Archive for July, 2004

July 28, 2004

I get what I want… and I never want it again/Rooster-heads

 [5:09 am]
Subject: Rooster-heads

Fake mohawks, faux hawks, tall ponytails… whatever you want to call it does not look good on girls for the most part. The whole let’s take a ponytail and make the top really high thing just makes you look like a farm animal. The rockabilly look is hot. But this is not to be confused with the wanna be punk look. You know how you do a mowhawk? You shave the sides of your head then spike up the middle part. OK?!

Also just a note to guys who fall for this. Just because a girl takes a bottle of peroxide to her hair doesn’t make her suddenly hot if she’s got an ugly face.

Thank you and good night.

[4:07 am]
Subject: I get what I want and I never want it again…
Mood  disappointed
Music Tears for Fears "Mad World"

Have you ever wanted something really badly for a long time… let’s say a car for instance….

You want it for a while and all you can do is think about how much you want it. But you think you can’t ever have it and you probably don’t really deserve to have it. So you don’t even try to find a way to get it. Then someone else gets to buy one but has the money for screwed up reasons. They don’t deserve or appreciate that car. You see the way they drive it around not taking care of it. It makes you mad but really there is nothing you can do about it. And you know if you had it, you’d always get it fixed, drive it carefully, get it washed, etc.

A couple years later you find out you can get the car. In fact, you could have had it all along! But you didn’t know there was such an easy way. Now the owner has abandoned it and it’s all yours if you want it. But it’s so badly damaged. The dents and scratches make it unrecognizable. It’s still technically the same car but you can barely tell. You take it for a test ride because you still kind of consider having it. But all you can do is try to remember what it used to be like. You don’t enjoy what it is now. And you don’t really want to put the time and effort into fixing it because no matter what you do, it still won’t be in its original form.

I think I’d rather take the bus if I have to ’til I find the right car. The car might take me where I want to go easier and faster for now but it’s not worth the repairs and headaches that will soon come with having it.


July 28, 2004

How to make a cherryteresa

Current mood:  silly
Current music: Soundgarden "Pretty Noose"

How to make a CherryTeresa

How to make a CherryTeresa

1 part competetiveness

1 part crazyiness

3 parts leadership

Blend at a low speed for 30 seconds. Add a little cocktail umbrella and a dash of wisdom

July 25, 2004

My “Warning Label”

[5:54 pm]
Mood good
Music "Poor Unfortunate Souls" from the Little Mermaid





July 18, 2004

Gay people should be able to get married, I miss .click.

[2:40 pm]
Subject: .click.
Mood  mellow
Music .click. "Gently Unraveling"

I miss .click. a lot. Why did you have to break up?! I know why. But I hate it. The Baltimore scene hasn’t been the same since you left. Great musicianship and originality was not only accepted but expected when you were around. It’s not like that at all anymore. I went to your website the other day and it was gone. It was still up for a while after you were through. But no more. Knowing it was gone made me sad.
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[3:13 am]
Subject: Gay marriages
Mood  rejuvenated

12 reasons why gay people should not be allowed to get married
(This is of course SARCASTIC! I completely support making gay marriages legal in all fifty states. And I saw this posted by someone on myspace).

1. Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control.

2. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples and old people can’t legally get married because the world needs more children.

3. Obviously, gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

4. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if Gay marriage is allowed, since Britney Spears’ 55-hour just-for-fun marriage was meaningful.

5. Heterosexual marriage has been around a long time and hasn’t changed at all; women are property, blacks can’t marry whites, and divorce is illegal.

6. Gay marriage should be decided by people, not the courts, because the majority-elected legislatures, not courts, have historically protected the rights of the minorities.

7. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That’s why we have only one religion in America.

8. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

9. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

10. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That’s why single parents are forbidden to raise children.

11. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and we could never adapt to new social norms because we haven’t adapted to things like cars or a longer lifespan.

12. Civil unions, providing most of the same benefits as marriage with a different name are better, because a "separate but equal" institution is always constitutional. Separate schools for African-Americans worked just as well as separate marriages for gays and lesbians will.

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July 16, 2004

I love Margaret Cho and Courtney Love

This was taken from Margaret Cho’s Blog. I’ve always loved Margaret and now that she has said exactly what I have thought for years, I love her even more. There’s a ton I would add to this but I don’t even have the time to begin.

It’s a sad time for rock music where if you’re not some glittery, giggling, half shirt wearing girly girl, you won’t sell records. But if you’re a guy going to jail that makes you badass.

And if you believe some dead, money-hungry gangsta and her father (who was barely in her life – except of course, when he fed her LSD when she was a baby) then that proves you will believe anything you want to believe.

I want to be a good feminist but I worry about the state of the female nation. Today, I am especially concerned about Courtney Love. Love was hospitalized for a miscarriage over the weekend and missed a court appearance in Los Angeles. Failure to appear has tripled her posted bail, made them issue another warrant for her arrest, and gave even more cannon fodder to the media. It has raised the stakes on the celebrity death pools and brought out all the people who ‘love to hate’ her.

This is unfair. I was speaking to another feminist, whose opinion I hold in high regard. She admitted, quite casually, that she hated Courtney Love. When pressed for a reason why, she stammered over her words, not realizing that she might be taken to task for her own misogyny. She couldn’t come up with an acceptable one, other than "I just love to hate her." But what for? Courtney Love is an incredible artist who has endured public derision and scorn for well over a decade. What man could survive that? Yet in any real way, the feminist majority has yet to come to her defense. No one has come forward with the simple statement "Why is it with such ease that I am hating another woman?"

I want to know why this hatred is casual and unquestioned. I am a fan of the band Hole, and believe that Courtney Love has made significant contributions to the mythology of the rock star, and changed the standards for women in rock. However, her work as a musician is rarely, if ever, brought up when speaking about her. It is always about the drug arrests, the lack of grace in her social interactions, the possibility that she might have killed her husband – a theory supported by many, including her own father, the author of two books on the subject. No one ever talks about the cool brilliance of her latest record "America’s Sweetheart." If they speak about her at all, it is with the superiority and distance of the eternal judge, the tsk-tsk of the outside observer, who coolly and impassively watches the events of everything unfold from afar, always unattached , always removed. All of it is approached with a "Will she survive this?" attitude.

Why is this ok? If you are a feminist, or even if you are a woman, I don’t think it is acceptable to hate another woman in the media anymore unless you have a well worked out explanation as to why, have examined all your own prejudices and can convince me that you are not just another fascist follower of fashion. I don’t care if that in itself is a sexist notion, for it forces the burden of guilt on the jury’s shoulders. Individually we must be called out to prove our suspicion, put words to our guilt. If you are going to triple her bail, that is the least we can do for her.

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