I’m sitting in Timol Shilshom right now, trying (somewhat vainly today) to get some decent writing done, and the waitress comes up and asks if I can do them a favor. They’re in the process of changing their menu and needed some help translating the new dishes and some flowery language (“Dear valued customer….”) into English. I was happy both for a distraction from banging my head against the keyboard and also to help out one of my favorite cafes. So I got to sit here and use my new Hebrew and my old freelance marketing-writing skills (“no, no, it’ll sound more like they’re getting something exciting if we say it this way”) and they offered to comp me on a dessert or something for my trouble. I learned a few new words. I opted for an ice cream soda: butterscotch in apple cider.

Now, back to work.

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