Sunday, March 9, 2008

Bob Geldof with George W. Bush in Africa

This is just unbelievable. Bush can utter a coherent sentence sometimes! I am shocked.

Spaz does not find this the least bit funny however. I know she's right, but I couldn't help giving you reason to giggle.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Letter to the Friend Who Could Have Been

I may not have seen you- really seen you and not the social facade - in years, but I know this will not go unappreciated. I know that even if you don't necessarily want to see or hear anything at this moment, on some level your consciousness craves every remaining gesture of love and human kindness left on this earth. God is not kind or loving today. I cannot know how difficult this must be, but I know that it cannot be anything less than the most difficult moment of your existence.

I pray you will find some comfort in these words, as simple and common as they may be. May you always remember the happy moments, not wallow in the what ifs that will surely haunt you. May you celebrate his life, the life you shared and cherish, not mourn his death. As terrible and untimely as it is. May you stand together in familial solidarity, not dissipate in blame and grief.

I wish you strength, though I do not doubt your courage. I wish you patience, though I do not doubt your steadfast will. I wish you closure, though I know this may not be in your immediate future. But I know your core and I know you will overcome this. I do not know you today, but I know your foundations. I know what made you. I know You.

I believe in who you must have become to be the beacon of strength I watched today. I do not pretend to still be a friend. I know a shared past does not guarantee a shared present or future. Today we are merely acquaintances. But we shared a childhood. We share memories of Nutella sandwiches. We share memories of Sister Act and dancing to Michael Jackson's "Black and White". It was my first time listening to him. I remember how grown up you seemed as you sang deftly along and sashayed to his infectious beat. So adult with your entire day older than my own seven years. They say a day older in age is a year older in maturity. Well, you certainly seemed seventeen, not seven, then. I saw it then.

I saw who you would become. I saw wisdom and intelligence beyond your years. I saw wit and speed I could only dream of possessing. I saw the grace and determination you continue to plow through the world with. I saw the tools you need to survive this. You have the tools to survive this. You will. Never doubt your ability to persevere, to heal, to prosper.

And know that even though time and distance have come between us and robbed us of the friendship that may have been, we share that childhood. I will always be your friend. And I will always be here if you need me.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Happy Thoughts

Don't you just love it that after a long, grueling and emotionally difficult day someone comes along and makes everything worthwhile?

I had one of those days.

This is a shout-out to Sunshine, who managed to make me the happiest I've been in forever from a million miles away. You never fail to make my heart soar.

I miss you!

Out of the Mouths of Babes

This is just too good not to share. The two-year-old daughter of family friends (family consisting of the parents and three boys aged 24, 23 and 17) walks out of her room in just her tights and a shirt. Her mother scolds her telling her not to walk around like that, and to go inside and put her skirt on.

The kid looks up at her mother with her humongous hazel eyes and very seriously sighs and says, "seebini ahawy bee-da-ny." [let me air my balls out].

Note the pronunciation of "bee-da-ny".


Sunday, March 2, 2008

February One-Liners

Nes's reaction after I explained that my boss was out all week with Epstein-Barr virus, which involves fever, fatigue, inability to concentrate, etc...

Nesticleez: lol, I thought that was called Sunday morning


Male lead in 27 Dresses: Marriage is entry into the last legal form of slavery.

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