If you're riding on the B61 heading toward Long Island City (like I was last night when I was going to Williamsburg), you'll go through an area where there is nothing but Hasidic Jews everywhere. (Does that sound racist and/or horrible? I don't mean for it to be.) It's kinda bizarre.
And being inside the bus with non-Hasidic Jewish people… It's kinda like being on a safari or something. It's like I'm in a tour bus "safe" from the "wildlife".
(Did THAT sound racist and/or horrible? I mean for this to come off in the most un-racist/un-horrible way.)
(Oh, Wikipedia just told me this: "The largest groups in Israel today are Ger, Chabad, Belz, Satmar, Breslov, Vizhnitz, Seret-Vizhnitz, Nadvorna, and Toldos Aharon. In the United States the largest are Lubavitch, Satmar and Bobov, all centered in Brooklyn, New York, and Skver in Rockland County, New York."
In other news…
I've probably showed you this photo before, but let's have another look, shall we?
(That's my mother and me at my high school graduation.)
Today when I was at this bodega waiting for my egg and cheese on a roll, I looked over and saw these packs of nuts:
There are just so many things I have to say about this that I am not going to comment.
Oh, man, I just felt an overwhelming wave of nostalgia. =/
Here are some photos from a couple years ago or so (PRE-etsy):
I'll stop now.