Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

Under the wire

In under the wire! And I'm barely awake. It's been a long day, though not as productive as I would have liked. We were supposed to have a guy come around this afternoon to give us a quote on the back yard - one of the things about buy new is that they don't landscape the back since everybody has such vastly different needs - but the guy never showed or called to explain why, even after confirming earlier today that he'd be here. Annoying. And unprofessional. Good thing we've got other guys coming this week for quotes.

Alicia and Alex have been fighting colds, which sucks more for Alicia as she is having a sleepover this weekend with her two best friends in lieu of a birthday party. The girls are coming over in the afternoon, then we're going out to Benihana's for dinner (Alicia's pick), then home to decorate cupcakes and slumber party. Alicia's birthday is actually next week, but we picked doing something this weekend because she specifically wanted Benihana's and I knew trying to book something for Valentines Day weekend would be a nightmare.

I do have something to share. A video of a Nigerian writer called Chimamanda Adichie. She talks about the dangers of "the single story," and though I found it in regards to all the discussion that's been going on around the web about the appropriation of minority cultures, I think what she has to say stretches further than that. It's not just about how we present stories. It's about how we perceive people, and the danger in accepting stereotypes. I *highly* recommend watching it. It's 19 minutes long, but she's funny, and smart, and most importantly, what she has to say is important.

And now I'm off to bed, because I just can't keep my eyes open any longer.
Tags: alicia, life, pimp

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