Monday, March 30, 2009
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Monday, March 9, 2009
I was tagged by The Fab Miss B.
Here are the rules: Instructions: Answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own. Then tag eight other un-tagged people. (I only know 4 others!)
What are you wearing now? Purple jacket and tights with a black A-line skirt and black mary janes.
Do you nap a lot? Rarely
Who was the last person you hugged? Erik
Which item from your closet are you wearing most lately? Very well-fitting new bra from Marks & Spencer. It makes everything look better.
What's for dinner? Leftover pasta
What was the last thing you bought? Vanilla ice cream cone
What are you listening to right now? The hum of the computer server behind me.
If you could have any super power, what would it be? Mind reading
What is your favorite weather, and why? Beautiful, sunny, summer day at the beach, my favorite place on earth.
What time do you usually get up? Before 7:00
What is your most challenging goal right now? The same one as always—trying to find happiness and peace in each day.
Say something to the person who tagged you: The Fab Miss B is uber talented and a wonderful friend. Thanks for being in my life.
Favorite Flower? Iris
Favorite vacation spot? I can’t choose just one. I love something about every place I travel.
Name the things you cannot live without: Coffee
What movies can you watch over and over? Leaving Las Vegas, Darjeeling Limited
What is your favorite tea flavor? Lemon Ginger
What color is your umbrella? Purple
Sunday, March 1, 2009
I realize all of you have probably seen the movie, but the international showings are behind the US, so we just saw it this weekend. It was wonderful. All the horrible parts such as the mountains of trash, sprawling shack neighborhoods, and child beggars were very representative of what we saw in India. Before our trip, I read the fiction book A Fine Balance by the Indian writer Rohinton Mistry. It was recommended by our tour company. The book describes many of the other horrors depicted in Slumdog such as the Hindu/Muslim conflicts, ghetto mafia rule, and the general unfairness of life in India. Based on my limited knowledge, this movie did not exaggerate the difficulty of life in the country.
My trip to India changed something fundamental inside of me, and Slumdog Millionaire was a reminder of that change. I am working to make the change one of benefit to myself and this world.