Matchmaker Matchmaker .............................

I was merely an egg, or maybe not even that as I am not sure my mother was of menstruating age,( oh wait, we're born with those bitches right?) somewhere sitting around impatiently waiting for the two people who hadn�t even met to meet, finish their grad studies, and get it on when the Jane Fonda thing occurred. Still having heard via media and via �real live people� yeah, and read about the debacle that was Hanoi Jane all I have to say is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,what is she thinking. You all may think I am being somewhat lazy this summer, I have admitted to it myself; I have however not been totally useless. I work, and teach a class a couple of times a week; the rest of this summer has been a respite for me so bite me. I don�t have to do anything and I am enjoying it. Some people have written and asked for more personal posts and to drop any political notations; this is as personal as it gets hon and I certainly am not going to drop anything. You all know who my daddy is; what more do you want. I did do some awesome architectural photos earlier in the summer as you may recall.I don�t own them of course; I had lunch a couple of weeks ago with the photographer for which I did those photos. He offered me another assignment, a little further away, in another state and I�d be staying for a week. He suggested we work together on this assignment (essentially I�d be going with him), and then he suggested we go to dinner that night to discuss it. I am not as totally stupid as I look nor did I imagine the innuendos. I know I look stupid at times, but that is because we have a genetic thing going on in our family in which an eyebrow and lip crook upward giving most of us a perplexed look most of the time, but not being the ingenue one might suppose me to be this proposition saddened me, and continued to harden me to the way of the world. He is twenty five years older then me if he�s a day and you know although I prefer them old I do have an age limit. (Mostly due to health concerns) I have been useful though in other ways. I am a matchmaker; yes I am. I have successfully matched up my third couple in two years. One might say whoa, that�s impressive, and I would have to agree. I won�t bore you with the details save to say that this was my first matchmaking endeavor involving a homosexual couple, one an old friend of mine who showed up from Maryland looking into grad schools here and my other friend whom you all know as my � gay friend Matt�. It�s early yet of course, but it looks good. I was supposed to go with B to look at Brown and RISD and Matt ended up going instead, they never came home�. I�m rarely wrong. My first successful match was made two years ago when I introduced J to B down in Maryland. That relationship is still strong, and although I am not much of a believer in relationships for people my age I can tell if someone is the kind of person who needs a relationship, and of course if I can help I will. Some of you may remember at the beginning of the summer I had gone out a few times with a guy named Ben. Well, you know how sometimes you just know that a person is just not someone you would enjoy spending a whole lot of time with despite hotness?That was the case here but there is a silver lining to this. I figured he might like to meet a friend of mine from NY with similar interests and as she spends a lot of time in Nantucket and he lives in Boston I figured I�d give it a go. It took a couple of weeks to get them together but it finally worked out and I think it�s a happening relationship at this time. Why do I do this you ask? I�m a control freak I guess.

Those are my personal notes for the summer.

