Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fatigued Friday: Pesach might be coming edition

Fatigued Friday is an annual Our Shiputzim tradition, which basically involves me writing a post on the day we “spring forward”.

Not coincidentally,  this also happens to be a day when most of the country is sleep-deprived.

A day when exhaustion abounds, and hilarity ensues.

A day when it’s time to list:

The Top Five Signs That Pesach Might Be Coming Soon

(5) The males in your family are in desperate need of haircuts.

Note that this overgrown state of the hair, er, I mean, affairs has been in effect for several weeks now – and is only exacerbated by said males’ reluctance to use a comb  - but all your attempts at convincing them to remedy the hirsute situation have been met with variations of the following response:

“It doesn’t shaveh to get a haircut NOW. I’ll wait until much closer to Pesach/Sefirah…”

(4) Your local email list is inundated with free giveaways and with advertisements from preteens running day camps during Pesach vacation.

(3) Half of your acquaintances are busy gloating about how much they’ve accomplished - while the other half are busy worrying about how much they have left to do. (On a personal note, this post proves that here in TRLEOOB*, we’re right on schedule… :-))

(2) Your menus have been getting stranger and stranger, as you try to find new and creative ways to use up your chametz. ({flips through cookbook} “There has GOT to be at least ONE recipe in here that calls for ¾ cup flour, ½ cup oatmeal, four packages of whole-wheat crackers, and several bags of pasta…)

(1) Two words: Fatigued Friday…


!שבת שלום ומבורך


*TRLEOOB=the real life equivalent of our blog


  1. I seem to have more chametz now than usual because:
    1) I bought up all the snacky food from our local Glatt 27, because in past years they stopped selling popcorn and pretzels immediately after Purim was over.
    2) We were inundated with snack food from Purim
    3) My kids love noodles so I just bought more

    I try to put all the chametz on the counter, but it doesn't fit, so it goes back on the shelves.

    Gee, I should write my own post instead of leaving a long comment on yours. Nah, this is much more fun.

    Shabbat Shalom. Don't eat too many carbs this month.

  2. If you're really down to half a cup of oatmeal, you're *way* ahead of us :)
    But there's still a week or so left, right?
    Shabat Shalom!

  3. "It doesn’t shaveh "...
    LOL,Why is it that that completely made sense to me:)
    Enjoyed your recent "Heblish" post too:)

  4. I sympathize, and to prove it, I'll link!

  5. Leora - Don't eat too many carbs this month.
    Excellent advice!

    Toby - Yeah, if it was only about oatmeal, we'd be doing fine. But apparently, "being 100% ready for Pesach" does NOT equal "finishing up most of one's oatmeal". Who knew? :-)

    Daniela - Why is it that that completely made sense to me:)
    That's the thing about Heblish: Eventually, it starts to sound perfectly normal... :-)

    Ariella - Thanks for the link!

  6. I have not accomplished much: a little shopping in Antwerp and some chametz cooking.
    Should I start worrying?

  7. you could count me as one of those gloating about how much they’ve accomplished people i turned over most of my kitchen, that means i will be eating at the in laws for the next two weeks.

  8. Ilana-Davita - Well, according to the official schedule, you're right on track... :-)

    Y W - {puts fingers in ears} La La La! I can't hear you! [Sorry about the kol ishah... :-) ]


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