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So I was playing kong with the precious puppy, and I bounced it on the tile part of my floor (we covered part of it with a rug borrowed from my sister). The cong bounced back toward me, past me and hit my laptop! That's 6 feet or so, plus the height it had to reach to actually hit the laptop. That's the funniest thing I've seen in a while.

In other news, apparently the Vagina Monologues are coming to college, tonight and Sunday. I don't know if it's something I can handle yet or not. From what I know, it gets important issues out in the open, but I'm not sure I'm mature enough to see it. The thought I had was getting the book from
and reading it. That would give me the time to digest it. On the other hand, is that a coppout? Am I really losing an experience if I don't see it live? Or is it okay that I don't feel ready?
I wish my sister was here, or another friend I don't have permission to name. Either of them would know me and know the play and know if I can take it or not. Ah, the decisions life places in my way.

It would also help if I didn't capitalize the A in vagina. It gets read really weird by JAWS. V uh Gee Nuh or similar for those who are screen reader impaired.

I feel good. The laughter helped. The pain level is less today, still very present, but manageable as long as I keep close monitors on my energy and ability.

Hope everyone's doing okay.



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Feb. 9th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
vagina monologues
If you don't feel you are ready for the show, it will probably come back in a couple years.
I saw the show a few years ago, and remember liking it a lot. Parts are silly: parts are rather intense. If I recall, at least one of the monologues deals with a woman in a war zone who is a victim of rape. Part of the power of the show is hearing all these stories from actors who can do a number of voices.
If you read the book, you can skip the parts which you feel would botehr you. On the other hand, I think you are more mature than you give yourself credit fore sometimes. The show is a good mix of serious and silly.
I suspect you will be embarrassed just because you embarras easily, but the theater is probably going to be dark, and no one will see you when you turn red.
Feb. 9th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
Re: vagina monologues
You know me well... If I go, I'll try to find someone (not parents) to go with to have the ability to decompress afterward.
Feb. 9th, 2006 08:25 pm (UTC)
As someone who has read it, and not seen it live, and also someone who grew up in a faith background where topics discussed in the play were fairly taboo, I'd say wait to see it or read it until you feel ready. It's an important and well done piece, but parts are very contraversial and were a bit hard for me to take.
I think it's cool that you're open to reading or eventually seeing it though.
Feb. 9th, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. I know several people who would be very surprised I'd even consider it. But I don't think I get points for isolating myself. I appreciate the warning. I still have 4 days to decide or however long it is until Sunday.
Feb. 10th, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC)
how long is the show going on? Will it be at another ACTC college next weekend? If so, I'd love to go see it with you kid. If not, well....
I think that you're at a borderline point right now- as for whether or not you're ready to see it. If you're not, then some of the message will wash over you, or you can consciously ignore it. But if you are open to it, it is an incredible experience. I'm really glad that I went- being able to talk about womens' issues and the body is something that doesn't come easily to us (and our mother), so I say that you should go. It may help.
Feel free to call me after the show if you go, or we can talk about it wednesday after I get back. (That is unless we can go see it next weekend). Take care kid. Love you!
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