[+][beam] Hildegarde says, “Some cultures are defined by their relationship to cheese.”
[+][beam] Brin says, “Cheese is god.”
[+][beam] Brin says, “Good, even.”
[+][beam] Hildegarde falls apart laughing.
[+][beam] salmon says, “no no, the first was right”
Blogging late at night again….
Well, so I was hanging out with the bridal party today. What a complete blast. I had such a great time, who knew? We tried on 500 dresses, and I discovered that I *am* an actual size 14 (my mother didn’t entirely believe it), and I got lots of nice comments about how ‘curvy’ I am. I have this hidden waist that no one ever sees, because I think I look like a busty whore with massive hips. Apparently this is otherwise known as an hourglass figure. So, if you can believe it, shopping for a bridesmaid dress actually ended up being an ego-boosted event. Who knew?
Anyway, a great great great time was had by all. We head to Blake’s house afterwards (another bridesmaid), and drank wine and kept talking. It was productive and fun. It was good to meet these people again…they were all a year ahead of me in school, so I know them but not really…we all really connected. I hope we get together again. But now I’m exhausted and that means I’m going to be behind in my email correspondence. I thought of another 1500 things I want to talk to Kyle about, but I don’t have the energy yet to write the email. Isn’t it amazing how fast you can come to really look forward to hearing what someone thinks….
Much fun had at tonight at salmon’s. And, what was the main course for the evening? Can you guess? Salmon! How cannibalistic! And, a first for me. I was determined to be brave about it, though when it came out with the skin on it and stuff it kind of freaked me out. Good thing I’d had a beer and a couple of glasses of wine by then. And, verdict is…it was pretty good. It might take me a while to get over the consistency, though. I don’t think I’m over my fear of fish by a longshot, but I did take an important step tonight. And I met all kinds of really nice people. But I think I initiated/prolonged some strange conversations, so I’m not sure I’ll get invited back. Oh dear. 🙂
And I think I’m going with emma to buy a guitar tomorrow. What fun! I figure Steve’s on Queen st. is the place to go. Seeing that I’ve been to all of two music stores in Toronto, and only into each one once. (Once to get a new capo and some strings, and once to get some picks. That was on Saturday.) For some reason people assume that if you can play a guitar you must know how to buy one too. (My mother bought me mine. I’ve never bought one.) But this should be interesting. And emma’s always a hoot. I haven’t spent enough time with her of late.
Also: I was watching QT last night, and saw its host, Irshad, refer to some viewer comments about transexual issues, and to their FTM correspondent’s response. Well, since I’ve been trying to talk about gender for weeks now, I decided to email their correspondent, Kyle, about what he had written. And that has evolved into a rather interesting email conversation about the nature of trans issues generally, and has given me a lot to think about. I knew there was someone who would give me a real criticism of my gender essentialism…but I’m still pushing Kyle on some issues. He’s giving me a whole new spin, which I enjoy. I really need to go back to school, don’t I. It’s pretty sad.
i am a work in progress
dressed in the fabric of a world unfolding
offering intricate patterns of questions
rhythms that never come clean
that you still haven’t seen
Wow, another mention on another blog. This one is the amazing and intensely thoughtful blog kept by my dear friend salmon with the pink shoes. She’s really the reason I’ve even heard of blogging….what a star she is. 🙂 And she bears a spooky resemblance to PJ Harvey.
Well, I spent the morning downloading strange music. A friend’s computer needs a reformat (oh, the horror!) so I get to be the guardian of the mp3s. So in spite of the lawsuit against napster, we the users don’t seem to be suffering too much. I would just like to point out that I have been far more likely to actually buy music since I discovered napster…now I actually hear stuff and discover that I want it. 🙂 (Us talk radio junkies don’t realize this often.)
I’m also glad to say that both me and my wonderful touch-base friend Janine, who had bad days yesterday, are having good days today. Yay! (touch-base friend: the person you call when you just have to tell someone about your day and it seems to inane to tell most people. These are my favourite kinds of friends.)
Thank god(tm) for blog(tm)!
Well, I had to take a break from playing with the blog to have dinner with my friend and colleague Jamie. Question of the day: does everyone’s life suck right now? What’s going on? Everyone’s depressed and everyone’s lives are falling apart. Sheesh. I guess it’s been a long winter. Or there’s some astrological reason for us all to suffer this year. Well. Oh, and managed to slip in some online radio-listening: check out This American Life, and scan their huge archive of past shows. I personally suggest Monogamy and Who’s Canadian? (just two of my personal favourites. ) I’m not sure what the world would do without Ira Glass. And I say this as a die hard CBC fan, but there is just some really really good programming on NPR.
Bedtime for this little bunny. I hope we all (all of those afflicted by an unfortunate configuration of stars) have sweet dreams tonight.