Friday, December 31, 2004

happy new year

Well, posting has been scarce for a bit as I made a trip to Philly for the holidays. I think this was trully the best trip to Philly I've ever taken. If I had the time and energy, I'd photograph all of the beautiful Christmas presents I received to show you, but alas, it escapes me. Needless to say, I got some kick ass clothes. I look awesome in them. I plan to get decked out and party until at least 12:01 tonight. It will be great!

I finished the semester up nicely. I wrote a paper which I thought was great until a day after I handed it in when I thought it was crap. But it's over now. I can work on revising it. I have piles of books I'd love to read, piles of movies to watch, great new music to listen to, and lots of things to think about. But today, I'm gonna just relax with my Chambana family, eat yummy food, and open presents. I'll get to that thinking thing tomorrow.

I saw my friend Rach when I was home. We've been friends for 17 years. I have no other friends with which I've maintained a relationship with for that long. Rach is a great person. She's the kind of person who is always thinking about what other people would like. I hope she comes to visit me over Spring Break.

I decided to skip spending money on MLA in favor of buying clothes. What a horrible academic I am! Next time MLA is in Philly, I'll be sure to drop by. Maybe they'll have CCCC in Philly one day. But this year, it is in San Francisco, my favorite city in this country. I can't wait to get to City Lights and purchase the best books to read. I wish I could take you all with me!

Thursday, December 09, 2004

continued from "from c-u with love"

I wanted to post about Kris Delmhorst's notion of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, in response to my yoga teacher this week.

Kris says:
I'm not on no yellow brick road, got a mind and a heart and guts of my own
I'm not looking for a one to set me free
I'm not on no yellow brick road, I'll find my own way home
I'm just looking for someone to walk with me

from "Yellow Brick Road"

My yoga teacher said on Monday that she thinks we should all be like Dorothy, wanting to go home because everything we need is already in our own backyards. Well... I think that's an awfully anti-feminist notion. I mean, what if you grew up in a dysfunctional family like mine where the only thing in your backyard is a nice happy Christian marriage and a lot of pregnancy, or in Dorothy's case, a whole lot of cows? And what about making a family of choice wherever it is that you are?

So you can see why Kris made me want to cry so much tonight. She knows how to hit on all the right soft spots.

san francisco, here i come!

Yesterday, I found out I got into the ATTW conference, with this lovely email from Brent Faber:

Dear Hannah,

On behalf of this year's ATTW program committee I am pleased to accept
your proposal for the 2005 ATTW conference, Technical Communication and
Public Healthcare Interests.

This year's pool of proposals was very large with many excellent
proposals. As a result, the competition for space was tight. Each
proposal we received was blind reviewed by at least two reviewers.

This means I get to go to San Francisco for four days in March, I get to go to CCCC because they run them together, and all my ideas are not worthless and rejected! I'm super excited.

I'll post a little more about my topic later.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004


It seems from my counter that someone found my blog by searching for "Goblin Market" and "Anorexia". That's so cool!

In other news, I have finished one paper so far. I have one to go. Plus grading. The semester is almost over, thank God!

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Announcement--I'm singing!

Champaign-Urbana’s Premier Lesbian/Feminist Chorus


To Sing is to Fly

A Winter Concert

Saturday December 11th, 2004 at 8 pm
Sunday December 12, 2004 at 3 pm
McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St Champaign.

Suggested Donation: $10 - $20 for adults, $8 for students
Space provided, no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

Wheelchair accessible.
Free desserts and drinks follow the concert.

Friday, December 03, 2004

this is cool!

It's a feminist weblog community. I've enjoyed reading these and thought I would share.