October 14th, 2002

evil hand


The radio was on earlier and i heard this commercial which began something like "People are going to judge you on your appearance. That is unavoidable" and then proceeded to advertise some weight-loss thing, "so people can judge the new, thinner you." There is so much wrong with that commercial i don't even know where to begin.
evil hand

and art imitates life

I'm reading Mansfield Park (less than 90 pages left of 300) and i actually had to stop reading because Mr. Crawford's constant pressuring Fanny bothered me so much. I have serious issues with men not taking No for an answer. No, i haven't been raped or anything, but as my recent summers have established, i attract shady older men a lot, and the summer before college was my big introduction to people who don't understand concepts like personal space and boundaries. So i'm seriously identifying with Fanny's discomfort and really want Mr. Crawford to drop off the planet. (Plus, Fanny and Edmund forever of course, but that's beside the point.)