Sunday, February 25, 2007

It's Super-Married-Woman with Invisiblity (Super-Powered-Hat sold separately)

Mir and I put our coats down in the coat bedroom and headed into the main room where our friend Tzippy's engagement party was. We did our mazal tovs and gave her the gift we brought (like back in the old days when Mir and I would have discussions about buying movies together and then realize that it's too difficult a thing to share when you don't live together).
"Have fun being fresh meat," Miryam said.
"I'm not fresh meat--what are you talking about?"
"Look around. You're one of the few girls. You're also, I think, the only single-looking girl."
She was right. Just about every girl had a territorial man or a headcovering. At that point, Miryam offered me either her wedding band or engagement ring. Shortly after I turned her offer down, someone passed by and introduced himself to me.
"Hi, I'm Dina," I said. "And this is Miryam."
Then he started talking to me as if Miryam weren't even standing there. It's amazing how just a headcovering can make someone invisible. Perhaps if I had borrowed Mir's engagement ring, I would have had special invisible powers too. And don't I wish I had. Simply amazing.

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13 original thoughts out there

Anonymous sara said...

wow- its the chest club from high school... those popular girls that i admired from afar but never could join. so upset that i missed you and mir and your overwhelming hot-ness!

Sunday, February 25, 2007 4:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Miryam said...

Chest TEAM, darling, and I'm so sorry we missed your hotness too. I have a suspiscion that Dina included this picture (which adds like 20 pounds to my face) because it shows those special, um, qualities(?) that separated us from the other MHSers.

Monday, February 26, 2007 9:49:00 AM  
Anonymous mir said...

I don't have another comment, but I had to post because the verification word is "poofus" and I'm 5.

Monday, February 26, 2007 9:50:00 AM  
Anonymous mir said...

and this time the word is vgnal. i have a feeling they're testing me.

Monday, February 26, 2007 9:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Mir. My verification word is mycocxaphaylen. It's the generic name of Viagra.

And Dina, why do you wish you were invisible? Was the guy *that* undesirable?

Also, wouldn't it have been creepy for him to chat Mir up? After all, she's married!! Doesn't that automatically imply a 'no talking' rule?

Monday, February 26, 2007 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger BrownsvilleGirl said...

Monseyguy, is that you?
My father had a similar concern--he thought that the guy probably thought Mir's husband would pop up at any minute, so let me explain even though it wasn't such a big deal. :)
Miryam and I were standing in a little hallway off to the side and Mir was even farther from the party than I was. By starting a conversation with me and leaving Miryam out, this guy actually left Miryam out of conversation with the only one or two people she could have physically managed to speak to (he stood opposite me and blocked Mir's access to other people). Furthermore, it's possible to talk without "chatting someone up." I just don't think there's a reason he couldn't turn to her and ask if her husband was there or at least make eye contact with her or ASK HER HER NAME. Instead, I was a little upset that all he did was take the one person she was talking to and ignore her.
Wow, I really just took myself seriously. And also, Mir, that was the only picture we took together with Tzips. I thought you look gorgeous...

Monday, February 26, 2007 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger BrownsvilleGirl said...

It just took me 12 tries to get that post to go up. I need a tea and nice relaxing shower to destress after that...

Monday, February 26, 2007 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous sara said...

if you had a choice of superpowers; either invisibility or the ability to fly, which would you pick?

Monday, February 26, 2007 4:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Monseyguy said...

Wow, Dina. You're good. It was, in fact, me. Sometimes I click anonymous. Sometimes I wear sneakers with my suit...

And I understand that the guy was rude. He should have smiled vaguely in the general direction of Mir's left arm - because eye contact is way too forward, and looking down would bring the chest area into his field of vision, and we *know* that's just asking for trouble.

Either way, I completely understand what you're saying, and your indignance is justified. I'm not defending this guy in any way. Mir is a person, and she should be treated with common courtesy, at the minimum. At least until you find out she cracks up at words like 'poofus' and 'vgnal.' Then, it's time for serious eye contact.

Monday, February 26, 2007 4:11:00 PM  
Anonymous mir said...

I'm not quite sure what you're suggesting.

Monday, February 26, 2007 6:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Monseyguy said...

The humor lies in the uncertainty, doesn't it?

Monday, February 26, 2007 9:52:00 PM  
Blogger BrownsvilleGirl said...

Teleportation. Think about the time you'd save yourself doing nothing but getting places. But if I could have a superpower from all the superpowers in the world, it'd be something that is usually not thought of as a superpower but I forgot it at the moment. Perhaps the ability to recall on demand? Yours is to swim without needing air, isn't it?

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 12:56:00 AM  
Blogger sara said...

nah- i just wish i could be a mermaid sometimes- a bit of an obsession with the little mermaid. its hard to pick the ultimate superpower- it changes based on my mood.
btw- who is monsey guy?

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 10:15:00 AM  

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