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Sore

Today was an eventful day. I got the H1N1 vaccine. Seeing I volunteer at a hospital, I was able to get priority before it’s offered to the public.

The needle injection was fine, it didn’t hurt too bad. And my arm has been fine all day… but now it is so sore! I can barely move it- I had to use my one hand to put on my socks.

Sheesh.

My friend J also got it done today. She’s a social worker at the Children’s Hospital, so she also had priority. But for some reason her arm isn’t bothering her as much as mine is. Boo! So I’m guessing it’s just me and my sensitivity.

And what’s worse is that the pain has been said to last for up to a week. Oh boy!

Well enough about getting inocculated.

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After my H1N1 escapade, I decided to commemorate Holocaust awareness week by going to the Montreal Holocaust Centre. It is an amazing exhibition about the history of WWII in Europe and what happened to the Jews during that time.

It’s hard to believe how such atrocities happened during those times, and how many people were aware of what was going on, but remained silent, and didn’t act.. you know how it goes, “ignorance is bliss”. It took more than 4 and a half years for the rest of the world to wake up and realize what Hitler’s intentions were for the Jews (and other “lower races”) of Europe.

It saddens me to know that people were capable of doing such monstrous things without second guessing.. It saddens me to know that people ARE capable of doing such things. What happened to morality? What happened to ethics? I suppose that a super-dictator can really manipulate people into becoming monsters. But what bothers me is, why didn’t people take a step back and question what was going on? and what’s worse, once they SAW and KNEW what was going on, why did it take so long for something to be done? What is their reasoning for not acting to stop genocide and mass murder? Where did humanity and morality go when thousands of beautiful children, women, and men were being gassed and burned EACH AND EVERY SINGLE DAY??

Didn’t anyone just take a minute to stop and think and say why have we let this happen? Why did we let this come to be this way? How can we stop it so it doesn’t get worse?

Of course people were scared. Scared for their life and their families.

But, honestly, did they not for one instance stop and think of the millions of innocent people who were terrified, tortured, humiliated, undignified, enslaved, starved, beaten, murdered, gassed, and burned?

Of course they might have. Maybe they thought of it. I certainly HOPE they at least THOUGHT of what was going on.

Maybe they realized what was going on, and DECIDED to keep quiet.

Who knows.

Shame on those who let this happen, and shame on those who stood by when action was needed.

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To the heroes who fought against all odds, I think of you.

To the millions who were killed by the Nazis and their supporters, I think of you.

To the 6 million innocent Jews who perished, I think of you.

To my family who lie in mass graves, I will always think of you.

~ sjjt.

Picture source: Anne Frank 890

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sniffles

Today I’m stuck in bed with a mean cold. It just won’t go away!!!
Luckily it’s a grey and gloomy day outside- the best type of day to be stuck inside all snuggly.

I’ve been meaning to look into holistic ways to cure coughs, sore throats, and congestions. Does anyone have any good recipes or remedies? I tried ginger in my tea, it helped a bit, but not so much. Maybe I need to put more?

~sjjt

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life’s (old) happy list- revamped

Here is another thing i tumbled upon- a list of things that make me happy, and what makes me who I am. Again, not much has changed, but I added a few things here and there. So here it is, the life’s (old) happy list… revamped!! 🙂

smile- the world is a beautiful place.

