Monday, March 06, 2006

Too Much Goin' On

There are about a dozen things rattling around in my brain that I would love to write volumes on today. Actually, for the past week or so I have been keeping a list of all that I want to rant and rave about. There is just so much going on. Somehow, between studying for exams, fixing the fridge (finally!) and this whole working thing, I have not gotten to write much. So here goes.

First of all, what the hell is going on in South Dakota!? I am appalled about this whole abortion law they are trying to press through to the Supreme Court. I noticed that the govenor signed it into law today and I simply could not bring myself to read further. I can't write anything too intelligent on this today because I have not done all the reading I would like to, but on preliminary observation I have to say that I am a bit nervous. I don't think the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, but then again I do have my doubts. Anything could happen with this new, more conservative court. I think it is more likely that they will pass more restrictions on a woman's right to choose than actually out-lawing abortion all together. I guess I'll just have to watch this unfold like I do any horror movie, through my fingers as I try not to look. Moving to Canada is looking better and better the older I get.

Here's a link to the story at Yahoo News:

Then there is ABC News' on going series on The Mommy Wars. Ugh! Why can't they just let this one go? Oh yeah, 'cause it attracts more viewers thus making them more money. Silly question. There is an amazing article in this month's Red Book that gave me hope, though. I know, I know...what am I doing reading Red Book? I'm really not sure, but I must say Katie Roiphe makes some incredible points. She basically says that there is no Mommy War, that the conflict is within ourselves and that government and business need to be more supportive of women in the work place. I swear I did not see her article until after I wrote my little blog! I bow down before her! :)

Also, I got to watch Blade Runner for the first time in aeons last night. Mmmm...young Harrison Ford running around in a dark sci-fi movie with his shirt off. Thank you Ridley Scott! No really, it's a great old flick that you should watch again if you haven't seen it in a while. I rented it for a paper that I'm going to write this week in my English 102 class. We're reading Frankensteain and we have a choice of essays to use to show our teacher we got the concepts Mary Shelly was using in her modest little novel. I'm going with the whole what does it mean to be human/search for the creator thing. More on that when I actually get around to writing it.

Tune in later to find out...

Will South Dakota succeed in setting women's right's back a hundred years?

Will The Mommy Wars ever be put to rest?

Will I ever start working on my essay?


Anonymous said...

Did you ever write your essay? Or were you out enjoying the sunshine with your blond god of a boyfriend? BTW, I wouldn't call Blade Runner old, per se -- you make it sound like we who were OUT of college when it premiered are dusty fusties...
And another thing. You're not old enuf to read Redbook unless you're clipping recipes. Nuff said. So, did you write the *%$#! essay or not?
East Coast Girls Are Hip (ecgah)

meesh said...

Ha,ha! Well, Blade Runner isn't really OLD per-se, but it isn't exactly on the New Release shelf either!
I did finally write my essay, though. I got it back last week and I got an A-. An A minus! I am so disappointed in myself. Well, maybe she was just giving me room for improvement.