PSA Aggragation

Friday, May 4th, 2012 07:53 am
retsuko: finn & jake's fist bump of awesome (fist bump!)
* Tomorrow is May 5th, Free Comic Book Day! Head over to your local comic book store for some goodies!

* Happy Star Wars day! (May the 4th be with you!)

* New Legend of Korra episode tomorrow morning!

* If Leslie Knope doesn't win the election next week, I may throw some kind of a fit.

* And, for those who are into that sort of thing, IDW's Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover hits shelves this month! :D
retsuko: antique books (books)

{Take the 100 Things challenge!}

In the interests of not letting the blog site(s) I know and love die a slow and boring death, I'm going to be taking part in the meme above. My theme is long and complicated, but I think it's going to be awesome: "100 Pop Culture Things (Books, Movies, TV Shows, Songs, and Comics/Manga) That Have Made A Difference in My Life, for Good or Bad." The great thing is, there's no time limit or arbitrary deadline that will make me feel guilty for not getting to a particular number at a particular time--just lots of time to writewritewrite about things I love and hope that other people love, too, or hate, or just plain want to chat about. Huzzah!

Life Announcement!

Saturday, April 24th, 2010 10:06 am
retsuko: (Default)
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have an announcement: I am pregnant! [ profile] yebisu9 and I are expecting a baby with the current due date of November 1st. So far, everything looks fine and all tests are coming back "normal", which is a word that I hope to hear a lot of in the next months. We are planning to find out the sex as soon as possible, providing the fetus poses for us correctly at the next ultrasound.

Now that we're telling everyone, I can share the funny stories and reactions that people have had so far. I had the following conversation with my sister:

Me: I have some big news.
Her: OK.
Me: Uhm, well, I'm pregnant!
Her: Huh. I figured it was either that, or you got a dog.
Me: (somewhat surprised by this reaction) Oh?
(Commotion in background)
Her: Wait... Oh, Boyfriend is asking whether it's a corgi or a pug.

She has since ramped her enthusiasm considerably. :) My parents had figured it out due to my griping about being exhausted and having weird cramps (which have subsided). My Dad remarked, "Great, now I can buy those neat puppets I see in gift shops!" [ profile] yebisu9's parents were very happy and commented that they recently been thinking about grandkids, but didn't want to pressure us. One of my uncles offered the following advice: "Make sure that kid eats a lot of dirt and stuff so it's not allergic to anything!" (This is par for the course with him, and I appreciate that, since he's not been feeling well lately, and it was great to hear his old self in his voice.)

Until we find out the sex, we're calling the baby "Little Squeak" because this is what my grandmother apparently called my father before he was born. I also call it "the small person" in an effort to remind myself there is actually someone in there, and not just an abstract concept that will make me big, exhausted, happy, and moody.

In any case, I understand that not everyone wants to hear the details all the time, so when I write about this in the future, I will place it behind a cut. (Or, if people prefer, I can set up a filter.) This is still somewhat in the unreal stage of "yeah, right, that will never happen!". At the 12-week ultrasound, Little Squeak was bouncing around, waving its little arms and legs like it was at a dance party, but I can't feel it do this, and would not have known unless I had the ultrasound machine on at that moment. The next day, I went and looked at maternity clothes and all I could think of "no way will I look like that!" I'm not sure when it will hit me, but I'm hoping that by writing about it, it will become more real. :)
retsuko: (serious!)

I never, ever thought I would respect Hillary Duff. I mean, tolerate, sure; encourage, why not? Got it hand it to the girl for getting herself a team of smart agents who know merchandising, and hope that she has a damn good accountant who's helping her squirrel most of her profits away for early retirement.

But then I saw this on Feministing, and I kind of sat back in my chair, laughing at the video itself, and not a little surprised at the general vibes of goodwill I was feeling for Hillary Duff. I think this video will manage to do in 30 seconds what I, as an English professor, could not manage to do in a class room over an entire semester. (Well, I could at least get my students to stop saying that in the classroom. However, I think this thing might make people actually think about what they're saying.) It's a timely media virus, one that I hope will dismantle a linguistic pattern of unthinking discrimination.


Thursday, May 1st, 2008 07:22 pm
retsuko: (book love)
This Saturday, May 3rd, is Free Comic Book Day! So head to your local comic book store and enjoy the freebies!

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