Friday, June 30, 2006

I Hate 'The Game' But I Want You...

I know it's been a while but I'm going to rant about it again...

I LOATHE ANONYMOUS COMMENTS!!!

If you don't want me to know who you are - don't comment. (Though I did appreciate the birthday wishes.)

PLEASE sign with a nickname or some inside joke. I'd appreciate it sooo much more.

Silly people in New York - reading through ALL of my archives on Wednesday and yet wanting to stay anonymous when wishing me a happy birthday. Sheesh. Gimme a break.

Went to the bookstore and got something new to read over Shabbos.

I'm so excited!!

Have a great one!!!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Adorable Giggles Strike Again...

The movie last night was AMAZING. Woke up this morning and went to the shuk with Mom and the gals then we stopped off at an unmentionables store, where I was informed that from my taste - I'm not quite such an 'Aidel Maidel' as I would have people believe...

The rest of the afternoon was spent cleaning the house for our company.

The BBQ was nice. I went on a walk to the Rose Garden - because I NEEDED to get out of the house.Ummm, yeah - I am realizing that I am quite shallow and stupid. Or am I? I can't help but wish that I could find my Will and escape the Wessexes of the world. Of course, like that story ends tragically - I fear mine will as well.

Thank you everybody - friends and family from around the WORLD for all of your birthday wishes!!!! Every single one meant soooooo much to me.

Little Brother - I'm glad you finally made it... :)

HAHA! I'm 21.

It's official.

Still -

Doesn't mean I need to act it... ;)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Do You Love Me?...

Today followed routine to a 'T' and so basically it was enjoyable but very ordinary.

Got some interesting e-mails from friends that I haven't spoken to in a while. I'll get around to writing back soon - hopefully.

Left work early and made the bus Home. Shani is Home - so she came over and we chilled.

I'm liking tonight - it's like the 'olden days' and it's feeling like 'summer vacation' - even if it's only for a night. I don't mind. It's the greatest feeling - spending time with friends and just being and enjoying.

Movie tonight because we can.

Dibble gave me a pre-birthday balloon with me and him drawn on it (drawn by him of course.) And the countdown begins...

Harumph - I'm almost 21.

HAHAHAHAHA!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Bequeathing Ingested Ruggles...

Lazy morning but I washed the massage sheets (with extra soap...)

Work was fun. Ran into my big sis in the ice cream freezer. Spent the day doing little behind-the-scenes things that nobody notices yet without them the office doesn't function properly. Don't worry - I did a little 'real' work for the bosses too.

Met up with Zalman on the way back to the Ranch and he gave me my birthday present. It is the sweetest thing. I am glad that at least one person understands that I honestly don't put much stock in presents and that in my book thought goes a lot further. Anywho - the little teddy now has a seat of honor on my desk and all he needs is a name.

On the ranch Sassy was busy writing a plane-letter and I was so glad that I finally got to see her today!! She told me that there was a surprise in the fridge for me...

When she went out to eat with her Chosson she got me an order of fries. I love french fries!! It's a thing from high-school.

So basically today I got presents and presents and presents!!

I guess today was a good day over-all.

Hope tomorrow goes just and fast and just as easily.

Hey, a girl can dream, right?

Monday, June 26, 2006

I'm Just Fat...

Well, when I got around to waking up this morning it was like I was at Home cause there was my Freddie sleeping in 'her' bed. It was sooo strange. Anywho, we chilled and I did laundry then we went out on an unsuccessful shopping spree and wound up with three new nail-polishes but no books or music or clothes.

Work was quite an affair. I got to go to 2 post-offices.

I walked a fair distance today. My feet are so disgustingly dirty that I wouldn't believe that they were mine if they weren't attached to me. They even have clean(er) strips from where the straps of my sandals lie.

Shosh and I had a special ראש חדש outing to the park. Of course, we took dinner and a sheet and had a great time shmoozing and star-gazing. On the way back to the ranch we bumped into Sassy and her Chosson. Teeheehee, adorable together. What more can I say?

I practiced massage (sorry Shosh. I didn't mean to destroy your 'mood' - really, I didn't.)

