Sunday, October 09, 2005

Seven Is A Symbolic Number For "Mucho"

random linguistic fact:
Spanish mucho  =  Judeo-Spanish muncho מונגֿו

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The Seven Meme

    7 Things I Can Do:
  • Connect any subject to linguistics
  • Roleplay diverse characters
  • Teach / See multiple perspectives
  • Move silently*
  • Procrastinate
  • Identify edible wild plants
  • Appreciate Biblical poetry
(*they called me "the Brooklyn Burglar" on my first Israel trip)

    7 Things I Can't Do:
  • Speak another language fluently*
  • Distinguish between my and my brother's baby pictures
  • Roleplay characters with utterly alien or evil motives
  • Get over sensory hypersensitivity
  • Persevere to the end of a computer/video game
  • Drive stick-shift
  • Write a full story
(*although i've unwittingly fooled people into thinking i can)

    7 Things I Hope To Do Before I Die:
  • Love / marriage / kids
  • Live in Israel again (and take my father there)
  • Live Upstate again (and see the rest of the country/planet)
  • Learn more
  • Learn to be handy with tools
  • Learn to fight (and survive in the wild)
  • Set foot on another planet

    7 Things I Say Often:
  • Uh / eh / um / er / oh / ah / (o)kay / whoa / wow
  • Hey (as a greeting)
  • So, put it together / what do you get from it / what do you think
  • Hopefully (followed by a verb in the future tense)
  • Let's try doing this systematicly
  • No problem
  • ״ברוך הוא אבינו, בוראנו, יוצרינו — הצייר העליון — שככה לו בעולמו
    וברוך הוא אשר ברא את השמיים תכלת ואת הארץ מגוון
    וברוך הוא אשר חלק מכוחותיו לבניו...״

(*let's up this back up into symmetry with the other lists)

My blog broke. Half the template got deleted, and so the blog was coming up blank even though everything was still in the system. With Alan Scott's help, I was able to recover the template from Google's cache (the WebArchive Wayback Machine didn't have me in it), and at the same time I changed the color scheme since some very important people had said the white-on-black was hurting their eyes. Hopefully everything'll be back to normal soon.


Blogger Jewish Exile said...

upstate rocks. I can only assume you are referring to upstate NY.

10/09/2005 8:42 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Interesting. I get white-text/black-background complaints too.

10/09/2005 8:53 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

And no, I didn't ignore the meme. I'll get there.

10/09/2005 8:57 PM  
Blogger Mar Gavriel said...

And no, I didn't ignore the meme. I'll get there.

Amen! (i.e., same here)

10/09/2005 9:06 PM  
Blogger Mar Gavriel said...

Interesting. I get white-text/black-background complaints too.

You mean, from Godol? I mentioned that to Steg about two hours ago.

10/09/2005 9:07 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Yeah, from Godol.

10/09/2005 9:19 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Jewish Exile:

Of course, is there any other Upstate? It's like The City, or The Island ;-) .


So what do you think of my new color scheme?
After putting the meme up I was worried that I'm imposing on people by doing what amounts to a chain letter (although without the gruesome consequences).

Mar Gavriel:

I forgot to tell you before, but when i said "very important people" i was primarily referring (if i'm remembering correctly) to Rav Slifkin.

10/09/2005 9:22 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi! I saw a link coming from you! I'd be happy to link to you from my blog - would appreciate a link in return! Nice and very interesting read here!

10/10/2005 8:53 AM  
Blogger AMSHINOVER said...

7Infections i could live without
7)something you get at the mikva

10/10/2005 10:38 AM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Thrush, Amshi?

10/10/2005 11:00 AM  
Blogger Mar Gavriel said...

Steg, how do you prnounce the hesitation sound "er"? As schwa?

10/10/2005 12:14 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

I like it. I'm afraid to make the switch. Brand recognition and all that.

10/10/2005 12:25 PM  
Blogger Mississippi Fred MacDowell said...

Better color scheme. Shkoyach. :)

10/10/2005 12:52 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...


10/10/2005 1:27 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...


syllabic R. i.e., how all good (semi)rhotic-dialect Americans pronounce it when we encounter it in British literature ;-)


Thanks! Feel free to keep the white-on-black flame alive yourself :-)




no problem!

10/10/2005 4:13 PM  
Blogger Mar Gavriel said...

white-on-black flame

White fire on black fire? What's that, the anti-Torah?

10/10/2005 6:15 PM  
Blogger Jack Steiner said...


10/10/2005 6:39 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Done, btw.

10/14/2005 8:39 AM  
Blogger GoldaLeahbatZvi said...

Eternal gratitude if you can get Baynonim to come out of retirement !

10/17/2005 12:56 AM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Golda Leah:

i wish i could!
I sent him an email months and months ago, probably around when i started my own blog, but i never got a response. I hope he's okay.

10/17/2005 7:11 AM  
Blogger PsychoToddler said...

I can't drive a stick shift either.

10/17/2005 5:22 PM  
Blogger Justine said...

I refuse to believe you don't speak another language. Not possible! You have that "I speak many other languages" appearance down-pat!

Being able to appreciate biblical poetry: I envy.

I prefer manual gears (stick-shift). Feel more in control.

Visit Norway: "Hei" is their standard greeting: that'll come naturally for you.
Visit Australia: come here and get the locals to teach you what our 'bush-tucker' looks like. Sound like you have a knack for it!

10/25/2005 9:35 AM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

I do speak a number of other languages, i'm just not fluent in them. To me, "fluent" means never stumbling over words you can't remember how to translate.

10/26/2005 8:27 PM  

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