1.27.2009

Random events

In lieu of an actual blog post, let me tell you some of the events happening in and around the Biffle-Piepmeier household these days.

  • Maybelle spent her first night (three nights, actually) in a hotel room over the weekend when we were in Atlanta for a business meeting of the National Women's Studies Association. She goes to sleep really early, so we made her a little pallet in the closet. It worked out well: she had a dark, quiet spot, Biffle and I got to stay up and watch TV and talk, and it made us both giggle.
  • Flight of the Conchords is back! Check out this video of "Sugalumps" from this Sunday's episode. I no longer feel quite so cool about my love of the show, since it's gotten quite a bit of attention in the last year, but I'm still happy that they managed to come up with a second season. And I can still perform the entire "Rhymenocerous" rap.
  • My zine book is finally in production, and it has a title: Girl Zines: Redrawing the Lines of Power and Creating a Feminist Future. It'll be out in fall 2009 (as I might have mentioned before, academic books take a loooong time to be published). Although it's an academic book, it's fairly readable, it features interviews with a dozen fascinating zine creators, and it's going to be loaded with pictures--so, worth a look.
  • Maybelle has fallen in love with the ceiling fan. She seems to have an actual relationship with it. She'll remember it's there sometimes, look up at it, and give it a huge open-mouthed smile.

3 comments:

hazel Ketchum said...

Yes, those fans can get be helpful in finishing dinner sometimes!

Cindy said...

can you point me in the direction (internet wise, of course) on what a "zine" is? Thanks!

Alison said...

Zines are scruffy, individually made, photocopied documents that circulate through informal channels (i.e. someone makes a zine and then gives it to her friends). There are tens of thousands of them being made at any given time. A good website to check out is http://www.grrrlzines.net/index.htm.