Monday, March 15, 2010

5 Pieces of Information that New Olim Should Know

I'm playing around with a new tool called Sleeqo which automates the whole meme process. This is my first meme creation using Sleeqo. Be sure to try it out yourself!

5 Pieces of Information that New Olim Should Know

by triLcat
Rules: Post 5 things that a new immigrant to Israel needs to know. No politics!
  1. Israeli doctors don't have thermometers. You're expected to have taken your temperature (or your child's) at home.
  2. If you want to make a graham cracker crust in Israel, you use tea biscuits.
  3. The best time of year to buy new dishes, pots, and pans (in terms of deals) is right before Pesach.
  4. We don't have kool-aid here, we have syrup, called petel, which means raspberry. It's called petel even if it's grape flavored.
  5. Almost every supermarket has delivery for about 15 shekels. If you buy enough, it may be free. You can also order groceries online or by phone.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My New Earrings

About two months ago, a webmaster named Sarah randomly contacted me and asked me if I'd like to try a pair of earrings from her site, Lushae Jewelry and write a review of them. Never one to turn down something free, I said sure. So she let me pick a pair of earrings and sent them to me, and here it is... my turn to tell you how I like them.

First, a word about me and jewelry. I like shiny things, but I rarely wear much jewelry. I wear my wedding and engagement rings and I wear the necklace that Yaakov gave me at our wedding. Other than that, I rarely put on a pair of earrings. Even on Shabbat, I don't always quite manage. The other thing is that my jewelry breaks down into two categories; real gold and real cheap. I have quite a lot of stuff that you could pick up for under $10. I have a few nice pieces, including the above mentioned wedding/engagement jewelry and a few heirloom pieces from my grandmother. I have pretty much nothing in the middle.

So these earrings, gold-plated with a pearl, with a price tag of $65, are somewhat of a novelty for me. I have to say, I was expecting them to feel cheap, and they really don't. They feel nice.

They shipped quickly, in a beautiful box. The style is delicate and elegant enough that it looks like the real deal. People have complimented me on the earrings every time I've worn them.

Would I buy them for myself? I'm not sure. Would I be thrilled if my husband did? Absolutely!

P.S. They ship internationally, including to Israel!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Travel Meme

My travels

Rules: Fill in the following questions & tag 5 friends (try friends who travel a lot).

  • My best trip ever...

  • My worst trip ever...
    7.5 hour layover in Amsterdam where I was both quite sick and too scared to leave the airport

  • Most important thing I ever lost on a trip...
    passport, but I found it!

  • Most important thing I ever forgot to take on a trip...
    the phone number of the person we were supposed to be staying with. (though we did get it... just took some international calls)

  • Thing I miss most when I'm away...
    Poofy, home-cooked meals, Israel

  • Thing I miss least when I'm away...

  • Favorite travel partner...
    Yaakov, Rachel

  • Place I hope to travel to someday...

Nobody tagged

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