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19 April 2012 @ 05:19 pm
yo teach! just a quick reminder that I am doing most of my blogging on tumblr now! you can find me at Notes from the Frontier, or you can read my religious studies blog at Bharat Mata!
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11 April 2012 @ 01:44 am
I think I may have just lost a friendship because of my constant and unending need to mock libertarians.
Current Mood: morosemorose
05 March 2012 @ 04:09 am
Here is a story of my continuing misadventures in romance behind the cut:

or, why I shouldn't go to frat parties everCollapse )
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
05 January 2012 @ 03:03 am
oh hey, i forgot to mention i'm on tumblr as well, and a lot of what i would have posted here is now going over there! so if you want to follow me, please do!

http://nonboingy.tumblr.com --this is my personal tumblr, with just general stuff, etc. etc.
http://bharatmata.tumblr.com --this is my religious studies tumblr, and also where i'll be blogging about my trip to india. strong emphasis on south asian religion, since that's what i'm up to right now interest-wise.
17 December 2011 @ 11:24 pm
There's this girl who eats dinner with our group from time to time who converted to Judaism in order to please her boyfriend and his parents. She doesn't go to synagogue or anything like that now, but I think she's technically on the rolls or whatever.

She's not of ethnically Jewish extraction, but because she's a convert, she considers it okay to do all that "oy-vey!" Seinfeld stuff that's very stereotypically Jewish. The other day she made a joke about Jewish girls giving the best blowjobs, and when her boyfriend sent her a string of pearls for her birthday, she that she loved expensive things, because she's a Jewish American Princess, and that maybe next year he would buy her a nosejob. She also told me that she knew I was Jewish because of my nose, and she said something about the Holocaust that I can't remember but

All of this makes me seriously uncomfortable and I've told her so, but she always gets defensive and says, "I can say that stuff because I'm Jewish!" and then says that because Orthodox Jews would consider her more Jewish than me, I shouldn't get to tell her that it makes me feel weird. Which, okay, I get it, she technically is, but she hasn't grown up in any sort of Jewish culture like I have, and, up until a year ago, she wasn't Jewish by religion or by heritage, which makes me feel like she doesn't get to co-opt the Jewish experience quite yet, you know? Plus she converted for her boyfriend, which doesn't strike me as wholeheartedly embracing the faith.

I don't know. Maybe I just really don't like her (she also always says, "Hey, whore!" whenever she sees me and tells me I should give Steve a blowjob because he bought me coffee one time) and I'm projecting this stuff onto her because I just find her character distasteful as a whole. I'm half-and-half so I would never profess to be an expert on Jewish culture, but every time she tells a Jewish American Princess joke (which are tired and not funny to begin with) or some crack about concentration camps my skin crawls. I have relatives that died in the Holocaust; she doesn't. I really do have family members that speak only Yiddish and do all the Borscht Belt stuff; she doesn't. At what point does her religion technicality meet my lived experience?

All I know is that she's really fucking unpleasant and I don't particularly want to be around her anyway.
10 December 2011 @ 03:30 am
I'm going to make a list of Things That Have Cockblocked Me In The Past Two Weeks:

--my period
--a half-gram of kush my friend's upstairs neighbor found in his sock drawer

seriously. it's like a comedy of errors preventing me from getting laid, pretty much.
16 November 2011 @ 12:38 am
when you mean to post something to a women's health comm but you accidentally post it publicly in your journal instead.


(and yes, i know i shouldn't be embarrassed of my body or anything, but i just don't like to hash out my health issues in front of the entire universe)
Current Mood: embarrassedembarrassed
02 October 2011 @ 02:08 am
So when I go out dancing with my friends, the boys absolutely NEVER dance with me and another friend of mine. We were having a bitch session earlier in the week about why we thought this might be. I always thought it was because I'm not the average frat boy's definition of hot, but my friend is cute and peppy and conventionally attractive, so we decided it had to be another factory. We decided that it was:

1.) We exude some kind of don't-fuck-with-me vibe that prevents the boys from going after us.
2.) We can't dance.

Honestly, it's a little demoralizing. I'm not interested in any of the boys at school, and I certainly don't really want to dance with the douchebags, but I always feel like the fifth wheel when we go out and it's really not that fun at all. Is it a betrayal of my feminist values that I want to have someone to dance with just to take the edge off the awkwardness?


In related news, Annah and Alec are coming to the Harry Potter-themed Halloween party I'm throwing! YAY IT'S GONNA BE FUN AND I WILL BE WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE FAMILIAR WITH MY HIGH SCHOOL-ERA BULLSHIT.
Current Mood: curiouscurious
30 September 2011 @ 11:56 am
Remember last week when I was flipping out about Econ and crying in the exam and freaking out about how bad I was at everything?

I got the test back today.

I got a 95.

29 September 2011 @ 12:55 am
...and I'm drunk.

I went to a secret Rosh Hashanah party advertised to me as "Jews only." So naturally I brought some non-Jews with me to get into the holiday spirit. The president of Hillel was even drunker and yelled at me for not coming to Hillel.

In Hebrew.

I don't even know.

SHANA TOVAH! I hope your 5772 is as good or better than your 5771, and that you get all that you want.
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