Friday, April 29, 2005

Shabbos-Yomtov, Shir HaShirim

So we come upon another Shabbos-Yomtov. Except this time it's only 2 days. Hehe...I hear some of you exhaling in relief. I like Yomtov. I like Shir HaShirim too. I'm leining prakim 5 & 6 of it, which is good because those are my favorite. The girl realizes she wants the guy, she hears him knocking (Kol dodi dofeik, 5:3--I think), doesn't do anything, but realizes she missed him, tries looking for him...Ani l'dodi v'dodi li, and all that cliche stuff. Yeah, we like Shir HaShirim. I hear there's some kind of segulah if you say it every week. Good thing I do...
Have a bangin Shabbos and an awesome Yomtov y'all.

I'm Ok...I Think...

Aight, I think I'm ok right now. It's just that I was thinking about it all at once, starting in Brooklyn, then in the car and I was all clostraphobic (I'm not really, although sometimes I am) and couldn't move anywhere, and all that. Thanks you everybody, but I think I'm fine now.
Thank you.
Have a bangin' Shabbos, and an awesome yomtov.

ID, ID, ID...

Hey Ra'anan did you have a te'udat zeihut when you were at OJ?

Too Much Going On

Yeah, there is. One parent saying you're an irresponsible adult, another saying their concerned you'll fail all your finals (that is of course, if I have any...) because I'd go to spring regional. No money to buy stuff, forgot to get AP Psych book, SATs (don't ask or I'll hurt you)...court, no money, have to get a tux for spring, Maus, And Old Man By The Sea by Ernest Hemmingway, english tests, no money.
Lord help me please.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Irresponsible? Adult? You Decide...

Has your mom ever said you're an irresponsible adult? Is it just mine that does that....?

...he said to himself in wonderment....

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

My Eppiphanies

Over Pesach I had one. And now, not even 15 minutes ago, I had another. First my Pesach one.
So I was at the seder (sick, yes...) and we got up to the part wehre the 5 rabbis were sitting together, etc, and R' Elazar ben Azaryah HaKohein says, I'm like 70 etc., so the question is, why is he only like 70, and not just 70? He didn't speak Valley girl-ese, so what's going on? Answer is, he was the Nasi of the Beis Din, head of B'nei Yisraek pretty much, and he was only 18, so over night HaShem made 18 rows of his hair white, to look older.
This is when I realized, we're the same age. Imagine me as he Nasi of the Beis Din...oh my God. How much we have grown apart from them who came before us...
The second one, which happened about 20 minutes ago, I was eating breakfast--matzah and butter, of course--and I wasn't watching tv, I was by myself in the dining room (I'm at ima's now), and I'm not really sure how I came upon it, I think I was looking at I & S's kesubah, and whatever else, and like, oh, ima was 18 when she got married, and in June, after high school...which is when I mother was a senior kallah. Jeez...I didn't even know they had these things back then. But again, that's like me getting married soon. I mean, as much as I would like to, there's no way I'm ready....What the hell was she thinking?!?! .... Well, whatever it was, I guess it was good, because, I mean, come on, I'm here, and that's not SO bad...

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Lean On Me

So no, my body temp was NOT at 98.6 the entire yomtov, it went up to 102 something, then down to like 101.8, then 101.4, then 100.4, up to 101.2, etc., throughout yomtov. Because of this, I reread quite a few of my old books that I used to read when I was younger, mainly, my Star Trek: The Next Generation Starfleet Academy books. These books are about the cast of ST:TNG when they were, of course, in the Academy. Great books. Well, I think so. Although, usually that's nothing special when I think something....
You know how when you read a book more than once, each time you read it you find something new about the book? So yesterday was my day for that, because I'm older and more mature (we hope) than I when I first read these, and can think outside of the box and apply stuff to other things.
At one point in the book, there's a tidal wave (intruder alert stuff) inside the underground base that was found, and the 8 Humans/Klingons/Brikars that were there were going all around, drowning, etc. and everything that happens to a dude in a tidal wave. During the tidal wave, a few of the people were saved by one of their fellow cadets--he was submerged under water (he is not human, he is Brikar, who can stay submerged for a while), and they stood on him to get above the water and get some air. After it had died down (of course, it was Star Trek, so it ended for the better, someone shot at the grates in the floor and the water went back into the holding tanks), one person made a comment, "I hope Worf and K'Ehleyr are ok," to which Kodash, a fellow Klingon, responds, "They are both Klingon, that is enough to ensure survival." So Zak, the Brikar who saved everybody, including Kodash, said back to him, "Although having someone to stand on apparently doesn ot hurt."
I read that and I thought, wow, how true that is. And not just in tidal waves, but in life too. No matter how strong we are emotionally, we always need friends to be there for us for us to stand on to help us get air. You can't do it yourselves, as Pirkei Avos points out in 1:6, "k'neih licha chaver--buy for yourself a friend." Why buy? So answer is, if you don't have any friends, you hsould even buy one. This shows how important friends are. Having people to stand on--or at least lean on.
I want to thank all of my friends who are there for me to lean--and stand--on.
Thank you. I love you all.


