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December 2010
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Mama Deb [userpic]

We've become friends with a younger couple in our synagogue. Sort of. He's in his thirties and while not a Fan, definitely has a fannish mind. He reads Pratchett and comics and can talk movies and gets (and makes) the bad jokes. He also reads Anthony, but tastes are tastes, you know?

She's...very sweet. And not stupid. And a wonderful cook. But. All the books were his. All the movies were his. All the games were his. We played Fluxx this afternoon at their house, and she...left to take care of the baby, and let her husband finish the game. It was his first time playing Fluxx, too. (Fluxx, for those who don't know, is a card game where the rules change as you play it. It's lots of fun.) And - she didn't get the jokes.

I remember having a conversation with her when they came to us for a Shabbos lunch. And she was confused when I said I didn't wear make-up because I was too lazy to do that. And I'm not sure why.

Most of my friends, both RL and here, are fannish and/or very bright. I can do more than talk about recipes.

And she isn't stupid. But I can't connect with her at all.


What a shame that she doesn't really seem to have much of her own identity other than wife and baby factory. Yeah, that is a harsh interpretation of what you said, I know. But, it is hard for me to think of it in any other way if she doesn't have her own taste in books or films and runs off to tend baby while the man of the house has fun with the guests.
No, I can't imagine that I would connect with her, much either.
Got to wonder what a bright man would see in such a person.
Who knows, maybe you can help draw out her real personality.

They only have the one child, so I'd hardly call her a baby machine, and she did need the attention at that time. But she was just as happy to not go back to the game.

She likes...Rachael Ray. And L&Os. She does have her own taste.