Standing here screaming

Sometimes people annoy me. Other times I am stuck in a really funny situation. All in all, I just got to share it!

Friday, June 30, 2006

I am angry

It is the only emotion to truly describe what I am feeling. We are not dealing with human beings. We are dealing with animals. Animals don't know how to compramise. If an animal sees something it wants in front of them, they will just take it and want more. You can't say to an animal, here take this yummy hay just let me eat the carrots...
We cannot keep giving away land to murderers, kidnappers, and animals. It is serving absolutely no purpose whatsoever. Haven't we learned our lesson? Did oslo work? NO! so, why keep trying? Let me propose an idea...To fix the border control problem with Mexico...why don't we just give them back California or New Mexico (eventhough we fought to get it) just to fix the problem? Do you think that would go over well? I don't! Why should Israel keep doing it. Why does everyone in this world still think it is an effective solution? Okay I feel a little better. But I'm not better enough. Our people are still being murdered and kidnapped. Poor Gilad Shalit is still missing and suffering G-d knows what kind of torture. It is so hard to have hope that he will return safetly to his family....but hashem works in mysterious ways. I got the following email...please pray for him!!

א נ א קראו פרק קצר זה (אם אפשר ברגע זה,כי מניסיון - כשדוחים)

לשחרורו של החטוף - גלעד שליט

שיר למעלות , אשא עיני אל ההרים , מאין יבוא עזרי
עזרי מעם ה ' עושה שמים וארץ , אל ייתן למוט רגלך
אל ינום שומרך . הנה לא ינום ולא ישן שומר ישראל
ה ' שומרך, ה' צילך על יד ימינך .
יומם השמש לא יככה וירח בלילה
ה ' ישמרך מכל רע, ישמור את נפשך
ה' ישמור צאתך ובואך מעתה ועד עולם
( מזמור קכ"א בתהילים )
אנא ! אל תהיה זה שמפסיק את השרשרת
הנפלאה הזו . אלא תעביר/י לכל מכרייך , תודה .
שתזכו לרפואה טובה ושלמה עד 120
אתם ומשפחתכם וכל עם ישראל !!
בשורות טובות
ו ת ו ד ה ר ב ה !

Thursday, June 22, 2006

I'm Ernie who are you?

Thanks to Ayelet for pointing out this site once again. Being that I've been listening to sesame street day and night I had to take this quiz....who are you?


You Are Ernie

Playful and childlike, you are everyone's favorite friend - even if your goofy antics get annoying at times.

You are usually feeling: Amused - you are very easily entertained

You are famous for: Always making people smile. From your silly songs to your wild pranks, you keep things fun.

How you life your life: With ease. Life is only difficult when your friends won't play with you!

I'm Ernie who are you?

Thanks to Ayelet for pointing out this site once again. Being that I've been listening to sesame street day and night I had to take this quiz....who are you?


You Are Ernie

Playful and childlike, you are everyone's favorite friend - even if your goofy antics get annoying at times.

You are usually feeling: Amused - you are very easily entertained

You are famous for: Always making people smile. From your silly songs to your wild pranks, you keep things fun.

How you life your life: With ease. Life is only difficult when your friends won't play with you!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

And, you're a teacher?


Why is it that just because I am a teacher I always have to do and say smart things? Why is it that I can never make an intellectual mistake. Today someone was trying to fit a toy basketball hoop through a doorway bottom side first. The bottom side was much wider than the top and could not fit through the door way. As I walked by I kindly suggested "why don't you put the other side in first?" He clearly pointed out that the bottom part would still have to get in later and wouldn't fit then either. As I was walking away he said "and, you're a teacher..." So? I'm not allowed to have a ditsy moment? Can a speech therapist have a freudian slip or mess up your words accidentally (like affle tappy)? Can a doctor not get a fever? For goodness sakes!!! A couple of weeks ago I was doing an art project with my students that required bandaids. There were not enough bandaids in the school so I ran to the quickie mart on the corner to buy some before the kids came in for the day. They only had the mini packs with 8 each. I told the woman I need enough for 24 kids. I asked the guy next to me "that's 4 packs right? 4x8= 24 right?" he said "I don't know you're the teacher...." Turns out it was 32, but hey do I have to remember ALL my times tables at 8:30 in the morning? It was a simple mistake!! :)