And now I MUST go scrub my feet and sleep.

I'm exhausted. But, in a good way.

I think...

Sunday, June 25, 2006

My Grandpa Taught Me...

"Keep a diary. Someday it will be your most treasured possession."

My Grandpa also said that if nothing exciting happened that you should simply write...

"A dull day today."

And so - I leave you with borrowed thoughts... A dull day today.

More tomorrow? I hope so.

(A quick request for some extra T'fillot. Though we should always be turning to H-shem when we need help with things in our lives and though there are so many things and people that need our prayers - in my book at the moment there are two names in particular that require MAJOR doses of Heavenly Assistance. If you have a free moment please try to say some Tehillim or a T'fila for a refuah shelema for Rochel Chana Bas Yehudis Sarah and on behalf of Hadassah Golda bat Tova Leah. Each in VERY different situations - but both in need of help.)

What we really need is Moshiach...

Saturday, June 24, 2006

You Look Like Roberta...

Friday night was more quiet than any Friday night that I can even remember. Walked Home from shul with Tzipporah Moskowitz. (She is one cute little girl.) We ate, sang and slept. And of course there was the mandelbrot - but that is neither here nor there. And now it is in my tummy either way.

Woke up for shul on time and walked part of the way with Michalie. (Well, once I caught up to her anyway.) Made a plan to meet up with the gang and get walked to Saba & Savta's house, however, at the appointed time they were nowhere to be found. So, we picked up Michalie and Ora and headed out to Sheinfeld.

I love going to visit Saba and Savta! It really is a shame that we don't get to spend more time with them. Aside from feeding us well - whole wheat rolls and carrots (hehe, ice cream and popcorn ALL the way...) we shmooze and laugh a lot when we are there.

After Shabbos we decided to stick around and we played with the keyboard, danced like no-one was watching (we hope...), Learned how to dance properly (though I tickled Freddie), went through the closets and got presents.

I am so excited. In addition to Uno, Savta let me take; Travel Scrabble, Hebrew Scrabble, RSVP and Numble (Scrabble's concept - involving numbers.) The collection at the Ranch is growing. Like Little Brother says, "Yay" - I am quite happy.

For now, off to bed. Tomorrow should be interesting and I have decided to splurge on a birthday present for myself (not that it'll do me any good) - however, I have a limited amount of time in which to do it - so I hope I can work up the courage and 'go for it' - I honestly believe that it will be worth it in the long run.

Hope this week goes quickly. Last week dragged - a lot. This one has fun stuff planned - though me and my big mouth inadvertantly ruined all chances of going away for my birthday (as I had been planning to do - for months!!!) *Sob* I DO hope it's worth it. *Sniff*

I'm almost impressed. The guys actually stopped by my house to see if I wanted to walk with them. Chaval I had left ten minutes earlier...

Friday, June 23, 2006

Cawdor Castle, Culbin Forest & Loch Ness...

Me n' mine Freddie, still hungry after last night's adventure decided to make some breakfast. Trust me, if you think you have any idea how good it came out - you're still waaaay off the mark. It was even better than you could possibly imagine...

First off - What we listened to...
(The picture IS sideways. Why? I dunno.)
Would you ever be able to guess that I'm just posing? I didn't actually fry - that was Sammy's job... (I was in charge of coating 'em.) Then the fun began... "Pote-Pote-Pote" "Gabba Gabba"And of course - the best part... The Eating. :)And now I'm off to clean some. There are dust-bunnies all over and I think it's time to drag out the vacuum...Have an amazingly splendiferous Shabbos no matter where you may be... (be it - stuck in the army, at Home, touring in America, Down-under, At the Hamers, Jerusalem or wherever! ENJOY! It only comes around once a week!!!)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Dates, Death and Dining...

Well, as planned I went to see a performance of Macbeth this evening. I was accompanied by Mommy, Sammy, Raizi and Brenda. Dinner was a bite to eat and a shot o' caffeine at our favorite little bookstore. After the show we headed Home serenaded by an eclectic mix of Pink Floyd, Enya and Daniel Bedingfield as we reminisced about last years trip to the UK (especially our stint at Cawdor Castle... and the nine/eleven hour drive in the daylight(?) to get there.)