Wouldn't you find it comforting to know that when you're sick at your father's house over a 3 day yomtov, your mother can't get over herself and give a message to your father to give to you to say, "feel better?" I know I would...
Yeah, no way, not in the least...

Friday, April 22, 2005

3 Day Yontiff (Ok Fine, "Yomtov...")

Aight, I'll be at abba's house for both of the sedarim. Well, with him at least, for the first one we were invited to the Rabbi's house. That should be fun.
So you know what's annoying? So in Yahoo Public 240019, some idiot dropped Scott Podsednik, which is awesome for me, because I have #1 waiver priority, so since I put in a claim for him, I will get him. But, since he's a waiver, you have to wait 2 days, which ends tomorrow. That means I get him officially on my team in time for Sunday's games. But when you get someone on your team like that, they get put straight to your bench. So I will have him on my bench for Sunday and Monday, and all stats he gets for me with be nothing. Argh.
You know, I actually like 3 day yamim tovim. Most people are like, AH! NO! No tv, computer, other stuff, AH! But I'm like, dude, chill. I know I can't go on the computer, but still, I love yomtov, you know? I can deal without those for 3 days. And I love them, you know that. You know how much I'm online all the time, but yet, I can deal with it.
Aight, I'm bustin' outta here. I hope y'all have an amazing amazing yomtov, and chag kasheir vesamei'ach.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Next Year I Am Going To...

It's official, I'm going to Yesodei HaTorah next year. That's R' Wolicki's yeshiva. It's good also, because in September, he'll be able to update me on my fantasy team.
Just kidding.
But yeah, so that's where I'm going.
I'm sorry Ari. You still love me?

The Virgin Mary On...The Wall Of An Underpass?!

Yup. The Virgin Mary has been spotted again, but not in a grilled cheese sandwich, or a lamp post. On a wall of an underpass in Chicago. It has become a shrine now, with messages on the wall (no, there were bodies connected to this hand writing on the wall...) flowers, candles. The Polish community thinks it's something for JP II, and the Mexicanos believe it's really Our Lady of Guadelape (sp?).
You're joking, right?


I didn't see Devora before I left the Heights...


Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Shiur Basketball

So today, the last day of the z'man (loosely translated as semester), we had some shiur basketball. So we had 4 teams, and played a round robin. My team lost to Buch's team (he's like, 6'4", 6'5" and he's really good. He was on the team this year) the first game 11-3. We didn't have chemistry. Second game, we played Koenigsberg's team (he was also on the team this year, and in the beginning of the year, started), and lost that one like, 11-8. We were getting better, better teamwork and chemistry, like, starting to know where each other would be. I was playing better. I had a few points (we played by 1's), and I stole the ball from Rebbe. Yeah, i was told to take rebbe...dude, he plays rough. He was tripping me, put his leg out, dude. He's tough. And strong. He's small, but strong. I went to the ground I think twice because of him (maybe once, but I don't remember). But I stole the ball from him, I got some rebounds. It was fun. Then the next game, was vs. Ben Tzion's team. Now Ben Tzion...*whistle* he's awesome, he's sooo good. When he was in 9th grade (he's in 11th now, and my 12th gr shiur....exactly), he was on the JV team, and I remember a game vs. Westchester, he came in, and TOTALLY schooled them, he's amazing. But then in 10th grade he got even shtarker, and wanted to learn more, so he wasn't on the team. So now he's playing ball again. So that game they took the lead 3-1, but we were coming back. It was a hard fought game. I had like, 2 or 3 steals (maybe 4), another 1 or 2 from Rebbe, and I TOTALLY stuffed Rebbe, it was AWESOME. I had a smile creeping on my face, so to stop it I just bit my lip. It was great. It was 8-8, then 8-9 them, 9-9, 10-9 them, 10-10, 11-10 them, 11-11, 12-11 them, 12-12, 13-12 us, then, we got game at 14-12, on Uri's shot. One of our last possessions, I stole the ball from under our basket, and we scored. I scored more points, had more rebounds, and more steals then last game. I think I was pretty good. It was TONS of fun. AND, I stuffed Rebbe :-D After the game, he's like "Mr. Schwarzmer, you're a very good defenseman, you're sly, and tough." I was just like, Nah, Rebbe, but thanks.

