February 22, 2005

Estrogen Week: Blogroll Raiding, Part II

Where are all the women bloggers? Well, here are some:

Remember my lengthy reminisce of a youth spent vowing to visit Nicaragua? Julie Neidlinger just returned from there and is promised to post details "soon." Ah, here they are.

Susan B. of LilacRose has a good selection of links on the Terri Schiavo case, which she admits she finds frustrating to argue about:

An argument people often make in defense of killing Terri (or "letting her go" as they euphemistically put it) is that her parents are in denial -- that they simply can't face that their daughter is already gone. But I for one am glad that her parents and siblings are standing by her -- because of stories like this.
Little Miss Attila is turning things over to a guest-blogger for awhile. But I had to link this post of hers: "I Just Walked Away . . . from an argument over at Dean Esmay's site"--stop right there, ma'am. We've all been there. Truly.

"Don't drive crazy in Taiwan," says Mad Minerva in a note-to-self moment, and after reading the story she links, I agree with her.

Who knew Mamamontezz was such a romantic?

Treat her the way you would if you wanted her to marry you all over again, as though your whole future depended on it. Assume that this could be your last night together. Love her like you believe you'll never love again for the rest of your life.

Want to get her a nice present? What, haven't you been paying attention?

No big stupid balloon, no long stemmed roses, no satin box of candies that no one really likes, no sexy lingerie; just be her lover and her friend with no expectations and no demands. No piece of shit from the counter of the gas station, or plastic wrapped flower from the grocery store.

Exactly. And now for a comments advisory: If anyone wants to argue that this is "bullshit" and "not really what women want, just what they say they want," please go argue with her, not me. I've had it with the women-bullshit-themselves arguments. Are we clear? Good.

Margi Lowry mourns comedian Bill Hicks' passing "on a near-weekly basis." He sounds like someone I would have enjoyed and (worse) someone whose name I should have known, but it's just not ringing any bells. If anyone has recommendations for where to start, I'll gladly take them.

Posted by Ilyka at February 22, 2005 08:35 PM in estrogen week

I won't argue that women don't know what they want. I would argue against approaching a relationship (especially a continuing one) without expectations though. If there are no expectations, how can they be reached or bested? Maybe "no unreasonable expectations" would work better.

Yes, I'll go put this over at Momamontezz' place. No whoopin', please.

Posted by: Jim at February 22, 2005 09:08 PM

Bill Hicks could be quite funny but I can't help thinking that the reason people worship him so much is because he happened to die young and blamelessly (from some sort of rare cancer, I believe) -- as opposed to blowing his own head off, keeling over from an overdose, or running his car off the interstate because he had a blood alcohol level just below irreparable brain damage, just to list a few of the most common causes of celebrity death. If he were alive today I wonder if he'd still be so beloved or would he have become another bitter, bushitler-rethuglicans-halliburton-oh-my washup.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at February 22, 2005 11:17 PM

Sorry I missed this earlier.

I don't know why others "worship" him, but I liked him because he spared no punches and yes, he did die at an early age of pancreatic cancer. For me the "what could have been" is the tragedy. I'm not so sure he would have mellowed with age; but he was just right for that time in my life -- weaning myself of my idealistic views. I recommend viewing "Revelations," but really any Hicks' standup is good to get a feel for his acerbic wit.

For the record, he was critical of every administration of his day; calling Clinton a murderer for Waco; not just taking pot-shots at Reagan and Bush.

Andrea's probably right, though; he would have probably pissed me off completely by now.

Posted by: Margi at February 23, 2005 09:18 PM