Delusions of Grandeur
Little frum girl moves to Southern California and imagines she can have it all—life devoted to Torah, education, Ph.D., family (eventually), career, and then some ...
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
On Postponing the A Cappella Death Wishes
I may or may not have already messed up the counting sefira thing, and less than a full day in and I'm already hating a cappella music with a passion, but here's a public service announcement for anyone else who is ready to make Maccabeats voodoo dolls: There is a Warblers CD of Glee music that is all a cappella. I doubt it will last me until Lag Ba'Omer, but it's something, and I would find it hilarious if Orthodox Jews could drive a noticeable spike in the CD's sales during sefira.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Awkward Moments at the Keilim Mikvah
So, I went to the keilim mikvah today with lots of stuff to tovel pre-Pesach (coffee pot, pots, knives, cookie jar—yeah, that doesn't make as much sense—really cute shot glasses...). After spilling a good amount of mikvah water—gross!—on my shirt while trying to lift a pot out of the water, a guy waiting in line to tovel dishes said: "Now everyone will know you went to the mikvah." Awkward pause. "The keilim mikvah."
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Halacha Is Real Life and Other Adventures in Gchat
In response to my Gchat poll about whether there are foods that are both snacks and meals:
Friend: if u have enough of anything it is a meal
me: i know that's the halacha
but i don't think it's real life
Friend: oy - halachah is real life
Friend: ok, ice cream, or coffee
or a late night muffin?
me: ice creammmmm
we should do board game + ice cream night!
after the semester is over?
Friend: after the graduate school is over?