I want to do a full roundup later; I was exhausted last night for some reason, so I went to sleep early (like 1:30). I haven't had a chance to really catch up on most of the blogs I read lately, as we've been busy taking care of different things, such as setting up my independent study courses and other school issues; and some work stuff for Serach. We also hosted a date, which was a lot of fun. :) But that's all I'm allowed to say about that (and I'm just hoping I don't get killed for that one...!) Meanwhile, here's a few posts from blogs that [mostly] aren't on my blogroll (though when I next change it, they should be):
Crusin' Mom appreciates her husband. (Hey, I haven't done a roundup in a few days...)Enjoy!
Toronto Pearl wonders what to do when your favorite bloggers disappear for a bit.
Robert of Seraphic Press notes some hypocrisy when it comes to destruction of synagogues; Ze'ev had an excellent post on this as well, questioning where the Israeli government is on this - and answering.
Ezer K'negdo explains why it's important for a rebbetzin to remain anonymous.
E-Kvetcher says not to kvetch about your parents, and points to a very exciting piece of news from the Egel Nest. B'shaa Tova!!
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Two weeks in a row I'm mentioned? WOW...and thank you.
TP, don't get too flattered... some people get it even more often ;)ReplyDelete
Hosted a date? What does that mean? More info needed!ReplyDelete
Heh ;) Sorry, no can do...ReplyDelete
Hey Ezzie (and Serach) Thanks again for the food!ReplyDelete
Ok Ezzie... you cant do that. You give us a litle bit of information and dangle it in front of us for your amusment. I am not asking for names, I just want to know, what does hosting a date mean? Were you guys the "replacement home" for the girl (because she comes from a place outside of NYC) so the guy could pick her up from somewhere? Or maybe you hosted one of those chassidich couples who meet for 20 minutes by someones house to see if they like each other? Or did a friend of your run out of ideas (and money) for a date and instead of taking the girl out to a resteraunt he decided to take her out to Ezzie's home where the food and service are impecable? (I wonder if he has to leave a tip in that situation..?) Or maybe it was a yeshivish first date and the guy didnt have a car, so instead of going to a hotel lobby by the train (or even worse her picking him up) he went to a more "homey" atmosphere? (But with no other shidduch dates in the room the couple has nothing to gossip about if their conversation goes stale... so that cant be it). See, I could do this forever! You have to give us some information!ReplyDelete
Rivky & Ari - You're welcome; thank the cook, which wasn't me (or Serach) this time. And now everyone reading this likely thinks you were the date... (Sorry, all, they weren't.)ReplyDelete
Shua - Of course I can! :)
Let's see... Nope... nope, but I made jokes like that... No, but that's a smart guess; and how would you know, you NEVER COME HERE!!! (You really should, even though you're so busy...) And while the food is fabulous, the service is weak. I'm lazy. :) ...no, but LOL... maybe I'll give more at a later date. You'll just have to keep coming back for more!
