November 3, 2006

Friday’s Feast for November 3, 2006
(Note: this is a random feast, as the Hostess has gone on vacation for two weeks.)

What is a word that your family uses that would not be considered common?

  • Puging [pronounced pyoog-ing]. It’s a word that I invented when I was a kid, which is used for “using the computer”.
  • My dad is a bit of a linguist, and there is a lot of word-play as far as coming up with words is concerned. And my mom’s side of the family is really big on nick-names and things of that sort. And, I grew up in a heavily Jewish area, so my speech is littered with Yiddish phrases. I have a lot of words that I use that aren’t considered common.


What theme of calendar do you have on your wall this year?

  • I personally don’t have one. But the family’s is a promotional one for my mom’s business which is either Normam Rockwell-themed or has old time cars on it. I’m not really sure since it’s spiral-bound and therefore my parents don’t show the pictures

Name 3 people you speak with on a daily basis.

  • The Boy. Every single day since the day we started dating, almost four years ago.
  • My mom. But that’s only since I graduated.
  • My dad. Same reason.

Main Course
If you could put a new tattoo on someone you know – who would it be, what would the tattoo be of, and where would you put it on them?

  • I would put it on The Boy, and it would be a khamsa, a Jewish and Muslim symbol of protection, which was referenced to me by a Jewish customer I had at [Grocery Store] as the symbol of God’s hand preventing Abraham from killing Isaac. I would put it on The Boy to keep him safe from harm, and as a reminder that God is always there, no matter what your religiosity, no matter what your spirituality [as neither of us is religious, and I’m not particularly spiritual, but I still believe that God is there]. I would either put it on his chest, over his heart, or in between his shoulders.

What is the last beverage you drank out of a glass bottle?

  • It’s been a while, so it was either a “vintage” Coke or a Frappuccino from Starbucks.