the meaning of a word

brenda Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:36

i learned the word "feminist" at my first job. I was 15 and a trainee engineer in a hydro power scheme. I recall one young man I worked with asking me urgently if i was a feminist. I asked what that was. he said, "women who hate men". oh.. i'm not one of them....

why would i get a job as the only woman deep in a power station if i hated men? It was a long long time before i heard any other definition of feminist.

I made brioche

brenda Wed, 05/22/2013 - 11:03

Brioche

bike things

brenda Wed, 05/22/2013 - 10:50

i really love practical bike things.

I got a folding bike (Dahon eco c6) back when Wellington regional council was doing discounts in the wake of the new "no bikes on trains unless they fold" thing.

foooood

brenda Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:37

there isn't spare time in my day. certainly not an hour to make dinner, when i could be spending that with my family. Chopping and frying isn't preschooler friendly activity (though i do try to involve her) so it's often one adult in the kitchen on their own, or we buy dinner.

In a mission to spend less time searching for meals, shopping, making plans, and less cooking time, i turned to technology.