Thursday, January 13, 2005

What men are good for

After 10+ hours cleaning up Cold Fusion coding, I'm in no mood to cook, and since P is in Jerusalem at school, S is on a Bnei Akiva weekend in Netanya, and A still hasn't come home from the demonstration (lucky girl--she went for Pizza Shai), there's no burning need to. I was going to tell B to nuke himself some turkey wings and make myself a Tivol or something.

So what has B gone and done? Cracked open his home-made salted black olives, baked fresh onion rolls, and put up dough to rise for chocolate rugelach. Having him away from home for months at a time can be tough, but he makes up for it when he's home.

And he put up meat for a corned beef. My whole house smells like a deli, and will until next Shabbat, when it'll be done curing.

And in other news: Consumers are beginning to complain about the high-sex ads for clothing chains here in Israel. About time, I'd say. The TNT ads make even me blush.

7 comments:

Amie said...

Welcome to the Spinning Wheel! I'm looking forward to reading more from you!

Terry said...

Well thank the Goddess! Someone finally did it-found out what men are good for.

Would love to read all the comments about the in your face commericals but being a Jewish girl by heritage and not upbringing my Hewbrew is pretty lame. Can I get it in English?

Terry said...

Well thank the Goddess! Someone finally did it-found out what men are good for.

Would love to read all the comments about the in your face commericals but being a Jewish girl by heritage and not upbringing my Hewbrew is pretty lame. Can I get it in English?

Terry said...

Ok now I put my foot in it. Forgive my fast fingers and the extra w in Hebrew- walking away , head lowered in shame.

Moze said...

Terry--

Basically they're asking people to sign a petition saying they will not buy from Fox, H&O, TNT, Castro, Kenvelo, and Renuar until they clean up their ads, particularly on billboards. (Those who don't want to see this kind of ad on TV can stop watching, and in newspapers can stop buying that paper, but what are you supposed to do about billboards--stop going outside?)

I can see the point of the campaign. Want to explain to an innocent teen (yes, there are still a few) what the TNT shirt "I'm so horny" means? Why you won't let her buy a Fox shirt which advertises "69"? And their ads are worse than their shirts. Thank heavens T'manoon, whose quality and prices are better than TNT or Fox (IMHO) uses text only ads--I'd hate to have to stop shopping there, too.

muse said...

Forget about the billboards. Going into the store is like opening a centerfold. I won't shop in those stores, no matter what the price and quality. Looks like I have to suffer those long lines in Baazar Strauss, but I'd like to spend when waiting in Egged. Luckly there are some new stores in the CBS.

Moze said...

I agree about what you see inside stores; somedays I just want to walk around with a big mirror and grab the teens and twenty-somethings, force them to really look at themselves, and ask them "Do you think love-handles sticking out over your low-rise jeans are sexy?" Sheesh.

Now about those new stores in the CBS--what type of clothes do they stock? T'manoon and Chor BaKir take care of our everyday needs, but Rut Line and Bazaar Strauss just aren't our Shabbat style.