Sunday, February 19, 2006

Like Reading JDA? You'll Love Commenting on JDA!

At the Jewlicious @ the Beach conference, I was just speaking with two participants who told me that they read JDaters Anonymous...so great that they identified themselves...so great, in fact, that they get a shoutout (yo, yo...Kevin and Jenna!) and inspire a post. You know I love and value all of my readers, whether you're silent or vociferous. But I want to encourage those of you who love to watch to actually participate in the conversation...your opinions are as valued as your site visits... So feel free to pick a Blogger identity, even if it's the very popular choice "Anonymous", and leave your two cents here for us all to see. You're all welcome here...

8 comments:

simcha said...

I like reading JDA. Why? Glad you asked. Not only does it have funny and original posts from your great readers, but it links me to many blogs of Jewish women with posts about the guys that they're rejecting and what they ate for dinner last night, which the world definitely needs to know. Thus prompting me to take a shower and get the hell out of the house, for which I thank you, Esther.

Here's a post about excuses you can use to dump your next dumpee. Simcha

1. "Ow... I banged my head! That really hurt!
2. Hey... who are YOU?"
3."I'm sorry, but there just isn't room in my life right now for both you and my vibrator."
4. "I've got this disease... it's called herpigonasyphalaids. Very contagious."
5. "You're too young for me. I mean, too *old*. We're the same age? Well, that doesn't work for me, either."
6. "We're just so different, you and I. You're an extrovert, I'm an introvert. I like classical, you like heavy metal. And of course *I'm* not a physically repulsive raving psychopath."
7. "You've gone from 'sponge-worthy' to merely 'spongy.'"
8. "Dear Christine: By the time you read this I'll be a woman..."
9. "I have early-onset onanism."
10. "You're no longer the wealthy, gullible, and desperately lonely man I fell in love with."
11. "My penis, uh, fell off, and I, er, lost it...yeah -- on the subway, I think."
12. "Less filling? LESS FILLING??? I don't even know who you ARE anymore!"
13. "My dog is having puppies and I need to take a year off in order to train them to attack your picture."
14. "It's not *you*, it's me. Specifically, me would like to sleep with your sister."
15."I had lunch at the Hunan Palace today and according to
the place mat, you're a snake and I'm a mongoose."
16. "We just don't have anything in common anymore -- you're
a morning person, and I want to see your severed head impaled on a steel railroad spike."
17. "I'm holding you back from all the other lives you could be ruining."

Anonymous said...

Yo. Saying hi.
Thanks for the interesting reads. :-)

Anonymous said...

cuz it rocks - it's funny smart sassy --plus you is my friend..;)

Jenna said...

Yo! So, I promised in our conversation this week that I'd comment, and now? Now you put me in a shout out and spread on that inadvertent jewish guilt? Oy vey. At least it got my attention...

Anyways, as promised, this is my first (and not only, I swear) comment. It was awesome to meet you this weekend...although I really do think you need to stick to your day job and write solely on the page...your spoken word poetry needs some serious work. ;) I'm looking forward to the further adventures of Esther!

~Jenna

Kevin said...

Wow, my first blog-related internet shout out...how awesome! Thanks again Esther for your part in this wonderfull jewlicious weekend we all enjoyed. It was truly a pleasure to finally meet the woman behind the words. Keep up the fantastic wordsmithing!

Kevin

Anonymous said...

Esther, I really enjoy reading JDA--thanks. Especially to hear a woman's perspective on issues that guys always wonder about. My only comment is that I really liked the posts you used to do that had more of your own thoughts, suggestions and opinions. As a few random thoughts:
What makes a good or bad profile
What to look for in someone else's profile
Good first date topics/pre-date phone topics
Bad first date topics/phone topics
What to wear to a first date
Should you dress much differently for a second date
Even things like whether you should compliment your dates' looks/appearance/clothes on a first date. Is it any different if your date is dressed conservatively or not so conservatively?
Etc.

Sorry for the long post. Keep writing...

Esther Kustanowitz said...

Hey everyone...greetings from CA...

Anonymous, I'm on vacation now so I haven't been able to post in the "regular caliber" that many readers are used to getting here. But I will get back to it. Thanks for your suggestions.

Ciao, y'all.

Seth said...

I don't know if I got the chance to tell you at Jewlicious, but I was led there by the link from your blog. The most fun I've had in a long time, and I got to discuss the latest Jewish music @ UCLA w/ Josh "Socalled" Dolgin, too.