Yeah shiur basketball!


Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down


I took a walk around the world
To ease my troubled mind
I left my body laying somewhere
In the sands of time
But I watched the world float
To the dark side of the moon

I feel there is nothing I can do, yeah

I watched the world float
To the dark side of the moon
After all I knew it had to be
Something to do with you
I really don’t mind what happens now and then
As long as you’ll be my friend at the end

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well, will you be
There a-holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might

You called me strong, you called me weak,
But still your secrets I will keep
You took for granted all the times
I never let you down
You stumbled in and bumped your head,
If not for me then you'd be dead
I picked you up and put you back
On solid ground

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well,
Will you be there a-holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well, will you be there
Holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I'm alive and well,
Will you be there a-holding my hand
I'll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might

The Yankees Lose, Theeeeeee Yankees LOSE!!!

Yeah, so I went to the Yankee game tonight. At the beginning of 5th period (AP Psych) I was like, "Rabbi, no class, I'll see you tomorrow," so I left. So we started walking to the bus at around 5, got on, paid $2, and eventually got to the stadium, and somehow we got 9 tickets together in the upper deck--it was $5 night tonight, AND the Unit was pitching, so why not go, you know? So we tried to get balls from batting practice, but the D-Rays weren't nice. So then we went to "our seats," the middle section. It was annoying, in the 3rd or 4th inning, the ticket lady came to us, and she was like, let me see your tickets. So we got up and she's like if I see you again in this section you'll be removed the the stadium. We went up to the upper deck--but again not our seats, but behind the plate. Somehow one of us found like, 11 seats together, so that was cool. and then drunk ppl moved behind us, and threw peanut shells on us, spit on us, almost fell on us, and were cursing like crazy while they were rapping. It was crazy, lots of fun, except for all that cursing. And we even had Ma'ariv at the kosher hot dog stand at the 7th inning stretch. And then we went down for the 9th, and watched the Yankees lose! WEEEEE!!!!!!
Yeah, it was awesome...

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Yeah 2000 Hits!!

Thanks for coming to my blog, guys. It means a lot. I guess I'm doing SOMETHING right...right?


Have an awesome day y'all.


Pure Genius

Peter: Oh yeah? I'm getting something special too. And by special I don't mean special like that Kleinamen boy down the street, more special, like Special K, the cereal. Hey, what did they do with the regular K? And for that matter whatever happened to Kate Ballard? You know if you said mallard, and you had a cold, it would sound like ballard.
Brian: Peter do you listen to yourself when you talk?
Peter: I drift in and out.

Peter: Good Morning Joe.
Joe: Uh, Peter, what are you doing in my pool?
Peter: This the newest province of Petoria. I call it Johio.
Joe: What? You can't just come over and annex my pool!
Peter: Oh yeah? Well according to paragraph 7, sentence 3, word 8 of the Geneva Convention, "the."

Chris: Dad, I tried to go to school, but this guy won't let me.
Peter: Oh yeah? Him and what army?
Chris: The US army.
Peter: Oh, that's a good army.

Schimmelism of the Week XV

Rabbi: It doesn't enhance or dehance it...
Leibo: Is that even a word?
Rabbi: No, I just made it up.

