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I'm a Recovering Drama Queen. I got tired of the same old lines.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Complete Overhaul

I'm noticing a pattern every ten years. A pattern I hope to break in 2020.

1980 - The "rents" separated and we moved to the house on 109th. Lots of adjustments and turmoil that year...but we did move into what would become the only place where I've ever felt like I was "home"
1990 - I was in college. At the beginning of the year I ditched the alcoholic boyfriend, changed majors... and moved (and lived completely by myself for the first time).
2000 - I moved to a new apartment, my Grandma Ann passed away, I hated my job so much that I quit without having another job...and I found my current job and love it here. I started what has now become a ten year tradition with Papa Sam (Phone calls every Friday night to wish each other "Good Shabbos")
2010 - *@!!*#!!!!! - Everything has just felt "off" this whole year. I'm not moving this year, but I am giving my idea of "home" a complete overhaul.

Friday, July 23, 2010


I feel a lot of emotion when I listen to music. I think that's true for most people and if not music, then there are other forms of art that can do the same. Found a great song off of the SYTYCD show. I find a lot of what ends up being my favorite music when watching SYTYCD. Something about seeing expression through dance that touches me even more. Sometimes it brings out tears but mostly those tears are about just feeling life in its deepest, purest form. I'm amazed by bodies and what they can do and I'm amazed by the depths of the human emotions we are capable of. I'm amazed by being able to dive into mine without being swallowed up by them...something that I haven't always been able to do.
One in particular is a new favorite. I only heard this song for 30 seconds...that's all it took to grab me (it was one of the contestant's solo music),it was so moving...especially because of the contemporary style dancing. It's called "To Build a Home" and it's by The Cinematic Orchestra. The lyrics in the second verse and the imagery it creates is exquisite, remarkable, oh my gosh genius! For a change I am able to feel the sadness for him (the person the song is referring to) instead of incorprating my life into the song...which is probably why I can listen to it so often.
So look it up and listen (If you have time to read my blog, you have time to look up music!) :-)
It has a sad ending, but the story will hopefully leave you feeling positive...as it strangely does for me. At the very least, it will leave you feeling grateful.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Cat-ouflage - Squash matches
my room!

Kept Peanut's Self Potrait
on my bedroom door

Changed my bedroom up a bit a few months ago. I've been meaning to post the pictures. Finally hung a couple of pictures on the wall above the bench and de-cluttered most of the room. I liked the comforter set because of the colors, but mostly because the style was called "Connected".

Friday, July 9, 2010

Percy Love

Giving Percy a pet when she came in (notice the reflection on the right)

Percy Love has been removed from Peanut's "list" recently. She now likes him (even when he barfs all over the floor). Not sure how this change came about, but not questioning it. Percy is no longer a "dumb cat". Last night when we came home she decided to show Percy some lovin. Right as I was taking two of the photos he leaned over to kiss/sniff her face. Captured it as best as I could with my regular camera. I'm so glad she's finally being sweet with our fluff monster that is Percy Love.