When I started to write it was the ’70s and throughout that decade we didn’t have any problems with book challenges or censorship. It all started really in a big way in 1980 … It came with the election, the presidential election of 1980, and the next day, I’ve been told, the censors were crawling out of the woodwork and challenging, like it’s our turn now, and we’re going to say what we don’t want our children to read.
But I think it’s more than that. It’s what we don’t want our children to know, what we don’t want to talk to our children about; and if they read it, they’ll know it, or they’ll question it.” — Young adult lit author Judy Blume on the rise of censorship in school libraries over the last several decades. (via npr)
2 high school friend engagements in the same day (congrats, girls!)
my mind is a little blown. i forget that we’re grown ups now. isn’t this just some kind of vacation? we’re supposed to go to sherman’s class next right? or ms. b’s?
i’ve always had trouble with this growing up thing. i’ve always been rather slow at it. it’s not that i’m jealous that people are getting engaged, far from it. it’s just weird that we’re all, you know…old enough to be doing these things.
i’ll stop rambling and do homework now. that’s something that won’t change :p
ok. slightly more satisfied. except for my clothing situation. it kind of looks like i just want everyone to see what kind of underwear i wear. i need to just get a dresser, even a shitty cheap one. maybe for xmas…
i’m pretty sure i will never ever be satisfied with the furniture arrangement in my room. if i have my bed by the window, it’s too cold. if i have my bed by the opposite wall, one of my electrical plugs is blocked. it’s in the way of the door if it’s on the other side of the room, and those stupid radiator poles THAT DON’T EMIT ANY HEAT are in my way if i put it in the other corner. same deal with the desk. i still haven’t bought an actual dresser or anything to put my clothes in; they’re folded up in boxes at the foot of my bed (because that’s all that will fit there). i’m about to try making the bed sideways against the door’s wall, even though it blocks the electrical plug that i use for my hair dryer. i’m hoping that maybe the surge protector will extend far enough for me to keep it there, instead of using the one other one in this room. and i’m going to do it right now, because it’s midnight and i’m super awake.
skipping my afternoon class because all we are doing is watching a movie, and i need to do laundry anyway. at the laundromat, because the washer in our building is broken. again. so i have to drag all my clothes (and blankets and sheets, cause why not), down to the laundromat and pay like 20 bucks to get my clothes cleaned. i thought we got a place with on site laundry so we wouldn’t have to do that?
yet another instance where i miss having a car. hopefully i’ll be able to get this all done in time to do some writing for my monday class (20 pages of a novella due!) and maybe get to my night class in time. hopefully.
i have purchased airline tickets to go home in january. you have no clue how excited i am about this.
now i’m off to becky’s for some fun times with the lovely mischief managed people. party!
stop having a search function. it is making it rather difficult for me to get started on the homework i was going to do today.