Gee

Female
from Vancouver, BC

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    • Lets Make This Official

      8 years ago

      Gee

      So, I'm sure it's pretty obvious by now, but I think this website has lost a lot of its magic for me. Instead of getting mad at myself for not maintaining the 3 or 4 blogs I've started over the years (this one included), I'm just going to consolidate.

      From now on, I have one blog: melagee.wordpress.com Everything is going to go there, so if you want to keep tabs on my life, you should make a note.

      The people I really like who are still blogging here, I've got you on RSS so I am paying attention, just not always as quickly as I'd like. This account is going to stay open, and I'll come back to comment when it's necessary, and check in or whatevs.

      But yeah. I'm putting a pin in this thing. I'm not saying goodbye, because I'm still around. :) I'm just letting you know that you can keep up with me on my no-rvb blog.


      xoxoxo

    • .

      8 years ago

      Gee

      Arguably, the most interesting thing I've read in my class on Children's Literature.

      From "Innocence, Perversion, and Heather's Two Mommies", an article by Eric Rofes:

      "The American physician and health food pioneer, John Harvey Kellogg, for example, introduced a new line of foods at his sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan, designed to rid a child's body of 'unhealthy impulses to masturbate.' He called his new food 'Kellogg's Breakfast Cereals.' (Blumenfeld, 1995)"

      Wild.

    • I'm writing an essay.

      8 years ago

      Gee

      Right now. I am right now, at this very moment, writing an essay.

      Okay, I've stopped for a moment. But I'm almost done! I have a couple more ideas that I want to put across, but I'm not feeling particularly eloquent at the moment, so I'm taking a break to try and refresh my brain.

      I am analyzing the story of Bluebeard with a feminist perspective. Surprisingly, for a story about a man who marries and ten kills several women, the story has a good number of feminist elements in it. If you're not familiar with this particular fairy tale, I recommend Angela Carter's "The Bloody Chamber", which is sort of a gothic retelling of the tale. In fact, just buy her book, where she retells many fairy tales. Her take on Red Riding Hood is particularly enjoyable.

      Anyway.

      have you guys seen a show called "The Middleman"? It's based on a comic book of the same name, which I have no read, but anticipate enjoying. There were only about 13 episodes, but I highly enjoyed them. If you are the type of person who likes comic books or pop culture references, I suggest you get on the old downloadin' machine and find you some Middleman. I'm hoping to buy the series on DVD once I am more fiscally solvent.

      you know, there are very few magical elements in the story of Bluebeard. I wonder if I can twist that into a feminist notion somehow.

      argh. I need to stop thinking about this for a few minutes. Quick, someone tell me a story!

    • Friday/Saturday

      8 years ago

      Gee

      I can't decide if things are going well or not. My job that I loved so much (in spite of one annoying coworker) ended at the beginning of the month, and I miss it muchly. On the bright side, I have found myself another library job, so that helps to create new opportunities for me. The dim side of this job is that it's temporary and part-time. I am trying to find another job to supplement it, but even if I do I will end up with very very long days.

      I am doing the studious thing again; I've been accepted as an undergrad at the University of British Columbia. It's all part of my master plan to apply to grad school eventually, and I am nervous as hell to be back in school after so long. Also, I've never cared about grades before and now I really have to apply myself, so that's a new experience.

      In many ways I feel like I have rewound myself about seven years. I'm trying not to let that feel like a bad thing - experiences don't have to be linear, they can revisit old ground - but occasionally I kick myself for not realizing sooner that the library is where I'm meant to be.

      In other news, I had an eye inflammation recently which lead to an x-ray of my back (I was as surprised as you are) and the good news is: I do not have arthritis! hooray! The bad news is, this is the third time this year my eye has been fucked up.

      Sorry this is not a funnier journal.

