The Loop

Saturday, June 30, 2007

My Birthday Cake :)

I had a small party for my birthday tonight. Shlomo made me a chocolate mint cake :) it was excellent!! I don't remember the last birthday cake I had...

Friday, June 29, 2007


The past few weeks Jonah has been making pishes, or urines, on the potty, and staying dry all night. But when it came to poops he woudl ask fro a diaper. Today, he went on the potty. WE ARE ALL VERY PROUD OF HIM!!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Dinner was good

Not so much the food, more the company....

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


as i was sitting in my house this evening trying to do some computer work (my computer is all better b'h) i heard many fireworks going off. all i could think about was, this is what Maalot is like in the summertime. luckily we only had to put up with it for a half hour.
enjoy dinner!

Down the toilet it goes

Sorry, this post has nothing to do with fecal matter, urine or any potty training story.

A few weeks ago it was ocean week for Jonah at Gan, at the end of the week he was given two fish to take home, to care for and cherish for the rest of their lives. The fish must have been doing well for themselves because in the week they were living in casa de la bathroom, they had upgraded their living conditions twice. They started in a small simple Studio apartment with no furniture or decorations. They quickly moved into a larger circular bowl, with a nice bed of rocks. They enjoyed that home for a day or so, when they decided to upgrade yet again. This time to a taller larger home, with filter, and a skylight in a nicer neighborhood - Jonah's room.

They seemed happy, got one meal a day handed down to them from heaven, similar to the man. And this morning tragedy struck. The orange fish dropped dead. The black fish was so distraught, he didn't know what to do so he started eating his buddy. That's when Nat saw him , and had me flush him to Hashem, as we told Jonah.

The black fish has been pretty depressed, realizing how close he came to eating fish, which he acknowledged is gross. So he is just staring at the walls of palace, wondering if he will ever find a fried again.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Hoopla thurs night!!!!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Eye Travel

Eye Travel click here to go to the Eye Travel web site and learn more.

In 1994, Dr. Zacks saw his first in-home patient. The patient, who had come to his Howell-based office for 17 years, had recently suffered a stroke, and was no longer able to leave the house.

Recognizing the needs of in-home patients, Dr. Zacks began seeing patients in their home with increasing frequency. By the end of 1995, Dr. Zacks sold his Howell practice, and began Eye Travel, Michigan's only dedicated home eye care practice.

Since 1995, Dr. Zacks and his growing staff has cared for over 10,000 home-bound residents, providing a level of eye care that was previously unavailable.

His patients include anyone who is unable to leave the home, be it because of age, weather, illness or any other reason.

For more info on Eye Travel, scheduling an appointment, referring patients and/or the coverage area of Eye Travel please click here.

uh oh

my hard drive crashed! that means i had to spend 1 week talking to compaq trying to get some crazy Indian to understand that my computer is still under warranty and that i bought it in july and not in March. after i unsuccessfully tried that, i had office depot call them and tell them the same thing which then worked. so i called finally on friday and got to speak to a non-indian named darwin , the indians had names such as gracie, mark, and tom. gracie had never heard of office depot at which point i told her that it was a big store in AMERICA. and maybe i can talk to a supervisor at which point she told me that due to heavy call volumes i would not be able to . i asked her if in her entire indian com[pany there wasnt anybody above her to tlk to and she repeated that due to heavy call volumes there was no one available. back to my story on friday, darwin got confused when he told me that my hard drive was failing and i needed a new one which was under warranty and he can get it to me in just under 3 weeks. because its on backorder. i told that was unacceptable and i needed it sooner and im sure there are 3rd party places where they can get me my new hard drive. he put me on hold for 5 minutes and then said he can get me one for 235 dollars i told him, that since its under warrantythere would be no charge, and he said now you are confusing me, so i requested a supervisor who was promptly put on the phone 10 minutes later. he couldnt (wouldnt ) help me so i asked for HIS supervisor. she said theres nothing they can do to make the hard drive come faster but she will personally look after the order to make sure i get it as soon as possible. i talked with her about customer service and how to actually help a customer but she didnt seem interested in what i had to say,
so to sum it all up, DONT BUY HP COMPAQ COMPUTERS, and the office depot guy told me TOSHIBA is a lot worse than HP.

