October 31st, 2005



Signs that the holidays are over:

1. Most of the mini-shacks are now down (thanks to gorgeous weather yesterday.)

2. I am at work.

3. The light in my refrigerator goes on when I open the door.
Mama Deb


I've seen this in a few places.

Ask me any question. You can even do it anonymously (haven't changed my settings since the meme last week.)

I'll answer in a post.
Mama Deb

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In Park Slope, it's traditional for the kids to go trick or treating in the various stores that line 7th Avenue, so the stores have to stock up on candy.

We have done so, of course, filling a laundry basket with chocolates and other sweets. But, somehow, the person who purchased the stuff found a bag of peanut butter filled Hershey's Kisses.

It has been unanimously decided that these are far too good to waste on the kiddies and the bag has been stashed away in someone's desk.
Mama Deb

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leahmiriam asked, "Would you ever consider moving to Israel?"

Oh, yes. We talk about it every so often - and both time we went to Israel together, we - oh, goodness, we hated to leave. We love where we live now, and I can't go that far from my mother, and jobs are impossible, but,yes, of course.

fatale asked, "What's your (worst) guilty pleasure?"

I am *so* boring. My worst pleasure, besides reading slash? Pistachio nuts. I eat over a pound of them every Shabbat.
Mama Deb

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lomedet asked a number of questions.

Are you Frum From Birth, or a Ba'alat Tshuvah?

BT. Although I'm the mistress of nothing, let alone something as important as tshuva.

If you're FFB, how did you discover fandom? NA

If you're BT, I'd love to hear as much as you care to share of what led
you to that particular set of life choices.

I think it's where I was heading most of my life before then. Except that I needed a way in, and Chabad scared me. Then I became part of Fandom and I met Modern Orthodox fans (waves to osewalrus and beckyfeld. And I also met jonbaker. I learned you could be religious without rejecting science. Or television. Or, especially, science fiction.

The rest is a long, slow journey I'm still making.