Tuesday, January 10, 2006

now he's a yankee!


now he's a yankee!
Originally uploaded by ravaj.
interesting test of loyalties when one of the best players from your most hated team joins the team you love. perhaps, since he looks so different having lost the captain caveman hair, one could pretend he was really someone else?

is it such a big deal? in the larger scheme of things - not really. and in the larger scheme of things - absolutely! the true fan understands :-)

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

it aint what you do, it's the way that you do it?

gosh but learning how the real world works and accepting what you have to do to survive is an enervating experience. every job has special people to whom special attention must be paid, and despite my pretensions of socialism i am not special enough to avoid such tasks. it would be nice to be able to afford integrity, but like brecht said - erst muss man essen, dann kommt die morale (hoping i spelled that correctly). first, you gotta eat! unless you are on the south beach diet of course :-) am a bit looser about the interpretation of the diet, but seem to have lost a bit and kept my sugars down. will find out more next week after check-up. meanwhile, everyone at work today said - my you do look *pause* well. or - wow you look *pause* healthy. i love that pause - the gosh-you're-not-such-a-fat-blob-anymore pause. go south beach!

the medical miracle of the week, however, is the first cure for hiccups that i have ever tried that actually worked. it is my great pleasure to share it with you now: d told me to hold my breath and swallow three times while i was holding my breath. not as easy as it sounded, but when i did it, away the hiccups went! and then today, a student was hiccupping in my class, and when she tried the cure it worked for her also. i am thrilled and delighted.

miami piglet


miami piglet
Originally uploaded by ravaj.
happy new gregorian calendar year! or, as i never cease to remind people, a nice jewish boy born on december 25th - what would be happening to him 8 days later? certainly a reason for a toast.

speaking of toasting, d & i went on holiday together, and we are still speaking to each other :-) my first trip to miami beach. here piglet enjoys the brief respite from the freezing grey port woebegone weather.