Tuesday, January 26, 2010

24 hour deconstruction

Texts between me and AK:

Me: The queer theorist was at the gym again! i’m starting to feel like i should hand her* my manuscript or something.

AK: You should ask somebody else if they see her. Maybe she’s an angel.

On that note, I’m off to San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and San Mateo, where I’ll get to do worky stuff, visit the friendly neighborhood dyke bar, hang out with our favorite healthy-living family of four, give a reading with Terry (Diesel Bookstore, Jan. 31, 3 p.m.—see you there?) and get to meet the Erins’ new baby(!).

Back in early Feb!

*Still unsure of QT’s preferred pronoun. But she was in the women’s locker room, so at least in the eyes of 24 Hour Fitness, she’s a woman. I’m not sure we should grant such identity-defining power to an institution that cannot even name itself accurately—some locations close as early as 8 p.m.—but then again, maybe no one understands better than 24 Hour Fitness how inadequate all language ultimately is.


Claire said...

Your footnote made me laugh.

Bon voyage! Have a lovely trip, reading, visits, and so forth!

Cheryl said...

Thanks, Claire!

Peter Varvel said...

Me too, what Claire said!
This made me think of the time that boys and girls had to share the same dressing room for a couple of shows I did.
It would have been interesting to share a dressing room with someone like QT.