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15 September 2010

Mish-Mashing

I think I'm losing the Hebrew battle. He used to talk to me in Hebrew and to everyone else in English, but right now it's pretty much all English. Not sure what to do about it, though. The only thing I can think of is somehow finding another Israeli around here. I actually thought about putting an ad on Craigslist, looking for Liberal Atheist parents of a two-year-old Hebrew speaker. In Baltimore. Anyone?


Not enough people watched Drag Me to Hell to appreciate the brilliance of my previous post. Which means I might have to forgo my 2012 post. And I had such great insight about the President in the movie, who just like our current President, is African-American, loves his family, and will kill anyone who stands in his way.


As much as I hate the New Yorkers who protested the "Ground Zero Mosque," I have to appreciate them for choosing Carl Paladino as the GOP Governor candidate, because at least they have an apocalyptic sense of humor. Congratulations, CP!


So now that I'm slowly realizing Facebook is not JUST about creating enemies, I find more people I knew in high school. But my hand shakes every time I hover around the Add as Friend button. Because then what? She'll tell me my kids are cute, I'll tell her she looks happy. And? Am I missing something? Is it worth it? Because I have a feeling that it makes more sense to lose touch with your friends just after high school than reconnecting twenty years later to find out your high school self should have been a little more picky. I don't know. Or should I press the damn button and ask questions later?

9 comments:

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Yeah, the facebook thing is really confusing. As for the language, I read once that bilingual children will almost always(?) often(?) (it's been awhile since I read it) choose to speak to someone in the language they feel that person uses most comfortably. So maybe if you pretend English confuses you...

It's too bad he couldn't come to my school. We have a lot of children whose first language is Hebrew. Even more at my kids' school I think.

People in the Sun said...

It's just that the word Friend is a loaded one. I mean, I wouldn't take a bullet for most of these people. I wouldn't make a cup of coffee for some of them.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Wow. Is being willing to take a bullet for someone inherent in the definition of a real life "friend" or only a facebook "friend"? 'Cause I might have to rethink my word choices of late...
(kidding! :-) :-) :-)
I'm pretty sure I'd make a cup of coffee for any of my friends, facebook or otherwise. If I knew how to make coffee...which I really don't, since there's coffee always already made at work.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I always just press the button... leads to some excitement SOMETIMES... which is all we gots when we are old and parents... ya know?

SJ said...

It's easy to make coffee Jill. Just press the button on the coffee machine!

A friend in need is a friend in search of a loan so be wary.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

SJ - OH! So that's the trick!!!!! I thought you had to know how to MEASURE! :-)

People in the Sun said...

Jill, I would take a bullet for all of my friends. As long as it didn't bleed. Or hurt. Or ruin my clothes. Or ruin my day.

Shelle-BlokThoughts, you do? I'm such a drama queen. I'm like Groucho in Duck Soup, when he think what the conversation will be like when the leader of the other country comes, and then when he does show up, Groucho smacks him in the face with his glove, saying, "So, you refuse to shake hands with me, eh?" But look! I just found you on Facebook!

SJ, pressing the button is easy. Pouring it, adding sugar, milk... What a drag!

Jason Knauer said...

Did you hear Paladino on Talk of the Nation today? They just kept giving him rope and he kept sounding like a TOTAL nutjob. I wish they would have challenged him more, but I think they figured he'd hang up if posed a question he didn't have a worn out less than 7 word phrase with which to rebut. Get the podcast...it is frightening, and hilarious!

People in the Sun said...

And now the race is tightening. Republicans aren't even trying to appear normal anymore. It's like they actually think Bush was too moderate.

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