the bad mood is over . . .
yesterday was just not the best day of all days, I'm glad that my mood has shifted, parially it had to do with finding out that osap this year is giving me the same amount of money as they did last year, but instead of getting the $3000 bursay, they gave it all in loans. Plus they didn't tell me this till yesterday and I think it may be to late to have things, changed, everything is suppose to be finalized within 30 of classes commencing. Anyways I was upset about that, and the bug thing and the let down of not doing the speech. BUT don't you worry my energy is back and I was on top of things today (minus feeling quite naustious to the smell and sight of full chickens being cooked in my apartment).
I started off my day by finding a book that I had left in the landramat. Its interesting cuz I left it there a two days ago, and realized after it was closed so I went back the next morning and it was no where to be found. I went to the residnece office and they hadn't seen it. I was a bit distraught since it wan't even my book (this also could have added to my negative stance yesterday). I had borrowed it from this cute 1st year. Its called GENDERqUEER, I was sure that no one would touch it. The strange part was I was going to put up a poster saying that I had left it there. I did this once before, I had left a copy of Fall On Your Knees in the lobby of this apartment that my mom and I were staying in. Not to mention it was her copy. When I realized my error I printed off a few posters with the cover on it saying "Have you seen this book: if so please return to apartment 909" and a fwe weeks later this guy returned it saying he taught it was just the buildings library book. I assume he decided to finish reading it before returning it which I can totally understand and support. Anyways I was thinking of doing the same thing, but decided to have one more look. Low and behold, it was sitting right there. I wonder if someone actually took it home with them adn brought it back or if it had just been found at the back of the machines- cuz I did leave it on top of the machines. Regardless I got the book back today and the girl is none the wiser!
Then I headed off to a meeting of SSAS (students and staff against sexism) it to run a campaign against the sexist posters on campus. It great, intially I tought I was one of a few people who cared enought to speak up, but there seem sto be so many people upset out about it. The womens officer and the SWP (socialist workers party) came together today for a paln of action. Next week we are going to have a booth set up in the arts block for the full week, we are creating a sign with a collection of all the posters with a saying like "does this offend you". We are sending a copy of one of the posters to the bank that sponcered the event asking them to stop funding sexist ads. I got three of my prof on board, one of them is taking the matter to the equality board. Plus we are trying to use the employment sexual harassment legislation. If the the staff on campus compalins that they find the posters offensive then they have to be taken down. Teh thing is if we tear them down we can get in trouble with security and no one wnats to risk it especially those of us on council. But what is security going to do if a head a department tears them down. You can't fire them.
There was so much buzz about it, everyone I went to talk about it had already heard or knew something new. So many people want to help out. I went to an event with the LGB society and got all of them on board aswell. The LGB had a few guest speakers at the event. One of the women was from the queer paper I found out how to get info put into the listings section for the gender queer group. Plus she said that in a few issues they are thinking of doing an issue on drag and trans related material, she said that we may be able to get an article highlighting the group in that.
I started to get more excited today about the postion on the union. Knowing that I am one of 11 people on the executive is really exciting, I really like everyone so far. The womens officer, and the welfare officer are great girls, plus the deputy president and president and I have already become friends. I have my first exectutive meeting on monday-I will get more insight on how everything works there.
In the midst of all this energy today I managed to make it to class and get some readings done. Somedays I feel like I ahve super powers . . . I just hope the energy doesnt' dispate I have too much to do . . .