Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas... I love that one

- The reason why terrorists attacked New York City was because JackBauer was in LA.

- You can lead a horse to water. Jack Bauer can make him drink.

- Jack Bauer let the dogs out.

- If Jack Bauer was in a room with Hitler, Stalin, and Nina Meyers, and he had a gun with 2 bullets, he'd shoot Nina twice.

- If you wake up in the morning, it's because Jack Bauer spared your life.

- Colin Farrell smokes a pack of cigarettes a day. Jack Bauer smokes apack of terrorists anytime he feels like it.

- Deaf people listen to Jack bauer.

- Upon hearing that he was played by Kiefer Sutherland, Jack Bauer killed Sutherland. Jack Bauer gets played by no man.

- Jack Bauer killed 93 people in just 4 days time. Wait, that is a realfact.

- Jack Bauer has been to Mars. Thats why theres no life on Mars.

- Jack Bauer cannot stick his elbow in his ear, but he can stick your elbow in your ear.

- Jack Bauer once forgot where he put his keys. He then spent the nexthalf-hour torturing himself until he gave up the location of the keys.

- 1.6 billion Chinese are angry with Jack Bauer. Sounds like a fair fight.

- Osama bin Laden's recent proposal for truce is a direct result of himfinding out that Jack Bauer is, in fact, still alive.

- Jack Bauer was never addicted to heroin. Heroin was addicted to JackBauer.

- Jack Bauer's favorite color is severe terror alert red. His secondfavorite color is violet, but just because it sounds like violent.

- Jack Bauer doesn't miss. If he didn't hit you it's because he was shooting at another terrorist twelve miles away.

- Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas.

- If Jack and MacGyver were locked in a room together, Jack would make abomb out of MacGyver and get out.- Jack Bauer got Hellen Keller to talk.

- The quickest way to a man's heart is through Jack Bauer's gun.

- Jack Bauer once told God he needed access, the event has since beenreferred to as "The Big Bang."

- Lets get one thing straight, the only reason you are conscious right now is because Jack Bauer does not feel like carrying you.

- When you open a can of whoop-ass, Jack Bauer jumps out.

- When life gave Jack Bauer lemons, he used them to kill terrorists.Jack Bauer frigging hates lemonade.

- Did you know there was a national disaster last night while you weresleeping? Of course you didn't, Jack Bauer was on duty.

- When the boogie man goes to sleep, he checks his closet for JackBauer.

- Jack Bauer played Russian Roulette with a fully loaded gun and won.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Random Rant from a Desperate Housewife

Some days I just feel like Cinderella with my evil husband, children, and mother nagging me from all ends. Just a random sampling from yesterday's requests.

From the mouth of the husband:
Cinderella, did you call the pediatrician?
Cinderella, What's for supper?
Cinderella, How's the pesach cleaning coming?

From the mouths of the kids:
Cinderella, get me dressed.
Cinderella, I'm thirsty.
Cinderella, can we have some friends over?
Cinderella, help me with my homework.

From the mouth of the mom:
Cinderella, when are you coming to visit?
Cinderella, did you speak to the doctor for me?
Cinderella, please bring back those things you took from the house.

Whah whah whah. Blogging... Take me away.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

24

OK, for anyone who watches 24 out there. 2 words. Audrey Raines!

Godol Hador vs Jrants

Had it been a contest to see where I would receive more traffic from, Godol Hador wins. After commenting on GH's site and having a new post refreshed on Jrants, I received more traffic referrals from GH. Very impressive Godol!

Monday, March 20, 2006

Laid Back To a Fault

I've been called many things in my life and I've certainly come to confrontational bouts many times. Usually I let it all slide. I'm extremely unconfrontational and would rather avoid fights. I guess it's due to the fact that I'm laid back.

The things that most people are sensitive towards, I really don't care much about so why bother fighting. Additionally, most people who are more head strong cannot be persuaded that easily to change their minds or thoughts, so why waste my energy on them? I've always felt an argument is only useful when it can impact change of some sort. I've always valued this laid back quality of mine and was kind of shocked when it got used in an argument against me. I wasn't really sure how being laid back could be thought of as a detriment when it's obvious how much easier my life is due to it. It got me thinking about the pros and cons of being laid back.

Being easy going lends itself to a relaxed way of life on most levels.

When my children have small ailments or problems that most mothers would be running to doctors with immediately, changing their schedules, and picking up kids early, I kind of let it slide for a day or two before taking it seriously which most of the time it's not.
When my house is messy and I'm too exhausted at night to clean, tomorrow is another day, it can always get done then.
While most mother's are anxious about homework and school, I don't really sweat it as long as my kids are not too far behind. I'd rather them take time out of school to spend with family than take school too seriously.
This can be taken a step further to tutors and therapists as well. Unless I believe there is real problem, my kids are not getting these just because all other kids are.
While others strive to keep up with the Jones, especially in the five towns, I don't really care much about what other people do. I'm totally confident with how I do things.
Politics, kind of useless unless you're going to devote yourself fully towards it and impact change. To just discuss and discuss without resolution is just useless.

Don't confuse all of these issues with neglectfulness. While my children aren't made crazy by school and other obligations of theirs, I do teach them the value of whatever it is that they are doing. They do their homework when they come home and review everything. If there was an issue that I noticed with my kids, I would certainly take them to therapists for evaluations or tutors if needed. Obviously if there is a real medical issue I do not ignore it by any stretch of the imagination. I take care of things but not at the expense of making myself or my family crazy with things. I'm not sure if I'm the opposite of OCD which would probably be total neglecting. I'm just completely moderate.

