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  • "Can V-Day Survive Shifting Roles?" This article pisses me the hell off. You can't have real romance when women are in the work place, or god forbid earning more than their spouses. And those big scary queers are fucking with gender roles too! Oh no! In order to have some romance we have to step back into the past and put everybody in their place. Ugh.

  • For anybody who wasn't watching television last night an Olympic athlete died last night, hours before the opening of the Olympics. This really hit me on a personal level for whatever reason. Athelete from a small country in the Caucasus, fucked over by history, lots of racism against them in Russia, esp during the Soviet Union era... one can see the connection.

  • I get annoyed when people blatantly stare at me for way too long. It's fine to look at people! But don't oogle for a zillion years because it makes them uncomfortable! The other day this guy ahead of me in line spent twenty minutes staring at me in utter confusion. I can only assume he had no idea what the fuck gender I was. This happens often enough but seriously take a hint when I make eye contact with you. And just because I happen to looking somewhere a few few feet away from you, doesn't meant I don't know you're staring at me like I'm a circus freak.

  • Last night I was playing Uno (Yes, I was playing Uno on a Friday night. DON'T FUCKING JUDGE ME.) and Steph was systematically fucking everybody over. Then she won, more or less because of me at which point Nikki leaped up and screamed: "HAVE THAT ON YOUR CONSCIENCE! YOU HAD A SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT CHANCE AND YOU FUCKED IT UP!". We take our children's card games very seriously around here.

  • Does anybody understand what the hell Google Buzz is supposed to do anyway? So it basically ships in your twitters and various activity on Google products?

    Okay, upon exploring some more (I've been more or less ignoring it for now, besides blocking a whole bunch of people I don't want knowing shit about me) I've discovered that it looks for your other sites. It actually found my LJ all on its own and has an option for me to connect it to my feed on Buzz. THIS IS REALLY CREEPY AND I DON'T LIKE IT.
    I second everybody's concerns about the automatic contacts. Fail Google! I've found an option to turn off other peoples' ability to see your contacts at least... I don't know if there's an option to turn off Buzz entirely, but despite my problems with it I'm curious to see whether or not it will take off and how that will work, so I'm keeping it for now.
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At 6am this morning the fire alarm in my building went off. Now, I live in a dorm. Fire drills happen. But the rule is that if the alarm goes off at night it's not a drill. So I leap for my clothes, grab my keys and wallet, and run out the door. It smells like smoke in the hallway. At this point I am actually worried as I clatter down thirteen flights of stairs. And stand in the cold. For an hour. While it snows on me. (I have never sworn for an hour straight up until tonight. I think I invented some new words.)
I guess it was nothing because despite the four fucking fire trucks that showed up, the firemen less rushed out of them so much as they leisurely strolled. I don't really know how I should feel about this.

The fire was on my floor, which was why I smelled smoke when I left my apartment. I am quite certain that some idiot burnt their morning omelet and this is why several hundred people got woken up in the middle of the night.

Funny story, this is the second time the fire alarm has legitimately gone off this week. The first was when a dryer went up in flames. Lately, there's been a lot of fire related incidents in my life. At least nobody ended up in the hospital.

On that note, my grandparents are doing better. My grandfather is probably getting discharged from the rehab center in the next week or so. My grandmother is... well, we're not worried about whether or not she'll make it anymore, but the accident has left some permanent damage on her mentally. She's, ah, not all there anymore. Hopefully she'll improve as she heals...
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An old friend re-connected with me on facebook tonight. Upon checking out my relationship status one of the first things he said to me was:

YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! you have a boyfriend!!!
i knew u werent a lez
alex owes me 10$

...
What? The number of ways in which that is NOT OKAY is overwhelming. That was only the beginning of what he said too. I'm not quoting it here because it makes me too angry and it insults the person I'm dating too.

Normally when people say shit like this to me I just smile tightly and let it go because I've been conditioned to avoid confrontations. I think probably for the first time in my life I actually called somebody on this shit and didn't end up telling them it was okay when they apologized. Your apology does NOT make it okay. You didn't mean to hurt me, but you fucking did and you don't get off the hook that easily. Go home and think about how you goddamn talk to people and don't do it again.