    • A Few Things

      9 years ago

      Gee

      I work in a place that has very tight security, and bags and jackets are not allowed. When people first walk in, they pass by a wall of lockers and a sign asking them to put their stuff away. Okay, I can buy that sometimes people don't notice the sign and just keep walking, and that's part of the reason I'm sitting here, to remind them to put their stuff away.

      Sometimes, though, people will come in to look at an exhibit and assume that the sign or the rules don't apply to them. Here is a sample of a pretty common exchange:

      ME: Hi, can I help you?

      PATRON: I'm just going to look at the exhibit...

      ME: Okay, that's totally fine, I just need you to hang up your coat and put your bag in one of the lockers.

      PATRON: Can I just leave it with you?

      ME: I'd prefer if you didn't. I can give you a key for one of the lockers, if you like.

      PATRON: I'm just going in for a few minutes.

      ME: I understand, but coats and bags aren't allowed in here, so I do need you to put them away first.

      [Patron thinks about it for a moment, casts a longing look towards the exhibit, looks back at the lockers, thinks some more.]

      PATRON: Nevermind, I'll just go.

      what? In all the time it took you to argue with me and think about what I was saying, you could have stashed your stuff in a locker and been at the exhibit! Also, the lockers are literally ten feet away from you! How lazy do you have to be to refuse to walk ten feet to put your stuff away? AGH!

      ~

      Look, I know this is not a popular opinion, but I'm going to say it anyway: baby strollers should not be allowed on the express bus. Okay! There! I said it! I've actually said it before, but I think it bears repeating.

      The express bus is ALWAYS full, especially at rush hour, and when a stroller comes on, people have no choice but to try and jam in even tighter to make room for it. It's not fair to all of the other people on the bus. Why do I have to be rammed into someone's sweaty armpit, just because you chose to breed and then buy a giganomous stroller? There is a normal-speed bus that follows the exact same route as the express bus - take that one, and stop making life harder for the rest of us.

      This also goes for people with giant knapsacks/hiking bags, and people who speak too loudly on the phone. (ASIDE: cell phones are okay as long as the conversation is quiet. If they can hear you at the other end of the bus, YOU'RE TOO LOUD.)

      ~

      The other day I was at a birthday party. A couple of the ladies declined cake, after eating fairly big meals. One of the dudes started laughing about how ladies don't like to eat cake because they're afraid of gaining weight.

      ME: Greg, have you ever dated a fat chick?

      GREG: No.

      ME: Then shut up.

    • My bathroom

      9 years ago

      Gee

      There's a leak in the ceiling. It's two pretty steady drips that created quite a puddle before I realized what was happening. Not steady enough for me to call the super at 2:15am, but steady enough that I am worried about the pot I put down over-flowing.

      I love this apartment, but it does have some things wrong with it. The leak in the ceiling is new, and hopefully it's just a plumbing problem and not my upstairs neighbor being all dead in her tub with the water over-flowing.

      that is two paragraphs in a row that I ended with the words "over-flowing". How often does that happen?

      Speaking of unlikely murder mysteries, I am now fully caught up on both Castle and Bones. By the way, has anyone else noticed that these two shows are exactly the same? Still highly enjoyable, though.

      ugh. DRIP DRIP DRIP!

    • Obligatory

      9 years ago

      Gee

      There were a whole lot of people here this weekend. So many of them were super cool. ("Super cool" is still a hip catch phrase, right?) I think the super cool people know who they are (hi!!), and I look forward to seeing them again. A plus for me? Many of them live in BC! Yay!

      Jack is gone, and I am missing the comic book analysis. That dude is one of the few people that can make me feel like I have no idea what's going on in the world of Marvel. Impressive!

      You guys, I had cotton candy ice cream last night and it was YUM. How horrible would I be if I went back for a scoop of key lime tonight? Perhaps I would earn my PhD in HORRIBLENESS?

    • Ty red

      9 years ago

      Gee

      I'm so tired, you guys. So tired.

      And yet for some reason, I feel so inspired lately.

