Thursday, March 27, 2008

Two Years Ago Today

Two years ago today, I woke up early. I got my nails done. I had my hair and makeup done. I fasted. I prayed the special mincha (afternoon prayers) for Yom Kippur. I had my picture taken dozens of times.

Oh, and I got to take Yaakov home at the end of the evening!

It's been a great two years, and I can feel that this is only the very beginning.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Kinneret Milestones

Today Kinneret sat herself up from a crawling position for the first time.
She makes progress in a crawling position, but doesn't exactly crawl.
She turns from her stomach to her back and back to stomach, but she needs to be motivated.

She claps her hands and says something like Yay!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Catching Up Memes

Ten Things I Don't Get

  1. Why it's seriously hot in the middle of March. I'm wearing a t-shirt and sweating bullets
  2. How to do Mill's Mess
  3. Why Kinneret is all smiley one day and then can't stop crying the next.
  4. Pain - it just doesn't make any sense to me. Trust me, I know that I bashed my head against the wall, even if it doesn't hurt.
  5. Why anyone would claim that skirts are more modest than pants!
  6. Why some people can't just be nice and they have to try to burst my bubble when I'm happy.
  7. Why I can't make cream of celery soup that tastes as good as the canned stuff.
  8. What motivates a person to shoot a bunch of teenagers having dinner.
  9. What motivates a person to send a missile into a civilian area that poses no threat.
  10. Why the international press chooses to claim that missile launchers are victims, while those who try to destroy them are attackers?

Ten Things You'll Never Hear Me Say

  1. Rami Kleinstein can't play piano.
  2. Yaakov is so superficial.
  3. This is too big a steak for me.
  4. Could you please move to a talk-radio station?
  5. I'd love to go for a jog. And after that, maybe you'll let me wash your floor.
  6. I've gotta get out of the country for Yom Haatzmaut.
  7. Shlomo Artzi is playing Tzavta? And you have an extra ticket? No thanks, I'm not a big fan.
  8. I'm glad they stopped Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It wasn't a good show anyway.
  9. I loved college. It was a great social scene.
  10. I'm not a big fan of desserts.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Globbing the Globe

A certain Princess but not Princess Kinneret Kangaroo has requested that people around the globe glob for charity. With such a great cause, I supposed I must help the war effort.

So here is my Glob post.

I have no clue what to say on a glob post, although I suppose a purim-related post could be appropriate. Purim is an interesting holiday. It celebrates how they tried to kill us and we won, so we should eat. Actually Haman tried to kill us, and Esther risked life and limb to save all of Am Yisrael.

It's pretty neat how one person managed to save a whole nation. She got stuck in this freaky situation where she was forced to marry a king, and she was basically not much more than a concubine. But not only she managed to make it work, she saved her whole nation.

I think there's something to be learned from that - that you can actually improve the world even from a crazy awful situation.

So I guess I glob with Esther.