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(no subject) [May. 10th, 2006|02:38 pm]
i should really start taking advantage of the pool at my apartment complex on sunny california days like today.

pool party, anyone?
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(no subject) [Mar. 21st, 2006|02:13 pm]
i really love being in a polyamorous relationship with san francisco, but sometimes my heart still aches for my first love--new york. why can't new york just understand that i am growing and i just can't be committed to her right now?

all of my funny or not so funny joking aside, i will be in new york from wednesday march 29th till sunday april 2nd, which means if you are going to be around the city you should make some time to hang out with me.

last night i went to the SFO airport to see meghan for about a half an hour while her flight back home to new york was delayed. we drank airport wine and ate cookies and chips. it was possibly the best thing ever.
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critique on passing -- what's yr opinion? [Jan. 29th, 2006|05:25 pm]
I am submitting a piece of writing on "rejecting the need to pass" for Mattilda a.k.a Matt Bernstein Sycamore for her new book which she asks:

"What lies are people forced to tell in order to gain acceptance as "real?" When someone passes -- as the "right" gender, race, class, sexuality, age, ability, body type, health status, ethnicity -- or a member of the dominant religion, political party, social/educational institution, exercise trend, fashion cult or sexual practice -- someone else fails. How do we break the rules and make the tools to skewer dominant cultural norms and open space for those in the margins?"

So I am writing something on what I have titled, "passing as butch." What I am focusing on in my writing is rejecting the need to pass as butch within the queer community. My idea right now is to focus more on how I define and have come to define my female femininity, and how I have learned to define and express my female masculinity, and how that comes off as being anything but butch. I am rejecting the need to pass as anything, but instead hoping to redefine the idea of being a woman by passing as something else entirely.

But I want to know what you think. How do you pass or not pass on a daily basis? What are you passing or not passing as? Do you feel like you are performing when you are passing as something, is it natural, or have you just learned how to produce outer mannerisms that allow your passing as whatever to appear natural.

Also, if you have had personal interactions with me how do you interpret my gender expression? Could I pass as butch to you if I acted more masculine, is my gender ambiguous, is it traditionally feminine, is it something else entirely?

Thanks for your help!
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(no subject) [Jan. 26th, 2006|04:04 pm]
today my bike crashed my body, and no, it's not the other way around.

i was turning into the parking lot of my job and hit my brakes to slow down a little bit when suddenly my front brake comes flying off, detaching itself from the wheel! i guess that then hitting my back brake forced me to go flying over the handle bars and smashing into the sidewalk. some people walking by were a little startled, but were nice enough to help me up and move my bike over for me. i only ended up scraping my forearm and my right hip bone, which were both bleeding and are now a little gross and bruised.

i think my bike accident was pretty funny, despite the sore stinging feeling that won't go away.
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lions, and tigers, and queers...oh my! [Nov. 1st, 2005|02:11 am]
tomorrow is my first day at my new job...at starbucks. i am so glad that my search for a minimum wage job has led me to being a coffee bitch.
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(no subject) [Oct. 10th, 2005|11:56 pm]
i am in san francisco and the weather is beautiful. i have spent most of my time here so far organizing my room and playing my guitar. tomorrow morning i am leaving for a roadtrip with my dad! we are going camping at the "sequoia & kings canyon" national park, then we are going to the dessert (which one i have no idea, or why), and then we are stopping in LA to visit my sister. i have my bear spray packed along with some freeze dried food, so i think i am ready to brave the outdoors for the next week. as per brittany's request, i will try not to get attacked by a scorpion while i am camping in the dessert, or accidently shoot my foot off trying to be a cowboy. i will probably take lots of pictures.

i have had a stomach ache since i have left ny, and i don't think it's going to go away anytime soon.
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(no subject) [Sep. 3rd, 2005|06:06 pm]
this is what calentura/band practice with meghan is like:

"fran, let's practice the 3rd part that goes chug, chug, chug waaaah. then let's go into the metal gallop and work on your digga digga's."

who needs to know music theory when you can explain things in chugga chugga's and digga digga's <3

p.s. i payed $3.65/gallon of gas yesterday and that was the cheapest i could find! it's my choice to drive my car, and things could obviously be a lot worse, but i still think it is ridiculious.
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(no subject) [Aug. 22nd, 2005|09:53 pm]
i went to the NJ county fair three weeks ago and i am just getting around to post some pictures now. the fair was full of: rednecks, cheap rides, greasy food, lemonade, a petting zoo, a freak show and lemonade.

as soon as we got the the gate of the fair we saw a 15 or 16 year old boy with a shirt that said "have you eaten your honey today?" with a picture of a girl with her legs spread open. on the back of his shirt it said "put your lipstick around my dipstick." that boy is really lucky he didn't get attacked by a bunch of angry lesbian feminists.

the best part of the fair was heckling everyone there, especially the sword swallower from the freak show. we became friends and he called me and everyone else over to the side of the tent where he swallowed a huge sword just for us. after he swallowed the sword he bent over, winked at me, and let me pull the sword out of his throat. i could feel it against his insides.

i wanna go to the carnival...Collapse )
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(no subject) [Aug. 4th, 2005|12:17 am]
on monday i met up with kathi to discuss this weeks workshop for our internship at generation Q. instead of doing work we ate breakfast at omega, where they have breakfast specials for $2.65...amazing! then we stopped at a toy store in the bay terrace shopping center and bought yo-yo's and remote control cars. i'm so glad that this is what i spend my money on.

on tuesday kathi came up to Purchase with me to help Esther Newton pack up her office. after bringing out some boxes to her car, Esther showed us her new Toyota Hybrid truck which she just bought last week. Esther then told us how she liked her old car more because it was more butch--to which kathi said "Oh Esther, you make it butch!" kathi sure knows how to charm the ladies.

i have a date this weekend with the county fair--which means funnel cake, cotton candy, ferris wheel rides and llamas biting bethany in the butt. lots of pictures of this extravaganza will be taken.

i love summer. and sleepovers.
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(no subject) [Jul. 20th, 2005|01:30 pm]
last night kathi and i both got our record player tattoos! we are now officially riot grrrls/best friends forever and ever. i will maybe post some pictures later when i'm not so lazy.

it's really hot. i wish there was a pitcher of lemonade in my fridge.

i am borrowing this andrea dworkin quote from marisa because i think it is so good. i am reading Geek Love right now, but when i finish it i think i am going to start reading Woman Hating.

"my prayer for the women of the next millennium:
have hard hearts and learn how to kill."
-andrea dworkin
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