Karen (estherchaya) wrote,

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interview from utforsker

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2 - I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 - You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 - You'll include this explanation.
5 - You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.

1 - Why were you scared that sethcohen got along with brimic and myself at brunch?
2 - How did we meet? I can't remember precisely. I recall driving around Bowie late one night with you, Sacha, and Mikee.
3 - Do you still play multi-lingual Scrabble?
4 - Do you plan to make the Aliyah? Why?
5 - Have you ever practiced any other religions than Judaism?

1 - Why were you scared that </a></a>sethcohen got along with </a></a>brimic and myself at brunch?

Was I?  Gosh, you've got a better memory than I.  I guess (since I don't really remember) that I have a particular vision of what Seth is like as a person, and when I see him in new environments or with new people (who in many cases I view as being very different sorts of people than him), it always surprises me because I see different sides of him.  Scared probably isn't what I meant.  But it's strange to take two people from my past (from what seems like an entirely different life) and put them at a table with my husband and find out that he has more in common with those people than me (and in many cases that's the case... can't really remember if that was the case when we met you guys for brunch)

2 - How did we meet? I can't remember precisely. I recall driving around Bowie late one night with you, Sacha, and Mikee.

Again, I must sadly say that you have a better memory than me.  My gut says that we met at one of dallendoug's parties.  But that could be completely wrong.  Then I thought that we must have met while I was dating Brian.  But that could be wrong.  And the more I think of it, I believe it must have been Sacha or Mikee.  Oh heck, I dunno.

3 - Do you still play multi-lingual Scrabble?

Sadly, no.  No one lets me.  Sigh.  But I tell the story of our multi-lingual game often.

4 - Do you plan to make the Aliyah? Why?

I don't really know.  Ideally, I would jump on that and say "yes!"  But there are lots of things to consider.  It's certainly not in my 5 or 10 year plan.  But maybe in my 20 year plan.  I feel a deep love and connection to Israel and I would love to live in a place where the whole country has off during Sukkos and Pesach and other holidays.  I love the idea of having so many dining options!  We know a fair number of people there, so it wouldn't be walking in blind, which is good.

On the other hand, of course, I've put roots down here already.  (how the heck did that happen?  I'm a Navy Brat, I'm not supposed to know how to stay in one place!)  Seth's pharmacists' license probably wouldn't transfer Internationally.  Healthcare is an issue.  Safety is clearly an issue in the current climate (but I wouldn't let that be the sole reason for not going there). 

So I guess the real answer to your question is maybe.  I would love to make aliyah, but I don't know if I actually will.

5 - Have you ever practiced any other religions than Judaism?

Sure I practiced them, but I never got any good at them, so I had to quit.  Just kidding.  The answer is: not exactly.  I was exposed to a lot of religions other than Judaism.  I went to Hebrew School growing up.  I went to Catholic Mass with my best friend.  I went to Buddhist Temples a few times.  Baptist, Episcopalian, Muslim.  But never as "my religion" always as learning or observing.  When you first met me, I was probably going to a Unitarian Fellowship.  But again, I can't say I was "practicing" it.  I was seeking some sort of religious structure (in this case a cool youth group), and my parents didn't provide that growing up, so I found it where I could.   When I got to college, I connected more and more with Judaism, and it grew from there.  Eventually, I became Orthodox.  So that's that.

Good questions!


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