OK to all who care and want details, I was the one on my third, yes third date, by Serach and Ezzie last night. Firstly I wish to extend the utmost Hakaras Hatov (recognition of thanks) to our most gracious hosts. It was really an evening that (i hope) was enjoyed by all. Secondly i have to thank my date who is so at ease with anything i do (even letting a couple of friends "crash" this "date") which allows me to just chill and be myself. ok and now to the details! I am just a normal guy and Ezzie couldnt seem to keep his nose out of the first two dates i had with this lovely girl. We both know Ezzie individualy and independantly of the other. I went out early just to do some shopping to get all the usual trimmings for a BBQ (Forman style - it is the winter). you know hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, onion rings, saurkraut, baked beans, etc. I then cooked the stuff as Serach preceeded to scream at Ezzie to help (but i was glad i had to do it because for me quiet hands make for a nervous mind). My date arrived and we all sat down to eat and yes Shua the service was impecable (i was serving). The company was excellent as well (thanks Ser for always keeping the ball rolling). anywho TMI im sure, Ill just stop here and prevent any further embarassment to any and all of the parties involved. Lets just say i had a nice time and hope that my feelings are being mirrored elsewhereReplyDelete
oy vey just read my own post sorry to all English majors out there i just killed the entire english language. just plain painful to read SORRYReplyDelete
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Well...I'm speechless. I happen to be the girl on the date. Serach and Ezzie always throw such entertaining gatherings. It is never a dull moment at the Goldish residence. They finally got what they always wanted...their polish housekeeper on a "sit-in" date! I must say though, because of the wonderful guy I'm dating, I hardly did any preparation or cleaning up (he took care of everything B'H!)Although I excpected Ezzie to do the cooking, etc, I was much happier to have my date(a pretty good chef) do the cooking. I also want to thank the host and hostess for an amazing evening and to finally meet some of my dates' good friends who I've heard so much about! Last but not least, this all couldnt have taken place without the guy himself. I will keep my comments to myself, but thank you for last night and the many hours we've spent together.ReplyDelete
(I cannot comepete with my date - so whatever he said, he said it on my behalf as well)
Heh. What to say, what to say...ReplyDelete
Firstly I wish to extend the utmost Hakaras Hatov (recognition of thanks) to our most gracious hosts.
You're very welcome. Our pleasure, as always.
It was really an evening that (i hope) was enjoyed by all.
You have no idea...
Secondly i have to thank my date who is so at ease with anything i do (even letting a couple of friends "crash" this "date") which allows me to just chill and be myself.
I was shocked - but she was cool with it right away, and it worked out great. They even behaved!!
I am just a normal guy and Ezzie couldnt seem to keep his nose out of the first two dates i had with this lovely girl.
Oh, yeah, whatEVER. Let's clarify: We both know Ezzie individualy and independantly of the other. ...which is why I heard quite a bit from both sides. And said much less. o=:)
and... [snort] Awww... [barf]
I then cooked the stuff as Serach preceeded to scream at Ezzie to help (but i was glad i had to do it because for me quiet hands make for a nervous mind)
What can I say? I was just doing my part to help. I'm a very kind person.
saurkraut, baked beans, etc.
The company was excellent as well (thanks Ser for always keeping the ball rolling).
Serach can talk - shocker. :D
Serach and Ezzie always throw such entertaining gatherings.
Duh. (It's really the company...)
It is never a dull moment at the Goldish residence.
They finally got what they always wanted...their polish housekeeper on a "sit-in" date!
ROTFL!!!!! *YOU* have no idea! Oh, this is going to be fun....!
I must say though, because of the wonderful guy I'm dating, I hardly did any preparation or cleaning up (he took care of everything B'H!)
[snort] Awww... [barf] He was very good.
Although I excpected Ezzie to do the cooking, etc, I was much happier to have my date(a pretty good chef) do the cooking.
Woah... what does THAT mean?! He was all right, but... uh-uh, don't even START with me. Hmph.
I also want to thank the host and hostess for an amazing evening
blah blah blah (our pleasure)
Last but not least, this all couldnt have taken place without the guy himself. I will keep my comments to myself, but thank you for last night and the many hours we've spent together.
[snort] Awwww....!!! [barf] *many* hours is right. Now there's less people to IM until like 2am. Geez.
