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Feb. 25th, 2004

Christian rock band Sixpence None the Richer revealing their decision to break up in the pages of CCM magazine

HA HA! Good. Stop butchering my favorite song.

Weekend: saturday was unstopping. lil' m's first birthday was a success but i was so frazzled and in pain i couldn't really enjoy... and then when i went to leave my car key was broke. i made shrimps for booyeah's birthday but they were maybe underdone or something, too mushy. someone, and please clue me in here, made the most amazing effing potato soup EVAR. it kicked bootay. i had frazzled fun til midnight when i collapsed in a heap. i hate working on saturdays, have i mentioned? sunday was gonna be a trip to the black cat but ended up being me cleaning my room while jack got ML6. it was good i got alot of work out of the way to make ready for him to move in. i've never lived in an "our" space but i don't want it to be just "my" space where he happens to live.

Monday: therapy, curves, procrastinating on registering to vote and buying tires. i already talked about the chairs. a side note: why do lots of shops and restaurants close on mondays? it's the one day i can do alot of stuff. stupid consignment furniture gallery, i hate you for being closed on monday. then i did the guild meet and stayed up way too late in order to make 42. Tuesday: met up with tzel and co. for mardi gras drinks, then on to home for further beady celebration. examorata is very patient with me about some of my kitchen habits, i must say. i keep forgetting to clean the grill. jack is likely to be out of a job by may. possibly earlier. vexing.

Question: any of you smartypants out there know any good books about prison reform/punishment in america? i'm looking for something for the next book club already. middlesex is good so far.


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Feb. 25th, 2004 09:59 am (UTC)
potato soup??? does your's have cheese in it?
Feb. 25th, 2004 10:04 am (UTC)
i don't know who made it! i forgot! but i hope they post and tell me the recipe :)
Feb. 25th, 2004 11:16 am (UTC)
*blushes* Thanks! I made the soup.

The recipe can be found here:
Feb. 26th, 2004 01:11 pm (UTC)

it is made with FLAKES?

*faints dead away*
Feb. 26th, 2004 05:23 pm (UTC)
Only a very few flakes, you could probably get away without them, it's just how I was given the recipe. The main thickness comes from the roux and the baked potatoes.
Feb. 25th, 2004 10:06 am (UTC)
Christian rock band Sixpence None the Richer revealing their decision to break up in the pages of CCM magazine

Thank God! I don't think I could have stood their covering and destroying another great song. I couldn't even listen to their cover of "Don't Dream its Over" and all norabombay could do is shout "It's not a happy fluffy love song!!" at the radio every time it came on.
Feb. 25th, 2004 10:07 am (UTC)
Yes! And much thanks for norabombay for pointing this out.
Feb. 25th, 2004 10:21 am (UTC)
Yeah I saw her post right after I responded to yours. Sorta embarrassing that...
Feb. 25th, 2004 10:25 am (UTC)
OOPS. I should have given credit in my main post. LJ etiquette!
Feb. 25th, 2004 10:27 am (UTC)
Not your fault! I wasn't paying attention.
Feb. 25th, 2004 10:10 am (UTC)
procrastinating on registering to vote

Feb. 25th, 2004 10:26 am (UTC)
It is on the docket for next monday. I am prioritizing it above tires.
Feb. 25th, 2004 10:45 am (UTC)
Restaurants often traditionally close on Mondays because they need to give their people /some/ time off, and the weekends are a huge no-no since everyone wants to go out to eat on the weekend.

Other businesses? They're just lazy! =)
Feb. 25th, 2004 12:28 pm (UTC)
Actually, I think other (small) businesses do it for exactly the same reason restaurants do....
Feb. 29th, 2004 06:28 am (UTC)
I think it's because they're gay. Gays go to church on Mondays, just to fuck it up for us god-fearing normal people.
Feb. 25th, 2004 11:44 am (UTC)
Anything by Angela Davis (feminist, Black Panther, professor at UCSC) is going to be good for the whole prison reform thing. She's pretty radical, though. She's not so much a proponent of prison "reform" as she is of prison "abolition". But she'll school you on the prison-industrial complex and make you want to cry.
Feb. 26th, 2004 01:13 pm (UTC)
i saw her books! and i would like to read them. but i was thinking of something, yeah, less radical i guess, for book club.
Feb. 26th, 2004 03:26 pm (UTC)
Radicalize book club! The revolution starts today, at home!
Feb. 26th, 2004 03:35 pm (UTC)
I've been trying - I only suggested we read Cunt about a thousand times. We have, however, read Nickel and Dimed, Fast Food Nation, and Culture Jam, all of which I consider at least a little bit radical, but I know that we're not really a group that's good with sticking on the completely philosophical end of things. At least half of us courts facts and figures and studies, and is comforted by their soothing concreteness. I flirt with academic rational literature, hopefully to temper my burning idealism, but I know that just standing up and saying, "this is how it feels" or worse yet, "this is mostly how it feels accompanied by a few statistics which clearly support how it feels" is not going to fly with this crowd. Cunt would not be well-recieved for that very reason, I'm sure. So I try to find a middle ground. I hope I am not mis-characterizing the works of Angela Davis, which I have never read, but the amazon blurb struck me that her book was more a polemic, and less a sober account-taking.

So I confess, I'm looking for a sober, unslanted account-taking tome with a journalistic flair to tender it readable.
Feb. 29th, 2004 06:30 am (UTC)
Suggest some Noam Chomsky!
Feb. 29th, 2004 11:49 am (UTC)
not rabid, er, radical enough!
I give books by Chomsky as Christmas presents!

*Donna Haraway* Doggie erotica! Cyborgs! Feminist politics!
The Companion Species Manifesto *** "The Cyborg Manifesto"
*Octavia Butler* Strange afro-centric body-blurring science-fiction!
Clay's Ark *** Lilith's Brood
*Anna Tsing* Japan, Indonesia, Globalization, trees with agency!
In the Realm of the Diamond Queen
Beyond time, beyond culture, beyond hip hop! *DJ Spooky*
Viral Sonata *** Riddim Warfare
*Grant Morrison* Beneath the sidewalk: comic books!
The Invisibles *** "Lovecraft in Heaven"
The ethnography of fake countries! Terror heals! *Mic Taussig*
The Magic of the State *** Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man

i'm sorry, that's about as radical as I get . . .
Feb. 25th, 2004 12:47 pm (UTC)
oh, and
Christian rock band Sixpence None the Richer revealing their decision to break up in the pages of CCM magazine

I didn't realize they were a Christian rock band.
Feb. 25th, 2004 02:22 pm (UTC)
Sixpence None the Richer
But can we get the Radio Station's to stop playing their version of that song?
Feb. 26th, 2004 01:14 pm (UTC)
i wish.
Feb. 25th, 2004 02:47 pm (UTC)
Who Owns Death by Robert J. Lifton and Greg Mitchell

Beyond Repair?: America's Death Penalty (Constitutional Conflicts) edited by Stephen P. Garvey

but mostly, New Jack
Feb. 28th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC)
Thank you! You are not the first person to suggest Newjack. I'm putting it on the list!
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