Monday, February 28, 2005

In The City...

So at around 430, Sara Adina and her mother picked me up for supper, taking me out for my birthday. So that was nice. Free food is always good. It wasn't just us though, it was also like, theyre cousins or something, or sister and a cousin? I'm not sure, but one of them is a rabbi, and the other one isn't Jewish and at Columbia. Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention they're both girls..oh well. So I had to decide between ribs and schwarma, I didn't know what to have. So the waitress dude had an idea, get the ribs as an appitizer. I was like sweet, because, you know, usually you don't get ribs as appitizers. So that was cool. I also had chicken soup with kreplach, and that was hot, that was nice. But the schwarma was rather annoying, I mean, it wasn't a laffa, even though the bread was really good anyway, the israeli salad kept falling out. And seriously, dude, that's annoying. But whatever, it was really nice and thank SA and her mother so much. And not only that, they got me a cake too. It was chocolate. Eh. Even though I don't really like chocolate cake too much, this one was actually not bad. So we finished at like, 645, 650, they went to their show, and I walked to Stern to take the shuttle...while carrying the cake. My hands got freezing. Whatever. So I called Ariela, but I had to leave a message, she was studying or something. So I got there, and I gave the lady my ID for my spot on the shuttle. So I gave her my ID, and while I was going into the lounge, Hinda came in. YAY!! Ariela wasn't there, but at least Hinda kept me company. YAY!! That's the 2nd time we just happened to run into each other (no, not literally) at Brookdale. So we talked til 715 when the shuttle was supposed to leave. So I was going to get my ID from the guard, and she's like, you can't go on, you're high school. I'm like what? She says high school can't go on. I'm like dude, I'm in the dorm uptown, why not? So she's like no, you can't, no high school. I'm like, ok fine. So I'm going into the lounge, and shes's like if you want to go into the lounge, you have to leave your ID out here with me (which I did NOT have to do last time), so I say ok then, I'm going outside. So i go outside, like outside of the building, on the otehr side of the doors than the guard is on, call one of my dorm councelors, and I'm like dude, she's not letting me get on. So I go back in so Michael can talk to her. When I go in, the guard asks for my ID, I'm like dude, I just came out, you saw me come out, and he's like, ID? So I'm like, yeha whatever screw you. So he talked to her, and she said she'd call some people. So she called some people, I waited in the lounge, Ariela came which was good, and then they called me, she's like I'll let you go this one time, but next time, you can't. I didn't even know there WAS a dorm for the high school, so I'm thinking, well, then you're an idiot. Whatever. So I thanked her, she kept my ID while I went into the lounge, and Ariela and I talked about the thing. Yes DJ, the thing. And then at 8, they called for the midtown shuttle, I got on, thanked her, and got back to YU at around 830. As I texted Ariela, I'm scared to look what the cake looks like after that mad crazy bumpy ride. It's 950, I got back over an hour ago, and I still havent looked at it yet. I got it, and put it in the fridge. And now I'm here.
All in all, it was fun today. I mean, seriously, waiting at Stern isn't the worst thing in the world, you know? :-)

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Figured As Much...

Yeah, as I thought, the Red Sox have the best lineup in Baseball. Well, Jayson Stark said they did it by leagues, and the Cardinals are the best in the NL. Although they did it by leagues, you could definately tell that the Red sox are better than the Cardinals, I mean, look at the reviews for each. Red Sox reviews say they're the best. Cardinal reviews say they have the best 2 - 5 batters, but they're not as good as they used to be.
Laila tov vachalamot metukim y'all.

Friday, February 25, 2005

My Cousin's Wedding, My Birthday...

So yes, Wednesday the 23rd WAS my birthday, I turned 18. Mad crazy, right? Well, if you know me, turning 18 is so unlike me. Anyway, it was good. It started Tues night, sort of, Abba, Peggy, Tali and Reni, on their way home from B'klyn, stopped off in The Heights and we ate at Revaya, and they gave me $50 to spend at the Sfarim Sale! WEE! And a card and whatever else. That was fun. Thank you everybody for calling me and for the birthday wishes--BAdina, Talia Eli7 and Malkah, Me'ir (even though I called you, but whatever...). A few of you called like right after midnight. I called Me'ir because, as I said, it was his birthday day too. So the day was aight, I didn't do anything special, except skip history, because we can on our birthday, so I went to Psych that period, instead of my usual period, so I finished at 430, instead of 515. Gila called me, that was cool. Then I had to get ready for my 2nd-cousin's wedding!! Weeee!! It was soooo fun, dancing was crazy. And I saw a lot of people. But it sucked because Abba said we have to go, and not even 5 seconds later, the music for the 2nd dance started. So I went to go dance, but Abba's like, no. :-( So I went to go meet my cousin, Aryeh Leib, and he's awesome, he's soooo cool. So in the end, Abba said I could dance for 5 minutes, so I danced with A.L. for like, 2 and a 1/2 seconds, that was cool. But again, it sucked, because we were "getting ready to leave" like going to the bathroom, coats, etc. and I could have been dancing the whole time. And then we were waiting for like, 10 - 15 minutes outside for our car--and that was BEFORE the valet people took our keys. *SIGH* AND I could hear the music right outside, I was very very annoyed and frustrated. And yes, Abba and Peggy knew it. "It's getting late." Yeah, whatever. So it was cool, I got 4 voicemails during the first dance, 3 from Notowiches, and 1 from Ariela. Tziporah left one, and Rivka two. So I called Ariela back outside, that was nice. Then I called DJ, that was cool because I haven't talked to her since last week. Then I called Bex, that was fun too. And THEN the car came...OY. And then Rivka called while we were in the car, and I talked to her for a few minutes, and told me that "maccaroni" used to mean cool (hence, "stuck a feather in his cap and called it maccaroni...). I was like, that's soooo maccaroni! And then I spoke to Tziporah for a few minutes, and all that was fun because I haven't spoken to either of them in a while. :-( But then I spoke to them, YAY! And I came back, and that was my birthday.
So now I'm waiting to hear back from Yoni if I can get a ride with him to Teaneack, if he has room for me, because if not, I have to find Itamar and that probably isn't happening. So that means I'll get stuck here, which isn't the worst, but like, I don't have anywhere to eat--and I'm NOT spending $15 to buy the meal plan thing, I don't have enough money. So I would have to ask people to eat by, and that's just annoying, you know?

