kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

04 November 2009

"may victory be yours"

Yesterday held such a happy moment. The nice maitenance man from my apartment complex came by and informed us that they have a shipment of new couches in. This may not mean much to a lot of you, but for those of you who have had the misfortune of being eaten by the furniture in my apartment {we really are sorry for any emotional trauma incurred from the experience} it is the happiest news to reach the plaza: s204 since, well, a long, long while. I may even reinstate the "Jai Ho" lap* for this momentous occasion. So, farewell Iago and Drisilda. You've served us well, eaten our phones {and us, for that matter}, emitted foul smells, and graced our apartment with your horrible dingy, brown fabric. Here's to a new future with new couches. I can't wait for them to arrive.

*Editor's note:
The "Jai Ho" lap was instated in Winter of 2009 by E, L, and A as a way to express happiness and exuberance for anything of good fortune that came upon the residents of the plaza: s204. It includes blasting "Jai Ho" from speakers with the door open, and running a victory lap around the courtyard complete with arms in the air.


Karen said...

Happy day indeed! I remember my experience with

Jai Ho worthy for sure!!!

There should be a couch warming party :P

Amber said...

AHHH! I can't believe you are finally getting new couches!!!! I need to come and see them sometime.

Jai Ho!

lotusgirl said...

a momentous day indeed!