Thursday, May 25, 2006

Happy Yom Yerushalayim

As I sat at work watching the live feed video of the kotel from the link Veev sent me, the thought occured to me...What the hell!. Here I am, in Israel - in Yerushalayim no less, and I'm watching the kotel from the internet like anyone around the world... For about a minute and a half I was extrememly frusterated to be working in an official office company setting. (As opposed to an informal educational organization, which would totally accept that I wanted to spend some time this afternoon in the OC) That lasted until I thought about it, and realized...but after work I'm heading to the OC... (ok...who'm I kiddin' I still would rather be working in an educational organization...but I gotta find the siver linings wherever they may be)

Happy Yom Yerushalyaim to everyone everywhere...but espcially, those who are able to be in here today.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Am I?

You Are Most Like Miranda!
While you've had your fair share of romance, men don't come firstGuys are a distant third to your friends and career.And this independence *is* attractive to some men, in measured doses.Remember that if you imagine the best outcome, it might just happen.
Romantic prediction: Someone from your past is waiting to reconnect...
But you'll have to think of him differently, if you want things to work.
Which Sex and the City Vixen Are You?

Friday, May 12, 2006

Behind The Masks

Masks, masks, masks... who is everyone when they are out in the light? My friend, and fellow blogger, chavaleh, hosted a bloggers bash. Cute party where she invited all her cyber friends, and real life friends who have or had blogs to meet, shmooze and eat awesome cookies. I had a really nice time. Some faces in the crowd I knew in real life, some I've bumped into online, and most I had never come across before. Everyone has their own reason for blogging, and they all expect to have certain readers and not others. Some felt blogs are out there for anyone and everyone, and some felt it was only for those who were given the address. Whatever their topics, and reasons for blogging, they were all very nice real life people to meet.

Monday, May 08, 2006


Being handed the keys to a car for a month....Sweet.
Driving the car to pick up groceries...Convenient.
Hitting the open roads...Invigorating.
Driving with the windows down and the music up...Dominating.
Being able to drive your friend home...Freedom.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

All About Me

When I was younger my grandparents gave me a book called "my book about me" I had to fill in all sorts of information about myself. I had to draw a bird, write a short story, tell everyone how many steps it was from my front door to the closet tree, how many forks, faucets, and windows my house had, and what I did to when I was angry. Now I'm hit with a similiar assignment...questions have changed a bit... here's a bit about me in alphabetical order.

Accent: I can fake a few...
Booze: I drink socially.
Chore I Hate: Yes. Most anything I would consider a chore, I hate to do...
Dogs: On Trial Now, I'll keep you updated
Essential Electronics: Computer, mainly laptop, although without one I probably could survive on a desktop...
Favorite Perfume/Cologne: The ones in pretty, sealed, bottles with no chance of being opened
Gold/Silver: diamonds, pearls, whatever you are offering
Hometown: Detroit, representing :)
Insomnia: quite the issue. although early morning dog walking, and long 9 hour work days are helping cure that...
Job Title: Assistant, Marketing for really
Kids: Not personally, but I know people with them.
Living Arrangements: so this changes on a yearly basis, the general theme is in an apartment with 2-3 friends...although this month it's just me and the dog :)
Most Admired Trait: you'd have to ask my friends, although this week i'd have to consistancy. After years of doing something and getting the same undesirabe result, you'd think I would chance something in the equation...but no I stick to my guns and run the cycle again...that's admirable...
Number of sexual partners: this is the best they could come up with for "N" what about Neatest talent? newest buy? nationality? Nervous breakdowns? the answer is 0 of course.
Overnight Hospital Stays: only with campers,
Phobia: feeling like i'm not in control, and yes, somehow needles fit into this, and heights
Quote: "Sometimes you gotta dance"
Religion: Jewish
Siblings: depends who is counting (6, 11, 13, and up are acceptable answers)
Time I usually wake up: now, 7:30
Unusual Talent: Yes, quite a few actuall.
Vegetable I refuse to eat: depends how it's presented
Worst Habit: I won't share this easily
X-Rays: Been there, done that, again, and again, and again
Yummy Foods I make: cookies, popcorn, chicken, potatoes, meat, stir-fry, chulent, onion rings, yeah...i could go're all invited...
Zodiac Sign: cancer, seriously couldn't they either come up with a different name for the sign or the sickness?

Monday, May 01, 2006

Makes Sense To Me

Twice in the past two days I have had almost identical group discussions with different groups. The first time it came up as a topic at Shabbat lunch, and the second time while I was sitting in traffic with some co-workers. I was only person present at both convos and I did not initiate either of them. The topic was the price of cars. I said (both times) if the government would drop the 150% tax it places on new cars the economy would boom. People would be able to move out of the city and get jobs. They would be able to go further for better paying jobs, and would be able to pay less for housing once out of the major cities. Not to mention, more people would be buying cars. Both times I was met with the most discouraging counter. More cars on the streets would only bring more accidents, more deaths, more traffic, more polution, and more poverty (b/c people would be faced with paying for gas, maintenance, and insurance) I still think the economy would be better off with more affordable cars.