Aight, I'm going to bounce, have an awesome awesome Shabbos y'all!


Schimmelism of the Week VII

Rabbi S: Talking to a schizofrenic is very interesting.
Gross: Can we bring one in?
Rabbi S: I don't know, let me call Rent-A-Schizo.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Meir and Eli!!


Purim Katan SAMEI'ACH!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

You Gotta Love Timing

Yeah, you really do. So A & P went to B'klyn on Thurs, so they can have "a Shabbos to themselves." Yeah, well, they ate Fri night and Shabbos afternoon by people. Yeah, whatever, "ourselves." Yeah, you do that...Anyway, that means I had to find my way home from school Thurs night, and to school from home today. And I had to make sure I would be at YU at around 1700 (yes, 24-hr clock...) so Abba can give me money and whatever else. So at 330, I realized I should probably get ready soon. So I started packing, I called the Kapnicks, but they couldn't bring me to the train station. So then I think Reni called Abba (I didn't hear the phone ring), and then Abba's like, you had a whole to figure this out, bla bla bla, whatever. So I called one family, they weren't home, then I called the Lerner's, and the second son had the car. So I called the cab. It was around 1545, 1550, and I asked to be picked up to be brought to the train in time for the 1621 train to NY. So the lady said they'll try. So I waited....didn't come. The taxi came at much for the 1621 train. So in the car, the guy started talking (and cursing a little too much also, chaval...) and he mentioned he was in the army in the 70's, I was like, oh cool! So I get to the train station at 1640. So now I have to wait for 40 minutes for the next train to NY, the 1721. So I was going to call Shifra, because when I was waiting for the taxi, so I was talking to her online, and the computer just decided to be annoying, so it stopped, and I didn't say anything to her like, bye, so I wanted to tell her what happened to the computer. So I was buying a ticket from the machine, I put in a $20, and I had $9 + to get in change, so it gives me nine of those gold $1 coins...oy. Whatever, I was going to call Shifra, but then Gila calls. And we talked til the train came, but what was annoying was that like, every 4 + minutes, her phone automatically hung up, it was really annoying. But then the train came, so I hung up, and there were two Jews right behind me to the left, and I think they were Lubavitch. So Abba calls at some point, and says, you know, maybe you should try taking the shuttle from Stern to YU for free. I'm like, that's a good idea. So I got out, I called Rachie, and I'm like, dude I have no idea what I'm doing, except I know I'm walking to 34th St., after that, no idea. So she said to go to 35th and Lex, and she'll meet me there, at the Stern building. So I did, and we walked to Brookdale, told me what to do (ie. show my ID to the security dude--haha, Burns security...), and then we wait like, 15 minutes for the shuttle, hanging out. It was fun. I like Rachie, she's awesome (dude! I totally forgot, I didn't wear her fork tonight...!). And then Ariela called, and got confused. And then I was on the shuttle. It was funny, the girl in front of me, was talking I guess to her sister, because she said something like mommy said she'd pay for the dress...I'm going. When you're ready to talk to me without screaming at me, I'll talk. And then she hung up. Another girl was saying on her phone, you're not the best, you're soooo disgusting, and you're in for a surprise. And another girl said something, but I forgot what it was, something like that though. It was quite interesting. And then when I got off, I thought I saw my step aunt, but then I wasn't sure. But it probably was. So that was1940. Anyway, the point of this whole ganse megillah (yiddish--big story) is that I was annoyed because I missed the train, but only for the reason that I would miss at passing by YU. But he couldn't come at 1700, and at 1800, 1810, he still didn't leave yet. And then he said his stomach wasn't feeling too good. So in the end, he came at around 2200, and all is hunky dory, and I had fun today. I've been to Stern once before, but that didn't count, that was to get on a bus to go home, and I didn't even go in, just waited outside. And I of course can't forget...I saw the Ka$h Girl!! WEEEEEE!!! I haven't seen her in forever! But I did! Weee! But it was only for like, 5 and a 1/2 seconds...well, maybe a bit longer, but still. IYH next time will be longer, yeah Hinda?? Yeah it was awesome, that was timing too, because I saw Hinda coming out of the door at Brookdale, and she was leaving, so like, if I wasn't there in those 3 seconds, I wouldn't have seen her. Woah, I love God.
Aight, I'm going to go daven Maariv (the midnight Maariv is sooo clutch!!)
Laila tov vachalamot metukim y'all!