Monday, April 18, 2005

The Hefker Pile

The Hefker Pile right outside The Beis Medrash, is SOOOO clutch!! I LOOOVE the week before Pesach at YU, it's like free meals there, there's almost ALWAYS free food there. I got a mini grape juice, two apple sauces, a Coke, and TWO instant soup things--pasta and vegetable. SOOO clutch!!

I love the Hefker Pile!!

Aight, laila tov vachalamot metukim y'all.


Shabbos In West Hempstead

So we got a ride from Hillel Davis, the Vice President of YU. That was cool. So he told us to meet him in Parking Lot B at 200, which is right next to Furst. So we got there at like, 202, and he got there around 210. Whatever, it wasn't so bad. He has a nice car, a Montero, and leather seats. And even though it was in the sun, and the seats were kinda hot, I didn't care--it was a nice car and it smelled gooo-o-o-od. So we got to Chaim's house at like, 300. So we put our stuff down, he gave us a tour of his house--mostly his farm in the backyard. You know, his geese, ducks, quails, ducks running around, etc., you know...
Then we helped Pesha with the food. I washed the chicken pieces, then I made brownies! WEEEE! Yeah brownies!! YEAH BROWNIES!! Then I made the mustard chicken for the chicken salad. It was fun. So I showered, and the 7th grs came, so we shmoozed a little bit. It was fun. We went to Young Israel, came back, ate, then learned Gittin, perek 7, because the kids (3 of Chaim's 7th graders were at his house also for shabbos) asking about sheidim, and so he said over to them the agadita about Shlomo HaMelech getting the Shamir to build the Beis HaMikdash, and about Ashmeddai, and him throwing Shlomo halfway across the world...etc., you know the story...and then we went to sleep. Then I woke up at like, 830, davened at HANC, and they had an AWESOME hot kiddush, chulent, potato kugel...oh boy, it was SOOO geshmak. Then we came home, had MROE chulent, potato kugel, carrot kugel, good stuff. Then slept for 2 hrs, then played Apples to Apples. Wow, great game. Then we went to R' Kupchick's house and played...more Apples to Apples. WEEEE! He's the principal of HAFTR middle school. He had me figured out. I picked his card so many times. And when I didn't, I was able to figure out which card was his. But then I had him figured out, so it wasn't SO bad. Chaim won with like, 17 cards, it was ridiculous. Then we davened Mincha in someone's basement, went back to his house for "shaloshudes," then YI for Maariv. Nice Shabbos. But then we had to take the subway back to YU...oh well. Whatever. But it was fun.

Yeah West Hempstead!


Friday, April 15, 2005


Going to West Hemstead for Shabbos. To R' Chaim Loike's house. Finally. After 4 years of trying to go to his house for Shabbos, we fianlly get one. Going with Mayer0Deutsch. Leaving in a minute, have an awesome awesome Shabbos y'all!



F*** Frisch...

We lost 7-3. Ariel Rodenberg (sp?) scored 4 goals and had 1 assist for Frisch. Jeez. I mean, hey, we're good, but we were losing 4-1 in the first period, and it looks like some of us just quit. Zack and Dani didn't, Dani is always feisty, and Zack always plays hard. Susswein looked like nobody could catch up to him. But like, crap. It was just so bad. We had hope, but then, not. The first line was at least -3 in the game, probably more. The 2nd line scored all 3 goals for us, Zack with 2, Dov with one. The coaches didn't use the bench enough, just the first and second line. They were too tired. Put in the bench!! Robbie, Eichen, Rotty, come on! Susswein, jeez. Come on coach. And really, Scotty [our goalie] is awesome, he is, but tonight, he just wasn't on. Oy, whatever. Mazal tov Frisch.


Metropolitan Yeshiva High School Varsity Hockey League Championship

"The [haftr] Flame has been extinguished, the Cougar lives on, however on April 14, the Lion will reign once again."

-Rabbi Mayer Schiller

Lawrence Middle School
Lawrence NY

MTA Lions vs Frisch Cougars
V Hockey Championshp

800 pm


Thursday, April 14, 2005

The Rope

I don't care who you are, you WANT to check this out, or else you're an epikores, you're kofeir be'ikar and are chayyav sekilah. Well, obviously not really, but if you trust me, you would go.

