Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

this week

Things which have made me cry this week:

1. The two Taylor Swift moments at the VMAs (see coffeeandink for links).

2. carlyinrome's [flocked] post about Annie Le (which post put together for me the fragmented encounters I'd had with the story).

Quoting her with permission: "Here is a woman, a bright, passionate, smart woman. A woman with the drive to better herself through education, with the passion to find and marry a love. And someone took her, and they took her body, and they silenced her voice. And they packed her up in a wall like she was nothing, like she was insulation: a man-made material, mostly air."

***

Things which did not make me cry:

1. Wednesday, TLGN posted:
Myles Brand died today. While no one truly believes that the NCAA values the student above the athlete in the lives of student-athletes in Division I colleges, Brand at least introduced some important reforms, like tying scholarships to graduation rates. Under his tenure, the NCAA also disallowed colleges and universities that are overtly racist from hosting championships. (The NCAA, under Brand, was pushing all schools who use racist nicknames to change their mascot. So far it hasn't taken.)

But really, he'll forever be remember as the guy who fired Bob Knight at Indiana.
2. Friday morning I learned that Linda McMahon (CEO of the WWE) is running for Connecticut Senator (against Chris Dodd).  I love Linda McMahon.  Admittedly, this is based entirely on her scripted WWE persona (which, sidebar, I have no recall of her turning heel and am retroactively sadface, even though I suppose it shouldn't surprise me, since no one stays good forever in this era of the WWE).

***

Things which will make someone I know sadface:

1. Herrell's will close Harvard Square ice cream shop




[gym] Sept. 14-18

[~7.5hrs sleep] Monday [gym] 45min treadmill (4.0incline, 4.7mph)

[~9hrs sleep] Tuesday [gym] ~40+min weight room
Still tired.  (Also: at one point near the end of my workout, these two young women came in, and I swear I thought they were undergrads.)

[~8hrs sleep] Wednesday [gym] 45min treadmill (4.0incline, 4.7mph)

[~6-7hrs sleep] Thursday [gym] ~45min weight room

[~6?hrs sleep] Friday [gym] 45min treadmill (4.0incline, 4.7mph)
Tags: boston, death, gymming it up, issues: race, news, sports, tv: wwe
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