Monday, February 21, 2005


Some peopl are just so STUpid....

Sunday, February 20, 2005

I Don't Get It...

So I was flipping through the channels, about an hour ago, and I stopped at this old guy with white hair and a 12 o'clock shadow, preaching about sacrifices in the Tabernacle, and something about the sin offering, and the covers, "capheriths" (the Hebrew letters in his handwriting was quite funny. He was even trying to see connections between words in the Torah, and words in the new testament...) and whatever else, and then he said one of the stupidest things I've ever heard in my life. He said, that "Abraham" and "David" were sinners, and they did not deserve to go to Heaven, but they did, why? Must have been because of faith. They weren't perfect, so it must have been faith that brought them there. What a retard. Which means that they didn't need to do anything, just have faith. Well, if I'm not mistaken, which I don't think I am (although, if I am PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE correct me), that HaShem gave us the Torah to DO stuff. If we DO the stuff in the Torah, we'll be in good shape, that's what HaShem told us. But not, Jesus knows more, we only need faith. I mean, of course, we should try to be like HaShem, ie. perfect, but we all know that won't happen, with all apologies to Yishai, Dovid HaMelech's father who, if I'm correct, did not do any aveiros (sins) in his life. HaShem forgives us if we are sincere. We go to hell for a bit, but then we rise up to Shamayim. Besides, what "sin" did Avraham do anyway? HaShem told him, leave, and go there. Avraham did that, and then kept the Torah. The biggest ba'al chessed in the world. Dovid HaMelech, ok fine, we know what he did, but he wrote the freakim Tehilim (Psalms). HaShem wouldn't have even thought of having anyone not worthy write something like Tehilim. His son Shlomo HaMelech built the Beis HaMikdash, the "thing" (like the Beis HaMikdash is just a thing...) we've been wanting to rebuild for the last 1900+ years. Oy vavoy...
And then I flipped to something else, a bunch of reverends (some women too) sitting around, talking about dealing with disappointment. And then he says something like, when God does something we don't like, God disappoints us, He breaks the covenant. Uh, dude, He made it, it and the whole freakin world, don't you think, if He broke it, He had a reason, namely, US breaking it...?
I just don't get Christians. Don't get me wrong, a lot of them are fine fine people, my neighbors are Christian, and they're really nice, but they're religion boggles the mind. I mean, come on, they think they Jesus was born with no father. Are you kidding me? They must fall for everything...
For some reason, I find it funny that they're god is a Jewish man...

Mamash Leitzan!

How lazy does one have to be say to himself, "Gee, I'm too lazy to get out of bed to go to church for the one time this week," and to watch it on tv?! Man, Jews mamash rock this house.

Dan L'kaf Zechus

You know, it bothers me a lot that people don't judge people favorably--dan l'kaf zechus. No, nothing happened to me now, but in general. Rabbi Yehoshu'a Eliovson, who was visiting his parents in Fairfield for Shabbos, told us a story that R' Shlomo Carlebach was once in Eretz Yisrael, and heard about two girls, who, chaval me'od, were selling themselves as prostitutes. He and his shamash found them, and talked to them. It was getting late, and R' Carlebach said to come to his room at the hotel. So they walked, and the shamash took a cab. When they go to the hotel, everyone was saying, dude, disgusting, Shlomo Carlebach is taking two girls to his room. Well, what people don't know is that R' Carlebach, his shamash, and the two girls, were talking all night, and the next day, R' Carlebach and his shamash checked these two girls into Neve. Chas v'shalom, people should think R' Carlebach is doing a good thing...
My rebbe told me that one time, a rav was giving a shmooze in YU's Beis, and he compared something to Judaism, and chavalei chavalim (can I say that...?) he forgot to say "lehavdil--to seperate" (when we compare something from Torah to something not from Torah, it's customary to say this word, so show that it is not Torah. Ex. The story of the four kings beating the five kings is like in hockey when you score shorthanded, lehavdil), and there was an uproar, so I hear, "OMG he didn't say lehavdil! OMG! He must not be Jewish!" Ch"v. No, obviously they didn't go to such as extreme as saying he's not Jewish, but you get my drift. He forgot, so shut up. Sometimes, people are just soo stupid (not us, of course, it's always them).
Now time to watch M*A*S*H! WEEEE!!!

Lo Yihyeh Hafta'a (Surprise) Li...

(The grammar's correct, right? If not, PLEASE tell me...) So I see my site counter go up everyday, right? I wouldn't be surprised, and it would actually be quite funny, if I found out someone (don't do this, please, PLEASE. Ed, I'm watching you....) just kept refreshing the page...
And oh yeah, Ra'anan, I was going to tell you about my computer eventually, just slipped my mind...

