Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Now, here's something completely philosophical and deep...

I have a total of three belts, two of which are military style buckled gray belts by Quicksilver:

And one that's a bit more dressy, a suede one that has a light brown shade. Couldn't find a photo of that one because I have no idea where I got it (probably off the street a decade ago in New York?).

Here's what I want as a belt:
Yeah. That.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Scanner

Burak brought home his ex printer, which doesn't print (or fax because, well I have no idea) anymore and I wanted to use it as a scanner. I haven't had the chance to connect it yet, but if I did, I would have scanned this picture of our family that Tunca drew:

Four stick figures, all with eyelashes, right hair colors (no hair for Burak), phalanges (look it up, it's one of my favorite Bones' scenes) standing next to each other. Everyone is labeled: mom, dad, brother and ACNUT (he spells his name backwards for some reason). Plus floating around are the following:
An orange goldfish labeled "ketchup" (passed away summer of 08).
A freckled goldfish labeled "dalmatian" (passed away winter of 07)
A yellow cat labeled "bead/boncuk" (the kitten we found under our car in August 2007 that had two broken hind legs and took to the vet to get platinum pins etc).

All part of our family.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Well. Some of you may know that I love being a part of Arda's school's PTA. I get to work with some really nice people, spend time with my son, and drive. A lot.

Here's how much: usually, a tank of gas gets me thru a whole month. I walk a lot. And love cabs. Since I became the president of the PTA (yeah, had to put that one in, too :), I've been filling up once a week. Because I drive 52 miles, round trip. That's like 85 kilometers for those of us on the metric system. And there are committees and meetings and all kinds of actually cool stuff going on, which makes me drive to and back from school, like, three times a week.

Arda takes the school bus every day. He can handle it. So should I.

Speaking of which, I really need to change the scale in the bathroom. The one we have works just fine, but only displays lbs, so I have to try and calculate how much I weigh every single time. And my brain hurts from the exertion.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


My post about my distractions included a reference (and the video clip) to Muse's Knights of Cydonia.

I am listening to Muscle Museum, finally, after writing down a few sentences of the lyrics on the radio today (because it would just kill İstanbul's K Rock 94.5 to bring back the "name of the song/performer" gizmo back online for car radios, right?). And I love it.

Since YouTube is still banned in Turkey, I can't give a link to the clip, but do look it up and listen to it.. It is heaven.