Well, ok, no, it was the SPEC Chicago reading at MoJoe's Cafe Lounge, but it was still good. Even if a disproportionate number of people broke up with geographic locations. And we still haven't determined if Godzilla could beat the Stay-Puft Marshmellow Man. . .
Bought a copy of a shout in the street zine from Jessica Disobedience (who read a bit from her upcoming, Dru-you-need-to-get-this novel). She said they were usually $3, but offered to let me have it for two. But I managed to talk her up to $2.50, and not a penny less! Ha!
I'm working on my haggling skills, yes. . .
Haven't looked through it yet. I'm still working on Men on Rape: What They Have to Say About Sexual Violence, which I picked up at Evanston Public Library's book sale, and although it's definitely worth reading:
In cases where the man and woman knew each other, you just have to feel it out. If it's a dating situation and she says, "Well, I let him undress me and then I changed my mind," when it gets to that point you decide, "Well, you can hang it up." But the woman who goes out on a date and she asks him to take her home and he refuses and drives out on a dirt road or something, that one you can understatnd for sure. The girl just didn't know the guy that well and that's the kind of guy we'd charge.
If the woman's been living with the guy for two or three years and he rapes her, we generally talk to them and they dedcide against pressing charges. You try to explain the situation to them, what they'll go through in court and help them look at it realistically and let them know that they don't stand a chance. If they're living together and the guy beat her up and knocked her out and raped her, then she'd have a chance. If the guy said, "Dammit, I own you, I'm going to beat your tail and kick you out of the house," and the woman decided to submit and lay there and let him have his fun, then she'd have a very tough time with that and there'd be no point in going to court. I've had enough cases in front of juries so I can just about tell which way it's going to go, so why waste time with something? Why lie to them? All I can say is, "I know how you feel but this is the way it is. You've got to accept it." I try to tell them in a nice way.
(From Chapter 7: Policemen)
It ain't exactly what you'd call light reading.
What else, what else. . . the site is up for Lunapads International:
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Transitions. Work on haggling skills and transitions.
Trying to figure out what to do to get the hell away from the extended family today. Called Strawberry Fields down in Shampoo-Banana, and they ain't open today. So I guess I'd need to find somewhere else there to have lunch and dinner.
Why am I headed down there today?
Extended family. The hell away from. Any excuse will do.