Friday, February 18, 2005

I love MTA

Brownies--NOT The Special Ones...

I LOVE brownies!! Especially with pecans and nuts and stuff!

Invei hagefen be'invei hagefen davar na'eh umiskabel!

The Shapiro Brothers are awesome!

Have an awesome shabbos y'all!!


BD"E--NOT A PERSON, Baseball

(Yeah I was going to post this last night, butthen blogger was a @%#&!! and had to be retarded and didn't work...) So it's official, the NHL 2004 - 2005 season is officially Xed. So stupid. And as Ed said, I'm probably the only one who noticed too. Which is sad, because hockey is a great game. Although people wouldn't know that people society today likes to so offense, and mad crazy scoring--12-11 baseball games, 7-6 hockey games, 50-45 football games, vechulei (etc.). Don't get me wrong, they're cool to watch, but the real true fan appreciates the 1-0 pitcher's duals; the pitcher "painting the black" as they say, meaning that he is so in control of where he wants to throw, that he could even hit mamash the smallest corner of the plate, and still get the strike call (called "paint the black" for the black rubber surrounding the white part of the plate). The real true fan appreciates the great "D" in all sports, the great goaltending in hockey, great run-defense in football, and great zone in basketball. As we saw in 2001 (when Tampa Bay won--2001, right...?), D (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), great pitching (Arizona Diamond Backs), and great goaltending (New Jersey Devils--not in '01, but in '95, '00, & '03. Hehe..) wins you The Ship.
And of course, cannot forget about the 2004 Baseball season to start. Pitchers and catchers, the greatest news I've heard in a long time. BHYY for baseball. I'm excited for this season. The Mets, with Carlos Beltran, and Pedro Martinez, if everyone is healthy, could probably break .500 this season. And dare I say, (Yes, dare! Dare!) playoffs? Yes, yes I dare say it, the Mets might make the playoffs this year if everyone is healthy. Hey, Texas almost did it last year, and they were bad the year before that, so nothing's impossible. And of course, the Red Sox won the WS...

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Zeh Charif

So tonight I had charif for the first time Chris Farl(e?)y would say, "Oh my freakin Gord!" Dude, charif is maaad crazy spicy....but it was really good.

Now going to go study for math...

Schimmelism of The Week VI

Narcissistic isn't self confidence, it's thinking there's nothing better than yourself. Taking yourself to the prom.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Ramblings before bed...

So tonight was AWESOME!! I had supper with DJ!! It was great! I haven't seen her in like, such a loooong time, but then I did tonight. WEEEEE!! I'm so happy I went, I've been waiting since like, last week, when it was planned. And this morning, I woke up, and was like, crack, just let it be 2000 hrs so I can go see DJ! Even shechita class was like, come on just be over. But shechita class was fun--I cleaned two chickens. But I was like, uch, dude, just let time fly. Again DJ! Soon!!

And I made another trek to the Sfarim Sale. Man it was PACKED. Sooo many people. But thats good. We like people, especially Jews--at least I do. And, betach, I saw people I knew, BH, because, if not, then I don't care what you buy, your trip was worthless. And it probably means you have no friends. NO NO! I'm just kidding. But seeing people is an integral part of going to the Sfarim Sale (OMG i just used the word integral!). It's to buy sfarim, and to see people. What kind of people, and for what purpose, that's up to you. Old friends, new ones, tachlis...?

Ah crack, I'm bleeding....

Ok so before my online application for YU wasn't working. Which kinda wasn't good. But BH now it is...

Aight I'm going to bed. Laila tov vachalamot metukim y'all!!



Even if I applied to Sha'alavim, after R' Nussbacher saw my shirt today, I don't think I would have even been accepted...

