news, politics

family first (or, the entry in which Rachel overuses the bullet-point function)

Australia isn't known as a queer-progressive nation. Although the country has its fair share of the GLBT community, and although they're no Iran in terms of recognizing the community, they're certainly not pushing any boundaries in giving the gay community rights and recognition. They do, however, have a fairly recently-founded and vocal conservative party, the… Continue reading family first (or, the entry in which Rachel overuses the bullet-point function)

daily miscellany

things to do this weekend

laundryclean the catboxwake up at the butt-crack of dawn with Jacob tomorrowclean the bedroom find a home for the ridiculous pile of possessions currently sprawling across the bedroom floorroller derbysleep late on Sundaykielbasa soup and pumpkin bread at the aunt's houseidentify a costume for the Quentin Tarantino-themed costume party next weekendWow. This is possibly the… Continue reading things to do this weekend

open letters

Open Letter to the Jackass Dad Who Killed the Big Spider at Daycare This Morning

Dear Jackass Dad Who Killed the Big Spider at Daycare This Morning:Unnecessary.I know that spider was huge (and when I say huge, I really mean GINORMOUS) , and I understand all the girls who were squeaking about it in the classroom probably think you're some big-shit hero now for smashing a spider with a broom,… Continue reading Open Letter to the Jackass Dad Who Killed the Big Spider at Daycare This Morning

friends, history

I recently had a drunken phone conversation with an old friend. He was kind enough to indulge me for quite a while (I wince at the thought of the cost of that bill, as he lives in California, and if my call log is correct, he listened to me ramble for the better part of… Continue reading

school

the grind

I'll be heading back to school in January. Yup, it's official - provided I can secure the appropriate government funding, I'll be enrolled as a matriculated student at Rutgers. I received my acceptance letter and admission packet this weekend, and I've got until December 12th to acknowledge my acceptance.I'm excited. I do enjoy going to… Continue reading the grind