How else have I made myself busy this week? Let me count the ways: Passover and wedding planning and school work, but also we celebrated my grandfather's 100th birthday!
In the words of my cousin Bernard:
Today we celebrate my grandfather's 100th birthday (Popo)... He lived through the great depression, both world wars, the Golden Age of the 50's, the social upheaval of the 60's, the freewheelin 70's, the conservative 80's and not once, in any decade, did he ever get a meal in a resaurant he did not want to send back. Happy Birthday Gramps!Also, I pet a horse.
I helped The-Guy-Who-Knows-A-Song-About-A-Chicken pull up the carpet in the hallway. Usually by "helping" I mean that I watch and take pictures and hand him the occasional tool. But this time I actually pulled out some carpet tacks too.
By the way, don't try this first picture at home, at least without shoes and safety goggles.
Is it bad that I like the bare boards so much? You'd think I was raised in a barn! But you'd be wrong. I was raised in rural Arkansas*...which is, like...a world of difference. I mean, I'm sure there's SOME difference...
And The-Guy-Who-Knows-A-Song-About-A-Chicken and I went on a day trip, which is one of my very favorite things to do with The-Guy.
Anyway I'm off to write more essays. Maybe I could just find a relavant blog post to turn in. Surely I've written something around here on individual versus collective oriented cultures...now what would I have tagged that?
*among other places