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Am I the only one who got the “festivus” reference?
GAW, good idea. Let’s just wish everyone happy festivus. I love it!
WIY, uh.. I think that most people who’d need to shop in a plus-size store would have a pretty hard time keeping that secret.November 23, 2010 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm in reply to: Common Spanish Words Or Phrases To Communicate With #714979
aries, do you by any chance have a Spanish-speaking housekeeper? 🙂
Just a couple of corrections – ropa is clothing, and towel is toalla, pronounced “toe-ai-ah.”
The rest of the days of the week (Monday-Sunday) are: Lunes, Martes, Miercoles, Jueves, Viernes, Sabado, Domingo
The “j” is pronounced like an “h”, and the “v” like a “b.” So Thursday and Friday would be “Huebes” and “Biernes.”November 23, 2010 6:01 pm at 6:01 pm in reply to: Common Spanish Words Or Phrases To Communicate With #714976
Homeowner, I think you’d most likely need those phrases when you’re actually IN Mexico!
eclipse – it’s pronounced “porkay” and can also mean “why?” Example: “Por que?” (Why?) – would be answered with “porque…” (because…”) Confusing.
deiyezooger, not quite… It’s uno (or un), dos, tres, quatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho, nueve, diez.
And the phrase I get the most use out of these days: “numero equivocado” (wrong number).
Mod 80, double letters.
Saw this one on a T-shirt, but it would make a good bumper sticker too:
Obama loves America like OJ loved Nicole
Ben Torah, you got me! Very good! I was wondering if anyone figured me out based on the Chaveirim post… but wasn’t so sure about the “big Rosh.”
You’re an askan? Is that meant to be sarcastic? Give me a little more to work with. I’m assuming that you know me through said “hubby” unless you’re from LA yourself. I think I might have gotten you but I’m not sure…
Okay, no denial here. You got me. Just hope that nobody else does from your info… So who are you?
Or better yet, why don’t you call/email me?
Not my name… just gimme initials or some other identifying info… I’m so curious if you got it right! And how!
Ben Torah, did you? How? Do you want to double-check? I may not deny it…
Be Happy, receding gums can be very dangerous (and painful)! Make sure that your dentist keeps an eye on them and don’t skip checkups. If they recede severely, you may need to see a periodontist. If your tooth nerves are exposed, try Sensodyne or other sensitive toothpaste. But make sure to talk to your dentist!
If I were discovered? Deny, deny, deny!
I have one friend who knows my screen name, but I don’t think she posts here. I did discover my mother-in-law, however – but she doesn’t know it!
Anybody figure me out yet?
Oh, and I forgot about a new noodle recipe – I just got it from a friend of mine and it’s great! Good cold (but I like it better hot), and can be served with milchigs or fleishigs. Sautee 2 zucchini, 1 onion, and a few cloves of garlic in olive oil, spice with seasoned salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to taste, then mix with cooked bowtie noodles. For milchig meals, add parmesan cheese on top.
Try the popcorn cauliflower from Kosher by Design Entertains. It’s delicious! And try mixing up your “basic potato, rice or pasta” by making sesame noodles instead of plain spaghetti, couscous or orzo instead of rice (or sautee some onions and mushrooms and add to plain rice), make potato wedges, french fries, or a different kind of potatoes than you usually make (mashed, baked, scalloped, roasted, etc.).
You have your opinion, I have mine. Let’s agree to disagree. Truce?
real-brisker, again, I’m not trying to insult you. Why the (not so) subtle jabs at me? Okay, I get it, you’re great because you’re a New Yorker and you know that a major difference between LAers and NYers is that the LAers can spell (is that a bad thing?) and you’ve spent much time analyzing people from these cities, so you know best. </sarcasm>
You ask what I’m contrasting. I’m not. Did I say that I was contrasting? I was simply commenting on your post:
The manager replise in laughter no no no expired means to die he did nit die he just moved to a diffrent branch. LOL Can these guys get thier english straight!
