Friday, October 23, 2009

Packing up my life

I started putting stuff to take in one place. I have some new shirts and tank tops and underwear that I'm bringing. I also put some summer clothes with those things.'s weird.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Holy cow

As I sit at my computer at 11:45- no, wait, 46- pm, I realized that there are a lot of aliyah blogs out there. The four ones I've discovered in the past 20 minutes include (note: there are more...I limited it to the most recent four):

This is in about 20 minutes, just from one blog. How many blogs do you think I could find if I actually looked?

Does the world really need another aliyah blog? Does anyone read this? (notice how I've asked the last question probably about 3 times. And I have yet to get a single response on my blog. Not that that's a hint or anything.)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Maccabi Electra TA vs. The NY Knicks

Knicks beat Maccabi by 15 points. Not so bad.
What was interesting was that probably 80% of the crowd there was for cheering New York.

I called one of my friends after the game and was telling him about it and said, "We lost." He says, "Who?" I said, "Maccabi."

We. That word strikes me. I am a New Yorker-- born, raised, and will be until the day I die. And a Bronxite-- Yankees, not Mets, because I am from the Bronx and the Yankees are the Bronx team. And yet, "we" was Maccabi, like I was Israeli. I'm not. I'm still a New Yorker but...I was rooting for Maccabi.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Item 532897504 that I will miss...

Flour that you don't have to sift. Sifting flour is annoying, especially whole wheat. And now that I think about it, rye flour. I bake a lot. Meh.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Vacuum Cleaners

I know that the way Israelis wash their floors is by sponja. I will get good at this; I have decided.

In the meantime, and for other reasons such as SpaceBags, I need a vacuum cleaner. Does anyone know where I can get one in Jerusalem, not crazy expensive (I don't need a Dyson, just one that works).

Friday, October 9, 2009

aliyah visa part II

Got it. My American passport now has a page that looks like an Israeli passport (I think. Either way, it's in Hebrew).

Ditto weird feeling.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

aliyah visa

The Jewish Agency just called-- my passport came back from the consulate and has my aliyah visa in it.

That weird excited-but-dreadful feeling...