Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hi Again

So if anyone is still reading this blog, which I kind of doubt, I'd like to say that's pretty cool of you. I have not posted in over two months, and they have been very busy, stressful months which has something to do with the not-posting thing. So I figured I'd post again and see if anyone's still out there.

I don't have too much to say though. Or maybe too much to say, which in essence amounts to the same thing. I mean I ought to be able to say something about the war, or the coming elections, or school or work or volunteering. For example, how Shas stole Obama's campaign slogan: כן, אנחנו יכולים. Swear to G-d, it's on all the buses.

Or the air raid drill we had last week. (I volunteer as a teacher's assistant for the English teachers at a local elementary school.) Getting two hundred screaming Israeli kids into a machsan in something like an orderly fashion is scary enough, even without the danger. And if you don't know why, you've never hung out with about two hundred screaming Israeli children at once.

And did you know there are some areas of the Gush from which one can actually see the flaring and the smoke from Gaza? People go to watch it like it's entertainment. On a Shabbat afternoon. Or evening.

And in other news, people have been violating shuls and schools in my hometown. In addition to which, I am suddenly being harassed on Skype by anti-semites.

In between all of this, I've been spending a lot of energy worrying about death.

But, on the bright side, I am learning how to read Sephardic Hebrew cursive. Which is just about the most annoying form of the Hebrew alphabet I have yet come across. Although teaching myself to read is kind of cool. I spend so much time teaching other people to read it's actually kind of fun to do it myself.

This more or less sums up what's been going on in my life in the time between the posts. Except not really, at all, but highlights here and there.

All in all, I think I'd rather be in Florida.


Blogger Rogue Unicorn said...

Welcome back, Miroshka. I've been missing your commentary.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Rogue Unicorn said...

sorry- two more comments
1)sephardic script is a bitch, but you feel really accomplished once you can read it. Have you taken a look at the Rambam's handwriting yet? Talk about illegible.
2)thanks for the lovely comment on my birthday post. love you much.

7:44 AM  
Blogger Miri said...

hey sweetie, it was my pleasure, sorry it was late. as you've probably picked up, I haven't been hanging out in the blogosphere much lately...

I haven't seen the Rambam's handwriting, but I can easily imagine it's impossible; he was a doctor after all. ;)

2:05 PM  
Blogger yoni said...

I saw a pro hamas rally at my university today.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, how do random anti-semites on Skype get your number? (I don't have skype so I don't know how it works, but it must suck if any random person can call you).

As for dealing with 200 kids, think how easy it'll be in comparison when you only have to deal with your own kids. :)

(Unless you're planning on having 200, in which case it'll probably be about equivalent.)

6:02 AM  
Blogger הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

Oh, look who's around..

Sefaradic cursive rules man! It looks so lovely..(and anyway, it's just a variation of ":rashi script").

Florida sucks a--! Israel rules! Anyway, if you want to get away from it all there's always Eilat...or even Tel Aviv beaches..

About the kids: What workes for me is changing my personality a bit when I speak Hebrew- in this situayion you've just gotta' treat them like cattle! "נו? יעלא! מהר ילדים- אתם רוצים שתיל יפול עליכם?! י", etc..

8:59 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

kilroy was here?

7:29 PM  
Blogger Miri said...

I don't know how they got my number. I wanted to tell them that my is a last name is actually a GERMAN name (which it is)but it's generally best not to humor these freaks. Although I was tempted. If Hitler was calling you, wouldn't you be curious? IN any case, I have now blocked myself from people who aren't on my contact list, but it was creepy.

And no I don't plan on having 200 kids, but I do plan on teaching, so having 200 kids under my responsibility in just this sort of a situation is unfortunately far from unlikely.

I beg to differ. I do not find it any lovelier than any other kind of Hebrew writing, and it's really not all that similar to rashi script either. And as to treating Israeli children like cattle.... no doubt that's how the teachers tend to handle things, but it's not my preferred method of doing business.

Yes. Yes he was.

12:25 PM  

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