As you know, I am a biologist. As a result, I am all about science. That’s why, before I get into the meat of this catchup (which is chicken breast, because according to science, it is full of protein and makes us think of God’s gift to us all — human breasts), I want to address the question that’s been on the minds of biologists, philosophers, and Chris Raffa for centuries: Are women funny? I know what you’re thinking. “I can’t believe you’re buying so heavily into the gender binary, Mia. Come on.” I know that you’re also thinking about something else. “Damn. Mia is funny and ~attractive~.” Moreover, I know that you are wondering why my ex dumped me. All these questions and concerns are being addressed by scientists like me. For now my response comes in the form a question: How was your weekend?
“I prepared for doomsday.”
“Jiggly.” (I’m really concerned about the brevity of responses I get now a days)
Alright. I’ll see you all in one standard unit of time (one week) from now. I’ll likely be the same, but research is still being done on me.
What: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Dialogue
- Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Dialogue highlights his legacy and connects it to current issues that affect the campus and the world.
- This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Leslie Harris, professor of history at Northwestern University, whose talk is titled, “Community is a Verb: Access and Equity in Higher Education.”
- For all you who talk a big game about promoting diversity on campus, but don’t do anything to effect change (aka all of us) consider coming to this.
When: This is today. At 3.
What: “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley
- The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her.
- Well I love Mollie Greenberg and Meredith Rupp and Olivia Lindsay and I guess the others in the show (sry others)
When: Friday January 25 at 8:00pm to 10:30pm AND Saturday, January 26 at 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Where: The Hill! Where else?
I think lots of women are funny. Just not you.
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