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Apr. 11th, 2012 12:19 am Love yourself for who you are blah blah

I feel like this may annoy a whole lot of people but I'll take the risk.

I truly cannot stand the "Love yourself for who you are" message media has been sending out loud for the past 10 years or so. This message is nothing but settling. It's an excuse to procrastinate, to be mean to others, to high self-esteem coming out of nowhere (not to be confused with confidence), an excuse to stay put. It's not even my perfectionist self speaking, it's the self that can't stand that people who work hard get as much (and sometimes less) recognition than people who don't work (even though they can) and get everything they don't deserve just because "that's who they are". It's the self that hears people complaining to random strangers (not to be confused with venting to friends) about minor difficulties and how hard their life is when they can just try a little harder to get out of the slump. It's the self that can't stand the fact that in schools the winning team gets less attention than the losing team just because "they lost but we want to make sure they feel good about themselves".

If I had a say in it, I would say - love others for who they are, and never talk about them changing anything unless they ask. Love your friends, family, mentors for what they are and what they mean to you - today, at this very moment.

As far as yourself... Recognize your strengths and love yourself for them. Know your weaknesses and work on improving them, and never give up on that. But please do not settle with yourself, don't get comfortable, don't stay put.

This subject message is very convenient and that's why everyone in the US is buying into it, but if it takes over, the world will turn into a very scary place.

Just my 2 cents :)

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Sep. 11th, 2011 11:12 am Today ten years ago

Ten years and one day ago those numbers had an important meaning. They were a cry for help, and, in some way, a reassurance that the help will be there.
In a day, it all changed, and 911 acquired a whole new meaning...
Today, as I was sitting at a car shop watching the 9/11 memorial on CNN, with the speeches, interviews, and songs, I couldn't get my eyes off the very bottom of the screen, the thin line where the names kept changing.
Jessica Leigh Sachs, 23, Billerica, MA.
Francis J. Sadocha, 41, Hungtingtn, NY.
Brock Safronoff, 26, New York, NY...

Names, names. And so much behind them. The lives, thoughts, goals and stories. Some of them were happy. Some of them weren't. Some were putting on makeup that day hoping to get a step closer to breaking the heart of their office crush in the WTC office building. Some worked out, leaving the gym proud of their achievement. Some had breakfast on their way to work thinking how lucky they were to be working in the WTC. Some boarded the plane thinking how much they hated plane food. Some were in love. Others were breaking up. Some were looking forward to the weekend, some were saving money for retirement.

Behind each name, there is a story - an unfinished one. Behind each name, there is a circle of friends, families, people who remember them today - whose story continues, in a different way. My thoughts go out to those who survived and who lost their loved ones.

Today, so many of us remember where they were when they learned the horrifying news. There is a great Facebook group that Debbie created, or on Twitter at #911whereiwas.

That day, so many of us thought without saying it out loud: "What if it were me? What if I were there"? Sometimes, on any other regular day, the "what if today something happens where I would be?" thought might creep into one's mind, and stay there, somewhere in the back. The thought that wasn't there ten years and one day ago. The thought that some of us will be thinking every time we go to a crowded place, or board a plane.

Coming from Moscow, the target of many terror attacks, not as massive but also horrifying, I was just a few feet away from one, in December of 2003, committed by suicide bombers near the National hotel, right next to my university - I went by it right after it happened, when nobody yet knew what it was, and it was a horrific scene.

Back then, little did I know that 10 years later I will have the right to say "I'm proud to be an American".

And that is why, to all of us who get the "what if" thought - join me in thanking the soldiers, army, navy, firemen and police, veterans and their families - they are the reason we are here, they are the reason we are safe and they are fighting every day for these thoughts to go away, for good. Thank you!

So much today is said about life that goes on, and people (especially Americans) getting closer to each other as they prove that life continues no matter what. But for many, it is impossible to move on without leaving something - even a little something - behind. It is amazing to see how many lives were affected by the 911 events, even lives of those far from where it happened.

I lived on a different continent, far away, and yet I can't help but mention that my daughter is a living proof of the "Life goes on" message - the 911 events in a way brought her dad and myself together and she probably wouldn't have been born otherwise.

I felt like writing this post, because I felt it mattered. As we (myself included) go on with our day today, whether it's watching TV, visiting others, going to church, going out or anything else - remember those who died, pray for their families and those who survived, thank our heros, and do not - ever - let your pride, unity, and courage be broken.

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Jun. 4th, 2011 09:40 am

trying to figure out how to view friends entries from my phone. anybody knows? I use ljapp for Droid.

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May. 4th, 2011 12:51 am Цветы и подарки

Для тех, кто есть на фейсбуке - вот тут, если вы кликните Like до 8 мая 2011, то можете выиграть бесплатную подарочную корзину от Gift Baskets Overseas.


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Nov. 24th, 2010 01:32 pm Чувство долга

Почему-то толкнуло меня на то, чтоб написать пост.
Хотя писать особо не о чем - когда я начала вести этот жж, мне было что-то типа двадцать три года, я была молодая и счастливая, и веселая, а сейчас я немолодая, скучная и монотонная, и как будто застряла совсем в этом месте и состоянии.
Большинство из вас все же есть в фейсбуке и прочих вещах, так что в принципе, как у меня дела, никому не секрет. Я живу, а дочь моя, между прочим, ходит уже во второй класс, получает цветы от мальчиков и даже их целует немножко (к счастью, не в губы, тьфу-тьфу-тьфу). Уж не знаю, в кого она такая, точно не в маму.

Мне очень хочется иметь возможность не отвечать "все по-старому" на вопрос "как дела". Но, видимо, это вопрос взглядов на мир и жизнь. Которые у меня старые... Такие вот дела. :)

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Jul. 11th, 2010 11:38 pm

Грустно и обидно, что такие вещи происходят в Америке в двадцать первом веке :(


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Jun. 16th, 2010 10:55 pm сака

На работе сегодня случайно подслушала коллегу, который желал поговорить по телефону с мистером Форусака. Пишется - Forusaka.
"I've got a message For U, Saka..."

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Jun. 15th, 2010 06:13 pm

Мой рабочий бейджик упал сегодня в унитаз.
Чистый, к счастью. Унитаз в смысле... бейджик, собственно, тоже.
Я вот вылавливала его и думала - давно уже что-то нужное у меня в унитаз не падало.

Может, это к счастью? :)

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Jun. 14th, 2010 11:37 pm маркетинг

Вот хорошая такая концепция - на основании предыдущих покупок рекомендовать человеку, че купить дальше. Типа, люди, которые покупали то, что и вы, еще интересовались тем и сем. Или вот вы купили то-то, а оно замечательно сочетается с тем-то. Работает хорошо с книгами, с гаджетами там.
А я вот люблю покупать хрень всякую для кухни. Вот недавно купила набор из 10 термоустойчивых мисок. Разных таких, симпатичных, разного размера. Короче. 10 мисок - это дофига.
Получаю сегодня имейл от магазина. Что они мне рекомендуют на основании купленных мной 10 мисок? Набор из 8 точно таких же мисок.
То есть если я _уже_ купила миски, значит, мне нужны еще миски!! Причем в немного меньшем количестве (наверное, потом последует рекомендация набора из 6 мисок, 4, 2, 1, 3, и далее по алгоритму).
А если я куплю машину, мне рекомендуют еще машину.
Или там кольцо обручальное или открытку с надписью "единственному и неповторимому" - как из того анекдота. Дайте две.
Замечательная логика у товарищей моих коллег.
П.С. набор из 8 мисок не купила. Пока как-нибудь обойдусь теми 10, которые у меня есть.

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