On the opposite end, there certainly are negatives.

While moderation is good on an emotional level, it lends itself to moderation at best or even under achieving on a practical level.
By thinking why make them crazy over school or extra curricular activities, chances are they won't be the best they can be at them as they won't push themselves.
I could be much more productive but in my head if I'm not going to do something fully, why do it at all.
It leads to indecisiveness. On a small level, when I go to a restaurant, I have no strong opinion about any individual item leaving me to toss back and forth between the choices. Decision making is very difficult for me.
I don't get the highs and lows that excite or destroy competitive people. This could be either positive or negative but on a negative note makes me a less passionate person.

All in all I would continue to be the laid back person that I am and try and keep the negatives at bay if I could. When I look at all the nervous, stressed out, and compulsive people out there, I deem myself lucky to have this trait. They have many struggles on a day to day level while I only really get hit or impacted by very serious issues.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Purim and a Bris

My son was born a year ago today according to the hebrew calendar. It is the 10th of Adar.

I was worried beforehand that his bris might end up on Purim. Not that he would be born on Purim but rather the bris would fall out on Purim. Imagine a Purim bris. The moel might be drunk and a child could come home with the wrong place cut. And who knows if it was really a moel. It could've just been a disguise. Thank g-d his bris fell out a little after Purim and everything went smoothly.

I want to wish Yochi a happy Birthday and everyone else a freilach Purim and a good shabbos.

Blogging Issue

Well, it's Friday. There's a lot to do yet I'm on my computer blogging.

Just curious if is it the powerful draw of blogging and reading or the avoidance of everything else I have to do? Not sure but either way this is stolen time. So I'm gonna be quick.

My husband thinks that my blogging has become a problem. Probably due to the already stated reason. I think it's very therapeutic and if he tried it, he might understand it better. So hub, this one's for you. Want to see you blog.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Tag

Tag. I'm it. I don't usually care for these but since Just Passing Through was my sole reader for a while, I'll do it for him.

Q: WHOS THE 4TH PERSON ON YOUR RECEIVED CALL LIST?
A: Shayna Millstone

Q: WHATS YOUR MAIN RINGTONE ON YOUR PHONE?
A: I forget what I have on there now and I'm too lazy to go check

Q: WHAT WERE YOU D0ING AT MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT?
A: Sleeping

Q: WHAT DID THE LAST TEXT MESSAGE ON YOUR CELL PHONE SAY
A: Don't know. I really don't text much.

Q: WHOSE BED DID YOU SLEEP IN LAST NIGHT?
A: Mine

Q: WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
A: White turtleneck.

Q: MOST RECENT MOVIE THAT YOU WATCHED?
A: Sweet Home Alabama. It was on television the other night. I'm a sucker for romantic comedies.

Q: NAME 3 THINGS THAT YOU HAVE ON YOU AT ALL TIMES?
A: My baby, keys, and cellphone.

Q: WHAT'S THE COLOR OF YOUR BEDSHEETS?
A: Don't laugh, pink.

Q: HOW MUCH CASH DO YOU HAVE ON YOU RIGHT NOW?
A: $82.00. I'm not counting the change.

Q: What is your favorite part of the chicken?
A: The wings, preferably barbecued.

Q: What's your favorite town/city?
A: I love Lakewood, NJ. I grew up there and most of my family is still there. It just always feels like home.

Q:I can't wait to (till)...?
A: My son starts walking. He's right on the verge.

Q: When was the last time you saw your mom?
A: Last Sunday

Q: When was the last time you saw your dad?
A: January 12, 3 days before he passed away.

Q: When was the last time you talked to them?
A: Spoke to my mom about and hour ago. Speak to my dad all the time in my head.

Q: What did you have for dinner LAST NIGHT?
A: Chicken soup, chicken, and sweet potato. Yes, it was leftover from shabbos.

Q: How long have you been at your current job?
A: I've been mommying for almost six years now.

Q: Look to your left. What's there?
A: A printer

Q: Who is the last person you spent over $50 on?
A: My family, food shopping, this morning.

Q: Whats the last piece of clothing you borrowed from someone?
A: I can't remember.

Q: What website(s) do you visit the most during the day?
A: Hotmail and yahoo.

Q: Do you have an air freshener in your car?
A: No

Q: Do you have plants in your room?
A: No.

Q: Does anything hurt on your body right now?
A: Yes, my back regularly hurts from carrying kids. One of the reasons I can't wait for my baby to start walking.

Q: What city was your last taxi cab ride in?
A: NYC

Q: Do you own a camera phone?
A: Yes

Q: What's your favorite Starbucks drink?
A: Cafe Vanilla Latte

Q: Recent time you were really upset?
A: Last night, don't want to get into it.

Q: Have you been in love with anyone?
A: Yes.

I now tag Still Wonderin.

A SuperWoman

She stood as the face of courage. She was steadfast in her determination to raise awareness and find a cure for paralysis for her late husband, Christopher Reeve. She was the face of the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center.

As a woman who never left her husband's side through his tremendous ordeal she shone as a ray of light and hope for so many. After her husband's passing, she swore to her teenage son that she would always be there for him.

Her spirit was seen again when she announced in August that she was diagnosed with lung cancer. She lost her battle yesterday. I am sorry for her father, sisters, stepchildren, and mostly for her son who she leaves behind. They should think of her for strength.