all ebrooklynw's fault, behold the power of boobs!

so I have this tumblr now

But believe it or not, it's a work tumblr: notablankbook.tumblr.com.

Some of you may know that I now work part time as a personal assistant to Joani Blank: sex maven, activist, and cohousing enthusiast. She co-founded Good Vibrations back in the day, the first sex-positive, woman-friendly sex store West of the Mississippi. She's 74 years old now, but still pretty rad.

That tumblr is about what it's like working for her. If you're interested, you should check it out.
sad onion in snow

I AM REALLY UPSET ABOUT THIS YOU GUYS

Okay, so: my freshman year, for whatever reason, all the incoming freshwomen (YES FRESHWOMEN I WENT TO A WOMEN'S COLLEGE OKAY) received plants. Little succulents. And I got a pregnant onion, which I thought was really lame, because everyone else got rainbow plants and cacti and stuff and I got an ONION.

She was a hardy little onion, though, because years later people would come into my room and say, "Is that an onion?"

"Yeah," I'd reply. "You remember when we all got plants freshman year?"

"And you still have yours? Wow. I don't even know what happened to mine."

And this onion eventually became a mascot of sorts. You'll notice that my user icons are onions, except for the ones that are garlic. turtlespeaks surprised me once with an onion doll that she made herself. This onion went with me to Southern California during vacations and moved out of college and into two apartments with me. I had to repot her a couple of times. I neglected her horribly for weeks at a time, but she always survived until the next time I remembered to water her.

UNTIL NOW. Because they sent a notice last week that they were going to come around and clear off the back stairways and stuff where people leave bicycles and crap. They've sent these notices three or four times before, and I've always taken the onion inside for a few weeks. She doesn't do well inside, though, and nobody ever cleared off the back stairway. So this time I left her out, and THIS TIME THEY CLEARED OFF THE BACK STAIRWAY.

AND NOW MY ONION IS GONE.

I AM REALLY UPSET ABOUT THIS. I MAY CRY.
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what., you be shittin' me

everyone loves a good outrage on the internet!

So dasmondschaf and I went clothes shopping today, because I'm a totally different person now that wants colors in her wardrobe, and you can't beat Old Navy for colors. And we're browsing the sales/clearance stuff, and this (male) employee comes up to us and says something along the lines of:

"Hey, this area is all organized by size, so you ladies should have no problem finding what you need."

This entry just cannot convey his special emphasis on you ladies, implication of you ladies who are fat and stupid and cannot find the XXL clothing.

We were so offended that we immediately left. And I said I would write a blog post about it.

YEAH THAT'LL SHOW OLD NAVY

seriously though it was pretty offensive