1. There really is/was a supersecret feminist email list! Let me just state publicly that, if you were on that list, and I come to know it, you’re going to have to assume it will be very hard for me to take anything you have to say about feminism seriously ever again. Your credibility is shot and I will probably laugh at you. Seriously… No, I can’t even begin to lecture because it makes me laugh just to think about it. I don’t expect professed feminists to be perfectly feminist at every moment, but god damn, could you try not to be the enemy of feminism in your spare time?
2. Bredesen is threatening to not take the stimulus money. Easy for him to say. He’s got his party bunker and is term-limited and on his way out. And he’s rich. Rich folks turning down money that might help poor folks. How magnanimous! But, hey, folks, don’t worry if you’re out of work. Maybe he’ll open up the governor’s mansion and we can all live there until the economy turns around!
3. This is the freakiest disturbing thing. So when I get home, I hear the dog growling at the back door, not just her typical “Hey, I hear you” bark but a deeper bark coupled with a “Don’t fuck with me, stranger” low growl and I’m all, it’s just me, you doofus. And she’s all “So it is! Hurray!” And then I thought nothing of it.
And then there’s a knock on the front door and it is our neighbor, who came home to find that his back door was kicked in and all his musical equipment had been made off with. And his dogs were home!!!!! Y’all, my back door wasn’t even locked when I got home. We’re not missing anything, but I have to tell you that I have a suspicion, based on the dog’s behavior, that she had visitors this afternoon.
Anyway, my poor neighbors. The police aren’t very optimistic about their ability to find who stole their stuff, of course. But this is reason number one about why I will never go back to having a small dog. I don’t think I’ll have another terrier but I will always own a dog that makes a person think twice about coming in my house.
Oh, and their dogs are okay.