It's been 5 days of solitude. With the exception of dinner with my mother at her place, I haven't seen or done anything all week. I had plans to go to my Rabbi for Shabbos, but I'm thinking of cancelling to have a relaxing Shabbos at my house. However, I have no minyan nearby. Aw well, I guess I know where I'm going.
I was thinking about how I'd like to spice up my life a bit. I have no interest in Rock & Roll, however, perhaps change is due. There is an event called Yidstock. It costs $30. I wonder if I should spend the money just to get out and to see what I'm missing. At the very least the food there is kosher, even Cholov Yisroel. I like that. I suppose it's better than going out to a club in the city like the Limelight or some other place I've been ranting about that a frum Jew should definitely NOT be at.
(I remember one time in college, a few of us from our dorm went to the Limelight and some girl asked me if I would like a sticker on the inside of my arm. There was a rainbow smiley face on the sticker. I said "sure," not knowing what it was. The rest of the night was exciting -- dancing on the stage with the other dancers, seeing vapor trails and colors, driving down a twisty 2nd Avenue (it's actually straight), and friends forcing me to pull over and sit in a pizza store for hours until I came off my high. Didn't realize until afterwards that it was all from the sticker I had on my arm.)
Maybe Yidstock is a way to rebel a bit, but in a "kosher" way.