I ended up fasting the whole Taanis Esther on Monday. I decided to make Hamentashen this year, for the first time, thanks to Tembow. Then I just needed a recipe, Leora shared a recipe of hers she had from the year before. So I made Hamentashen with chocolate chips in it, and I had decided to try out the white ones too.
So Monday I was making the Hamentashen, then before I put the white chocolate chips in I wanted to first taste it to see if it tastes good. So without thinking I put one in my mouth. Then five minutes later I realized my mistake, that I was supposed to be fasting. Then I remembered learning once that even if you break it by mistake you can still continue fasting, so I did that.
Below are some pictures from the Hametashen making. The first picture on the left is the raw dough in circles with the chocolate chips in them. The next picture is all of them in triangle shapes. My little brother helped me out once again with that. The third picture is of one raw hamentashen. The last picture is the final product of a baked hamentashen.
Monday I had classes throughout the day, and I had to figure out how I would catch a Megillah reading. My father had printed out for me different shul schedules with their Megillah reading times. The latest time given was 9:30, and I wasn’t sure if I would make it to that one since I got out of class at 9:15. So my parents were kind enough to pick me up from school right after class and drive me right to Megillah and I got there at 9:30 on the dot. But then of course things don’t start on time. So 9:45 it started and I came home at 10:30, that was a long day.
Then it came to Purim day, after Megillah reading I came back home and had to study for my test on Wednesday night. Now I didn’t want to miss out on the Purim fun, so I brought down my laptop, books and notes to the living room, so that I can study there and still see what’s going on. I studied for 5 hours straight!
While I was in my house I got a delivery, not a shaloch manos delivery but a UPS delivery! My first pair of crocs came. I know I’m late with it, but I decided to finally see what its all about, and it is pretty comfortable, and it’s a cool type.
Meanwhile my little brother is very creative and made an invention to help him carry the shaloch manos to deliver to neighbors. He put wheels on the bottom of a bucket, I don’t know how he did it!
Now with Shaloch manos, my favorite were the ones with real food in it. One person gave a hot dog, I had that for lunch. Then another person gave a Deli Sandwhich I had that for a late night supper. I do like candy too, but not many people sent that, and because I was a big girl I didn’t do the food fight.
Now what did I see? I saw a bunch of creative costumes. Funnily enough the first costume I saw was that of Fruity Pebble guy/Fred Flinstone. He was wearing no shirt or pants underneath his costume, and I imagine he was freezing. It’s funny that I saw this costume, cause only a few days before that Gruven Reuven shared a cartoon of that guy which I called “Fruity Pebble guy” and that caused three people to respond saying it made them feel old to see me calling him that. Trip N’ Mommy then explained to me why that made them feel old and EliPongo then shared with me a wiki page about The Flinstones.
The next costume I saw was a guy with an Obama mask, he said it cost 35 dollars! He said really funny lines. He handed out 1 dollar bills saying “This is coming out of your tax money”. He said other funny lines which I don’t remember.
Then there was a van outside of people delivering shaloch manos, and this minnie mouse character comes out of the passenger side and my mother goes over to take a picture of it. We don’t know who it is, so then a neighbor asks minnie mouse to take off the mask so that she can get a picture of the face too. Then surprise, the minnie mouse head comes off and there’s a GUY there! So my mother then recoils and says “ewww” and starts laughing. We were all expecting a girl in there and it was a shock to see a guy in a minnie mouse costume. It did not look right!
The next costume I liked was someone dressed up as "Uncle Moishy”. I thought that was the perfect costume for a young father who has little kids and friends with little kids.
Another cool costume I saw was a girl wearing an iPod costume. It was two boards sandwiching her. It made me start thinking of all kinds of other tech gadget costumes that can be made.
After I finished studying I took an hour nap then ate a quick meal by myself and then headed off to class. As I was waiting outside the classroom, a guy in my class comes over and sits down next to me on the floor and we start talking. Then he takes out a Hamentashen and starts eating it, I didn’t even notice he was eating a Hamentashen till after he said something. Now this is a guy who has long hair, no yarmulka, and doesn’t seem Jewish at all. I’m still not sure if he’s Jewish or not.
But then this other girl in the class comes with a shaloch manos in her hand so I asked her if someone at college gave it to her, and she said that she got it in the morning at work and just didn’t have time to bring it home yet. So then this guy says this thing that surprised me and made me think that maybe he actually is Jewish. He asked how you would know if the Hamentashen is Kosher if it came in a sandwich bag with no label on it. He said people could give it to each other and then pass it on, so it doesn’t even come from the person who gave it to you. So then I wondered, does that mean he got that hamentashen in Shaloch Manos? If he’s worried about Kashrus, does that mean he’s Jewish?
Purim in the Blogosphere:
- A Blob of Something Different: Ah Freilichin Purim and Some Random Observations On Purim
- Bas Melach: Purim Fever---Cured
- Dov Bear: Why I like Purim Less
- Frum College Girl: Purim 2009
- Frum Female: Purim Recap
- Geulah Perspectives: Why Drink? and Purim Gelt
- Guess Whose Coming to Dinner: Purim Wrapup The Early Edition and Joey’s Grammen 2009
- Ha’adam B’Olamo: Random Megillah Thoughts
- Here in HP: Hamentashen Recipes, Purim Word Find and Purim Presents
- In My Humble Jewish Opinion: Purim 2009
- In My Life: Purim
- Insanity Now Serenity Later: Gangsta
- In The Pink: Purim Insanity and Purim
- Israel Chronicles: Motzei Purim Recap
- Jacob Da Jew: Jacob Is “The Dude” for Purim
- Lion Of Zion: Purim Post Index
- Material Maidel: Goodbye MM
- Me-Ander: There is no Mitzvah to make noise during the Megillah and Purim Disguise
- Metaphorically Speaking: Thoughts on Purim…
- Mike In Midwood: Purim is one Hectic Night
- Not Just Typical: Modern Orthodox- Purim Buzz Kills? ,Drunken Purim Post and Purim: Haman's story
- On Winds Of Change: m'muchan
- Our Shiputzim: “Orange” you glad we made Hamentashen and Heblish Purim Edition
- Roadside Rambles: Why was this Purim different than all the other Purims?
- RP Blog: Irate readers Purple with Rage
- Shorty’s Adventures: Our first Purim together
- Sporadic Intelligence: I’ll Drink To That
- Super Raizy: It’s Time for Purim
- The Sabra: Cute things Kids say
- The Talmudist: Purim 2009
I have to admit I barely read any of these yet. But I’ll start with these Purim posts and then work my way to reading more once again.
I am so Happy I created this Jewish Side blog so I can take part in the Purim spirit on blogosphere!
Hope you all had a great Happy Purim!