"It's important to remember that feminism is no longer a group of organizations or leaders. It's the expectations that parents have for their daughters, and their sons, too. It's the way we talk about and treat one another. It's who makes the money and who makes the compromises and who makes the dinner. It's a state of mind. It's the way we live now."
Archive for May, 2006
It's been a while. I hope my blog is as forgiving as all of you out there that have been emailing me over the past month to no avail. No, I have not dropped off the face of the planet. I'm just busy, like everyone else. If you really wanted to keep up with whatever the hell I am at, you could always be checkin' in on The Standard, which I am writing for pretty much every other day. Or how about China Access 2008, or the more recently initiated WorkSpace blog over at Bill MacEwan's new and soon-to-be thriving WorkSpace. Which brings me to why my poor megsjargon has been oh-so-neglected: I have a new job. Yes, it's now officially 7 weeks in, but in the grand scheme of things, it's still pretty new. I'm still in that need-to-get-back-on-the-computer-and-do-more-online-stuff stage at most free moments I can find. And who am I kidding? Look at what I'm doing now. I take pleasure writing and thinking aloud here, but this outlet has largely turned into a work-related scheme, or that's the goal anyhow… Hey, wait a sec, is this the part where I think aloud, "I hope that one day my work actually isn't "work" at all and becomes something I WANT and CHOOSE to do every day"? Hmmmmm. Aha. We're onto something here.
Working away in the quiet early hours here at Raincity. Gettin stuff done. Lookin out the window over the city from the 5th floor, watching the sun slowly creep into the day, trying to bust its' way through those low-lying coastal clouds, all as I try to find words for site content and blogs and the like…. and lo' and behold! Our official Raincity Pilot strolls in for a little mid-mornin visit with sushi for breaky: how Vancouver. So why not capture this moment on film? Afterall, it's not every day you get a pilot hangin out in your office.
My dear ol' pal from those Ryerson days in broadcasting popped into town for a quick 24-hour turn-around and we caught up and hung out a wee bit here at Kits beach in the early morning sunshine glory of Vangroovy. Jessica is the director of development for Ellis Entertainment in Toronto and came out to Victoria to meet and shoot some footage of the four great lads from Extreme Kindness as part of the development of a new project that is going to be an absolute rockstar success:
a. because this concept and these guys are just far too awesome to pass up, and
b. anything that sweet Jess touches turns to gold – she's a star!!
I took a little timeout today to scoot down and pick up my marathon package… I haven't quite figured out how to multitask in the streets – that whole talkin and filmin thing is really, really tough.
Funny thing was: got to the event and package pick-up doesn't start until 5pm this evening: keener:)