Because this may be Relevant To Your Interests: My friendliv
has been invited to run a first year session on childbearing and reproduction
. She is a scientist, but not so much imbued with expertise in this particular area. So, she says, "if you have anything they'd like me to convey to some future doctors about" it, come and let her know here
I'm not watching Girls
, but I did follow the Lena Dunham controversy about a great-lookin' doctor dude (portrayed by some actor called Patrick Wilson; don't know and don't care) sleeping with her character on the show, namely that teh internets thought that was ridiculous because she wasn't physically attractive enough for such a fine specimen. I've always thought teh internets were ridiculous themselves, because my personal experience has been that even such fine specimen of humanity are just that -- human beings and as such influenced in their sexual and dating choices by all the usual things: charm, humour, and alcohol.
Alcohol consumed by me, that is.
On a more sober note, I am glad my friends and acquaintances as well as I seem to be living in this thing called reality, where having actual personality seems to be quite important too. Thankfully, I have part of the web world backing me up now; thanks to Marina: Patrick Wilson's wife puts the Lena Dunham Controversy to Rest.
The artist formerly known as feldman, always worth reading, has written an interesting post about class and entrepreneurship in the United States:
'Career Aspirations' means your job went down the wrong pipe.
It made me think yet again about my place in this nexus of wealth, education, and connectivity, but that's another post for another time, and a far more boring one to boot.
The other day in class, we were, purely for demonstrative purposes, browsing -- via Tor, of course -- Silk Road; here is a Guardian article on the subject. I still cannot get over the fact you send the stuff via mail to your own front door after all the subterfuge in the ordering process (but presumably the users of the marketplace feel they can always find somebody else and have it sent to her or his address).
Have any of you curly-haired folks, ideally those with really fine hair, tried no-poo company MyDevaCurl? Jasika Nicole was posting about their products the other day, and since we all know I have the biggest crush ever on her, I am tempted to try it out. What else would you recommend, in the way of US products? For financial reasons I had to go back from organic Black hair products to Pantene Pro-V, and my hair is strawy, listless, and doing badly.