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July 4th, 2006


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09:21 pm - Can you catch my germs over the internet? Read and find out!




take the WHAT BAD BOOK ARE YOU test.


and go to mewing.net. not as good as reading a good book, but way better than a bad one.



Heheh. Memes. Anyway, I'm hackling and wheezling with a head cold, but pity me not! Things have been going very well lately. I'm still telemarketing, a job that scales the heights and plumbs the depths of human emotion, all depending on whether or not I'm lucky enough to dial a person who A) reads English, and B) wants to. Today I more than tripled my quota, some days I don't sell anything at all. The most amusing part has been the last names that come up on the auto-dialer - so far, Dookie, Poon, Hick, Hussey, Higginbottom and my personal favourite, Dingus.

But I shall soon leave this den of commercialism for some hallowed halls of learning, as I've been hired as an instructor for an ESL summer program, to teach English to 20 Mexican teenagers and show them the sights of Toronto (with the help of chaperones, to make sure nobody runs off and pierces anything - a major fear on all my class trips). I'm really looking forward to this as it is experience I badly need for my application to teachers' college.

Graduation happened! My parents were proud of me, they brought me flowers, I looked pretty rockin' in my dress, there were little sandwiches and some kind of pate at the reception - all in all a good showing.

My first Toronto Pride happened! I went to the Dyke March with Claire on Saturday, and we had a great time taking in all the lovely ladies, followed by some spoken word artists and confusing lesbian performance art (is there any other kind?) at Buddies in Bad Times. Plus there was the Gay Geek Group which was lovely to see, and a woman with a sign reading "Willow and Tara Forever!" All they needed was a Xena impersonator to really complete the ensemble, and perhaps next year I shall offer my services? The next day was Pride proper, and I went with my mom. I especially liked the Jewish queer women's group with the sign "Eat Me, I'm Kosher", the drag king in a wheelchair whose shirt read "My other legs are a Cadillac", Jack Layton and Olivia Chow on a bicycle built for two, and the men in wedding dresses on stilts. Especially heartwarming were the two Mounties in full dress uniform with a sign that read on one side, "Just Married" and one the other "The Mounties Always Get Their Man".

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From:sainetarasind
Date:July 5th, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
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Ack, I got Mein Kempf on that quiz!

Congrats on the new job! If you need help getting some experience for teacher's college, my mom's a newly minted principal in the TDSB. She was willing to help out my older sister's ex-boyfriend for experience.
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From:hellespont
Date:July 6th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
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Hitler book! Hitler book!

And thanks, both for the congrats and your mom's kind offer (and congrats to her too on the new minting). I may well take her up on it, as I need to find a volunteer position once grad school starts in the fall.
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From:sainetarasind
Date:July 6th, 2006 05:11 am (UTC)
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Well, she hasn't actually offered it yet since she's in Scotland until the 21st... Hopefully she will.
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From:dawnie1970
Date:July 5th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
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Congrats on graduating hon! That's so exciting.

The Pride sounds so cool, I'm glad you had a great time lovey. ^_^
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From:hellespont
Date:July 6th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
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Both were, thank you, lamb!
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From:witchnyn
Date:July 5th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
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congrats on the esl job! you kids today and your gainful employment. =)

i'm glad pride was fun - i only walked around with ambrose on sunday night, after the parade was long over, and i CANNOT BELIEVE I MISSED THE MOUNTIES. my due south fangirlishness will just have to be satisfied with reruns, i guess. and on the topic of xena, there's an episode of this show called 'the oblongs' that you really need to see sometime - one character is a fan of a show about a leather-clad heroine named velva with sapphic subtext that rapidly approaches text. =D the parody is a little dumb, but it's still pretty funny.
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From:hellespont
Date:July 6th, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)
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I thought about Due South too. I don't really see Fraser as a marching in Pride parades kind of guy, but the real-life pair was just so adorable - it combined weddings, men in uniform, Canadiana, and a sunny Sunday all rolled into one. Could anything *be* more wholesome?
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From:witchnyn
Date:July 6th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
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oddly, i DO see fraser as a marching in pride parades kind of guy, just because he's a MARCHING kind of guy, . of course, this could just be because i'm incredibly cruel, because in my head he's marching along happily while one of the rays tries to talk him out of it, and fraser's all "nonsense, ray, these good citizens need our support!", and then a naked man walks by, and fraser's like "oh. oh dear." and then ray's like "yyyyeah." and fraser's like, "i think perhaps i'll conduct my campaigns for tolerance and civil rights in a less public capacity," and ray's like "good idea benny." (or "fraser", depending on your choice of ray.) um...the end. *^_^*
From:ilana8472
Date:July 16th, 2006 05:44 am (UTC)

Eat Me, I'm Kosher

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Hey...

I was one of the people marching with Kulanu, the queer Jewish group that had the "Eat Me, I'm Kosher" sign. Just as a heads up, we aren't just geared towards women, we're open to all queer Jews. Feel free to check out our website at www.kulanutoronto.ca

Thanks!
Ilana
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From:hellespont
Date:July 17th, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)

Re: Eat Me, I'm Kosher

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Heh, wow! It's a small internet. How did you find my LJ? Thanks for commenting, and have a good night!

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