      So, here's a post on one of my other blogs: What is a feminist?

      Expect more soon.

    • Kinda Going Crazy

      9 years ago

      Gee

      I am trying to remember the name of a computer game I played when I was quite small. There's very little I remember about it, so googling for keywords is not helping. Perhaps one of you peeps will recognize it and help a girl out?

      I don't remember quite how long ago it was, but it was long ago enough that our family's computer was running word perfect in DOS. I don't know if Windows existed yet, but we didn't have it. The game didn't have any graphics even remotely like you would find today - the icon that represented me, the villians, the landscape, and items that could be picked up (or eaten) were just regular characters that happened to move around. You could move anywhere on the screen through the use of the arrow keys (left, right, up, down), except through the "landscape".

      I believe the object of each level was to get (or eat?) a bunch of items (jewels?) that were scattered about the screen, and try to avoid being caught by a bad guy. Some of the levels were maze-like and made use of portals (I think they looked like this: ¶). I THINK the only way to kill a bad guy was to get him to run into a wall or some sand (sand looked like this several dots in a tall rectangular shape ). The bad guys were drawn to you, so getting them to run into sand usually just meant standing on the other side of it. Sometimes you had to get the bad guys to run into the sand, so you could get to whatever was on the other side.

      I feel like the word "gold" or "king" may have been in the title, but I'm really not sure.

      I suck at remembering my youth clearly, so these memories are fuzzy and possibly inaccurate. Does this sound at all familiar to anyone, though?

    • RSS and Stuff

      9 years ago

      Gee

      So it took a while, but I have finally joined the ranks of those who rss. I've added a bunch of you to my collection, but for some reason my feed seems to be a few days behind. I'm not sure if this is a problem specific to this website, or if my feed will eventually catch up, but in the meantime I am a little late on all announcements. Although if you think about how long it has always taken me to read people's updates before this, I'm still ahead of the game.

      So yeah. I'm watching, but probably not commenting.

      ~

      I'm watching a tonne of old episode of Miami Ink and I am astonished at how often I really dislike the tattoos people are getting.

      ~

      Hey you guys. You're all pretty frickin' awesome, you know that?

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  • Comments (2440)

    • Japan_books

      8 years ago

      I thought of you when I saw this. If it weren't ridiculously overpriced, I'd totally get it for you.

    • Paris

      9 years ago

      That's much better than the completely open cubbies most places use.

    • Jengaship FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Travancore on DD

      9 years ago

      That sign is, at best, a gross exaggeration.

    • amber

      9 years ago

      on castle: i've got Heat Wave, i agree, rather good for a book from a show. there's a new one coming out later in the year, i'm excited for it. i'm looking forward to seeing all of season 2, i've been lazy.

      on bones: i'm excited to see were they take the bones/booth story line. angel, i mean, booth, is dreamy. dancing filanges!

      on true blood: you break my heart! it's got sex, vampires, hot eric, more sex, and humour, what's not to love?! sigh.

      on the sex party: it's funny, joel thought i was referring to the book "wicked" as well and asked whether we were going to dress up as witches. bless.

      on you: you're also fabulous. go team us being fabulous!!!

      <9

    • Rowsdower

      9 years ago

      Nah, i'm not a fan of d/l.

    • Rowsdower

      9 years ago

      Dead Snow is on my list, but my crappy video store closed a while back. i'm still a bit irritated with netflix since the last time i had a subscription. i guess they felt i was watching things to quickly, so they'd lie and say titles i sent were still in the mail, when i knew for a fact they received them. They'd also randomly screw up my rental queue claiming titles were "unavailable". "It might have said in stock when you added it to your top spot, but now it isn't and won't be for 3-6 months."
      Damn, seeing The Room in a theater would be great. There's a nearby theater that sometimes shows a wide range of films in the summer, but i don't think they'll bother with the more cultish stuff again. Rumor has it there was quite the cleanup after a midnight show of Rocky Horror back in 2000 and they have not showed that, or anything else with a bit of heckling/audience participation since.

