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  • in reply to: Is it ok to buy lottery tickets? #1937920
    streekgeek
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    Yes, it’s ok to buy one.
    It’s called hishtadlus.

    -Psak as per my Zaidy

    in reply to: I used to be really funny #1857393
    streekgeek
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    Hi Syag 👋🏻 It’s nice seeing some familiar faces. Ahem, names.
    We’re doing all right! If you can just send some chocolate my way. Thanks!

    Hi there Little Froggie! Seems I can always count on you for a welcome back greeting!

    Back to the topic on hand, any ideas is cynical really funny? I find that when I’m cynical I just sound really insensitive and inappropriate. Is there a fine line that I should be toeing?

    in reply to: Kichels #1857222
    streekgeek
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    I almost felt famous when The Country Yossi magazine had a column “Conversations in the Coffeeroom”

    My posts made it there a few times. Was nice seeing my name in print. Even though it was just my screen name. Almost the same thing.

    in reply to: I used to be really funny #1857226
    streekgeek
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    Yep. That’s me.

    I used to crack myself up. Now life breaks me down 😛
    Or my kids. Same thing.

    As the saying goes “Kids are the reason you fall apart and also the reason you keep it all together” or something like that.

    in reply to: I’m engaged! ✨🥂💕 #1811041
    streekgeek
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    Mazel tov Shopping! Your news made me so happy 😀

    May you and your lucky chosson build a bayis neeman and know of only Bracha and mazel!


    @chash
    Oh if only you knew how appropriate this announcement is on here. You missed out on some good times…

    @littlefroggie hi there

    Now I’ll go climb back in to my hole. Nice seeing y’all

    in reply to: Hypnotists #1697651
    streekgeek
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    Sure it’s real.

    YouTube has a lot of videos for beginners.

    And hypnobirthing… All I can say is thank you Hashem for that!

    in reply to: Challenge: Help Me Find an Intriguing Hagaddah #1497428
    streekgeek
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    Really? Never thought about this mitzvah much.

    So, besides for reading through the Hagadda on Seder night, there is more that I should be doing?

    in reply to: Torah Anytime Shiur Recommendations #1497427
    streekgeek
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    Thanks Randomex! Looks like he tackles interesting topics. I’ll download some and see how it goes.

    Too bad there’s nothing on Pesach.

    in reply to: Challenge: Help Me Find an Intriguing Hagaddah #1495781
    streekgeek
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    Thanks everyone! Writing this all down and will (hopefully) make it to a Judaica store by Pesach and narrow it down to one or two new ones.

    Syag – From all the suggestions here, that sounds the most intriguing to me. Right up my alley 😉 I’ll look in to it

    Baltimore Maven and Toi – Hebrew is a bit rusty. Been some time since I’ve done some in depth learning. I’ll stick to English.

    CTRebbe – My oldest is two and half. No chiyuv yet of vehigadita levincha as far as I know… I love the idea of a R’ Ashear hagadda.

    Any further suggestions still welcome.

    Thanks all

    in reply to: Torah Anytime Shiur Recommendations #1494838
    streekgeek
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    Bumping this up again…

    Any newish shiurim that were put up recently?
    Something easy to listen to, but intriguing. If it’s about Pesach that’s a plus.

    I listen to my regulars: ” R’ Wallerstein, Mr. Harari etc, but looking for something extra interesting while cleaning all the Cheerios that seems to have invaded every corner of my house. No jokes.

    Anyone?

    in reply to: Wife older than husband: How is it working out? #1494834
    streekgeek
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    I’m about a year older than my husband.

    It’s working just fine. Age is just a number; I’ve preached about this numerous times here in the CR.

    I always joke that it would be nice to be the first one to die. My husband doesn’t find it that amusing.

    in reply to: Leben’s – With A Spoon Or A Straw? #1491492
    streekgeek
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    Straw.

    If it’s with a spoon, then it <bold> CANNOT </bold> be shaken up before.

    This is how I was as a kid.

    Not I don’t touch leben.

    My kids use a straw with the foil top on for the first half. Without the foil for the last half.

    in reply to: Do You Have Fire Drills In Your Home? #1491489
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    Growing up, once a year my mother used to demonstrate how to use the fire extinguisher that was kept in the kitchen, as well as the fire ladder kept on the second floor. We had a meeting place, but I don’t recall ever having an actual fire drill.

