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Darin Strauss and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Maybe the lesson is: a Jew should never go down South for a Christmas celebration. I don’t know. Yesterday my wife and I traveled to South Carolina to spend five weeks with her parents, and my computer was stolen. It’s … Read More

By / December 11, 2008

Maybe the lesson is: a Jew should never go down South for a Christmas celebration. I don’t know.

Yesterday my wife and I traveled to South Carolina to spend five weeks with her parents, and my computer was stolen. It’s very frustrating. I checked it at the curbside. The guy taking the bag said: "You going away for Christmas?" I didn’t want to say, "No, I’m a Jew, but my wife is a Presbyterian, so…." What I ended up saying was: "Yes."  And now look at me. All the work I did the last year, almost all the photos of my newborn twins (see bottom of page): gone.

And then I finally got online, and saw that an article about me in the Village Voice had pissed a lot of people off. One guy wrote: "Wow. What a whiner. [Darin Strauss] sounds like a textbook sociopath trying to manipulate the world into feeling sorry for him." Great.

Not a good day. Anyhow, sorry for the short post, but seeing how I’m at a Kinko’s, and the meter’s running, not to mention I’m nearly suicidal, I think I’ll keep it short today.  Thanks.

p.s.: Despite what the Village Voice story says, I don’t hate bloggers. In fact, I’m soaking in one right now.

Darin Strauss, author of More Than It Hurts You, is guest blogging on Jewcy, and he’ll be here all week. Stay tuned.