Thanks, guys. It was really great, and a lot of fun. And I will hold this over your heads forever. :)
Ok you guys...as the official shadchans we'd just like to say that we are shepping HUGE amounts of nachas right here. After the meal at Ezzie and Serach, the date continued at our place, where the lovely girl got to chill with some of her date's friends and hear them reminisce about the good old days...which made the date even more fun. Anonymous couple, we are so happy for you guys and may you continue to have many more dates in the future!ReplyDelete
Hi bloggaholics and everyone else- I am the other half of the identity behind the famous SERANDEZ! this is my first time ever on my blog (well half of it is mine being that half of it is named after me)! Anyhow i wanted to say a few things- firstly just_some_guy and Anonymous, i am very dissapointed in you- we had a deal that you were supposed to boycott this blog today and stop my husband's insenuace (SP?) habit of blogging... btw Ez the first step to recovery is admitting, repeat after me "My name is Ezzie Goldish and im a blogaholic". Its ok, something good comes out of his crazy need to stay up for days to "surf" the blogsphere- 4am feedings will be his job. All kidding aside, I am very proud of him, especially of his amazing writing skills and capabilities to do what he seta his mind to do (which these days is basically eating and blogging)!!!!!!! Anyhow back to boy and girl on date, i wont mention certain things about the date (to spare you two kiddies), or what we all said about you when you had your "sit- in" in the kitchen and we were all eating at the table, and gossiping about you two. I do however want to correct something... I did not, nor do i ever SCREAM at my husband, or at anyone. I definately did scold him (even though he was busy blogging at the time, so as usual it went in one ear and out the other... sorta like the time i asked you to disconnect the beaters, he he :). But thank you date boy for the tasty meal im glad you were able to pre-occupy yourself and ease your nerves. I must however agree with my husband, every meal here is always tasty and delicous, not becuase Ez cooks it, but because my hard earned money (from a real job) pays for all the food- just a small tidbit. Also, note another correction- as usual it was entertaining at the Goldish household, should be corrected to, as usual Serach was entertaining- Ez just gets good and famous and gets all the credit, becuase of me, sortta why he had to use my name for part of the blog, how boring would a blog called "andez" be- basically he needs me, for evrything ($ $ $ $ $ $ $)- yup that too. Lastly, i want to say that I am sorry i answered the phone at the table and went to room to watch 24. Well actually im really not sorry- heck, its my house and i do as i please and 24 takes precedence over everything, but of course boy on date dosent know that becuase hes only seen yum the past 2 seasons, a horrible and haneous crime he admited to only last night after deceiving all those who considered you a friend all these years. In any event, i bid you all goodbye, for the first and probably final time (sorry other blogs are more entertaining- A. May) (actually in all honestly its really that i see the amount of hours put into this blog by my darling and sweet husband and can not in any capacity justify "wasting" all those hours withering away as a "computer potatoe")- But I do Love you Ez and remember- always "BE YOURSELF BECUASE THE PEOPLE WHO CARE DONT MATTER AND THE PEOPLE WHO MATTER DONT CARE".ReplyDelete
HOLY -!!! Serach commented!! (singing) Shehecheyanu, V'Kiyimanu, V'Hikiyanu, Lazman Hazeh...!!!ReplyDelete
R & A - Amen!!!ReplyDelete
Serach/Wifey - Awww!! :)
I don't think I'm capable of doing feedings, but we'll worry about that when it comes to that. But it's great to know that you've finally come around to my blogging habit. :)
Serach NEVER screams. Of course not.
And we never gossip, either. (Really!)
Ser - money doesn't cook the food!! You definitely do NOT want me using that line from now on... ;)
And, as I've explained many times, without you it wouldn't be "AndEz" - it would be "Ezzie" or "Li'l Ethzie" or "Ezfish" or any of the other 80 nicknames I've had.
We can no longer talk to 'just_some_guy', as he still has not seen Seasons 1-3 of 24; his pretending to have done so is appalling and unforgivable.
And can someone please explain to Serach that sitting at a computer does NOT necessarily mean one is blogging!? Thanks.
I'm still blown away by this historic event. I'm speechless. Wow.
First of all...hurray for wifey for commenting...be careful, you may get addicted!ReplyDelete
Ezzie: you be careful too...I told you, you were hooked!...thanks for putting me in your round-up again.
you do things at the computer other than blog?ReplyDelete
CM - You're welcome. And if she got addicted... hehehe - that would be HILARIOUS.ReplyDelete
Rafi G - Sure. I read other blogs. Duh. :)
lol... sounds like a fun evening... very entertaining, thanks (to all commenters!!) for sharing :)ReplyDelete
and i'm also a blogaholic, i'll admit that much... but i just can't stop...
