Monday, February 25, 2008

What could have been

Last I was exhausted, So I went to bed. It was 9:15 - I didn't understand why I was so tired so early, it wasn't Friday night. Regardless of the night of the week, I fell asleep dreaming of a long night of sleep.

A little before 1 AM that dream was shattered, by a dream of Jonah's. His latest phase is having nightmares, and then demanding to sleep in our room, or have someone lie down is his bed. In good news, Sammy is no longer such a light sleeper and is sleeping through these incidents.

Nat tried to bribe him, by telling him if he stays in his bed, he'll get a cookie in his lunch. One of the times he came into our room he said "I thought I wanted a cookie, but I don't I think I'll sleep in your bed."

Once I woke up to deal with Jonah, I couldn't fall back asleep, and I was up till after 3:30. Here is what I learned, ESPN runs out things to show after 3, and they replayed the Rockets - Bulls game, same for the radio station, which rebroadcast the Pistons game.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Dale and Thomas Popcorn

Nat's cousins (and mine) came in from East Lansing tonight, we went out for Pizza, tried to go bowling, but there was an hour and half wait for a lane, and finally to snookers to shoot some pool. But the highlight was the newly Kosher - Dale and Thomas Popcorn, in Royal Oak.

I'm not a big popcorn fan, but this place is awesome, they had a bunch of different flavors, we had a bag chocolate chunk and caramel, and cheddar. They also have BBQ, some spicy flavors, cookies and get the point, they didn't just stick a bag in the microwave.

One of the cooler aspects of this place is their kid-friendliness - during the daytime you can bring your kids, or have a party, and there is a big screen TV, they have children's movies, the whole wall is a big chalk board. Plus there is wireless Internet. So Nat (or me) can bring Jonah and Sammy, have some popcorn, let them watch a movie and get some work done.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Dangerous city

I think it's funny how people ask me why I would want to move to Israel, it's such a dangerous place.

This past Saturday night someone was held up at gunpoint down the street from my office/parents house.

A friend of mine came in the other day because two of his fathers offices were burned down, they are still trying to figure out who did it and why.

This isn't Detroit I'm talking about, it's Southfield.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Motor City Connect

Tonight we saw the lunar eclipse, and made fries again, this time without the sugar. I didn't notice much difference in the taste.

I'm involved with a couple of different networking groups, mostly dedicated to senior citizens, but a friend told me about a yahoo group called Motor City Connect. It's mostly an online forum, you post your message, who you are. what you need etc. They also meet every so often in different restaurants around town.

I joined the group on Monday afternoon, within 10 minutes I had 3 responses from people who knew people that are in home care, or deal with senior citizens. I have two meetings already set up through this group.

If you're in the Detroit area and have a business whee networking is crucial or helpful, I recommend joining Motor City Connect.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

After basketball fun

After a long hiatus I figure I'll start blogging again, for a while life was pretty dull and I had nothing to write about. Now life is still pretty dull but I figure I'll give it another shot.

I got home from a disappointing night of basketball full at 11:02 full of energy. I was about to get some crackers and hummus for a late snack, when Nat picked up a large sack of potatoes and said we have to figure out what to make. Inspiration struck at that very moment and I decided to make french fries. So I peeled some potatoes, than sliced them in our food slicer. I read in Uncle John's Bathroom Reader II, that fast food places coat their fries in sugar, which gives them their brown color. So i figured if it's good enough for McDonalds, it's good enough for me. I poured sugar on them stuck 'em on a frying pan and waited.

I'm not very patient, and I took the first batch off the fryer too soon, they were very sticky, and not at all brown. I tried to put them in the pan, but they stuck to the paper towel (which was used to try and get off the oil)

I learned my lesson, and was more patient with teh next batch, which came out tasting very good, if I do say so myself.