All I said was that someone whose English is not so great should not be suggesting that others “get their English straight” – seems hypocritical to me. That’s all. Nobody’s calling you a tuna bagel, which is apparently one of the nastiest things someone can say about you.
sof davar, I never said that it was important to spell properly on this site. I said that it seems hypocritical to make fun of others’ English when yours isn’t exactly up to par.
real-brisker, touche! What does being from LA have to do with it? Trust me, there are lots of LAers who can’t spell. Why the attack? Like I said, I’m not trying to put you down, so chill out. And did I call you a tuna bagel? Did I say that bad spelling will make you one? Nope. But you were the one who insinuated that bad English makes you a tuna bagel. Did I hit a sore spot here?
“ich hub a hooked up cadi mit a
Not sure what it is supposed to mean but it’s a line i’ve heard a few tuna’s saying in yeshiva.
Translation: “I have a Cadillac with a cherry light (you know, a red flashing light) and all sorts of other gadgets on it.”
real-brisker, lighten up! Nobody’s insulting you. But, truth is, you really shouldn’t make fun of other people’s English when yours is far from perfect. And no, it’s not just typos, you make the same mistakes – grammatical and otherwise – repeatedly.
Truth is – you don’t “know.” You hope. You use your brain and your instincts, but for most (all?) of us there is no “aha!” moment. You need to ask yourself honestly and repeatedly if you believe that this person is truly right for you, if you can see yourself living with him/her for the rest of your life, and if this is really right for you. There will be no clap of thunder or beam of light that will tell you that this is your bashert. Even after marriage, you are likely to find yourself questioning.
The best piece of advice that I ever heard was that rather than questioning your decision when times are rough (and I mean regular rough patches, obviously not anything drastic), tell yourself that your spouse was meant for you – don’t wonder if s/he is. Wondering will set you on the fast track to dissatisfaction and c”v destruction.
Rabbi Bursztyn, the principal of BYLA, is well-known for saying “if you’re seeing stars, all that means is that it’s dark outside.”
Don’t wait for a magic moment. It doesn’t (normally) happen.
emoticon, nope, I’m not that talented. I read it somewhere. I think it was part of an ongoing newspaper contest or something.
There once was a man from Nantucket
Who kept all his cash in a bucket.
But his daughter, named Nan,
Ran away with a man
And as for the bucket, Nantucket.
But he followed the pair to Pawtucket,
The man and the girl with the bucket;
And he said to the man,
He was welcome to Nan,
But as for the bucket, Pawtucket.
Then the pair followed Pa to Manhasset,
Where he still held the cash as an asset,
But Nan and the man
Stole the money and ran,
And as for the bucket, Manhasset.
Of this story we hear from Nantucket,
About the mysterious loss of a bucket,
We are sorry for Nan,
The cash and the bucket, Pawtucket.
Thanks a bunch, ICOT. Now that song’s going to be in my head for the rest of the week. And Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah too.
seeallsides said to keep a picture of yourself at your heaviest and least attractive. Good idea, but depending on your personality, either do that or keep a picture of yourself at your thinnest, at your goal weight, and tape it to your fridge or nosh cabinet. The fat picture may keep you from eating because it grosses you out and/or reminds you that if you eat what you want to, you’ll just look worse, or the thin picture will keep you upbeat and give you incentive to avoid the food (“if I don’t eat it, I can look like that again!”). Also, maybe keep your weight (or weight log) posted somewhere in the kitchen to remind you of your goal.
Good luck!October 19, 2010 3:13 am at 3:13 am in reply to: An important lesson from last weeks parsha for married people #702529
mosherose, do you HAVE a wife? Just asking… if you don’t, get back to us when you do.
SJS, Stephen King at 10/11? Didn’t that give you nightmares for the rest of your life?October 19, 2010 2:25 am at 2:25 am in reply to: An important lesson from last weeks parsha for married people #702523
Wow. Great advice. Never look at or talk to your wife, and all will be well with the Jewish nation. Maybe read some of the meforshim or just ask any Rav if that’s what we should aim for.
baron fritz, it’s the only number that contains all the numbers from 0-9 in alphabetical order.
Low blow, mosherose, low blow. And by the way, I (and many of my friends) grew up with TV in our homes and listened to goyish music. I confess to liking some oldies songs and enjoy hearing them on the radio. But I don’t have a TV. My friends don’t have TVs. We consider ourselves frum, and the rest of the world does too.
