May 7th, 2003

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I haven't had to ask my supervisor to find me something to do in a long time. But today it got so quiet so quickly that I decided to email her and ask.

And then I remembered what happens every single time I ask her to find me something to do.

She says "I'll check around!" I'll email her again in half an hour asking if she's found anything, which she won't. I'll wait for her to email me when she finds something, and end up going home at the end of my shift without her finding anything.

Oh well, at least I look like I'm trying to find something to do.

Tonight I will eat Apple Stuff and play with my new MusicMatch Jukebox PLUS! (thanks, kimie!) and watch Gilmore Girls/Smallville that we recorded last night and maybe vacuum if I have the desire. (I'm tired of laying down to stretch after jogging and getting random bits of outside stuck on my sweaty back.)

Someone ought to entertain me.
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My drugstore.com order finally arrived!
I now have deodorant (and so does Cory), apricot scrub, Crest Whitestrips, and a foot treatment kit. Guess what Meggie's doing tonight?! That's right, watching recorded WB television events and crocheting. But maybe she'll have enough time to take a bath and slather the Nutrogena body oil on her elbows!
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I'm shocked at the condemnation I've received from people when I tell them I'm keeping my maiden name, as well as taking my FH's. We're in the 21st century, people. Just because I'm getting married doesn't mean I have to give up who I am and become my husband's property. It seems like such an archaic tradition to me.

This quote is from a girl in weddingplans. So, while I'm fine with her having an opinion on the subject that's different than mine... come ON! Why are women so upset about "becoming my husband's property"?! First of all, yes, we're in the 21st century, where taking someone's name doesn't mean you're their slave, it means you're their wife. Second of all, if you're so worried about losing your identity, you ought to take a really good look at yourself and ask why you're GETTING MARRIED THEN!! How is a symbolic name change "losing your identity," but getting married, becoming legally tied to a man, and all that shit NOT "losing your identity?"

Argh. Sorry. I really do think it's fine to not want to change your name when you get married, and you can keep it for whatever reason you want, it's just that it frustrates me that women want to be "liberated" from being "owned" by their husbands - it's just like women spelling "women" without the "men." What's the point? They're just words, not huge signs on your forehead saying "I'M INFERIOR!"

EDIT:I also don't get how you can be losing your identity by taking someone's name when your maiden name is the same name as everybody else in your family (and if it's a common name, you share it with a lot more people!). Your identity isn't your label. It's what's inside you.