January 25, 2011 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #594464PosterMember
How often do you really socialize with friends? I dont mean coffee room type of friends or your spouse. I mean how often do you actually go out for lunch, get together, shmooze on the phone with your friends.January 25, 2011 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #732222oomisParticipant
I shmooze with some people every day, see others in Shul and talk after shul is over, and go out once or twice a month with some of them, for pizza, or over for a visit.January 25, 2011 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm #732223eclipseMember
I give a small shiur in my home and my friends and I get together l’kovod Rosh Chodesh,usually by me ’cause I’m babysitterless.January 26, 2011 12:36 am at 12:36 am #732224riki77Member
since im in HS i socialize 24/7. im always on the phone, hanging with friends…January 26, 2011 2:58 am at 2:58 am #732225toomuch00Member
im also in h. i DONT socialize 24/7. i actually enjoy being at home,spending time with my family. (and books and food)
i spend most of my week with my friends in school, only sometimes out of school. thats just who i am, not really sociable =)January 26, 2011 5:11 am at 5:11 am #732226riki77Member
i guess i also socialize with my family. of course, there are times when i curl up in bed and room.January 26, 2011 5:29 am at 5:29 am #732227chayav inish livisumayParticipant
it depnds on whether you are a girl or a boy. an average girl should spend at least an hour a day on the phone, out with friends etc..
boys may be differentJanuary 26, 2011 5:48 am at 5:48 am #732228smartcookieMember
Eclipse- your older kids don’t come peeking out to eavesdrop on your conversations?
I find it hard to gather in someone’s house for that reason.January 26, 2011 5:58 am at 5:58 am #732229Yanky123Member
My sister YAPS AND YAPS AND YAPS ON THE PHONE 24/6!!!
A lot of time it leads to Lashon Harah. I wish she would do something productive! (Maybe I should introduce her to the Coffee Room??)January 26, 2011 11:16 am at 11:16 am #732230
sad to say, I don’t socialize anymore basically at all.
it started with some physical problems that kept me more homebound (I had double knee replacements 6 1/2 yrs ago, & have some back problems), but now it’s become more of a lazy mindset. possibly, a little depression?
I don’t like to talk on the phone, either. nor correspond by e-mail.
my husband tries to get me to attend simchas (weddings/bar mitzvahs/brissim) of people who he knows (from shul, distant Chassidishe cousins) but I don’t attend; I will attend affairs of people who I care about.
a friend will call & invite me, last minute, to meet her on the Avenue for pizza or lunch, & I’ll decline; an old friend from the past will want to meet up & that I will do.
I do attend all immediate family get togethers, & my children, & grandchildren come over to my house veryy often.
I babysat my grandchildren for the last 6 yrs. daily, Mon.-Thurs. plus if necessary (for as long as 12 hrs, no less than 6 hrs a day); now that the youngest, 3 yrs. old ka’h, is in school, I’m ‘retired’, but almost never say ‘no’ when needed.
seems like the only places I go nowadays is to physical therapy twice a wk, & to doctors’ app’ts.
I’m not elderly by any means.. I’m only 59.
I ‘socialize’ on Facebook & now here in the CR, for more hours than I care to disclose @ this time. … hence, my screen name.
tha-tha-tha-that’s all, folks! 🙂January 26, 2011 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm #732231eclipseMember
always here,do you know z.b.?January 26, 2011 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #732232TheGoqParticipant
May you have a speedy and complete refuah shleimah alwaysJanuary 26, 2011 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm #732233
ummm… hmmm.. do I? I take it that those are initials. female?January 26, 2011 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm #732234chayav inish livisumayParticipant
are you saying the cr is productive???January 26, 2011 5:12 pm at 5:12 pm #732235
Goq– Amen, & Klal Yisroel!
OY! I guess ‘on paper’ I sound pretty pathetic. if you were to meet me in person you’d never know that’s the life I live. I’m upbeat, cheery, funny, peppy, & my physical issues are not apparent. as I previously mentioned in another thread or 2, I’m really into rock ‘n roll, especially classic rock. (& still dance.)
right now, I’m havin’ fun playing with my 3 y.o. granddaughter! 🙂
B’HJanuary 26, 2011 5:23 pm at 5:23 pm #732236cutie pieMember
I talk to my friends all the time on the phone, and from time to time we get together. 🙂January 26, 2011 7:03 pm at 7:03 pm #732237bptParticipant
5-10 minutes every day, ususaly before/after davening. Sometimes in a group, sometimes with just one person.
I try to keep the workplace chit-chat to a minimum, as I work in a mixed place (religions and genders)
After work? K’mat never. Unless its the summer months, and I’m upstate; then the sessions can last hours.. or till the bottle is empty (just kidding!)January 26, 2011 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm #732239toomuch00Member
chayav- “an average girl should spend at least an hour a day on the phone, out with friends…” i dont do that at all. does that make me not an average girl?? oh please gimme a breakJanuary 26, 2011 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm #732240ProfessionalMember
most socializers here are singles. when you ahev work and family commitment, it fills your days….need to find time to daven, learn, attend family simchas BH
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