Monday, March 26, 2012

Last weekend was hell. This weekend was amazing. Hunger Games premiere on Friday. Wedding on Saturday evening in Costa Mesa. Went straight down to San Diego after to meet up with old friends and celebrate our friend's birthday. Will update more when I get a chance to sit down and finally blog.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

How I see myself this Saturday night:



Closer to what I actually look like this Saturday night:



Eff these motions. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mary Kay fail

My cousin won a "spa day" which was really a Mary Kay marketing gimmick. We did our own facials. The salesperson tried to tell me it was better than sitting in a dark room and having a stranger do my facial. It wasn't.

They also told me about a "business opportunity" in which I can "invest" $100 to sell Mary Kay products. Hey lady, why don't I invest the traditional way and buy a couple shares of your stock? That way, you can sell the product and I can get the money.

They also said I could take tax deductions for taking "clients" out for meals such as my girl friends who are interested in Mary Kay products. They said, "That's why doctors and lawyers do it." My cousin looked at me and asked, "Do you want to quit your job to sell Mary Kay?" I nodded. What a joke. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

International Women's Day

   I didn't know there was such a thing until someone started posting about it.

   That's a lie. I came here to talk about why my FB friend posted: "Are women still seeking equality?" Is that a serious question? I can't even talk about it, because the issue needs to be re-framed. The better question is, "Are some humans still facing disadvantages due to their sex/gender?" It irks  me to see important discussions obscured by the old battle of sexes rhetoric, but at the same time, I am too old and lazy to engage in more internet arguments/discussions.

   As I reflect on this question, I concede that I certainly don't face the same challenges as the women of generations past, but it's also premature to say that equality has been reached. Are some humans still facing disadvantages because of their sex and gender? Globally, yes. Domestically, yes, to a lesser extent.

  For me, I wouldn't use this day to celebrate simply being female. We've come a long way from a culture that led Simone de Beauvoir to designate us as the second sex. Girl power made sense in a time when women were powerless, but now, these girls-run-the-world Beyonce-type iterations seem almost like a perversion of what was once a powerful thought. These slogans further affirms the men-women dichotomy, and ultimately, that's not what feminism is about. It's about correcting the institutions that deny humans rights because of their sex/gender. Nothing too controversial about that. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Shortnin Bread

Another extended lunch break. I wasn't too impressed with this place, but I'll reserve Yelp judgment unless it disappoints me again.

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This cream puff was disgusting. The bacon chocolate chip cookie was okay. The salty bacon in the cookie reminds me of the salty pork in mooncakes. Meh. 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

"Love doesn't just sit there like a stone: it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new....love is a verb - something I do, not something that can be given once and stored forever."