June 5th, 2002
|09:32 pm - thank you, doctor insano|
lyzi said today that she's feeling crampy and run-down and generally blah, but not sick per se.. and that this was how she felt the day she got brought to the hospital and ended up having a tumor taken out. at the time, my "everything's fine! mindless optimism is the way to go!" reflex kicked in, but now i'm afraid something is wrong. what if i wake up tomorrow and find out she's dead?
^ this was from last night, when lj was down for maintanence and i couldnt post it ^
and today she said she slept for like 12 hrs and she's feeling a lot better now, but has a little fever. so there you go.
i, on the other hand, ache a damn lot. that's what i get for playing xtreme pingpong.
my aunt just called. she was explaning to me why it's very importnat that i marry a jewish girl, because if i don't raise my kids jewish they will be christian "and worship a statue". i mentioned to her that a) they could be raised without a religion and b) even if they werent, there's more than 2 religions in the world. her response is that if they're not raised jewish, they will hear about everyone else celebrating xmas and want to go to church and sing to jesus. okie doke.
np: system of a down - science
A little paranoid, isn't she (your aunt)? I may be a bit rusty on things, but is it not possible to go join up with the jews and worship their everlasting candles or whatever (I kid! I kid because I love!) later on in life? I don't see you raising a kid all that religiously at this point anyway. If it helps at all, I was raised Catholic and I actually did hear about these Jewish kids who got 354 days of presents, and was kinda jealous of that. So there! Anyone can believe in anything they want at any time, and if your only reason for being X is that you were raised X, then you're really not much in the way of a believer anyway. Why does religion have to be a popularity contest?
Hm. I don't think I could have said it better than John just did. So I won't say anything but "yeah!"
And I was raised Catholic but now I don't worship statues or sing to jesus but I get to have Christmas anyway. I guess I could even celebrate Hannukah with presents and candles too if I wanted. Michiel wouldn't mind either.
I hope this doesn't make your aunt worry
Hey madeleine, this os totally random but you speak dutch and Im determined to find at least one humanbeing in the world not related to me who knows what a keesohond is, so er, you do, right?
I, too, avoid the statue worship. What with statues being like, plaster 'n shit. And I never sing in church, because, well, I dont want to be there. I'm only there because my dad made it part of my rent agreement. and I wasnt in much of a situation to bitch at the time. so there you are dan, turn christian, ignore religion and get presents. or stay jewish, ignore religion, and get presents. just dont turn to some religion without presents, or your children will hate you.
i will randomly guess: keesohond is a dog.
..because presents can only be given on proscribed religious holidays?
oops, I meant keeshond. yeah, but like, no one's ever heard of/knows the breed.
hee! i only got it right because of the typo - the hond at the end looked like hound
|Finally a reply!|
I didn't know if keeshond meant anything, so I went right to the Dutch source. We both knew that keeshond was a type of dog, and Michiel even knew "it's kind of breed of little dog that travels on boats" (hee) which I never knew.
As far as it meaning anything in particular - nope, osrry. Not in any language we know. :)