Sunday, November 02, 2008

Ok. So, some things I can't be, and some things I can. Fine.

59 comments:

The Babysitter said...

umm yea, so you can make it to the top commenter list, and you did!

the sabra said...

The extent of things I wish to do but wasn't able to (at first). Inshalla.

the sabra said...

Anyhow, I wrote 'be' not 'do'. Ye ye, BE a top commenter. But you didn't write it like that. Just saying.

David, you sometimes inspire me.

The Babysitter said...

It's actually interesting cause I go to a shiur on Shabbos, and we read from R' Avigdor Miller's sefer. And today was about T'shuka Limitzvah, that if you really have a desire to do a mitzvah, then either you will get the chance, or you will get credit as if you did it.

what's "Inshalla"?

btw, isn't it late? shouldn't you be going to sleep?

The Babysitter said...

Never thought of it in the "be" aspect.

the sabra said...

Well, ye--that IS the point.
Course you can do things, many things--but some things you cannot BE, try as you will.

That's the point of my sentiment.

Inshalla-arabic 'halevai'-training myself not to use it

sleep-does one question have to do with the other? does one go to sleep cuz it's late? what's late? gosh i never put the two concepts together...

The Babysitter said...

True, but then if you cannot "be" certain things, then you can rationalize that you don't want to "be" those things. Like I'm happy being a human and not an animal.

Now that I look at the post again, so the "fine" is saying that you accept the fact that some things you can and some you can't "be"?

yea, normally you go to sleep when it gets late or dark, I would think.

the sabra said...

AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

The Babysitter said...

what's the matter?

the sabra said...

I-CAN-NOT-HANDLE-SO-MANY-QUESTIONS. I-CAN-NOT-HANDLE-SO-MUCH-ANALYSIS-ON-MY-DEEPLY-PERSONAL-LIFE-JOTTINGS.

al.tishali.oti.



hi :)

the sabra said...

(it's not your fault. it's mine.)

the sabra said...

ruti, don't be mad. i'm already failing. but at least i realize.

;)

Rachel said...

"Inshalla-arabic 'halevai'-training myself not to use it"

... and I got a tad bit excited when I first saw you use the word.

the sabra said...

hvorfor?

(hey rachel. gut voch)

Rachel said...

ya, hvorfor.

(??)

GO TO S-L-E-E-P.

The Babysitter said...

the sabra: ahh ok...

the sabra said...

Igjen, hvorfor?

the sabra said...

babysitter-and you? you ok? forgive me for my outburst?

Rachel said...

You talkin' to me?

the sabra said...

ja

The Babysitter said...

the sabra: yea, I'm ok, thanx!
(I replied back to you)

Rachel said...

...er, doesn't sound yiddish...not that I would know yiddish anyway(unless it was der shygetz from that one time).

YOU SPEAK TANZANIAN?

Don't reply to that. Just reply with language and translation. Tis a command.

the sabra said...

I don't speak Tanzanian.

(btw, it's fun/ny how we have blog memories together. besides for shlomo the skipping meat planter, we didn't really have any other ppl/jokes..)

Rachel said...

it's funny how you reply to everything but my command.

the sabra said...

Ya I thought so, too.
Heehee.

Tov, jeg ma ga i sleep na.
Bonne nuit!

Rachel said...

Ah, got it. For real. (You're being a bit of a pisher with these codes. :P ;) )

Shema? Now? Modeh Ani. I'll send you my bedside poster if you're not sure what that is.

Mongrel said...

Wirt:"Was murmelen Sie zu Ihrem Fisch?"
"Ich habe ihn nach Neuigkeiten aus dem Fluss gefragt."
"Und was hat er Ihnen geantwortet?"
"Er hat gesagt, er weiss keine Neuigkeiten, er ist schon fiel zu lange hier im Restaurant."

the sabra said...

Warum sind sie sprechen von restaurants und fisch hier?

Mongrel said...

