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Monday, April 18, 2005

Girl and the City

Today I got to go downtown to play—er, work. Right. But anyway, after I did my token few hours of reading, I found myself strolling up Michigan Avenue. The sun was out in a hazy sort of way, and the whole city looked perfectly like a matte print photograph. I was wearing my favorite skirt and my favorite zippy shoes, and then the new Sleater-Kinney song “Modern Girl” came up on my ipod’s randomizer, and—friends, let me tell you, for a minute there life seemed almost too good to be true. It was so cinematic that I almost started my Carrie Bradshaw-esque voiceover: “Sometimes in life, everything lines up so perfectly that…”

Anyway, it was a good day. And I thought to myself: why would I give up this great transition time in life to be a mom? I mean, moms are awesome, but they have a different relation to city-girl-ness. Or at least, in my imagination, when I am a mom, Iwill have a different relation to city-girl-ness. I imagine that I will feel on the other side of the girl-woman transition…but I guess I don’t know for sure.

So, that’s worth thinking about, when and if my ovaries give me the option of actually getting pregnant.

But then I remembered that Corin Tucker is a mom as well as a city-girl. I mean, grrl. Plus, she’s, like, a rock star! So I shant worry my pretty girl-ish head too much just yet, eh?

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