Back at Home (@ only 11:50pm) Sammy was hungry so we ran out for some pizza and ice-cream. Lucky for us, the pizza place was still open so we ordered our slices, picked out our ice-cream/ices and opted to picnic in the park. Of course, the ONLY sensible place to sit was ALL the way UP in the top of the jungle-gym. (I chose the location myself.) We ate and shmoozed and finally after a ride down the twisty slide and a few high-flying minutes on the swings we headed Home.

And now it's off to bed I go...

6 days till my day o' celebration.

Oh joy.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

...A Misnomer...

Finished Macbeth. I love the ending. It is ever so climatic. Must be where Tolkien originally got his idea of an evil being unvanquishable by "none of woman born." Hehe, little did Macbeth know that Macduff had been "untimely ript" from his mother's womb. Poor sucker. Gory, huh? Well, I kinda liked it.

In other news, technical writing - which somehow doesn't call to me as an enjoyable profession. Lucrative - yes. Enjoyable - no. Then again, I suppose, neither do many things. I still wish I could be in the jungles or out in the wild doing something exciting. 9-5 (or 2-7 as the case may be...) just doesn't suit me well.

Basically - I need a life. I need a direction. I need to do something out of the ordinary.

And no, recreational reading of Shakespeare doesn't count.

Because I said so.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

WELCOME HOME SIS!!!

Lazy morning...

I love my siblings be they biological or adopted. Even though they drive me crazy every once in a while.

The boss is back. Work? Nope, not yet. Though, I did do OTHER people's projects.

Made plans for my birthday party. What is it? A BBQ? Great... This is going to be interesting. (To say the very least.)

On the bright side, I do have semi-finalized plans for Thursday night. Though I'm skipping out on Sassy's party, I will be going to see Macbeth. I'm excited.

Even better note - Finally one who is under 27!!!

Chuckle-Giggle-HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Mirch"em (iy"H) by Me & Shosh!!!

Mazal Tov Sassy!!!!
.............
It's About Time!!!
.............
Luv You Soooo Much!!

Maybe Once, Maybe Twice...

Sometimes I amuse myself. Sometimes I am so amused by the fact that I have amused myself that I become even more amused which only serves to agitate me further and cause myself to be so amused that I become hysterical.

For the record: I am now speeding or should I say careening towards hysterical.

Why? I am honestly not sure.

Things have been so typical, mundane and boring that one wonders what exactly there is for me to stress about. I suppose the only possiblity is that when life is going 'normally' - one needs something to stress about and to be bothered by. Whereas, when something is actually happening, one has no choice but to be swept along by the tide of things happening.

I am currently pondering the phenomenon wherein people can be so blinded by something that they want that they refuse to see a future in which they don't have that which they desire. Of course, what people often neglect to realize is that - in the end - we will all get what we are supposed to get and wind up with what we are supposed to wind up with (and who we are supposed to wind up with.)

Life is uncertain. The only thing scarier than that is the knowledge that we never know as much as we think and that only hind-sight is 20/20. You can never be 100% sure of the reasons for things.

The only certainty is the knowledge and belief that there is Someone who DOES know the whos, whats, wheres, whens, whys and hows.

At least, I try to take comfort in believing that.

I am not really in control of things at all.

H-shem it's all in Your hands.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

It Must Be His Freckles...

What is it that makes a person attractive? Looks? Personality? Charisma?

Plusses - nice smile, pretty eyes and of course don't forget a healthy sprinkling of freckles!!!

Early morning (as Sundays always are.) Missed everybody but saw Malia. Last stazh and now i'm unofficially a reflexologist!!! (Now all I need is to write my paper and get my certificate! YAY!)

At work it was the last 'quiet day' for a while. The boss is coming back and so is my big sis!! We've got lots of catching up to do... ;) get ready and bring some advil cause I'm gonna talk up a storm.