The Rope

Peggy sent it to me.

Thank her.


Fantasy Baseball Update

So as of this moment, I am in 5th in Rabbi's league, 2nd in Yahoo Public 240019, 5th in Yahoo Public 250147, and 3rd in Yahoo Public 254571. Not bad, right? I don't think so. And my teams aren't doing so bad. In both of the last two leagues, the dudes who had Travis Hafner dropped him, because he hasn't gotten hot yet this year. What idiots. Trav is a STUD, and is going to be great this year on that young Indians team. They're just impatient. Baruch HaShem for that. In 250174, so Trav was dropped yesterday, so he's still a waiver, so I'll know if I have him like, tomorrow or the next day. I dropped Matt Morris for him. In 254571, he was dropped on APRIL FIFTH, so he was already a free agent, so I get him tomorrow, and in this league, I dropped Moises Alou, who's on the DL and I don't expect to be good this year anyway. BH for idiots.

Yeah Trav!!

HAHA...! Oh wow. So I'm listening to The Fan right now (660 AM), and Joe B & Sid are on now instead of Mike & The Mad Dog (or The Angry Puppy as Steve Somers calls him), and today is Joe's wife's 50th birthday. Before they sang happy birthday to her, but she didn't hear it, so they sang it again just now. Oh wow, that was great...

Ok anyway, yeah, Fantasy's going well in the 2nd week of Baseball. BH for Baseball!!

JR NER NCSY Shabbaton In Fairfield!

Yup, I was an advisor. It was crazy. But soooo fun. Of course I didn't get to hang out with the other advisors SO much, but it was still lots of fun, and we hung out quite lot (well, it's never REALLY enough, is it? Yeah, that's what I though...). And meeting new people was great too, and even though they're only in 7th or 8th gr, I was their advisor, so that it was different.
I stayed at the Madwed's house with Phoenix and 9 or 10 other boys there, AND I got my own room and bed. It was fun, hanging out with them, Fri night til 130, Motz"Sh til around 200, talking fantasy baseball with a few of them, it was great. And what was awesome, even though the some of the boys didn't listen to us, like, we'd say like, get up, or get dressed, they didn't and we're annoying a little bit, when they left, they're like, thanks dude. That was cool. And to be there for them, that felt good, trying to bring them closer to HaShem--that's what it's all about. So you know my blue rubber livestrong-kind bracelet, that says yad chazakah? Well, I gave to a kid, who promised me he'd sing everything if I gave it to him. I hope it helped...
So Shabbos afternoon, we had menucha, either at the shul, or at the park. That was fun. And Motz"Sh, we were SUPPOSED to go to Smiles Entertainment, but the bus never came. We called and called and called, but they didn't come. So we hung out at the shul. But you know what what? It was still fun. We had pizza, music, we played catch with a football in the parking lot, played gaga, more pizza and music. That doesn't sound as fun as Smiles, right? But it's not just what it was, it was the atmosphere, and even though really it probably wasn't as fun as Smiles would've been, we MADE it fun. "And the 7th and 8th graders said, 'Let there be fun," and there was fun." So as a gift to everybody instead of Smiles, everyone was given a free cd slideshow of all the pictures taken that night by Stu. It's a great CD. Looks really nice. And Stu was up like, til who knows when burning CD's. Crazy...

Dudes, I want you to learn from this. We MADE it fun. Y'all can do that too. Like, if you're having a rough day, and I know it's hard--trust me, I know--just try and MAKE it somewhat good, and fun, like just smile, you know? That's a start. And then just like, do just say to yourself, I'm going to have fun with this. I can't explain it so well, like what you should do, but you get my drift, if you MAKE it fun and good, it will be, but if not, you'll still have your sucky day and it'll suck. And we all know that just totally sucks.

Sunday morning, we got to shul, davened, ate, had closing, and left :-( It was annoying seeing everybody go. I didn't get to talk to some people that I was kinda hoping I would talk to. But the shabby was still awesome. So then I went home and packed, and then Aron dropped Rachie and Ari off at my house, adn then took Adina, Ariela and Phoenix to the train, while we waited at my house for him for a ride back to YU. That was fun. We talked about YU mostly on the way back, and Quest, and Teach for Israel, and all that, and that Richard Joel is awesome.

