The Vagina Monologues!

My Partner( an over worked grad student) and I (over worked) have decided to participate in the Vagina Monologues here in State College. It will be taking place at the State Theater on February 17, 2008. The tickets are available at the State Theater website.

All proceed are going to the Centre County Women’s Resource Center. This production is being put by women of the State College community.

We have participated at the university we attended prior but this will definitely be a different experience.

Support all the performances of the Vagina Monologues and look for a performance near you!

My Partner and I are so excited to be getting involved in the community! We can continue to make friends!

There will be more posted soon!

It’s 2008!

When you think about the years that have past sometimes it is all one big blur. Lately my life has been clear from start to now. I have been trying to keep myself occupied and therefore soon will be working and getting this site more together.

Fun fact for the New Year: Accu-Weather Forecast is located in State College. It is out in the middle of nowhere giving you your weather update.

Happy New Year!

P.S. I know I am five days late.

Happy Holidays…and I don’t mean holy days

I hope everyone enjoys whatever they celebrate. I celebrate a time for celebration. This is the only time of year that you have an excuse to see people run up their energy bill and waste precious energy for the mere joy of trying to see if Jesus will come back to enjoy the party everyone throws for his birth. I must say it is quite a party. I think Jesus is the biggest celebrity of them all. Second comes Brittany Spear’s sister and that is probably just because she is taking “responsibility” at sixteen fucking years old and keeping some cells that will eventually form a human. Funny how all that works out.

In the mist of all that, Happy Holidays everyone and be safe.

Partner vs. Girlfriend

Words are so interesting. They take several forms to every single person. If someone says the word “tree”, I might picture something completely different than someone else and that in itself makes a meaning.

Let’s discuss the word partner. It is a word that is gender-neutral in saying boyfriend or girlfriend. Such as the phrase significant other.

My Partner or also my girlfriend was talking to a woman about the Vagina Monologues. My partner was discussing that I was interested in getting involved. My partner described me as her “girlfriend” but the person thought she meant a friend that is a girl but if she would have said partner then they would have understood.

If you try to be gender-neutral and say Partner people automatically think you are in a same sex relationship but if you say Girlfriend then you mean a friend. What is wrong with the world and who calls there friends girlfriends?

Answer: Lots of people.

Sexual Harassment “Training”

Yesterday I completed a web-training assessment on sexual harassment. It was a well done training compared to some of the ones I have heard about in other companies and universities.

One of the first problems with the training that caught my eye was the fact that the person being harassed is instructed to confront the person who is making them feel “uncomfortable”. They also said that this should be done in private. Again, let’s think about this statement. If someone is making you feel uncomfortable, confronting them and telling them to stop is not such an easy task. Basically, if someone doesn’t tell the person or persons to stop, then they cannot claim sexual harassment because they have not made it clear that they are uncomfortable. In my opinion this policy is hurting people who are being sexually harassed but are afraid to speak up. Speaking from experience, confronting someone (who in most cases in a job setting is your superior) is easier said than done.

Hmm, Why is sexism everywhere?

l<– this is an ovary. put this in your profile if you know some stupid drama queen that needs her’s punched.

I just copied and pasted this from someone’s AIM account profile. It was at the bottom of the page and the 1 that you see is a pink dot on the profile.

Let’s think for a moment. Ok, time is up. How is this not sexist and falling into the stereotypes that is the face of our society?

What makes me even more upset is the fact that this was in a female’s profile. Should I be surprised?

Finally being an adult

Everyday I wake up, lay there for several seconds, finally get up, and eventually leave my apartment thinking that I am ready for the new day ahead. The minute I step outside, I am greeted by the wonderful trees, the beautiful fresh air, and some squirrels. I get into my car, drive my partner to school and then until recently, went back home and sat in front of the computer, put on NPR, and stared at my feline soul-mate.

Now, I have a new job and well, was on a week of Thanksgiving.

I realized so much from just a week. I realized that no matter how much my family might not agree with me or me not agree with them; they will be there. I realized that the friends I made in Indiana and the memories I have created there make me smile. I also realized that no matter how much you want to change, sometimes you just need to act.

My whole life my parents always told me that I would talk the talk but never walk the walk. I guess I did not understand until this moment. I have changed a lot over the last 2 years but one thing that I still have trouble with is taking the talk and putting it into action. You maybe can procrastinate on homework or filing some paperwork, but life never stops. Everyday we grow older, we make events, and we have to take the steps. No one can ever take them for us. I have taken many steps, even ones I was afraid of but at this very moment as I am typing into this space on the World Wide Web, I can feel my stomach turn because tomorrow is a new day and I keep asking myself;”Will I be able to finally walk the walk?”

First Day on the Job…

I started my new job today! I feel like this one will definitely help me figure out what I want to do in life. I am tired and about to go read some Monkey Wrench Gang. I will write more tomorrow so I can update about finishing the final installment of Harry Potter and life in a new place.

Oh, and did everyone hear? Dumbledore is gay!