    I have a plan in my head for my family, but my kids are too young to practice. I’ve imagined the scenario many times, so I hope to be prepared if c”v something happens.

    in reply to: Sharing Your Armrest on the Plane… Amusing Solutions #1441928
    streekgeek
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    Have a screaming baby on your lap. You’ll have the whole row.

    in reply to: Pen Pals #1441909
    streekgeek
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    Streekgeek!!! OMG, did you really see what I wrote and decide to chime in? I’m going to bed like right now so I may not see your reply till tomorrow…..

    Of course! It’s always nice hearing (all right, seeing) your voice.

    I’m a big time lurker here. I don’t have time for the big conversations, but I keep up with the chit chat.

    in reply to: Pen Pals #1441219
    streekgeek
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    I loved having pen pals. I was a kid in the 90’s, and loved looking at the Olomeinu’s pen pal column to see if there was another girl there my age.

    I doubt any publication would put out a column like that these days… safety and all…

    I’ve had a few e-pals too. One from the CR who I’m not in touch with anymore. But she’s still active on here so…

    in reply to: Free Lifetime Supply! #1441223
    streekgeek
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    Patience
    Wisdom
    Happiness
    Health

    and Chocolate. I would store that under my…actually I won’t tell you.

    in reply to: Why Would a Girl Even Want to Learn Talmud? #1441229
    streekgeek
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    I am a very intellectually honest person, despite all the attempts of our culture to squish that in me. And I realized soon after getting out of BY system that I am really ignorant in Judasim . My years in school and seminaries have been largely a waste. I have not been able to invest much time in study since then, since I am a mother of many young children bh. And I feel a real void.

    Mindful – Can we meet up and learn something together while our kids play like little angels together. I could’ve written this. Word for word.

    in reply to: Are dryer sheets for real? #1430124
    streekgeek
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    @Streetgeek
    we also use laundry detergent that is dye and fragrance free.

    Yes, I use All Free and Clear and love it! Can I ask which brand you use?

    Streetgeek: Lol! 😄 I thought baby’s naturally smell wonderful and even their soiled linens smell like roses! Don’t tell me it isn’t so!
    Oh of course they do! Don’t let anyone tell you other wise.

    And I should probably reintroduce myself as StreeKgeek with a K. It’s been some time since I’ve been here last…

    in reply to: Are dryer sheets for real? #1429631
    streekgeek
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    AS CTLawyer said, it’s a fabric softener.
    I also use unscented because I don’t like scented clean laundry.
    Except for when it comes to baby clothes. Then pile on the Dreft. Ahhhh

    in reply to: New Uncle Moishy??? #1429637
    streekgeek
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    Btw, does everyone remember Uncle Yossi and his storytelling?

    Yes! He’s a relative of mine and I grew up with his animation videos. Love that they sell them as books now. My daughter loves them!

    in reply to: Sheva Brochos #1416333
    streekgeek
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    1 vote for fleishigs especially if its in the evening.
    Maybe serve salads and other parve options for those that are fleishig-phobic.

    in reply to: cost of living for a young couple in lakewood #1328527
    streekgeek
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    does anyone know how cheap car leasing is?
    This may not apply to everyone, but if your husband or close relative is somewhat handy, buying a used car make sense. Most parts that need replacing are not that expensive, and you can find YouTube tutorials of practically everything. You can change the brakes and do oil changes yourself too.
    Car insurance though…

    For those of you queasy about using cloth diapers, off brand diapers are a great option. Especially Walmart’s in-house brand and Kirkland/Costco diapers.
    Target has good diapers as well. If you order online, you can subscribe and save. That’s on top of the frequent sales they have. They usually have in-store coupons as well for 5-20% off. I don’t spend more then 14-16 cents a diaper.

    Rent is cheap.

    Food prices are fair. I usually don’t spend more that 75-100 a week for a family of 4.

    Cleaning lady, takeout, vacations are not necessities for most people on a small budget.

    in reply to: Home remedy that works? #1328485
    streekgeek
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    And I’m still getting sinus infections, though not as frequently as when I posted this.

    Got some ‘new’ ideas to try here, the ones that I didn’t try 3 years ago.

    What gives me most relief now is a sinus rinse (not with a neti pot as yytz posted, there are easier ways of doing it) twice a day. And a lot of rest.

    in reply to: "What You See Is What You Get" #1328432
    streekgeek
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    Based on the date this thread was started, “what you see is what you get” meant exactly what Poppa said. At least when it came to this boy. We went on 4 dates but, it just wasn’t going anywhere.

