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Dude where the heck were you?

Usually when I abandon the blog for a week I announce it, but this time it just sorta happened. I was working my butt off up until the Wednesday before Pesach and I literally hopped out of work, dumped my camping gear, rain gear, some shabbos clothes which most would call weekday clothing and my bike into the old car and flew off to the Northwest. The only goal was to get out of Dodge before rush hour. I did it, flew up north towards the Oregon-California border, blasting country music and slowly lifting myself out of the work mode that I had been in. At about 6:30pm that same night I hopped out of my car for a little mountain bike ride around the shores of Shasta Lake and then kept driving until I found a nice dark roadside spot to sleep overnight in my car.

The next thing I knew, it was chol hamoid and I was wandering around Oregon and Washington with my fiance and not really noticing that I hadn’t blogged in quite a few days. In fact, while visiting with #1 commenter A. Nuran and his wife in Oregon I was informed that the devar Torah had touched a raw nerve and everyone was taking a poop on poor old D. Rosenbach. I also found out through a NY Post link that someone was going to be doing a reality show called “shunned” about off the derech Chassidim and it was going to be starring Pearl Perry Reich. I was also informed that the Groggers were on Fox News, because of the nose job fiasco.

But I was with my lady and my mountain bike and I couldn’t really be bothered. I did take a day to wander around Seattle and I approve it, like I would totally move there, it’s completely awesome and cheaper than the Bay Area. I also hit up two very cool mountain bike parks, Black Rock and Duthie Hill. Check out the vids below.

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  • Freedski April 16, 2012, 8:23 AM

    Oregon! I am from there. I hope you guys had a great time.

  • Alter Cocker April 16, 2012, 10:21 AM

    oregon and washington are the states I want to live in. Pacific Northwest is the best area of the country.

  • Been there April 16, 2012, 10:54 AM

    If you did not do Crater Lake, don’t say you did the ‘Oregon-California-Border’ area. You missed the main event.

    • A. Nuran April 16, 2012, 11:37 AM

      The Rim Visitor’s Center is still closed due to snow.

  • Micah T April 16, 2012, 5:38 PM

    I’m glad you had a nice time with your lady and your mountain bike. You were, however, missed! For some of us, Frum Satire is our principal Jewish community (possibly a sad fact). Seeing your usual daily post is often the highlight of my day. (Again, this mav be a sad comment on the quality of my life.) I live OOT, and have difficulty meeting people who care about the (Jewish) issues that I care about. I find thise people on Frum Satire.

    Why am I telling you this? I guess I just want you to know glad I am that you are out of the woods, and back wiith us!

  • Should be working April 16, 2012, 5:41 PM

    I want to hear more about what A. Nuran is like in person.

    • A. Nuran April 16, 2012, 11:52 PM

      My wife doesn’t let me out. She mumbles something about the suction cup fingers, three foot sticky tongue and the unfortunate incident with the lady frogs at the Newport Aquarium.

  • KosherUnicorn April 17, 2012, 1:28 AM

    Sounds like quality time well spent. Still, we missed your regular updates on off the derech models, the unattractiveness of lonely, shidduch-less frum girls, and Rav Shmuley. 🙂

    – Yisroel

  • T April 17, 2012, 7:57 PM

    And here I thought you were stepping back and watching the kids fight it out. Welcome back.

  • A. Nuran April 17, 2012, 10:41 PM

    We met the future Mrs. Fried. She is an absolutely lovely person. Chaya and Heshy are incredibly lucky and blessed to have found each other.

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