Friday, January 30, 2009

Exxon Mobil posts record $45.2 billion profit

Why, oh why did I not work for this Company?

Here is what I'm thinking:

NOPE, Neither do I ;-)

Have a great weekend!

Monday, January 19, 2009

New Year's Day

After our very exciting, fun filled fire works watching night we went skiing! Wooohooo

A bit of background information about skiing. My hubby grew up pretty much on ski's. I on the other hand grew up in the pool. No skiing unless it was cross country.

So last year during the winter time I decided I would like to learn how to downhill. The good news is that I am still excited about it. As for last year, we went twice and I was on the bunny hill.

This year started out right. We went to visit my parents and we went skiing with them for the second year in a row...I think it might become tradition. Then we went again a week later for New Year's day. What a great decision that was. It turned out to be a beautiful day and we/I got a lot of skiing in and working on my skills. I'm happy to report I am now on the green/blue hill and will be practicing my skills on these until I'm brave enough for the BLACK hill....ahhhhh.
Even though my husband would love to go to Utah for a few days and ski I have convinced him that I'm not quite at that level.

I still like it and would love to get really good, or at least somewhat good.

Here's a picture of us waiting for the lift to take us down the blue/green hill.
Yes, I know my hubby suffered with me a little bit by doing the easy hill, but I still think we had fun over all!

P.S: Check out my cool ski's....they are yellow underneath so they glow on the snow when I ski!
My hubby spares no expense when it comes to equipment! :-)

New Year's

Some of you have been waiting very patiently for what we were up to for the New Calendar Year eve. I'm sorry that it's taken so long but here it is:

We went downtown to watch the fireworks!

It was quite exciting mostly because of all the other people that were so excited. Everyone was dressed to the nines. People were laughing and telling jokes and in an all around good mood.

The trip there was fun in watching what goes on around us. Once we got to the center we walked all the way through to where the fire works will be. On the way there we saw people (half naked, not joking) dancing and trying to warm up without going inside. There was plenty of music and drinking and all around festive mood. It was also packed with people...and yet we were the only visible (frum) Jews....I wonder why? :-)

Anyhow, we went inside for a bit to warm up, even though we were dressed warmly our faces and fingers got really cold :-(.

On the inside there was a huge gala event. Tickets were rumored to start at $250/person. We just stood in the doorway and watched the parade of people dressed as though they were going to the Oscars go by us. Interesting.

Then I got tired of just judging these people and made us go back outside to get good standing location for fireworks. It was a good idea, because we were right in the front!

I know fireworks and camera doesn't really work but here are some pictures, enjoy :-)

Here is just of one of us before it got swamped, its like the calm before the storm:

Friday, January 16, 2009

Its my Half Birthday, Yay

I'm sorry for the lack of blogging.

It has been quite exciting here...with monitoring daily events in Israel and trying to look for a job it has been quite busy.

Today January 16 is my half Yay, Happy half birthday to me! Also, on the same note, I still have one birthday balloon remaining from my real birthday 6 months yay for singing big floating balloons!

I started spreading my half birthday cheer a few years ago just because I thought it was funny...why I'm continuing I'm not sure.

As promised I will update on what we did over the winter holidays I know its about two weeks late but I'm really looking for a job here...that takes time.

Monday, January 5, 2009


It is so very ironic that even when the president of the United States of America comes out in support of Israel, the rest of the article is in support of Hamas and Gaza.

I read the following article on the site. What enraged me was the blatant single sided reporting of the article. Truly with the beginning of the article starting out:

"President George W. Bush said Monday he understands "Israel's desire to protect itself," offering his first public comments about the U.S. Ally's massive ground invasion into Gaza."

You would think the rest of the article was to support the fact that Israel has the right and desire to protect her self.

Yet, the rest of the article was about how Gaza is the underdog, how many casualties there have been in Gaza, etc.

Where is the report on the casualties in Israel? Where is the report that bombs are dropping on day care centers, schools and homes of civilians? Where are those reports?

Just another proof that it doesn't matter what we as Jews do. It does not matter that Israel is protecting her self. It does not matter that they are slinging bombs at us. It does not matter how many of our people die. What matters, is being politically correct, and kissing the rear ends of politicians and known Terrorists, known as Hamas.

United States was invaded on September 11 2001. The country went to war with Iraq, killed leaders of the rebellion and brought down Saddam Husein. Currently the United States of America is still in Iraq, and Afghanistan, with no clear idea of when they will leave.

Israel is attacked on a daily basis for the last 8 years.

Think about that.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Calendar year

As we usher in the new year, I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. May this year see the coming of mashiach and the end to all arab created wars without a victory. May this year be victorious, fruitful and filled with peace.

For everyone out there who does not celebrate this pagan holiday but does however celebrate the onset of a new calendar year I will be posting what we did 12.31.08 shortly. For everyone else, I'll be posting what we did on 01.01.09

Take care of yourselves, and each other.
Happy New Year