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misc. quickies.
  • It is very hot in my office, dammit.
  • I mostly feel better and far less sick. I am sneezing a lot, though.
  • I can't believe I was insane enough to agree to do the banquet journal this year. I have lost my mind. I'm not doing a good job, and that's no good.
  • I don't know how it's happening, but my skirt keeps turning itself around. It's weird. I'm not moving enough to make it seem possible. In other news, my denim skirt (which I am not wearing today) has a sneaky habit of having the zipper open up. I'm pretty sure this isn't one of those "it's a feature not a bug" situations. While I'm talking about TMI clothing issues, and guys can tune out if they want to, yesterday I discovered that I'd only hooked my bra on one hook. Now I'm not exactly small chested, so I've got at least 3 hooks on most of my bras. No wonder it was so damn uncomfortable yesterday.
  • Guys, you can tune back in now, though I'm not really certain that I have much else to say.
  • We are having the Glazers and the Waldmans for dinner tonight. I spent far too much time stressing about everyone's idiosyncratic food aversions. Two guests coming won't eat raw tomatoes. One won't eat "cooked tomato products." At least one won't eat eggplant. One of the no-raw-tomatoes people also won't eat anything green, but will apparently eat broccoli, but not broccoli kugel. Lauren said I should skip dinner and just get a group rate on therapy. Her husband told me that he'd love to eat at my house, but he has an aversion to all food that contains water, and doesn't eat anything white or green. We determined that he could have pink astronaut ice cream and that was about it. Fortunately, Astronaut ice cream is kosher. :)
  • This is not as complicated as the day I tried to have a dairy meal for the Abensons and the Schwartzmans. Two people would not eat eggplant. One person did not like tomatoes (but cooked tomato products were okay). I don't care for dairy lasagna. One person would not eat fish. One person would not eat, get this, "visible eggs" so quiche was out. I ended up making macaroni and cheese casserole and quiche.
  • The lesson here is that I should not have more than one TI couple at my dinner table at the same time. One other person from TI won't eat spices and says she is allergic to black pepper (though I've seen her eat it without incident many times)>
  • Then again, there's someone in my shul with a three year old who can't eat anything. He's allergic to nuts (can't even be in the same room with peanuts), soy, dairy, fish, and gawd knows what else. Do you know how many things have soy in them? Allergic to soy AND dairy? Pain in the ass. He's not allergic to cats, which is a miracle But both of his parents are, so we can only have them over during Succos, when we eat outside. So I guess I should count my blessings that tonight's guests only have "aversions" and not "allergies"
  • Hot, I say, HOT! It is a sauna in my office.
  • I still hate that LJ defaults to one space after a period. YES, I recognize that this is an acceptable convention that makes sense for a variety of reasons. But I find it damn hard to read. And I'm stuck in my ways. And two spaces is also an acceptable convention. So why can't LJ just let me put as many damn spaces as I want without having to do any ridiculous extra html to make it happen?
  • I can't wait until May.
  • We have our guardianship hearing for Julian on Monday. Wish us luck. According to my attorney, the judge presiding "always gives her what she wants." So good.

Current Mood: discontent discontent

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From: gittygiggles Date: January 21st, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
whats a gaurdianship hearing???

and ppl taht picky shouldn't eat out...in my opinion.
From: gittygiggles Date: January 21st, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
dan and asher and i will eat anything :)
drmellow From: drmellow Date: January 21st, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your beef about the spacing issue is not an LJ issue, but is intentionally the design of HTML itself.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 21st, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
sigh. Then I'm even more annoyed. But thank you for the info. ;)
cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: January 21st, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
While I'm talking about TMI clothing issues, and guys can tune out if they want to, yesterday I discovered that I'd only hooked my bra on one hook. Now I'm not exactly small chested, so I've got at least 3 hooks on most of my bras. No wonder it was so damn uncomfortable yesterday.

At least you didn't state your mood as bouncy (ducks and runs).

I still hate that LJ defaults to one space after a period.

It's not LJ; it's HTML. Spaces are not significant in HTML unless you use a non-breaking space. You get around that problem, if you insist, by using semagic, or by using  .
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 21st, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know, but my point is I want to just have it show up the way I type it. But if I turn off the auto formatting, then I get line-wrap problems and I have to guess when to do a hard return, which I don't want to do either. Sigh.

I'll live. It just annoys me. But it's good to know it's not LJ trying to annoy me.
cellio From: cellio Date: January 21st, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, you've got some real culinary challenges there.

As far as I can tell LJ is doing the right thing with spaces; if you typed two in your entry they're still there. (View the source or edit the entry.) The problem is that msot browsers have gone over to the dark side and only render it as a single space.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 21st, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sniff*
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: January 21st, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
We are having the Glazers and the Waldmans for dinner tonight
We will be having chicken.

Fortunately, Astronaut ice cream is kosher.
Where do you get kosher astronaut ice cream?? At the Space museum here, it is not kosher...I wanted to get some and put it in Josh's lunch as a treat.

