The Loop

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy 17th, Shev!

Mazal Tov!

Friday, December 28, 2007


Okay loopers. First of all I changed my blogger name to DSYZ67. I hope you dont care.This is whatI feel: In gemara, english, and math 100. In yahadut 85. In ivrit 80. And Momster, Chauncy Billups was 12 when dad did his tests


Entrance Exam

D went to take his entrance exam at the Yeshiva this morning in a t-shirt with a Billups jersey over it. Just like how Ar went to his, right?

:) We know you'll do great and get into the class of Mitkadmim that you want!! We (all the loopers) are very proud of you!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

ADS AGAIN!! update on my life?
first- sim and gol, sar and...shlo?, and david and shany- YOU GUYS ALL STILL NEED TO EMAIL ME ADS! the due date is jan. 1 but im ads head so if its a little later then that, its ok

other then is pretty good, i had my tomer devorah interview this week and it went pretty well. i think he thinks im mentally deficient but thats ok! im working on a project for Hamlet...
does anyone think that Ophelia and Laertes (brother and sister) had somethin goin on? thats what im trying to do a research paper on and its not going well, mostly because im completely grossed out every time i think about it. maybe ill do my paper on somethings else. ill think about it.
not much else is going on...rabbi katz thinks im on drugs for some reason adn every chance he gets he'll get a lil quip in there...he makes us all take off our nail polish before his class every day and when he asked me to do it i said i dont wear nail polish and he was like "why? because after your done sniffing it you're too high to put it on?"
oy, hes so mean to me. but he still pretty much rocks as a principal so thats good.
not much else is going on, im excited to go to florida with mom but sad im missing the ski trip- u guys, its gonna be hte most boring time EVER. jsut so you know. no blowing up hot tubs, no falling down mountains, no snowboarding...why are you even going??
hehe im kidding i hope you have an awesome time. k im tired so im gonna go to bed...


Cyber-Garage Sale

I want to start trying to sell some of the things we want to get rid of before The Move.
Does anyone know of a webpage where I can basically just post pictures, prices, and descriptions of things that I am selling?

It wouldn't be like Craig's List. More like a page that I can refer people to and it will always have the pics of whats for sale on it.

Also, any ideas of sites besides Craig's List and E-bay where I can sell things? Preferably local and no charge.

Let me know if you know of anything!


Monday, December 24, 2007


its elana kasle, she got hit by a car in florida and now shes in a coma...shes in critical condition please say tehillim guys itll only take a second out of ur day and she needs it so badly

yahoo, gmail, and hotmail are starting to get boring

I found a really easy way to get your e-mail on but I am not allowed to. It wont be, Itll be on a team but you get it at
On the top of the screen on in the grey, it says register- login. It doesnt matter hich you choose because youll get to a screen that has where you can choose if you are registered or not. If you aren't registered put the bullet like this I don't have an account, then fill out the required information. if you are under the age of 18 lie about your age and say that youwere born in 1968 or whatever. once youve finished filling it out and clicking submit, look on the left where it says Account on the second to last phrase it says Register for Free E-mail. Click that and youll get to your inbox.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Congratulations to all Lions fans...

Yes, the Lions have in fact managed to win. Again. Amazing.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Some more pictures

BY request from C.L. more pictures

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New Camera

We got our new camera today, sadly, it didn't have our Israel pictures on it :( Here are some new ones we took.

Monday, December 17, 2007

for the mathematically inclined

here is a question from a continuing education article i was reading so i can keep doctoring .
"if 1 parent has allergies their child is 40% more likely to have allergies , if BOTH parents have allergies their children are 75% more likely to have allergies. "
question : how much more likely is a child to have allergies if BOTH parents do as well?
a. 3 times
b. 8 times
c. 10 times
d.15 times

Anyone have Justin's Israel cellular number?

Sunday, December 16, 2007

I didn't push Yaakov in the snow today..But I did give him a wedgie!!!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

hey ya'll
im in detroit. im feeling a lot better and b"h everything is finally ok...
have a great shabbos

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Finish this quote....No fair googling

(Hint: It's a song)

"Children behave....."

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I can do it to

See 2R I can also "do" a "Rubik's cube",
But mine is finished

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Chanukah Tournament

Today was the second and final day of the Hanukkah tournament. we were playing in the round before the championship.
GAME 1 we lost 5-1 mostly on errors. I pitched all 5 innings and got our only 2 hits.
Game 2 we won 15-11 against the other modiin team.
BATTING I went 4-4 with 2 singles, a double and a homer.
Pitching I pitched the last inning, walking 1 and striking out 2
Pitching 6 IP, 8 hits, 16 strikeouts, 3 walks
batting 6-7 with a homer .857 batting average, 7 RBI
Stealing 7 stolen bases including home twice
Fielding I caught a line drive that would have knocked me out cold at the mound
PITCHING 9 IP, 8 hits, 24 strikeouts, 2 GS, 4 walks, 0.66 runs per inning
STEALING 10 bases including home 3 times
BATTING 7 RBI, 10-12, 833 BATTING AVERAGE,4 SINGLES,5 doubles, and a homer

