Wednesday, April 21, 2004

It's good that the numbers of women in prominent postitions in the government is increasing. However, it always seems to be that it's the female politicians are always the ones fucking up. Take Estelle Morris, for example. What a total mess she made of everything when she was Education Secretary. Another example is Clare Short, who I personally believe to be a complete idiot. She seemed to be completely publicity-hungry, and unlike Robin Cook, refused to resign when the Iraq war started, after very publicly threatening to, making a complete idiot out of herself.

My point is, these women have made it to the top, and they are the public representatives of all women who care about politics and how our country works. They make women look bad.

However, there is hope yet. I'm reading Kate Adie's autobiography, The Kindness of Strangers. For anyone who doesn't know, Kate is a very respected female reporter. It's witty, and packed with entertaining stories. This is what she writes on being the only female reporter amongst 2000 men at war in Saudi Arabia:

I was worried that I'd have a stupid accident, or fail to make the grade in some way. And if I did, I felt that I'd have let down a lot of women back in Britain who thought that I ought to be able to hack it.

It was so nice to read those words, because that's exactly how I would feel in that situation. We need more intelligent, talented women in the public eye for the female population to gain the same respect men receive.

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Tired and sad. I need a cuddle. I wish I could turn my boyfriend into a blanket. Then he could cuddle me and keep me warm, without managing to insult me in some way, because being a blanket, he wouldn't be able to talk.

Saturday, April 17, 2004

Yay! Shane Lynch has jointly won The Games! I never thought a member of Boyzone could be so damn sexy...

Friday, April 16, 2004

Who inspires you? A lot of people inspire me, but right now, there's one who is especially important. She lives round the corner from me, we've been friends since we were 11. The reason why she's inspirational is because she has a tough life, but always keeps cheerful. She never misses a day of college, still gets good grades, works two jobs to allow her freedom to go out, and has loads of friends. Her family is in heavy debt, and her mum's husband has just left them, after 3 years of abusing my friend and her brother, leaving her mum devastated. It must take loads of guts to carry on and not give up. I'm just really proud of her.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

There's been a lot of controversy about Britney's new video (which features her committing suicide in a bath) because 'it could spark copycat attempts'. I'm in two minds over this. On the one hand, it seems like a slightly disgusting attempt at raising the profile of the single through shock tactics, and suicide is not a subject to be treated lightly. But on the other hand, I don't like heavy censorship. You shouldn't need another person or organisation to decide what you should or shouldn't see. You should be the judge of that, and so, if some people are going to be offended by Britney's video, then they shouldn't watch it. Also, anyone who is going to be stupid enough to copy the scenes they see obviously needs help anyway.

As you can see from the argument above, I can never decide which side of the fence I'm on. In this case, I've started off arguing one side, and finished on the other.

Good things about today:
Pretty new (matching!) underwear, it's black and pink. Mmmmm...
Nice weather.
Going for a walk next to a river.

Bad things:
Evil headache.
Beckham looking less and less innocent.
Missing Bad Girls.
My mother being a disgusting alcoholic.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

I used to think she was just a dumb slapper, but since seeing her on The Games, I realised that I want to be best friends with Jodie Marsh. A cheap man's Jordan? I think not. She's funny, cheerful, pretty, and her nose makes me feel better about mine. Also, her boobs are real. She seems so bubbly, yet she's determined to win, and her triumph in the fitness test on Friday night was a victory of gargantuan proportions. Jodie, I salute you.

Americans will have no idea what I'm talking about.
Reinvention. I always want to make myself new again. If I could, I'd be a different person every day. One day I'd be an A level student, the next: a business woman, a photographer, a nurse... Today I'll have red hair, tomorrow it'll be blue, or blonde, maybe a bit of both.

Is this a teenage thing, or is this what everyone wants to do? Say you do the same job every day, you have done for the last 20 years. You see the same people, you take the same road every day. Do you want to reinvent yourself then? Or is the idea of newness and freshness just a pale memory? I don't want to do the same thing every day for the rest of my life, it scares me.

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Wow, this girl is cool. Beautiful site (I'm thinking of using one of her templates), and I absolutely love her photos.

I've been meaning to do something for a while now. Everyone I know seems to have a thing they do; my brother skateboards, (amateur sponsorship from Death, which is a bit mad) M likes horses, and the boyfriend films stuff. I love photographs, and I'm going to try and start taking some. My parents have a few decent cameras, as my mum did a photography HND a while ago. No digital camera, which is unfortunate as I'm alright on Photoshop. I just feel a creative urge...

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Does anyone know how I can get rid of the Blogspot ad banner at the top of this page? I think this blog needs a makeover, I want to stick with the blue, but it does need tarting up a little. If in doubt, tart it up. You can't go wrong with that. I'm thinking stripes... Any ideas?

Thursday, April 08, 2004

I'm undecided as to whether I want to see My Foetus (Channel 4 documentary showing an abortion) I can be quite squeamish, and I have a feeling it isn't for the faint-hearted. I am definitely pro-choice though. The idea of abortions becoming illegal terrifies me, as do pro-life supporters. I'd love to write more, and I will, but I'm cream-crackered, and Father Ted is on.

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Well, a few days ago I saw my first porno. It was... enlightening. Briana Banks, I think. It was more funny than erotic, although she had the cutest little pussy I've ever seen. Not that I've seen that many, of course.

Speaking of cute pussies, I tried to wax my bikini line yesterday. I'm not sure what went wrong, but now I have a horrific bruise. Owwww. Maybe this is not a good time to experiment.

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Hot women... I like this subject matter. I just love looking at beautiful people. Marrissa (?) from The O.C. is very beautiful.

I wonder how dirty my subject matter can get before I start alienating people? What I really want to know is what people think of anal sex. I'm sorry if that seems crude, but do people think it's disgusting/unnatural? I don't think it is, but I can understand how some people would. I was watching Footballers' Wives last night (ace show) and they were discussing 'taking it up the shitter' and saying it was basically disgusting, which I found surprising. Does anyone remember Sex and the City's position on anal?

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