And Monday, I got rejected from KBY, I took my gemara be'iyun test which I probably failed (although we got our beki'us test from march th back finally, and I TOTALLY rocked it, I ripped it apart! 99...), had no math cuz D Shatz wasn't here, yesterday filled out the AP answer sheet, our name, address, AP number label thing, etc. And shechita class last night. Let me just say that there was stuff that happened that probably is 1 out of lets say 500 g's. If you want details, IM me.

Aight, talk to y'all later.


Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Schimmelism of the Week XIV

I tried to post S.O.T.W. last week on Apr 8, but on the comp I was on, blogger didn't work, so I posted it on my LJ, so just now I posted S.O.T.W XIII for Apr 8.
Heres this week's:

Rabbi S:
It's amazing that a constant amount of nothingness can turn into a big annoyance, Hoffman.


We lost.

Season over.

At least I won The Dorm Basketball Ship in 9th grade. 10th grade we made The Ship, the first half of the game we ripped it up, but then in the second half BAAAAD reffing started, and foul after foul after foul was being called on Nathaniel (yeah, the one from West Hartford...), and just most of them were bad calls, he made all the free throws, and we lost. Last year we didn't make it, and this year...

Bad reffing...

NO it wasn't our fault, we made it to OT, less than a minute, we stole the ball 3 times, scored twice. That was awesome. But the bad reffing wasn't.

Yeah yeah, always blaming others...whatever...

IYH i'll tell y'all about the shabby tomorrow.

Laila tov vachalamot metukim y'all.


ps - Yeah yeah, I'm doign Schimmelism in a second....

Monday, April 11, 2005

Great Game

As a fellow ba'al koreih (one who reads the Torah), and see this go on in my shul and others quite a lot, I like this and think it's quite funny:

Ba'al Koreih Baseball!!

Tell me what you think.


I didn't get into KBY...

What Have I Done...? Apparently Nothing...

Why am I so lazy?!

Sunday, April 10, 2005

WHAT THE F***?!?!

This is from Arutz-7's email today:

6. Police Brutality in Jerusalem Economy/Society

A Magen David Adom (MDA) ambulance driver reported at least two incidents of severe violence against Jewish worshippers at the hands of Police in Jerusalem's Old City today.
The driver spoke with Arutz-7 on the condition of anonymity.
At around 8:30 AM, the driver said, a 50-year-old hareidi-religious man, having just finished prayers at the Western Wall (Kotel), approached the police station at the back of the Wall plaza. Hundreds of police and special counter-terror units were assembled there in expectation of disturbances and to prevent Jews from ascending the Temple Mount. The man said to several of the policemen, "Why are you helping throw Jews out of their homes?"
"Then," the ambulance driver continued, "about ten policemen, including members of the special Yassam unit, pounced on him. They beat him and forced him into the back room of the station. Eventually the man, who takes medicine for a heart condition, was taken to hospital with severe stomach pains."
Another police attack targeted a resident of Morag, in Gush Katif, who had come to Jerusalem for the Temple Mount prayer event. At around12:30 PM, as he was walking to the Kotel, he was detained by police, having his arm twisted to the extent that his wrist may be seriously fractured. So reports the driver.
The victim was thrown into an unmarked car and brought to the main police station near the Jaffa Gate, known as the Kishleh. There, the driver recounted, he was refused a medic and was choked by chief investigator Yoram Solomon, leaving abrasions and swelling on the man's neck neck. He was also kicked in the lower back.
"We also found abrasions on his upper arms and bruises on his face," the driver told Arutz-7. "He was eventually taken to Bikur Cholim Hospital, but the call for an ambulance was made by a bystander, and when MDA called the police to ascertain the location, they denied the presence of anyone wounded in their station. Eventually MDA personnel arrived at the scene and the police were forced to admit they had a wounded man inside."
The driver said that he wanted his identity withheld, not due to fear of police intimidation, but because he needs to be on the scene to continue to treat the Jews randomly assaulted throughout the day.
And of course, Arabs go on with no trouble at all...
F*** the government...