The walk back to The Ranch was uneventful. It's Sunday so it's a 'girls nite' and we're having pizza. I figured we'd need something special to drink, so I stopped off to pick up some wine.

Would you believe the lady carded me?

I'm gonna be 21 in ELEVEN days!

HHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Uh-oh, Rabbi Lauffer is getting on my case? Lol! Truth of the matter is - he might actually be able to help...

But I really DO like freckles. :-/

Saturday, June 17, 2006

'Illegal' Cherries & NO Blue Eyes in Sight...

Who doesn't love cherries fresh off the trees?
Though we did have to drive over the Green Line to get there...

CHERRY PICKING FESTIVAL - 2006
Sammy's 'Battle Wound' - isn't it cute?
"The Kids"
"Who's Idea Was This?"
Uh-Oh!! Bernie Fell IN!!! Happy? Indeed.
YUM!! (Or Yuck?)
"Deliriously Happy?" or Dehydrated?
"Hangin' in There..."
"Yo' Abba Enjoys!"
"Puppy in a Basket?"

"Yeah, I still got it...""Me & Freddie - In The Tubey Thingy..."
What's a collage without the Dibble?

I Need 7, 8, 9 & 10...

Friday night was so quiet I was amazed. Talk about a 'classic quiet night' - Shul, Dinner and Bed. Of course there was the war with Ezri, getting him off of the sofa and into his bed. But I suppose if that was all of the action, that things were pretty quiet. I DID start re-reading Macbeth, but fell asleep after the first Act.

Woke up for shul and it was beyond quiet. Little Brother ate over for lunch and then I retired to the sofa/hammock and elsewhere (depending on the desired temperture bracket.) Later in the afternoon the girls walked over to Saba and Savta's house where we noshed and noshed and shmoozed and noshed... ;) Get the drift?! It was great fun though, and it has been WAY too long since we did it. Got a tour of the backyard and was given permission to use the pretty stone table for a moonlit picnic whenever I desire. (Guess now all I need is someone to picnic with.)

After Shabbos Saba drove us back Home and now I'm actually sititng in the Circle and listening to the guys play. It's kind of funny to look back and see how times have changed and how people have moved on. There used to be so many of us around and the numbers have dwindled as time moved on. But it is nice to sit and remember sometimes...

Friday, June 16, 2006

Sawa Fischer -

I am ever so pleased that my Mother bought you...
Even if she didn't understand exactly what she was getting! ;)

I made Hawaiian chicken for Shabbos and Sammy and I walked to Mister Zol for a quick shopping spree of veggies.

Nothing more impressive has happened but it's almost Shabbos. It's going to be a quiet one - though Little Brother IS going to be around. Maybe I'll win a game or two of rummikub tomorrow afternoon.

On the agenda for this afternoon: Cherry Picking Festival in גוש עציון.

I'll be taking the camera so hopefully there will be some pictures tomorrow night...

Have a great one everybody!!!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Not Even Considered for the Game Plan...

Imagine my surprise and delight when I woke up and had three non-junk e-mails in my inbox. Like, REAL e-mails written by REAL people! It was quite thrilling. One amused me, one was from my sister and the other wasn't supposed to be there. Confused and fuddled I started my morning...

Geulah and Town with Shosh - looking for shoes. I even found a frummy but CUTE blue n' white striped shirt.

So, after walking into the Yeshiva I finally tracked down the Rabbi dude. Yeah, all I got out of the meeting was to smell like cigarettes and choke on smoke.

Why can't I just find an appropriate Prince Charming without having to go through this Hell?! AND - even more than that - I know I haven't even begun to feel the pain. I am NOT looking forward to this because it ALREADY sucks - BIG TIME.

Went out for dinner, ran into Michalie and her family (they went to eat at the same restaraunt as us - for Michalie's birthday.) After dinner we strolled over to the theater and saw JEST's performance of "The Action Against Sol Shulman." It was relatively well done - though the speech was just a tad too formal and stiff. Of course, there were the ironically amusing parts - like where certain people showed up and I had to try not to cry for want of things lost to me.

