Thoughts of a Chicana Feminist

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Gas stop

They are selling chorizo at this gas station in Fresno.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Email from Hillary Clinton

I walked around with a "Hillary in '96" button on my backpack when I was a student at UC Davis. I mostly liked it because people would notice it and want to talk about it. I thought it was a nice pipe dream.

So here we are over a decade later and I am loving that I get emails from Hillary, Bill and their Democratic buddies. For example, in my inbox today I see,

"Dear Erica,

Today I went back to college, and I remembered what inspired me to change the world.

For me it was Vietnam and the fight for civil rights. Today's younger generation faces a new set of challenges: a mismanaged war in Iraq, a growing national debt, a war on science, global warming -- and I see that same desire for change that I saw back when I was in school...."

etcetera and so forth.

I stopped reading at "a war on science".

Geez, do we really need to claim there is a war on or against science? I understand fear is often a motivating factor for many people, but not me. It turns more me out. I might have to go back and re-consider Obama as my candidate for the primary.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Good Advice

I have a friend that eats extremely healthy, but not in that annoying "I only shop at Whole Foods and eat organic and free-trade foods that will make my yuppie friends think I am cool" sort-of way. Nope. Her taste buds simply prefer the good stuff...well, at least most of the time.

She was watching Oprah recently and wrote down a list of "super foods" they evn, Oprah evangelized. The lists are pretty good minus the four-legged animal guideline. I like meat no matter how much I try to convince myself I shouldn't. Carnitas and carne asada are like water - a necessity.

Eat every week:
1. Garlic
2. tomatoes (sauce)
3. olive oil
4. spinach
5. raw nuts (almonds)
6. pomegranate

Good oils are liquid at room temperature:
1. Olive
2. Sesame seed
3. canola
4. flax seed
5. grape seed

First 5 ingredients of packaged foods should NOT be:
1. sugar
2. high fructose corn syrup
3. enriched white flour
4. saturated fats (four-legged animal)
5. partially hydrogenated oils
6. trans fat


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Twitter has made me a lazy blogger

I can't deny it to myself any longer. Twitter has made me a lazy blogger.

I rarely, if ever, invested much time in drafting blog posts. I generally sat down and slammed out whatever was at the forefront of my mind (which is what I am doing now). 15 minutes after I sit down I can press a publish button and be done with it. Happy that I purged a bit of my knowledge into the black hole of the web.

However, 30 seconds of my thumbs tapping at my cel phone keypad gives me a Twitter of 140 character or less post - straight to the web and my friends cel phones.

I love the sound-byte quality of Twitter, but am beginning to miss the depth blogging brings.

I won't be giving up Twitter any time soon, but I've made a tentative deal with myself to blog more often. I guess we'll see what happens.

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

We Need to Talk

In case there was any doubt, here is some hard evidence she is in charge.