Monthly Archives: July 2012

Wait it out

So clearly I should’ve posted my blog address in my g-chat status much earlier.

Hi new readers!

I am sitting in Urgent Neurology Clinic without any urgent appointments this morning, and figured I could write a little bit.

For starters, I have seen some really good movies in the last couple of weeks. so let’s go:

The Dark Knight was everything I wanted it to be. I don’t want to spoil it for those who have not seen it. But it really resonates with the most basic fears we have as humans in a world of uncertainty and evil. not to mention, the choice we all have when faced with wallowing in despair and pain or moving forward.

Beasts of the Southern Wild is going to be all over the Oscars…I can feel it! Please go and see this! And bring some kleenex. It is a very poignant story of growing up and the love a father for his daughter and her faith that her father is invincible. (As a daughter with the best father on the planet, this resonates with me).

The Artist, I thoroughly enjoyed! Times change and we must be able to evolve. I think that about sums it up. I am impressed though with how much can be conveyed with no spoken dialogue.

And lastly, I tell you, That little boy in Moonrise Kingdom is precious. I love the whimsical Americana that Wes Anderson does so well.  I felt it was executed beautifully–without being contrived–which is an easy misstep for his films (ahem, Darjeeling Limited).

In other news, I am headed to NYC for a 24 hour whirlwind interview (the final one!). Wish me luck.


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a time to get away

Vacation comes for me at the start of October.

I have been racking my brain trying to come up with ideas that are financially feasible and also interesting/restful/new.

This has proven to be quite difficult.

I’d love to leave the country, but short of a miracle, that is not going to happen.

I’d like to go somewhere I’ve never been before. 

I would like to not pay for room & board or at least get a good deal on a decent place to lay my head.

Do I want to fly? not particularly, but I don’t want to drive forever and ever.

And i’ll be going alone, so a place where I don’t feel isolated would be nice.

I considered Seattle/Portland/Vancouver. except that I don’t know where to stay that will not be too costly.

I thought about Maine, since I have friends up there…..that is an idea, since it will be peak leaf changing time.

Charleston with stops along the way in Charlotte and DC also crossed my mind. I could drive that…..

and that city looks magical.

…..maybe that will be the one.

(photos courtesy of Olivia Rae James blog)





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love, or something like it

I am currently reading Anna Karenina. Tolstoy was right, this is definitely his first novel. It is lovely. It is timely. It is spot on for my life right now.

Since it’s my blog and I do what I want, and very few people read it anyway, I’ll be decidedly honest.

I have been single for almost 4 years. The duration of my time in a “big city” where the possibilities of meeting someone splendid were supposedly limitless.

During my time here, I experimented quite briefly with online dating. but I have a love of serendipity and Providence, so it seemed forced, staid, and like a job interview and I couldn’t continue on.
I have a had a couple of friends consider me, and try to set me up with people–the men though quite decent on paper were either not my type, or absolute flakes with no concept of politeness.
then there are the wolves in sheep’s clothing. (gotta love churches).
Just to add insult to injury there is/was a situation which I have gotten really good at getting myself into.
The “safe zone” either because my religion conveniently/supposedly makes me not a serious option for future relationship, or I send out vibes of being assexual, but cool…I have no idea… but for years, men have treated me ALMOST like they would date me, without ever dating me.
I cannot figure it out. I don’t know why.

And now as I read about Vronsky in Tolstoy’s novel, I am in awe of how this fictional character is doing to poor Kitty what men have done to me since I don’t know when.

What I’d like of course is the way Vronsky acts with Anna…except that I’d like to be single and not married to someone I didn’t love before this happens. 🙂
There is nothing really to do, but it does feel better to get this out in the open. I’m sure other women have had this situation.

I leave you with the quote that many a man is most likely oblivious to, granted, exchange “marriage” for “romantic interest” so as not to freak my Y-chromosomed colleagues.

“he did not know that his behavior towards kitty had a specific name, that it was the luring of a young lady without intention of marriage, and that this luring was one of the bad actions common among brilliant young men such as himself. “

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