Monday, January 29, 2007
I had to be at work earlier than usual today so I set my alarm for 5 AM. As I was on the way out the door, I realized that I couldn't find my MetroCard. OK, I can buy another one at the bodega near the bus stop. Walk out the door and see that it snowed last night so I have to clear off my car. Drive to the bus stop, run to the bodega, they only take cash for the metrocards. Thank goodness I had cash on me, but we get money deducted pre-tax for metrocards in the form of a Visa card so I couldn't use that. Of course, I missed the 6:10 express bus so I had to wait (sans gloves by the way) for the regular bus and then take the train. While I was on the train I realized that I had worn a different coat on Friday (because it was so cold) and my metrocard was probably in the pocket.
I am usually so super organized that all of this combined just threw me for a loop. Hope the rest of my day goes a little better. It's sunny, so that is a positive! Maybe I will go buy some new gloves during my lunch break.
Friday, January 26, 2007
It was 9 degrees outside when I woke up this morning and the "real feel" temp (I just love that term! I know it just means wind chill) was something like -13. Waiting for the bus was no picnic! It doesn't get this cold in Baltimore! Why did I move here again?
Shabbat Shalom, ya'll and stay warm! As they said on the radio this morning, "Bundle up! Or just get on a flight to Aruba" ;-)
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill. — Nine months pregnant and married to a fervent Bears fan with tickets to Sunday's NFC Championship game, Colleen Pavelka didn't want to risk going into labor during the game against the New Orleans Saints. Due to give birth on Monday, Pavelka's doctor told her Friday she could induce labor early. She opted for the Friday delivery.
"I thought, how could (Mark) miss this one opportunity that he might never have again in his life?" said Pavelka, 28, from the southwestern Chicago suburb of Homer Glen.
At 10:45 p.m. Friday, Mark Patrick Pavelka was born at Palos Community Hospital after close to six hours of labor.
While her husband watched the Bears play the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field Sunday, Colleen planned to watch in the hospital with the baby wrapped in a Bears blanket _ a Christmas gift from his grandmother.
The couple named Mark after his father, who wore a "Monsters of the Midway" shirt during the delivery.
"If he wasn't born by Sunday and the Bears won, I would have named him Rex," after Bears quarterback Rex Grossman, joked Mark Pavelka, 28.
Mark is the couple's second son.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
"Singles for singles scotch tasting event"
and the not so single too!
Come Join KWS as we taste through 40 of the best single barrels,
malts, whiskies, scotches, and tequilas in the market today. This walk
through tasting event is not just for singles it's for any real scotch
lover out there. Or someone just new to the scotch crave. Company
ambassadors will be answer questions and walking you through all scotches.
Date: January 24th 2007
Time: 7:30 – 9:30
Location: Jewish Center 131 W 86th St , New York , 10024
KWS & Gotham Members event charge: $29
Buy Tickets Now:
The Short List
- Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old
- Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old
Officials trace mystery smell to NJ
"We think it emanates somewhere between Secaucus and Jersey City," said Charles Sturcken, a spokesman for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
We always say that you can smell NJ as soon as you cross into the state. I guess today the smell drifted into NYC.
Monday, January 08, 2007
"It may just be an unpleasant smell, but at this point we don't know anymore than that," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a press conference Monday. "One thing we are very confident of is it is not dangerous, but how long and what the sources are, we just don't know."
If they don't know what it is, how does he know it's not dangerous? I wasn't taking any chances.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
Treppenwitz had a really nice post today, titled "A year of wine... not just bubbles." I really liked that line. I hope that I and all my readers have a year of substance, of importance. (and of course I would probably be remiss if I didn't put a bracha in there, right? Wine of the chupah...) :)
Hope that everyone who has a day off today enjoys it, and for those of you in the NY area--stay dry!