May 21, 2010

"Job" your memory

This past week I was hired for my first "real" job. I've been thinking
a lot about the random jobs I have had, thanks to being a college student
for so long. For instance, I bet you didn't know that I helped launch this baby
on its first test flight.

Some of the other random ones:

book binder
gymnastics coach
dorm mom and campus tour guide to future American Indian scholars
Substitute teacher
Compassionate listener for a crisis hotline

Some of the ones I've liked:

Production Assistant at the Missionary Training Center
Therapist Intern

Some of the one's I didn't:

Location Manager for a feature film

May 10, 2010

Summer Project

If you are a fan of food, check out my new blog,,
for a summer food tour of Las Cruces restaurants. Featuring mi amiga
Esmeralda as co-writer and co-gordita in crime.

May 5, 2010

matters of the heart

Some quotes I used for a paper on eating disorders:

"According to a recent study, over 1/2 the females between the ages of
18-25 would prefer to be run over by a truck then be fat, and 2/3 surveyed
would rather be mean or stupid."
"51% of 9 and 10 year-old girls feel better about themselves if they are
on a diet."
"42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner."
weightism: "a form of prejudice that negatively affects both thin and fat
people, although in different ways.”
"The diet industry is one of the fastest growing markets, having jumped
from a 50 billion dollar industry to 130 billion dollars in a few short years."
“The magazines and the ads deliberately create and intensify anxiety
about weight because it is so profitable. “
"the mass delusion [of body image] sells a lot of products.”
"the media shows active boys and passive girls."
"There is a tremendous fear in our culture of any kind of feminine power.
No wonder there is such pressure on women today to be thin, to be like little
girls-not to take up too much space, literally or figuratively.”
“the fitness craze co-opts the whole idea of power for women, reducing it
to narcissism.”
“dieting leads to passivity, anxiety and low self-esteem”
“The spirituality of women is integrally related to the telling of women’s
stories, because if women’s stories are not told, the depth of women’s
souls will not be known”
"Christ…Emphasized the importance of forming support groups where
women can share their stories and perhaps, in the process, can create new
ways of living and an identity for women based on women’s visions rather
than men’s images and myths.”
“Although beauty increases women’s stauts it also maintains women’s subordination,
which is why beauty reform has always been important in the feminist agenda.”