Monday, May 31, 2004

The years pass too quickly and we forget people who we shouldn't.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Just Desserts

I'm so tired, my eyes can't stay open. I was up cooking & cleaning til 3am, and then got up at 6:50 to run to the bakery, just to find out that they're not getting in their awesome potato kugel today. Wonderful parallel to my search for chicken in the neighborhood last night, that ended at 11pm with TK picking some up from Fairway. I was planning to stay up tonight, but I really don't see how that's going to happen.

And now I'm thinking that maybe that question my mother got at work has more truth to it than I initially thought: "Is this one of the holidays where the women cook and clean the entire time?"

Because if I'm doing this all for only one meal, what do people do when they have a whole household to run? Oh. Maybe they don't leave their food shopping until the night before Y"T. Also, maybe they don't decide what their plans are 1.5 days before. That might help too.

Don't mind me--as Rabbi Josh knows: Tired Shosh = Grumpy Shosh. Though I don't know how that explains the rest of my bad moods.

Have a great chag!

Monday, May 24, 2004

the mazel tov parade continue

With a baby boy to M&RE born on shabbos, RD's graduation from Drisha, and DS & MS's long-awaited engagement.

In other news, due to my devotion to procrastination, it seems like I'll be staying home for shavuot. Due to everyone else's procrastination, it seems like I'll be making a lovely, intimate meal for 10 people. And counting.

Had a lovely, long-overdue conversation with MJ last night, which helped me realize that I'm not quite losing my mind, that I should not do certain insane acts that I've been contemplating, and that I really should talk to her more often.

Hope y'all had a lovely day at the parade!

Friday, May 21, 2004

yay for little sisters!

Especially those who are helping me get extra-strength Claritin. If that doesn't work, I'll have to go back to the doctor to see what else he can do to help me breath. This is getting ridiculous.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

you know you're mature...

... when you realize, that maybe, just maybe, your parents weren't completely and utterly wrong while they were raising you. That perhaps you can even *understand* why they acted certain ways. Even if you might still disagree with it, you can still empathize with their decisions.

Very strange feeling to have. I'm scared--does this mean I'm all growed up??

Monday, May 17, 2004

breathing space

I got an inhaler on Friday to help with breathing since my allergies just slammed me. I was actually kind of excited--I always wanted to know how those things worked. Well, it didn't help my breathing too much, and it felt like I was inhaling nail polish remover...

So I picked up some Claritin yesterday, and that seems to be helping much more.

Also, ET's wedding was last night--was really beautiful, (even though I was still pretty out of it). Was nice seeing old friends, and maybe, just maybe, I won't lose touch with all of them right away...

Thursday, May 13, 2004

new york moments

A couple of days ago, I spied a couple on the sidewalk--she was sitting down (EWW!) and he was standing in his shorts, sandals, and no shirt. As I got closer, I realized she was sitting on top of a subway vent, and his shirt was drying over the same vent... It seems that they got caught and drenched in the rainstorm that day, and were very efficiently drying themselves off.

OK, maybe it was logical, but it was kinda gross.

Still not quite as good as the time I passed by half-a-dozen pigeons fighting over a bagel in the middle of Times Square.

maybe now

This template will fix that annoying scrolling issue. Congrats to blogger on improving their site and adding new templates... congrats to CP for getting into Wharton B-school, congrats to me and CF for (kinda) finishing Yoel.

Now that I've wasted my first hour of work with my blog, I should get something done.

I'll try to get the comments working again soon.

Friday, May 07, 2004

quotable me

I'm very full of myself at times, but i did enjoy this IM conversation with a friend.

TS: ok, I will hate myself if I don't finish this.
me: don't hate yourself
me: other people will always do that for you

Perhaps I'm getting a little jaded.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Outdated Me

I just bought 5 CDs online yesterday, at I don't know why I just don't download everything like everyone else I know.

Oh wait. That would be because I don't have an MP3 player.

In any case, It made me feel tremendously antiquated (I can hear my bones creaking now!), but at least they were really cheap. Four were less than $2.00--the shipping was sometimes over double the cost of each the CD. The last one was $6.50, but hopefully it'll be worth it.

What can I say? I'm just an old-fashioned kind of girl.

The Infamous Madame M

M is a guest blogger on Protocols. She's one of the most intelligent & well-educated people I know. Go check it out. And argue with her--she loves arguments.

Right M?

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

They grow up so fast...

My little brother has finally figured out that he's going to be in Kol Torah next year. sniff. sniff.

Is this the little boy I tortured? Is this the little boy I teased?

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Best unintentional use of humor

Goes to this article from MSN, where a woman named Mary Young is quoted in a paragraph referring to people marrying later in life.


Monday, May 03, 2004

Or is it just me?

Something I've been hearing alot about lately is the notion that was preached in high school over and over again: If you don't like someone, it's because they're a reflection of something you don't like about yourself. Now, I tend to discount most things I learned in high school, because most of what they preached was condescending and questionable.

Since I've been hearing more about it lately, I've decided maybe it's worth revisiting and thinking about, instead of just ignoring out of hand. But still, I can't get myself to believe it totally. Sometimes you just don't like someone because you don't trust them, or don't like their attitude or behavior. Basically, because they don't measure up to the standards you want to see in your friends.

Can you tell I'm thinking about someone specific?

Why does not liking someone else's behavior make me the culprit? Why should someone else's negative behavior cause me to feel guilt?? And why should rejecting this idea make me feel like I'm not analyzing or criticizing my behavior the way I should be to become a better person?

I'm asking you, seriously. Is there something I'm missing?