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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Shiur

I went to a shiur tonight given by Rabbi Twerski on spouse abuse in the home. It was the first time (I think) that I had to been to any shiur given Rabbi Twerski, and I have to say, it was very informative. He spoke about how there is not only physical abuse, but there is also emotional abuse as well as marital rape, going on inside Jewish communities. I had known that before, as a matter of fact, I knew a family that went through not only that, many other hardships as well. So it did not really surprise me, though I was shocked at one of the statistics he gave. He said that in Israel, more women die from domestic abuse, than from terrorist attacks. That is a shame. Supposedly, there is less domestic abuse in the Jewish community than there is among the goyim, but as Rabbi Twerski said, even one case, is one too many. I just wanted to share that with you all, and help spread the awareness.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Winter


I love winter in Florida. I'm not all that wild about it, up north (except for the snow, I wish it were possible for it to snow without the cold) But, while it doesn't snow here, the weather is starting to get nice and cool. When I went to school this morning I was so happy with how it felt outside. I LOVE WINTER!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A cute joke

I got this from a yahoo group, btw, no offense meant.
GCF: Are They Cheating?
Once upon a time long, long ago there was a season when neither the Packers nor the Vikings made the post season playoffs. It seemed so unusual that the management of both teams got together and decided that there should be some sort of competition between the two teams, because of their great rivalry. So, they decided on a week long ice fishing competition. The team that catches the most fish at the end of the week wins.So on a cold northern Wisconsin lake they began their contest.The first day after 8 hours of fishing the Vikings had caught 100 fish and the Packers had 0. At the end of the 2nd day the Vikings had caught 200 fish and the Packers 0.That evening the Packers coach got his team together and said, "I suspect some kind of cheating is taking place." So the next morning he dressed one of his players in purple and gold and sent him over to the Viking camp to act as a spy. At the end of the day he came back to report to the coach. The coach asked "Well, how about it, are they cheating?""They sure are!" the player reported, "They're cutting holes in the ice."

Monday, October 22, 2007

FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC

Congratulations to everyone who gets the reference on the subject of the post. So, today, I got my first anonymous (of course) "complaint" on my rant against Florida drivers, basically saying that I probably do the same things and that I'm a b*tch who just likes to complain. Wow, already a year on the blogs and only one little complaint? Fabricati Diem pvnc, let's see some originality, hmm?

Monday, October 15, 2007

Rant on Florida Drivers

Ok, I know that everyone has posted a rant on driving at one point or another, but right now, I've been dealing with bad Florida drivers all day, and so I'm in the mood to rant.
Ok, several things.
1. You have a turn signal, USE IT! Do not zig and zag out of lanes and expect people to always notice an get out of your way in time,people are not mind readers and that is what your turn signal is for!
2. Do not: a) talk on your phone,b) going 20 miles LESS than the speed limit,c) and stay in the left/middle lane. Get in the RIGHT lane, that is what it's there for! 5 miles under, I can understand, 20 miles? I don't think so!
3. When you're done with you turn signal in switching lanes, turn it OFF. It's very confusing/ distracting having someone either immedietly in front of me or to the side front, and thier turn signal is still going, BUT THEY'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING!

I swear, do people in Florida get thier driving licenses from a mail in form? These people can not DRIVE, and it is supremely frustrating. Also, if a person is going to slow or something else like that, you don't dare flash your lights at them or honk. They just might get out of their car and try to kill you. I'm not kidding. Driving in Florida = Not a safe experience.

Mittens at 11 weeks old

She has a tendency to get into trouble, and I'm afraid she is going to tear apart that plant. But she is cute, nonetheless. If you haven't guessed, I'm obsessed with her. :)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Snowbirds and Tourons

For those who do not know what Snowbirds are, I am NOT referring to a type of bird. No, I am reffering to those who come down from the cold, snowy north to sunny, warm south Florida (though they do go to central Florida too, but since I don't live there...) It's not the Snowbirds that usually bug me, it's the Tourons. You probably are wondering "What are Tourons?" My brother came up with the term and it's basically "Tourist Morons" Those who come down here, and act like everything is supposed to revolve around them. They cross in the middle of the road when the crosswalk is only twenty feet away, but NO, they can't walk that far, they'll just cross here, RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY CAR!!! So I have to worry about not hitting them, try to swerve and not hit the car next to me... And then, there are the driving Tourons. They're the ones driving 25 miles an hour in a 45 mile speed zone, because they want to slow down and take pictures. GRRRRR Usually use the term, even if the people concerned are not tourists, but the are sure acting it! Anyways, I think I'll stop the rant now.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A Funny Little Something


A friend of mine e-mailed this to me, thought everyone would enjoy.