Nope, no blogaholics here... It's always fun at SerandEz :)ReplyDelete
Wow... So I guess I wasnt so off. But Ezzie it seems like your blog is becoming a sorta shadchun... Now if the girl wants to see how the guy enjoyed the date and/or if he wants to go out again, she just has to look on Ezzie blog! Its like taking Frumster/J-Date/Futuresimchas to the next level! (and from the comments both guy and girl posted seems like its goin well, but thruthfully what else were they goin to say? Imagine... Girl:"Hey guy, this is really not cool. You'r taking me out to a friends house!?! Im not a JAP and def not high maintnace, but every once in a while a girl deserves a nice meal and on a date I think is a good time!. Oh and your friends coming over to say hi?? Thats wasnt tacky at all. And the 2 dollar burgers you made me... they were burned." Guy:"This was supposed to be an informal date, girl, why did you spend 3 hours getting all dressed up? Hope your ok with the laid back way we had this date, cuz thats how I'm gona run my household. You have better be cool with my friends because we go way back and nothing is coming between us." But thruthfully, I'm just joshin with you guys because I really like this idea of having the date by a friends house... very chilled out, personality comes out more, proably enjoyed by all. Hmmmm.... I might have to use your house and blog one day, Ezzie!) Oh and did I say Ezzie's blog...? I'm sorry, its Ezandser blog! However you got to know Ezzie that Serach would post a comment when it comes to shidduchum (espically in such a juicy case like this, I couldnt refrain from commenting). Oh and serach... I havent seen ONE eposide of 24 for two reasons. a)every time I want to see one, people stop me because you cant start in middle of a season and b)do I want to get myself addicted to another thing?ReplyDelete
Shua - LOL. See, another reason to visit.ReplyDelete
I *loved* the girl/guy comments. I was wondering about that one also... but bH they're pretty comfortable.
One piece of advice, courtesy of my sister: Spend time with each other while with friends. People's true selves come out - you can't act around your friends, they won't allow you to.
Re: 24. You CANNOT START FROM THE MIDDLE. Season 1, Episode 1. And you should because it's the best show ever. Duh. (shakes head)
All Im gonna say Shua is that you are way off!! (even burgers for 6 [7 if you count Rifky] isn't cheap) and except for the point about the laid back way Im gonna run my household you got us pinned all wrong.ReplyDelete
J_S_G - Um, he was kidding. :) (Then again, I guess you'd have to know him to know that...)ReplyDelete
So first when it comes to shidduchum we must never joke. All work and no fun thats what gets the job done, right? Hehe. Thats definitely NOT my philosophy. Dont worry J_S_G I wasnt be judgmental, I was just playin around... but now wait a second..... "burgers for 6 [7 if you count rivky]"! I didnt get the whole story here! I thought there were 4 people, Ezzie, Search, J_S_G and Anonymous girl! Who are these other two (well three if you count Rivky) people? I didnt get the whole story!ReplyDelete
No no - it was SerandEz, J_S_G, and AnonGirl, along with 2 guys. Later, they headed to R & A's with food. :)ReplyDelete
But the two guts were the guys who crashed the date right? They werent there from the beggining of the date like two announcers at a ball game... "and now J_S_G has the conversation, starts off with a slight joke gets a reaction out of AnonGirl and now... OMG, Bob I dont belive it, he's starting to talk tachlis!" "Thats an amazing move he pulled there, Jon, with the distracting let-down -your-guard-joke and quite unexpected them being in front of Serndez."ReplyDelete
Thank you Shua for spelling my name right. J_S_G it's ok that you spelled it w/an f cuz the rest of the world does....and altho I wasn't by SerAndEz, I must say that the second part of the date was quite fun!ReplyDelete
Shua - they got there before AnonGirl, actually... and LOL :PReplyDelete
R&A - I never understood where people got "F" from. It's a "ves", not a "phay"!!!
