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livredor
Obligatory drunk post
Saturday, 06 March 2004 at 11:14 pm
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You don't get very many drunk posts, because I frankly don't drink all that often. But I am now rehydrating myself in the hope that I'll be vaguely human tomorrow (children's party would probably not mix well with hangover...) and thought that I might as well write about my weekend while I'm at it.

Successful and enjoyable Friday night meal; things got a bit stressful about 10 minutes before the start of shabbat, but otherwise it was fine. The service this morning didn't really happen because only Mrs J showed up, but we had a very pleasant chat. Though it was interrupted by a strange born-again Christian (her words) who 'feels a strong affinity for Judaism' and has 'always wanted to see inside the synagogue'. Whatever. I hope we were at least polite to her; it was hard to find a tactful way to put her off inviting herself to our purim party.

The purim party also went very well (minus born-again Christian). I was drinking continuously from 6 o'clock til half past ten, mostly spirits. So I'm going to post this and see how amusing it turns out tomorrow! The Doghouse, which is normally pretty much the sort of place you'd expect from the name, for some reason morphed into a really cool venue this evening, with a very nice live band and a good atmosphere and a vaguely punk or generally subculture clientele. I would happily have spent more time there, had it not been for RB's '20 pubs in two hours' pub crawl scheme.

The advantage of this was that I've drunk so fast that I didn't have time to get depressed, which is what happens when I drink normally. I didn't manage the whole twenty, mind you, more like half a dozen and I skipped rounds at a couple. Nice crowd, quite a lot of people from St Andrews and a good Dundee showing too. I am dressed as Hermione (my scholar's gown is so useful!), and RB is dressed as a beach bum, having borrowed my straw hat. Though it doesn't quite work with the tzitzit... It's also proved surprisingly difficult to ply random strangers with hamentaschen and chocolate while wearing ridiculous clothes.

The Glasgow chaplain has been his usual fluffy and tactful-despite-holding-rather-offensive-views self. Obviously, he knows lethargic_man, and managed to work out who he is from a comment of RB's, so much teasing ensued. Including silliness with the havdalah candle; thankfully lethargic_man doesn't hold with that kind of stuff. Oh, and I won as ever at Jewish geography; one of the new St Andrews students knows Screwy. Well, he's English and a Reform Jew and 21, it's pretty much par for the course.

Happy purim, guys.


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(no subject) - monanotlisa (3/6/04 03:41 pm)
livredor: teeeeeeeeea (thanks to darcydodo)
From:livredor
Date:March 16th, 2004 11:23 am (UTC)
9 days after journal entry, 11:23 am (livredor's time)
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Wow, they sound tasty just from the name, or do you know from experience that they are tasty? I notice that when drunk I fall back into my bad habit of spelling Yiddish like German; I'm sure that 'sch' was uncalled for. The ones I was referring to weren't exceptionally good; they were excessively kosher, and excessively kosher pastries are very rarely as nice, in my experience, as the regular kind.
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hatam_soferet: default
From:hatam_soferet
Date:March 7th, 2004 12:07 am (UTC)
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happy purim!!!!! We're doing Shushan Purim here, so we have it all yet to come...Will has just come across an INSANE halacha, which basically says that if you're crazy drunk on Purim with the joy of the festival, and you smash up something belonging to someone else, you're not subject to the normal rules of making good the damage!!! basically excusing drunken irresponsibility - I'm quite shocked.
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From:lethargic_man
Date:March 7th, 2004 04:38 am (UTC)
13 hours after journal entry, 04:38 am (lethargic_man's time)

Shushan Purim

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Where does the concept come from of celebrating Shushan Purim in cities walled since the time of Joshua? What is the relevance of the time of Joshua to Purim?
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From:hatam_soferet
Date:March 7th, 2004 05:22 am (UTC)
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Re: Shushan Purim

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There IS a view that says you should celebrate Shushan Purim in cities that were walled at the time of Ahashverosh - but there aren't so many (or, indeed, any at all) of those in Israel, being as how Israel was in ruins at that time - so it's better to choose a more prestigious time to measure from, so you get more walled cities in your count.

Joshua reminds ppl of Jewish might at its mightiest, conquering Israel, etc, and is therefore a good time to choose, if you're a rabbi, being both suitably nationalistic and suitably ancient.

I think the sources are Bavli Megilla 2a, Yerushalmi Megilla 1:1, but the Beit Yosef would probably tell you.
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Date:March 7th, 2004 02:39 pm (UTC)
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Re: Shushan Purim

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Thanks for this discussion, which will be useful tomorrow.
Dad
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livredor: words
From:livredor
Date:March 16th, 2004 11:25 am (UTC)
9 days after journal entry, 11:25 am (livredor's time)

Re: Shushan Purim

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Oooh, you know so much stuff! *impressed and admiring*
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From:hatam_soferet
Date:March 16th, 2004 10:51 pm (UTC)
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Re: Shushan Purim

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I've been in yeshiva for two years! Of course I know stuff...don't be too admiring...blush...
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From:livredor
Date:March 16th, 2004 11:24 am (UTC)
9 days after journal entry, 11:24 am (livredor's time)

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Most of the halachot for Purim are insane. I strongly suspect that that's the point.
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darcydodo: hp - wingardium leviosa
From:darcydodo
Date:March 7th, 2004 12:38 am (UTC)
9 hours after journal entry, March 6th, 2004 06:38 pm (darcydodo's time)
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It's not amusing at all. *pouts* You must not be very drunk... after all, you still knew your computer was a computer, and seem to be identifying everything else accurately according to accepted perception. (OK, I didn't actually intend to have that frightening accumulation of acc- ...)

The icon's specially for your costume. ;)
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livredor: hands
From:livredor
Date:March 16th, 2004 11:28 am (UTC)
9 days after journal entry, 11:28 am (livredor's time)

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It's not amusing at all. *pouts
Well, sorry. I agree, it could have been a lot more embarrassing. I think the main thing that's wrong with this is a lack of logical flow to my thoughts. I've forgotten what needs explaining, and it isn't properly ordered at all.

You must not be very drunk... after all, you still knew your computer was a computer
Hmph, just because once I happened to mistake you for Herodotus, doesn't mean you have to keep making an issue of it. I don't normally do things like that, you know.

The icon's specially for your costume.
Yay icon!
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