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I'm down with OPP

Read Jodi Egerton's birth story. So beautiful and touching. [UPDATE: Or just go to her main page and scroll down to "Birthing Arden." I don't know why the permalinks aren't working.]

Soon it might be legal to hunt cats in Wisconsin, as it's apparently been in Minnesota for "decades." (Via Mike.)

The morning-after pill will soon be available over the counter in Canada.

I'm thinking about getting this program Jeff recommends. [UPDATE: I realized I can download it free of charge, so I did, and I played around with it. I love it!]

Eugene Volokh discusses quotation marks used with other punctuation. No response yet from Ben Wolfson.

Don't miss Media Girl's Earth Day post.

You might notice that I've added my OCB buddy Rachel Raimist's blog to my blogroll. Definitely check it out. I think it would be a great addition to the blogroll at; I point that out because Tiffany was asking for suggestions of good blogs to add not too long ago.

Songs I've had in my head recurringly throughout the day: "Red Skies" by The Fixx -- better than "One Thing Leads to Another," I guess -- and "Mediate" by INXS.

Friday Cat(-Sitting) Blogging

Cat-sitting for Amy while she's away at the AAG Conference. Not bad for a camera phone, huh?

Feminist Music Mix

Jenny needs some feminist tunes for a class tomorrow. This was the best I could do in a pinch...interpret these loosely.

Ani DiFranco, Not a Pretty Girl

Barbra Streisand, On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) (this live version especially. It's great.)

Joni Mitchell, You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio

Dolly Parton, 9 to 5

Joni Mitchell, Woman of Heart and Mind

Aretha Franklin, A Deeper Love

Luscious Jackson, Energy Sucker

Aretha Franklin, Respect

And just for fun: Sandra Bernhard, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

Songs I wish I had that I'd put on this list: Video by India Arie and Unpretty by TLC.

I hope this helps, Jenny!

UPDATE: How could I forget Are My Hands Clean? by Sweet Honey in the Rock?

Photographs from CCCC 2005

No time to type up notes just now; company's coming in a little while! But I did have time to crop and size some photos from the conference:

First, from the city. These were both taken within a block of my hotel:


If Mohammed can't come to the mountain, etc. I really don't want to lose comments here because of spambots, so I'm going ahead and creating accounts for a lotta youze, complete with easy-to-remember passwords, signatures, and custom-photoshopped-with-love, created-especially-for-you-based-on-stuff-you-like avatars. Think of it as a special invitation. :-) So far I've only created accounts for Jonathan (blog), Prof. B. (blog), Tutor (blog), and Jenny (blog). I've got more people in mind, like Rana, Cindy, Krista, Michelle, Chuck, and many others. I'm creating accounts for people who, to my knowledge, don't have accounts at Kairosnews or any other Drupal sites.

Shameless Friend-Promotion

Cristina Hanganu-Bresch is brilliant, and I want the world to know it. This post will embarrass her, but I don't care. You should all read all the essays posted on her research page, which include:

Oh, and I forgot her preliminary exams. Read those as well. That is all.

Daisy's back

Daisy, of the weblog Doctor Daisy, is back with a new blog. I don't know if she intends to stay there, but the University of South Florida's blogging system,, has been down for a while now (which makes me wonder what's going on WRT technical difficulties, and if they're going to waive the program-wide blogging requirement for the semester). At any rate, she's got a new blog at least for the time being, so spread the word.

Spread it!!

Jenna v. Jenna

My old college buddy Charges has done a quite handy compare'n'contrast of Jenna Jameson and Jenna Bush.

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