Monday, July 09, 2012

Monday, Monday..That's All I Know

Cheesy FriesSeriously, what's the next lyric to that song? I'm going to just be singing Monday Monday for about three days straight now.

So, I just found out that you have to have a Disqus account to comment at Shakesville Manor. I don't have one. Too much trouble to make one. I'm already pissed enough about Wordpress making me sign in and therefore comment as my Wordpress name on every Wordpress blog. I like being Kizz and it's not letting me. Stupid.

Here's what I wanted to say, though, in reference to this post: 5 Favorite Books by Female Authors
1. Beauty by Robin McKinley
2. All the books of The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett
3. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
4. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
5. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Meanwhile over at Jezebel, a girl overheard a guy threaten to rape someone walking across the street. So the girl turned around and punched him. Her post about it has gone viral and the debate is on! Was she wrong to punch him? Not up for debate, the people commenting on her post that she deserves to be raped are wrong, wrong, wrongity, so fucking wrong.

Dignity CatI'll post about it at Please Pass the Popcorn a little later but I saw Magic Mike and, I'm telling you, I really enjoyed it. It's not high art and it's got its problems but it was much better than I expected while not skimping on all the guilty pleasures I did expect. It was nice to see that someone at Feministing agreed with me. 

There have been articles and posts all over about the success of a young woman's campaign to get Seventeen Magazine to stop digitally altering its models. I've only had a chance to skim some of them. Can anyone tell me if the headlines are specific? Have they agreed to stop digitally altering photos of girls or does it apply to women of all ages?

Maggie Mason has begun to write a little about her divorce. She recently posted a few pieces of advice she appreciated and the last one is something I always forget to deploy when I'm feeling pressured to date more/now/better/quick/at all. "It takes a very good boyfriend to beat no boyfriend at all." I know that a lot of people would rather be with someone than alone but I can't, however I try, understand it. In my experience, having someone who is dragging you down is in no way better than doing things on your own. In fact, it's a way I evaluate when to invite someone to functions where I have a plus one. Am I doing it because I just feel like I ought not go alone? If I invite _______ will the experience be good for both of us or will be all dragged down by each other? Try it some time, you may find that going out alone is preferable to bringing your devout Mormon colleague to her first Eddie Izzard show.

Can't decide whether to laugh or cry at this old newspaper clipping asking men on the street if women should be spanked. How about a sort of horrified chuckle?

Last but not least let us look at this absolutely enchanting selection of portable planters. Now you can plant something on your bike or your lapel or your purse. It's like an invitation to take my killing spree on the road.


  1. Beauty. Also a favorite. Out on the rape. People are nuts. Nuts. Psychopaths. So good to me is next line. Need to go see Mike. Spanking on the street, also in. Wink!

  2. Steph4:42 PM

    Um, if you need a plus one to another Eddie Izzard show - I swear I will make it fun. Or any other plus one you might need - just so you know.
    I also feel so much the same about so having someone in your life etc. xoxo

  3. Haven't clicked through all the links, but I will. What really got me was the boyfriend quote. Similar, but different...a friend who married for love twice and was widowed twice said "there are worse things in this world than being single." Now in my mid seventies, I would not give up my independence for any
    man. But I do have a dear gay friend who will fill in if needed at those functions where I can bring a guest.

  4. Monday, Monday
    So good to me.....

    You can google anything!

  5. The most pertinent lyric, of course, is:

    Monday, Monday
    Can't trust that day

  6. I agree with all of the above especially about how being alone is better than being with the wrong person and feeling alone with them. I think because we are brainwashed so early that it's a couples' world, people are so afraid of being by themselves, they end up making bad choices so they aren't alone.

    I also like the fact that you've included more pictures of cats recently. The dogs are fun but I love seeing the kitties too!

  7. "It takes a very good boyfriend to beat no boyfriend at all." - HELL YEAH! Which is why Dave is in my life and why I was single for 10 years prior to him being in my life :-)

    "At the time, however, what he said as a 'joke' also seemed very much like a legitimate threat." - even if it WASN'T a threat, what the HELL kind of joke is that???

    "...(I’m waiting for the sequel with Tyrese, D’Angelo, and Idris Elba. Michael B. Jordan would play The Kid, and dance to Prince like it should be)..." oh HELL YEAH!!! WOOOOOO!!!

    and lord! Those men talking about spanking look like...people you'd cross the street to avoid! YIKES!

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