I Celebrate Myself…

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Vida La Vida!

For this post I feel obligated to write something. I have only blogged two times for this month. There are times when I miss it, and then there are other times when I don’t.  However, I do know the importance of having a voice…even if no one hears it…or reads it.

What an exciting and frightening time we live in! The recession is real, but so are the possibilities. Politics is so exciting to me. I didn’t appreciate it that much in college the way I do now, even though it was one of my majors. I wish I could sit down with my favorite professor from undergrad, Dr. Emmert, and find out what he thinks of all this.  (That reminds me, he owes me an email.) 

 I am also excited about the weekend and about spending time with my nephew and my friend who just had a baby. We ( my friend and I) are going to get  mani/pedis! I am looking forward to grocery shopping. The Trader Joes at Union Square is a mad house! So, I want to get up early tomorrow and shop before the craziness begins.

Here’s to life!

By the way,  how cool is Coldplays’ new cd, Vida la Vida?!


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The Opening

“Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns
driven time and again off course, once he had plundered
the hallowed heights of Troy.
Many cities of men he saw and learned their minds,
many pains he suffered,heartsick on the open sea,
fighting to save his life and bring his comrades home.
But he could not save them from disaster, hard as he strove–
the recklessness of their own ways destroyed them all,
the blind fools, they devoured the cattle of the Sun
and the Sungod wiped from sight the day of their return.
Launch out on his story, Muse,daughter of Zues,
start from where you will–sing for our time too.
                – Homer, The Odessey (Translated by Robert Fagles)

One of the best openings in a book I have ever read.

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“25 Random Things About Me”

The fact that I only have a computer at work is really limiting my blogging capabilities. I felt bad about not making a single post in February and it’s almost the 15th! So, I quickly copied this, a game that’s going around Facebook. Below is an explanation of the rules:

Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you. 


1.Sometimes I blast music and dance and dance by myself in the house

2.I make up my own dance routines

3.I am a hopeless romantic but yet also cynical about love

4.I often cry at movies…

5. I often act out scenes from a movie…sometimes as I am watching it ( my sister totally hates it)

6.I love churches, especially old churches

7.I hate shaving my legs but do because American society deems it unlady like if I don’t.

8.I wish I could speak all the main languages in the world just to get to know more people.

9.Sometimes, I put my headphones on and start strutting like I am on the runway. (Take that Naomi Campbell!)

10. If I had my way I would be an eternal student who travels around the world during breaks to volunteer and see the sites.

11.I often take more books from the library that I can read in 21 days. Recently I borrowed six books due by February 14th.

12.I love conversations…and I don’t even have to be a part of them but then if I am eavesdropping, I often have to fight the urge to join random strangers’ conversations.

13.I love to cook and experiment and have dreams of traveling the world and enter the kitchens of grandmas so that they can teach me old family recipes.

14.I think I am superstitious but I am afraid to admit it ‘cause I think it is totally passé.

15.Sometimes I see random strangers on the train and create our own love story (before either one of us gets off) like—he will look at me and our eyes will meet, or we will start a conversation on a book that one of us is reading… and then we live happily with 2.5 kids and a dog and do PeaceCorps when we’re retired together. Ahh ( I said I was an hopeless romantic)

16.I like crosses but don’t wear them because they will imply I believe in something I do not.

17.Sometimes I wish I was Jewish just to join Jdate. They have a great success rate. Okay most of the people I know who went on Jdate have fabulous relationships.

18.I like to just sit and take things all in– after dinner with a friend, at a museum, watching my nephew run back and forth in the living room…

19.I hate greed but I am often greedy.

20.Sometimes when I read or watch something amazing I want to share it right away with someone before the moment passes.

21.I do not have favorites when it comes to books and music.

22.I love the scent of cigars

23.I feel kids have a special connection to God and so I take what they say very, very seriously.

24.Although I am not very religious, I love very religious names like: Ibrahim, Zachariah, Isaiah, Zipporah, Malachi, Yacub, and Musa…

25.I often feel like I am a part of ongoing reality show and that sometimes changes my behavior when I am by myself.