Oh the Irony

I was at the BeyondBT/SerandEz shabbaton, for reasons I still don’t completely understand.

For any of you who were wondering what kind of bizarre people blog – having met them, I can say that they are people just like you and me. In fact, one them looks just like me, and some of them look just like some of you. There seems to be a disproportionate amount of English majors among them, but otherwise, they’re mostly normal. The BT contingency were also normal folk, but I don’t think there were any English majors. You might meet them in the street and not be able to tell the difference between them and an FFB. Scary, isn’t it, when the religious status of a person’s lifetime is essential shidduch information.

Anyway, a friend of a blogging friend was trying to convince a fellow’s mother that I was just the girl for her boy. She began listing all my sterling virtues, and, running short a bit earlier than she’d intended, fell back on plain ol’ information about me. “…and she had a blog,” she enthused to the mother.

“A blog…?” asked the mother uncertainly. “Um, isn’t that bad for shidduchim?”

Now how did she know that? Someone must have blown my cover…

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34 thoughts on “Oh the Irony

  1. i saw a site for back check for bachurim in yeshiva a month ago but i did not think to look into it. the thing is someone near and dear to me is at the shiduch age and i think would be interested did you happen to see that site?

  2. Hey Loser –

    I can’t find the link, but I have tried it, and people I know have tried it. It isn’t very thorough, when it has a guy at all. Mostly just what yeshiva he went to. I don’t know who runs it or how they gather information, but it’s definitely not big enough to be useful yet.

  3. Too funny!
    But shouldn’t it be “a disproportionate number of English majors”? (And no, I am not one!)

  4. Shocking how us blogger-English-majors blend right in with the general populace. You could even be talking to one and not even know it. That is, until you catch us hopping at every tenth step…

  5. You could even be talking to one and not even know it.

    How do I put this delicately…ummm, NOT!

    ROFL

    Who were you, I’m curious to know…

    That would be telling… 😉
    I wore a greenish top with a white skirt.

  6. Hey! Ain’t no lack of math ability….*You* guys just weren’t clear on whether we were hopping on ten, or skipping, or going back a step…
    *English majors*… :::shakes head:::

  7. :::grumbles about Erachet changing the saved info so I showed up as her above:::

    That was the creepiest thing ever.

    And we have fine math ability. We were just trying to be tricky. So there.

  8. And here I thought the reason I couldn’t keep in time was because I wasn’t an English major.

    Not dancing – skipping. Or walking. Come to think of it – what where we doing?

  9. What where we doing?

    What: walking/skipping/hopping/walking backward

    Where: Down the street, in broad night-light

    Why: Maybe we were practicing for a non-existent Olympic event?

  10. You could even be talking to one and not even know it.

    How do I put this delicately…ummm, NOT!

    Well, it doesn’t exactly help that people have this irritating need to keep pointing it out when someone is an English major!

  11. not my fault…you asked for it…

    >You could even be talking to one and not even know it.

    >>How do I put this delicately…ummm, NOT!

    )))Well, it doesn’t exactly help that people have this irritating need to keep pointing it out when someone is an English major!

    Indeed? Is that how/why it happens?

    Yes, I’m sure it is quite natural to point out the field of another at every opportunity w/o reason.
    Yes, I’m sure that’s how it happens.
    I’m sure that there is never any impetus on behalf of said english Major that would make it quite clear what their area of interest is or result in it needing to be made clear by someone else.

    No, you must be correct. After all, I’m sure that it must have been pointed out on numerous occasions what the fields of study of everybody else are/were.

  12. I’m sure that there is never any impetus on behalf of said english Major that would make it quite clear what their area of interest is or result in it needing to be made clear by someone else.

    Just because I am a pain in the butt about grammar doesn’t mean that people need to be like, “Oh, yeah. She’s an English major.” (Which people do do, as though they’re trying to explain away why someone might (GASP!) like books or be particular about grammar.) One thing has nothing to do w/ the other. I would be annoying about grammar even if I was premed.

  13. Just because I am a pain in the butt about grammar doesn’t mean that people need to be like, “Oh, yeah. She’s an English major.”

    –Ummmmm, yeah, yeah they do. Cost of doing business. Just because someone is grammatically challenged does not mean that you have to point it out at every opportunity. First rule of dishing it…be willing to take it.

    (Which people do do, as though they’re trying to explain away why someone might (GASP!) like books

    –sure, ’cause that’s the reason that it keeps getting irritatingly pointed out – books.

    or be particular about grammar.)

    –uh huh, how many othe people have you seen do this on a consistent basis?

    One thing has nothing to do w/ the other.
    I would be annoying about grammar even if I was premed.

    –was that supposed to be a kind of defense? 😉

  14. Just because someone is grammatically challenged does not mean that you have to point it out at every opportunity.

    I don’t do that so much anymore, hmph. Give me a little credit.

    uh huh, how many othe people have you seen do this on a consistent basis?

    Like I said – irrelevant to the major. It is a quirk of mine (I’ll admit that it’s annoying and can be condescending at times, although I don’t actually mean for that to happen).

    was that supposed to be a kind of defense? 😉

    Duh! Hehe.

  15. Who was talking about you?!

    This is about those in a field of study in general. Try and stay on point, not everything is character driven.

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