Monday, February 25, 2008
once when i was at someone's shabbos table an elderly gentleman started talking to me. i thought to myself "how nice this elderly man just wants to be friendly" not realizing that this "nice little old man" was really hitting on me. anyway, this senior asked me to guess his age and of course i refused. but he kept bugging me . finally i told him that he really didnt want me to guess his age. and then he insisted. well , finally i said that i thought he was seventy. well, as im sure you would guess he wanted me to guess again so i then guessed 69 and 72. this man looked older than my father!!! and wouldnt you know he tried to tell me he was really much younger than seventy, and that somehow he manages to date only women under 35. well just because he tells me hes younger than seventy doesnt mean he is. and the age he said he was , was way above my dating age range anyway. he was quite upset that i guessed such a high number, but i thought,what a fool? why ask a question you dont really want an honest answer to? i had told him that i didnt want to guess his age to begin with. it was irrelevant. furthermore, i think that one is probably better off lying and saying one is older because then people can tell you how young you look and how they would never guess your age!! because unless you truly look younger that your true age , everyone is going to know you are older anyway. or they are going to think you look really awful for the younger age you say you are.
actually, im all for avoidance. dont say your age at all. that way you arent lying. thats my preference. truthfully , if someone really likes you it wont matter how old you are. or at least they will like you for the age they think you are be it older or younger than you really are.
and you know what , for the seventy year old zaidehs there are always the anna nicole smith wannabes... although we all know what happened to her...poor soul.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
another cool thing about trader joe's is that they incorporate caring for the environment in to their business practices without making it preachy. for example: if you bring your own tote bag for your groceries instead of using their bags, they give you a raffle ticket for the next week and you are entered for a drawing for a bag of groceries . i think this is an ingenius ploy on their part. they make being ecological fun!! they save money on bags as well as saving the evironment!! i think its so cool how they just sneak it in. if other stores did this i think it would really cut down on consumer waste. hooray for trader joe's!!!
the alleged photos of women's heads wearing wigs has indeed been trumped. there are no more pictures of women's faces, but the picture that is now up is far worse. the picture is taken from the back of a woman wearing a long blond sheitle in a long-sleeved, long black dress. the photo to say the least really accentuates the woman's form....obviously the store owner is trying to rile people up. its too bad the owner has stooped to such stunts. she should have left her original headshots up .
from what it seems like to me is that those who banned the store should have left well enough alone and just have told the bachurim to stay on their side of the street. now that would have been good chinuch. the store window was quite tame to begin with. this sheitle store window should have been a non-issue.
i think that if the yeshiva was so concerned that the stores on the block may be objectionable, they should start buying all of the bldgs on the block when they become available. actually, the space that the sheitle store is in always has seemed to be changing ownership. the yeshiva lost its chance.
all of this "frumkiet " with the sheitle store is idiotic anyway. there wasnt anything wrong with the store window to begin with and why arent people more concerned with bayn adam l'chavero issues?
last of all, i didnt like the dynamics of petty sixth grade boys versus girls games when i was eleven ,and i certainly don't want to experience them when im biologically old enough to be the mother of a sixth grader.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
my all -time favorite is the person "friend" who says you are too this or too that,but they won't tell you who said this so you could maybe understand the context. of course i always wonder why the authority of this anonymous friend is taken so seriously and my supposed friend is taking their side and not mine. whose friend are they anyway? a variation on this theme is the guy who i dated who told me he heard i had nerdy friends in high school. at the time i was 26. high school was a million years ago even then. aside from the fact this particular guy wasn't so cool ever. ive always been an individualist . im friends with someone because they are my friend. friendship with me never depends on a coolness score. at the time i told him that my friends were great, and i didn't know what he was talking about and who told him this anyway? and to this he replied ' i cant say' baloney!! don't insult someone and not let them be able to defend themselves.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
of course then there is that dreaded alternative to the valentines day date and thats the valentines day single's event. not that they have been all that awful but they really do take the cake. if you actually meet someone what do you answer to the question about how you met? at a valentines day singles event ? oy vey. i could have gone to one of those tonight but i opted to stay home instead. too much pressure.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
- 21 - 30%
- 30 -38%
- 33 -7%
- 40 -0%
- not yet!!-23%
my poll closes in a few minutes, but i figured id start writing anyway. i was hoping to get 20 respondents, but instead i got lucky 13. its all good. i really did get results along the lines i might have guessed, and im glad that although there were those who responded with not yet, no one felt they had reached adulthood at 40 . of course, im not sure anyone over forty responded and im not sure if any of the respondents who felt they had reached adulthood at 21 were actually over thirty. i appreciate the nod from the reader who responded that they felt they had reached adulthood at 33.
i myself feel i reached adulthood at 30.