the hazel project

ah the joyful mundane

March 1st, 2010

Today my girlfriend and I went to Staples so she could buy a shredder. I was there to schlep the unit to the car and up to her apartment.

She picked a good one. 10 pages at a time, cross cut all at a mere 70 db. It works for 6 minutes straight then shuts off for an hour to re-calibrate or rest.

I stuck around to work on a computer project I’m doing with my friend Memphis, and the day culminated with a movie downloaded onto apple tv. a very cool little unit that at first I failed to see the point; but its one of those things you have to use it a few times before you decide that it really is a great idea. So we downloaded “Funny Face” because I was interested in seeing the interpretive dance to beatnik jazz scene.

Today was Purim (see the story of Esther) and last night we met up with some friends at a nearby synagogue where the requirement for the celebration was to wear pajamas.
So there I was in my Atari pajama pants and a kipah, listening to the book of Esther being sung in Hebrew… really fast. Overall it was a very joyful time even though I understood very little of it.

All in all it was a really wonderful day made up of very simple little gestures.

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