I have bought myself a copy of Renaud à Bobino. I basically never buy full-price new CDs, but it was only 15 including shipping. And it's not like 1980s French singers are readily available at my usual cheap music outlets. I love the internet, and I love Renaud's insane puns. (Who'd have thought that banlieue (suburb) sounds a bit like Bon Dieu (God)?)
I've been fiddling with my journal style to try and show friends colours. I finally got it working, which I'm sort of proud of because it involved messing with someone else's code. Of course, the moment I get the code to do what I want, the server with my stylesheets decides to fall down leaving my journal far more ugly than when I started. But hopefully this is a temporary thing.
I have been drinking a lot of raspberry flavoured stuff.
My lovely friend RB (formerly of Dundee J-soc) is around taking a holiday and visiting all his friends from Northern Region (which is the collective of Jewish students from North England and Scotland). He showed up yesterday afternoon, and I was really pleased to see him. (He had warned me that he was coming in an IM conversation weeks ago, but I'd forgotten.)
Anyway, we drank lots of tea and he told me about his job at the JLE. Apparently he's been learning lots of Gemara and also some Luzatto and (this one struck me as very cool) Judah HaLevi's Kuzari! And organizing murder mystery parties suitable for a certain type of frum people who object to plotlines involving extramarital affairs, or actresses with revealing costumes. I am pleased to report that he's picked up a lot of Jewish learning and secular admin experience, but remains very much himself and has not been subsumed by the mildly scary JLE mindset.
And finally, an extremely random meme from jacquic: So there's a list floating around various people's journals, mutating as it goes according to predefined rules. It sort of caught my imagination though I can't put my finger on why; I think it's almost a meta-meme, it's a meme about meme-ness.
If you want to play, take this list, and resort it so that the best thing is at the top and the worst thing is at the bottom. Then add three new things, one at the top (which has to be better than everything on the list), one at the bottom (which has to be worse), and one in the middle. And post the new list in your journal, mentioning where you got it from.
- baked beans
- legal journals
- John Gray