I am struggling here. I finally made a really good friend. Someone with whom I am very close. She understands me and I understand her. And now - thanks to 'the next stage' - she is going to be taken from me. It is beginning to depress me to no end.

I don't have what I want. I can't have who I want. I'm not sure where I want to be. I don't know when things will sort themselves out and most importantly, I can't fathom the 'why's.

I'm sinking but I should be happy.

Strange thing is - I feel happy.

What a sadist I'm turning out to be...

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Steve Jolly...

Woke up early and exhausted.

Went out on a shopping spree with Mommy and Freddie. Daddy, thank you for my new '____'ing clothes. :) Brunch was deeeliciously disgusting. We ate a pie of pizza. Then I went to work. I managed to finish the stuff for my boss and then the other bosses gave me work. Started and finished a big project (all in Hebrew!!) I'm so impressed with myself!!

Back at the Ranch I waited for Sassy and her Abba to arrive. She is moving in for the next little while (a fact about which I am THRILLED!!!) It'll be good to have her nearby - lol! (because Bayit V'gan is waaaaaay too far...)

Eating potato chips and chocolate (again.) I think I should stop noshing and go find something to do. Maybe I'll work on one of my art projects? It's a thought. I have a few that could use a bit of TLC and work.

Tomorrow night is going to be interesting (to say the very least.) I hope I make it through. I'll just be myself. Wacky, insane, down-to-Earth, intelligent, self-assured, confident, comfortable, open, friendly, smiley and all around me. (Not that the description sounded anything like me - but I can put on a pretty good show - when I try.)

Better get plenty of sleep tonight. Tomorrow is going to be busy...

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Gloop On Their Faces...

Woke up 'early' and went to 'town' with Shosh on a mission to get Sassy a skirt and a birthday present. My ice-pop died and it was quite hot outside. I refused to jaywalk (most of the times...) and succeeded in not getting run over.

Work. No boss - BUT - I didn't actually manage to do the 'non-dachuf' stuff that he left for me anyway. Why did I not have time? Easy, I was doing everyone else's stuff. HAHAHAHAHA! Ahhhh... yeah.

I love it when things happen and you work hard on something and it makes you late and yet you still try your hardest and then 87% of the way through the person for whom you are working so hard tells you to 'forget about it' - It just makes my day. Harumph.

Noshed out and now I feel sick. A friend got a Black & White cookie and she graciously donated it to my 'sugar craving' cause. I polished off the rest of the potato chips and I have managed to imbibe almost an entire bottle of seltzer in about a day.

Might be going shopping in the morning with Mom and Freddie. That would be exciting... hehe, clothing bought with Daddy's money? HAHAHAHAHA!!! What about my weekly coffee-outing with Nootch? We'll have to figure it out.

Just got interesting news about after-work-activities for Thursday.

Can I go in my PJs?

Monday, June 12, 2006

Breathe Freely and Change...

I wore my new tank-top to sleep last night and it is so darned comfy that I never want to take it off!! As a matter of fact I intend to wear it until it starts to smell - then I guess I'll switch to the black one while it's in the wash. Good thinking on my part to get two... Maybe I should get a few more. Hey, for $5 - why not?

Chilled morning with Lucas and the gang. I love salad - I love veggies and I am officially re-addicted to plums!!! *sigh* summer fruit!!

Sassy came over and we shmoozed. Nootch had a red wine vinegar crisis. Shosh's first stazh was amusing (glad I'm not doing it. yet?)

Work was almost a nightmare until salvation appeared from a most unlikely source. I almost cried - but things just aren't bad enough to warrant tears. What really broke me? Carpet and the post-office. Does that sum things up ambiguously enough without telling the whole story?

Sent a text - got a text. Send an e-mail? no.

Stayed an hour late to help wrap up a project. Boss is going away for a week - it's gonna be quiet... HA! (Yeah right!)

Pep talks and DMCs galore. Why am I a perfectionist? Why am I a realistic idealist? Why am I scared to give things my 'all'? Why do I not know what I want? Why can I not find my niche? Why does nothing call to me? Why do I never feel like I fit in?

I thought I knew who I was.