Monday, February 14, 2005

Trek to Sfarim Sale

So I'm trying out a bigger font, see how it goes. I don't normally like bigger font--stuff takes up more space when it's in a bigger font. Sarah B, this is for you!!
So I was in my room, checking email, vechulei, vechulei, and around 1245, DMD and Cowen come in and DMD asks, "Revaya?" So Cowen goes, "Watch, he'll say no." So I surprise them and say yes. I just need to finish stuff. So I finish, we go, we walk into Revaya, and it's packed--no where to sit. :-( So Cowen and DMD decide to go to Grandma's. I'm like, no I can't go to either of those places after coming here. So we walked out, and I'm like, I'm going to the Sfarim Sale. It's 1300, and I see people coming out with the bright blue J & R bags that J & R donated to them (the owner of J & R is a frum Jew, BH), so I figure it's open, even though the schedule said 1400 - 2200 pm. Whatever, so I go, and really it is closed. Alrighty I go back to Revaya and to get some Mac & Cheese to go. Man, their Mac & Cheese is DA BOMB! I recommend it to EVERYBODY. So anyway, I get back to my room, and I see, only 1/2 of the aluminum tin thing is full. I'm like what the hell?! I paid $5.15 for a WHOLE tin thing of Mac & Cheese, not 1/2! Retard...whatever, it was amazing stuff, anyway, but it would've been better had I had MORE amazing stuff, then LESS, y'know?
Anyway, so then I went to the library to pass the time til the Sfarim Sale, it was only 1310 (for those of you who don't realize, I'm using 24-hr clock, therefore 1 pm = 1300, 2 = 1400, vechulei). So I go. Again, checking email, the blog, others, doing those blogthings I posted before, vechu' (yeah, I like that phrase--btw, it means etc). Then I'm talking to Ariela, doing NCSY stuff--our new regional learning project (if you're an NCSYer, and, for some odd reason which you probably don't even know, are reading this, email me for more info if you wish), other stuff, and then its 1630, and I figure, aight, it is time. So I go. Wow, it felt really good to be there. I love it. All those Jews, all those sfarim and CD's for very very cheap. I wouldn't be surprised if they're the best prices in the country during the time the Sfarim Sale runs (this year til March 2). I mean, dude, CD's at $12.99. Where else do you see that? if there is somewhere that has prices lower than that, please tell me, so I could tell YU to lower their prices (haha, like they would listen to me...hahahahahaha!). But like, wow, I love it. All those people, and stuff. Pretty much every time I go, I see someone I know--and seeing YU guys (notice I didn't say girls), doesn't count. Stern girls count, cuz they're all the way down in the heart of this, this city of which I will not pronounce its name because I hate it so. So a lot of the ones I know don't come up here to often (you know who you are...), so when I see them, it's like, niice. So yeah, so this time, I saw Dvasha and Nachum from Silver Spring, and her parents, Dr and Mrs Allen from Fairfield, that was cool. Nachum showed me a really funny book, something about being yeshivish. I have to get it, it looks really funny. And then....uh yeah that's it., I saw Naftali, too. That was cool. He counts, because he graduated, and he lives on the other side of the Heights. I think that's pretty much it. I said Shalom Aleichem (whazzup?) to R Goldvicht. That was cool. And I saw Leib, but he works there, so like I said, that doesn't count. So in the end, I got a pocket Tehilim, Mesilas Yesharim (about time...), and 2 CD's--Lipa Shmeltzer, and Mendy Wald's Samei'ach. It was soooo clutch too, Samei'ach was only $4.99! I love those CD's! Wow, amazing. But that's the only CD worth buying from their $4.99 selection. No, wait, they have Mendy Wald's Ko'ach. Ok fine, those 2. I'll get Ko'ach next time I go. Samei'ach has a Pihah Pasicha which is sooo nice OMG. Adina, it's the one I was singing when you and Meir were cleaning up from the tisch Fri Night at UMASS (I should have helped cleaned up Adina, I'm sorry, I was just so tired). So yeah, The Trek was awesome. And I even chopped (Yiddish for got. Sort of...Can I chopp a ride with you? Can I get a ride with you?) a Mincha, BH. And then looked around some more. And then I saw Mrs Allen, and she gave me her son Eitan's number, so I can call him about KBY. And then I was checking out, and I saw Ari G behind one of the counters, so I was hoping to go to him. But I didn't. :-( And next to him was a girl whose g-parents live in Fairfield. I don't even know her first name, and she comes at least 3 times a year; for the past at least 10 years. Oh well.
So when I left, I had spent almost 2 hrs there. It was great. And I spent less than I thought. I added the prices of my stuff on the calculator on my phone, and it came out to about $47. So I'm like, that's close to my $50 limit (because, uh, I only have $50 to spend right now. Next week iyH more, and then after my birthday, oh baby). So when I checked out, the total came out to $39 something. I was like, sweet. But we have to pay taxes, so total was like, $42 something. Whatever, I paid less. Maybe I'll get Ko'ach tomorrow.
So that was The Trek. It was a lot of fun. iyH I'll see more people I know there. And iyH people I want to see, thought I was going to tell you, hehe...
I wonder how much space this is going to take up....
I gotta call Shimmy...

Sunday, February 13, 2005

This is the Emes...

Yes, I AM bored waiting for the Sfarim Sale to open...
I like that....

How Your Attitude Ranks

Your Attitude is Better than 70% of the Population

If you scored...

80-100: You've got a winner attitude. You're always optimistic and cheery. Your personality will get you far in life.

60-79: You have a good attitude. While a realist, you do see the positive side of most things. People love to be around you.

40 - 59: You have a positive attitude... somtimes. You prefer to see the world through clear glasses, not rose colored ones.

20 - 39: You have an average attitude. You take the good and bad in life as they come. Though sometimes you could use a little more good.

0-19: You have a negative attitude. You tend to see the dark side of every situation. Free ice cream? No thanks, it will just make you fat!

I Wonder

I hope all those are true...


You Are 16 Years Old


Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

You Have A Type B+ Personality


You're a pro at going with the flow
You love to kick back and take in everything life has to offer
A total joy to be around, people crave your stability.

While you're totally laid back, you can have bouts of hyperactivity.
Get into a project you love, and you won't stop until it's done
You're passionate - just selective about your passions

Your Dominant Intelligence is Interpersonal Intelligence

You shine in your ability to realate to and understand others.
Good at seeing others' points of view, you get how people think and feel.
You have an uncanny ability to sense true feelings, intentions, and motivations.
A natural born leader, you are great at teaching and mediating conflict.

