at work and counting down the hours. long weekend=yay! i'm going to see lord of the dance with my mom and aunt this weekend at one of the casinos in connecticut. it should be interesting. maybe going to an art show tonight, we'll see. been talking to some guy on myspace who has been involved with women's self defense courses and such. he actually knows a bit about male entitlement and violence against women, so we've had some interesting conversations. he lives in providence, but i'm always wicked sketched out about meeting with people in real life that i find on here. maybe i'll take my body guard desiree and everything will be fine. i was at the grocery store a few nights ago and i walked by this aisle while two guys were coming out of it and they said something about myspace and startled giggling and when i turned around they stopped giggling, so maybe they recognized me? i guess it doesn't really matter because they didn't have the balls to say anything to me anyways. yesterday when i was walking home from work (by the way i walk to and from work everyday, 1/2 an hour each way and it's awesome to be able to walk to work.) i heard someone yell 'bitch', but i didn't think much of it. then i hear 'fuckin bitch' and i'm like what is going on? and then they drive by me and yell 'fuckin whore'. i don't know anyone in providence, so it's not like i could have personally offended them in some way. i laughed the rest of the way home because it just made no sense at all. i could have understood if i was trying to prostitute myself or something, but i was walking home from working at a law firm, not like i wear mini-skirts and tube tops or anything.
so all in all life is pretty good. i have a whole bunch of scarves and hats and stuff to sell, so as soon as we get the website thing going i'll have some extra money. i'm trying not to spend any extra money, so i can really save up for a decent car in a few months.
things are going really well with FAL. there was a speak-out against hate speech and violence against women last tuesday on my birthday and while i wasn't there i got the play-by-play and it sounded amazing. about 30 or so people stormed the president's office after the speak-out. amazing. all of these women truly inspire me to be a better person. and there's a new group now called MAP (Men Against Patriarchy) who helped out at the speak-out and are taking on some of our planning and pressuring of the administration. it's nice to have allies. we've had a bunch of meetings with sharpp and the women's commission and the coordinator of the women studies program, mara, in the past few weeks and all of the meetings seem to really be pulling everyone together and getting us on the same page, even if we don't all completely agree. it feels like we're truly making a difference. i've been searching on the internet for different groups are prov that i can get involved in. i found this group that offers different services to blind people. and one of the things they do is give out these special radio transmitter thingies to blind people and they broadcast on a special wave length, so that only the receivers pick it up and they read the news and books and stuff because i'm sure it's difficult if not impossible to get the daily news in braille. so i'm thinking about trying out to read for them. it would definitely be an interesting place to volunteer at.
so this is ridiculously long, but i don't update very often, so get over it.