Friday, August 21, 2009

Friends and Family

Having Friends and Family in one’s life is an important thing. But yet they are two different types of relationships. A person is born into a family, they don’t get to choose who their family will be, other than their spouse. Which makes a spouse fall into both categories of friend and family. Since a family member has no choice but to be part of your family, you treat them differently than friends.

Whereas becoming friends with someone takes time, with a buildup of trust and closeness, a family takes no time other than to be born. The amazing thing about a family, is that because you don’t choose who your relatives are, they can be as diverse and unlike you as they come. However, when you become friends with someone it is usually because you like that person and share something in common with them.

One of the movies I actually did see in a theater was called “Son of The Mask”. It has a message in there about a child having to make a decision and choosing between making a new friend or loyalty to his father. It shows how having a family is a great thing.

I have always been one to spend more time with family than friends. On Sunday’s, or days when there is vacation, I would always go places with my family and have a good time. The time I would spend with my friends was limited to seeing them at school and going to their houses, or they coming to mine to study for tests. I haven’t really gone out with friends much before.

That all changed yesterday when I spent a fun filled day with Auror. I had decided it was time to get a manicure, Auror offered to go with me to get one, and help me pick a color. So we went, and I had a really great time. I’ve always imagined a manicure to be a quick thing where they just put on nail polish. But here it was really cool how they pamper your nails. Thanks AUROR! ManicureThen last night I went to my cousins sheva brachos, where at the end they were serving coffee and tea. I have never drank coffee before. My cousin said they make good cappuccino at the place and I should try it out. So I figured I would give it a try. So I tasted the coffee, and I wasn’t used to hot drinks, so it was weird and I only took 2 sips, but it wasn’t as bad as I imagined coffee to taste. 


The ironic thing is, when Tembow asked me back in February, what I’m waiting for -to drink coffee, I said I’m waiting to get a manicure. I hadn’t even remembered I said that, and then it ended up being the case, where I got a manicure and drank coffee on the same day!


tesyaa said...

Your manicure looks so nice! I can understand how a person never had a manicure before. But I'm surprised that you never tried coffee.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Thanks! :-)

I know it's a shocker, lol

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Auror said...

Haha I'll say it again your nails have such a perfect shape! Btw the color is called "Angel Food" if anyone asks ;)

That's an interesting thing you mention with the spouse being the only relative you can choose... and I'm the same as you, I generally do things with my family or I'm just too busy with school to do anything. Seriously yesterday was an anomaly for me too lol (especially lunch :P)

And I agree, coffee is overrated... (especially with creamer eek)

Auror said...

Thanks for the plug btw lol

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Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Thanks! Great, now I know the name, I had remembered it had Angel in it. O, and I got complimented on it yesterday :-)

yea, I just thought of that on the spot as I was typing up my thoughts. Cool, so I'm not the only one... and the lunch was great too! It's actually interesting, because my grandfather would make potatoes that were soft and everything, like the ones we had, though he used paprika or something, and I always loved those, and haven't had it in over 3 years, since they moved to Israel. So it was a treat to have the same kind of thing again.

yea, it's interesting, on facebook, somebody mentioned that starbucks coffee is burnt too, just like you said!

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Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Your welcome, lol, (a shame you don't have a blog that I can direct traffic too!)

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staying afloat said...

I never tried coffee until I hit college and needed major caffeine infusions- to this day I will only drink French Vanilla with tons of milk. And rarely- I downed a large cup before my GRE's and ended up shaking through half of them.

Hurray for your manicure! And hurray for friends, who can often become as close as family.

Auror said...

Hahaha I appreciate it tons, I'm still deliberating as to whether I should
start one :P

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Interesting how coffee is known for it's caffeine more than it's taste, it makes it seem like medicine.

Maybe I should try french Vanilla, because I do like Vanilla things, but then I don't drink milk. I've heard about that, where people shake from too much coffee.

Thanks! Yea, friends and family are great!

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Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

I guess if you get inspired about something and want to write about it, then that would be a good start, just to try out. ;-)

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FrumCurious said...

