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Goofy Rosh Hashana stuff

Okay, I can see eating something sweet on Rosh Hashana to have a sweet year.
I've been told that you should avoid sleeping during the daytime on Rosh Hashana to avoid having a sleepy year. I think that's silly.

This is could get really out of hand. That's why I'm asking you, the silly people I know, to give me a list of things I should or should not do to help this coming year be good. Talk amongst yourselves.


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Sep. 15th, 2004 01:41 pm (UTC)
<obvious> Have sex on Rosh Hashana. </obvious>
Sep. 15th, 2004 01:45 pm (UTC)
Let's see... You're already staying away from work for the holidays; one can only hope that this does not make you unemployed for the coming year.

Spending the time happy and healthy around people you love is probably the best serious suggestion I could make. Whatever you do or eat is probably of lesser importance to how you do it and who you did it with.

Of course, a rousing game of Give Me The Brain couldn't hurt your chances to be even more intelligent in the coming year...
Sep. 15th, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC)

I have nothing intelligent to add. I am suffering from having given up my brain for gestational purposes, but that was damned funny.
Sep. 15th, 2004 02:30 pm (UTC)
I am allowing my wife to use a portion of my brain while hers is given up to gestational processing. This means that both of us are at reduced capacity, but at least we both are able to maintain certain minimal operating standards (e.g. walking and chewing gum concurrently).
Sep. 15th, 2004 02:31 pm (UTC)
Well, being as my brain was already at a much higher capacity than my husband's, I don't think it would benefit either of us for me to use part of his while pregnant.

Of course, that could just be because he a) is American, b) went to Towson, or c) is a big ol' doof.
Sep. 15th, 2004 02:40 pm (UTC)
I suspect (b) might be the primary cause.
Sep. 15th, 2004 02:41 pm (UTC)
AHA. And where did you go?
Sep. 15th, 2004 02:44 pm (UTC)
Rhode Island College.

But I spent a lot of time in Towson, with Goucher and Towson U students, back in the mid 90s.
Sep. 15th, 2004 02:50 pm (UTC)
Then you may very well know him.
Sep. 15th, 2004 02:57 pm (UTC)
Did he ever go to Rocky Horror?

(And what would Seth's coming year be like if he did that this weekend?)
Sep. 15th, 2004 03:35 pm (UTC)
The Horror! The Horror!
My year would be filled with freaks. And possibly Transylvanians. Not that there's any change with either of those, mind you.
Sep. 15th, 2004 03:44 pm (UTC)
Re: The Horror! The Horror!
OK, but you can only wear gefilte fish nets.
Sep. 15th, 2004 06:18 pm (UTC)
He says "Yeah, why?" But he doesn't figure he'd know anyone from then who went to Rocky Horror.

And if Seth did that, the coming year would be... uh. Lingerie and incest filled. I'm not certain I'd want to know him, then.
Sep. 15th, 2004 06:19 pm (UTC)
I was in the cast. So he's probably seen me, even if I've never seen him.
Sep. 15th, 2004 06:25 pm (UTC)
Okay. Character?

I was Magenta. But not here, in Calgary.
Sep. 15th, 2004 06:28 pm (UTC)

All of them.

Sep. 15th, 2004 06:29 pm (UTC)
Hmph. Jack of all trades, master of none. I also did Columbia once or twice, but I'm rather fond of my nipples staying in my pajamas.
Sep. 15th, 2004 06:39 pm (UTC)
At different times I've specialized in different parts, and played others occasionally; over time, I've played them all.
Sep. 15th, 2004 06:42 pm (UTC)
I was in for a real surprise one time when I went in to perform. A guy I had gone to high school with showed up to replace the usual Rocky. In gold lame underwear. I hadn't seen him in a few years, and only with clothes on. It was an interesting show.
Sep. 15th, 2004 06:20 pm (UTC)
And if Seth did that, the coming year would be...

...a coming year in more ways than one.

