Monday, January 29, 2007

It's only 8 AM and it's already one of those days...

Seems that this is the theme of the day...

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

Cold Enough For Ya?

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

What a movie

I just saw Dreamgirls tonight. It was awesome! Some of the singing numbers seemed a little random, but Jennifer Hudson's voice--wow! Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy were terrific, Keith Robinson, the guy who plays C.C., is a cutie, and Beyonce' and the other girls were good too! I was crying at the end. Go see it! (Unless you don't do Kol Isha, then you are excused). Thanks, E, for going to see it with me!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Blast from the past

Do you remember the TV show Kids Incorporated? I found this clip and was totally transported back to my childhood.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Talk About A Sports Fan

A woman in Illinois induced labor on Friday so that her husband could go see the the NFC Championship game. Ezzie, would you convince Serach to do that? :)

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

For AlanLaz

Not even sure if he reads my blog, but I got this e mail and of course thought of AlanLaz.

"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
- Tobermory
- Ledaig
- Deanston

Sorry, I just couldn't resist

No offense to my lovely readers from NJ, but I just saw this headline.

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

So the Mayor knows it all?

I arrived to work this morning and within a half hour had a very bad headache. There was an odor of gas and the building was temporarily evacuated. I already didn't feel well and no one seemed to know what was really going on so I left and I'm working from home. This is what the mayor was saying on the news.

"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

Pre-marriage discussions

The NYTimes has a list of Questions Couples Should Ask (Or Wish They Had) Before Marrying. I think most of them are pretty fair. The comments section on the article has additions from the readers. Feel free to add your thoughts here.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Beautiful Movie

This beautiful movie is based on a fictional story, but it is very touching.

Hattip: Becky

New Year's Day

I know, it's not the New Year's Day WE celebrate, but it IS the start of 2007, which, for no other reason than its virtue of being 2007 will be an auspicious year for me (v'hameivin yavin) . I think it's OK to use the secular new year as a gauge of a year-long period in which events occur and things you want to accomplish get done.

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!