Was I wrong?

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Missing You...

The ONLY way to describe today is 'mundane.'

After three hours of sleep I dragged myself out of bed and dashed for the bus. My second to last stazh was over by 11:00. Shosh and I went shopping - and I found the really cute shoes. Work. Walked back to the ranch stopping along the way to pick up some edible essentials.

I was in Geulah today and I wore a long skirt and sneakers for the first time in two weeks. Silly me. These dirt rings are going to take quite a bit of effort to erase.

There is nothing worthy of mention this week planned for me. It's Daddy's Birthday and Sassy's Birthday and Michalie's Birthday - but nothing special in the works for me.

ME ME ME - hehe, have we heard this before? Well, I haven't done it for a few months - so I think it's about time.

I'm off to jump-rope, stretch with the yoga-mat and watch some more One Tree Hill.

Why do all the people I love go away?

Do I smell funny or something?

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Bite Me... :P

The party last night didn't end till almost 3. I am exhausted. I am post-posting this because otherwise I will forget - and I do not want to forget...

Friday Night was interesting to say the least. The whole gang walked out to Aviv. It's been a while since that happened. Anywho - we all walked out and saw friends and shmoozed. Talk about mixed emotions and things that 'cannot be' - *sigh* well, it's for the best I suppose. (Though I must admit I lied. I said I didn't care but the fact of the matter is that - I do.) Woof came Home with us and wound up sleeping over.

Shabbos morning I made it to shul and the russian clique had taken over our seats. Harumph. So I had to sit 'down' in the main section. Lunch was quiet and the afternoon followed suit, until Raizi appeared. It was nice to see her and spend time with her and she brought me presents!(Thanks Raizi!! I love 'em!!) Mommy then woke me up and asked me to accompany her to the shul to help set up the community-wide shaleshudes. I did and then I chilled with Ora and Sari until Shabbos had ended. Then I headed Home to get ready for 'Motza"sh night activity'...

Shani agreed to come over (mostly because I was having technical difficulties in letting something go...) and we talked (for the first time in a long time) about lots of stuff. Why didn't I tell her earlier about certain things? Mostly because I didn't think it would have made a difference. Would it have? Here come the 'what-ifs' - they haunt me - as always...

Another friend finally made it, I made cookies, we chose and watched 'Dracula Dead and Loving it...' (Haven't seen it in quite a while) and then after the movie I sent the friend on their way and Shani and I spent some more quality time together. (We watched an episode of One Tree Hill. What better sister time is there than that?!)

She has made me an offer. I have two weeks to think about it. I think that in essence it goes against every moral in me - but it can't be as bad as I am imagining. Heck, maybe it will even help me get what I want...

Friday, June 09, 2006

Rupert is Soft and Fuzzy...

I feel like a walking squomito bite. It wouldn't be so bad if they didn't itch however, being that they are from the 'Israeli Squomito' they itch until touched and then they just hurt.

I really need to go downstairs and start helping to get ready for Shabbos. I can't believe I slept so late - that hasn't happened in a VERY long time.

Shabbos is coming! Friends, walks and beautiful weather (not to mention time in the hammock...)

Enjoy!!! After all - it only comes around once a week. :)

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Rush, Blush and Crush...

I swept the living room. I got critiqued for my every move. I don't think I'll sweep when Shosh is around anytime in the near future.

Didn't have to go to the post-office today. Why not? Because the person who offered to go had to run some personal errands anyway... So, what better reason to get out of the office for an indeterminate period of time than hide behind the facade of an innocent trip to the post-office.

I am quite thankful to the boss who let me leave early. (Though I HAD finished all of the work that was given to me - and then some...) B"H I caught the 17:30 bus and made it back to Bet Shemesh with no time to spare (and only a little late.) Caught a ride and we headed out to the Preisers in Neve Aliza.

Sheva Brachot for Raquel and Yehoshua!!! YAY!! It was sooooo nice and I am really really gald that I was able to make it. And many thanks to my cuz and her new hubby for all efforts. :) I do appreciate it.

