Sunday, March 16, 2008

I faltered, but hey, Kosher for Passover! W00t!

I'll just say this: I succumbed to the pull of the computer around noon today, after becoming unsettled by the silence in my apartment. I subsequently went out and bought a radio today (people buy radios!?). Luckily, there isn't a "say 300 hail Mary's" kind of thing on my plate. Phew! Dodged a bullet there.

I have a video blog in the work about my myriad books, my stacks of books, my bags full of books that I schlepped across the city and spent nearly five hours at the Argo Tea tonight. You see, I'm going to Brandeis on Thursday and attending a class taught by Antony Polonsky, so what have I been doing? Yes, reading the required readings for the class. Lots of stuff about Jewish-Polish relations and the apologetics surrounding the whole ordeal. I have to say, of all Holocaust research, I find the Polish-Jewish conflict the most troubling and fascinating. I find the Polish-sympathizing papers to be frustrating. ARGH! But yes, video blog coming up.

So I just wanted to stop in and say ... I went to the store tonight and they had miniature AISLES set up with Kosher for Passover stuff! We're talking dressings and candy and meat and ... my G-d. I'm *actually* going to be able to be fully Kosher for Passover, folks. (Note: I've been doing the Passover thing for several years, and I really don't hate Matzo, and I avoid chametz entirely, but having actual, certified products? Exciting!) And the gigantic boxes of matzo? I mean, hot. I don't think I need to buy a 12-pack, but I do love my matzo pizza. And when I say love, I mean, LOVE. I fully intend on eating it for at least one meal a day throughout Pesach. The only thing that really took me by surprise was ... well ... gefilte fish patties, in a box. Ew :(

You can color me EXCITED, is basically what I'm saying. Yipee! This means I won't have to trek up to Skokie to get my Pesach goods. The only thing I didn't see on the shelves, though, was the Kosher for Passover soda -- but this is okay, since, well, I don't drink soda but once a month or so.