Sunday, November 30, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

today, today, today...

Today is my annual pre-Thanksgiving baking extravaganza! So, naturally, it's all about the apple pie.

And the pumpkin bread.

If time allows, I hope to wrap up the fall issue this weekend! Tentatively, we should go live on Sunday, November 30th. (Unless we have a technological crisis--let's hope not!)

**Stay Tuned**

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Ahhh. I'm feeling existential this morning! Also, I'm killing a few minutes before I head out to take two (count 'em--TWO) grandmothers x-mas shopping.

Speaking of existential-ness: Has anyone else seen Cemetary Man (Dellamorte Dellamore) with Rupert Everett? Best. Zombie. Movie. Ever.


Otherwise, I'm working diligently on the fall issue (html issues continue to make layout challenging, but we'll get it done!), working on a little write-up for the very exciting Art & Poetry event with Missy and Melissa next spring, along with tackling some various and far less artsy and intriguing tasks.

Yesterday, Z. told me I had a way of explaining things that always made sense and made him feel better. I think that might be the best compliment I've received in a very long time.


I'm still dealing with some major anxiety, but for the most part, I'm keeping busy enough to ignore it. I figure that's about as good as it gets.

Monday, November 10, 2008

So, I FINALLY saw Iron Man this weekend, after hearing all kinds of good reviews on the general awesomeness of RDJ & etc...

And, yeah, I enjoyed the movie (especially considering my current fascination with any kind of cyborg...) but admittedly, I was annoyed by (at least) ONE aspect of the movie:

Why are female characters (most notably Gwyneth Paltrow's "Pepper Potts"--don't get me started on that name, either---) always these static, wooden stereotypes in movies that seem intended to be guy-centric? (It also annoys me that movie execs assume that women dig sappy love stories and men dig action flicks--I LOVE sci-fi, hate anything to do with Nicholas Sparks (*gags*), and think female characters deserve better treatment in action films, comic books and the like...)

Granted, as an actress, I think Ms. Paltrow tends to play the same character over & over & over again (usually a prim & elegant lady of some kind--yeesh!), which bores me silly. I DO like Shakespeare in Love, but in general, I find her perfomances incredibly dull. However, I'm not sure another actress could have made this character any less boring & cliche.

I wish I'd liked the movie more. Three out of five stars, y'all. Sorry!

P.S. Yes, Robert Downey Jr. was excellent. I expected no less, really.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

An Addendum

While I am happy about the results of the presidential election, I've got to mention that I was disappointed and sad to hear that proposition 8 passed in California, and similar bans on same-sex marriage passed in Florida and Arizona.

Apparently, America still needs to pull its head out of its ass when it comes to certain civil rights issues.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I am very, very happy that Obama will be our 44th president!

I fell asleep (for shame!) before the speeches, but Z. woke me up to tell me Obama won and gave me a big hug, which was wonderful! I almost envy Z. that his very first experience voting in a presidential election is so exciting and momentous!

I am feeling both hopeful and (mostly) relieved this morning. We live in a very conservative area, so there were Republican lawn signs and bumper stickers everywhere, which depressed me. I think I saw like *one* sign for Obama. I am so glad this town is NOT representative of the country as a whole...

Today is a good day.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Have a Happy and Peaceful Election Day...

I hope everyone plans to VOTE! I voted early to avoid the crowds.


I have three poems up at one of my favorite feminist po-journals: ~*WOMB*~

The line-up of poets is (as always) pretty darn awesome...

Dorothea Lasky
Helen White
Michele Burnett
Julie Strand
Bonnie Emerick
Kristine Ong Muslim
Melinda Wilson
Tara Betts
Susan Slaviero
Jessica Smith
Amanda Ackerman
Megan Kaminski
Nicole Cartwright Denison
Elisa McCool
T.A. Noonan
Maureen Alsop
Constance Merritt
Talia Reed
Tara McDaniel
Jessica Bozek
Juliet Cook

I am thrilled to be among them!


In all other things...Just trying to keep pace with life's demands without cracking up completely. Who isn't?