Weil das Leben voller überraschungen ist!

the sabra said...

Richtig. Und der Grund, Sie sind auf meinem Blog..?

Mongrel said...

Bin einfach von einem Blog ins andere gestolpert.
Muss alles einen Grund haben?
Der Sabra hat ein problem mit Fische?

the sabra said...

Ich habe kein Problem. Ich war nur fragen, warum Sie wurden schriftlich zufällige Dinge hier :)

Sprechen Sie Englisch?

the sabra said...

(Ich wurde in Amsterdam der letzten Woche)

the sabra said...

(Und ich war in Deutschland ein paar Wochen vor diesem.)

stam saying :)

Mongrel said...

Natürlich, ohne Englisch kommt man nicht weit in der Welt.

the sabra said...

Ok, so let's skip the Yerman and speak in a language that is easier for me to navigate. Danke.

Mongrel said...

I'll think it over.

the sabra said...

.

Nearly 40 comments on a post I shoulda blocked. A post so personal and tough.

Time for signature signatures.

the sabra said...

the second comment (of this whole thing) was a sarcastic response to the first, by the way.

yup, sarcasm is the protest of the weak. and we can make it of the week, too. heehee.

Mongrel said...

40

Watching some of your pictures gave me a nightmare last night.

the sabra said...

Surprisingly?

Which ones?

Mongrel said...

Auschwitz.

the sabra said...

Ach -nods-
I still didn't put up the Majdanek ones; those are really frightening. Well, at least my experience there was a lot more intense than Auschwitz.

Are you Jewish?

Mongrel said...

Negative.
Could have been but that is another story and no more relevant to me.

the sabra said...

Hmmm ok

Mongrel said...

What was there exciting about Amsterdam except smoking pot, or are you more in favour of mushrooms?

the sabra said...

Wer hat gesagt es war exciting?

the sabra said...

All I did was switch planes :)

But last time I was there, it was indeed enjoyable.* The colorful sights, the fascinating history, the varied tourists n natives, the free walking tour, the crazy laws and most of all, the LANGUAGE! Ahhhhh I LOVE dutch!


*Even though I slid down the stairs in the rain hehe. Tis in dem archives.

Mongrel said...

The sliding must have been a punishment by some "Higher" powers to keep you on track the next time you stroll through a place like Amsterdamned.

Allthough Dutch is not my native language I do speak and write fairly well, mijn naam is haas ik weet van niks, is hier wat gebeurd dan daar weet ik niks van!

the sabra said...

yo, ani bichlal lo zocheret et mah ani hitkavanti kan! pfff

Rachel said...

I still got excited reading inshallah the first time. Then you let me down.
I remember calling you a pisher! You told me you were gonna tell Mishmum (or something like that). Tattle.
I knew one of these days you were gonna forget what you were talking about. Wish you luck.
I don't care if you weren't talking to me.
Hey Babysitter! I haven't heard from you in a while.

the sabra said...

Ya I think there might be one or two more that I've forgotten. A coupla links that have gone dead have helped with that.

I'm sure if I go back to my emails I'll be able to figure it out.

Ya, hi babysitter--how's it all going?

Re Inshalla-well, I try not to call out to the god of the moslems, ya know...

Rachel said...

Same G-d. He probably likes 'em better though.

Don't you needa go?

the sabra said...

He Chose us. We win.

Yah, I do! But I'm busy stuffing my fingers in my ears to block out all your yelling about how you're not friends with the not funny guy! Sheesh!

RACHEL said...

OOOH YOU FRUSTRATE ME.

the sabra said...

Ooh you're so cute when you get like this :)

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Rachel: hey, it's been a long time. I haven't been reading lots of blogs for a long time. I'm in the process of catching up. wow, it's almost been a year since this post.

Sabra: it's going well. I actually took my first driving lesson today!

the sabra said...

Yay :)
And thank G-d, may you always have good positive news to report. Amen!

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

:-)
Thank You and Amen same for all of you!