    Like what Little Froggie said so eloquently I don’t know you personally, but based on how you post I would think you wouldn’t want someone “blah blah blah”. You want someone Rah! Rah!! Rah!!!

    in reply to: To TAOM, OURtotah, StreekGeek #1328428
    streekgeek
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    from when you tracked me down IRL
    What a way to make me sound creepy! I don’t try to track people down on here. I like keeping my CR friends just where they belong, behind the screen. I didn’t track you down, just happened to come across a way to contact you.


    @taom
    – nice to hear your ‘voice’! Haven’t seen you around these parts in a while. Yes, we were sincere. I’ve been going back and reading some old posts over the last couple of hours. Some posts were so raw and full of emotion. I feel like I’ve lost that side of me somewhat.

    Well, I’m glad it seems like we are all in a better place now!

    Cheers to the CR and the mods for allowing all that to go on back then!

    in reply to: To TAOM, OURtotah, StreekGeek #1327309
    streekgeek
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    And I occasionally think of the others too. I wonder where they’re holding, and daven that things are going well for them.
    TAOM, OURTorah, feel free to come and tell us how you’re doing.
    WIY too.

    in reply to: To TAOM, OURtotah, StreekGeek #1327308
    streekgeek
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    I’m such a lurker on here these days…was surprised to see my name.


    @Shopping613

    First of all, you’re welcome. Thinking back, I don’t remember “helping you survive”, but I definitely remember the good times and interesting, thought provoking conversations we’ve had.
    And yes, we were young and dumb back then, oh so confident behind our anonymity. I’ve since gone back and requested of the mods to removed some of my more revealing posts. So far, aside from my husband, no-one has approached me and asked if I’m streekgeek.

    Boy am I glad I’m past my teen years. Everything was just so intense back then (as if I’m that old lol).

    Glad you feel I was some sort of help. We can still be friends y’know 😉

    in reply to: Lakewood #1277191
    streekgeek
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    Yapchik and Carlos and Gabbys are both excellent restaurants

    Carlos and Gabby closed. There is a new dairy place there, haven’t tried it (yet).

    in reply to: Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels 🥜 #1275795
    streekgeek
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    Thanks for bumping this back up. I’m still looking for the perfect ones, haven’t found them yet…

    in reply to: The Emoji Invasion 👽👾 #1275796
    streekgeek
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    Is that good or bad?

    Depends on who you ask. I find them cool.

    in reply to: Universally Unpleasant Smells? 🌌👃🤢 #1275797
    streekgeek
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    Skunk spray is universally repulsive, and not just to humans. That’s why it’s an effective defense mechanism.

    My husband claims he enjoys the smell of skunk spray. It reminds him of the good ol’ camp days.

    in reply to: Lakewood #1275793
    streekgeek
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    rebshidduch- you’re right, there are just so many places to shop and eat here. Was wondering what kind of place you’re looking for.

    Re women’s clothing, as you said there is Junee’s. Right around the corner is probably the biggest clothing store, Brooklyn South West – it can get very busy there. Your best bet is to go on a weekday morning.
    Girls on Glen is nice, as is Periwinkle.

    Re food, Entree is my fave by far. Nice elegant affordable meat restaurant.
    Ottimo is an upper scale dairy restaurant. It’s in the same shopping plaza as Junee.
    Pizzano and Circa are both “nicer” pizza stores.
    Four Corners Bagels has three locations, great food and even better iced coffee slush if you’re in to that kind of thing.

    Let me know if you need any other recommendations or addresses. Been living here a while…

    in reply to: Lakewood #1274656
    streekgeek
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    That’s like asking what there is to see in NYC. Or what store can I shop at on 13th Ave

    Who is shopping? And for what occasion? And what sort of food are you looking for? Dairy? Meat? Takeout?

    in reply to: Earning Your Acronym like Rambam, Ramban, Rashba… #1274353
    streekgeek
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    I had a Rabbi in high school who used to give over erev Shabbos divrei torah from the Razdaf. It took some time till we caught on they were his own peirushim.

    (and a shoutout to all my fellow classmates on here…)

    streekgeek
    Participant

    This has got to be one of the best posts I’ve read here in a long time.

    streekgeek
    Participant

    <quote>(EVEN THOUGH THE WONDERFUL ART SCROLL PEOPLE DECIDED TO PHOTOSHOP THE PICS).

    Can you cite an example of this in an Artscroll book? I’d be interested to see it.