Friday, April 08, 2005

Schimmelism of the Week XIII

If you recall, I said I would continue the Schimmelism of the Week where I'm up to in my blog. And this is where I'm up to, chapter XIII.
Yeah so I usually do it Monday nights after basketball, but I TOTALLY forgot this week after basketball--mainly because I was high from the shalacking we gave them, so here it is:

Rabbi S: Put away your weaponry, or I'll take it, & uh...I'll take it.

Now if you're wonderin why there is weaponry to put was Shushan Purim last year, and Leibo dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow...



Ok, let's do this again...I posted this before, and then I press publish, and THAT'S when my computer decided to "lose the signal." F*** you wireless internet.
WOW. It was amazingly awesome! It was soooo fun. Suri looked beautiful. BH I finally met Yaakov Meir, and he's really cool.
It was great seeing the Notowiches too. I miss them soo much. And I love them dearly. All of them. All of you, Uncle Louis and Tante Ellen, Suri, Ashira, Tziporah, Rivka, and "Little Miss" Miriam Ita, all of 5 years old, almost 6 (same birthday as Adina! Weeee!). All you all sooo much, and thank you for letting me into your family. And thank you HaShem for bringing them into mine.
The dancing was awesome. I love yeshiva guys--which all of Yaakov's 80 - 90 first cousins (no, I'm not kidding, 80 - 90 first cousins. His mother is 1 of 12 brothers and sisters)--they all dance very well. And, let me tell you, Yaakov's younger cousins, they can BUST A MOVE (no fair, I wanna learn how to break dance)!
But let me tell you, Jewish weddings are unbelievable. Such a range of emotions. First the chuppah is all serious, and all that, and then dancing, "For the first time, let's welcome Mr and Mrs ____ _____!!" and going crazy and full of shtick. But seeing the faces of the chassan and kallah walking down the aisle, and under the chuppah; seeing Suri's face walking down the aisle, walking around Yaakov, and during the reading of the kesubah and 7 brachos...I can't even explain it, so I don't know why I'm trying, but she looked excitedly serious, if that makes any sense.
Y'hi Ratzon, (may it be His will) that all of us will, in due time, find our "someone" and be zochim livnos bayyis ne'eman b'Yisrael l'sheim ulsif'eres (be meritted to build a true house in Israel for Your Name and Glory)!!
*****, I daven for you. Everyday; that you should get married already. I say Lord, let her/him get married already, come on. [S]he is one of the greatest people I know, [s]he would be an amazing spouse and parent--IF YOU JUST GAVE HER/HIM A FREAKIN CHANCE (well, not with the freakin, but you get my drift)! I know it's hard *****, I know, but soon sooon, you will show HaShem how awesome a parent and spouse you can be. Don't be discouraged about life *****.
I love you *****! I'm always here for you. Always (how do you know if I "starred" your name? Great question...).

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

I'll be off til Thurs night (like it's so long..?). Hope you can last!!




I'm going to St Louis tomorrow!! WEEEE!!!

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Oh Baby!


We Rocked Their HOUSE!!!

Dude, we killed them. 45-23. Or something like that. I probably shouldn't have played because I'm sick. Whatever. We have a 6 game winning streak--when we actually play. We forfeited two games because we weren't there, but when we play, we totally KILL. Toronto (he's really named Micki, but he's from Toronto--or Trono, whichever you prefer--so I figure, call him Toronto. I called my last roommate Belgium..) and Sam can drive, and are awesome passers, Isaac is good too, Akiva is HU-U-U-UGE so he gets the rebounds mostly, and gets the "garbage points" (the ones where he gets them from standing right under the basket). I'm not really that good, but yet I'm captain, hm...whatever, it's fun, I scored a basket. It was a nice shot too.
BH for the Midnight Maariv!! It's sooo clutch sometimes. Like tonight.
So yesterday was awesome. At around 315, 330, Ariela calls me and is like, I have a surprise for you if you come to Rubin Lounge. So I had a guess who it was, but wasn't sure. So I went, and it was Judith and Eliana! And Talia! WEEE! So we hung out a bit, watched some of the Frisch shalacking (sp?) of Ramaz, hung out, saw a billion (no no, seriously, a billion) Moshava people, it was cool. Then Adina and Beth Anne came! WEEE! But then Judith and Eliana and Talia had to leave. Awwww. :'( But then Beth Anne and I hung out, that was cool. Then we went to watch the 2nd half of the MTA-yula game. And yeah...My voice was gone after it. Then we went to Revaya for the thing, and it was me, Beth Anne, Ariela, Adina, Omer, Jeff, Yaakov came at some point, so did Rachel (I'm definately missing people. I am sooo sorry I left you out. PLEASE tell me if I did!) later. PHOENIX! That's it. Yeah. It was fun. And then they left. And then we left. But still lots of fun. Gotta do it again Beth Anne.
Aight, I think that's all for me tonight (although, ya' neva know...). Laila tov vachalamot metukim y'all.