family. friends. eran. music. kissing in the rain. guitar. piano. south africa. culture. spirituality. art. leonard cohen poems. ayn rand & chaim potok books. curiosity. my girls. my boys. dawson. systemic anatomy. environmental and bioethics. >80%. blueberry iced tea. my hazamir girls. westmount crew. camp massad. love. life. no regrets. individuality. passion. complexity. creativity. explore. travel. brazil. australia. israel. europe. sushi. red bull. limos. painting. abstract. charcoal. springtime. tulips. daffodils. daisies. poetry. pictures. nature. chai lattes. pjs. snuggling. red, orange, and yellow. listening to the rain fall. spas. twilight. jemima, elseby, torq and gregory. sudoku. hot cocoa. tea. my roof. picnics in the park. tams. bubble tea. bubble baths. cats. tommy, sally, mitzy, and tooky. the 90s. hugs. kisses. lip balm and lip gloss addict. chilling. smelling good. hot showers. spontaneity. afro-caribbean aerobics. lollipops. kung fu. sex in the city marathons. road trips. gin, diet 7up and lime. vodka melon. naps with the girls (and the boy). jello shots. “never have i ever…”. red wine. surprises. countryside. spooning. up north. frozen yogurt with strawberries and mochi. dancing to sean paul. snow. fireworks. warm socks. tomatoes, avocado, nectarines. hot underwear. ferries. bon fires. getting lost. text messages. sunday mornings. breakfast. mornings at the greasy spoon. hippy. vinyl records. fireplaces. laughter. beauty. summer dresses. vintage. stories. orange curtains. brick red walls. meditating. bowling. barbecues. memories…

People I’d like to meet are people who are kind, curious, passionate, genuine, and sincere.

Here are some of my favorite quotes and lyrics:

“learn to love”

“don’t mistake kindness for weakness..”

“one can never anticipate passion.. it just.. happens.”

“A bird who takes flight usually goes back to its nest to feed. Whether it’s like or love- take in the air and the scenary, ca te feras du bien.. Someone who loves YOU for YOU- someone rough and beautiful will allow the unseen emotion to come out. And when that happens, you’ll love too… Good luck and strength. The strong can love too.” -KA

“…honesty is a hard attribute to find-when we all want to seem like, we’ve got it all figured out…” -lifehouse

“life is one big road with lots of signs, so when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.”- Bob Marley

” Is love alive?”

please feel free to post your life’s happy list! i’d love to read them.


hearts and kisses,

~Sjjt

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life’s (old) hate list

I stumbled upon an old thing I wrote a couple of years ago.

I don’t think much has changed, so I thought i would share.

Here we go:

summer 2006
” so after watching a depressing movie i thought i would vent a bit. enjoy.
life’s hate list:
pessimists, cold feet, ignorance, grudges, revenge, jealousy, luke warm, deadlines, exams, alarm clocks, hatred, B.O, hang overs, cilantro, dill, computer cults, bad kisses, cold showers, breakups, deaths, money, ignorance, fake icing or anything too sweet, intimidation, fakeness, monotone, media, complainers who refuse to do anything for themselves, fashion magazines, unreliable people, pollution, waste, road kill, expectations, needles, junk mail, selfishness(in a conceited way), coffee, corruption, broken guitar strings, hilary duff (sorry laura), wisdom teeth, physics, busy lines, rudeness, extremism, food in teeth, chapped lips, governments. cramps. money taking over culture. paper cuts. bee stings. 79%. headaches. hypocrits. public pools. bad hair days. reruns. infomercials. commercials. spicy food. people with no passion/curiosity/or their own ideas. people who use others. emotional pain. physical pain. blisters and splinters. working hard and getting no results. studying. headaches. homework. musicians that dont write their own music.

dont get me wrong , theres a whole bunch of things that i love and cherish in life…. but i’ll save that (longer) list for the next blog entry. ^o^ ”

what’s on your life’s hate list?

~sjjt

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bad day.

today and yesterday were bad days.
i started off with a great big smile, cheery and optimistic.
but then i got a good dose of the real world, and what reality has to offer. 

nothing went right.
people were mean.
didn’t feel happy.
everything felt like it kept going on and on, with no end.
and just when i thought things would turn around, the exact opposite happens.

i felt like god was screwing around with me these past few days, while he looked down and had a good laugh. 

sigh.

well, what can i say.
tomorrow’s another day.

i’m going to go listen to my favorite sufjan stevens  video and give E a call..

cheers.
sjjt

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