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.


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  
Anonymous Anonymous 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 YOU!

6:08 PM  
Blogger Miri said...

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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