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Apr. 9th, 2006

Plain Toast

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I found this on badgerbag's blog.  Wow...completely supports the suggestion I make to myself now and again regarding my terribly short-term memory and going out amongst the people more often.  It all makes sense, on some level.  Anyway, here's a women-focussed reading list.  Instructions are at the bottom.  Badger aspires to making a less English-language centered list, which should be interesting.  

Conclusions:  I have markedly low retention of authors whose last names begin with M.  Also, I'm pleased to find a few in there that I'd heard of but didn't want to read--setting boundaries is a useful skill to hone. 

Alcott, Louisa May–Little Women
Allende, Isabel–The House of Spirits
*Angelou, Maya–I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
* Atwood, Margaret–Cat's Eye
* Austen, Jane–Emma
Bambara, Toni Cade–Salt Eaters
? Barnes, Djuna–Nightwood
*de Beauvoir, Simone–The Second Sex
* Blume, Judy–Are You There God? It's Me Margaret
* Burnett, Frances–The Secret Garden 
Bronte, Charlotte–Jane Eyre
Bronte, Emily–Wuthering Heights 
? Buck, Pearl S.–The Good Earth
Byatt, A.S.–Possession
* Cather, Willa–My Antonia
* Chopin, Kate–The Awakening
* Christie, Agatha–Murder on the Orient Express
? Cisneros, Sandra–The House on Mango Street
Clinton, Hillary Rodham–Living History
? Cooper, Anna Julia–A Voice From the South 
Danticat, Edwidge–Breath, Eyes, Memory
? Davis, Angela–Women, Culture, and Politics
Desai, Anita–Clear Light of Day
Dickinson, Emily–Collected Poems
? Duncan, Lois–I Know What You Did Last Summer 
?  DuMaurier, Daphne–Rebecca 
Eliot, George–Middlemarch
Emecheta, Buchi–Second Class Citizen
*Erdrich, Louise–Tracks
Esquivel, Laura–Like Water for Chocolate
Flagg, Fannie–Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Friedan, Betty–The Feminine Mystique
Frank, Anne–Diary of a Young Girl
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins–The Yellow Wallpaper
? Gordimer, Nadine–July's People
? Grafton, Sue–S is for Silence
? Hamilton, Edith–Mythology
Highsmith, Patricia–The Talented Mr. Ripley
? hooks, bell–Bone Black
*Hurston, Zora Neale–Dust Tracks on the Road
Jacobs, Harriet–Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Jackson, Helen Hunt–Ramona 
Jackson, Shirley–The Haunting of Hill House 
?  Jong, Erica–Fear of Flying
*Keene, Carolyn–The Nancy Drew Mysteries (any of them)
Kidd, Sue Monk–The Secret Life of Bees 
?  Kincaid, Jamaica–Lucy
? Kingsolver, Barbara–The Poisonwood Bible
Kingston, Maxine Hong–The Woman Warrior
Larsen, Nella–Passing
L'Engle, Madeleine–A Wrinkle in Time
* Le Guin, Ursula K.–The Left Hand of Darkness
Lee, Harper–To Kill a Mockingbird 
Lessing, Doris–The Golden Notebook
? Lively, Penelope–Moon Tiger
* Lorde, Audre–The Cancer Journals
* Martin, Ann M.–The Babysitters Club Series (any of them) 
? McCullers, Carson–The Member of the Wedding
? McMillan, Terry–Disappearing Acts
? Markandaya, Kamala–Nectar in a Sieve
Marshall, Paule–Brown Girl, Brownstones
Mitchell, Margaret–Gone with the Wind
* Montgomery, Lucy–Anne of Green Gables 
? Morgan, Joan–When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost
* Morrison, Toni–Song of Solomon
? Murasaki, Lady Shikibu–The Tale of Genji
? Munro, Alice–Lives of Girls and Women
? Murdoch, Iris–Severed Head
? Naylor, Gloria–Mama Day
Niffenegger, Audrey–The Time Traveller's Wife
* Oates, Joyce Carol–We Were the Mulvaneys 
O'Connor, Flannery–A Good Man is Hard to Find
* Piercy, Marge–Woman on the Edge of Time
? Picoult, Jodi–My Sister's Keeper
* Plath, Sylvia–The Bell Jar 
? Porter, Katharine Anne–Ship of Fools
Proulx, E. Annie–The Shipping News 
Rand, Ayn–The Fountainhead
? Ray, Rachel–365: No Repeats
Rhys, Jean–Wide Sargasso Sea
? Robinson, Marilynne–Housekeeping
? Rocha, Sharon–For Lac
Sebold, Alice–The Lovely Bones 
Shelley, Mary–Frankenstein
? Smith, Betty–A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
? Smith, Zadie–White Teeth
? Spark, Muriel–The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Spyri, Johanna–Heidi
? Strout, Elizabeth–Amy and Isabelle
Steel, Danielle–The House 
Tan, Amy–The Joy Luck Club
? Tannen, Deborah–You're Wearing That
? Ulrich, Laurel–A Midwife's Tale
?Urquhart, Jane–Away
* Walker, Alice–The Temple of My Familiar 
? Welty, Eudora–One Writer's Beginnings
* Wharton, Edith–Age of Innocence
* Wilder, Laura Ingalls–Little House in the Big Woods
* Wollstonecraft, Mary–A Vindication of the Rights of Women
* Woolf, Virginia–A Room of One's Own

Bold the ones you've read
Italicize the ones you have wanted/might like to read
? Place question marks by any titles/authors you've never heard of. 
* Put an asterisk if you've read something else by the same author.

