And now, apparently my youngest sister has allowed herself to be brainwashed by Birthright- she went in February- and HAS to move to Israel. Now. This summer. I would like to suggest that if she is bored and lonely, perhaps she could try living on a kibbutz for six months! Or volunteering! Or joining MSF! Or going to fucking India. Or anything but making an expensive, lengthy commitment at someone else's expense based on some romanticized notion that it's all a grand adventure. I suspect she will say that she's willing to do nothing at her own expense, which leads me to believe that it's only worth it if it's free. You can imagine how much respect I have for these shenanigans. And I really, truly thought she was smarter than that. And.... and so many other things.
What with one thing and another I think I'm headed for a fine case of FUCKING DEPRESSED.