To do to do to do

1 Jun

Sorry I’ve been MIA! Last week I got sick, then it was a holiday (Shavuot, the holiday that celebrates the Torah), and all the while, my computer was gone. The pseudo-deities at the Apple store have returned it to me in good shape, which is why I can now type. Woohoo.

Aside from a few events and appointments, I’ve been lounging around for the past week. But I recalled: I have so much to do. For example, all those books on my reading list! After shirking it for the convenience of manuscripts I picked up at the New Yorker in the fall, I made a dent. But then I realized, if I did this the right way, the list will unfold eternally.

I usually try to get through books as quickly as possible—I’m anxious to start the next one—but my goal this summer is to become a painfully slow reader. I should revel in the beauty of sentences, dissect images, unravel plot mechanisms, and analyzes technical components in the hopes that some skill might rub off on me. A tiny bit. I also need to get my license, learn web design, and brush up on my languages. Jobs aside, I have tons to do. So here’s to using this summer to grow in many ways—and burgeoning knowledge of the West Wing doesn’t count.

Anyway. My 92-year-old grandfather stayed over for shavuot, which was lovely. Then today, I went to watch the parade since my brother was singing on a float. Then I joined some pals for a sunny picnic in Central Park. We chilled and played whiffle ball, briefly. Then I bought a book.

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One Response to “To do to do to do”

  1. Shane June 1, 2009 at 6:38 pm #

    I like that you mentioned West Wing in the article immediately after the one about the Press Secretary being hilarious. It’s like Obama’s administration is modeling itself after the Bartlett administration. 🙂

    Also, I have every West Wing episode ever made. Come visit me sometime.

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