The girls grabbed a ride Home with Saba and Savta. Lots of funny stories and 'quality time' - hey, it HAS been a while.

WHOA! It's 2 in the morning?! And tomorrow is Erev Shabbos?! Boy am I excited!!!

20 days till my 21st...

HAVE A SAFE TRIP SIS!! I'M GONNA MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY!!! (Heck, I already do!!!) HUGS AND KISSES TO YOU AND THE MUNCHKIN!!! (Hope you washed the legos...) :)

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Futile Existence of the Duck...

Nootch dropped by and dragged me out kicking and screaming to town for a shot of caffiene for breakfast. We then proceeded to wander, shmooze and enjoy. When she left to meet up with Rabbi Wasserman (who seemed to remember me this time) I headed out to Yafo and found a comfy spot to settle down and read till she'd be done. After 45 minutes and giving a bunch of people directions I took a side-trip to the bank to take care of some stuff and then headed to work.

Work. No comment. :)

Walked back to the ranch and stopped off to find 'dinner-stuffs' to feed meself and meroomie. Had an interesting convo with the Meanma regarding bright blue eyes from San Diego (staring at me?) and plans for tomorrow night regarding שבע ברכות out in the Shomron with the cousins, for the cousins.

Waiting for Shosh to get back now then it'll be dinner-time. We DO have to pay va'ad bayit tonight - so, "hihohiho to the freaky neighbor's apartment we go..."

Maybe we'll even play boggle or some other fun game.

Oh yeah, I'm up to the second season. HAHAHA!! What an amusing way to utilize my spare time. The question is - what do I do when I catch up with the present...

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Girdles, Corsets and Underpants...

Tanya came by this morning and picked up her box. She says she knows my Becca from 'down-under.' Which was nice, cause she said that Becca is a nice sweet girl from what she knows of her and I agree wholeheartedly!!

Made my third trip of the week to the post-office. Well, I suppose it is only Tuesday.

I'm officially in my summer-mode. Short skirts and Naot every day. Heck yeah! Doesn't get muc better when it comes to clothes and comfort. Especially in the scorching temps like we have here.

They put railings in at the front of the building by the little stair. Guess that proves how many old people live in the building. (Now I know where our va'ad bayit money is going. Hmmm, guess we should pay that...)

Some idiot brought a kitten into the building and all the way up to our floor - now it's sitting outside in the hallway and meowing pitiously.

I love ice-cream! (Especially chocolate covered in white chocolate.) YUM!

Alright - gotta go squash the newest squomito before it bites...

Monday, June 05, 2006

Heat Wave From Alabama...

I have officially put 'stazh' for massage on hold until I find the inner strength to 'just do it' and get it over with. I'm not sure how long that is going to take - it all depends on me. As usual.

Nightmarish trip to the post-office. Aside from the half-hour wait - she messed up and charged too much and then had to refund it in cash all the while yelling at me about how we are the only company who doesn't pre-stamp all of our envelopes and things to be mailed.

Left work early. To get to the wedding.

Ah yes, the wedding.

Well, truth be told it was quite a nice affair - though it couldn't decide what flavor it wanted to be. Mixed or Separate? Sfardi or Ashkenaz? BT or Yeshivish? Party/Mosh pit or Heimish? It was pretty confusing.

Of course, I had my parents on my case the whole time telling me to choose one of the Chasson's friends. They're all 'good boys' after all. Yeah, of course - the one that I choose get turned down flat. Harumph.

BUT BUT BUT...

Well, at least we feasted on eye-candy and had a view to last - well, at least for a few months.

Got a nice b'racha from the Kallah. Well, she IS my cousin (and MY quad) after all. :)

Back on the ranch and I mmust take out my contacts. My eyeballs are telling me that the time is loooong past. Tomorrow is expected to be as normal as possible. Tanya might come by to get her box in the morning, work in the afternoon, back to the ranch for the night.

By the way - it was total 'hashgacha' that I forgot Boggle in the office last night. Thanks to my short-term memory (or lack thereof...) I had some way to amuse myself when the wedding hit major down-time slumps.

Hey, at least I kept myself entertained.