You would make a good counselor, salesperson, politician, or business person.

You Are the Helper


You always put on a happy face and try to help those around you.

You're incredibly empathetic and care about everyone you know.

Able to see the good in others, you're thoughtful, warm, and sincere.

You connect with people who are charming and charismatic.

Your EQ is


50 or less: Thanks for answering honestly. Now get yourself a shrink, quick!

51-70: When it comes to understanding human emotions, you'd have better luck understanding Chinese.

71-90: You've got more emotional intelligence than the average frat boy. Barely.

91-110: You're average. It's easy to predict how you'll react to things. But anyone could have guessed that.

111-130: You usually have it going on emotionally, but roadblocks tend to land you on your butt.

131-150: You are remarkable when it comes to relating with others. Only the biggest losers get under your skin.

150+: Two possibilities - you've either out "Dr. Phil-ed" Dr. Phil... or you're a dirty liar.

Friday, February 11, 2005

And, Oh Yeah....

And no one told me my sister wouldn't be home for Shabbos, either....

No One Tells Me Anything Anymore

Apparently, not coming home for 2 weeks gives peopele the right not to tell me that my room was being used, and that there are 2 advisor people staying at our house for Shabbos...It's all nice, I love having people over, BUT TELL ME PLEASE!!!


My nephew is feeding himself! WEEEEE!!!!!!

Don't You Agree...?

Oh yes, we should definately set free 700 convicted Arab murderers....dont you think so???

Sharon is a $%&#@!!& retard....

Schimmelism of the Week V

I know it's a bit late in the week, but it's still the week, so here it is:

Rabbi S: Since this is your first Schimmel-style test, I'll take that into consideration...I'll laugh more hysterically when I mark it.

Chinese Auctions Baby!!

So tonight we had a special mishmar--Chinese baby, WOO!! We had our Chinese Auction finally for our learning we did during Bein HaSemesterim. So I didn't win what I wanted to, namely, $50 to the SOY Sfarim Sale, but, I did win the Pre-Purim Shmooze. I get to give a Pre-Purim shmooze...obviously...I asked rebbe if it had to be serious, or could be shtick-full, and he said, "it's Pre-Purim, do with it what you will." OOOOKKKK then. I don't do the whole public speaking thing so well, so I might give it to Buch. I love Buch, he's so funny. Rebbe once caught him giving a moch Mesilas Yesharim shiur. So maybe. But then again, it might be good practice. And I'm not that good with shtick...Whatever, we'll see.

Thursday, February 10, 2005


So today I had two bechinos interview things. The first with Yesodei HaTorah (that's Rabbi Pesach Wolicki's yeshiva; R' Scott Kahn also), which was with R' Scott. It was sooo comfortable, like not even funny. R' Wolicki has told R' Scott about me, and I've heard about him before, so it was cool to meet him. It was great though, I mean, for crying out loud, we were talking in baseball for a little bit, you know? It was awesome. So we shmoozed, then we learned a little bit. I know I'm in though. R' Wolicki knows me, and what kind of a kid I am, so I didn't need to be interviewed, but like, you know, it wouldn't be fair. So I know I', definately in at least 1 of the 5 or 6 yeshivos I'm having interviews with/applied to. So I don't have to go straight into Tzahal next year, that'll wait til shana beis...or am I kidding...?
Then was Mevaseret. That was really good also. It went really well. I had R' Yedidya. That's the Rosh Yeshiva's nephew. He liked me I hear. Yoni, one of the many beis medrash guys I knowm spoke to him after all of them were done, and R' Yedidya asked him who he knew, and Yoni said me. And then R' Yedidya said he liked me. SCORE! I even sang for him. Atah Nigleisa--the beginning of the Shofros bracha during Mussaf on Rosh HaShana. I asked him if I'd be able to daven Yamim Nora'im, and he said they send 10 guys to an old age home nearby so they'd have a minyan, and he asked what I'd prefer, and I said Mussaf, because of the niggunim--Hineni, and my whole family thing with Atah Nigleisa. So he's like, "Oh, let me hear?" So I sang for him a little bit. That was cool. And I also told him I do shechita. So, yeah, it went well. Now I have Toras Shraga tomorrow at 1000. And that's my last one, and if not, last one for awhile.
Wow, this is crazy. Picking my future pretty much...what does everyone think? Where should I go?

Kerem B'Yavneh
Yesodei HaTorah
Yeshivas Sha'arei Mevaseret Tzion
Toras Shraga
Ohr Dovid
Netiv Aryeh

Where should I go?

Laila tov vachalamot metukim y'all!


SOY Sfarim Sale

Well, it's official: The SOY Sfarim Sale is ON! And I didn't even have to look in the direction of Belfer Hall, where the Sfarim Sale is. All I had to do was look around, and I'd see all those Stern girls there. I was coming from Revaya with supper, I saw some wondering around, and I said to myself, "Well, it's official, the Sfarim Sale has started." Pil'ei pla'im....

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


Mishenichnas Adar marbin b'SIMCHA!!! Be mesamei'ach y'all!!!