    • gavmcd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      It says Vancouver because I forgot to change it after I visited Vancouver in... uh... February I think. :D I was only there really briefly, though, and it was for Heidi's Grandmother's funeral.

    • amber

      9 years ago

      hello darling!

      that lovely man in the thigh high (pink!) pvc boots is Chris, and he's fabulous...as is his boyfriend, if you catch my drift ;)

      was hilarious watching him run in them and then wander around for the next 20mins in them also. good times!

      thank you again! <3 <3 <3

    • PathOfLily

      9 years ago

      <3 Melanie! <3

    • PathOfLily

      9 years ago

      Happy Birthday!!!

    • amber

      9 years ago

      hello lovely! while the tempting idea of a game is...uh...tempting, i'd prefer that you save your monies please and thank you :D i'll get the game in a year or 2, y'know when it's all bargainy bin priced. smiley12.gif

    • gavmcd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      I KNOW!! They were just paving the way in the 70s with the crazy giant needle and UFO city hall. And now the museum that looks like it sneezed glass.

    • Paris

      9 years ago

      Most of the characters in The Corrections need to be punched in the face. I'm half way through. You should read it so we can talk about it!

    • gavmcd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      The hand dryer's at Union Station in Toronto!

    • amber

      9 years ago

      awww. thanks doll! how's vancouver at the moment? is it cold and snowy? i hope not. cause you know how i feel about cold and snow. ....exactly.

      i STILL have your picture sitting on my desk. will send it out soon. PROMISE! hahah, god i fail. smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • Japan_books

      9 years ago

      By the way, if you give me your address, I totally have a present for you.

    • Japan_books

      9 years ago

      That's the kind of thinking that has my Burmese friends thinking that they can visit my family, Disney World, NYC, and the Grand Canyon all in one trip.

    • redhott

      9 years ago

      miss u so much mel! makes me want to drop everything and run away to a buffy marathon for a week or two. love ya

    • Japan_books

      10 years ago

      Yay! Vancouver looks lovely. And I'm sure much cooler than Japanese summer. (37 degrees, 70% humidity. I feel like death.)

    • Lukie

      10 years ago

      miss you too!!!

    • Japan_books

      10 years ago

      If you ever find yourself with extra monies and feel like a visit, you can totally stay with me for as long as you like.

    • Japan_books

      10 years ago

      Japanese bank cards don't have credit card logos, and accounts don't have routing numbers. Basically everything to do with banking here confuses me. I'm still not sure how I can transfer money to my American account. Also, the beauty of ATM machines to me is the ability to use them outside of banking hours. Some ATM's here only work when banks are open which defeats the purpose if you ask me.

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      Go for it. You could serve peppermint smoothies and pumpkin cookies.

    • amber

      10 years ago

      for the pledge, how does $10cad sound? i'm kinda budgeting this whole trip thingie. is that cool with you my dear?


      also, as for the movie filled data dvds, who needs sunlight? :P i'll have to buy a spindle when i'm there and burn a bunch of stuff if it's good :D

      <3 <3 <3

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      Now that we've gotten her teeth trimmed, she's using the sticks.

      Ski is a snuggler. She loves being held, but hates being picked up.

      I've thought about getting a second one.

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      The rape book was sold.

      I read some books on rape in college. People found it disturbing. I found myself less afraid because I'd armed myself with information.

    • Infinity303

      10 years ago

      Hey!!

      it's Emily (infinity43) from back in the day. back on the site....just wanted to say HELLO!

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      My bad poetry winners are up now.

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      We may rename her "Diva" since she's moody and throws things.

      No Canada. Getting there isn't as much of a problem as food. Bars are sort of pricey and the taxes are killer. I'm working maybe 5 hours a week right now, so money is super tight.