Kinda looking forward to the morning. Praying that I actually sleep tonight.

I'm so tired.

Must peel my eyes.

G'nite.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

"My Life is a Cubicle..."

I wrote a whole long beautiful post about today.

It was quintessential poety - for a blog post anyway.

But, somebody used my computer and blogged from it while I was in the middle of posting (when I got called away to do something else.) When I went to 'Publish' my art to its site an error message appeared and all of my work was lost.

Go figure...

At least I thought I looked cute today.

This seems to be becoming a habit.

Strange indeed.

Wedding tomorrow.

Whoopee?

Anybody wanna come and rescue me from the monotony? I'd love to go for pizza and coffee...

Saturday, June 03, 2006

For the Record:

1. When I wear pink - it is ALWAYS my idea. (I DO like pink!!!)
2. I like sparkly but I don't like those earrings in particular.
3. I DO talk. A lot. :)
4. I do 'blonde' quite well - no comment.

P.S. Thanks for the compliments - though I didn't seem to accept them easily, they were appreciated.

Lick Your Nose...

Chag was nice. Lots of good chalavi food. Stayed up ALL night (I even shteiged - a bit.)
I tagged-along (as usual with) Freddie and went to the Woof's house in Aviv. Tried to have a decent five minute convo with her but were ambushed on the way (though we tried to avoid the meeting.) Ten minutes of almost non-stop chatter (proud of me sis?) and I had basically made up my mind.
(Let me just say - sometimes I do stupid things and sometimes I do REALLY stupid things. This has been one of those REALLY stupid things. I can't believe how much time and effort I wasted on it - why didn't somebody just whack me with a 2x4 and tell me to shut-up?!?! Though - I must admit, it has proven to me once again that just wanting something (even if you want it really really badly) won't make your fairy-tale or your dreams come true. Regardless - I have decided to move on. No reason to hang around places I'm not wanted - I've learned that lesson plenty of times in the past. I suppose I could be a 'Witch' and say - "well, I'm not the one losing out" but that seems smug and conceited somehow. (Even if it is true ;) Right?)
Walked to Aviv to Sheinfeld to Aviv and back Home again. Didn't sleep a wink (well, except for those 10 minutes - but they didn't really count.) Made it to the 'early' minyan at 5:00 and the rest of Chag was quiet. The Lutskys came for lunch - well, those of them that actually leave the house anyway (namely the parents and two youngest kids.)
Shabbos was nice enough. Friday night was quiet. Walked to Aviv and saw the Woof. Lunch was fun, the Yaffas ate over. The rest of the day was spent where I spent most of my free time - in the hammock. Beat Little Brother in Rummikub - TWICE - HAHAHAHA!!!! Then there was the water 'fight'?
Have I mentioned recently how much I love the hammock?
Back to 'life' in a few hours and I am stressing... This week's agenda boasts lots of fun stuff, namely; more stazh, massage class, Raquel's wedding just to name a few.
'Goody' is about the only word that comes to mind.
Harumph to technology. Harumph to life in general. and HARUMPH to stupid people. I am SOOOOOO sick of it all.
And so - to cope - I think I shall escape the only way I know how...
Good-night.
:)

Thursday, June 01, 2006

So, Lemonade?

At the point where reality and fiction meet there is a line. Sometimes it is blurred and you are not sure what is what, where is where, who is who or why. On the other hand, sometimes (though less often) the line is clearly marked and visible.

It is erev chag and erev shabbos. There is a ton of prep underway. In the kitchen - well, you know what goes on in our kitchen (and if you don't you OBVIOUSLY either don't know my family or you don't spend enough time at my house.) In the spiritual sense we are preparing ourselves to recieve the Torah and on the mental/emotional level, I guess we're doing what we do best - as people - just trying to live our lives. Hopefully to the best of our abilities and then some.

It is never enough to just 'go the disance' - you should always strive to go a little further.

See things through to the end and give things your 'all' - because you should take pride in what you make, create and set your hand to.

At least, that is how I feel.

Keep striving everybody.

Chag Sameach and Shabbat Shalom.