balle balle in the most sincere and superwow way

cross-post from Beth Loves Bollywood, naturally

I'm going to India!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This summer! I have been selected to participate in a Fulbright-Hayes summer seminar for educators, and the program I'm in is called "Broadening the Knowledge Base on India." You can read about it here and also see a list of the places I'll be going. And that's about all I know so far - I am waiting a big formal packet from the US Department of Education ("Plenty of Children Left Behind, Thanks Very Much") with more information.

But in the meantime - YAY!!!!!!

Sex and the Single Girl response part 3

No surprise that food and health is one of the topics that would send me ballisticimus. On the very first page alone of this chapter I have been informed that the food I make for "him" has no resemblance to what I should eat when he's not around and that single girls need "glossy hair, waxen skin, stalwart nails, shiny eyes, peachy cheeks, glassy tongue (sick tongues are furry), bouncy step, and racy blood." This from a woman who was mocked by Saturday Night Live as eating a lunch of a martini olive and a packet of Sweet 'n' Low and then proclaiming it "dehhhhcadent."

But the very next page reminds us that when you eat junk, you're wasting valuable room that should go to nutrition. Can't really argue with that. This chapter is going to be very hard for me. I have issues, but this stuff is warped.

And yet I find myself wanting to touch my tongue....

Beth Loves Seth?

[cross-post from Beth Loves Bollywood]

I don't know what is going on in my head, but somehow over the last few days I am finding the wisdom and solace that I ususally rely on Bollywood for in...the OC. I am midway through season two and more addicted than ever. As a long-time 90210 junkie it is really no surprise this show has grabbed me, but it's got an extra little sarcastic edge that does me in. The bad kid loves Journey. The good kid requires a social-life strategy session before school each day. The girl we hate to love watches a show called the Valley that, when snippets are heard in the background, quotes her lines from previous episodes. Plus, you know, making fun of Peter Gallagher's eyebrows.

Quotable lines from this binge include "You're the bad boy. You're supposed to lead me into temptation, not to homeroom" and, about a deep and difficult problem that is different from others previously borne, "It's different.... Different as in not fixed by pancakes. And don't ask me how I feel about waffles." Ryan, my man, I can never be attracted to you because 1) you're fictional, 2) you're a bad boy, 3) you look eerily like one of my close friends, and 4) my heart belongs to Seth, but you are speaking my language here. Pass the syrup.

I rambled about other stuff too. Wanna see?

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projects, friends, etc.

  • I love Bollywood so much that I made a separate blog for it.
  • remember when I went to Australia?
  • when you take grad school too much to heart re: literature
  • when you take grad school too much to heart re: travels
  • The Trophy Wife
  • rock and roll lifestyle
  • Why God Why
  • Technically not a friend, as not a human, but still a place I love very much, so it counts: Massey College
  • credits

  • Blog design is based largely on Not That Ugly with some ideas from Firdamatic with some additional tweaking
  • Flickr rocks! Really.
  • Hurrah for Blogger
  • And for folks trying to library-ize blogs: Blogwise and Blogarama
  • Sorry this looks like poo in Firefox. I've no idea why.