Friday Flotsam

FrrrrrrrrrrrrrI’m baaaack! Whether you like it or not.

I have so many Israel stories to share with you, but I’ll save that for later.

For NOW I’d like to report that I exercised enormous restraint and didn’t purchase any of the above. I know you wanted me to. I looked for rugs. I looked for blankets. They were all three billion shekels and I cried. But I’m home! And so happy. (and yes I got a few pretty goodies. I’ll show you later.)

Guess what I realized on the way home. I suppose I always knew it, but the THOUGHT hit me as I deboarded the plane in Kansas City after 24 hours of international travel.

I love, more than anything, throwing away a boarding pass. WHY IS IT SO GREAT?!

We keep concert ticket stubs to remind us where we’ve been and what we’ve seen. But throwing away a boarding pass post flight is something else. There is no greater joy.

Tell me I’m not alone in this.

Also, can we all agree that Autocorrect is bananas OUT OF CONTROL these days?

What is even happening with it? Like, when I text on my phone, it changes 80% percent of what I’m saying. TRULY 80%. I have to back up, control the profanities and start completely over. IT IS MADDENING. Speaking of, when I say “truly” it changes it, every single time to Try KU. Try KU? When have I ever typed that? Never. And it will even change simple everyday words like and to aud.



I mean together.

It enrages me.

I’m feeling well rested, why do you ask?

Another thing I realized upon returning from my trip is just how uncomfortable Falkor’s roar is in The Neverending Story.

Please, please don’t make that sound, sir. You can zip up into the sky and down again into the streets without that horrific growly roar. None of this is good. You’re making everyone squeamish.

That’s it.

I thought I was so smart to bring three books to read on my trip last week. HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Did I read? Did I read at all? Like 100 pages total. In the airport I people watched. On the short flights I read a little. On the long flights I slept. Well, tried to sleep. And then because there were little screens right in front of us I obviously HAD to watch Amélie and Ticket to Paradise. (it was cute! Ticket, that is. Amélie is life.)

And then during the week if we had a moment in our rooms it was either to post a few photos or shut our eyes before round 80. Zero reading time. So I still have Chicken Sisters to finish, and a few more after that. I’ll show you soon! I feel like we’re due for a book chat.

Weekend plans?

I’m basically over jet lag, so I’ll remove that from my to-do list. We have a school trivia night a week from tonight, and our group of ten picked The Eighties as our theme. So I need to go thrifting for my Breakfast Club vibe! And more blazers, because blazers.

That is truly (Try KU) it for today. Since being home I’ve been extremely fascinated in the Hasidic Jewish culture, having seen so many on the flights and in Israel. So I’ve been watching documentaries and obsessively reading up on the origin of it all, the style, the culture. I suppose you could say I’ve gone down a rabbi hole with it all. (<–it was just right there. I had to.)

We’re going out for tacos tonight! What are you having?

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12 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Rebekah S February 24, 2023 at 10:20 am #
    My father-in-law came to America from Nazareth and I loved seeing all your photos, wondering if he would recognize any of the areas. ❤️ My phone always changes “and” to “abs”. It’s highly annoying. It also doesn’t believe in the words only or van. I don’t know what supper will be but I wish someone else was cooking it. Lol I think I’ll look in your archives abs find something tempting. I need a fresh idea. (Just saw that it made my and an abs but I’m just going to leave it because of the irony.)
  2. Nan February 24, 2023 at 10:53 am #
    A rabbi hole!! Lol could blame autocorrect.. I’ve grown fascinated with Jewish Midwestern culture (as someone who grew up in NYC).. oh! And I’m sure you’re already watching it but I *love* Shtisel! (It’s on Netflix.) also, not Hasidic but I recommend “Raise the Roof” if you’re interested in the history of Jewish synagogue architecture and Holocaust memory in Poland.
  3. Jenn February 24, 2023 at 1:04 pm #
    I USED to love to throw away my boarding passes :) All digital now! soooo much easier. Fish tonight for dinner, its the start of lent! Loved the photos and thanks for taking us along on your trip!
  4. Kristin February 24, 2023 at 4:46 pm #
    I use voice to text often, and my flipping phone has started adding random commas and even the occasional PERIOD! What the heck? Drives me nuts.
    • Bev Weidner February 27, 2023 at 1:13 pm #
      It's like, who's even running this thing? ;)
  5. Robin February 24, 2023 at 7:23 pm #
    Lentil soup over here for dinner:). Sometimes I look down after I text and the sentence makes zero sense due to autocorrect. Then I try and start over and it keeps correcting😡. There are times I just make the phone call out of frustration.
  6. Sara February 25, 2023 at 7:42 am #
    Im always typing calendar for some reason and it always corrects to cake sat -so annoying!!!! Except when I just typed it now hoping it would do the cake sat …love your Israel photos on instagram !!
    • Bev Weidner February 27, 2023 at 1:12 pm #
      Hahahah, yes, it's so bizarre! (thank you!)

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