January 11, 2005

We're going to South Carolina and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and ...the DNC!

"As I have traveled across our country, I have talked to thousands of people who are working for change in their own communities about the power of politics to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others. Every group I have spoken to, I encouraged them to stand up for what they believe and to get involved in the electoral process -- because the only sure way to make difference is to step up and run for office yourself.

Today, I'm announcing my candidacy for the Chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee."

-Howard Dean, M.D.

January 07, 2005

embrace it

From Slate:

Fat may be a worldwide phenomenon—and increasingly so—but not everyone is neurotic about it, or they're not neurotic in the same way. Take the chapter by anthropologist Rebecca Popenoe (from: Fat: The Anthropology of an Obsession), based on her fieldwork among desert Arabs in Niger. This is a society with no media influences or beauty industries, where women strive to be as fat as possible. Girls are force-fed to achieve this ideal; stretch marks are regarded as beautiful.

Awesome! In Niger, I am stunning.

January 06, 2005

Me, me, me

Haven't posted in a while, took a week off for Christmas, been super busy at work and I don't know... not in the mood? So here's some fluff.

Three Names You Go By: Kandis, Kandi, Ally and Canned-Ice. And yeah, I can count to three, I just chose not to.

Three Screennames You Have: Queen Kandis, secula_seculorum, Miss World

Three Things You Like About Yourself: I’m so damned smart. I make great chocolate chip cookies. And I’m super modest.

Three Things You Dislike About Yourself: It’s possible that I whine a smidge too much. I could maybe not talk quite so much during movies or TV shows. And maybe I should think of a third thing that isn’t that great about me?

Three Parts of Your Heritage: Dude. My family has been in Texas for over five generations. We can’t remember where we came from. We’re European-American mutts like everyone else.

Three Things That Scare You: Pod-like things, apartment fires, and Dubya.

Three of Your Everyday Essentials: Email, checking all of the usual blogs I read, and makeup.

Three Things You Are Wearing Right Now: Baby blue hooded sweater, jeans, brown Doc Marten maryjanes. Don’t judge, it’s cold out.

Three of Your Favorite Bands/Artists (at the moment): Barenaked Ladies (Barenaked for the Holidays rocks), Dixie Chicks, and Loretta Lynn (I got Van Lear Rose for Christmas).

Three of Your Favorite Songs at Present: Hard Candy Christmas (shut up), the Carole King theme from Gilmore Girls (since I watch it every day), and that’s all I can think of. I guess I’m not much of a music person.

Three New Things You Want to Try in the Next 12 Months: Buying a house, keeping a plant alive, and I’m still in pursuit of professional photographs of Rob and I that I actually like. (Guess I’ll have to wait for my braces to come off in May for that one.)

Three Things You Want in a Relationship (love is a given): Trust, common idea of fun, presents.

Three Physical Things About the Opposite Sex That Appeal to You: Tallness, tennis ball head, giant feet.

Three Things You Just Can't Do: Exercise, juggle, speak French.

Three of Your Favorite Hobbies: Reading, watching and critiquing TV, online shopping.

Three Things You Want to Do Really Badly Right Now: Buy a house, be magically slim, beat someone about the head if the work ice machine doesn’t get fixed TODAY.

Three Places You Want to Go on Vacation: Scotland, Hawaii, Las Vegas. I’m sure I’ll get over the Vegas thing once I’ve seen it.

Three Kids' Names: Jennyfivetina, Abraham and Buffy

Three Things You Want to Do Before You Die: See all of Europe, build my dream home, finish my degree.

Ganked from: Life at the Center of the Universe


Okay, so yesterday was De-Lurking Day and as usual I'm late. I have no idea if there are any blurkers around these parts, because I have no clue how to read my site stats, or if livejournal even tracks that kind of stuff (which is I guess why I'm a livejournaler and not a Movable Type-head). More work for Six Apart.

So anyway, if you stumble over here, a comment would be cool.