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In Various Languages, Learn to Say – 1/3 Hebrew edition

Hello – Shalom

Goodbye – Shalom

Please – really this isn’t often used but it is Bevakasha which also means you’re welcome

Thank you – todah

Order a beer – Birah (beer), you would simply say it in a nice tone. Please is unneeded. Just “Birah.”

Insult – Funny thing about the Hebrew language, there really isn’t much in the way of cursing. It’s a holy language, so they borrow their curse words usually from either Arabic or from English, fuck and shit for example.

What is your favourite Hebrew adopted curseword?

Completed : 2018

Categories: Achievement, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

Apply to be on a reality show

While my graduate applications are not going well, at least the casting directors are not bored.  I was contacted via phone surprisingly in March just a bit after my last blog post.

While this sounded good, it was for a family in Georgia and my entire family is scattered.  Every person she asked about was in a different state.  She was interested in me being a hypnotherapist, she said she wanted to keep my information and I agreed because I am partnered and have kids but I have to live as a single person.  It’s horrible.

I’m sad I could not get free publicity for my practice.

Am I horrible that I am thinking this way?

Completed : 2018

Categories: Recklessness | Tags: , ,

Conquer Your Fear (of Flying)

I was originally not going to discuss this one as I had plans to conquer another fear, however since in not too long I am going to post a trip that maxed out my sanity and that could not have happened without me conquering this fear first, I’m going to post about it

I’m scared of everything and that includes flying. At least I am in good company as people who have pteromerhanophobia (fear of flying) is somewhere between 20 to 25% of the population depending on the source. That makes it one of the most common fears.

I am not sure where my fear exactly came from, if it was the fact my father flew a lot for work or the fact I am scared of heights, enclosed spaces, and people all of which are in the airplane. Of course the fact that I know about every modern plane crash or disappearance imaginable does not help. The fact that my great grandmother’s sister (my great grand aunt), Eugenie Heloise Van Waard, was killed in the Tenerife airport disaster, the deadliest crash in aviation history certainly does not help!

But I had to go on a plane to go to Texas. I was originally going to drive but my driver had to have surgery so could not drive.

I had no time to get through a fear of flying course, but I did find this class which I felt helped… at least until I was on the plane.

I bought tickets for my grandmother and I to go to Houston.

She, by the way, is not a good person to fly with as she will tell you there is a gremlin on the plane. I was not amused. I was on the other hand terrified because she kept . As she requires special assistance she is the first one on and last one off the plane. The airline crew thought it was so cute that I was terrified of flying and they offered to let me see the cockpit. This was post-9/11 so that was a big deal. I declined and I told them I didn’t want anything to shatter the illusion that I was really on a really fast bus with wings.

I think the trip would have gone better if not for her gremlins thing.

I did end up doing much better on my next flight which was to Israel. 🙂

Are you scared of flying? Did you conquer it? If so, how?

Completed (at least in part!) : 2006

PS: You can learn more about the Tenerife disaster by checking out Project Tenerife.

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Write Your Name Over a Star on the Walk of Fame

Let me say I was in LA to attend my HMI graduation last August, so I attempted to be smart and do as much of the LA-specific bucket list items as possible so La Brea is going to be coming up as well.

So it was on my last day in LA that I was trying to get get out of my airbnb early enough to go catch a movie at the Chinese Theater, but my host opted to try to find other things for me to do in LA because I do not think he liked the idea. This completely messed up my plans not that his suggestions weren’t great, but they were not my interests and were not on my bucket list. He talked so much (an hour) that by the time I got out of there there was no way to park in any of the parking lots near the theater. I was going to watch Blazing Saddles at the theater and then walk around up and down the walk of fame. But instead due to lack of parking, and it took me an hour to find a parking space anywhere, I parked several blocks away in one of the very few free parking spots. It was only for two hours. By the time I walked to the Walk of Fame, I had to practically turn around and walk back.

When I was there, I tried not to do anything bad like actually vandalize because there was more than enough vandalism that already took place there. There were not enough blank stars to do it to anyway! I did walk to see a few stars (Elvis and the Beatles) and then walked back home.

Who would you like to see on the walk of fame?

Completed : 2017

Categories: Miscellaneous, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

Hit your targets

If anyone knows anything about me, they know I have a slight groupon obsession.  I find a lot of the things I am doing on my bucket list because of the wonderfulness of groupon.

Since I knew what is on my bucketlist I of course look for them.  I kept searching for information about how to complete this goal but nothing safe would ever come up.  I could easily go to the range sure but I didn’t know the first thing about a gun!  So I had to wait to try to find a class.  My luck hit last month, and a course from Safe Zone Defenses came up for a basic pistol class.

It was a great class, unfortunately or fortunately I was the only student!  No one else showed but that meant I had personal attention.  The class covered a lot of material in a few hours, and we went out to the range which was very very loud.  I shot a little 22 caliber semi-auto.  At 15 feet, I had 100% hitting of the target (which means they were all killshots, 20% of them (or slightly more, hard to say since some went in the same holes) hit the very small bullseye.  I would be a little concerned.