The Weekly Coalition for Darfur Report follows. http://coalitionfordarfur.blogspot.com/2005/07/witness.html Witness Two weeks ago, the Center for American Progress and the Genocide Intervention Fund launched a joint initiative known as "Be A Witness" built around a petition calling on television networks to increase their coverage of the genocide in Darfur. As "Be a Witness" noted
During June 2005, CNN, FOX News, NBC/MSNBC, ABC, and CBS ran 50 times as many stories about Michael Jackson and 12 times as many stories about Tom Cruise as they did about the genocide in Darfur.
This week, tireless Sudan advocate Nicholas Kristof took up the call and chastised the press for its lack of Darfur coverage
If only Michael Jackson's trial had been held in Darfur. Last month, CNN, Fox News, NBC, MSNBC, ABC and CBS collectively ran 55 times as many stories about Michael Jackson as they ran about genocide in Darfur.
Shortly thereafter, Editor and Publisher printed a piece reporting
New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof's attack on the press for underreporting the atrocities and genocide in Darfur, which ran in today's paper, has drawn the ire of some newspaper editors who said they are doing the best they can with what they have.
In this piece, USA Today Foreign Editor James Cox offered a partial but important explanation for the dearth of coverage
Cox pointed to a two-day series USA Today ran in May on Darfur, stressing the difficulty the paper had in even getting a visa for reporter Rick Hampson to travel there. "It was excruciatingly difficult to get the permission," he said. "We had an application that had been stalled for months."
Sudan does not want journalists freely traveling around Darfur for the sole reason that their reports are going to reveal the true nature of Khartoum's genocidal campaign. Considering this basic fact in conjunction with the efforts currently underway to expand the African Union mission in Darfur, it might behoove all involved to consider embedding journalists with the AU just as the US did during the initial weeks of the war in Iraq. People want information about Darfur; journalists want access to Darfur; and the UN and AU want (or at least should want) to disseminate information regarding to crisis in Darfur as widely as possible. The US and NATO are currently providing key logistical support to the AU mission and ought to insist that any reporter who wants access to Darfur be assigned to and granted protection by an AU patrol force. Brian Steidle served with the AU in Darfur for six months before eventually resigning his position so that he could share his photos with the world. Steidle is a hero for doing this - but it shouldn't take personal acts of sacrifice and courage to make the world aware of the genocide in Darfur.


Anonymous pia said...

I love you for having the guts to be political in a time when people get trashed for being good

And I love the matchmaking skills; we're going to have to talk!

7/28/2005 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My question is, what exactly does a twenty year old know about politics?
If one could carry on a decent conversation about it and know what they were talking about I would concede to listening but having a twenty - one year old myself I have doubts as to their ability to do so.
I will read this blog and see just what it is about before commenting further.

Because you allow your posters to post annonymously I will concede to this tactic at this time.

Matchmaker Matchmaker make me a match, find me a find, catch me a catch. Have you heard that one?

7/28/2005 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous weirsdo said...

I'm not surprised that someone who posts anonymous comments and doesn't know what "concede" means has a 21-year-old who knows nothing about politics. Thanks for keeping us informed on Darfur.
Can you help poor Doug? He seems to have turned to Captism as a solution to his obsession with Pansi, and I'm not sure that's healthy.

7/28/2005 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Jake said...

I "concede" - (To acknowledge, often reluctantly),that the twenty year old posting here most probably knows more about politics then most forty years olds and she, unlike most forty year olds, does not make it up in her head. I should know I have been reading her in some form or another for over two years.
She writes some very humorous stuff on masturbation if you're not into politics. Maybe your twenty one year old would be able to get a handle on that.

Hey,you're right, stay away from those old men.

Question: So just because I am hot hot does not mean that you'd want me?

Your friends are so gay.;)

7/28/2005 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous jake said...

I know it's "than."

7/28/2005 05:08:00 PM  
Blogger mojo shivers said...

Can you match me up with a fetching redheaded minx from Canada? Because if you could, that'd be cool.

7/29/2005 02:20:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

This is your blog, Sugar. Write what you want and I'm loving it. Incidentally, I think people your age know more about politics because the BS detector usually forms around 30 and blocks the part of the brain where politics goes. Yours seems prodigious, though.

Weirsdo, Christopher is fuzzy indeed!

7/29/2005 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger Jack Burden said...

Any assumption that age (or lack thereof) equals wisdom (or lack thereof), is idiotic. It has to do with intelligence, perspective, and exposure to different ideas.

Ans when you consider the fantastic job that old white males are doing running this country (and others) into the ground, well, take your age argument and shove it up your wrinkly, liver-spotted ass.

Of course, I was much more ignorant of politics when I was 21, but that was because I was focused on more important issues, such as naked women and alcohol, and didn't have time to read the paper or pay attention to the world. Unlike now, of course, when I am more mature and more focused on... naked women and alcohol. Shit.

