However, the result is that I haven't been able to keep up as much as I might like on reading/writing. During my free time, I just want to veg and do everything possible to turn my brain off. And when I do write lately, it hasn't had as much substance to it as I would like.
I'm not sure if this is the pitfalls of my current position in general or if it's more temporary and just the learning period that happens with a new job. Either way, I'm trying to bear through it.
In the meantime, here are a few things which HAVE caught my eye as of late, even if I don't have the energy to put my own spin on them.
1) As reported on Shakesville, and numerous other feminist spaces, Matt Lauer is the worst. Relatedly, Anne Hathaway is great. She apparently had a mishap recently where her crotch was photographed when she was getting out of a car.
Today, Hathaway went on the Today show to promote Les Mis, and Matt Lauer, who is a fucking dirtbag, not only treated this like it's FUCKING NEWS, but MADE A JOKE ABOUT IT, talked to GROWN-ASS WOMAN ANN HATHAWAY like a condescending patriarch, and acted like she owed a goddamn apology for it.
...Later, Lauer OF COURSE presses Hathaway about her weight loss for the role, despite the fact she has repeatedly tried to avoid talking about it. Hathaway retorted: "I didn't do it to get hot, I did it to look like I was dying."2) Persephone has a wonderful list of body positive gift ideas up for the holidays. I am almost done with Hot & Heavy and I fucking love it.
3) "My" governor, Rick Perry, is up to his usual douchiness regarding abortion. As reported at Think Progress, Perry said on Tuesday, "To be clear, my goal, and the goal of many of those joining me here today, is to make abortion, at any stage, a thing of the past."
Why are there no term limits in Texas again?