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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.

Comments

Wow, that's rough.

Has she said what she does do for fun? (Have you asked her?) Maybe she's got some individuality in there that just hasn't come out, or maybe she really is that, err, generic.

She takes care of her little girl. She likes pretty clothes and pretty wigs. She's a decent cook.

And...I don't know. I hope so.

maybe her baby girl has become her entire life. But surely she must have done SOMETHING pre-baby?

She's very young. I think she got married right out of college or even seminary.