While at SXSW Interactive this year, I had the option to play Live Action Angry Birds. Yes, I know what you're thinking, and no, I'm not an Angry Birds addict. My dear husband Tuvia, however, is addicted (disgustingly so), so I decided to hit up the Angry Birds room in order to make him brim with jealousy. The whole schtick was to dress up in these ridiculous life-size costumes, use the gigantic slingshot, and fling a red, plush Angry Bird at a real-life stacked structure. You got three tries to knock down as many things as possible, and I happened to smash the structure to bits in ONE fling of a plush bird! People were hooting, hollering, and one guy was even bowing down to me. It was ridiculous, and I'm still not interested in playing Angry Birds, but out of it I got two items for our Purim costumes -- the plush red Angry Bird and Tuvia's green T-shirt. I made the rest. Aren't I crafty?
I hope you all have a meaningful Purim. I, of course, am obligated to mention that y'all should check out Greek Esther if you've never read it before. It's starkly in contrast with Hebrew Esther, in that the former is filled with HaShem and the latter is, well, not. You have to search for HaShem. I can't decide which would be better for us -- lots of HaShem or searching for HaShem, but I'm feeling like the latter allows us to see the true miracle in the events of Purim.
Stay tuned for most posts the senseless killings in Itamar, my experiences at SXSW Interactive, hair covering (yes, that again), and more. Chag sameach!