bisexuality goes mainstream

Ever since it premiered on October 9, I have been faithfully watching A Shot of Love with Tila Tequila on MTV. In case you’re not familiar with it (it is trashtastic, after all), this show is another dating show along the lines of The Bachelor, for crackheads – 16 straight men and 16 lesbians are […]

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 […]

girls on skates

I am pleased to say that I achieved every item on my boring to-do list from last Friday. I also made it to roller derby, which was A. MAZ. ING. The PennJersey SheDevils were up against the Hammer City Roller Girls (from Canada) in the final bout of the 2007 season, in an International Hall […]

things to do this weekend

laundry clean the catbox wake up at the butt-crack of dawn with Jacob tomorrow clean the bedroom find a home for the ridiculous pile of possessions currently sprawling across the bedroom floor roller derby sleep late on Sunday kielbasa soup and pumpkin bread at the aunt’s house identify a costume for the Quentin Tarantino-themed costume […]


I watch a lot of cartoons. Not by choice, mind you – if I’m going to rot my brain, I’d rather do it with crap tv like Rock of Love and A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila (those shows make me feel better about myself as a person, sadly). Anyway, I’ve been subjected to […]

rethinking mary had a little lamb

Jacob has been learning an alphabet song in school this year, aimed at helping him learn the letters as well as the sounds they make. It’s cute – my favorite so far is the letter I: (to the tune of “Oh My Darling, Clementine”)In an igloo on an island in a sea of icy waterLived […]

for the record

I was wrong about where Ween is from (it’s New Hope, PA, not Canada), but I was totally right about their song “Push th’ Little Daisies” from 1993. Yeah.

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 […]

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 […]