The worst thing you can call a girl is a girl. The worst thing you can call a...– Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Women’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters by Jessica Valenti.
Yep, it just took me four and a half hours to write a one-page paper. And the whole time I was actually working. This is why I hate writing.
words I never spell correctly the first time
bicycle (bycicle) femininity (feminity) piece (peice) vacuum (vaccum)
I really need a schedule/to-do list. I’ve gotten through a week of school without one but it’s time to get down to business. (“It’s business time.”) I’m not procrastinating like crazy but I feel like I am. I could always be reading chapters ahead of time. Time to go. Time to get fix my resume and get a job or something. Today I went to my first Chinese Student...
This conversation actually happened.
Mom: Your father gave me the best present ever!
Dad: I did. It's the best.
Me: An iPhone?
Mom: A PENCIL SHARPENER!!!
Me: A pencil sharpener?
Mom: Yes! I like pencils! And I like when they're sharp!
Me: I don't even know how to respond to this.
Mater Dei and Long Beach Poly go through same... →
“Alhambra Keppel has lost 38 consecutive games, the longest active losing streak in the state. The Aztecs’ 20-17 loss to San Gabriel Gabrielino on Friday was their narrowest margin of defeat during the streak.” Heck yes! That’s my high school!
Why are we obsessed with fetishizing [little girls] as sexual paragons? A...– G. Mimi Durham’s The Lolita Effect: The Media Sexualization of Young Girls and Five Keys to Fixing It.
I think one of my favorite things is when I get nice emails from people. I send out a ton of emails (to professors, other students, friends, and sometimes random people) with questions, tips, and thoughts I might have but the responses I get are usually blunt and impersonal. You know, if I get any response at all. But when things like this happen, it just makes my day: To: XXXXXXXXXXXX Subject:...
Armageddon officially November 20th
The day before I leave for Thanksgiving break, I have four papers due. That’s right. Four. And you know how much I hate, despise, loath writing papers. Page requirements: (1) 8-10, (2) 1-2, (3) 3-4, and (4) 3-5. Fuhhh. And I’m already behind on my reading. Kill me now, just kill me now.
I'll never get used to this.
[Scene - F train stops at Broadway/Lafayette, very pregnant woman gets on, all seats in the area are filled by men. Train stops at West 4th, by this point no man has gotten off or attempted to give her a seat. She's clutching the pole and her belly. Note: I was standing up during this, obviously. If I was seated this would've never happened as I would've stood up IMMEDIATELY]
Me: (looking slightly peeved at closest 3 men) Do you think any of you might be willing to get up and give her a seat?
Man #1: What? Why?
Me: Isn't it obvious.
Man #2: If she wanted a seat she could ask.
Me: I'm sorry I don't think she should have to.
Man #1: This isn't the 'olden days.'
Me: Oh so, because women can now vote you shouldn't relinquish your seat to a pregnant woman? (Pregnant woman is half cheering me on/ half horrified. A man finally gets up - Man #3 - she thanks him and sits down)
Man #2: Women don't want men to hold doors or give them their seats. It's anti that feminism garbage.
Me: I don't know who told you that but for future reference if a visibly pregnant woman gets on a train and it's muggy and she looks exhausted or even if she doesn't - OFFER HER A SEAT. It's beyond the right thing to do.
Man #1: Why do you care? Are you pregnant? You don't look it.
Me: No, but my good friend Georgina is and I swear to God if this ever happened to her and I was there this convo would have escalated awhile ago.
Man #2: (Mutters something about liberal women.)
[What is wrong with people??? Why isn't it instinctual to give up your your seats to elderly people, injured people, and/or pregnant women? Am I missing something?]
I like your Dwight doll.– Lauren, Jocelyn’s friend. For future reference, it is not a “doll,” it is a bobblehead!
In a perfect world, I would be an apprentice to a park ranger. Make that a park with no scary animals or mud. I would live in an off-the-grid cabin too. Oh, and powdered doughnuts would grow from the ground.
Woops. I accidentally asked one of Jocelyn’s friends who goes to San Jose State University when she was going to transfer. (I thought it was a JC for a second.) Sorry! Won’t do that again. Guess it makes up for all of the times people asked me how I like the UC system.
“Bonjour. Je m’appelle Jada. Je suis de Los Angeles, Californie. Je suis en deuxième année.” roughly translates to “Hi, I’m Jada. I’m from LA. I’m a sophomore.” And that is all the French I will probably ever learn since the textbook is almost $250, a ridiculous amount to pay for only one quarter of français.
As you know, no texting in class. God is watching us!– My favorite-est Sociology professor, Sabeen Sandhu, joking about stuff on our syllabus.
hi, my name is Jada and I'm addicted to
saving paper! Oh my gosh, it is so much fun printing two pages on one side and on both sides. What originally would have been eight pages of paper is now two! Yesss, I love it. I love the rush. Big margins are my enemy.
In the year 3000… YouTube, Twitter and Facebook will merge to form one super...– (From ambear.) Conan O’Brien’s predictions for the future.
first day of school
I am dead tired. I went to four back-to-back classes so I’m exhausted and want to go to sleep but guess who just came in to our room. Jocelyn’s high school friend Lauren who I’ve played tennis with before. I’m pretty sure she plans on invading our room 24/7 since “we have ABC Family!!!” ZOMG! Ugh…I miss Mari. Super bummed.
Millions of Wrongs Don't Make a Right →
Re: Kanye West/Taylor Swift incident. I agree.
(From ambear.) As Much As You Lead by Lex Land
Summer always feels endless until it suddenly ends…September is the Monday of...– (From brasilpop.) Jeff Scher, in “Summer Retreat” for New York Times’ The Animated Life blog.
Coolest surprise party ever! And with my favorite people (Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale) too. Muchas gracias to Alvin, Bao, Cindy, Gary, Kayla, Mandy, Monica, and Natasha + boyf. Special eProps to Cindy for editing that AMAZING birthday video. If I could put it up on Tumblr I would. Thanks also to Kayla for letting us spill things all over her house and merci to Alvin who brought the food. I...