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taffimai ([personal profile] taffimai) wrote2009-04-24 04:40 pm

Phew!

I finally got up the nerve to ask the housemates to take down the xmas tree and they said yes! My house is once again Jew-friendly!

[identity profile] ethrosdemon.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Why did they have a Christmas tree up in almost-May?

[identity profile] taffimai.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 08:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't know! I'd tried to be understanding. I didn't complain in December or January or February or March ... April is when I gave up on understanding and moved to "DUDE WTF?"

[identity profile] twilightofmagic.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 09:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Christmas tree. End of April? You are very patient :)

[identity profile] taffimai.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
It was artificial, so not like it was dropping needles the whole time.

[identity profile] dameruth.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Dude. A Christmas tree still up this time of year is annoying/embarrassing no matter *what* one's religion might be. Talk about lazy roommates! I hope they do dishes, at least . . . :/

[identity profile] taffimai.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 10:05 pm (UTC)(link)
They do dishes. Sometimes. I'm more picky about xmas trees than dishes. :)

[identity profile] wesleysgirl.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay! *Hugs*

[identity profile] taffimai.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks, babe!

[identity profile] gnomi.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 10:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay!

And I join the confused masses in the "They still had it up after Easter?" confusion.

[identity profile] taffimai.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I really should have taken a picture of it! Was strange.
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[identity profile] mamadeb.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Did they at least decorate it for Easter? Drap it with eggs and bunnies?

Because then - well, it would be. Very silly looking, but appropriate.

[identity profile] taffimai.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 10:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Nope, it was still decorated for xmas.

[identity profile] stackcats.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 10:12 pm (UTC)(link)
They had a christmas tree up in April? Weird.
I wish it was acceptable to not celebrate Christmas because of atheism, but no, I just get called a grouch.

[identity profile] taffimai.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Are you kidding? It's not acceptable not to celebrate because of Judaism! I get called a grinch and told I have issues with Christianity.

[identity profile] stackcats.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 10:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Really? Wow. I can't say I know a lot of Jewish people, but many people round here are Muslim or Hindu and... yeah, no one seems bothered that they don't celebrate it. It's not their religion, so why should they? (Although the people who own the local shop take any excuse to shut early.)

Different perspective and, well, different continent, though. I'm sorry you go through that kind of narrow-minded shit.

[identity profile] taffimai.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah. I get harassed at work for not wanting to go to the xmas party. It sucks.

[identity profile] justhuman.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 11:40 pm (UTC)(link)
While customs vary in the Christian and pagan households I've been in, the general sense is that the Christmas/Yule tree is typically considered

-seasonal through New Years.
-potentially acceptable whether through laziness or some other made up winter observance until about the 2nd weekend in January
-*cough* the holiday is over *cough* after January 15
-Hello! Groundhogs Day! Don't see any shadow fearing rodents in that tree.
-It's Valentine's Day, get rid of the damn tree already.

- Post-Easter? WTF!

And that's all assuming that the entire household was behind the idea of celebrating one or both of those holidays in the first place.

How was that house hunting going?

[identity profile] taffimai.livejournal.com 2009-04-25 12:01 am (UTC)(link)
How was that house hunting going?

Ugh. I am struggling between:

1) A mortgage payment that's 28% of my income and puts me in a nice townhouse.
2) A more conservative mortgage payment which puts me in a small condo.

I don't know.

[identity profile] chatona.livejournal.com 2009-04-25 11:02 am (UTC)(link)
They had their Christmas tree up at THIS TIME? Still?

... Wow.

[identity profile] chatona.livejournal.com 2009-04-25 02:28 pm (UTC)(link)
That's just weird.