Monday, September 12, 2005

Ink and Incapability

Just for the record, I really really hate sitting and waiting for her to call. It sucks.

Anyway, I got my box from Amazon the other day. Finally have my very own pocket Larousse. I managed to get through seven years of French without a dictionary of my own, which should tell you something about the quality of my teachers.

Dr. Johnson: Sir! I hope you are not using the first English dictionary to look up rude words!

Edmund: I wouldn't be too hopeful. That's what all the other ones will be used for.

And that's exactly what I used mine for, without much success. Honestly, I don't know how they expect me to improve Franco-American relations if I don't know the word for "cunnilingus," for instance. 80,000 translations and they don't even give me "butch." Guess I'll just have to rely on gestures and my radiant charm. They do provide the French for "dyke", however: gouine.
Also got my Damron Women's Traveler. Slightly more helpful. If you look up a city, say, Cardiff, for example...

okay, they don't list Cardiff...

or any British city other than London...

...but they do inform you that Paris is definitely the gayest city in Europe. In case you were wondering. And I do have info on queer spaces in Berlin, Prague, and Rome, among others, in addition to all 50 states. So, good for traveling, but not much use where I'm going to be, in the vicinity of Verdun (open plea to all queer Europeans: where do queer girls in Verdun go to have fun??)
In order to get the free shipping I got a We'moon datebook as well. It's absolutely gorgeous, filled with beautiful artwork, poetry, moon phases, herbalism, all the astrological info you need. But they sent me the unbound edition. It's not so much a beautiful datebook as a beautiful collection of loose pages. I'm not sure who fucked up, me or them, but it's too late now. That's what I get for not ordering direct from the publisher.

Well, anyway, I did find the Riot Grrl Europe site, and Riot Grrl France, which rocks, it means I'll be able to get zines and cool shit while I'm there. I don't even know how to get zines here. So maybe I don't have a place to live yet, but at least I know how to find the indie punk scene. Sorta.


At 10:51 AM, Blogger Winter said...

Nope, nothing for women to see here in Cardiff! Oh dear.

Has she called yet?

At 4:46 PM, Blogger Andygrrl said...

Sigh. No, not yet. But she works wierd hours.

At 12:47 PM, Blogger Winter said...

Aw. Wonder if we could start a riot grrrl chapter here in Cardiff.


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