Wednesday, October 28, 2009

M needs...

So, I posted a version of this on FB, but used Bing for that one. Here is the real google search.

1. to reveal her true identity to him but is concerned about the consequences – not only for herself but also her colleagues.

2. to be stopped now before anyone else is taken advantage of from her deceitful web of lies.

3. more than a Band-Aid to patch up the hole in her career(which would be pretty damn funny), but I'm whipped.

4. for her treatments and doctors visits.

5. A ROOMIE!!!

6. some costume ideas.

7. now.

8. to be sitting on my face. (sigh, the trials of having the same first name as a supermodel. I won't even tell you what I find on a google image search)

9. to come visit me at my. Cage, its a littel small, but it has a great view of timurs, computer chair.

10. my home

11. food badly.

12. to go to bed right now!!!

13. to tell him what really happened, but will he listen?

14. to accept that no one is self-sufficient all the time, and to be gentler with her "childish" emotional needs

15. some better role models than her Rio cousins Bettina and Bianca Haegler who are above high maintainance

I like number 14.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


This week, I received two pieces of news that made me incredibly sad.

On Monday I found out that a retired professor in the Chicana/o Studies department was killed in an auto accident on Friday. I did not have the opportunity to work with her professionally but I did meet her and liked her immensely. I remember her as sharp witted and very kind. It is shocking to hear news of someone who passes so quickly and unexpectedly. The outpouring of remembrance and shock being expressed via email through the department, college of humanities and professional organization we all belong to is sad and bittersweet at the same time.

This morning, my mom received an email. My cousin found out that she has a 1 cm tumor in her breast. Yes, its the big C. I am trying to think positive and remember that she has good medical coverage but I am frightened for her and her family - especially her daughters who are on the verge of becoming teenagers. We are all praying for the best and trying to honor her wishes to not talk about it but this is scary. Now on to treatment and the whole family rallying to help with meals and watching the girls as she embarks on medical treatment.

Both bring the frailty and mortality of humankind to the forefront of my consciousness. Life is so precious, we must make every effort to enjoy and appreciate each moment.