September 30, 2009

Sorry guys

I am still here but just crazy busy.  Hopefully before the weekend I can do some updates and such.

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September 27, 2009

Haveil Havalim - Pre Yom Kippur Edition!!!

Hosted at What war zone???

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September 22, 2009

Matisyahu in concert!!!

In Tempe, AZ!!!

OMG!  I think I need to go - it is rare he ever comes out to Arizona.

October 25th!   WHOOOOO!!!! This is going to be so awesome!

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UGH insurance

Well my 4 days at the hospital will probably run close ot 20k!  Between the medical transport, CT Scans, PICC Catheter, lots of morphine and antibiotics (at least 2 days for the morphine),  4 days of being trapped in a place with no internet access. Yep $20k.  In the end my portion is going to be closer to 700 since I already paid $800 for a previous ambulance ride back in January.  I guess it could be worse.  No, I know it could be worse - but still damn.  At least I am feeling better now.

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September 21, 2009

Haveil Havalim #235

The post J-Blogger Convention Edition!

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September 19, 2009

Tempe Improv

On Thursday evening I did something I have never done before - I went to the Improv.   This is a place where Comedians get their start (essentially) and alot of the shows on Comedy Central get taped at various comedy clubs - and the Improv is basically the ultimate.   So, this was great. 

We had the pleasure of seeing John Pinette. 

There were two warm up people - one from Australia who was kinda funny.  His big stick was showing how stupid Americans are - kinda funny..got some laughs but the next guy was freaking hilarious.  I wish I could remember both of their names but I just cant.  

Anyway if you have the chance to go to the Improv - do it..it is truly a great way to spend an evening - laughing - getting drinks...and just a day to relieve the stresses of the world.  

I am going back - we have tickets for when Dave Attell shows up in November.

Here are some clips of John Pinette for your enjoyment!






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Good Yontif

Last night began the Jewish New Year - Rosh Hashana!   I wish everyone the best new year ever.  May this year be better than the previous year and for peace in Israel!

Hopefully before the next new year I will be in Israel living there permanently.

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Yesterday

Was the year anniversary of the best day Chris and I had in Israel.   The day we went to the Galilee, Golan, and got to met Adi and May...and see Lital later that evening.   It was the BEST DAY in Israel. hehe

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September 17, 2009

RIP Henry Gibson

From CNN:

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Actor Henry Gibson, who played roles ranging from loopy poets to vengeful Illinois Nazis and cranky judges during a 40-year film and television career, has died at age 73, his representatives said Wednesday.

Henry Gibson had a role as a neo-Nazi in the cult movie classic "The Blues Brothers."

Henry Gibson had a role as a neo-Nazi in the cult movie classic "The Blues Brothers."

Gibson was a regular on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In," where he was known for popping up to read short, humorous poems during the show's 1968-71 run.

He was a frequent guest star on television shows from the 1970s through the mid-2000s, with a recurring role as a judge on ABC's "Boston Legal" as late as 2008.

His movie roles included turns in two of director Robert Altman's 1970s films, "Nashville" and "The Long Goodbye," and as the neo-Nazi leader pursuing John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in "The Blues Brothers."

No details of his death were immediately available, said Peter Gross, a spokesman Talentworks LA, which represented Gibson.

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So what's happening

It has been crazy busy around here.  Grumpy (Michelle) has been out of the office...I am dealing with insurance renewals and my regular duties. My boss is about to leave for her vacation so we are trying to plan everything up and deal with most foreseeable contingency's while she will be out of the country. 

Now that Tink is working full time...and that we both have to wake up at 4 am..it fucking sucks! LOL  A necessary evil though - given that her schedule almost matches mine perfectly.  6-3 pm.  I drop her off there about 5:45 am and then I head over to my job - and now I am never EVER late to work....so it's a bonus LOL

It just sucks having to get up 2 hours early for work - by the time I get here..I start getting tired because I have  already been up since 4 and now it's 6:30 when I get to the office (at the latest) and that mixed with the heat is just draining.  Then I come home and work on my classes! LOL

On the upside I have been going out more - I am usually such a home body...prefer to stay in - work on classes, watch history channel or rest...now I have been going out much more frequently.  Fun times.

On the Aliyah front - the marriage certificate is what I am waiting for - the check to California has not yet been cashed.  I am in hurry up and wait mode.


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Haveil Havalim #233

I missed this one...so here is the post.   Opps.

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September 16, 2009

Words I did not think I would say again - NEW TASHA VIDEO!!!




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September 15, 2009

Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze

You know the skit! 


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RIP Patrick Swayze

Damn, another great actor passes away.  He will be missed.  And has left the world while he was far too young (57 years old).

Here are some clips from the best Swayze movies:

Roadhouse


Red Dawn


Donnie Darko

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September 13, 2009

Haveil Havalim #234

Is up!

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September 11, 2009

9/11

Today is 9/11 - 8 years has passed since the terrorist attack that took the lives of nearly 3000 Americans, destroyed the Twin Towers, damaged the Pentagon. 

I really don't know what to think about this...or what to say about this....about the overall general ambivalence that many seem to show in light of the attacks that we have faced on that day.  All I know is that I do miss President Bush more on this day than I do on any other day.  Alot of thanks for keeping the US safe must go to him, Rumsfield and every single man and woman who are serving in the armed forces.  And, I thank them all!  Thank you for your diligence and effort to keep our country safe.

In some of the Jewish blogs some say that today is our Tish b'Av.  They are probably right.  A day of mourning and remembrance to those who work up...went to work...and had their lives snuffed out!  It is a chilling reminder that no one is ever truly safe and that our world view of thinking we (America) are protected by our oceans. 

Last year in Israel my view of 9/11 has changed.  Seeing the land and knowing I want to live there and how tiny it is and the view that they live through horrific events far more than we Americans have ever experienced has broadened my world view. 

This is a day we should remember those who lost their lives and a day to mourn the ending of our innocence that we were immune from the rest of the world and that we were safe in our blanket of oceans.  We should be more pragmatic in our behaviors and in the country's dealing with other states.  And, we should not stop fighting in until we beat the war out of those followers of Islamofascism.

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September 10, 2009

New Dance radio station needed LOL

Last year right before Halloween 92.7 Energy in Phoenix signed off.  Now almost a year later the 92.7 Energy in San Fransisco signed off. Geez.  They turned it also into a near rap station.  Like there isn't enough of those around.  So, now I have to find a new one!  Damn!

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Archeological Digs

Enjoy the pictures some of them are just spectacular! 

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September 08, 2009

Time for some music

It has been a while....but I think it is time for some music.

Let's start with the always favorite Pixies

Pixies - Monkey Gone to heaven


Bananarama - Move in my direction


Stash - Raindrops


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September 07, 2009

A Year ago today

Began the best experience in my life.  My vacation to Israel.  A year ago at this time I was on a plane probably waiting in England for my carry over to Tel Aviv.   I can't believe it has been a year.

Every day I wish I was back there.  Every Single Day.  Soon I will be there.   Soon I will be able to start over.  And in the most special place in the entire world. 

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