Nov. 24th, 2005

Plain Toast

first anonymous entry

Here I am. Mason Ohio. Not much different from the rest of the world. Yep. Nothing much else to say.

May. 10th, 2005

Plain Toast

Grumbling Tummy

Amber wanty:


And...why do I have to download !@(*&#@&*#$ i-tunes in order to watch the trailer?!

Oh! Joss Whedon
Won't you please
deign to hire me
to build the sets
of your next ten hits
and put me on TV?

Bust out your own faux-limrick or go read this real one:

Which allows me to pretend that screwing around on the internet is really writing my paper about cross-discipled frames of reference.

May. 8th, 2005

Plain Toast

Playing with Paints

In case anyone was wondering, I have indeed stopped talking about anything other than running, sore muscles, black toenails, sports bras and fundraising.  On the plus-side, I find myself so much more articulate since the decrease in conversation possibilites has allowed me to fully master all the vocab.

So, if you just can't get enough of the marathon talk, here's a solution: Come to my fundraising event this Thursday (5/12) at El Rio!  It should be a lot of fun and the info is listed below.  As an added incentive, I've put all of those who have already sponsored me on the Guest List (dropjohnson, neutron_x,badgerbag). 

If you're free come on down to the Mission for a few hours, have a discounted drink, see some body art, and we might just catch up on something other than the status of my runner's knee.
What: Art Collage: a night of djs, dancing and divine body art. Live
Body Art Auction at 9:00pm, models painted on site go to the highest
bidder. Silent Auction of donated art by Bay Area artists all night
long with a prize raffle for the winning bidders. Drink specials from
5-9pm. $5-10 sliding scale cover.
When: Thursday, May 12th, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, Models and Artists
show up between 5 and 7 to set up and begin painting.
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission St between Cesar Chavez and Valencia (just
past 26th St)
Why: To benefit the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, which helps to
provide services for the 1 in 50 people who are living with HIV or
AIDS in the Bay Area.
Who: DJ Tim Pratt, MC Charlie Anders, Artists Tara Murray, Jes Muse,
and Tim Smith and their hot body canvases. Performance Art by Olani
Adams. Shoeshining by Edrie Schade. Manicures by Sierra.

May. 4th, 2005

Plain Toast

Stellar insight

Yes, I completely agree with rubycat about the quality of this little blog trend.  But, at least mine is mercifully short...

Your Birthdate: November 2
Your birth on the 2nd day of the month adds a degree of emotion, sensitivity, and intuition to your life. The 2 is a very social number allowing you to make friends easily and quickly. Yet you are apt to have a rather nervous air in the company of a large group. You have a warmhearted nature and emotional understanding that constantly seeks affection. You are more prone than most to become depressed and moody, as emotions can turn inward and cause anxiety and mental turmoil. It can be hard for you to bounce back to reality when depression sets in.

Apr. 19th, 2005

Plain Toast

A German Pope?! Weird.

My friend's husband made an animated short that is in a German online film contest, "das Online Film Fest" or something. Please view/vote if you've got 3 minutes 25 seconds.


And then go sponsor me for the AIDS marathon. I'm so desperate at the moment I am whoreing (sp?) myself out. Go to my site for more details on how you can reap all the benefits of my insanity.


Apr. 13th, 2005

Plain Toast

Just kept runnin.

I just got teary-eyed over this story:

Kathy Switzer was the first woman to ever officially finish a marathon in Boston in 1967. Roberta Gibb tried to slip in incognito, but was found out.  Kathy successfully signed up as K.V.Switzer and got her numbers.  When a race official spotted her during the race, he ran out and tried to pull her numbers off and remove her from the course. But he was stopped by other runners who physically protected her so that she could finish! 

Sweat really makes people sticky.


Apr. 10th, 2005

Plain Toast


My Unitarian Jihad Name is: Sister Dagger of Reasoned Discussion.

Get yours.

Feb. 27th, 2005

Plain Toast

Spare some change?

I've decided to run the San Francisco AIDS Marathon. I have to wake up at 6:30AM every Saturday for 6 months and put in almost 500 miles before the actual marathon takes place in July. Then I'll do 26.2 miles through the city, hills and all. Sounds like fun, no?

Well, I also have to raise $1600 in 3 months, so this means you must go to my website and give a few bucks to the SF AIDS Foundation on my behalf!


Dec. 19th, 2004

Plain Toast

Somehow I'm not suprised.

Virginia Woolf: Orlando. You are a challenge, for
outer events, the outside world, the time etc.
play no importance to you. Your focus is in
writing, in gender issues, and inside your own
head. Self-analysis and exploration of yourself
as well as the outer world hold great
importance to you.

Which literature classic are you?
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I've been meaning to read that one and just never got around to it...which means I should die of Asian Bird Flu any day now.

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