Saturday, October 31, 2009
PS: Clearly I am Sleeping Beauty. And apparently I was down with the pink dress over the blue.
ALSO!! This little boy just became my new best friend:
Anyway, as far as sexuality goes, this was probably one of the best memories I have from that class (from "The Death of the Stork: Sex Education Books for Children" by Wendy Simonds):
...Andry, Schepp, and Hampton's How Babies are Made (1979) and Baker's The Birds and the Bees" (1990) are more lackluster than the others in their descriptions of procreative sex:Seriously...this is what I studied.
The sperm, which come from the father's testicles, are sent into the mother through his penis. To do this, the father and mother lie down facing each other and the father places his penis in the mother's vagina. Unlike plants and animals, when human mothers and fathers create a new baby they are sharing a very personal and special relationship. (Andry, Schepp and Hampton, 1979).
When men and women mate, the penis becomes stiff and is inserted into the vagina, which has become larger and moist, ready to receive it. (Baker, 1990).
These authors make heterosex sound like a cross between directions for putting together a bookcase and a recipe for baking a cake. (I can't help but imagine the seductive dialogue, "Hey baby, I have some sperm I'd like to send you through my penis! May I insert it?" "Oh yeah, my vagina is large and moist, ready to receive!")
Friday, October 30, 2009
There is a beautiful ginger in my class, with gorgeous curls and pretty freckles. Every time I see her, I am tempted to go back to colouring my hair red. I'm quite frustrated with the fact that my mother passed on her ginger gene to my middle sister and not to me (although this fact probably helped me pass it off). To have a complete set of the various typical hair colours in my family, all we really need is someone with black hair.
Anyway, especially right before Halloween I am tempted to take the step and start colouring my hair again...bother.
I just don't know what to think. I do know that I have always really liked the look of blue or green eyes with dark and vibrant colours, but that in itself is not reason enough to go out and start paying money to have my hair dyed.
Perhaps I should buy a wig?
Thursday, October 29, 2009
And then I think, nah, I like having a normal diet and the couple extra inches it gives me.
Don't get me wrong, she's beautiful, and I have a weird obsession with certain models, but I don't think I could ever do it. I'd rather just be a painters model. And be naked all the time.
Not the spider per se, I'd rather go as a grieving wife of the deceased....with blood on her hands and a knife or bottle of arsenic (or some such thing) in her bag.
Halloween is about the dead and fitting amongst them when they go walking, so rather than dress up like a tart I think this costume idea fits quite a bit better.
Now I just need to get a wee pill box hat and some crinoline for a face cover.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
But for some reason, I'm starting to really like pugs. I think it has something to do with their little squishy faces and their breathing problems. Weird.
Also, artwork like this makes me laugh and therefore allows me to hold a little place in my heart for those little creatures known as Pugs:
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I feel like last Halloween was just too good to beat, and thus I am floundering in the midst of ideas and plans of what to do. Do I go downtown and brave the notoriously long lines that I've dealt with in the past or do I find a crazy house party to go to?
I think maybe before I start freaking out over what I'm going to do, I should probably figure out what I am going to be. I had thought about going as a Day of the Dead Mexican Candy Skull Skeleton thing...
But then I decided that was too much face paint and while it would be fun, I feel like it's a short period of time type costume. Not an all nighter...
So now I'm thinking going back to my Tiger lovin' roots and doing something along the lines of this:
Which would certainly mean a lot less potential smudging.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I should be sleeping. Instead I'm sitting up listening to A Tribe Called Quest and reliving the old Eaton's complimentary CD my grandma gave me when I was 12. Yah, she's pretty rad...and clearly had no idea what to do with the CD. Whatever, 12 year old me thought it was super cool.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Other than Wild Things, I vividly remember one book's illustrations and smell (I never owned it, but always took it out from the library, and library books always have a distinct smell). It was about a little girl and her baby sister, who had been captured by goblins and replaced by a changeling, and followed the little girl on her quest to rescue her sister.
I could not remember the author or the name of the book for the life of me, but thanks to my curious and internet-savvy mum who just sent me an email with the name and author, I can now tell all of you that you should all go out and buy/rent/borrow Outside Over There also by Sendak so that you can either read it for the first time or sit back and enjoy while childhood memories flood over your senses.
Sometimes I question the interests I had as a child (particularly the fascination with monsters, scary things and anything morbid), but I guess that just adds to my personality?
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Everything about them.
