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Apr. 27th, 2004

I haven't talked about lunch at Pepper's on saturday, the sensation of just coming around the corner of something truly awesome. Finding out what people with amazing words and familiar livejournal names are like when viewed in proximity. Beautiful sunlight. Just missing Gloria Steinem at the rally in Dupont Circle. I giggle to myself imagining Laura saying, "I can't help it - they're turnin' me on!!" (You had to be there.) There was also my own personal metro jerk, whispering loudly to his friend about the marchers on the metro in a horrified tone, "Look at all the hippies!"

I haven't written about going to the 9:30 to see Washington Social Club, The Butchies, and seeing the Lunachicks for the first time, buying their CDs on the spot, finding myself suddenly wanting to get a wig, a vinyl dress, and some goth whore makeup. Anyone want to practice goth whore makeup on me? (The turning point where I had to buy their album... hearing "luxury problem".) My same usual thoughts about concerts apply: how can so many people not dance? And why don't I learn to play the guitar? Also, I didn't mention how the Butchies blow me away every time I see them. After the concert we had ethiopian food nearby. I was shocked to find myself willing, nay, happy to eat almost everything on the vegetarian platter. A group hug before descending back under the city to go home and rest up.

I haven't written about finally hearing Alix Olson in person, or on the jumbotron at least. Or about seeing the med students with their signs declaring, "future abortion providers". Or seeing the grannies and grandpas out there marching up and down, making me cry each and every time. I hope I'm such an activist and so creative as I get older. [edit: Oh and going to Rio Grande after the march for a most pleasant dinner... Glad I got to show off that favorite of places to visitors...] I haven't posted my pictures - they're up but huge and not linked. All in due time.

And that brings me to last night, when we had the 31st book club meeting, where we all had a hard time once again debating the subject of the book. ("The mass media screws up campaigns and campaign reporting." "Yep.") Next stop for us: Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five. I should be done in a few days, it's a very fast read. Work's been busy and I've been productive. Softball games are in 9 days. Jack recieved some good news. My parents are coming to visit weekend after this one. I decided to put in the second nuva ring. I am grateful for what I have.


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Apr. 27th, 2004 09:31 am (UTC)
Feminists ROCK!!

It was awesome meeting you guys. I'm so glad you had that kitty umbrella! We would've had fun still if we'd have marched by ourselves, but it was, like, 19249025782537852387523785237852879253785278952387 times better with all of you. Thank you for keeping us all together, thank you for finding a place for us all to sit down and eat together, thank bizarrojack for so graciously picking up the tab, and thanks for everything else I'm blanking out on right now because I'm still in that state of positive shock and awe you described yesterday.

Best. Weekend. Ever.
Apr. 28th, 2004 02:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Feminists ROCK!!
Glad to hear from you! Glad you got home safe and snug. :)
Apr. 27th, 2004 09:32 am (UTC)
"Look at all the hippies!"

That's your cue to bounce over with a perky smile and say, "Hi! My name is Kim! Would you like a brownie and a hug?"
Apr. 27th, 2004 09:57 am (UTC)
Or just lean into his face and say "Duuude, you're startin' to harsh my mellow!"
Apr. 27th, 2004 09:48 am (UTC)
I looooooove Slaughterhouse-Five. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on it.
Apr. 28th, 2004 02:16 pm (UTC)
I'm almost done already!! I won't really post any thoughts until after book club is over though - gotta save it up. :)
Apr. 27th, 2004 10:47 am (UTC)
Alix was great! My lil sis was waaay excited to see her performance.

Kurt Vonnegut kicks @$$. I really liked Slaughterhouse Five, also The Cat's Cradle, and Hocus Pocus, and ... well just about every one of his novels I've read. To top it off, either his brother or father was a meteorologist. The Cat's Cradle is based on a cloud physics theory. :)
Apr. 27th, 2004 11:55 am (UTC)
Wow... I am feeling very nostalgic for DC right now!
Apr. 28th, 2004 02:17 pm (UTC)
Aww... I wish you had been here.
Apr. 27th, 2004 11:39 pm (UTC)
Vegetarian Ethiopian food = YUM!!! Seriously, it's one of my favorites.
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