Things I did tonight

  • Calculated dinner checks for 12 people from an unlabeled bill, including tax and tip, such that we had exactly the right total at the end.
  • Asked for my squid “extra spicy,” and got something that any Texan would be hesitant to even call “medium.”
  • Walked into a bar and ordered a glass of milk
  • Sipped my milk while my friends drank beer, and got intoxicated by association
  • Debated whether Christianity calls for socialism/communism in global politics, or only in our personal lives
  • Brainstormed on topics for my feminism paper, which may end up being about gender essentialism
  • Hugged two people, but not as many as I wish I’d hugged
  • Told Rachel two secrets, but not all of them

4 comments on “Things I did tonight

  1. Sid says:

    I would absolutely give you a huge hug if I could.

    Stereotypical Texans don’t eat squid.

    I wish I could think of two better secrets to tell you, though.

  2. Alex R. says:

    *laughs* The “Christianity does not call for socialism in any sense” option is strangely missing…

    It sounds like a lovely evening. You’ll have to tell me about gender essentialism sometime?

  3. Esther says:

    Sid: I would give you a hug, too, if I could. And, yes, I suppose you’re right about Texans and squid. Though deep-fried calamari seems relatively ubiquitous.

    Alex: Well, it’s a missing option because both I and the person I was talking to don’t consider it a real option. After all, there are only so many ways you can interpret “no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common” . . . And yes, ask me about gender essentialism online sometime!

  4. Alex R. says:

    Jesus was perhaps not the most capitalist of dudes, it’s true. Sooner or later, it seems like this idea should work its way back into most people’s versions of his religion. *sings* “Prosperity theology!”

    Oh, and I went and found some pages about gender essentialism, so I have an intuitive overview now… now you’ll just have to tell me about your paper 🙂

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