this cup is half full, fer cryin' out loud

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Fast approaching

Some time soon is Tisha b'Av, the Jewish Day of Mourning (the Day of Destruction). It is a fast day. I actually plan on ignoring it. Just to see how that feels.

I found this bit on the old blog, from last Yom Kippur, and sorta thought you guys should read it, whoever you are:

{gleefully deleted!}

The next Yom Kippur is about 2 months from now. I have no idea what I am going to do for the Holidays. I feel zero desire to be in a synagogue praying. Maybe I should go back to Uman...


Jason Streitfeld said...

I'm glad I read it, whoever I am.

There's a wasp hovering around my workspace. It makes it very hard to focus. I think it wants my apple pie. I don't want to draw any unseemly parallels here, but I think you know what I'm saying.

Actually, I'm not saying anything. I'm just trying to fill space.

One day I'd like to sit down with you and talk about philosophy. For as long as it takes. Bathroom breaks will be allowed. And pizza.

yitz said...

it feels like you've been living tisha b'av every day now for a long time..

on tisha b'av i will b looking forward to the redemption of stu..

Shimshon Stu Siegel (shimstu) said...

that seems mildly melodramatic, yitzi. but thanks for the compassion! I'm having more fun than Jeremiah, for what it's worth

yitz said...

well, i don't get to see the real stu very often, only to read the melancholy postings..

so it's good to hear that it's not all what it sounds like from the blog..

then again, maybe i'm just not a good listener..