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!

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Nice video!

Too bad I didn't have this much fun at camp!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The joy of bad service

Back in February, we decided that for a friend's birthday we would do something nice because her birthday falls out on the same day as her daughter's and she never really gets to celebrate. All the girls took her out to carvel and she was surprised. It was so nice for all of us to leave our kids behind (sleeping) with the hubbies even if it was just for an hour or so. We vowed that night that we would do this for everyone's birthday. The next friend also got to be surprised. After that it was expected and the element of surprise was somewhat lost but the evening remained fun. We've changed our venue to accomodate different needs at the time. We've been to tcby, coldstone and a local cafe. My friends had decided to take me to the local cafe. (which is going to remain nameless because of loshon horah)
My friend told me that she called to confirm the reservation three times that day because she had a bad experience with this place a different time. When we got there, not only were sheva brachos going on in half the store but the rest of the store was packed. When the waitress asked us how many we said "reservation for 7- Gropper?" You can tell she had a nervous look on her face. She went to the back and spoke with a couple of more waiters and waitresses and they were scrambling for ideas. She came back and said "I am so sorry. There was a mistake. Someone came in earlier and we thought it was you so we gave away your table. we will get you a table in a few minutes so please just wait outside." (yeah okay another party of 7 Gropper came in on the same day, sure lady whatever you say!)
We were going to just get dessert but most of us were hungry so we all started with soup. I had the pumpkin soup which was amazing and a few of my friends had the french onion. A friend called her husband to see if he wanted anything and she ordered another french onion soup to go. She was trying to explain to the waitress that the piece of bread with melted cheese that is placed in the soup, she would like on the side so it doesn't get soggy. Her explanation lasted atleast 20 minutes. I sat in awe as the waitress struggled to understand what the heck my friend was asking and another friend hid her head as she laughed hysterically. "You know the bread with the cheese on it that you put in the soup? can you place it on the side instead of inside the soup?"
Waitress- "You want bread with cheese on the side?"
friend- "yes."
Waitress- "let me ask if we are allowed to do that."
Friend- "You are going to put it in the soup anyway, just leave it on the side."
Waitress- "Where do you want your cheese?"
Another waitress came over and said "I'm sorry we cannot put the bread on the side."
10 minutes later a waiter came to the table with a bowl of french onion soup and my friend explained to him that she wanted it to go. "excuse me" I said, "do you mind just removing that piece of bread from inside the soup and wrapping it up for my friend? she's taking it home and doesn't want it to get soggy. Thanks so much!"
The waiter told us yes but he is going to get a whole new soup.
When we finished our soups and had chatted a bit we were wondering why no one asked us if we wanted to see the menu for dessert. So, I asked the waitress for a dessert menu. She came back and said "we have no crepes or cake left so I will just tell you what we have." No cake? Good thing we didn't just come in for dessert!
Her list was as follows: "strawberries with whipped cream, apple pie, or special ice cream."
My friend said "what is so special about it?"
well. it has 4 scoops, fruit and whipped cream. hmmmmm...
My friend asked if she can just have two scoops of ice cream. man where we being difficult?
my birthday candle came in a parfait glass of strawberries in whipped cream. It was nice.
When we got the bill it took us a minute to figure out why we were coming up short once everyone had paid their share. We finally realized that they charged us for an extra onion soup. "Oh!" I said. "They probably accidentally charged us for the one he brought out when it was supposed to be to go."
My friend went up to the register to rectify the situation. When she came back she was enraged. She said when she got there all she said was "I have a question about our bill..." and right away they handed her a new one and said "here's the correct one." They charged us on purpose! I said the tip should be the price of the soup but we ended up tipping standard.

It's too bad the service is terrible there because I love that place. This is the first time I experienced the service, I usually go much earlier, maybe that is why.

I tried to block out everything from the picture that will tell you what restaurant this is but a good detective could probably still guess:

Thursday, August 24, 2006

celebrity look alikes?

Thanks to Baleboostah for this cute idea. Do I really look like any of these? Funny how the one person I always got compared to in highschool isn't even on this!

what do you think?

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

what's your fortune?

Monday, August 21, 2006

This may be illegal

I am not sure of the official rules of a meme. I tend to make up rules as I go along anyway so therefore I have now officially tagged myself with the book meme. I enjoyed mcaryeh's so much that I just couldn't resist.

