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10 April 2007

how is it that... soon as I've pretty much finished ONE huge thing (insert thesis here), the next round of big things comes up?

Oh yes, I forgot: such is life!

On a spiritual note, I did feel a bit more 'He-is-risen-indeed!' this Easter, with my own personal resurection of things that are new to come. Like it's a new start. I had my little moment of holy feel-good-ed-ness, in my own way. Granted, at this stage, my next career path is all unclear and blurry but...I am optimistic and really glad with how I have managed to proceed with things. Now if only I could attack my PILES of grading with some vim 'n vigor...I can't keep students waiting since they were awesome (most of them) about getting everything in on time, in the format requested by moi.

Here's hoping you had a nice Easter or Passover or whatever you are celebrating at the momement. The night before Easter, some friends came over and we dyed Easter eggs. Oh my goodness, I need to do more arts 'n crafts, it was so much fun! Followed by the next day of much cooking and waaaay too much eating, which makes me really think I need to focus on getting back in shape and not stuffing myself with egg salad and ham for the masses, I mean, leftovers. Sheesh.

AND...I do think a "Ten Commandments" party is in order soon. You see, the night of Easter egg dyeing, the 1956 film was playing, starring of course, Charlton Heston as Moses. So much gold lame', rippling abs (um, hello Yul Brynner...hottie!) and sweeping declarations. My favorite over-the-top lines were:

Ramses to Moses (a.k.a.: Yul Brynner to Charlton Heston): "...and what kingdom do you hail from?"
Moses to Ramses (in booming Charlton Heston voice): "I come...from the kingdom of...ON HIGH!"

Sock it to him Moses!

And another classic line, right at the apex of the famous, technologically-for-the-times-advanced parting of the Red Sea scene:

Random fleeing Israelite to Moses: "Moses! Stand upon the rock so the people will see you and you'll give them hope!"

Classic. classic.

I do believe that these scenes are best appreciated with a certain sense of humor at how very overly-dramatic they really are. And I maintain that Charleton Heston was the Keanu Reeves of his day: real eye candy, but dude...acting skillz? Hmmm...

I wonder why they were playing "The Ten Commandments" on regular network TV (ABC). Was it for Passover? By the way, I do a lot of reading on Jewish holiday traditions, since I don't know all the details (likely due to the fact that, well, I'm not Jewish), and they do fasinate me in their rituals. I want to know what all the "Kosher For Passover!" biz is that I'd seen at the grocery stores all week. Some side research on 'the online' has strongly suggested to me that if I had to clean my place to rid my dwelling of all chametz, well, there'd be a LOT of work to do. Oy to the vey.

That's all for now. Lastly, the Most Interesting thing from PA at the moment is the freaking COLD SNAP that yanked away our 70-degree temps of last week. SNOW on Easter. It's been in the 30s since. Good LARD!