I have little to say right now, but Haveil Havelim is up at Frume Sarah's place.
And a question...I was wondering if anyone else shares my little phobia. As follows: I find that, over the last several years (read "post-bombing, post-cancer and post-last year's emergency eye surgery right before the Alyn Ride") I use the phrase בעזרת השם, "G-d willing", all the time. As in, "Next Friday night, my friend and I are planning on going to a sleazy bar where we can get wasted, pick up loose men and screw them in the bathrooms. B'ezrat Hashem!"
I know why I do this ("this" referring to use of the phrase, and not of said loose men). I am constantly aware that my best-laid plans can easily be laid to waste, and in fact often are. The phrase has become something of an amulet against עין הרע "the evil eye". I have a constant fear that if I forget to give him credit, G-d will get pissy and will bitch-slap me again. And quite frankly, I would rather He did not. The problem is that it confuses people. I look like a typical Tel Avivit whore of babylon but I speak as though I just wandered out of Bnei Brak. I get a lot of bewildered "ummm...you're...religious????" remarks.
On the bright side, assuming that people take me for religious, I am doing loads to convince poeple that open-mindedness and diversity exist in observant Judaism.