What Do You Think?

New template or bigger font? It's a be'aya, because black is my favorite color, and I like using smaller fonts...

Don't You Hate It....?

I hate it when my friends are in bad moods, them wondering why they keep trying something, only to get hurt again. I hate it, it makes me sad, and even more so if I can't help them, which most likely is the case. HaShem, stop hurting us please!!

(is that better Sarah B?)

Freshie Update

Yeah, I got my $10 from the freshies...

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Dorm Basketball Update

So my team played last night, the Pappis, called so because Pappi, the bodeiga dude, sponsored my team. So we played Golan Heights (of course, sponsored by Golan Heights, obviously...), Joe's team. Well, we WON! WEEE!!!! We won by 1 in OT. Great game. I had 2 points, a nice shot. a few steals. It was a good game. y'all wish y'all were there....but I have numbe 34 :'(....So now my team is 3-4, winning 3 in a row (even though they counted last week's forfiet in the standings, I don't count it, because, I mean, come on, it just doesn't count). We're picking it up. We got the new kid from "Trono." It's funny, he's great at basketball, and he doesn't play hockey. Not something you expect from someone from Trono, you know?

Aight, have an awesome day y'all!!


Monday, February 07, 2005

Shabbos at UMASS Hillel

This past Shabbos the New England Region NCSY Regional Board spent Shabbos at the UMASS Hillel. I must say, it was a really really really really awesome, bangin, mad crazy, totally amazing Shabbos. When we got there, Meir, the "Premeir" of the Orthodox Hillel, KHH, and one of our NCSY advisors, took me to the kitchen, to show me all the food, including the chulent--yeah baby!! We then proceeded to find out what you do when you're stuck in a basement, then we got ready for Shabbos Kodesh, davened, ate, played Apples to Apples which was really fun. During our game, Ben, the "Vice Premier" of KHH, rapped for us. It was awesome, i love rap. He's making a cd, made a commercial, Ben's awesome. GO BEN! We then had a tisch. That was awesome--how could it not be?? Meir's amazing chulent, singing, stories, chizzuk, a little mussar, it was great. People were coming in and out, in and out, i loved it. Singing, stories, singing, stories, couldn't get enough of it. Around 100, though, it was winding down, we were clearing off the tables, and putting them away, and I just kept singing. Whoever wanted to sing with me was welcome, although mostly it was me. People did say, however, they liked the songs. Like, I started Pihah Pasichah by Mendy Wald, and Adina (who mostly commented on my selection of songs) was like, "Oh yeah!" And also when I was singing Av HaRachamim by Eli Gerstner (I don't really like him too much, but this is a really nice song), Adina said something. At around 145, I went into the hall to go over the leining one more time, and Meir comes out. We're shmoozing, whatever, it was nice. Then he has to leave to talk to someone, and he says to me, "Tonny, life is about investing in people." And I thought about it for a minute, and of course, he was right. Investing time, effort, to help each other to do whatever they want to do. We have to be selfless, not selfish. Once we become selfish, it all goes down the drain. Koheles 5:9 says, "Oheiv kesef lo yisba kesef--if you love money, you won't be satisfied with money." But that pasuk, I think, isn't talking just about money, it just used money because most people become selfish for money. But you cannot become selfish for anything. And if that p'shat is wrong, then another could be that whenever you'll selfish, either the base, or the outcome, is money selfishness. It is a problem, here in such a materialistic world. Pirkei Avos (I forgot where, sorry) says, "Eizehu ashir? HaSamei'ach bichelko--Who is rich? One who is happy with his portion." It's a big ma'ale. Life is about investing in people.
There was a girl sleeping on one of the couches still there, while Gonzo and I were watching the college dudes walking around--I mean, come on, who doesn't like watching drunk people?? So again, I kept singing anyway. She woke up, and she said she's sorry she fell asleep. We're like, it's ok, don't worry about it. So she leaves and we're still watching the drunk people. It was quite funny. Whatever then we fell asleep. Woke up, got ready, davened. I leined and did haftarah--first time looking at it too. I made 2 or 3 mistakes though :'( whatever. Then we had lunch, great chulent again by Meir, and then we took a walk around the UMASS campus. Nice place. Chabad house is nice too. Then we rolled sushi, and I chopped the cucumbers for it. T'was fun. Oh yeah, we davened mincha at 1230, right after shachris, which was hot. And UMASS people also made a siyum. It's sad, at one point the girl saying the DT said, "it is our duty..." at which point I said to Ed, "You know, if this was MTA, at least 10 people would have gone, 'haha, duty....'" except, obviously meaning something.....Yeah, anyway, shalosh se'udos was nice. Meir taught everyone a song, a song he taught us at the tisch. He learned at in Tzahal, and it was his unit's anthem, if you will, morale booster. "K'hanishama mehira, gam shamayim otei arafel mefikim Ohr Na'im--When the soul is tired, exhuasted, also the sky filled with fog, a pleasant light is shining through." Showing us the silver lining in the clouds. Beautiful song.
Then we had Ma'ariv, then havadalah, then went back to the room (yeah, Meir's). We decided what we were going to do, and then the girls left, We got ready, went online, checked email, people were coming in, etc. The girl who was sleeping the night before, came back, hung our a little bit. Then we went to play pool. I beat Abby at chess, Ari and Lauren at pool, Ed and Adina at Air Hockey. T'was fun. Then we watched HaHesder--confusing movie. Whatever. Then we talked about it a little bit in Meir's room, around come candles. Then we did a thing. He gave Gonzo a string (like the ones you tie balloons with), and said, he has to give it to someone, and say something good about that person, something they admire about them (yes, straight from UYO....), all the while holding the string, so that after a while, a lot of the string would be around and around going this way and that way etc. It was fun, we all needed it. We went for 2 hours. Mad crazy. Then we kumzitzed. Mad awesome. Then we wakled the girls back, Ed Gonzo and I watch the drunk people again. Sleep.
Then we woke up, packed, davened, finished packing, filled out evaluations, ate breakfast, talked about the rest of the year. Meir said that on West Wing this season, it's the last year of Martin Sheen's 2nd term, and everyone is jumping ship, but his right hand man, told everybody, we have one year left, we said 4 years, not 3. Well, Ed and Co. said 1 year, and we have only done 2/3. We're not finished.
Thank you Meir, Adina and Ari G (ha, almost like Ali G!) for planning and participating an awesome Shabbos, and Abby, Lauren, Ed[die[ and Gonzo, and Meir, Adina and Ari G, for the amazing, awesome (I know, I need new adjectives), fabulous, fantastic, fun and very funny Shabbos. I love you guys.


