No apologies

I hate to admit it but I’ve been busy on Facebook. They finally got my attention. I don’t love Facebook, and I’m not sure I fully understand it, but several weeks ago, about the time Scott Walker was busy alienating unions in Wisconsin, I found a group called “One Million Pissed Off Women.” I realized I have been pissed off since I was about 10 years old and discovered my brother had better toys than I did. I won’t go into detail but be assured I was convinced at an early age that boys/men had it better than girls/women. I joined the group. Next I found myself fighting against the war on women. All of this keeps me very busy reading and sometimes talking to other women about it. I’m planning to march with them. I think it’s about time someone did it.

I’ve also been busy working on my move. I am buying a condominium located between University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon. I’ll be able to walk to all my classes, lots of restaurants and many events in the area. I won’t close on the apartment until the middle of next month and won’t actually move until the end of May. I’ve begun clearing things out of this apartment. I gave a porchful of stuff to the Vietnam Vets. I’m working on a large stack of books that I hope will go to a used bookstore. I’m losing my two built-in bookcases from this apartment and no replacements in the new one. I have some ideas about what I’d like to do in the apartment, like getting rid of some of the wallpaper and changing some of the lighting. I’ll try to keep posting as things happen.

6 thoughts on “No apologies

  1. I’ve been away and look what happens! I’m so happy you found the new place as the location sounds great. I’m beginning to yearn for an excuse to get rid of stuff too, but my books would be hard to part with. I applaud your joining the activity with the women’s pissed off group. And you and I probably both thought we’d won (some of) this battle years ago! Honestly, I watch Mad Men and see so many familiarities to the way it was and wonder how I could have been so blind. My PR firm actually hired me–a young (26) woman–to do the work a man had done previously (editorial and rep at conferences), because I was a woman, and they got me a whole lot cheaper than him. And because it was PR (public relations for those who don’t know), you can imagine the hits I endured during travel–so many that eventually I bought a cheap wide-gold-wedding ban. Helped, but not a whole lot! It’s time we women were mad as hell. I’m right there with you in spirit!

  2. Oh, it’s so good to see things have started moving along. Glad too that she condo is near all your classes and you can walk. Very exciting stuff. Yes, there is no live without bookcases everywhere. 🙂

  3. There will be plenty of room for you. Start planning your visit to Pittsburgh. It’s particularly lovely in the fall.
    Hugs to you.
    Ruthe

  4. following carefully your steps to a better apartment and thus a better life!!!
    Hope all works out as you plan. You didn’t elaborate the amount of rooms you have in your new apartment, thus I can’t start planning……………….
    Hugs
    Y

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