Sep. 15th, 2004 06:33 pm (UTC)
Re: *rimshot*
Badum bump.
Sep. 15th, 2004 02:31 pm (UTC)

shower - avoid a clean year.
get rained on - avoid a wet year
use an umbrella - avoid a drought
diet - avoid a hungry year
eat - avoid a fat year
spend money - avoid a bankrupt year
watch tv - avoid a brain-dead year
hop on one foot while juggling 3 oranges and singing the national anthem of Venezuela - people will think you're sober. (see The Man With Two Brains for more info)

have fun - avoid a boring year
take out the trash - avoid a junky (and smelly) year
eat at joe's - he needs the money
take over the world - avoid being ruled by the unjust... be the unjust ruler.
Sep. 15th, 2004 03:15 pm (UTC)

Play Settlers of Catan: so you can have a good year of building (on the new house)
Eat an Ice cube: So you have a cool year
Learn something new: And have a intellectually stimulating year.
Pay your Pepco Bill: Because otherwise they'll turn off your electricity...
Take your vitamins: (Actually just a good idea)


Watch Rocky Horror: so you won't wear lingerie all year
Play anything Cthulhu related: So as to not attract the elder ones this year
Play INWO: Avoid scheming and bakstabbing for the year (wouldn't it be nice...)
Stand on your head: Avoid all the blood rushing to your head all year
Cut yourself: (just another good idea)

Well, you wanted silly....
Sep. 15th, 2004 06:52 pm (UTC)
Well, since silliness is involved, I can do no better than to pass along the wisdom displayed by a group of 3-yr-olds. (I used to work as an assistant in a gan in Dallas.) When the children were learning about Matan Torah, the teacher asked them what they would say if they had to make up their own Ten Commandments. Their responses went something like this:

- Hashem says don't steal (this was repeated several times)
- Hashem says listen to your mommy (this too had several takers)
- Hashem says don't hit/bite/kick (there were several variants on this)
- Hashem says share your toys
- Hashem says don't hide
- Hashem says cream cheese is good (this from a little girl who had to think very hard before coming up with something)
Sep. 15th, 2004 07:12 pm (UTC)
We know someone who takes the notion of the afternoon shabbat nap very seriously. So what do you do when shabbat and Rosh Hashana day 1 are the same day? It is for questions like these that rabbis get thrown out of the seminary.
Sep. 16th, 2004 01:01 am (UTC)
Things not to do to your Mr Roboto... (a new year prototype)
Let's see: (some of these might be off cannon, but my heretical self woud say these are the prescedents for a good year. You obviously couldn't do everything on the list, but pick your favorites...)

Don't read spam, who needs any more of that, heck don't even check your email if it isn't filtered.

Don't eat spam... oh, wait, your kosher... 8-)

Don't use any patented software.

Don't use any Microsoft software.

Don't do any auto repair... don't even wipe the windows, you don't want to set any prescidents...

Look at nature, apreciate nature, but don't go out into it.

Find someone who needs a hug or a kind word and give them one.

Really pay attention to someone who, at first glance, probably doesn't merrit it.

Go to the store or some place where someone's job is to serve you, be their best customer of the day, or at least make them smile. (it's good to set prescedent for someone else's year too... 8-)

Give your spouse or S.O. ten minutes of your undevided attention, then bring them waffles (or some other frivilous food or small material comfort), it represents all sorts of good prescident.

Take a bug out of your house, maybe the'll all leave... 8-)

Don't reboot your computer, if it hangs just turn it off, you don't want to reward bad behavior.

Kill Zombies (your choice of games), the future doesn't need zombies.

Indulgue yourself in a minor comfort (buy yourself a small toy), indulge someone else in a large comfort (buy someone else a bigger toy).

Deny yourself a large indulgence; I mean look at something you wan't and say not today instead of "i can't aford that".

Bring a friend into your home, and also invite someone you know can't make it, you home should be open to both groups.

Put something _NICE_, something useful, something you still _LIKE_ and wear, into a clothing donation box.

Put gas in your car and/or pay someone elses toll at a booth.

Laugh at something stupid.

Don't laugh at something _really_ stupid. 8-)

Tell someone something they need to hear, even if it is just yourself.

Take a hot bath or spend a little time doing nothing at all.

Stop you dog from barking... pet it... play with the cat... whatever is apporpriate. 8-)

Pull up your pants and leave them there, nobody needs a year of butt-clevage. 8-)

Pay off a credit card.

Don't talk about your health, or astroturf... 8-)

Make a list of ten things you ought to do, but probably never will, and then decide that's ok.

Do a job that only ought to be done part-way, and stop when you've done that part.

Shower someone with confetti.

(that ought to do it for now... Enjoy 8-)

Sep. 16th, 2004 06:36 pm (UTC)

Gurps Cola - Taste The Conspiracy!
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