Monday, December 10, 2007

just gross

last night(sunday) after our CHANUKAH PARTY all the children were happily tucked in bed and sleeping there little sweet sleeps. when suddenly, MOMMY, DADDY I THREW UP! (all over myself and my bed and my blanket and pillow and sheets). so after that was taken care of put in the shower to wash off we hear cough cough breeeeeeeeeecccccccchhhhhhhhh! from a different bedroom. yup it was tandem style barf night at the zacks house. i dont know what they got but i know they got it about 3 minutes apart and it was quick and mean! well, ahron decided to wake up from all the noiseso after the girls went back to sleep he staed up for another 30 minutes. (why is the Madeline movie on at 1am?) well oldest and third stayed home today third goes back to school and oldest had fever today so she gets another day off.
happy chanukah

Look Ma No Hands!

I finished it all by myself!
...and yes, I'm very proud of me!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Can't Stop...

Does anyone remember that game? I saw it with David and he had no clue what I was talking about... so i told him he was too young and called Sim who said yeah I remember that game and then described another... Somebody? Anybody!?

Which way to turn ?

Thursday I had a minor morale decision. - The story is that on Tuesday I came across an elderly very poor black lady who - without her glasses, was functionally blind and she had broken her glasses months ago. I took her old glass lenses and said it would take about 10 days and I could find a frame and it would only cost a little to fix them. It turns out the the next day Yaakov found a frame and fixed them- So now- I have the glasses 8 days earlier than promised- It is 4 pm and I am done with my work. I can either turn towards home and make it to mincha with a minyon or turn towards Detroit and deliver the glasses and miss davening with a minyon. I could daven- Just not with a minyon. Do I turn towards home or Detroit. Does doing a chesed for a goy over ride davening with a minyon?. I decided to deliver the glasses. So far 3 people have said that halachicly I was wrong. My argument to myself as I was deciding which way to turn was that we are commanded to walk in the ways of Hashem and he does chesed for goyim. What do you think . Should I have gone to detroit or to a minyon. Im not looking for emotional answers- only halacha
Signed- confused in golus

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Poor Sammy

Ever since Sammy smacked his head on the streets of Meah Sha'arim, things haven't gotten any easier.

Since we got home he has had a cold, double ear infection and the stomach flu. Then the kicker, the other day Nat noticed a huge growth in his butt. she took him to teh Doctor yesterday and they said we ad to go the E.R. to have it drained and cut off.

So we headed to Beaumont at around 6:00 in the evening. After a while the docs took a look, and decided that the surgeon should take a look because he wasn't sure how the thing ( a perianal abscess) was. The surgeon took a peek and they decided that the regular doc could cut it out.

Then there was a long break from people talking to us. I think it was the first day for all these doctors. lots of confusion apparently on what they were going to do with Sammys butt. Then the doc came and told us that everyone wanted to do something different, and then they gave him a shot but t was unmarked, so he tossed it, and they had to draw a new one.

Finally, they got everyone on the same page, gave him a disassociation shot, so he was awake, but in his own world. The pharmacist told us he was "trippin" and they drained his butt.

We got home around 11:00 and now I think everything is OK, they told us to keep it dry, perhaps they are under the impression that he toilet trained. Hopefully the next few weeks will be better for the little guy.


hey guys i dont know all of ur email addresses so im gonna just hope u check this a lot
our yearbook ads are due 2 weeks from yesterday...i have ads from yaak and veev but none from anyone them to me!! thanks! im going to ny tonight for chanukah and im pretty excited :) right now im stranded at home because it was a late start in school due to an inch of snow and forecast for more...
no one wants to pick me up :( oh well
nothing else is really going on, i sent in my seminary application and im waiting to hear gonna start college applications in a couple weeks i think...and everything is going pretty well!
love ya and happy chanukah

Chanukah Tournament

Our Chanukah tournament is underway and we started it today. The days are doubleheaders. We won the first game 4-2 and the second 10-0. I pitched the first 3 innings of game 1 and caught the rest.
Pitching: I struck out 8 got one to ground out to me, and walked one in 3 innings
Batting: I went 4 for 5 . I struck out once , got two 2 run doubles ,one leadoff double , and an RBI single. I also scored and stole 5 bases
Catching: No passed balls and 3 plays at the plate and I got them all. No one tried to steal offa me. Modiin is 8-0

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Check out day one.....


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

props to shu for the slogan

Israel Family Chanukah Party Clarification

Hello. It was been incorrectly reported around Zacks land that Aviva and I vetoed the Israel family Chanukah party. This is not correct. We did not veto any party. Nor did we try to stop anyone from making a party on their own.

Happy Chanukah to all.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Kids Singing at Wedding

Here is the video of the kids from the wedding.

Video from Nahariya

Hi everyone. Here is the video that I took when we went to Nahariya. Enjoy

For those who are concerned, this is a private video on google, and people can only get there with the link provided here.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Happy Birthday Aura!

Dear Aura,
Mazal Tov on reaching your first birthday (כ"א כסלו). This, despite your parents best efforts to the contrary (dropping you down the steps, etc.).
Have a great year!