Thursday, September 22, 2011
( 9:15 PM ) teahouse
It Takes a Real Man to Admit It
The Husband is really into Justin Timberlake.
Last night he was watching videos of him performing on Youtube, and laughing. He especially likes this one.
I said to him, "Wow, I think you have a man crush on Justin Timberlake!"
He paused, shrugged, and then said, "Well, I do think he is REALLY talented."#
Monday, September 19, 2011
( 10:06 PM ) teahouse
A colleague from Africa came to visit us today. As a present, he gave me a piece of currency from Zimbabwe.
This bill is worth about $1. Pretty sad, huh?
Sunday, September 11, 2011
( 11:33 PM ) teahouse
Ten Years Later
Well, today is the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
It is also my birthday - ten years after that fateful day.
On that day, I was in my 20s, living with two roommates in Murray Hill. It was a horrible day.
Today, ten years later, I'm in my 30s, living with my Husband on the Upper West Side.
And with time and maturity, I realize how lucky I am, and was, that day.
My one roommate who worked in One World Trade Center was in the building when the first plane hit. She managed to walk down over 60 floors, exit the building and get away before it collapsed.
Nobody else close to me was hurt or killed. But I remember being so angry at the terrorists, for doing this to us, for killing all of those people. Heck, I was even angry that they had ruined my birthday!
Today I am happy and thankful for what we did as a city, and as a nation, in the aftermath of those attacks.
And I am happy to give my friends and loved ones at least one reason to be happy (and a reason to party) on a day like September 11.#
Sunday, September 04, 2011
( 10:29 AM ) teahouse
So yeah, last week's vacation did NOT go as planned.
The Husband and I were in Vermont!
Yes, that Vermont. The state that was hardest hit by Hurricane Irene.
That was unexpected. Who would ever have thought that a hurricane would devastate landlocked Vermont, of all places?
We were safe, but our plans to stay at a charming bed and breakfast in southern Vermont were canceled, when the one road to town was cut off, rendering it completely inaccessible.
We had to stay with friends in Burlington for 3 extra days, and then it took us 6 hours to navigate the small roads through southern Vermont to get home.
At least we are safe and sound.
Now I have to go and use this long Labor Day weekend to recover from the stress of last week's vacation.#