7/29/2005 01:19:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Why do you always get the anonymous crazies?

Maybe if you told him that you were barefoot and pregnant while you were talking about politics, and mention that your computer just happens to be in your kitchen too, if that would suffice enough for you to have an opinion.

Write whatever you want. I don't recall having to ask permission from the elders to be able to do so.

It sounds like you get some crazy emails also. I wouldn't blame you if you quit just to avoid the crazies.

7/29/2005 01:43:00 PM  
Blogger Nique Zool said...

I remember when I got some hate mail from the BNP (a party in the UK). I stood my ground until I felt that my mother's life was in danger. Say what you want (and we want you to say what you do), but make sure you keep some safety involved.


7/29/2005 01:49:00 PM  
Blogger Ruben said...

I love your words no matter what the hell they are about! Speak your mind!

7/29/2005 01:54:00 PM  
Blogger EsotericWombat said...

What he said.

I hope that this post quells the gossipers hounding for the goods on your peosonal life. While I try to keep myself informed on politics, you've proven yourself a lot better at it than me, so whenever I read your posts on it its extremely edifying. So rock on.

And you know, I've been trying to think of something to say to you, anonymous, but most of it has been said. Therefore, all I have to say is this:

Sodd off, old man. Dont think that just because someone's under 30 means that they haven't heard of Fiddler on the Roof. Your fuckwitted floccinaucinihilipilification will not stand.

7/29/2005 02:41:00 PM  
Blogger Coyote Mike said...

You could match me with someone, but it would have to be with someone you don't like, cuz they would run away screaming.

7/29/2005 04:02:00 PM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Pia: We'll Tawk soon. Good Luck on your trip you got it going on girl.

Annony: May I call you annony? I do love when someone concedes even when they have no idea of what they speak.

Weirdso: I have no doubt his obsession in not healthy. However, in my ongoing search for the meaning of life I have learned one thing, maybe more but at least this one thing, one should never run interference between a man and his Captism .

Jake: I don't like blondes as a rule. I have no doubt you are hot, in your own mind no doubt, but hot none the less. As for the then /than/ I do it all the time.

MoJo: Does the said redhead have to be from Prince Edwards Island?

Doug: I do so love it when you call me sugar.

Jack: Do I detect a one track mind at work here?

MJ: My email is indeed crazier, but it comes and goes with the moon I think. It doesn�t, as a rule, bother me all that much.

Reuban: Indeed I will.

Nique: Sounds a little scary to me.

You sound so British. Fuckwitted; I love how you can do so much with that word.

Coyote: Don't be ridiculous if it was someone I didn't like you would surely be the one running away screaming. You might even come after me with a weapon of some kind or send those lesbian soldiers after me.

7/29/2005 06:15:00 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Alice - I'm way overdue to offer comments here, so my apologies for not joining the party any sooner. (Though I wonder, am I the only one who doesn't know who your daddy is??)

Love your blog, girlfriend, for all the obvious reasons and then some! ;)

7/29/2005 09:52:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Sar, if you remember a running gag about a month ago, you're Alice's daddy.

Oh, and Sugar.

7/29/2005 10:24:00 PM  
Blogger Dirty Lense said...

Hey girl,

Keep the fire burning.


7/29/2005 10:55:00 PM  
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7/29/2005 11:07:00 PM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Sar: I'm gonna check yours now but I'm taking off in fifteen minutes so I mau notbe able to do it justice until I get back Mneday or Tuesday.

sreekesh: I am dangerous.

Ned: I'm trying

Doug: if you keep talking dirty to me I am gonna have to tell my daddy.

7/30/2005 12:48:00 AM  
Blogger Sar said...

Alice - thanks Coop!

(Doug - I'll keep roving for the answer, unless it requires a degree from Harvard.)

7/30/2005 09:27:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Ah-Hah! (See above) OK, there's probably some work I need to do.

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