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      From today's journal:

      I got so busy with the house and all that I fell behind on some of your journals. I've been meaning to read them all, but decided against it. Gee, nobly decided to read the 100+ backlog she had for me, but I really just wish Gee were in the here and now participating in life with me. When I run into an old friend, we catch up, but I don't forsake them for lack of detail. So for the 7 or so of you in pending, I'm going to read a week's worth and rejoin you.


      Also, please play along with my bad poetry contest!

    • amber

      10 years ago

      well hello there! smiley12.gif

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      J.J. Abrams has little to do with Lost. He created it and sort of left.

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      I fully plan to read I Am Legend. As time passed, Tirade and I keep complaining about how it blew the chance to be awesome.

      I sort of love J.J. Abrams because he'll completely defy the convention you want him to go with. This doesn't always work, and it alienates some fans. Still, I'm so sick of the same ol' same ol' that I'll embrace his efforts.

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      High heels forever!

      Our audience is pretty wide spread. We love girly things, but we also write about clothing for work, bargain shopping, vintage shopping, fabulous independent designers, and a wide variety of jewelry. This week, I did a post about geek jewelry. You know you want Tetris earrings.

    • Japan_books

      10 years ago

      My contract is up on March 31st 2010. If I want to renew it I can, but I'll have to see how I like the job. You're going to have to give me your address. I still want to buy you a present.

    • Japan_books

      10 years ago

      I know that you don't typically read my journals, so here's a bit of news. I got a job in Japan. So I probably won't be seeing you in TO this year, but I will buy you a present and send it to Paris to give to you. This is because you're awesome. smiley12.gif

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      I'm using your comment attack to add tags. Hopefully that system will soon work on a member by member basis instead of being site-wide.

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      You will be happy to know that one year since my rant about models and race the runways are filling with black and Asian models. I've also since learned that most Indian models stay in India because Western fashions violate modesty rules. Unfortunately, I have yet to see a single non-white Hispanic girl.

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      It's your birthday?!

    • MildGrooveOn

      10 years ago

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    • Rowsdower

      10 years ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      I guess the way I see it is that Naomi Campbell wants there to be more black women in the modeling world. Pointing out that there is a distinct lack of other non-white models does not strike me as the best way to challenge her claims.


      More black models is a good thing. I just am really bothered by people acting like the only racial minority is black.

      Someone got on my case once about not working in a diverse school like School A. Well, School B where I work is full of white, black, Indian, Asian, and Middle Eastern kids. (This makes any mention of religion fascinating.) School A is mostly black and Hispanic with some white kids. Why is A considered diverse but B isn't?

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      Oprah tapes in Chicago. I don't know about Springer. I do know he's from Ohio.

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      Pushing Daisies will thrill you. Sadly, ABC canceled it, but there's going to be some sort of miniseries to wrap things up. There may also be a comic book for continuing adventures.

    • Japan_books

      10 years ago

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      I'm a day early, but I won't be near a computer tomorrow. Happy Birthday Lady Gee!

    • Cyborg18

      10 years ago

      Yeah, regarding your comment, turns out there's a whole group of Catholics who are pro-choice. Anti-abortion, but pro-choice. Which is where I'm at. I don't think people should get them, but I think they should have the right to make that decision for themselves. But yeah, they are all about proper sex-education and contraceptive use (wisely used, that is) to prevent abortions, which I'm totally behind. I think the option should still be there, though.

    • Larith

      10 years ago

      What is there not to get?

    • amber

      10 years ago

      yes, YES YOU DO! angry beavers, a tie-dyed carebear, some finding nemo characters and cat dog as far as i can see!

    • Larith

      10 years ago

      sadly yes :\

      and it was grey

    • gavmcd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      also, where did you get that really snazzy picture of the ttc map? that is sharp!


      I actually got it from the Nuit Blanche website. It was an event zone map that happened to have subways on it. :D

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