February 2nd, 2008


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Stayed home all day feeling terrible -- I only went out to pick younger son up from school so he didn't have to walk home in the freezing rain, which caused a two-hour delay in opening schools this morning. Wrote a review of "Up the Long Ladder", a Next Gen episode that is really, really not worth rewatching. Read on LiveScience about how all blue-eyed people have a common ancestor, and, because I had just read a review of a book about how parents can prevent their children from intermarrying by Aish HaTorah's Fundamentalist Rabbi Kalman Packouz, my first thought was, gee, obviously some Jew married out (or more to the point, some non-Jew married in) because I know lots of blue-eyed Jews. It sounds like the genetic switch is likely older than Judaism but I get really pissed off when some Reform Jew from Oregon who has now decided that feminism is the scourge of Judaism announces that my parents should have found a way to break up my marriage and marry me off to a proper Jew.

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Had dinner with my parents -- having no sense of smell makes even crab cakes unenthralling (yeah, I know, crab for Shabbat dinner, heh, don't tell Rabbi Packouz), then came home and watched Flash Gordon where I had the very wrong thought that Dale would be much hotter with Flash's mother than Flash himself and wondered whether we're being set up for a second season with Ming's children at war with each other (I'm all for Queen Aura but I don't think we're going to get that yet -- her little matching terrorist beret and coat cracks me up). Rewatched "Harmony" because I so love John with his Spidey sense tingling and Rodney and the Bad Seed bonding. Then watched "Outcast," the episode in which John has the worst best hair ever -- Collapse ) Have a lovely Imbolc if you celebrate, or a lovely Groundhog Day if it applies!