Modeh Ani

1 April 2012

So, I borrowed a siddur from the shul I’ve been attending to look over it more in-depth. Starting from the very beginning I found this “[…]  should wake up […] with a lionlike resolve to serve his creator.” 

RAWR!  gotta love that ArtScroll commentary.



11 July 2011

i need a couch. delivered. stat.

in other news: i am PANTS!LESS. car-free’s the way to be.

<3 stl

6 May 2011

sightings today:
hijabi waiting at the metro station
hijabi outside a restaurant in the loop
two latter day saint missionaries next to me at an intersection
hijabi in a minivan texting at a red light.

according to a friend, it’s raining hijabis. and according to me, that’s even better than it raining men. is it wrong to be a little disappointed the missionaries didn’t try to convert me? though i had my headphones in and didn’t look at them but to check the name badge on their pockets…

everything is fine, nothing is ruined.

24 March 2011

So, it’s been a while since I posted anything. I am in a much better place now than I was before spring break. It seems I might have some hope after all. Classes are tough still and I procrastinate way too much, but I’m keeping my grades good enough.

Churches, temples and the one mosque have been… varied to say the least. From welcoming and liturgically nice to liturgically horrible and downright uncomfortable and a mix in between as well. A few places have ended up on my “Never again!” list while I’ve been to some more than once or twice as well. I know a few people were routing for a church hopping blog, I really don’t see that happening for a number of reasons. One being I’m not sure I have the time and energy, another reason is that many of my thoughts on these things are rather private and so highly subjective to my own rather unfair criticisms that I don’t think it would do much good. Finally, it’s just rude to randomly show up somewhere and then write possibly mean things about them on the internet. Even if I think their behavior towards me was less than ideal.

Though I might try some details/names/dates changed HIPAA-esque modified stories if something comes up that is too good to pass on. Though I must say, I’m not all that good at changing things. I like my stories true.

Oh, as a side note, I was asked if I was Muslim today.

oh holy something or other, i passed.

17 March 2011

alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to thee oh god.

srsly. I had a test on Wednesday that I was pretty sure I failed. Like making deals with God about getting a 50% on it. Okay, I don’t think I promised anything directly, unless it was a promise to study much harder next time. And I did better than a 50. I’m not quite sure how at this time, other than divine mercy and possibly intervention. Which means I might possibly believe in divine intervention. Though I can’t say for sure right now.

so sleepy.


4 March 2011

I am all packed up, for the most part. Of course I still have to add the computer. Hopefully picking up the car won’t take too much time after class and all I’ll have to do is put everything in it and DRIVE. Springfield, here I come! So excited to see both Temple Israel & St. Thomas. I miss them so much.

I need this spring break like whoa. Classes are starting to really get to me. Thankfully the weather is starting to nicen up and I took my bike to the shop so they can do a general tune up on her. Then, maybe, I’ll begin to feel like I really live here.

Like most posts, I’m not really sure this makes any sense. I will see some of you soon!

it’s not really late night yet, is it?

14 February 2011

So, I have two tests next week and I’m trying to figure out the muscarinic receptors in the peripheral nervous system and it’s all crazy-like. And then there’s the adronergic receptors as well AND the Central nervous system. Somehow I don’t think L-Dopa is going to carry me through. Especially since I only remember a little about it. Anyway, what am I doing instead of studying? I’m glad you asked. I found this repository of videos that an OTC instructor put up of religious leaders talking to her religion class. So, I’m watching Fr. Moses Berry, who’s pretty damn cool, if I do say so myself. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to watch Rabbi Sherwin’s videos on Judaism and Dr. Waafa Kaff’s on Islam too.

But I’m going to leave you with a quote from Fr. Moses Berry and get back to studying.

“If you can imagine a virgin birth, you can definitely imagine a weeping icon. If you can imagine Jesus being nailed to the cross and resurrecting after he died, then a weeping icon is not such a leap.”

yeah, youtube.

13 February 2011

So, I think I want to write a bit about the services I went to this weekend, but I don’t really want to right now. Instead, I think I’ll leave you with this adorable chipmunk in slo-mo.


11 February 2011

Let me give you a rundown of some shit I’ve done this week.
There will be some gratuitous caps lock.

Last Friday: HAIRS CUT OFF
all weekend through tuesday: Palpitations, weird dreams, headaches and thoughts of stroke/heart attack
Tuesday: med math test: PASSED (which, incidentally means 100% heck YES)
Wednesday: FIRST NURSING TEST EVAR! Health Assessment test, just checked grade, and I totally A-ed it!
Thursday: FIRST LAB CHECK-OFFS! PASSED (phlebotomy, IV & catheters.)

Things to do this weekend:
STUDY. OMG TESTS next week. Pharmacology is on Tuesday followed by Intro to Nursing on Wednesday. I’m pretty sure there are some more math tests in there. The Patho test is the following Monday.

I know I have a lot of studying to do, but I hope to get a few services in as well. I’m enjoying my time at one of the reform temples around here and I’m hoping to go to an african-american pentecostal church Sunday morning. I had hoped to go to the Episcopal church last Wednesday and I totally had time, but when I got home I forgot all about it and didn’t remember until an hour after it was over. Oops. Maybe next week. It would be nice way to relax after the test that afternoon.


5 February 2011


palpitations, I HAZ THEM 2!

it’s a party up in this house.