Ah Jeez...

I'm sick, and I'm supposed to play basketball in an hour...
I didn't go to school today. Just went to math to take a test. And that's it. Didn't even go to Sarachek. I wanted to, but I didn't. MTA played Ramaz for 3rd place. Something I DEFINATELY didn't think was going to happen. MTA lost to YULA yesterday, with 2.8 seconds left in OT, on free throws on a BS foul call on Reuben Berman. Berman TOTALY rejected the guy, didn't even touch him, and the ref called a freakin foul. "I'm blind! I'm deaf! I wanna be a ref! I'm blind! I'm deaf! I wanna be ref!" My sentiments exactly. Whatever. Then today, MTA lost to Ramaz today AGAIN, this time by 3 points, so MTA got 4th place, and YULA beat Frisch to win The Ship. Whatever.
*We interupt this blog entry to for a special report:

Mazal tov Abby for making the softball team. YEAH GIRL!! I told you you can do it! I'm so proud of you, I'm schepping nachas. I'm getting all feklpemt. Discuss amongst yourselves. Here's a topic: Baseball, any team...Ok, all better. YAY ABBY!!! MAZAL TOV!! You'll be awesome, I know it. As long as you know it, you'll be fine.

Now back to the original blog entry*

Aight, basketball time. Ttyl.



Sunday, April 03, 2005

Oh My Gosh

It's awesome to find out people actually daven for you...

Friday, April 01, 2005

MTA vs Rasg

If you want to listen, go to Its going to be over at around 315, 330, and it's the last game for today. 29-25 right now in the 3rd quarter, 3 minutes to play.
That link is also the link to listen to all the other games taking place at the YU Gym.
M!T!A! M!T!A! M!T!A!

Argh, But Not So Argh

I woke up at 830 this morning. That might not seem so bad, right? Now what if I tell you that abba makes me go to the shul shachris at 645, and not the later Yeshiva minyan (that one's at 700 or 715, but still, it's principle...)? Yeah, so I missed minyan again today...*sigh*

I Like This

Good to be home...

Alrighty Then...

...ok so now it's working. It actually was working again around 1/2 an hour I posted that pissed off one. But a guy in the dorm thinks that it was worldwide, because when he signed on, his friends that are usually online weren't. Same with me. It was weird. And no one on my buddy list was on more than 8 minutes when I signed on. Whatever, just interesting.

So my day was good. Got to shiur on time. It was aight. Sarachek during lunch. Sarachek during history...hehe...and then again after school. Ariela came (weee!!!) to see her cousin on Atlanta play. YAY! I haven't seen or talking to Ariela in a few days :-( but now I did. WEE! Well, I talked to her like, last night for around 5 minutes, but that's it. So I came in with her, and sat with her, and she was with her aunt uncle and like, other cousins. Whatever, it was fun. Then during the game sometime, one of my classmates called me (he's in 10th gr, but in a 12th gr shiur...) and he's like, who are you with (he saw me come in)? So I asked him where he was in the gym, because I couldn't find him. So he's like, I asked first. This went back and forth for around 45 seconds, then I say NCSY advisor. Don't worry, she's not my girlfriend...then he says, I'm dissapointed Tonny. I don't care. I like girls. And girls like me. Supposedly. That's what they tell me...

Ok, Peggy's coming in 3 minutes. Gotta go!