Learning To Love You More




Assignment #35
Ask your family to describe what you do.

Randa Haurani
Detroit, Michigan USA



I never see her in the morning. That's not because I wake up early, it's because she does. When I do see her, she's always on the computer...click, click, click. I don't know what she does on there. Looking at smut? Buying stuff? Meeting guys? Who knows? I'm sure she's buying stuff. And then, at 9:00, it's the Apprentice. So even if she's in the middle of buying something, she just stops to watch. She even follows stupid commercials, singing them. Apprentice time is sacred time for her. Becker was sacred for her- I don't know what happened. Maybe because she finally realized that a show about a guy chain-smoking and bitching wasn't her perfect idea of a man. Then, I hear snoring when she's really tired. I look at her. She's dead asleep, but somehow her fingers manage to keep typing on the keyboard. "Randa, go to bed!!!" I don't see her again for the next 12 hours, and I have no idea in the world what she does during the day. She could be selling donuts on the street or cruising around all day in her new car, writing poetry somewhere downtown or just dreaming of the next Apprentice episode.
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Randa gives herself to whatever she's doing and gets lost in whatever she's doing- anything she thinks is important. She organizes a nonprofit organization and she also volunteers in other nonprofit organizations, and gives too much of herself to other people. I don't know what she does every second of the day. I'm sure she makes copies at work. I'm sure she sends a fax or two, makes phone calls. But she's too busy to see her nieces. Everything comes back to me though, so...
(This followed by a 30 minutes conversation from the sis-in-law about what she does in a day)
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She works way too much for the money she gets paid.
(This followed by: "I'm tired- leave me alone. I want to go to bed Rand, so just tell me what the hell you're doing. I could tell you more, but I'm not going to give you a dissertation on you. I'm going to bed now. Oh, man! I knew it was for learningtoloveyoumore.com!")