After a long hiatus of medical problems and other life-altering events, I have decided to jump back into blogging. Blogger's new "layout" form confused me and took the fun out of it for me. I was spending most of my time trying to figure out how to build it rather than adding content.
I have come to the realization that I like "classic" things. My dream car is a 1952 Black Cadillac, though I was born in 1968.
In the past two weeks my iPod, camcorder, computer, "ionizer" (read: hoity toity air filter) and my TiVo (shhhhh, I know) all broke. I was living la vita Amish and instead of missing those things, I was kind of relieved to have them out of my life.
Then a weird thing happened. I was using a fountain pen to write a letter and the tip bent. I was so angry for some reason, that I smashed the tip into the paper destroying the pen. A mere millisecond later I knew I had done a pretty big aveira. Destroying things out of anger is a big no no. I decided to open up Lashon Chachamim, a sefer by the Holy Ben Ish Chai and read the tefilla one says after he does tikkun for certain aveiros. I was not (and am not) able to use a mikvah due to a certain medical problem.
Within a few days, my iPod, camcorder, computer, ionizer and TiVo were all working again. Hmmmm.
Anyhow, no big deal. No smashing of a champagne bottle on my monitor. I reverted back to a simple design ("classic") and am now in a good place.
If you are a former reader, thanks for coming back. If you are new here, welcome.