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1. The best way to get a long comment thread on LJ (if you want such a thing) is not to offer to answer any questions, but is, instead, to talk about shoes.

Which, you know, makes sense. Answer change. Shoes, however, are shoes.

2. I have houseplants. Of a sort. Sometime during the final holidays of Pesach, I happened to mention that if we had a garden, I'd grow herbs - pretty, useful and maybe I couldn't kill them. He came home on Friday bearing a small pot with five basil plants. It took a few days - first, Shabbat had to be over and then I needed to get the supplies and then I needed to actually do it - but my dining room window (southern exposure) sill now holds a long plastic box with five basil plants. If they survive the transplanting and my haphazard care, we will have basil plants for me to mutilate for stews and salads. Basil is the hardest herb for me to get in my neighborhood - parsley, dill, cilantro are all available fresh all the time, and I can often get rosemary and sometimes other herbs, but basil? Not so much.

Meanwhile, they're pretty and they smell nice.

And that led Jonathan to finally find the answer to a problem that has been worrying him forever - is it halachically permitted to grow more than one type of plant in the same pot or plot. Because there are laws about that sort of thing, but he couldnt find any reference to them in the major halachic works, which is confusing.

You know, in case we decide to plant thyme in the same box.

And it turns out (thank you, zsero) that this is one of those laws that only applies in the Land of Israel. Outside, you can mix the seeds yourself. Which is why it's not mentioned. And so, no more worries on that score.

3. I'm bored.

4. But I have coffee.

5. I've gotten over the clothes panic and the shoes panic. Now I just need to relax and not even think about makeup.


Not that I couldn't find it in the major halachic works, just the answer to that question: there is no chapter on kilayim of plants in the Chochmas Odom, and I didn't see the answer in my brief skim through Yoreh Deah chapter 2-whatever-it-was.

I was going to chime in on the outside summer wedding gear but my boss kept comping into the conference room and asking me what I was up to....

I'm sure you've heard this already, but according to my mother (who has been to a few weddings as a guest more recently than I was) women are wearing fun skirts with sweater sets, so if you find a nice flairy skirt and twin set, that might suit.

On a different topic - I remember way back in December, you had a way to avoid seeing the fun little LJ Xmas icons and stuff....
Do you still remember how to do that?
Or do you know how not to have your friends' icons show up when you view your friendslist?

Some LJ styles do not show icons, or can be tweaked to not show icons.

Firefox the browser has an extension called AdBlock that can be used to block any image from loading.

I use Adblock for FireFox. It's proven especially useful recently, since I read a Harry Potter rpg. One of the player user icons shows a male torso with the Tetragramaton tattooed on the chest. I really, really, *really* don't want to see that, for obvious reasons. I just enable Adblock and poof! it's gone.

Do you need to click on each specific icon that you don't want to see?


For Adblock, yes.

Otherwise, I'd do as azurelunatic suggests and use a style that doesn't show icons.