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My New Man


Aka: Einstein

I adore Einstein. And so, I redecorated my living room wall. It’s my “happy place”. I drink tea there, watch “Chopped” there, (study there) and really, just stare off at the pretty colours and lament that Einstein is dead.

He was a good one.

I’ve decided that after I graduate (later this year, or perhaps as early as 2014) I’m interested in transferring over to a B.A. in Sociology. I entertained the notion of a B.A. in Criminal Justice, and I think I’d make an excellent parole officer, but my heart is in sociology. Plus, I’d like to travel extensively. We’ll see how that works out.

I’ve decided to learn Swahili. Why? Because I’ve been overwhelmed lately. When I’m overwhelmed, I don’t like to taper down. Rather, I jack it up. I study something new or hone my skills in a new craft, talent, or ambition (such as gourmet cooking, a musical instrument, or new medium in art) and I can’t think of anything that I want to do more right now than learn Swahili.

Ok. I can think of about nine other things. But Swahili is pretty high on the list. Besides, I have dreams of going to Africa one day and volunteering some time in an orphanage or two. I can choose to be lazy and let somebody interpret our communications, or actually learn Swahili. I choose the latter.

There are a few “eligible bachelors” who are doing very well for themselves who have let me know that they’re interested in me. But I would have to completely put my dreams and ambitions on the back burner, yet again, to foster my energies on somebody else and darn it- I’m just not going to do that.

Sorry, gentlemen. I am OFF the market.

I’m going to learn Swahili and travel and make a CD of my songs and do all sorts of things that I’ve never done before. Now I’m off to study for an exam in metamorphic rocks and make Swedish meatballs just for me.

Air kisses dahling

4 responses

  1. claude

    I LOVE Swedish Meatballs!!! I’m just sayin’. :))

    April 15, 2013 at 8:29 am

    • Well, these weren’t actually “Swedish” – I like to make things up as I go along, like they do on “Chopped”. Including ground beef, they had: corn, diced zucchini and onions, curry, Thai red chili paste, sour cream, a hint of real butter, onion soup mix, sea salt, Italian bread sticks- ground to a pulp (for bread crumbs) and a few other herbs. Need I say how delicious they were? (No.) :0)

      April 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm

  2. claude

    Hah! You cook like I do, Hon. I learned from Mom and Dad – both of whom were excellent chefs. They’d start with some recipe they got out out of a book or from somewhere…and then the gloves came off! “Ooo! What’s THIS herb taste like?” “I wonder if THIS will work here?” “Let’s try a pinch of THIS!” “It’ll taste GREAT with some of THAT in there!” 🙂

    I have a motto in my kitchen: “Revenge is a dish that is best served…With a dollop of sour cream and caramelized onions!” :-p

    April 19, 2013 at 8:29 am

    • Hey, that’s the best way to cook! It was actually much more interesting when I was a stoner (many years ago). You know, peas with ketchup…chopped onions and french fries all mixed up… yeah, C. You know just what I’m talking about!

      April 20, 2013 at 4:14 pm


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