Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Brief and Sober Litany

I would like to state for the record the following:

1) Socialism, especially as described by Marx, is silly.

2) Bastardized versions of socialism, intermixed with inefficient amounts of capitalism and completely confounded at every corner by beaurocracy, makes the life of a student an absolute living hell.

3) My hands are too small to properly play the guitar. Seriously, I only have so much finger to go around, you know? At some point, there is no more. I mean, it's not an insurmountable obstacle or anything. But have you ever looked at Jimi Hendrix's hands? I swear they must be twice as long as mine. I'm just saying.

4) Moving apartments in the humidity of Tel Aviv without the benefit of a car - twice, mind you, in one summer - is a level of hell almost, but not quite, matched by the situation delineated in number 2.

On the bright side, I have an awesome job for next year, and I may get to America for a bit after all. Now if I could only get to sleep....

p.s. happy 100th post to me! Do these things actually matter to anyone? I don't know, but I thought it ought to be acknowledged. And now it has been.

11 Comments:

Blogger Nemo said...

Reminds me of my first day climbing stairs with my suitcases in Yeshiva in Bnei Brak. Sweltering hell.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Miri said...

yes. it. is.

6:05 AM  
Blogger Lubab No More said...

> My hands are too small to properly play the guitar.

I think it's time to invest in a ukulele. ;)

9:46 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

You can always buy a 3/4 size guitar - it will ease things for your fingers. Also, do not underestimate the ability of your fingers to stretch - ask any bass player...

Just remember - Django Reinhard could play with only two fingers

10:32 AM  
Blogger Miri said...

I think the ukelele might be the right idea for me....
my friend actually told me she has a guitar with a smaller neck....if I ever invest in my own instrument I'll have to look into that. The one I'm sing now is borrowed.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Miri said...

post-post script; apparently the neck on the guitar I've been using is freakishly long. It isn't actually all my fault! I feel vindicated.

4:34 PM  
OpenID frumpunk said...

Happy 100th. What guitar were you using?

12:34 PM  
Anonymous wannabeshadchanit said...

congrats on the 100th post. like they say in hallmark

roses are red
voilets are blue
you've reached 100!
congratulations to you

actually, i just made that up. maybe i should market it. if i ever do mass produce that card, i'll be sure to mention that it was...in thanks....to YOU!

6:08 PM  
Blogger Miri said...

FP-
I don't really know.It's not mine,I've been babysitting it for a friend while she was out of the country.

WS- Do I get royalties for that?

10:30 AM  
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