Thursday, November 18, 2010

Factual Friday: Inaugural edition

The Our Shiputzim Information Department proudly presents:

18 random bits of completely useless trivia

(1) My free copy of Kosher by Design: Teens and 20-Somethings arrived on Wednesday.

(2) I won it over at G6’s blog. (Thanks, G6!)

(3) Nepotism played no part - although G6 and I are related.

(4) Well, sort of, anyway. “Distantly connected” is probably a more accurate description…

(5) Security considerations prevent me from revealing the precise nature of our relationship distant connection, but I can tell you that it involves at least two marriages and a number of second cousins. (Maybe I should change that to “very distantly connected”…)


(6) I have more Facebook friends than YZG does.

(7) I’m just saying…

(8) If this sounds familiar, it’s because way back when, I used to have more Facebook friends than YZG.

(9) But then he managed to accumulate about 30-40 more friends than me.

(10) Not that I cared, because it certainly wasn’t a competition.

(11) But for the record, he cheated.

(12) Because, seriously? Having three FB friends in common and being told by Facebook that you “may” know someone? That doesn’t mean that you actually do…

(13) But again, let me stress that I didn’t care, because it wasn’t a competition.

(14) YZG’s elementary and high school classes were apparently composed entirely of kids who grew up to become people who have nothing better to do with their time than search for former acquaintances whom they haven’t seen in over three decades.

(15) Yet, nevertheless, I was able to pull ahead of him again*.

(16) You see, I have a secret weapon.

(17) Two words: blogging friends. (Thanks, everybody!)

(18) Oh, and by the way, now that I’m ahead, it very much is a competition…


!שבת שלום ומבורך


*Actually, I’m only ahead by one. And since this is obviously too close for comfort, I turn to you, dear readers. If you haven’t yet done so, please do your part for humanity the J-Blogosphere by befriending me… :-)


  1. I didn't know G6 and you were related (even vaguely). Directly (as in yiu have common ancestors) or indirectly (as in by marrying in each other's familiy)? I know I am curious.

  2. I have made too many typo mistakes. A sign I should go to bed!

  3. Ilana-Davita - Definitely the second option. (Basically, we have mutual relatives.)

    Shabbat Shalom!

  4. ooh i so get this! i am nothing if not competitive!!

  5. Related my cousins and marriage ;) -
    but what's even funnier is that we didn't even know of each other's existence (in a familial way) until Mrs. S. read something on my blog about a mutual relative!
    Who says blogging is a waste of time :D
    And hey, I'm not your Facebook friend.... What's up with that???

  6. Most important question-any good recipes?

  7. Galit - I always knew that you were a kindred spirit! :-) In fact, you might enjoy playing Points...

    G6 - Who says blogging is a waste of time :D
    LOL! It would make a great advertising campaign:
    "Blogging. Bringing families together. One post at a time..."

    Malke - Feel free to stop by and take a look... :-)


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