Sunday, October 18, 2009

New Job

My plan for past year or so was to start my own company and work on my own. At some point I quit looking for a job and dedicated to starting Non Stop Media (NSM). The downside of not working for a year is at some point the money runs out. Sadly, this happened as I bought several computers and plasma TV's for NSM. The plan was to start selling the ad space as soon as Succot ended and install the TV's this week.
I had some trouble with the sales, turns out my Hebrew isn't as awesome as I thought it was, and I felt this was a detterent in my sales approach. I started thinking that I need to hire a part time Israeli salesperson, and maybe I can find a job that was flexible enough that I could run my compnay and make some money on the side.
On Friday, completly out of the blue, I got a phone call asking me if I knew anyone who might be interested in full time, work from home management position. I thought about it for a few minutes and realized that I had to take the job.
So now I am a project manager at GlobeTask, and Virtual Assistant company.
And I am looking for a part time salesperson in Jerusalem who is preferably Israeli or speak Hebrew fluently.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Playing with Kayla

Kayla and I played "Israeli government vs. Settlers" today.

I would build towers with blocks and she would come and start to destroy it, but before she could finish the destruction, I was already building a new tower. Finally, she gave up, and my tower stood proudly.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Smallest girl in the world..

or just in Israel?
Last week, Nat took Kayla to the doctor, After weighing her, the nurse said that Kayla dropped from the 3rd percentile in weight to not on the charts. She was under 0 percentile in weight for girls her age. This means that 100 percent of all 8 month old girls outweigh her. If even one kid weighed less then her she'd have to be in the .001 percentile.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Twins fan and baseball hats

We went to Noat Kedumin today, it’s a nature trail, it was very nice, but that’s not the point.

As I pulled into what I thought was a parking lot, a couple other cars pulled out. Next to me was a minivan driven by a man in a Minnesota Twins hat. He rolled down his window and said in Hebrew that this wasn’t an actual parking spot. I said thanks in English, he said you’re welcome, as he rolled up his window, I yelled, “Go Tigers.” According to Nat he glared at me.

We drove into the parking lot and he parked next to each other, he got out of the car and said that was a brave thing to say, considering how the Tigers ended the regular season and you’re wearing a Lions hat. He had a point, we talked baseball for a minute and went on our separate ways.

A side note about baseball hats, I noticed that noticed that most of the caps that were worn were from playoff teams. There were Yankees, Red Sox, Angels , Phillies, and Twins. The exceptions were a couple of Mets hats and one Pirates hat.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

It's just not right

Iplay basketball on Saturday nights, on an outdoor court, and lights shut off a little before 11:00. Ive requested that they stay on longer, but I'm told that since it's a residential area, all must be quiet by 11.
Last night I woke up around 3:3o AM, saw the last few innings of the tigers game, and got back into bed around 4:00. As I was laying in bed, I heard the "callto prayer"music from some neighboing village. This isn't the first time I've heard this noise, sometimes it wakes Jonah up and he wants to know what it is, but I digress, the point is, if I have to stop playing a nice quiet game of basketball by 11:00, shouldn;t there be some noise restriction on the loud music coming from the villages.
FYI - I know that it's not a legit comparision because the city of Ariel doesn't control the noise level of the Arabs, but this what I was thinking last night

On a side note, if I was an Arab and lived near the Minneret and every night that noise woke up my kids, I'd be pissed and probably move.