Archives for September 2012

Link bait and growing up.

Every so often, posts pop up trying to tell one group of people that they’re doing it wrong. And they’re link bait (posts designed to get you so riled up that you’ll click on it in the first place and immediately tell all your friends to go there and get angry). The posts that slam geeks for being unwashed masses… gamers being labeled as immature men… female gamers or geeks not really being either, since naturally they’re only there to find men to worship them. All those are examples of link bait. Jezebel is the latest to join the ranks,…

Patriot Day.

I know that this is probably not going to be a popular post. Tomorrow is 9/11, which is being celebrated as Patriot Day. I remember the day vividly. I remember the lives lost that day, as well as those whose lives were lost in the wars that followed. I’m not comfortable with it being celebrated as Patriot Day. I don’t mean this to diminish anyone who risked their lives to try to save people in the towers- or the people who sacrificed their own lives to keep Flight 93 from crashing into the Pentagon. I don’t. It bothers me that…

Couch to 5k: Week One Day One.

After putting it off for awhile, I finally attempted Day One again. Couch to 5k is an interval training program designed to get you in shape to run a 5k, even if you’ve never run before. When I first tried it, I hit a wall. So I started by trying to walk a mile, and now I’ve been running and walking semi-regularly. The last couple of days, life got in my way and I didn’t get to go for a run. I’m not much of a morning person (especially after the late nights I’ve been pulling writing) so running in…

Everyday harassment. Take two.

This is a blog post I’d originally posted in May. But it seemed pretty appropriate for some of the internet conversations going on this week: Kate Beaton shared a post on Twitter today (this post, in fact) filled with young women sharing a conversation about street harassment. Mostly how common it is, and how much women in general put up with. In response, she made this comic. Go, read both. Then come back. It happens to everyone, even me. For any guys out there, this isn’t an attempt to say look at all the attention I’ve gotten, I must be…

Well hello September!

I sort of forgot that yesterday was Monday. Sometimes I just see the world as weekend and then Monday. So three day weekends throw me off. We went to a family party on Saturday, at my grandmother-in-laws house. I had a nice time. The weather was cooler than it’s been, and not very humid at all. A neighbor of hers was having a party with a mariachi band- the serenading kind, not the loud obnoxious kind. So we sat out on the patio in somewhat mild weather and enjoyed the music. Sunday we ran some errands, including buying TheBoy new…