Well, he entered a pretrial intervention program, avoiding jail time. WTF? That's all he gets for sexual offenses against women?
Maybe you're interested in new news, like the case of
Manlin Chee, a high-profile attorney who is now in jail for immigration fraud, but interestingly, was not investigated by the FBI until she very publicly denounced the PATRIOT ACT and the war.
Maybe you want to find out about stuff to do, like this free workshop for youth ages 13 to 19 at the Asian American Writers Workshop in July.
Maybe you want to know when you'll get your next issue of Hyphen. (September. We are very busy editing, copy editing, selling ads, taking photographs and starting on layouts right now.)
But you know, it's not like every day I wake up and have an Asian American day, or think about Asian American-ness. Of course the way I was brought up, the cultural heritage I grew up with, the color of my skin, my gender -- all that stuff -- affects who I am, how I am perceived, how I think, etc etc. But sometimes, I'm just a person with a problem, not an Asian American person with a problem. And today, all I really want to talk about is the fact that there are ants partying in my bathroom. OK, they're not having a party yet. It's not like there's food in my bathroom. But they're out there scouting.
I came home yesterday from a meeting (a Hyphen meeting) and saw one. Oh, such a bad sign. Where there is one, there will be many. They are coming in through a crack in the wall by the bathtub. Now, I live on the second floor, so they really had to work it to get up here. And it's not like I keep food in the bathroom, so I don't know why they're even bothering. I've got to stop them before they advance all over my apartment.
Come to think of it, I often see a lot of ants on the sidewalk outside my house. I don't mind them being outside. But if they're in my house, they've got to go, even the ones outside. I am declaring war. Anyone have any suggestions? I'd like to avoid nasty chemicals if possible. Though I'm not going to complain if my landlord brings in the exterminator.