1. One book that changed your life?
This may sound a little corny but the Torah because a big life change was becoming more religious. Also, I'd say the journal I kept in poland because Poland was really the place that changed my life in that way.

2. One book you have read more than once?
I have read many books more than once. Sometimes if I want to read but have nothing new around I will read books I already own. But books I have read more than once by choice would have to be all of The Harry Potter books. Every time I read a new analysis of the plot I am compelled to read the book again just to see how the analysis fits. I also always re-read the book right before the movie comes out. Other books I have read over and over are Naomi Ragen's books- Jephte's Daughter, Sacrifice of Tamar, and Sotah. Also, Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson. He is my favorite author but this is the only book by him that is different from all the rest and makes me bawl every time.
3. One book you would want on a desert island?
Any far side book because I can read them over and over and still laugh out loud at the jokes.
4. One book that made you laugh?
"Bridget Jones' Diary" by Helen Fielding. Any of the Far side galleries. And Jay Lenos biography all made me laugh out loud. Also, any of Janet Evanovitch's books crack me up.
5. One book that made you cry?
Suzzane's diary for Nicholas by James Patterson, The last two Harry Potter books and now being that I am quite more emotional after having children, any book where a child is hurt or dies I cry a lot. Also there is a book, and I cannot remember the name. It is a true story and written from the point of view of a boy who is abused by his mother.
6. One book you wish had been written?
How to take off the baby weight without doing any work.

7. One book you wish had never been written?
Mein Kampf by Hitler

8. One book you are currently reading?
Tending Roses by Lisa Wingate

9. One book you've been meaning to read?
She's come undone by Wally Lamb
See the problem is, unless highly recommended, I usually read the same few authors because I know they are good. It is very hard for me to remember names and authors of other books but the books I stick with are James Patterson, Jonathan Kellerman, Faye Kellerman, Sandra Brown (for my light reading), Nora Roberts, Janet Evanovitch.
So I have been meaning to read a lot of books. Gotta broaden my horizons a bit.

10. Now tag 5 people:
Frum with questions, and Jewcess

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Good bye dear friend

This coming Tuesday I will sadly be saying good bye to a dear friend. I have known this friend since 1996. I have been through so much with this friend. I shared many meals, my first driving experiences, my pregnancy and many long trips and late nights with this friend. Tuesday will be a sad day indeed. I am not so good at goodbyes. Usually I just say "see you later.." so that I don't cry. I am not even quite sure where my good friend is going. All I know is that a new friend will be taking it's place. On Tuesday I will be trading my good friend 96 ford taurus in for a 2006 model. It will be a bittersweet day. Happy to get a new car. Sad to lose my old friend.
This is the car I learned how to drive in, this is the car I had my first car accident in, this is the car that took me everywhere and was loyal to me the whole way through. This is the car that took me to my destinations safetly throughout my pregnancy. This is the car that drove my daugther home from the hospital. This is the car I love. Goodbye my car, goodbye my old friend!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

sad but true

And look at the rest here and here and also here.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Motzei Tisha Baav meme

When Estee napped today I decided to lay down. All I could think about was the yummy cheesy saucy lasagne that I was going to give her for lunch. I imagined myself cutting into it and the beautiful layers oozing with cheesy saucy mixture. yum.
I decided I would for once start my own meme. Is that allowed? I never fully understood the meme....but here goes....

The food I thought about all day: lasagne and the cheerios Estee was munching on that I kept craving to snatch
The drink I thought about all day: Must have water!
What I broke my fast on (Since I didn't break my fast yet, I will add it later, but you must be descriptive..the more adjectives the better!) Ex- A light, airy, seedy, soft and hard in all the right places bagel, spread with luscious, thick, white, cream cheese....and a glass of cool, crisp, refreshing vitamin water.

okay? got it?

So I tag: Stacey, Jack, Ezzie, Pearl, and Chana
Boy am I hungry!!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Great Quote

In a recent interview, General Norman Schwarzkopf was asked if he thought
there was room for forgiveness toward Hezbollah
The General said, " I believe that forgiving Hezbollah is God's function.
The Israelis' job is to arrange the meeting."

Hat tip: my Dad