    </quote>

    I can vouch for this. I don’t work for Artscroll, but I do work in that line of business. And yes, we sadly photoshop women out of their own family pictures, shirt colors, hand holding etc.

    in reply to: Shaving for Shidduchim during Sefirah 👨 #1269473
    streekgeek
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    My first date with my husband was on Isru Chag Pesach. His family’s minhag is to keep “the first half” of sefirah. He asked his Rav, who told him that which part of sefirah you keep is not based on minhagim; you can keep whatever works for you that particular year. He shaved until Rosh Chodesh that year.

    The last few dates he had a beard, it didn’t bother me. He shaved for the L’chaim, which was on Lag Ba’omer. He had a beard by the vort, which was a few days later. That bothered me a bit because of all the pictures we took for posterity.

    in reply to: Do kids really hate vegetables? #1251504
    streekgeek
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    Are there no children who are picky and will eat only vegetables?

    Yes! My daughter. It’s her breakfast, lunch, supper, and snacks. Tomatoes, cucumbers, pickles, green beans etc. I learnt to first put the protein on her plate, once she’s done that she gets her veggies.

    Kids could be strange. I find it odd because I’m a picky eater myself and figured she would take after me. Seems not.

    in reply to: Kissing the Mezuza #1251513
    streekgeek
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    Thank you to those who took the time to respond. I (well-let’s be truthful-my husband) will look in to the sources mentioned here.

    iacisrmma-
    Regarding the Arizal, does that mean it has more of a kaballistic, deeper meaning?

    mw13-
    Do you know where I can find this in Shulchan Oruch?

    in reply to: New CR Bug Reports #1251505
    streekgeek
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    I know this isn’t a bug, but its driving me crazy.

    That ad in the top left corner of the page for the wig website is so obnoxious.

    When does their contract run out?

    in reply to: Please tell me all about how absent-minded you are #1251507
    streekgeek
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    I won’t even get started on this.

    OK maybe I will.

    I left my phone at home today.
    I forgot what day of the week it is.
    I invited a couple for shabbos, forgetting I had already invited someone else. Someone will have to sleep on the couch!
    Met my friend today, but forgot her sons name. BH got through the conversation without it getting awkward.

    I could go on and on. But that’s the least of my worries 😉 The rest of my brain is in good functioning order (I think).

    in reply to: Obscure Frum Music #1251508
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    Aryeh Kunstler

    I second Eli Schwebel. Very different style.

    in reply to: We tend to think of people in the past as humorless. #1247692
    streekgeek
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    And they lived in a drab black and white world.

    in reply to: Video of woman being attacked at peleg protest #1247684
    streekgeek
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    I find these protests (not just the violence) so hard to watch and stomach.

    I just don’t get why parents can’t teach children acceptance. Yes, there are going to be people that have different beliefs than you. It’s just the way things are. You still have to respect them as a person, as a tzelem elokim, regardless of what their beliefs are. Isn’t that a basic in Judaism? How come it isn’t enforced, let alone even taught?

    We all learn the Bais Hamikdash was destroyed because of Sinas Chinam. Why can’t we teach and show our children the concept of Ahavas Chinam?

    in reply to: Subtitles were a very special thing and now they are gone! :-( #1246575
    streekgeek
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    Thanks Shopping 🙂 How have you been? Didn’t know you’re still around here…

    in reply to: Too many hat stores in Lakewood! #1245807
    streekgeek
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    Better than too few stores. Glad we hit the point where there is too many, nothing like some good old competition.

    ThatHat has a really cool store. Other than that I know nothing about it.

    I know, I’ve been a big help.

    in reply to: shidduchim advice #1245752
    streekgeek
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    <quote> Yekke2-
    “Age is an issue of Mind over Matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” — Mark Twain? </quote>

    Age is just a number -said the girl who (gasp) married a man younger than she

    Seriously though, health concerns can affect anyone, any age. There are some 20 year olds that can’t have kids, lo oleinu. I don’t think age should be a deciding factor in marriage.

    That said, my grandfather a”h was 7 years older than my grandmother. They started dating when she was 18. He had no idea how old she was, nor did she know his age.

    in reply to: Quick question #1245813
    streekgeek
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    This is anything but a quick question.

    in reply to: Subtitles were a very special thing and now they are gone! :-( #1245737
    streekgeek
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    Thanks Joseph. My, this place has changed, but you’ve always been a constant. Gotta go and meet all the new people now.

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