Sunday, April 23, 2006

It's All About Me

I've been tagged for the A-Z meme, and since it's far more exciting than writing my paper, here it is:

Accent: A slight Long Island accent mixed with a slight New York accent.

Booze: Nope.

Chore I hate: Dishes.

Dogs/Cats: Yuck. Animals belong outside.

Essential Electronics: Computer, cell phone, iPod.

Favorite Perfume/Cologne: Clinique's Happy.

Gold and Silver: Silver mostly.

Hometown: Five Towns.

Insomnia: I'm asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.

Job Title: Pretentious Ivy League student, slave to a daily newspaper.

Kids: Eventually, I hope.

Living Arrangements: Dorm.

Most Admired Trait: Level-headedness.

Number of Sexual Partners: Ummm ... zero.

Overnight Hospital Stays: None.

Phobias: Failure.

Quote: "To imagine a heaven and then not to dream of it but to demand it."

Religion: Jewish.

Siblings: Yes, I have them.

Time I usually wake up: Probably later than you do.

Unusual Talent: Copy editing skills.

Vegtable I Refuse to Eat: Brussel sprouts.

Worst Habit: Judgemental.

X-Rays: When I broke my arm, at age 12, the day after my bat mitzvah.

Yummy Foods I make: Taco salad.

Zodiac Sign: Virgo.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Mazal Tov, Minus the Cliches

I have postponed writing this post for two reasons: 1, umm time and 2, because I'm not exactly sure how to write this. This is a mazal tov post to a friend who is really, really, really special to me. And I could write a whole post about how friends are so important and how she's so awesome and how I love her and am so, so, so happy for her, insert your own cliche here, yada, yada, yada.

But that wouldn't really do her any justice. And I spend a good part of my life telling my staffers that they should avoid cliches in print, so...

This place is reserved for a certain special someone whom I love dearly who got engaged last week. I think she knows how I feel about her and I think she knows how much I love her and that is all. Mazal tov.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Coming Soon to a Blog Near You...

...Big huge mazal tov post for someone very special. Watch this spot.

Right now I have to shower before the sibs to ensure I get hot water, but you know who you are and mazal tov (for like the 550th time)!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Kosher Bacon

Orthomom has a post on this article about a rabbi who gives kosher certification to Dunkin' Donuts stores which serve bacon. Strange, right? Fine, but that's someone else's argument for some other time. At the end of the article is a quote from the rabbi: "I know a lot of people with beards who go into my stores.” Ahh, good old stereotyping. I know a lot of people with beards who eat bacon. Does that make it kosher?

The Times Explains Pesach? Riiiiiight

Orthodox Judaism is sorta hard to understand and even harder to explain, which is perhaps the kindest conclusion I can draw from this article. Printing kosher for Pesach recipes in the Times seems like a really good idea. Trying to explain what makes something kosher for Pesach in 2 pages--really bad idea. I'm frum and the article confused me!

(But on the second page, there's a picture of Brach's: shout-out to my neighborhood!)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

How to Lose a Girl in Two Dates or Boys Are Stupid, Throw Rocks at Them

Ok, I probably shouldn't be writing this or posting it and I generally don't post on this topic for very good reasons, but I have been assured that this will be very funny one day in the future so I'm saving it here for posterity.

I present to you....

Eli7's top things boys should not talk about on dates 1-3 (adjust accordingly):

  • Freud (just take a minute and remember what Freud talks exclusively about)
  • girls they've dated before
  • the fact that they spent high school chasing girls
  • the fact that college students spend a lot of time doing, well, stuff you shouldn't mention on a date
  • that fact that you don't understand how said college students don't have affairs when they grow up
  • what they're looking for in a spouse (in specific detail)
  • why the past girls they've dated are not what they're looking for in a spouse
  • what marriage is all about in the fluffy, glazed-eye way
  • taharat ha'mishpacha
And if you think I'm making this up, I assure you I am not.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Change Is Inevitable--Except From Vending Machines

I almost had a heart attack when I went to the NY Times Web site and it looked, well, different. The jury's still out on whether or not I like it but it's y'know changed. I kinda miss the old one.