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monday blues

well, i started getting weird and depressed, and after i thought about it, checked over my monday morning entries over the past few months: yes, i get weird and depressed mainly on monday mornings. coincidence, i think not.

woke up good and late today as i hoped. 4pm. i trucked over to see cheetahmaster and lilmymble and to give out the goth baby t-shirt we had acquired in NYC. i am happy to report that it looks like it will fit at least for a little while. we chatted and stuff for a while, their hospitality in the face of spontaneous invasion was kind.

then i went home and watched the discovery channel shows about transgenderness and six feet under. both very interesting but very heavy, maybe not the best choices. (okay except for James Cromwell of Babe fame, i love him) now DNG and i are having a slow night at work. i've been eating constantly all day, and never feeling full, what's up with that. i think i will dig into these dark chocolate reese's now.



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May. 12th, 2003 03:49 am (UTC)
Maybe you have a tapeworm.
May. 12th, 2003 09:15 pm (UTC)
Have you been talking to dharshai? I think she had the tapeworm theory last time...
May. 13th, 2003 08:04 am (UTC)
I'm a big fan of the tapeworm theory. Remember how I feel about pregnancy?
May. 12th, 2003 07:22 am (UTC)
I watched the transgender stuff at work (yeah, gettin' paid to watch tv! I love the overnight shift.)

My absolute favorite professor - who, interestingly enough, taught physiology, and for whom I made and wore a "Dr. V_______, It's all about the physiology" T-shirt - announced shortly after the final exam that he would be coming back in the fall as a female. I've seen her since and it's amazing, you would not know if you hadn't ever met him! She's obviously much happier too. [And I had no idea that was going to happen when I made the t-shirts. Or maybe I'm psychic. Hmmmmm.]

I didn't catch 6 feet under yet (it comes on again tonight) on account of watching Survivor! Damn it, how did Jenna win? Matt, I love you!

They have dark chocolate reese's????
May. 12th, 2003 09:23 pm (UTC)
There were two things that scared me while watching the Trans shows:

1. During the one about "is it a boy or a girl" where they were talking about people born with indeterminate organs, basically the surgeons were all "we want to make it normal, so that the parents don't have to be uncomfortable" which is just sick to me. All the people who had had this done to them as babies were unanimously saying that they wished they had been able to choose what to do as adults. The fact that surgery that is really cosmetic (IMHO) is being performed on babies is scary to me.

2. During the FTM show, alot of the things that the men who had been/were going through the process were saying sounded very sexist. About how they wanted to be "real men" and how they felt that they couldn't do everything they wanted to do or be a provider or protect their families when they were women. I hope that's not the general attitude of FTM transgender people, and I have a feeling it is not because who would be more sensitive to gender structure and prejudices than someone who felt they had been born in the wrong body? But the way it was being phrased over and over really ticked me off, like "you didn't feel you could demand respect as a woman?"

and finally...

yes they have dark chocolate reese's now, as well as white chocolate!
May. 13th, 2003 07:25 am (UTC)
Hm, I didn't watch it all, so I totally missed those pieces. Did you ever read "As Nature Made Him"? It's about the famous case of the identical twin boys, one of which (during a bizarre circumsion accident!) lost his penis, and his parents (and this really shady Dr. Money from JHU) decided to raise him as a girl to prove that gender was wholely determined by upbringing (plus a little help from surgery and female hormones). Basicly the dude knew something was wrong and tried to kill himself. Present day he's married and living as a man. It's an interesting book.
May. 14th, 2003 12:16 am (UTC)
Sounds like an interesting book apart from the fact that I kind of believe that you should raise boys and girls as people and not boys or girls. Clearly that doctor was messed up, but still I believe much of masculinity and femininity is a social construct.
May. 16th, 2003 11:05 am (UTC)
I learneda new word from that show: huevodoches: Eggs at Twelve. That's when the ball drops, so to speak, like at new years.
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May. 12th, 2003 09:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Hunger
Well... I'm definately not malnourished. I think it's more when I get moody, and I can't solve my problem mentally, I look for some kind of satisfaction, so I start to overeat. Sad but true.
May. 12th, 2003 08:26 am (UTC)
I repeat the sentiment: Dark chocolate reese's?? Mon DIEU!
May. 12th, 2003 09:30 pm (UTC)
Also white chocolate. Avoid all 7-11s.
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