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26 April 2007 @ 11:04 pm
mish! we bought pizza! and random schoolish thoughts  
At least it didn't rain on us.  No tornadoes struck while we were out either.  We have things like sprouts (I eat, Neil ... considers), veggies, entres, eggs, and more!  I can't describe how necessary the trip was, but maybe you'll understand if I tell you that for the last month we've either looked in the cupboards and said "hmmm.... peanut butter and jelly?" for dinner, or ordered in.  I don't know why we've been so unmotivated, but it happened.  And then we were going to Kansas and there didn't seem to be a reason to shop for anything since we didn't want it to go bad while we were gone.

Oh, yeah, I forgot that the last time we went to the grocery store we came out and it was hailing.  There's nothing like trying to stow wet plastic bags in your trunk when you're getting pelted with little balls of ice.

Thankfully the weather was good last night, but getting home at 10 pm, even when your larder is suddenly full of food, doesn't mean you're going to cook dinner.  Thus the regular "buy the cooked chicken and grab some nice cheeses and pre-cut veggies and french bread post-grocery-store" dinner. 

Spent the day looking at cyberpunk research, found an article by Laura Chernaik called Pat Cadigan's Synners: Refiguring Nature, Science and Technology that may have much to do with my mass and pop culture paper.  Found another post-structuralist feminist who was talking about cyberpunk as the last western frontier ... who interpreted the conception of the metaverse in things like Neal Stephen's Snow Crash as a gigantic metaphor for the vagina (and then, of course, hackers are those who penetrate.... )  On the one hand she definitely had textual proof in certain lines, but on the other ... EWW.  Sorry, having a non academic moment.  Also, why does it always have to turn out that there's some binary between penis and vagina?  between feminine and masculine?  I can understand why she did it - in a sense some writers have been suggesting the cyberpunk conception of the metaverse (or whatever you want to call it) as the last frontier that needs to be conquered is very much in line with some neo-manifest destiny theory, but... I think that there are writers who complicate that conception, more than just the women writers of cyberpunk.  KW Jeter, for one, and no one would call him a feminist writer.

Off to make more Giles graphics - I'm trying to decide now if I will save them for summer_of_giles or post them to the_jossverse since they extended their Giles + Illyra round for two more weeks (so, hey, lovely Giles people, if you're interested in posting in a new environment and getting outside of the usual Giles circles, check out and consider joining!)
EB: Queen of the Social Lepers: *tickle* tara/spike by kateelizabuffy on April 27th, 2007 02:13 am (UTC)
post to the jossverse! 'cos that way, you'll have to come up with OTHER stuff for sog, and we get more kate goodness *is ev0l*

my monkied brain: glory - evil incarnatekatekat1010 on April 27th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
you are an EVIL influence on me, you know that?

also? if i don't start working on SOG stuff now i'm afraid i won't have time later...
gray_ghostgray_ghost on April 27th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
omfg...so the Internet is like a giant vagina that is being penetrated and explored by hackers? *blinks* How does someone present a paper like that at a conference without cracking up - or getting people in the audience to not totally lose it? Can't you create a metaphor between the vagina and any grand new frontier of human exploration? If it's a dangerous frontier - does it then become a vagina dentata?

my monkied brainkatekat1010 on April 27th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC)
*smacks forhead* i totally forgot to mention the part where it became a vagina dentata!! but for her it totally did! i'll send you the paper, you can see it for yourself.