Post by workingonit on Jul 25, 2018 9:07:09 GMT -5
A friend of mine who also is a rabbi was having a discussion on FB with some folks about Jewish law regarding something specific. The question of sex came up in the context. His response started out with " In the eyes of Jewish law conjugal pleasure is synonymous with marriage..."
First I cried. Then I laughed. I don't even have a marriage! I have a brother, a roommate, a business partner. I knew this already but sometimes it hits anew.
Got another one for you. This was about 5 years ago.
Our dog, not the sharpest tool in the shed, suddenly became very twitchy and restless. To the highly annoying stage. Barking, running about in an agitated state and altogether irritating. "Will you shut that effen dog up !!" says Ms enna (who was trying to study) at the time. But the dog would not be mollified. Then, a bit later, the earthquake hit. It was not a big deal, the epicentre was some miles away, and the little bit of shaking was nothing real dramatic.
So the problem as we saw it at the time was the dog being neurotic. And that was not the problem at all.
Like the canary giving the miners a heads up that something is badly amiss in the mine. Like the oil pressure gauge is giving you a heads up that something is badly amiss in the engine. Like the paucity of sex in an ILIASM shithole is giving you a heads up that something is badly amiss in the marriage.
Now one might consider in these cases that the problem is - - a dud canary - a dud oil pressure gauge - a dud dog And whereas these examples are most definitely visible symptoms, they are not the diagnosis, they are not the problem.
I will add another analogy: Sex is the oil that helps keep the marriage engine running. As long as the oil is there, along with basic maintenance, the engine should purr along. If it runs low, the engine may require some additional maintenance along with replenishing the oil, and things can get back to normal. But when the engine runs on little to no oil for too long, it gets irreparably damaged. And all the oil in the world can no longer fix it.
misssunnybunny: You're welcome! So glad to hear you had a great day
Jan 19, 2019 16:34:01 GMT -5
worksforme2: anyone hear anything lately from mrslowmaintenance or smartkat?
Jan 24, 2019 18:06:02 GMT -5
petrushka: Just saw the forecast for Mildura at 47C -- I hope you and Ms. Enna are going to be ok Baz. That's getting dangerous.
Jan 24, 2019 20:10:00 GMT -5
lifeinwoodinville: I last heard from mrslowmaintenance about a month ago. I have been in regular contact with her for the last year and a half. I feel comfortable in saying that her situation remains unchanged. If you want to know more PM me.
Jan 25, 2019 22:36:50 GMT -5
worksforme2: Hey baza,...I know it's hot and dry down under. N.C. is having record rainfall. I would gladly trade some rain for some sunshine....
Feb 22, 2019 20:28:35 GMT -5
tamara68: Today it's steak and blowjob day! I suppose the steak is for those who don't get a blowjob.
Mar 14, 2019 16:49:49 GMT -5
petrushka: tamara68 Laughing with tears in my eyes. And my steak is going to be semolina gruel, due to some tummy upset :-\
Mar 15, 2019 1:11:10 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: So sad to hear the news from New Zealand. Boston Strong supports Kiwi Strong!!
Mar 15, 2019 7:46:22 GMT -5
petrushka: I was gobsmacked when I heard. This is just not us. In all of 2017 we had 37 murders in the country ..... I think the echo chambers of "social media" have a lot to answer for.
Mar 15, 2019 18:45:45 GMT -5
baza: Feeling for our Brothers and Sisters across the ditch Brother petrushka .
Mar 15, 2019 19:27:50 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: petrushka, I thought I read the headline wrong (this stuff happens here, not in NZ). It is frightening the hate that is being spread; it makes my heart hurt.
Mar 15, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -5
saarinista: All of us, IMHO, should try to be civil and kind as much as possible in person and online. I actively Tweet (civilly) on political matters and am horrified by the rancor & trolling on both sides of the spectrum, which only inflames unstable people.
Mar 19, 2019 23:21:20 GMT -5
saarinista: is anyone else watching March Madness?
Mar 24, 2019 11:44:48 GMT -5