibility, Again This made me somewhat unhappy after reading it.Teenagers seeking confidential medical help may find their primary care doctor can't agree to keep their treatment secret, according to a survey.If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen. Don't screw around unless you can deal with the consequences. Don't be too ashamed to face them, either. Even though it happens all the time, it's really disturbing for me to look at these cases where teens can't handle the consequences of their actions, but then will continue to hide from it, too! What the hell are we teaching to them? If their parents are footing the bill, they parents have a right to know. This would include if their parents are footing the bill for the insurance.
I Think What I think about everyday (yeah, I am bored...)
Grammy's Anyone? Did anyone catch the Grammy's last night? I only caught a little bit of the replay of the red carpet today, and I'm so glad celebrities do not run the country or really matter all that much at all. The one thing that I caught was Sheryl Crow saying she has become known for her anti-war t-shirts. Another was Fred Durst. I don't remember exactly what he said but it was something dumbass too.
Why College Sucks Maybe I am just hormonal, but I about cried when it took me three times to get the title to be in bold. But, this is not about why blogger sucks, it is about why college sucks. It has been occurring to me over and over in various levels of realization that what I am doing right now is all but pointless. The sole reason for going to college is to get a job. Now, that doesn't mean you study what you need to know for your job. I am at a liberal arts school. I may major in history. I do not plan to go to law school. Therefore, in four years, aside from mediocre analyzation skills, I will have nothing marketable or employable about me. I will only have a piece of paper that is not worth anymore than the pieces of computer paper that are strewn around Bitter's room. This piece of paper supposedly means that I know everything there is to know about whatever the thing on it says and that I am employable. All it really means is that if I am lucky I won't have to flip burgers at McDonalds for the rest of my life. (On a side note, I knew this guy once who took a year leave of absence from a top notch liberal arts college because he had no motivation and was going to flip burgers at McD's for a year to remind himself why he was in college. But when he went to apply, none of the waged jobs in his town were hiring. Not even McDonalds... talk about irony.)