And what's in may? or is it something significant you've mentioned a million times that I just missed and am therefore a bad friend?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 21st, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll try to find you kosher astronaut ice cream. It could be that it is no longer kosher. But it used to be for sure.

Nothing special in May. But the banquet will be over so no more journal. Pesach will be over so no worrying about Pesach (did you know there are only like 90 some days until Pesach? I should just kill myself now. Generally, I love winter, so I'll be sad when it is May and it is not winter, but a lot of my obligations will be over by May.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: January 21st, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Uh ... what's TI?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 21st, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
our old shul. Sorry. The couples that I always have this issue with all go to my former shul.
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mscongeniality From: mscongeniality Date: January 21st, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know how it's happening, but my skirt keeps turning itself around.

Oh! I hate that...it happens to me all the time but only with one or two skirts.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 21st, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've never really had it happen. I think it's just this skirt. It's a little loose (miracle of miracles). Maybe that's why.
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mscongeniality From: mscongeniality Date: January 21st, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh man...I have some serious love for that icon...

Is there someplace I can steal it from and give proper credit?
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From: bodnej Date: January 21st, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
So which guys will tune out posts about bras and ample bosoms?

estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 21st, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
well, good point.
ginamariewade From: ginamariewade Date: January 21st, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was always taught that unless you have a religious problem with food (i.e., kashrut) or a bona fide health problem (i.e., diabetes or severe allergy) that you should keep your whiny "I don't like it" comments to yourself. And say "No Thank You" when served something you don't like. And say "It looks lovely, but I'm not feeling very hungry tonight."

Because anything else is ungracious. You're not a short order cook, and you are being gracious by inviting someone to your house and serving them food on your table. If they can't appreciate that, then maybe they need more home training.

estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 21st, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
All the parties in question would gladly simply skip the dishes that had something "distasteful" in them. The raw-tomato-avoiders (we're now up to three of them tonight) would pick out raw tomatoes, the no cooked tomato person would skip the lasagna if I made it which I didn't. The no broccoli kugel person will suffer because I made it anyway, and purchased potato kugel for him because my potato kugel, while delicious, bakes for TWO HOURS. The nothing green guy would skip the salad, except it turns out that I'm making a kind of salad he'll eat (that was planned that way, of course).

When it comes down to it, no one at my table would starve no matter what I made. And not one of them would make a fuss about it.

It's MY mishegas, not anyone else's.
hopeness From: hopeness Date: January 21st, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, and I thought it was hard that we (meaning B's dad) has to deal with a vegetarian who won't eat pasta and a nut allergy almost every week. Now if only we can convince him that none of us are that keen on cholent, vegetarian or otherwise...

Also your comment about Pesach made me realize that we're moving in April and we're going to have to kasher a kitchen three weeks before we have to make it kosher for Pesach... but I don't know if I could live three weeks without bread prior to that... especially since we'll be living somewhere where you can actually get fresh kosher bread... oh my goodness, you've sparked the excitement...
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 25th, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
You could just eat bread out. Or you could mostly kasher it, but be very careful with non KLP products so that it's a quick clean up before Pesach. Or you could keep all your non-KLP stuff on your table until you're ready to completely get rid of that stuff. Or, um, something.
either_or From: either_or Date: January 21st, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
i don't eat milk products. unless i'm @ home and not planning on going out anytime soon. or i know they're lactose-free.

i also don't eat eggplant. or...and this is really a hassle...onions. but i usually just pick through onion-y foods and eat the other things. so most foods are fine, unless they are onion-themed, like french onion soup or onion dip (which i wouldn't eat anyway, b/c of the sour cream. sour cream makes my intestines *very* unhappy, which is sad b/c my mouth likes sour cream a lot.).

visible eggs, though? that's ridiculous!

i mean...don't most people *like* to see and know what they're eating??

generally...and i'm just rambling now...i think what i'm saying is that i am a pretty picky food person, but apart from letting people know that i don't eat creamy or milky things (b/c i'm just not comfortable enough letting go in someone else's bathroom!), i usually just take what they give me and eat around the things i don't like.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 25th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
holy schmoly... no onions? What if they're cooked and hidden in something? Sheesh. I cook with onions CONSTANTLY. That's as hard as the woman I once had to cook for with no garlic. Come to think of it, she couldn't have onions either. They were both out. That was horrifying.
jeannegrrl From: jeannegrrl Date: January 21st, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
OK my tomato issues should not be a factor in your dinner plans ever. Unless you planned to make stuffed tomatoes. And even then, I'd at least try them - honest. :-) As long as you don't get offended (and you've told me you don't) when I pick out chunks, then I'm fine with them being used in cooking.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 25th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your tomato issues are easy. Raw tomatoes you'll pick out. Cooked tomatoes are more complicated, but I don't cook with them often enough to be a huge deal, especially since you'll eat cooked "tomato products" like tomato sauce without chunks.
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