Friday, June 26, 2009

Booking thru Thursday - unique sorting

Browsing through my blog, I found a link to this post about the "Sorted Book Project." Go read it. I’ll wait.
The idea is to take a few books and physically sort them in such a way that the titles make some kind of sense … something that I’ve never quite gotten around to doing and photographing, but which fascinates me.
What title/combinations can you come up with? (Bonus points if you actually assemble the books and photograph them, like in the original post.)
This was just too much fun not to try. Though I get my books from the library I do have a stack of books waiting to come home with me (patience, Baila). So I did two stacks of sorted books. The first is titled professions:

In case you can't read the titles they're: The Poet, The Cellist of Sarajevo, The Piano Tuner, and The Sportswriter.

My second stack could not be more appropriate for a day that saw the deaths of both Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson.

This picture unfortunately didn't come out as clearly so here are the titles of the books:
Die Trying
Everything Changes
Gone, Baby, Gone
Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral
Long Way Down
How to Talk to a Widower
Plan B

If you'd like to participate in Booking thru Thursday, post your sorted books on your blog and leave a comment on the BTT Web site.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

And ye shall count…seven weeks…

Yes, I know Shavuot is over and no, it’s not exactly seven weeks but the final countdown has begun (not to mention the shoppingTimes Square spree). On July 26th Maor and I fly to New York  and on August 5th we head home to Israel. For good. As usually happens in life, things haven’t turned out exactly like we thought. I haven’t graduated yet since I bit off more than I could chew last semester and I still have my final project to complete. I’m a little more than halfway done and it’s not a problem to finish up online. I’m actually trying to work on it through the summer while I still have access to the library but I am highly unmotivated. I’m also trying to finish up a tutorial that I’m working on from my internship.

The biggest news is that Arthur will be staying in San Jose for another year while Maor and I return to Zufim. It is purely work related – he doesn’t have a job in Israel and he does in the U.S. We’ve been advised that the matzav being what it is, if you have a job, it’s a good idea to hold onto it. So for now we’ll return to our roots and have a long distance relationship, though this time the distance is a little bit further.

Maor will be graduating from elementary school, South Peninsula Hebrew Day School, on June 17th so if you’re in the area, feel free to come and witness this miraculous joyous event. I have to admit that I will be happy to not pay Jewish day school tuition anymore.

I’m hoping this won’t be my final post from California. I’m trying not to get overwhelmed by all there is to do (do I really have to sort and pack AGAIN?!) and to actually get started on doing some of it. So for now, signing off.