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Sweet Rose Ramblings (AKA The Call-Waiting Blog)

A place for my unformed thoughts. Help me sort them out!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Football Chick

Fascinating article from the Forward about an Orthodox girl who plays football on Shabbos, but does all she can to stick to the letter of the law. I didn't even know there was a women's football league, but this chick is way cool in my book. Hat-tip: P-Life.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Way Cool 2

A spin-off from yesterday, another "game" from the main site where the kaleidoscope came from - this is a flower site.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Way Cool

Courtesy of my co-worker, here is a way cool website that demonstrates how a kaleidoscope works. Have fun!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Great Line

My co-workers and I were reminiscing at lunch today. Someone mentioned He-Man. My co-worker said that his father refused to buy or endorse anything that had to do with He-Man. His reasoning was brilliant. He said - "There is only one Master of the Universe." Love it.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Science and Humanities Collide

Interesting article about the integration of sciences with humanities, a step that I think is the wave of future education (maybe). It reminds me a little bit of the interdisciplinary curriculum I took in college, though even more integrated than what I was exposed to. But I think this innovative way of research and thought is very cool.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


It's been quite a while, but these lyrics are just spot-on, for so many reasons. My Netflix subscription has netted me a new addiction - the show Weeds (lucky for me, I've watched almost all the episodes already). This is the theme song:

Little Boxes

Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of tickytacky
Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes all the same
There's a green one and a pink one and a blue one and a yellow one
And they're all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.

And the people in the houses all went to the university
Where they were put in boxes and they came out all the same,
And there's doctors and lawyers, and business executives
And they're all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.

And they all play on the golf course and drink their martinis dry,
And they all have pretty children and the children go to school
And the children go to summer camp and then to the university
Where they are put in boxes and they come out all the same.

And the boys go into business and marry and raise a family
In boxes made of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.
There's a pink one and a green one and a blue one and a yellow one
And they're all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.

And the video:

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sparkly Purple

In a continuation of the kindness shown by my co-workers, one of my co-workers came in today with a special present for me to celebrate my graduation - purple beaded salt and peppers shakers that he made himself! They are absolutely beautiful and will have a special place on my dining room table :)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Lots of Cake

I have just had my fourth cake celebrating my graduation, none of them expected. My internship got me one, the families I went to for Shabbos made cakes in my honor, and my co-workers got me a cake, along with an extremely generous gift certificate to Macy's. I'm just blown away by everyone's encouragement, it makes me feel really good.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Nerd Alert

Since I no longer have school to take up my time, I signed up for Netflix. It took me a little while to figure out the whole system, but soon I was clicking titles into my queue left and right. But then I looked at my list, and I didn't like the order. Clicking and dragging to change the order annoyed me. So I imported the whole list into Excel and quickly cut and pasted my movies into order, numbered them over, sorted by original number and had that queue updated in no time. Yeah, I know, nerd. Maybe I should consider becoming an IT guy. Oh wait...

Anyway, now that I'm signed up for Netflix, I'm open to movie suggestions. My taste borders on artsy, independent, thoughtful movies with very little blood and guts. Let me know if there is anything I should make sure to see.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bittersweet Ending

I had my last day of my internship today. I will really miss it there. I was really happy because I feel like I left on a really good note and that I've done a good job there. But it was hard to leave because I will miss it and it's hard to leave students who I feel like still need a lot of help. One of the other counselors told me that one of my students told him that she really likes working with me and that she will miss me. It felt good to hear that. I guess this is the end of a chapter, of hopefully a full book to come.

Monday, May 12, 2008

More Irony

Throughout my life, every guy to whom I mention that I am going to get my hair cut immediately has a startled look on his face, as if I am discussing cutting off a finger rather than a bit of my overabundance of hair. There is always an almost visceral reaction to the thought of there being slightly less hair on my head. Ok, I get it, guys like long hair.

The irony, though, is that, when I actually do get my hair cut, they never even notice.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Eventful Tuesday

Yesterday was my second-to-last week at my internship. Next week, we have an orientation to do, so the schedule will be a little weird, so the guidance department decided to celebrate my graduation and completion of my internship yesterday. The bought me a cake and a card and sang to me! It was completely and totally unexpected and so incredibly kind of them. I even teared up a little bit.

I was also really pleased and proud of myself when the Director of Guidance took me aside and told me she would love to have me on staff there. They won't have a position this coming year, but the following year they will - and she wrote down her home and cell phone numbers for me, along with her email address and made me promise to keep in touch so that she could try to bring me on board the next year. She even told me that out of the three interns she had this past year, I was the only one she wanted to hire; that she had seen how good I am with the students and she really wanted me to be part of the team. It really made me feel good to get such feedback.

After my internship, it was time for an International Blogger Meet-Up. Sarah is in town all the way from Down Under, so we trekked into Manhattan together, begged random shopowners for quarters to pay for parking, walked around, and chilled out in Central Park. We then met with Ezzie, Irina, Diana, and SaraK for a lovely blogger dinner where very little blogging was actually mentioned.

It was a fun, great, full day.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Haveil Havalim #164

Ok, I'm WAY behind the times, but I just discovered that I was included in the Haveil Havalim for this past week! Check it out for more really interesting posts.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Celebrity Spotting

I think I had my first celebrity sighting today. I was waiting for my subway to arrive after school and I watched Seth Gilliam (from The Wire fame), or someone who looked an awful lot like him, jump into the subway car across the platform. I almost followed him in to confirm my suspicions, but I decided to be cool and not go gaga over a TV star. But it was still way cool :)

Sunday, May 04, 2008


Just when I'm about ready to delete my Facebook account forever, they come up with something that gets me hooked in once again. Right now, it's their Flair application where users make all kinds of cute and funny buttons that you can display on your page. After resisting the application for a while, I finally gave in and was instantly hooked. I was just scanning through the different buttons, and saw two next to each other that just made me laugh (and I don't think the placement was intentional).

The first said "When words fail, music speaks." The next one said, "MmmBop." Yep, I'll call that music that speaks.