Thursday, August 28, 2003

For SR

Since he's going to put in another air conditioner for me (right??).

About the new house I mentioned earlier... well... this was the original post for Aug. 8th.

Both my older brother and my older sister have just bought new houses. I'm feeling rather left out. My brother, I at least knew about in advance. of course, my sister emailed me today saying... oh, btw, did I tell you we bought a house?

um. that would be a no.

well, mazel tov to both of them, but all of a sudden they seem very established. like 'real people.' Funny how that didn't happen once they got married, just once they bought houses. I guess that's when people (or at least when I) start taking you seriously.

'Well, they bought a house. That must mean they are Serious People.'

Am I making any sense at all?

Since then, I've checked out my brother's new house (what else do you do during a shiva when you're not needed?), and it's really nice. Perfect for them, I think, it's got some great rooms (a room that's all stone, another room that's all glass and looks out into the garden). No guestroom at the moment though, so I'm not sure where they're planning to put me when I tell them I'm planning to move in for R"H.

I might go to my sister's place for S"T, and check their house out then.

Getting used to the fact that my siblings are now grown-ups, and I'm still in my rented apt. with 2 roommates. Am I stagnating? Should I get up, move, do something different with my life? Points to ponder... although Tuesday's thoughts pull me back to where I am now.

You'll just have to visit back to find out more about that! (how's that, SR?)

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

My week in short review

Crazy busy week (to be expected), but it'll be over tonight, I think. None of the ridiculousness that tends to take place at levaya's happened last week... except for someone asking my cousin what kind of boy she was looking for (that was while the mes was in the room, and while her mother was in the middle of tearing kriah). Don't people have any sense whatsoever?

ok, I suppose I know the answer to that one. but I'm just continually surprised...

A friend of mine brought ice cream over to celebrate his birthday last night (don't ask me why I'm the one who ended up with the ice cream, but who am I to complain??). And proceeded to tell me that I was "scary smart." Um. I'm not. Well, let's just hope that I don't get asked out by him (nice enough, but clearly a no), and in the meantime, I'll just enjoy my freezer-ful of haagen dasz.

M sent me this link, which was my entertainment for the morning.

Monday, August 18, 2003

baruch dayan emet

well, i'm not really sure why i'm posting this here... but my grandfather died this morning. i broke it to my sister... really badly, i think, but i hated how my aunt told me. i guess there's no good way of doing that. i'm still at work, since there's nothing for me to do if i go home, other than field phone calls and read a book. at least at work, i can be mildly helpful since i've got internet/email access here. waiting for everyone to fly in from random states/countries for the levaya tomorrow.

Thursday, August 14, 2003

Of Mice and Men

Ok, so not very original, but spare me.

And it's not very indicative either, other than the fact that while I was cleaning last night, I found a very very dead mouse in my kitchen. By very very, I mean that it was... well, shall we say, not all that recognizable, since it had clearly been there for a while. At least now I know where that smell was coming from. UGH!!

And I had to get rid of it myself. I might consider myself a feminist, but it's at times like these I wish I had a boyfriend. Or husband. Or a maid. Any of them would work.

My sister and brother-in-law are coming to visit tonight. They just got married last month (best compliment of the wedding: 'You look great! I didn't even recognize you!' umm... thanks?). I'm thrilled that my brother in law will be here, since we've got lots of burnt out lightbulbs, and very high ceilings. And being your typical short jew-girl, I can't reach a thing.

In other news... I bought a computer! It's a brand-new (ok, refurbished) Dell laptop. I'm very impressed with me. Of course, now I have no money. But soon we'll have a 3rd roommate, so at least it looks like I won't be paying extra rent for much longer.

Friday, August 08, 2003

It's a...

... new house! not mine, though. more on this later.

Thursday, August 07, 2003


OK, I am at work today, and I'm still trying to figure out whether sitting on a chair is halachically wrong, or minhag-ically wrong. well, not so much trying to figure it out as just wondering idly, since I'm sitting on a chair in any case. But I am sitting cross-legged on it, so my feet are falling asleep, and I'm fairly uncomfortable. Does that make it any better? I can't really work standing up, and if I am unable to work, that sort of defeats the purpose of ending up here on Tish'a B'av to begin with.

It's barely 10:30 and I'm already hungry, which is odd considering I can usually go without food til noon on a regular day. It's all psychological, I suppose. I'm attempting to think of the churban, but this release is really difficult, a lot of QA that I need to do, and trying to help the techies figure out what's working, what's not, which is sort of difficult considering I have no idea what is going on.

Just found a major business-related issue, although it's not so major from a tech standpoint. Should go and devote my time to work.

Friday, August 01, 2003

i'm blushing!

I got a spot on protocols! I still haven't found out about the Indian month, but still looking in my spare time. I looked on, but couldn't find anything there.

In other news AB came over last night to switch over the phone lines for me. She showed me how to open the boxes for the lines and switch the wires around... SO FUN! Really. It was pretty cool. So now my phone line actually works in my room and my roommate's line goes to her room instead of the other way around. Starting to feel more like home...