Thursday, June 29, 2006

Back Home

I go out of town for a few days, and when I get back it seems like everything has changed. I turn on the TV, flipped to ESPN, and the Jerry Springer show is on!!WTF?? I check the Internet and discover that ESPN changed from channel 3 to 7 and WB2O is now on channel 3.

I had a red eye back from LA last night, not a great flight, full plane and I had a middle seat, so I didnt get much sleep. But that wasn't what bothered me so much, what makes the flight attendants think people want to hear from them at 2 in the morning? Shortly after we left, the flight attendant basically gave a commercial for Visa, it was an excruciating couple of minutes. Then as I finally get comfortable, the captain gets on the loudspeaker to let us know how high we are, does anyone really care, just turn off teh seatbelt sign and don't make noise. Someone should tell them that on flights that go overnight, they should keep the microphone off.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I didn't think it was going to be this hard, I've been saying goodbye to people since I was little. But last night was one of the most difficult nights of my life. I was surprised by the rush of tears as I hugged my big sister goodbye. and they keep on returning every time I thinka bout it

I've been staring at this screen for a few hours tonight, trying to write something that would convey my feelings about whats happening. and I just can't put it into words. Air, Veev, Oldest Middlest and Youngest I'll miss you guys so much, I can't imagine living at home without you guys.

I know that we'll keep in touch, and do the video chat thingy, but it won't be the same. I love seeing the kids in shul, they would come say hi, give me a hug and sit with me for a bit during davening. You were there for us when we needed you.

I wish you all the success and happiness in Israel, but I want you to know that you will be truly missed in the D.

Boston Zacks - You have some big shoes to fill as our local siblings

Monday, June 19, 2006


Isn't there some law that says that people who work in the food industry need to wear hairnets? I only ask this because in the past weekI have now found hair twice in my food, frm two of our local stores. I am thoughouly disgusted, and may never eat out again - OK thats pushing it a bit - but I can't see myself eating anything from a restaraunt or bakery without checking for hairs, an affliction I didnt suffer from until last week.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Worst ..Job...Ever

No, not my job.

I was standing by the gas pump this morning and I saw a woman working on the corner, she wasn't a hooker, holding a sign. That was all she did, she stands there with her "cash advance" arrow sign. I was bored just watching, I can't imagine having to stand on a corner holding something for so long.

Ahh the things people will do to pay for medical school.

Thursday, June 15, 2006


OK. raise your hands if you live in America and give a crap about the soccer thingy that's going on...anyone....Then why is the lead story on Sportscenter, and every time I open a magazine someone is telling that since Soccer is the Worlds most popular sport we should embrace it here?
As I was told when I was younger and getting in trouble - Just because every one else is doing something - That doesn't make it right.

Steve Rushin wrote in Sports Illustrated last week that if you don't like Soccer you don't like sports, you just think we do. What an asinine statement, I like sports and dislike soccer, so take that Rushin. I can't wait for this tourney to end so we can go 4 years before having Soccer shoved down our throats.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

deadly nightshade

Yesterday we were in the backyard, and my mother in law, who works in a nature reserve type place, and knows her way around the great outdoors, noticed some weeds that we have growing all around our fence. She told my wife that these were called Deadly Nightshade, and are very poisonous. If someone were to eat the berries, which Jonah was playing with at the time, they would first get all loopy, and then die. I believe it's three berries are lethal. In addition to this the plant also acts like Poison Ivy and can make you itchy all over.

This morning, being that football was cancelled, Nat and I, with gloves on our hand, started yanking this stuff out of the ground. I have wanted to get rid of it anyways because it's an ugly weed, but I just never got around to it.

Now, no disrespect to my mother in law, but I have a hard time believing that the stuff we pulled out of the ground was Deadly Nightshade(Despite the fact that mu fingers are a bit itchy). I think if there are highly poisonous berries growing in our yard, there would be a few dead children. The past few families that lived here had kids, our neighbors have kids, I can't imagine that now one of those kids, tried to eat these berries. But that's just my opinion - Either way, I'm glad that we pulled them out of the ground.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Problem with Milchiegs on Shavous

Since Yom Tov started so late here in Detroit, Jonah couldn't wait until after shul to eat, so I made some hot dogs for him. I thought to myself, self, dinner isn't for a long time, I should make myself a hot dog also- so I did.

Many hours later we are abut to sit down to dinner at the neighbors and it hit me, these people love dairy, and aren't big fans of meat. My fears came true when pretty much everything on the menu had cheese in it. My family tradition is to wait 5 hours and a minute between eating meat and milk, so it now became a question of what time did I ate hot dogs.

The question became did I watch the Simpsons while eating, or that 70's show still on. Through a lot of recollecting, I realized that it had to be the70's show, because I took Jonah outside to play in the middle of the Simpsons episode, one I don't recall seeing before, and since it takes Jonah a while to eat - we must have eaten prior to teh Simpson's, which meant that I only had to wait about 15 minutes to partake in the lasagna and other cheesey foods.

During shul on shabbos, I went to Kiddush club, had some salami and beer sticks, jus a quick bite to get me through a really long davening. Only to discover that the kiddush, which was in honor of my meat obsessed brother, and his family impending move to Israel was almost all dairy, cheesecakes and ice cream. Sadly this time I couldn't just wait a few minutes. even though it felt like shul took 5 hours, I wasn't close to being able to eat ice cream.