So Proud...

On the second page there is a picture of you-know-who in a catcher's uniform. And a quote by his daddy on page 3 in the second paragraph... paraphrased of course...

Friday, June 22, 2007

happy anniversary


i wrote it in 2 languages so you get used to reading things twice

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Ok, I'm ready to give out details. So, what do you want to know?

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Without Details

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Sarra Random Poll. Bowling won out, so 3 points to all who voted that way :) I'm doing great and think that's enough to keep everyone in the loop :)


Sunday, June 17, 2007

Todays numbers are 50 and 9 and 24 for father's day

50 laps in the pool in the am

9 miles of bike riding around kennsington with uncle Harry and Shev

24 hours of sleep to recover.

Had a great day. Thanks to all for your good wishes


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Goings on

Here is what has been happening with us

- We spent a great week in Seattle, for Brother in law Adrians Law school graduation. The restaraunt situation wasn't great, we had vegetarian chinese food and bagels many times. Luckily we did have a couple of BBQ's.

- Sammy sleeps all the time.

- Jonah is just starting potty training, he's wore underwear (haha I made you read underwear) today for the first time, and only had a few accidents. (Sorry no poop pictures, yak)

- Tomorrow is my first full day working for the family business, I'll be handling the marketing aspect of being an Eye Doctor.

- Today we met with an Aliyah Shliach, it was interesting, we are still in the early stages of trying to figure this out. I guess our next step is a pilot trip, to see if we really want to make the move. Not sure when that will be, I'm guessing whenever the cheapest time to fly to Israel will help determine our timeframe.

Thats all for now

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


F's birds did it again! They have three eggs that the mommy is currently sitting on. F gives them bird food every couple of days and he also gives them sunflower seeds as a "treat." Today he came over to me and told me he's not giving them any more sunflower seeds until either the birds hatch or the gestation period has passed.

He says the "treat" distracts the mom too much and she keeps getting up off her eggs, and he's worried they won't hatch.


im a senior!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is last year of high school...
its gonna be AWESOME!

Thursday, June 07, 2007 can be proud...

I received an e-mail special from jajah for israel independance day that if i bought $20, they'd give me 300 free minutes to be used by the end of June. I used up the $20 and they said i need to buy more talk time. I sent them an e-mail saying what the heck, and they asked for the e-mail, i sent it to them and they said they'd credit my account $12 (300 minutes if i use my landline) i said, no no i generally use my cell phone and that would only be 131 minutes... anyway, i'm waiting to here back from them :)

this may be why ya'll haven't heard from me in a while....

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Whew- I finally figured out how to get on to the LOOP


80,000 NIS
100,ooo zlatys

That is the approximate cost of the proposed Succot trip which unfortunately is too big a price tag and therefore I regret to inform the olom that the trip is being post-poned until my LOTTO number wins.

on a brighter note- Chana weingarden nee Gutman just had a baby boy. Mazel Tov to the mispahacha

I shall continue to let my imagination run free and try and figure out another Israeli trip.

Mazel Tov

Moshe is engaged to Tifarah Cohen!!

(Raise your hand if you're just finding out about this...)

To view the Kallah and some others you might recognize, click here...

Monday, June 04, 2007

someone help dad

he is currently not able to get onto the loop to add a post

Sunday, June 03, 2007

The Israel trip

Dad wants us all to get together in a chat room and discuss what we want to do when we are in Israel, where we want to be for first and last days and fun things like that. Any ideas when we can do this.

Friday, June 01, 2007


It's official...I drove to Pittsburgh this morning and resigned from the Vice Presidency of my company. It was an emotional day, but I made the right choice, I resigned just before they terminated my position. So now I have a week of unemployment- which we will spend in Seattle- and then I will join the Family Business and work from Eye Travel