Yeah coffee gives me the shakes if I drink way too much of it - I actually took a history midterm this last semester and was shaking through half of from drinking a venti vanilla latte with an extra shot of espresso.

Since I'm sure you don't know, espresso is WAY stronger than regular coffee since it's more concentrated. I looked like a crackhead. But I got an A :-p

Have a good shabbes, sugar!

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Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

That sounds familiar, I think I remember reading about that on your blog maybe.

Thanks for explaining, I didn't know that. So long as you got an A, that's what counts :-)


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tembow said...

hey! so glad you (FINALLY) tried these two things!!!
nice pic btw

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Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Thanks! :-)

Thanks, I actually took the pictures with a new camera I just bought on Thursday.

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Katie said...

very pretty manicure! Light pink is a classic. (I've still never had one...)

oh and wow that was your 1st cup of coffee!? It looks delicious, I'm trying to lay off b/c I drank too much and could feel my heart trying to jump out of there! Don't get hooked like i did! lol

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Moshe said...

Why would you imagine coffee being bad?! It smells awesome!

So I guess you don't have any psycho relatives. Lucky you.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Thanx! wow, so I wasn't the only one.

I don't think I'll ever become hooked, I didn't like the coffee.

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Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

lol, I never liked the smell of coffee.

What makes you think that?

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Moshe said...

You've smelled different kinds of coffee? And I don't mean instant crap, I mean real brewed stuff.

Then why do you like spending time with family more than with friends?.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

I smelled instant coffee that we used to give my grandmother when she came to our house. But I also smelled dunkin doughnuts and starbucks coffee, when people would bring it to class, though I dunno if those are real brewed stuff.

O, I mean it's not that my family is perfect, everyone has their "faults". But at the end of the day they are my family, so I love them and want to spend time with them.

Also, I think it's a personality thing, I'm just not the type to get on a plane with friends and travel somewhere, but I'd do it with my family. I guess I trust them, and feel I'm in good hands. Though if the opportunity arose with friends, maybe I'd do it too, I dunno.

%Shocked% said...

Hilarious! Adorable that you never had a manicure, and shocking that you had never had coffee until last week (or so). Now you've gotta try a vanilla latte, they're delicious lol. I'm sure you can find a kosher place here that'll make a cholov yisroel one (I'm assuming that you are but honestly have no idea lol. Correct me if I'm wrong :p). If not, I'd finally know of one thing that Torontonians have which New Yorkers don't lol. How wicked would that be?! :)

By the way, I love how you put a strikethrough through the things you've done on your list. Hmmm, I'm trying to think of how many of the remaining items I can assist you with lol. Drunk person.. Would be my pleasure to get drunk so you can interact with one. I would do it purely for your sake ;) lol.. Playing poker I can also help you with if you ever need instructions :P.. Ummm, cheesecake.. What do you have against cheesecake?! You've obviously never smelled my mothers cheesecake. Now I know what to bring back to NY next time I go home :D lol.

'You're manicurist is great and did a great job' hehe lol.. What I mean by that.. If you can't figure it out, you know how to get in touch lol.

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Auror said...

You have to remember to say that the cheesecake isn't l'shem kiddushin! ;)

(and I'll let Jewishside take care of the rest of the rebuttal lol)

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

lol, :-p

and I was thinking Avi getting drunk for me would be like you offering him cigarettes! ;)

Auror said...

I'm gonna email you something else on your list he can help you out with =-X

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

I actually like Vanilla, and since your the second person who recommended it, maybe I'll try it.

I actually do eat chalav stam!
I'd be shocked if Toronto has something NY doesn't! :-P

Thanks, as you can see I love playing around with these things.

lol, about the drunk offering, see what I commented to Auror!

Thanks for the offers :-)

About Cheesecake, I don't know, just we never had it in our house, so I've never tasted it. I assumed it had cheese, which I hear it doesn't. So if I like the ingredients maybe I'll make it for next Shvous and get to taste it. lol, I'm sure your mother has a good one too.

I think I figured it out... and yea, she did! :-D

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