I'm sorry I haven't checked this in a few days! Boy have I missed alot! Anyway, Shua...if you are ever set up by Serach and/or Ezzie, you should be so lucky(and comfortable) to go there on a 3rd date.(They are NOT the official shadchanim but they are still mutual good friends of ours). Believe it or not, they will actually leave you alone. Serach will be watching TV and Ezzie will be blogging(A.K.A in another world). And in terms of the 2 friends crashing - JSG asked for permission first and I gladly said yes.And by the way,I think this whole friends getting together idea was MINE. I just didn't think we'd actually go through with it, but I'm glad we did! As for the 2nd half of the date, R&A are always very entertaining!ReplyDelete
PolishHousekeeper = AnonGirl
Thank you Ezzie for your support but I'm still cool w/however it's spelled....and yes Polish Housekeeper (?) we are always quite entertaining :)ReplyDelete
TV = Blasphemy. Blogging = Life. :)ReplyDelete
Which is why I am saddened by PH's admission to not having checked this in 2 days. This is very disappointing. :(
And that's right - we are NOT the official shadchanim. Who would want the headache?!
The whole idea was *not* PH's. I had joked many a time about her having a "sit-in" here... however, I was pretty surprised when they actually decided to! But it was a lot of fun...
I'm totally cool with both the guy and the girl getting together with friends to get to know the friends (and each other better)... but then that doesnt consist of a date! Really its just a bunch of friends getting together! Its like you guys are hangin out! Or maybe I am looking at this wrong... does every time the guy and girl see each other consist of a date? So if you see him on the street, even for a minute (which never ends up just being a minute) then its a date? Or is this only in the shidduch world? Because if a guy and girl start going out because they were friendly and started liking each other or if they met on their own or through college or through friends or cuz they lived near each other (I could go on for an hour... but basicaly I mean anything but shidduch dating) is it considered a date every time they see each other? That would be really confusing then. Also since I'm infering from all the comments that this was a shidduch, then isnt the 3rd date a little early to meet the friends? With the shidduch scene arent you guys just getting to finalize your thoughts if you like the guy/girl at all? A little premature to meet his friends. Or maybe you guys did the semi-shidduch were friends set you up, but instead of them just introducing you guys and leaving you two on your own, they set it up and now become the middle men between every date. Does that make the whole thing more relaxed then if say a parent or a shadchun set it up? But even so.... you guys still only met 3 times... or maybe you met more and this was the 3rd official date but then chilling with your friends wouldnt be considerd a date... See I'm in a Catch-22! How does this whole thing work?ReplyDelete
Well, I can only speak from my own point of view... but the less rules, the better. Friends setting it up always make it more relaxed than if a parent of shadchun does, and they usually do a better job of it. They know the people better, period - and are honest about their strengths and faults.ReplyDelete
This was a shidduch, and I'll admit to being surprised that they were comfortable enough by date#3 to have friends around - but bH, they were very comfortable. Then again, I met friends of Serach's on my second date with her.
If people were just hanging out together, then maybe that's not a date - but to have a date, but have other people around, doesn't make it not a date. They had plenty of time to talk on their own, both while making the food and after the meal (when the other 2 cleared out and SerandEz watched 24). It's just a more chilled out date - I wouldn't recommend having every date like that, but it's a good idea once in a while. Of course, this all depends on what you're really comfortable with - some people prefer dating in completely private fashion, and never seeing other people, at least for a long while if not until they're engaged. Not my cup o' tea, but I understand it.
Anyways... it was lots of fun! :)
All I'm going to say is that it's for sure more comfortable having a bunch of mutual friends in common(more to talk about)! Typically, you're right most people would not "hang out" with friends on their 3rd date. However, without getting into it, this is just different. As Ezzie mentioned, this shouldn't be done regularly, however it makes it somewhat convienient.ReplyDelete
There is no rule book. Every situation is different and the couple has to do what's best for them. The rules are just what people do. Not everyone has to abide by these rules that people write about in books.
Btw, Ez, you regret not being the official shadchan - you snooze you LOSE!!!
Well said, PH (who knew?!).ReplyDelete
No, no regrets. But we all know who thought of it first. ;)
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