Saturday, October 4, 2008

Journal Idea

As an even deeper revelation into myself: I just finished going through Orwell's "Down and Out in Paris and London" (actually at the advice of my mother, being that I've often been "down and out" in weird places). It did actually make me somewhat reminisent of some of my past experiences.. which kind of got me thinking- I should write about some of my experiences (experiences that usually end up omitted from this blog even if they occured while I've had it up, being that I cannot usually be found by a computer at those times, and don't feel to write about them later), for at least my own reading- lest I totally forget them in the future (I'm quite forgetful). But then again, making a blog of them would be questionable, being that every blog I've tried to write besides this one has ended in utter disuse (for some reason I 'create' them, but never 'get around' to writing in them). (?) ...representative of my life; lost potential! ברכה לבטלה!

25 comments:

The Babysitter said...

Perhaps the answer is to keep a journal with you so that you can write it down right after it happens so that you don't forget. By me I usually text myself an e-mail to remind me of what happened with a few keywords, so that I don't forget.

I was actually thinking about creating another blog that would be more universal that everyone can read, but I figure one is enough for now, but I'll see.

Rachel said...

Now you mention it, I think you should be the next one to post on placeswewanttogo. It hasn't had a new post in ages.

Write about cows. And Wyoming/Wisconsin/Washington. Wisconsin, right? We have yet to hear about it.

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

Who me? It's funny, on the way here there were a few places I was dying to post about, but by the time I got back I totally forgot what they were! : (

Rachel said...

No, the boy sitting behind you.

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

rachel: אלו! דודו! רחל אומרת לך משהו! י

babysitter: Yeah man, you really need another blog out there- you've got like 12 adults who are not so into 'babysitting' trying to ort through all that kid stuff. You wouldn't have to do away with your babysitter personality, but not everything you write has to be about babysitting (something, I think, many of the people who read your blog are not as into as you).

The Babysitter said...

Shlomo: are you talking to Rachel in hebrew so that I shouldn't understand? lol

Right, so perhaps I'm gonna start a Jewish kinda thing, and now that we just had Rosh Hashonah it is the beginning of the new Jewish year, so it fits in perfectly. Being that I started my blog in the new year of January.

But yea I realize not everyone is into it, but then I'm afraid if I have 2 then there will be less readers on either of them. But we'll see. I like the idea of making another one, so I think I will.

Rachel said...

Unsolicited advice: If they're reading your blog, obviously they're interested enough in what you have to say.

And if you're worried about having less readers once you have two blogs: You're readers won't leave just because you have two blogs. They may just choose to read one of them, whichever they prefer. And your other blog will gradually find itself new readers. Either way, it really is the quality of the readers more than the quantity... you'd rather have fewer readers who comment well and often rather than a bunch of readers who won't leave you a comment at all. And then there is also the point of you don't really have to have any commenters at all... sometimes you have readers who somehow like what it is you write about but never choose to make themselves known (you see them on your site meter).

P.S. Shlomo probably isn't hiding anything from you in his Hebrew comment. He may just be testing me. ;)

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

What?!! She said she was talking to the guy behind me, so I said "Alo! Dudu! Rachel is telling you something!"

(..there's always a "dudu" in every Israeli group!)

The Babysitter said...

Rachel: wow, thanx for the advice, I agree with you, you make good points. So I finally decided to do it, I made a second blog! and btw, Rachel, I'm gonna get up to reading yours too. I have a test tomorrow that I haven't started studying for, so sometime after that I will try to get to it.

:-) so you don't naturally speak hebrew?

Shlomo: I never heard of that word before.

Rachel said...

Nah, I naturally speak Swahili and a bit of Amharic. I do wish I was fluent in Hebrew... and Arabic. One day.

Btw, Chriqui, I thought I was queen discoverer of this "Dudu phenomenon." Especially the "Emm..alo, Dudu!..."

The Babysitter said...

Rachel: that's so cool, I didn't know countries still speak Aramaic, I thought that was only from the time of the Gemara. Which country speaks Swahili?

Rachel said...

Hehe. Babysitter, I was completely joking. But I meant Amharic, not Aramaic. Amharic is an African language, as is Swahili... to the best of my knowledge.

The Babysitter said...

Rachel: o, I wouldn't have known! lol, sounds like you would make a good actor, although with comments its easy to make a straight face.

Rachel said...

Ah, no, I'd make for an awful actress. I generally laugh/smile when I make a joke... kinda ruins it, if you know what I mean. :)

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

For the record!!! (I should make a show by that name : P), there are still pockets of people in Syria who still speak some Aramaic (Christians obviously), as are there some Christians in Iraq who speak it, although it's really the trademark of the the Mani people (many of which have taken their Aramaic to parts of western Europe and ome cities in America).

The Babysitter said...

Rachel: yea I know what you mean, I'm the same way.

Shlomo: make a show by what name?

I didn't know christians speak/spoke aramaic.

Who are the Mani people?

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

babysitter: Big mazal tov on the new blog by the way!! : )

I'm telling you, this is a good idea...

The Babysitter said...

Shlomo: Thanx, we shall see what comes of it.

mishmum said...

Rachel, you are very funny. And it becomes funnier following the conversations with people who don't know you are kidding.
Since this is Chriqui's domain
Oh, Chriqui, you are also very funny. Ya, aha.

Rachel said...

Thanks, Mishmum. You are rapidly growing to be my favorite commenter, even when not commenting on my blog.

Chriq's, contain the green monster within yourself. I assure you, you can be funny too.

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

...'Manndaeans' are actually the followers of 'mani' (sorry I got that mixed up for a second).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandaeism

Truth be told "Syriac" and "Mandaic" are pretty much seperate languages from Aramiac actually. You can check it up on Wikipedia but it's sort of complicated..

I became interested in Aramaic for the same reason I became interested in Hebrew; when I saw what was written in the books didn't match up with the way the Ashkenazim were saying it (well, in my opinion at least!).

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

"Chriq's, contain the green monster within yourself. I assure you, you can be funny too."- hahaha. It's all about appreciation of fine humour! No one appreciates fine humour these days! ; )

mishmum said...

Pfffsss...heheehee
trying unsuccessfully to stifle my laughter...

Rachel said...

Mishmum, you are laughing at the usage of the term "fine humour," right? Cuz I am. (Sorry Shlomo, we're really not laughing AT you. ;))

(And your last comment keeps making me laugh! Somehow (dunno why) it reminds me of all those actual "Pfffssss" I did back in the day trying to stifle laughter during the rabbi's speeches. You had to be there to get it.)

"Manndaeans": Oh. Duh. I just got why the term "Mani" was so familiar when you first used it. You're saying they speak Mandaic or Aramaic?

mishmum said...

Rachel - Yes. (Sorry Shlomo, all in good humor, though)

And I was there, I get it! :)