Monday, May 31, 2010

A Long Time Ago...

I wrote things on this blog. And amazingly, at least two people read them. Or parts of them. I get a little long-winded sometimes.

It strange to realize that I haven't posted in almost a year. It seems like yesterday I was hunched over in my hard, institutional bed, pouring out my frustrations at the misogyny of some fellow math research student. But now, here I am. I've finished undergrad, gotten into grad school, and evolved a fair amount as a feminist.

I'm hoping to start posting at least twice a month. We'll see how that goes. At the moment, I've got a lot to say. Coming soon: fat, sex, pain, and my exciting medical adventures!

Incidentally, if anyone's been reading since the beginning, you might notice that I've changed my handle (from Simone Mersenne to Simone Lovelace). I blog under a pseudonym, so that I can talk about waxing, clits, and my lesbian fantasies, and still have a chance of landing a job someday.

I've tried a couple of different handles, and "Simone Lovelace" is the first one that's really felt right. The name Simone is a tribute to my maternal ancestors (the Simoneau clan). "Lovelace" is an homage to the pioneer computer scientist Ada Lovelace, described by some as the first computer programmer. Doing a little googling this afternoon, I was surprised to discover that there are, in fact, several Simone Lovelaces in the real world. And some of them are really cool artists.

So, to the real Simone Lovelace(s): I'm not trying to copy you, I promise. Also you are awesome, and I love you all.

Real posts to follow!