“You think that R. Moshe’s rebetzin would have made “Scarboro Fair Chicken?” based on the goyishe song? I dont think so!”
Do you think that she would’ve known that the chicken is based on a goyishe song? I didn’t. If it tastes good, eat it. When you cook the chicken, does it sing said goyishe song? Does it magically pervert the minds of those eating it?
“So you think its okay for a family to have peanut butter and jelly sandwichs if their reserved for shabbas?”
If they’re special? Why not? The kids know they can only have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on Shabbos. Let’s say they don’t have it in school and never see anyone eating them other than Shabbos (it’s a nut-free school, maybe?). For them, it’s special, and that’s what counts. Sometimes I have peanut butter and jelly on challah for Seudas Shlishis – what’s so wrong with that?
Wooo! mosherose, we missed you! Let me ask you – sometimes I make chicken for Shabbos that I (gasp) also make for weekdays. What should I do to erase this terrible sin? And, in all seriousness, what makes you the expert on what qualifies as Shabbos or weekday food? Maybe Wolf and his family reserve “spigetti” (how can you spell it wrong when you have the correct spelling right on top of it?) and meatballs for Shabbos, which would make it a Shabbos food in their house, wouldn’t it now? Is it any better for me to make sweet and sour meatballs with rice, which I just so happen to make for yomim tovim (and freeze some for a nice, easy dinner)?
Wolf, I’d love the recipe for the Scarborough Fair chicken. Sounds delicious.
Thanks for the entertainment, mosherose.
blueberrymuffin, you forgot the end! The cops tell the man, “I thought you said you’d shot them!” to which the man replies, “I thought you said there was nobody available!”
Get a one-day guest pass and try it, but research and write down prices that you normally pay for what you think you’ll be buying!
blinky, no, no, no. It’s “who kept all his cash in a bucket.” <sigh> Young people these days just don’t know the important things!
“America OR LA????” sof davar, hate to break it to you, but LA IS IN AMERICA! To the OP, see the things you need to put up with when you live in LA? This is a very serious matter. Think twice!
More on the topic later…
Wow. I don’t know where you live, but I can get a nice brisket for $11 a pound…
sms007, I hope that was a typo. $11 for one pound of cutlets?? Mine are $3.89 a pound! A nice “family-size” package is usually around $11. Maybe that’s what you meant.
Good point about the cheaper brands – I started buying Target brand tissues (pretty much the same as Kleenex, and that’s not even the extra-soft ones!), paper towels (okay, but not as good as Bounty), and even the “compare to” versions of some of my toiletries (I usually can’t tell the difference, but if you can, just switch back – buying one can’t hurt!). Also, a lot of ShopRite brand stuff is kosher and tastes the same as the regular brands (i.e. rice, baking stuff, pasta, etc.).
Look online for coupons before making big purchases, and keep your store coupons (no matter how small, but only if you know you’ll use them) organized by store and date so that you can pull them out while shopping and check that they’re not expired.
Shop at outlets and look out for sales. Shop around for bigger items like appliances and be sure you’re getting the best possible rate for insurance.
You know, I always thought that it was urban legend, but I saw a man MOWING HIS LAWN in a hat and jacket – with my own two eyes! – and discovered that some people really don’t go anywhere without them. Anyone else agree that doing these types of activities while wearing a hat and jacket is overkill?
“If your mouth is very dry, you can suck on a button.”
Can you say “choking hazard”?
Health – I think it’s for anyone. Can’t hurt to call and find out!
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apushatayid, thank you! It disgusts me to no end when I see people making a chillul Hashem (while dressed in a way that could almost be considered untznius because they attract so much attention) – I have had tellers and cashiers thank me for being so pleasant and polite, and I can tell that they are exasperated by the way they are treated in my primarily “frum” town. So to all those people – how would you feel if someone told you that you were making a chillul Hashem by double-parking (“it’s only for a minute!”), by leaving your kids outside a store or letting them run loose while you leisurely shop (ditto), by not saying thank you to a woman who holds the door open for you (“pas nisht for me to look at, kal v’chomer talk to, someone of the opposite gender”)… the list goes on and on.