Have an awesome day y'all!!

Karban Nesanel ben Avraham

Super Bowl

Mazal tov to the Patriots.

Thursday, February 03, 2005


Friends are amazing. That's all I can say. To have a group of people that, when they see you, go, "Hey, Tonny, whazzup?" Or, they make you a surprise birthday party. Pirkei Avos 1:6 says, "Knei licha chaver--buy for yourself a friend." Buy? What's this buy? People don't usually buy friends. So pshat is, that even if you don't have any, buy one (I might be getting pshat a little bit wrong...). That's how important friends are. Friends to me, are my number 1 priority. Parents are like, stop talking to your friends. I'm like, No. I can't. I have to be there for my friends. I love my friends. I love my friends so much. I love you guys. I'm always there for you.
With all that goes on in life that doesn't seem good, there's always something to give hoda'a (thanks) to HaShem for. And for me, I can always thank HaShem for my friends.

Thank you HaSHem!!

Aight, laila tov vachalamot metukim y'all!

Karban Nesanel

CHAI V'Kayam

So whatever birthday celebrations I'm going to have, officially started tonight--even though my Hebrew birthday is Thurs night-Fri, 25 Shevat. I was at the Midnight Ma'ariv (sooo clutch, btw), and when it finished, I was talking to a guy I sang with on a cd. So then Ariel Klein, one of the dorm councelors, calls me, saying he found some of my stuff in the study room on the first floor, and wants me to help him bring other stuff upstairs. So I was thinking that's a little bit weird, because I didn't remember leaving anything there, especially a hat, which is one thing he said I had there. Whatever, so I said that I was in Rubin Maariving it up, but I was coming. So I got there, Ari was in his room, Joe was confusing me, and then in the end, I ended up in the study room, with everybody singing Happy Birthday to me. Then Robbie came in and I saw the whipped cream pie, and I was like, eh they're like come on, take it like a man. So I said, at least let me take off my sweatshirt. I did, and I got pied right in the face. And it's ALL on video....Whatever, it was fun, it was my first surprise birthday party. Which leads me to my next post.....

Nice, or Stupid?

So I was walking downstairs, to get some supper, and 2 freshies are like, "Yo can we borrow $10?" So I said no, becuase I only have $12 til Fri morning--not impossible, but not used to that. So they're like please? So I'm like what for (I remembered the other money in my wallet not for food, but that's mine)? So then they say for the movies. They promise they'll pay me back on Sunday. So I give it too them. So am I being nice, or am I just being an idiot?

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Schimmelism of The Week IV

Again, this week's S.o.t.W. won't be a Schimmelism, but TWO (yes two, it's a special week--if you can tell me why, you get a prize) quotes from last week's Jewish History class. I don't mean to offend ANYBODY--I just think these are funny.

Isaac: Rabbi, to what do you attribute the lack of Lubavitch Rebbe to?
Rabbi Bronstein: Uh, he died.

Now for number two, by Eitan Buchbinder (I love this kid...)

"I heard The Lubavitch Rebbe made a guest appearance in 'White Noise.'"

Tuesday, February 01, 2005


So I got an email today about the APs in May. I need to register by Feb 14th, or something, so they can order enough copies for everybody. Whatever, like they really need to order them 5 billion months in advance...anyway, it's saying, register by this-and-this date, bring in this sheet, whatever, then it says, bring in $82 with your registration. Excuse me? What was that? Did you say $82? Am I hearing right?? $82? As in, $82 for maybe around 10 peices of paper with some ink on them asking you stuff? Am I missing something here, or is that just the stupidest thing I've ever seen in my entire life? Oy....