Monday, July 09, 2007

You take the good, you take the bad...

(now try to go through your day without the "Facts of Life" theme running through your head...)

The Good
* Joined a gym and have been going three times a week (in addition to weekly yoga).
* Bought new sneaks and workout clothes to go with gym membership.
* Got hair cut and colored (dark brown with cherry red underneath) as a reward for hitting the gym.
* Book proposal #2 coming together very nicely.
* Napping on rainy weekends is awesome.
* Cuddled up on the couch to watch Apocalypse Now Redux for the first time on Friday and it was stunning. And three hours long. For someone with my attention span, that's a high compliment. I already knew Coppola was a genius (I've memorized most of The Godfather I and II), but DAMN.

The Bad
* My a/c at home seems to be slowly tanking. Have to run it nonstop just to keep temp inside below 78 degrees (and I like it to be closer to 70 indoors).
* I had a flat tire this morning.
* The fix-a-flat I attempted to use to inflate said flat exploded all over me. I cleaned up as best as I could before driving car to Gerald's, but it soaked through my shirt and also got into my hair, so I reek of fix-a-flat (which smells a LOT like gasoline).
* My essay for the August issue is a piece of shit. I have to fix it immediately, but I am high on fix-a-flat fumes and consumed with scamming a ride back to Gerald's later today. And also worried about whether or not HVAC people will call me back. If they don't, I'm coming to live with you.
* Am I a bad feminist for not wanting to deal with all of this bullshit all by myself?


  1. You aren't a bad feminist, you're just TIRED. And possibly having a bad day.

  2. You are NOT a bad feminist, but I totally understand the question. I think sometimes that being a "good feminist" means I have to be a totally self-sufficient, 100% competent, never-slowing-down machine. BUT my healthier perspective is that self-care is a feminist act. And having to do everything yourself is exhausting.

  3. It's the fumes getting to your head.

  4. You made me feel so much better! You're right. I'm not a bad feminist. I'm just f*cking tired. And then those damn fix-a-flat fumes...making me all crazy and stuff.

  5. Ah, the glory of Gerald's! *sigh* I miss Charleston. Was that the point of this post?

  6. I agree with Alison. Does it make me a bad feminist that on Sunday instead of waiting for four hours for my car to get a freaking oil change, I called my husband and asked him to come pick me up and drive me around until I could go get my car? If so, then I'm not the feminist I thought I was! (Especially when you consider I demanded he drive me to TJ Maxx so I could shop.)

    Wait--feminists aren't supposed to have husbands, are they? Shit.

  7. A lot of us feminists are in trouble if we're not supposed to have husbands.

    Although, according to one mean anonymous poster on our blog, feminists make all men into sex drones--so I guess we're allowed to have sex drones.

  8. Sweet! I adore a good sex drone. Or several. Being a feminist is AWESOME!

    (Just to be clear, I am a completely sarcastic little feminist.)

  9. Yin and yang - good and bad.Keep your chin up. I have been a feminist for years and I empathixze. :)

  10. KLov,

    I am headed to Michael's in the near future to get some colored thread and a needle. I'm going to stitch Mitch O'Connell's glorious reform school girl on an old pair of jeans. The description calls them "hot 'n delinquent babes." I naturally thought of you.

    I need a partner in crime. You game?

  11. Of course I fully expect that the trip to Michael's will include a stop off at the Green Dragon. And the place that puts the pearl in the tea.

    Well? Well? Say yes!

  12. Ida! What? Yes! Call me. I'm free after Friday...


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