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

negiah, etiquette, and a barrel of laughs


Before I get to the story portion of my post, I would just like to tell you how this past Sunday went for me. Beginning at 7:45 AM I was to be in Melville NY to take one of my 4 teacher/special educator exams. (I already passed the first one being 8 months pregnant with a broken air conditioner in the room so I can do anything!) I was registered for two tests. I finished the first one at 10:30 and the second one started at 1. I drove around Melville looking for caffeine and things to kill time. It just so happened that Aaron and I were invited to a wedding that same evening and luckily it was 5 minutes away so after I finished my second test, I went out to the car to get my stuff and I changed in the bathroom. I probably looked so funny to the examiners with my bandana and jean skirt going in and my sheital and ball gown skirt coming out. They were probably wondering how a woman can possibly do her hair so fast....haha, my little secret!!

So, the wedding....

upscale weddings are so fun...because I am so not upscale and I am taken aback by any upscale gesture thrown my way. For example, when it was time to leave the wedding, we went out to get the car. I realized that we would probably get stuck in traffic and I would regret the decision to hold in my pee until arriving home so I ran in to use the bathroom while Aaron waited for the car. As I was walking back to the car, the woman in charge of the valet walked over and opened the passenger door. I must've looked bewildered because in my head I was wondering what she had to say to Aaron that required her opening the door. When I realized what was going on, I must've had a look of recognition on my face because she joked that I must not get the door opened for me enough!
When it was time to go into the main dining room for dinner, (yes I know I am going backwards but it is kinda like one of those really intense movies that are really confusing...like what's that one where the guy has no short term memory and it keeps going back a little so we understand what happened before and how he got there?) a waiter rang a very pleasant bell- kinda like the ones in the theatre indicating that intermission is now over. When we walked into the dining room, the waiters were standing side by side in two rows and one of them asked me "what table?" I answered "20" figuring he would just point me in the right direction. When he began to move his hand that is what I thought he was doing until he put his hand on his hip and pointed the hook of his arm in my direction. I looked at him, I looked at my husband...what the heck was I to do? Aaron didn't say anything so I figured why not and took the guys arm. We were both laughing all the way to the table. The funniest part about it isn't that I felt so uncomfortable but that in this very upscale tradition, the men are left behind to follow their wives/girlfriends/dates and their escort. How strange is that??
No matter how inappropriate it may be, I love non-religious weddings because I get to dance with my husband. How inappropriate can it possibly be? he IS my husband!!!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

I'm serious

I am in no way trying to make fun or make a joke here, this is a serious question. I was just having a conversation with someone about my serious allergy to dogs (I get bad asthma, stuffy nose and just itchy all over, it's terrible!)
and it sparked the following questiong:
What accomodations can be made for a blind person who has serious dog allergies like myself? Seeing eye dogs happen to shed a lot!! any ideas?

Monday, June 05, 2006

Not really listening

I feel like such a terrible person for actually admitting this but hey, hopefully this person doesn't read my blog. Honestly though, I bet every single one of you feels this way and I am actually just admitting it!
There is a woman I work with who I happen to really like. I enjoy her company, we joke around with eachother, etc. But, she talks a lot. Usually I don't mind but she's always telling me stories about people I don't know and she always uses the names of the people as if I know them. Her stories are full of tremendous details that are insignificant and make the stories rather boring. One story went on for 5 minutes and it was about people in her family falling asleep while watching a movie or something like that, I'm not really sure. The reason I'm not too sure is because now, whenever she starts telling me a story my brain automatically shuts down and I immediately tune her out. I feel horrible about this. Like I said, I really do like her. It's not my fault really. I'm not doing it on purpose. It's an involuntary biological thing going on in my brain, right? Well, today I had a bit of a problem. I may have to start working extra hard to listen to her stories because two things happened that may have caused her to catch on to my little "problem."
#1 she was telling me a story about something and I responded stupidly with "wow, that's really great" (with amazing enthusiasm) She kind of looked at me funny. It turns out what she was saying wasn't really great at all so I had to make an excuse that my mind isn't working properly today, sorry!
#2 She was telling me another story about something else and halfway through said "did I tell you the story about Janice?" (definitely not the real name and don't even ask me what the real name was because I wasn't listening!!!) I answered no because I don't remember hearing a story about her, I just hope that was right. She re-told the story and this time I listened!!! Go me!
What the heck am I supposed to do?