-- I know I've been kind of quiet except for announcements of columns. Between Pesach (Passover) prep, Pesach itself, *recovering* from Pesach, and job searching, life's been busy. I'll strive to be more talky here, but no promises.
-- A posting on the Jewish Boston mailing list about someone trying to find a pre-season minyan
on Cape Cod made me wonder about early Onset minyanim.
-- I've been and will be again chaperoning a couple's dates for religious reasons. If I have the brain to do so, I'll elaborate more in a later post.
-- I've come to the realization that I really like Shabbat
morning Pesukei d'Zimrah
(verses of praise, one of the early parts of the morning service).
-- Squeaker was convinced yesterday when mabfan
was talking to osewalrus
that it was Sabba (Hebrew for "grandfather"; what Muffin and Squeaker call my father) on the phone. I said, "No, that's Uncle osewalrus
," and Squeaker just looked at me like I was nuts and said, emphatically, "Sabba!"
-- Muffin decided -- and convinced Squeaker -- that one of their tables, flipped over, is actually a slide like the ones they play on at the park. They now yell "Slide" and slide off the edge of the flipped-over table.
-- Help me. I think I'm becoming a Gleek.
-- Last week, mabfan
and I watched the 1952 science fiction movie "This Island Earth." To then get the taste of that (honestly kind of wretched) film out of our brains, we watched the Mystery Science Theater 3000 movie, in which *they* watch an abridged version of "This Island Earth." We were both amused when the robots said almost exactly something I'd said while watching the movie the first time.
-- I'm in that "I have a bunch of things on needles and don't want to work on any of them" stage, but I haven't 100% figured out *what* I want to knit. I may cast on a pair of socks, just because. Or I may knit an elephant. Time will tell.