To top it off after he apologized he tried to ask me questions about my queerness. Uh, NO? First you insult me and then you want the intimate details of my life?

Christ. "YAAAAAY i knew u werent a lez"? Wow my apparent straightness sure does fucking make you happy, doesn't it?
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For a number of reasons, some of them financial, it looks like I will not be gong to Japan next semester after all.

Am I disappointed? A bit. This is something I've been wanting for years. On the other hand I've had my experience with Japanese considerably soured by NYU's Japanese department, so at least this gives me time to cleanse my pallet.

At least I get to stay in New York. In the grand scheme of things this is pretty goddamn awesome because, well, it's New York. It's certainly better than being back in Connecticut for three months around my parents every single day while all my friends are at college. Probably I would have to do something horrible like work at BonTon again.

I'm trying to figure out which courses to register for now. This is actually the most fun part of college. The actually act of taking said classes is considerably less nice I find.

Oh yes and New York voted down the same-sex marriage bill today. ANGER. I don't- I'm sick of this argument. It disgusts me that this is an issue. I can't wrap my mind around how a person can think it's their right to meddle in other's lives. HOW IS IT OKAY TO TREAT PEOPLE LIKE THEY'RE LESSER CITIZENS.
Ugh.
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http://rm.livejournal.com/1734549.html
(Linked post is triggery. Follow at your own discretion.)

[livejournal.com profile] rm blogs about the challenges of being female and getting health insurance coverage. This shit is fucked up and says a lot about how women's bodies still don't belong to them. Also it fills me with rage.

WHAT

Oct. 12th, 2009 05:04 pm
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Oklahoma Abortion Law: Details to be Publicly Posted Online

WHAT THE FUCK. I HAVE NO WORDS. ONLY RAGE.
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http://www.cnn.com/2009/SPORT/09/19/athletics.caster.semenya.chuene/index.html

This story's been bouncing around the news for a bit now and every time I see it I get more and more outraged. Now apparently an official knew about Semenya but didn't report it. Which might make one think: Hooray! Obviously he chose to respect her privacy and her right to decide her own identity.
Not.
He just didn't want South Africa to look bad. Can't have it look like South Africa was cheating. Can't have somebody "abnormal" representing them. How horrible for them.
This dude then went on to say "If we did not let her run, we would be confirming that she is not normal," Seriously? Do you get off on talking like that about real people with real feelings and the right not to be treated like freaks? Christ.

Look, I understand their conundrum. Semenya does have a certain advantage over most other female athletes. But this is NOT the way to handle it. This? This is disgusting.

Angry Rant

Jul. 20th, 2009 10:03 pm
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Goddamnit. I am pissed. Off.

I just spent all of last night feeling guilty and sad that my mother is as stressed and busy as she is. Then when I go out of my way to do a whole bunch of things around the house while she's at work today, she comes home and calls me lazy for, wait for it, not baking muffins. SHE DOESN'T EVEN EAT MOTHER FUCKING MUFFINS. And then she barrels into my room to blow my eardrums out for not clearing the table after my aunt left. JUST FUCKING ASK ME TO DO IT AND I WOULD BE GLAD TO. I DO NOT READ MINDS.

Jesus Christ.
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MY MOM JUST TRIED TO TELL ME THAT IT IS MY INHERENT RESPONSIBILITY TO FEED THE MEN OF THE FAMILY WITHOUT BEING ASKED TO BECAUSE I AM A WOMAN.
SHDLFJSDFDSFS
RAGE
RAGE OF A THOUSAND SUNS


Not because there is a family agreement, like the wife makes the food and the husband cleans up afterwards. No, just "SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME THE WOMAN HAS TENDED THE FIRE AND THE MAN HAS GONE OUT TO HUNT" YES SHE ACTUALLY PULLED THAT ON ME. AND THEN SHE TOLD ME I WOULD NEVER HAVE A SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP UNLESS I BENT TO A MAN'S WILL. SDHLFJSDNHFSDFHDFKJDS

I. Can't. Speak. Coherently.

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