Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Circus is in Town

So, I haven't been blogging lately, because shit basically hit the fan recently. I've been super stress-y, what with the aforementioned self-esteem issues brought on by my parents, a tiff with the bf, a take-home exam, a journal club presentation, and things finally came to a head with one of my new friends from Tucson wherein I've decided I have to confront him on the incessant racism, sexism, and homophobia that, at this point, makes me feel physically nauseous every time I have to look at him. Drama, drama, drama. Anyways, pardon my own circus freak show, Sour Duck has released the third installment of the Carnival of Feminists, and dare I say, it's a doozy of a great show! Yours truly is mentioned in the Media Intersectionality (Thanks, Sour Duck! I obviously was a little distracted while writing this...) portion of the night's events; Sour Duck felt my post, "Little Yellow Pets". I'm surprised and intensely flattered!! I just want to thank Sour Duck for this honour, and to encourage all of you to go take a gander at the rest of the fabulous feminism posts she has taken the time and massive amounts of energy to accumulate for our perusal.


Blogger Melinda Casino said...

Aw, shucks. ;) Thanks.

I'm sorry to hear about the stress-drama you've been having lately. Take it easy, if you can.

(BTW you're listed under intersectionality, not media. Not that it really matters... :))

Very curious about what the journal club presentation is all about, but assume you'll share that if you want to on your blog. :)

11/16/2005 09:38:00 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

No, thank you for putting the time in! I have yet to hear back from Philobiblon about my own installment application, but I can only imagine how much work you put into it, considering how extensive it was.

I'm not sure that the journal club presentation warrants an entry. Another student and I put together a presentation on a current controversy in the water channel world: is water transported passively across a cell membrane down its osmotic gradient or is there a small but active secondary transport process happening by which water is actually able to move up its concentration gradient? I was defending the passive stance, but I ended up not agreeing with it. We came to the overall consensus that water must be being transported actively, at least initially, before an osmotic gradient has a chance to get set up by an solute transporter. The data certainly seems to support that proposal.

Fascinating stuff! Just very bad timing on my part, since I had to turn in my take-home the very same morning and ended up pulling an all-nighter and being virtually comatose all of Tuesday.

11/16/2005 11:25:00 PM  
Blogger Natalie Bennett said...

Hi Jenn, The email must have gone astray, since I responded to yours on Nov 10. I'm resending that one now, but if you don't receive it soon, do you want to email me at natalieben AT journ DOT (my other email address)? Maybe yours is filtering things from gmail?

11/17/2005 07:28:00 PM  

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