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Happy Birthday, World!

L'shana tova, y'all! It's 5767, a brand new year, and I'll get to start a new school on Monday.

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meggins
Sep. 23rd, 2006 01:03 am (UTC)
See, Jewish New Year comes at a time that makes sense to me. All those years of going back to school in the fall makes September seem like the beginning of a cycle, even now, years after school.

L'shana tova to you and yours.
frenchpony
Sep. 23rd, 2006 02:02 am (UTC)
The annual near-coincidence of my birthday, the start of school, and Rosh Hashana has always left me feeling that January first is a massive disappointment. September is a much better time for beginnings.
perelleth
Sep. 23rd, 2006 08:25 am (UTC)
I totally agree with you. I to adhere to the NEw Year, although the 5767 makes me dizzy! ;-) Have a good year, FP! I take it that the counselling went in 10 minutes precisely?
frenchpony
Sep. 23rd, 2006 11:54 am (UTC)
Surprisingly, I did manage to get myself registered in ten minutes. The trick is to know ahead of time what you want to take. You only take three courses per quarter anyway, and after you've done required ones, there usually aren't a whole lot of blanks to fill.
fafojoy
Sep. 23rd, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
L'Shanah Tova! If I had a Shofar, I would blow it in honor of the day.
frenchpony
Sep. 23rd, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
Maybe I'll find a rabbi to teach me to blow the shofar sometime in the next few years. It's becoming less uncommon for women to learn to do it.
saadiira
Sep. 23rd, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
THAT sounds like an awesomely cool idea, especially with your love of music.

Happy New Year, Pony. I hope it will be full of more wonderful, fantastic, bright, shiny happy things.

I am going down probably Monday to try to locate someone to talk to about getting another degree (accounting, maybe accounting and finance)at the college where I took a few extra credits for my original degree, and see what I have to do. I'd probably start over the winter session.

They do make September a really good time for new beginnings, don't they?

-Dira-
frenchpony
Sep. 23rd, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)
Are you a serial degree collector, too?

Currently the New Year is rainy. It encourages people to take naps and make roasted vegetable soups. I consider this to be an entirely promising beginning.
saadiira
Sep. 24th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)
Naps are good. Naps are very, very good. So is a really nice vegetable soup, for that matter.

I WANT to be a serial degree collector, but actually, no. I'm having trouble in my 'chosen' (read this the field I fell into, and loathe, but it makes better money than most things I could be doing) field, after 20 or so years of on and off experience, because they don't want to pay real salaries to anyone who's degree is not SPECIFICALLY in that field. Soooo..by getting a degree SPECIFICALLY in that field, I feel that I could do the following:

A)Go for more advanced positions. I've pretty much topped out as-is.
B)Make as much from the degree alone as my current experience is getting, and possibly more immediately, and far more within three to five years.
C)Have about a year to two year window of opportunity again in which my resume with all its foibles and short terms takes a back seat to being a shiny new grad with a degree specifically in the field, allowing me to potentially work for far better companies to begin with, and in far more stable positions.

So, basically, a new beginning at higher pay, with far broader financial opportunities, but still doing something I rather loathe. lol. Hopefully, however, I could actually RETIRE from it in about 20 years, and maybe THEN persue the things I really AM interested in full time, and do more with more money PART time in the meantime.

-Dira-
rhobike
Sep. 24th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
Lotsa people that aren't rabbis know how. Want me to find one to teach you? Or you can just ask around at Hillel. It would certainly be ethnomusical.
frenchpony
Sep. 24th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
It would be. Maybe over J-term, if there is such a thing here. That'd be a fun project. Do you happen to know how long it might take to learn?
rhobike
Sep. 25th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
There's no J-term. Have you ever played a brass instrument? Then it would be easy. Either way, it shouldn't take too long to get at least some sound. Did you know that it's traditional to blow the shofar every weekday during the month of Elul? I usually skip the second day of services, but I went yesterday so I could hear the shofar because they don't blow on shabbat. A student named Sonia did it, and she sounded great. After the blasts I had the same feeling as after 20 people sang in my living room: it's really weird that after the sound dies away, there's no obvious perceptible remaining effect. I feel like everything should still be vibrating or the air should be sparkling or every object should have more sharply defined edges or something.
frenchpony
Sep. 25th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
I've never played brass, but I certainly wouldn't let that stop me. If no J-term, then either Spring quarter or summer would probably be best. Just so I have a little time to adjust to the quarter system.

I'll bet the other people in my building would be just thrilled to tears if I blew a shofar every weekday during Elul. . . all the more reason to do it, of course.
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