In & Out?

I don’t know if this is an excessively forward thinking doll, or if the manufacturer doesn’t quite understand the subtle undertones of the doll title, but In & Out Razann might be better served if she were titled, Indoor/Outdoor Razann. Just my opinion.

For the most part I tend to dress rather modestly – born of a childhood as a free Methodist and a heavy-set young adult-hood – I also find long, full skirts more comfortable (cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter, with the added bonus of allowing me to sit on the floor, and practically behave as if I were in slacks) I like shorter skirts, but my height is all in my legs so when I do spring for one it’s always a mini-length (even if it’s not supposed to be) And there’s that sitting with the legs together thing – that is always a problem, I can never remember to do that.

One day on the F-Train, when I was new to NY, I was wearing a long-ish skirt and long sleeved top, a scarf tied around my head and a hairline so low that I looked as though I were sporting a wig. An Orthodox woman with several children came up to me and asked me directions to someplace either in Hebrew or Yiddish – I wasn’t sure which.

I didn’t have any idea what she was asking. I tried not to seem too rude, just clueless.

When I arrived at my (native NY Jewish) friend’s apartment, I was enlightened. She explained, “You look like a frummy!” Frum is the Yiddish word for observant – I think it’s where we get the term frumpy, but I could be wrong.

So I can appreciate the desire to express modesty through dress – but, man, I couldn’t live without the wind in my hair.

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I knit weird and I enjoy showing others how to find the joy and intuitiveness within their OWN knitting! We don't knit to make THINGS, we knit to make OURSELVES HAPPY!

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