If you don’t have a problem in chillul Hashem, pick any example. Do you have a hard time controlling your anger? Imagine you yell at your kid in public and a stranger comes up to you and says “Idol worshiper! Chazal say that someone who loses their temper is like one who serves avoda zara! Repent, sinner!” Do you think that would help? Would you vow to never get angry again? Or would you turn on them and tell them to mind their own business? I think we all know the answer to that one… Just insert your primary fault into this situation and see how you’d deal with it. Everyone has their struggles; don’t make things harder for them.
“Uncovered knees getting into a car or uncovered elbows most definitly falls into the category of a prutza.”
I hate to sound juvenile, but who says? And don’t tell me Rabbi Falk.
No. NO! Prutza is NOT appropriate. These women are usually NOT bad enough to warrant the term “prutza.” A skirt that covers while walking and standing does NOT deserve to be called pritzusdik.
I have a sister-in-law who was OTD for a while, and now b”H is back on track. She dresses VERY differently than her mother and sisters (and SILs) – her collarbone is not always covered, some skirts are too short (and some may consider others too long), and she sometimes doesn’t wear socks or cover her elbows. I can guarantee you that if someone were to approach her and tell her that she is not dressed appropriately, it would cause her to have a major setback. Her family and friends are just grateful that she is keeping Shabbos and other mitzvos. She is one of the strongest people I know, and I admire her greatly. I would never DARE tell her that she is not tznius, and I’m family!
While we have a chiyuv of tochacha, we still need to know when it is appropriate to give tochacha and when to keep your mouth shut. It is simply NOT appropriate and most likely harmful to tell a perfect stranger that their skirt is too short. I would rather have to give a din v’cheshbon for not giving tochacha than for turning someone further off, causing her to dress less tznius, or making her go off the derech. NOT okay.
mdd, you say that pressure “may” help some people. You’re right – it “may.” But I wouldn’t take the risk. I think it’s safe to say that probably 80% of people, especially young girls, will rebel if pressured too much, will resent the object of the pressure, and will chas veshalom go to the opposite extreme in defiance and start dressing really pritzusdik, as opposed to wearing a shirt that’s just a bit too tight or a skirt that doesn’t cover when they get into a car. No, pressure is not the answer unless you’re working on a case-by-case basis and KNOW for a fact that it will help one specific person with whom you’re working.
Pashuteh Yid, the pockets go in the front and the zipper in the back 🙂 What did you fight about with your daughter? She wanted to wear a skirt that didn’t fit the dress code and you didn’t let, or the other way around?
apushutayid (these SNs are getting confusing!), thank you for bringing up the “zona” point. I wanted to say the same thing. Name-calling will get you nowhere, at best; at worst, it will turn people off. The people that we’re discussing are not dressing like zonas, b”H, and we don’t want them to try to show us what zonas dress like to prove us wrong, if you get my drift.
I for one would be disgusted if some stranger ever told me that I was dressed improperly, and would tell them that in no uncertain terms. How do you know that I’m not a baalas teshuva who is trying to improve little by little? How do you know that this is not considered a major change for me? (Incidentally, I’m not, but many are.) A comment like that could make someone decide that their efforts are not worth it anymore and just give up on trying to become better. Don’t do it. It’s not worth it. You could turn someone off for good, chas veshalom, and you wouldn’t want that to happen on your account, would you? Strangers are not your business. If you want to rebuke someone for tznius issues, start with your own family and see how that goes over. And then – don’t move on to anyone else! It’s not your place!
Uhh… she told you that he’d be made fun of for his entire life?
I have a Blush ponytail that I love. If you have a hard-to-find color, there are tons of shades available, and the hair is gorgeous. Many of them come with stretch caps (mine didn’t, but I tried on some that did) so if you have trouble with comfort, that’s a big plus. I just saw some ads for sales in Lakewood with ponies and 14″ shaitels for $750 and 18″ for $850, and I’ve noticed that a lot of companies are having sales now before y”t. Now is probably a great time to buy!
Poster, you’re kidding, right?
Feif Un, that’s why a nazir needs to bring a korban at the end of his nezirus. One is not supposed to deprive himself of the things that Hashem gave us to enjoy. Is that what you’re thinking of?