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Monday, October 15, 2007
Why did I wait so long
to get "Off the Wall?"
It is soooo good for the soul, sooo bad for my driving....
but like MJ says -- we're the party ppl night and day, living crazy that's the only way. so tonight, gotta leave that 9 to 5 up on the shelf and just enjoy yourself, c'mon and groooove, and let the madness in the music get to you. life aint so bad at all...
see? you're singing along.
posted by Rachel | 7:55 PM | Link | (2) comments
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Arnetta
I miss my old postwoman, Arnetta. She was amazing. She would smile a wide one full of braces, gossip about who was what in the neighborhood, shimmy on her birthday, ask me personal questions, kvell over my news clips and, in general, made 2 PM a great time of day when I would look out for her. I remember when we first met, and she correctly corrected me for not exchanging pleasantries before asking about the mail. When she told me her name, I said, hmm.. how can I remember that -- cuz I don't know anyone named Arnetta. She said -- the same way I remember Rachel.
Now I've got a gruff one who doesn't talk, and it's just so unpleasant. I was driving past my old apt. today and saw a mail truck and tried to edge my car up, hoping it was Arnetta. But it was like the scene in the movie where the guy realizes he loves the girl and runs through NYC looking and thinking maybe he found her, but it's someone else with the same haircut. This was an Asian dude. Definitely not Arnetta.
posted by Rachel | 11:48 AM | Link | (2) comments
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
No More Ms. Nice Gal
I NEED FEEDBACK. It's one thing if I'm writing in my diary, but I know at least a few of you are reading this thing, which is starting to feel way too much like a monologue. Here -- here's some fodder for you: Have you seen "Once," the movie? http://www.foxsearchlight.com/once/
The tag line is really not correct I don't think. But the film is breathtaking. I cannot get over the lilt and lullaby of those songs, especially by Marketa. My friend, Ronni, who I saw the movie with, nailed it about the duets -- they're magic. On the topic of rising stars, the little girl that sang the Star Spangled Banner at the Braves game Sunday rocked the whole stadium. We have to find out who she is.
posted by Rachel | 8:41 PM | Link | (4) comments
Friday, September 21, 2007
Gmar Chatima Tova
Wishing you an easy fast and a meaningful holiday. May you all be sealed in the book of life.
posted by Rachel | 12:28 PM | Link | (0) comments
Monday, September 17, 2007
New Year's Resolutions...
Join a band. front that band.
Cook like Giada (my friend Nina swears she's the thing).
Maybe think about trying to do a jr. triathlon at some point in the future.
Keep fresh flowers around.
Try not to kill my plants.
Repent for forgetting to feed my parakeet when I was little and letting the poor thing shrivel up to feather and bones. I'm still really guilty about that.
Volunteer -- pick needy kids or lonely elderly. Since it didn't work out so well with the Girl Scouts, I'll probably go with the elderly.
Write letters. How I love to write letters. except noone can read my handwriting.
Drive like a responsible adult --i.e. get myself off the *$#**@! cell phone and stop rocking out like I've just escaped a Soviet prison and am hearing Michael Jackson for the first time.
Cut back on the lashan harah.
while we're on other languages, Et tu?
posted by Rachel | 7:44 PM | Link | (0) comments
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
don't you love this part?
when everybody sends blast e-mails to wish each other a Happy New Year? I do.
The organized Jews among us -- or maybe just the procrastinators-- get in their good wishes before Rosh Hashanah, filling cyberspace with peace and love and hopefulness. It's like the day before winter vacation in high school. And at mine-- a hotbed of oneupmanship -- everyone gifted each other with holiday trinkets, so we could skip home with a bushel of goodies to launch the holiday. Anyway, if you haven't already sent your e-mail love blast, you ought to. I'm usually late so I get in the G'mar Tov greeting before Yom Kippur. But as we ease in to the High Holidays, these greetings, I must say, really help get you into the spirit of communal prayer and feasting. So, consider this my e-mail blast to you all: Shana Tova u'metukah! Wishing everyone a year of joy, health, growth and fulfillment, Rachel
posted by Rachel | 6:46 AM | Link | (0) comments
Monday, September 10, 2007
best city for singles....
I can't believe it. Forbes ranked Atlanta #4 on its list of the best cities for singles. Maybe if you're gay, then it's gotta be a party... I dunno, I aint feeling the single love, so to speak. Then again, my world is confined to single Jewish straight men within a certain decade. Anyhoo, San Fran won, followed by NYC, L.A., A-town and Chicago.
posted by Rachel | 10:20 AM | Link | (1) comments
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