I did a report on them in grade 8 and I made sure to include the fact that they will mate in water when it is too hot. It seems so logical. I'm not sure what my teacher thought about my feeling it necessary to include this factoid, and as far as I am concerned, that is neither here nor there.
Last Christmas my mum 'adopted' a tiger on my behalf from WWF, and it sits on my desk, and I sit there looking at it, wishing it were real (and not mauling me).
Maybe I'll be a tiger for Halloween instead of a Mexican candy skull. 1990 memories...
Sunday, October 18, 2009
a) it has scenes like this:
b) one of the main characters, Fauna, lives in Candy World,
c) it's a super random tale of seduction and the adventures that seduction brings along with it (while in various different worlds).
On that note, back I go to the books.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
So instead I put up a new post...and then I will eat and study.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
My sister still has her Polish dancing costume from when she is little, and since we both still wear the skirt, all I need is a sequined vest, bows, beads, and flowers. I wish I had little red boots, but I guess we'll wait and see what my hunting amongst second hand stores will come up with.
And for over the top puppet makeup (with marionette mouth):
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Who would disagree that the “baby-faced nymphet” — perhaps embodied most explicitly by a school-uniformed Britney Spears in the Baby One More Time video — is a regular fixture on the media landscape? What we might disagree on though is how to counteract it. Some believe that shielding girls from sex for as long as possible — preaching the abstinence message and the pregnancy/STD/victimhood perils of sex — is the only way.
Durham disagrees. Girls do not need “rescuing” from sex, she says. Merely the media’s one-dimensional, profit-driven version of it, which is based purely on male fantasies without a nod to female needs or desires.
Rather, girls should be encouraged that it is their right to enjoy it, thus reclaiming their sexuality from a culture that increasingly positions them as passive, objectified sex kittens who are not encouraged to actually want sex or get any pleasure from it yet are mandated to be desirable to males — to look up for it but not, of course, act on it, for that would be sluttish.
Monday, October 12, 2009
But her forbidden colours collection too:
Her blog lachsbroetchen has given me new reason to continue learning German.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
I do have the makings of a Peter Pan costume, and a Power Puff girl costume would be easy (but so much more fun if I could get other people in on it). I'm not a huge fan of the over sexualized trashy costume ideas (Pimp's and Ho's), so I feel like that seems to cut short a lot.
I've thrown 'The Letter P" parties before and have thus thought of being a puppet or pepto-bismal, pterodactyl, but seriously, nothing is making me excited to put together a costume.
I think maybe I want to be a panda:
Thursday, October 8, 2009
The creatures that came out onto the runway were otherworldly nymphs with hair like cobra hoods, and staggering platform shoes with armor-like shells. One look morphed into the next, with dresses wrapping, twisting and folding in on each other. Moth, praying mantis and manta ray prints evocative of Damien Hirst’s nature-themed works were engineered specifically for each garment, and embroideries brought to mind underwater wreckage. Dresses also were covered in a print taken from an aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef, and when the evolutionary process was complete, a new being emerged in the final model, dressed in sequins and opalescent beads that conjured underwater bio-luminescence.There are pieces that remind me a lot of Alien, and just as many others that remind me of nature and the different ecosystems. As fashiontoast puts it: "I love it when fashion reminds me of things that have nothing to do with fashion".
For anyone who has not heard of this band and enjoys upbeat music with a hectic feel to it, you should really check them out. It's the type of music I put on when I'm getting ready to go out, or play when I am having a dance party in my room. Totally infectious.
I first came across these lads while at Sasquatch while waiting for...St. Vincent I think...and was blown away by their raditude. It was nothing short of a pleasure to watch them, they ended up being one of my favourite performances. I thoroughly enjoy watching a lead singer who has charisma and gets the rest of the band and audience revved up; these boys know how to perform, how many lead singers do you know that will join in on drums and wail away on them alongside the drummer? I think it was pretty much that situation that sold me on them.
Since Sasquatch they have played Glastonbury, T in the Park, Bonnaroo, and the Hove Festival. Follow that with the release of the first album, Mind Chaos, and it's been a good year for them.
So seriously now, go check them out.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Perhaps it's just the fact that I am frustrated with upcoming midterms, projects and lack of general clarity on the parts of professors or perhaps it's because I am in the middle of trying to find worthwhile jobs for my spring co-op. It's quite disheartening.
So in the meantime I will focus on the pubcrawl I'm doing next Friday, the British boys' goodbye party this Friday and...the feeling I will get once projects and midterms are dealt with?
I wish I had something more interesting to post...
Until next time I will leave you with another fabulous photo of Mariacarla: