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Glad you're back! I missed your posts. never tried Twitter, but it sounded pretty dumb to me. Looking forward to reading this blog regularly this year.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2010 on My New Year’s resolution… at CheapThrills
Write a short story about the first person in Chicago quarantined with H1N1 who believes she spys a murder in the high-rise apartment across the way. And how was the pie, btw?
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2009 on Things To Do When You Have Swine Flu at CheapThrills
Find a couple of recipes to perfect. Then have a few people over to share it with, after you're out of quarantine.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2009 on Things To Do When You Have Swine Flu at CheapThrills
Austin, I disagree. "Prejudice" IS "racism" when a white person behaves the way this student behaves. I say this because he is the beneficiary of centuries of all kinds of asymmetries (legal, educational, social, economic, etc.) with respect to every non-white group in this country. And the asymmetries have been provided for him by our government. How could he not be aware of our history, and not "feel" a sense of entitlement and superiority?
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2009 on Finding blind racism in Charades at CheapThrills
Yeah, it was a racist remark and the guy who uttered it would probably be distressed (or annoyed) to have it pointed out. This country is so steeped in racism that we hardly notice it, or we deny its presence when it smacks us in the face. Just look at what's happening to our President and the vigorous denials that the thuggish citicisms of whatever he does these days has anything to do with his race. [I note that Obama is biracial. But everybody refers to him as Black, as in "our first Black president. In other words, many people still unconsciously accept that "one drop" law.] Consider also how our other "first black president" linked himself to some pretty racist campaigning on behalf of his wife, and firmly denied there was anything racist abut it. Racism, American-style, is the air we breath. And it has been this way since Bacon's Rebellion in 1676 when, as a consequence of the uprising, the colonial governments began establishing the infamous slave codes, versions of which persisted into Jim Crow, and persist even now in this MIT MBA student's notion about how to illustrate our President without speaking his name. I wonder if it'll ever be the case that we'll see and talk about each other as just people.
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2009 on Finding blind racism in Charades at CheapThrills
"Nohavingit's" psychological attacks on Ryan are worrisome to me because he seems to be standing by waiting for a meltdown that he is certain is in Ryan's future. I wonder how "nothavingit" would expect to be privy to it? [Does he expect to see it in a blog post? That probably won't happen. Perhaps he in close proximity to Ryan, unbeknownst to her. I surely hope not.] Yeah, Ryan, ban this guy. This really seems like stalking to me.
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2009 on My new boss is totally hot at CheapThrills
BIG mistake. The comment I just wrote should be addressed to "nothavingit," not Pdaddy.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2009 on My new boss is totally hot at CheapThrills
Pdaddy, Sheesh, guy. I'm disheartened to read your initial comment and your reply to pdaddy. I wonder why you insist on vilifying Ryan rather than commenting on the topic she has posted -- fashion. Strikes me that you're engaging in a kind of worrisome stalking that would concern me if I were Ryan. "You can't help but wait for the impact." Huh???? Now that's downright scary. Ryan would be wise to delete such comments maybe even ban you completely. I know I wouldn't want this kind of mean spirited whining associated with anything I might write. But then, that's me, and also why I don't blog or deal with Facebook. There are just too many folks on the net these days like you, nothavingit, who seem to get a kick out of being cruel. I wonder how often you check out this blog.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2009 on My new boss is totally hot at CheapThrills
Ryan, What interesting responses this post has gotten. It’s neat that Manny and Pdaddy called out “nothaving it” on it. I suspect that he is a grouchy guy who really doesn’t get the fact that many, many, many women are interested in looking stylish and like to check out how women dress they think are particularly stylish. It’s about the hairstyle, clothes, shoes, make-up, handbag and other accessories. Doesn’t matter what the race (or, often, age) of the woman. It’s the gear worn by a woman who dresses with a flair for fashion and what suits her and the way she wears it all -- that’s what catches the eye of many a woman with a fashion sense. Often, you get great fashion tips just by looking. That’s how I read Ryan’s post. Humm . . Thinking about buying something red -- a blouse or a v-necked sweater! And a few other things. Thanks, Ryan, for getting me interested in the seasonal clothing shift.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2009 on My new boss is totally hot at CheapThrills