An alternately structured and sometimes stream-of-consciousness journal of my view of the purpose and essence of life as a Jew, the importance of the Land of Israel, how to differentiate good from evil, and perhaps even what to do about it. Oh,and also some technology thrown in for good measure. And whatever else comes to mind, actually...
In short: "BLOGITO Ergo Sum"
Thanks to Jacob Richman and his "Lost in Translation" page, here is a sampling of a medley of funny, goofy, and hysterical mistranslations of signs in Israel. And I thought this happened only in China...
(for the actual meaning in Hebrew, go to Jacob Richman's site. For this blog, ha-mayvin, yavin...)
Now you don't even have to drive to work; just login.
This is so accessible, it's beyond disabled.
(Read #4 and #5 in the English. Light on the pineapple, heavy on the...liver)
Remember, only decrease in a closed, not open, sea. In an open sea, however,
there is much more room to multiply...er, increase. Whatever.
No time nor energy to research subjects for a new post, nor time for even writing my extemporaneous thoughts, so I am reposting a previous Pesach post here. 'Finding stuff' applies to each year, as well: this year, I found my Rambo's (youngest daughter, former combat engineering commander, now in wheelchair with RSD/CRPS) Tai-Kwon-Do yellow belt certificate. Can't throw that away...but have to put it away--it had a food stain on it!
Funny, though: in two years, while cleaning for Pesach, I haven't yet found my old SanDisk little pink MP3 player; I fear it's gone for good. So last week, I bought myself a new one: a SanDisk Sansa Clip, 4 GB (the old one was 1 GB only). But the new one isn't pink. It's purple...
Thursday, March 11, 2010 My Pesach-Cleaning-Findings-of: STUFF
dislike cleaning for Pesach, not only because it's hard on my knees and
back, but because I always unearth something of personal value which
becomes very emotional for me.…
I wish I could take credit for thinking this up, but alas, it is from another circulating email that my friend, M. (yes, that M) has sent me. After reading it, I think I know the reason Jews are so smart, and neurotic. It's the diet.
Subject: Jewish Weapons of Mass Destruction Latkes A pancake-like structure, not to be confused with anything a first-class health restaurant would put out. In a latke the oil remains inside the pancake. It is made with potatoes, onions, eggs and matzo meal. Latkes can be eaten with applesauce but COULD also be used to comb your hair, shine your shoes or lubricate your automobile. There is a rumor that in the time of the Maccabees, they lit a latke by mistake and it burned for eight days. What is certain is that you will have heartburn for the same amount of time. It tastes GREAT but will stop your heart if the grease gets cold. Matzoh
Israel 's punishment for escaping slavery. It consists of a simple mix of flour and water - no eggs or flavor…
I don't feel like posting about anything substantial or important. Too many problems to contend with, so instead, I'll post something which I received in an email. It's probably 'going around,' as they say, and you may have seen it. Forgive me, if you already have; enjoy, if you're seeing it here first.
It speaks to us, actually, who are in retirement mode. Don't know to whom to attribute it, but thank you, anonymous sir/madame, anyway...(we are thinking of Florida...or Israel...)
Retirement!!!There are many retirement options. Here is a guideto help you make the right choice. You can retire to Phoenix or Tucson, Arizona where... You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade. You've experienced condensation on your hiney from the hot water in the toilet bowl. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never leave town. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in th…