Some thoughts

As of now its in the middle of a identity crisis, I am not sure which way its headed.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Shmugarinski

Well its been a hectic little while, so many things going on, with not much time to write.

Two weeks ago I started learning most of the day with a chvrusa, so that eats up most of my time. Other then that my brother is getting married on Monday in the Midwest, so I have been helping him a bit.

One of my good friends schlepped me with him to a ski shop 20 min from my house, where he had found a nice pair of boots. While I had intended to just buy a pair of boots, I wound up buying a pair of K2 omni 4.5 skis as well, which will hopefully make the skiing a bit more exiting. We also plan on buying season passes this year, so all we are missing now is the snow.

When I showed up to vote two weeks ago, I was unceremoniously told that I am not on the voters log, so either its voter fraud or its just NYC.

My good friend
who I posted about a few months ago, got engaged, his party was the other night, we drank, sang and schmoozed until early morning. Its a shame that we are losing a good ski buddy to some girl he found...

Anyway enough nonsense for now, when I find something intelligent to post, I will.



Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Voting day


Well its the democratic primary voting day here in NYC, and I have no idea who to vote for.

When in doubt I usually look at Dave Barry or Andy Runny for guidance, when I cant find any inspirational voting commentary from them, I look at the list that our community PAC sends out, and vote the opposite.

Honestly nobody really has much of a chance of beating Bloomberg in the general election for mayor, and I don't plan on going to jail anytime soon, so I don't really care who the DA is. And as for surrogate judge, I will probably just vote for the guy with the most Jewish sounding last name. Not that I am racist of anything but I don't like the name Latisha.

Things that should be on the ballot:

That they start building at Ground Zero tomorrow.

That the Street Cleaners only disrupt our parking once a week.

That the Dolan brothers should be bought out of running the Knicks and Rangers.

They should build a high speed train from Atlantic Ave. to Hunter Mtn complete with a bar and ski racks.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Never Forget


Four years on, its time to rebuild. Enough bickering, just build.

How Ironic is it that on the same day when the United States showed that we don't bow to terrorist the Israeli army lowered their flag in Azza.

"You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?" - Robert Louis Stevenson

Saturday, September 10, 2005

potheads


Its not often that I find a blog worth mentioning for a good laugh. This one is just so wacky I figured I would share it.

Now I know that there are some people out there all for legalizing pot, and it has its merits, but this is just funny.

http://newsoftheweed.blogspot.com/

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Currently unemployed

Well, sort of anyway.

I am still not so sure why I started this heap of letters all run thru spell check to make words thing called a blog. One of the reasons was to write about work. Well the work that I started is now done. 9 Weeks after we began the bulk of the work, here I sit, the desks of my two employess empty looking around for things to do.

We worked well together, and we got the job done ontime. In the 19 years of this project it has never been done so early. I am bored and I am proud.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Just bored

Its funny how secrets stay secret even though lots of people know about them, you can laugh about it, with the right people even talk about it, and plan for it, yet its remains a secret.

Sitting with a few friends last night schmoozing about this, we realized that life is creeping up on us, most of us are done with smicha, some are already married, others are well on their way, and then there are the few of us still in denial, thinking that we can just learn and ski away the year with almost everything remaining the same.

But deep down we know that its catching up, if its not me its someone I would drink with, if not him then the one I skied with, most of my Israel crew are married already, and doubts start creeping in, maybe... possibly... should I... yet I keep on telling myself that I will remain strong and not give in, one more year wont hurt. When it gets hard to find someone get a bit to eat with, without him having to ask his wife I will start looking, until then I think I'le just learn, ski and hopefully make some money.


Thursday, September 01, 2005

The last few days

Everyone has their events in their lives where they will always remember if not where they were while it happened, but what happened.

What happened this past week with Katrina I sadly missed, first I was swamped with work, then on Monday morning I got a plane to CA for a wedding, I landed made a brief stop to visit some family friends for a hour, then I was off to a wedding where I got so smashed that we had to stop the car three times on the way to my hotel to puke. I got on the plane drunk, after just 4 hours of sleep, got home and went back to work.

Only last night when I made it to drudge did I see what had happened to New Orleans.

Most of us live in the elusion that this world is a civil and normal place, that unlike the people who lived back in stone ages, we don't have plagues, the famous flood that we read about that destroyed Atlantis, why today such a things don't occur.

Then we look at the news, Thousands Dead in New Orleans, City Lost, 900 Die in Stampede in Iraq, and if you look a bit deeper you see that in Africa we still have plagues. So after all its not the same sophisticated world we would like to see ourselves in.

Are all these events possibly telling us that we need to wake up and start realizing that we cant be content with this galus world. We need to start realizing that there is still work to be done, mitzvahs to do, people to help, and that we are still stuck in galus.