Thoughts of a Chicana Feminist

Monday, January 30, 2006

Practice Sangfroid

sang-froid \sang-FRWAH\, noun;
also sangfroid:
Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness in trying circumstances; calmness.

Both men were mightily impressed by the calmness of the Americans on board, particularly among the women. "I had, during my sojourn in America," Beaumont said later, "a thousand occasions to see the sang-froid of the American."
-- Michael Kammen, "Wrecked on the Fourth of July," New York Times, July 6, 1997

Dreams for Plans

Can you tell me how I used to be?
Have I missed my chance?
Have I changed by hopes for fears
And my dreams for plans?

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Roller Girls

A friend of mine generously took the time to TIVO A&E's new show "Roller Girls" and then burned it onto a dvd for me. I watched the first episode last night. All of the characters were really tough and endearing. Much respect for the jammers.

Mujeres de Maiz - 'Zine Call for Submissions

Calling all Chicana artists and poets. Some mujeres in El Sereno are putting together a magazine of Chicana work for Women's History Month (March, in case you haven't heard). Check out the call at Mujeres de Maiz.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Robot bartender - a joke

I got this joke in an email message the other day. I laughed out loud. Check it out.

A man enters a bar and orders a drink. The bar has a robot bartender.

The robot serves him a perfectly prepared cocktail, and then asks him,
"What's your IQ?"

The man replies "150" and the robot proceeds to make conversation
about global warming factors, quantum physics and spirituality, bio
mimicry, environmental interconnectedness, string theory,
nano-technology, and sexual proclivities.

The customer is very impressed and thinks, "This is really cool." He
decides to test the robot. He walks out of the bar, turns around, and
comes back in for another drink. Again, the robot serves him the
perfectly prepared drink and asks him, "What's your IQ?"

The man responds, "about 100." Immediately the robot starts talking,
but this time, about football, NASCAR, baseball, super models,
favorite fast foods, guns, and women's breasts.

Really impressed, the man leaves the bar and decides to give the robot
one more test. He heads out and returns, the robot serves him and
asks, "What's your IQ?"

The man replies, "ah, ah, 50, I think."

And the robot says... real slowly... "So............... ya for . Bush ........ again?"

Urban Outfitters out of Line

Urban Outfitters is selling a t-shirt that says, "New Mexico, Cleaner Than Regular Mexico."

To learn more and voice your objections through a petition: