So, my girl got into Austin, Texas this afternoon. She's been out shopping for wedding gear with The Bride for-whom she is maid of honour. They're having a good time (trying to find a wedding dress on a budget. Yeek!)
Anyway. In theory she's gonna give me a call a little later when she's not out with her friend and can talk a little more. (I'm guessing around 7pm - that's her typical time to call -- although for all I know that means she'll be calling at, like, 9pm Ottawa time because of that).
Random Event: My boss took me out to lunch today. We went to the Highlander. I have discovered that peppermint Schnapps is much gentler on the palate than is creme de menthe (note to self for future reference), and I had a mushroom-back!bacon-and-cheeses burger.
Which was pretty good, but not great. It's weird. I seem to be losing my taste for beef.
Bacon and some pork sausages are still fine and dandy. But, yeah. Cow seems to be tasting weird in my mouth of late. :-\
That said: The cream of brocoli soup? A little on the thin side, but VERY tasty. :-)
In other news: Links!Let Me Tell You a Story
A link to Yuki_Onna who talks about being a member of the everyone-but-white!het!cis!men population and why the rest of us get so up in arms when we aren't reprisented in SF/F (or other stories).
It a beautiful peice on what stories are for and, as a writer, a reader, and someone whose studied a wack-load of mythology and religion, I'd say she's spot on. Writers (and everyone else), go forth and read. :-)
Jessica Valenti of Feministing presents: The Purity Myth
, her book about the sexual double standard in the U.S. (and, by inference, here and in Europe, too) and how it's still screwing women, especially young women, over. Specifically by teaching young women that their ethical compass and personal value lies between their legs rather than in their minds and their ability to do such things as tell right from wrong.
The introduction to the book, which explains the whole thing in much better detail, is here
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand tonight there is a play party. It's for Q/T women, it starts at 8pm, and it's at Breathless.
So far, the turn-out is looking like it'll be a small crowd, which is kind of nice 'cause that means intimacy and, with any luck, me feeling less awkward.
Must (A) go eat, and (B) go re-pack the toy-bag. (Why I bring a toy-bag, I have no idea. I mostly just use my hands anyway, and there's no guarantee I'll be playing with anyone tonight. But hope springs eternal. ;-)
Will be wearing:
Berry (probably) camisol
Navy-esque fishtail skirt
Not sure which shoes yet - thinking of doing tights and my little boots with the o-ring detailing (which I'll be wearing over there, anyway), but might also do any of my Fancy Shoes (if I opt for the red ones, I'll have to change the shirt. Hm...)
But that's the plan.
I figure I'll leave my hair down. :-)
- Amazon. :-)