It was interesting.  Still not sure I need a gun in my house though with my depression.

What about you?  Would you ever own or shoot something like that?

Completed : 2017

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Own an Original Work of Art

One of the “Things to Do” was to own an original work of art. While of course, I have things from my daughter in my closet and some things really could be framed and placed up on my walls (no offense small child, I haven’t gotten around to getting a frame that big), I figured maybe other art would meet the criteria.

First up was really a friend’s drawing of my dog Caelum, it was very nice and is hanging up on my wall in my office near the hypnochair. I’ve also been acquiring a lot of really great artwork through Simbi. I exchange hypnotherapy and I get usually pretty neat artwork in return. One of the things I wanted to get a long time ago was a really neat space art that was done by spray paint. I was able to get one of those on Simbi!

Check out some of the things I’ve been given by clients or things I have gotten through Simbi in exchange for work.

Which do you like the best?

Completed : 2016

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See a solar eclipse

So for those who may have missed the memo, the United States had an eclipse not that long ago who was a coast to coast eclipse. Now I knew of the eclipse years prior that it was going to happen and if you were paying any sort of attention to my bucket list you would have noticed the date was listed.

I had no idea it was going to be as far as it was nor did I know how near I was going to be to it. A few years ago I moved to Augusta which was going to get 99.5% but just past Aiken was supposed to get 100%. Not knowing exactly where in Aiken was going to get totality as the maps kept giving information that was not easy to put in the GPS, so I decided to go further to see if I could get something within the appropriate path. So I sized up a few options and went to SC State in Orangeburg which was participating in scientific research since they were in the path of totality.

I will say that the eclipse brought out some of the worst and scientifically ignorant people out there not to mention the rudest. Next time I am going to see if I can rent something in the path of totality because I will never deal with so many rude people again, and no they weren’t all southerners, no one around me was a southerner!

I will say that the eclipse was a beautiful experience so I would see it again, but not with so many rude people!

If you are from the US, where were you during the Great American Eclipse?

Completed : 2017

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Catch a Fish With Your Bare Hands

I am not sure if this really counts as catching a fish with bare hands, but when I had my beloved turtles we would put feeder goldfish in the pond.  However, these crazy turtles would never eat them or would let a few of them grow until they were decent sized.  The nets like one would usually use to catch small fish sometimes did not work as well as would hope but one could literally pick the fish up and move them.  It was like shooting fish in a barrel.  I’ve been to lakes and ponds where I could do that as well so I’m not so sure this is a difficult thing to do.

Apparently one of my friends wants to take me “noodling” which is basically sticking your hands in murky water trying to catch catfish which is something I can’t eat because it is not kosher.


Have you ever been noodling?

Completed : I can’t remember

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Apply to be on a reality show

Anyone who knows me knows I absolutely LOVED watching Queer Eye for the straight guy so imagine my surprise when a casting director contacted me as they were looking for a recently transitioned ftm who might need some help. I already had applied for a reality show so this was another one, a better one.

Unfortunately they were mostly looking for Atlanta area, but the casting director became incredibly excited because I have such a unique story given I am also a hypnotherapist who is about to open their own practice. How many times does that come up? I had a lot of fun doing the interview and since I already knew a little bit about the television industry and what people look for, I was able to give them the best information that I could to help make their life easier. I had a lot of fun doing the interview although getting everything together to make their life easier was a big pain in the butt. I didn’t get chosen because I was a little out of their driving range. I was so bummed. I had already envisioned all of the wonderful things I was going to learn and how wonderful they were going to make my house and how great it would be for the practice but it was not to be because of the distance.

Whatcha going to do?

Completed : 2017

Categories: Recklessness | Tags: , ,

Get Backstage and Get Off with a Rock God

One of the things to do was to “Get backstage and get off with a rock god” which they are probably referring to screaming girls trying to hook up with the equivalent of Elvis for a one-nighter or to become a groupie.  That is somewhat different than what happens if you are a backstager where you actually have relevant long lasting relationships with the talent.

There are two parts of this.  Part one, get backstage.  Part two, sleep with a rocker.

Quite frankly, I have always found it easy to get backstage, but then with both parents in the media and then my 20 year history in theater, it’s common to be backstage.  In fact, there are times I wonder if I have spent more time backstage than watching from the audience.  I don’t understand what the obsession is with going backstage in fact it can take away some of the magic when you realize how much work goes on to put on the show.

Then there is the second part, actually one of my boyfriends was in a rock band.  He was 18 years my senior and I was 16.  I met him when I was working for the Florida Renaissance Festival as a stage manager, he was part of my favourite act and since we were in close proximity all the time, we started to date.  He was a local and was also in a rock band as the singer.  We dated for 8 months so I am sure one can imagine what went on.

Have you ever been a groupie?  Who?  Or have you ever had a desire to go backstage and perhaps you can explain the fascination with it?

Completed : 1998

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