Day 20 → Your views on drugs and alcohol

*You can find the list of links of my full 30 Days of Truth here.

Personally I dont do drugs and I very seldom drink.

I love a good whiskey every now and again and partial to Bells as that is what my grandfathers and my dad drank and what I learned to drink whiskey with.

Occasionally I have been known to have a beer (not a bear for my Twitter followers) when eating pizza.

My parents, particularly my dad, raised me to do everything in moderation.  My dad would rather I was at home having a drink with him than off at a club getting drunk.

As an aside in regards to clubs… He always told me that he would fetch me from wherever I was as long as it was no later than 12am.  After that getting home was my problem.  95% of the time I went home with him rather than find my own way home.

My parents views on moderation when it came to drugs were not so similar.  My mom was adamant that I NEVER EVER do drugs.  My dads view was once again, rather bring the weed* home and try it in a safe environment than out where there was no control.  Needless to say I would never admit to him, no matter how relaxed his views were, that I had ever smoked weed.

I would like to think that I will be the same way with my kids, ‘moderation’, I know Paul will be far stricter than me.  Who knows.

*for the sake of this post, which is being read by various family members, lets just say weed was the only thing I ever experimented with, ok?

Day 19 → What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?

*You can find the list of links of my full 30 Days of Truth here.

As in my previous post, my views start at the point of ‘to each his own’.  Im not interested in preaching my beliefs (religious or political) to anyone else and conversely I expect that people should not preach their views to me.

That being said, here are my views 🙂


I am Jewish.  I was raised in an orthodox home.  I had a Bat Mitzvah.

That being said, I do not keep a kosher home, I do not wear long sleeved dresses and cover my head (as a married woman should).

I do believe in Gd.  I believe in His commandments.  I have some issues with the laws of my religion but only in so far as they are really open to interpretation and you can speak to 5 different rabbis and get 5 different answers.  On the other hand thats part of my religion that I love.  The laws are not set in stone (no pun intended – 10 commandments anyone?) and learning the laws and customs and traditions is never ending.  You can start at the beginning of the Torah, learn right to the end and when you start at the beginning again you are bound to learn more, another layer to the lesson, another way of looking at it.

I think having a child has also cemented my views and beliefs.  I never used to go to shul regularly, 3 or 4 times a year was my limit.  Now we try go every Friday night, Aaron goes to the children’s services where they teach lessons from Torah.  I try to set a better example for him, so that he can learn.


I HATE politics!

I know we have to have governments and politicians and that without them there would be anarchy and chaos.  But, I cannot handle politics.  I have no patience for it.  My mind just cannot wrap itself around the ins and outs, the whys and the hows, the reasons they do this or that.

Im just not interested.

Day 18 → Your views on gay marriage

Yesterday was a hectic, tiring and long day and I just wasnt up to blogging (or even looking at my computer) so I am a day behind again…

*You can find the list of links of my full 30 Days of Truth here.

Im all for it.

Who am I to deny someone the right to marry the person they love?

Who am I to say what is ‘right’ and what is ‘wrong’?

I know many gay couples that are as happy as can be in their marriages.  I also know many straight couples who refuse to get married, to them just sharing their life together is enough.

As long as people are happy, no one has the right to pass judgement.

Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something

*You can find the list of links of my full 30 Days of Truth here.

Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M Auel

I read it and the rest of the series (what was published to then) when I was in standard 6.  It made me think.

We take for granted that we have houses and cars and cell phone (phones of any kind in fact), that we have modern medicine and specialised doctors, that we can hop on a plane and travel to the far side of the world.

We know that a long long time ago there were Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon people and that they learnt how to use fire and hunt and cloth themselves but we (or perhaps this is just me) dont really think about what it would be like to actually live that life.

Jean M Auel’s books take you into that world, yes they are fiction, but the underlying facts are there, she allows us to see what life was like, the hardships and the struggle for survival, and by doing so, to appreciate where we are now and even where we may be in the future.

In short, that book got me thinking!

Day 16 → Someone or something you definitely could live without

*You can find the list of links of my full 30 Days of Truth here.

I could live without a boss.  Ideally I would love to work for myself.  I know its hard work, but working for someone else, putting my time and energy into someone else’s profits has always annoyed me.

OK, so my job now is not quite like that.  What I do now isn’t for profit, the work I do is to benefit other, less fortunate people than myself and I suppose that brings a kind of balance to working for a boss.

Still, one day I would like to work for myself, blood, sweat and tears and at the end of the day what I produce is mine…

Day 14 → A hero that has let you down

*You can find the list of links of my full 30 Days of Truth here.

I honestly cant think of a single ‘hero’ that has let me down.  I guess I’ve been lucky in that the people I look up to have always been there for me.


Day 13 → A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days

*You can find the list of links of my full 30 Days of Truth here.

Dear Nina,

The first time I heard your music was while watching Point of No Return with my dad.  As soon as the movie was over we headed off the to music store to buy the soundtrack and I fell in love with your music.

I had almost every album you ever put out, every compilation and best of.  Then they were stolen in a robbery amongst other things of mine.  Yet the only thing I really got mad about was that my entire Nina Simone collection was gone.  Im slowly building up my collection again, this time digitally!

I cant help thinking of my dad whenever I hear one of your songs.  After he died the first thing I listened to was Feeling Good.  I just knew he would appreciate it.

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Feeling Good – Nina Simone

Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Breeze driftin’ on by you know how I feel

It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
For me
And I’m feeling good

Fish in the sea you know how I feel
River running free you know how I feel
Blossom on the tree you know how I feel


Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don’t you know
Butterflies all havin’ fun you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when day is done
That’s what I mean

And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me

Stars when you shine you know how I feel
Scent of the pine you know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And I know how I feel


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Thank you.

A dedicated fan,


Day 12 → Something you never get compliments on

*You can find the list of links of my full 30 Days of Truth here.

My ability to be organised and in control.

Mainly cause I procrastinate and leave everything to the last minute and hope for the best…

Case in point, Aaron’s birthday bash, all I have done is booked a venue and ordered a cake… NOTHING else!

I havent even organised his birthday present… oops.