Toothpocalypse Part III (of IV)
So I’m going in for Part #3 (of 4) of the Root Canal today. It’s a temporary crown, so it will hopefully be MUCH less painful than the last two dental procedures I’ve had done. Still, if you could think of me, I’d appreciate it.
SistahMamaQueen's L-I-F-E: Call for submissions... →
autumn-and-eve: If you don’t already know, Raven and I are in the process of coming up with a zine/pamphlet-type situation all about transmisogyny. Since transmisogyny intersects a lot with race in a way we haven’t experienced, we’d really like to include trans women of color’s views on…
Reblog this if you want someone to put a fictional...
Word. abellandapomegranate: I mean, fair enough.
Jeanette Winterson's "All I Know About Gertrude... →
This is killing me, wow.
Throwing some love to Reina
So the amazing Reina has a beautiful blog that I encourage all of you to check out. Recently, she’s been posting a lot of archival & historical interviews & articles about Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, and S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries). This history is vitally important to know and to remember. And I know we live in the internet age of FAST! FAST!...
CLAP YR HANDS SAY YEEEEEAH BITCHES!!!
Holy fuck. I am printing out 20,000 words & 72 pages to hand in to my advisor tomorrow. It is only the first half of the Thesis, too. (See also, this is not even The Actual Book that I am working on. This thesis is basically a de Vries’ Greatest Hits Collection that I am turning in to get an English MA. The MFA Thesis is The Actual Book, and I turn that in Fall semester.) Anyway, now...
it's hard to articulate this, exactly, but...
I’m bad at writing about it online, but if you ever wanna talk about higher education, class, race, family, code-switching, what it is to be a scholarship baby… Well, I’m hungry for those conversations right now, esp. with other queer ragamuffin outsider-y folks who did not expect themselves to go to grad school or work in the academy but who have found themselves (t)here. Grad...
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I identified with so much of this. Very worth a read. missvoltairine: I ended a friendship that meant a lot to me, because the other person has some pretty serious trauma/mental health issues going on. Without going into, you know, any identifying details: I had stuck by this person though a bunch of shit that was really traumatizing for them,…
I'm asking this in earnest...
Is it possible to have an orgasm solely from having your taste buds stimulated?
So, I went to an Ash Wednesday service tonight at St. Gregory of Nyssa, a wonderful & offbeat Episcopalian church out in Potrero Hill with an out queer head pastor, lots of queers and lots of young punky folks in the pews, and a giant mural of Dancing Saints (included in the mural are Dr. King & Harvey Milk, alongside more traditional saints) painted around the chapel ceiling. Cool Thing...
Oh, wow. The “Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?” reading at City Lights was beautiful. I’m still sad I couldn’t make the launch yesterday due to sudden cold, but I’m very glad I was able to nip the cold in the bud & make it to the reading tonight. I’m very proud to have contributed to such a smart & necessary book. Also, nerd moment: It’s...
I’m feeling a lot better today, so I’ll be at the Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? reading at City Lights tonight — huzzah! 7pm. Come out!
So, I actually really love Valentine’s Day & I always have. I mean, fuck compulsory coupling, and fuck not valuing single people & people who are in non-traditional relationships, and fuck heteronormativity & consumerism. Word. But that said: An entire day devoted to Love, with a special focus on the sexual aspects of Love? That is pretty rad in my book. Also, the origins...
Home sick. On the night of the Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots launch. I wish I could be there, but going out & trying to do a reading while I feel this cruddy would be hella dumb for my health. Grumble, grumble. Gonna make a big pot of soup & keep hunkering down & see if that kills this nasty bug. (This also makes me extra-glad that me & The Boy postponed Valentine’s...
The Girl Talk 2012 webpage is NOW LIVE, and you... →
Folks, I strongly recommend that you get your tickets NOW. We sold out the show TWICE last year and had to be moved into a bigger room — demand is high. Oh, also, just sayin’: While ticket sales do ensure that our artists get paid for their awesome work, all Girl Talk events are Nobody Turned Away. If you really wanna be there, but even $12 is prohibitive, please write to me, Rose,...
"Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?" + Girl...
Hey, tumblr! So, I’ve got an essay in Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s new anthology “Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?” and I’ll be reading at two of the San Francisco readings: Tues 2/14, 6pm at the SF Library Main Branch, and Weds 2/15, 7pm at City Lights Books (woo!). For some reason I’m feeling SUPER NERVOUS about this reading, so friend support in the...
Sex Workers' Writing Workshop CANCELLED this month
Hey peoples, I apologize for this, but Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop tomorrow is CANCELLED. I’m waaay too vicodin’d/pain’d/exhaust-o-Gina from my latest dental surgery to be a productive teacher. We’re still on for Saturday March 10th, though!
The dryer in the washer/dryer set in my garage (I live in an old house that has been converted into an apartment complex) is no longer working. It turns on and goes thru the motions, but there’s no heat/air coming in any more (?), so it’s not getting clothes dry. My landlord is refusing to fix it because “Tenants shouldn’t be using the washer/dryer! That was not included in...
want ALL the jewelry! →
esp. the little hourglass necklace! i mean, wow!
man, i am writing so much about my teeth...
TOOTHPOCALYPSE UPDATE: I am home, woozy/out of it, and in pain. However: While this hurts, it hurts NOWHERE NEAR AS MUCH as the last procedure did. And now it is over. All in all, the glass is half-full. Also: I have pain meds, some money to buy Indian take-out, a computer full of movies, a cuddly cat, a soft bed, & lots of friends in the ‘hood in case I need company. The...
think well of me, oh please
I am getting Part II (of III) of Toothpocalypse (aka my root canal) today. I humbly ask: If y’all could be thinking of me, and wishing me as pain-free an appointment & as quick a recovery as possible, that’d be swell. Tooth pain is really the worst for me, and ideally, it’d be great to not be totally incapacitated by vicodin for the next week. Thank you kindly.
i am the luckiest girl
Oh wow, but I had the sweetest birthday. Lots of love from lots of beloveds. So much exquisite food. Hot birthday sex. And The Boyfriend took me to The Queerest Restaurant in North Beach, and brought me a tiny heart-shaped Boston creme pie from the bakery where he works, and a bouquet of roses & stargazer lillies (my favorite flower). The lillies are currently making my apartment smell like...
Most productive day EVER. I just sent a 135 page draft of my MA thesis to my advisor. HELL. YES.
hippiespawn memories & fictional characters
So, The Boyfriend & I got into a conversation about Country Joe McDonald over g-chat tonight, and...
Gina: country joe is a wacky genius. children of hippies moment: my parents totally took me to see him in concert when i was 9. i was very impressed with him. they took me up to meet him after.
Angus: that is so awesome!
Gina: i was all OMG BLUSH BLUSH BLUSH. and he actually said "holy shit!"
Angus: AWWW OMGGGG. you are SO FUCKING CUTE. I CANNOT DEAL. HOW IS YOUR LIFE REAAAALLL.
Gina: you could see the "a 9 y/o likes my music, WHUT???" all over his face... i wonder that myself sometimes.
Angus: excellent. stranger than fiction.
Gina: i identify a lot with [mutual friend]'s thing about being a fictional character. i think this is why she & i are such good friends.
Angus: the more i think about it the more i am too. fictional, i mean. i'm just trying to write an interesting story here.