Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Istanbul, Here we Come!

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Tommorow we go for a long weekend visit to Istanbul!
We'll sample the flavors, odors and sights of this cosmopolitan city and come back refreshed and ready to tackle the new month of July with renewed energy and Zest.
After G. got her Work visa at last (5 months to the day after beginning of this Sisyphean process), her Hebrew lessons begin now as well, so things are definitely picking up.
The time is right to hop on a plane and see new things, walk more than sit, and have new experiences in a land other than mine :)
Neither of us ever been to Turkey (other than passing through their international airport on the way to or from somewhere else), and it certainly seems like a colorful and interesting country with lots to see.
As oil prices continue to soar, and alternative fuels and motors are still not widely available, it seems to me that air ticket prices will continue to go up even to a point at which flights will become rich people affair. That would be a sad day indeed for travel lovers everywhere.
There are of course advantages to the world becoming less global in the way that exploitation of the environment might lessen considerably. But in my little world, it won't be a good thing for air ticket prices to go up..
So we hope, and wait, and see.
Have a Good weekend!,
I know I will! :)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Ice Cream

I drove by an ice cream parlor a few days ago and it started a craving for ice cream.
Yet, I don't look to satiate this craving, just nurture it along and indulge in it :)
My craving outdoes my stomach capacity so I rather just crave for now.
What do people want most? happyness (I think)
How do you attain happyness? by doing things that make you happy
How are you able to do those things? many ways. mostly though, with money.
So, again, what is it that people want the most...?

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Neighbors Fight

This morning, I was awakened by a crackle noise followed by a female yelling at someone.
When I went to investigate, I saw from my window (2nd storie) that someone from one of the apartment buildings next to mine decided to burn dead wood and dry thorns in a big bonfire that sent a billowing cloud of smoke above.
Naturally, it arose some attention, and the guy's neighbor from the building next door came and started shouting at him telling him he cannot and should not do that.
He held his own and said that it's none of her business and that she shouldn't stick her nose in. She threatened to call the police to which he responded by saying she can do whatever she wants. She went back into her apartment and I assume she made her call.
I know I should have gone down and made my complaint as well.. but I didnt. I have a few reasons and a few excuses too, but The thing is, I didn't.
I thought about it, but didn't. Wanted to, but didn't.