In which I literally make you a sandwich - Tactical Ninja
Nov. 18th, 2011
09:45 am - In which I literally make you a sandwich
Sinfest is getting controversial. For those who don't normally follow it, the female character is 'Nique, who has just become aware of the patriarchy, which Ishida is using a Matrix metaphor to describe. Every time this story arc comes up, it's slammed by a bunch of men who see it as irrelevant, boring, annoying, etc. Today's guy thinks that 'Nique seeing the dominance structures that hang around BigE is a personal affront to all men, and posts a tirade about his tough life and why this story arc is sexist.
I do think the reply is pretty good. It's frustrating though - this story arc is about the (previously pretty much only) woman in the story and her personal journey - it's not about the guys who are reading it, why do they make it about them and why is it so controversial to bring up this subject?
So I got an email from mah offspring yesterday, informing me that we were out of milk and bread. I've been sticking to a pretty strict budget and had a grand total of $3 in my purse. Payday is today. However, the success with the pizza gave me confidence and so last night I tackled making actual bread. A houseful of teenagers kept me entertained while I did it, and this time I'm not going to regale you with step by step pics of lumps of dough in various poses. Instead, have the end result:
Looks like bread, smells like bread, tastes like bread. Sounds like bread. Yes seriously - you tell it's cooked by tapping on it to see what it sounds like. And you thought The Sound of Bread was some kind of hip in-joke from the 70s! Well actually it probably was. But bread has a sound. And a flavour. It tastes like yum.
Please note the lack of plaiting. I figured it'd be better to start with plain lumps.
OK, to Occupy stuff. First, today marks another Global Day of Action for the Occupy movement. Occupy Wellington's blog has a rundown. In Wellington, you can join by going to Civic Square at noon and participating in the march to Midland Park, where a people's mic will update on various actions taking place around the world.
And, it seems you can now play Occupy Troll Bingo:
Thanks bekitty, for putting me onto that.
I just got my mark for Social Movements and the State back. 93% omgomgomg yay! I am inordinately pleased by this, as it means my tally so far is now twice as many A+ as A, and one more A than A-, making for a pretty tidy points average. Last night I was thinking about how much I enjoy research and analysis and wondering if heading down that track may be worth considering. My undergrad marks are certainly good enough, but I'm aware I'd have to do a doctorate then churn my way through the murk of academia to get to the point where I'm getting paid to do it, and I'm paid reasonably well now. Hmm..
Finally, I have a SURPRISE! It's better than the one in Portal 2. You should come to Fidels tonight, where I will be deploying said SURPRISE.