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for the girls

I’m pretty sure I’ve always been some kind of feminist. You can ask my parents if you’re not sure. If memory serves me I was never going to get married, I was never going to have kids, I was going to be a lawyer, psych therapist, an actress (oh boy that one is rich) and a music journalist.  Maybe I am a combination of those things now. Maybe I’m not. But either way I was never going to depend on a man to do the things I needed done.

Wait. Pause.

I am not a girl with Daddy Issues. On the contrary my dad is my best friend. Absolutely I can tell my dad anything. I called my dad from jail when I got arrested and told him exactly what happened. Both times. When things get insane, my dad is the first person I call. Because my dad is a feminist too. My dad has always taught me I can and will do anything I want. That I can be anything I want to be. That I am just as capable as anyone with the other set of genitals. My dad is who taught me to ride public transport, to work, to not be afraid to walk at night if I am aware of my surroundings (because really no one, male or female should be out not knowing what’s going on, get off your phones, seriously!) My father and I work in the same industry and I’m sorry to say it’s still pretty male dominated but because I’ve always had that support behind me, guess who’s the boss lady now? This bitch.

Yeah that microphone is sexy

I’m sure somewhere on the internet someone is all, “OMG this woman just called herself a bitch, that’s so derogatory!”

Whatever, get over yourself.

It’s not a man’s world, this is something I’ve learned and some knowledge I’ve earned.

I have a few amazing girlfriends in mind that I want to do something with. I want to start a punk version of Big Sisters. I want us to pool our resources if it’s art, money, books, time, pen pal timing whatever together and find a few girls every year and give them all the love and support we can. I know some of the most amazing women in the world and I know I would’ve loved having people like Aurora or Kim or maybe even someone like me in my life , as angry teen. (I swear we’re all just learning what it is to be angry and everything pisses us off!)

I was lucky. I had my Dad. I had my cousin Michelle who I swear gave birth to the best baby ever. I had my amazing and actually shockingly punk rock Grandma Hazel and I had my Aunt Sharon and Ms Augustine/Clark and later my Mama Denise. Some girls aren’t that lucky. I want to give them what I know and with my friends help, I know I will.



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Let’s talk about food for a minute

I love food. And since I’m not driving currently I’ve been deprived of the ability to just nip out and get some of my favorites. So let’s food porn together shall we, while I eat some olives for lunch, ha ha.

I love Indian Food

Paneer anything is pretty much my favorite. I like curries too. I haven’t been to Indian Food since Thanksgiving weekend and I have to admit I’m jonesin’ pretty hard for some right now.

You guys know I love sushi

Like I avidly love sushi. I’d learn to make it at home if I thought I wouldn’t botch the job. Luckily Ben likes sushi too and takes me probably every two weeks or so. I’m spoiled.

Tofu Pad Thai

Oh my god I love Thai food. Almost every thing on the menu anywhere I go (as most of it can be made vegetarian)

Do not underestimate a good sandwich

Yes I know I can make sandwiches at home but they’re always better when someone else makes them for you. I can’t duplicate the bread at home, I don’t care what you say.

omfg tacos

I love tacos. Fish tacos are my favorite but I’ll take a plain rice and veggie taco too. I love tacos. Did I mention that?

Who doesn't love pizza?

Pizza is the one food Ben and I can both eat and usually agree on the toppings. If someone else goes out with us sometimes we get two so he can have meat but damn I love pizza.

Good grief looking at this list I have no idea how I am not the size of a Mac truck

What’s your favorite thing to eat?

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you’re such a pillow case

Last night I showed Ben this movie for the first time

My favorite movie of all time

He’d never seen it and I doubt he’ll ever let me watch it again because I have all the words memorized. Every single bit of the script? I probably know it. This is because my good girlfriend Jackie and I were OBSESSED with this movie in Junior High school. We used to watch this and Pump Up the Volume endlessly when we’d spend the night at each other’s houses giving each other horrible home hair cuts and gossiping about boys. And when you think about it, wow what a dark movie for a kid to love but whatever. It’s hilarious and well written and just about as subversive as any John Waters flick out there. Only with less Divine.

Anyway Ben really enjoyed it and I’m so glad it’s on Netflix to Watch Instantly. This is the kind of movie that in this post-Columbine world could NEVER be made again. And while there’s a dark story line, there’s also a really strong anti-bully stance there as well. If you haven’t seen this movie and can get past the Dynasty era fashion, watch it immediately. If you don’t giggle at least once I’ll give you those two hours of your life back.