Sunday, December 25, 2005

Butt Rash

So as promised, heres my story of my ER visit. People might ask me, aren't you embarrassed to tell this story, and I say no, hell, its not like anyone actually reads my blog. So my eye doctor brother thinks he is a real doctor. In California optometrists have earned themselves the right to write prescriptions for things other than eye drops. Everywhere else in the world they still are unable. For good reason. Last week I developed an eye infection. I told me dad about it (hes also an eye doc) and he said talk to Alan, he knows more about medicines than I. Reason being, up until a few years ago they weren't able to give meds. Now that they can my brother tries to write prescriptions for things with obviously nothing to do with the eye. Like cough syrup with codeine. A Level 1 narcotic. Thank goodness the pharmacist was like, um, you're an eye doctor, you don't get to prescribe this stuff...especially for yourself. So after thinking long and hard about my situation, my bro wrote me an Rx for some sort of Amoxicillin product. It wasn't til two days later that I developed the rash..... on my butt! Realizing that the medicine caused the rash kinda freaked me out and I decided to go to my doctor in the beginning of the week. But no such luck, there was a transit strike. So I decided to do the next best thing. Tuesday morning I called in sick to work, not like it was humanly possible to sick on my butt rash for 8 straight hours in front of a desk. I walked down to Columbia Pres Hospital and stepped up to the triage nurse and got ready to tell her my problem when a line of people developed out of nowhere to listen in on my ailment.
Me: "So I think I am having a negative reaction to an antibiotic that I am taking."
Triage Nurse: "What kind of reaction?
Me: "Well, I kinda developed a rash."
TN: "Where exactly is this rash?"
Me: (Turning to see exactly how many people are listening in) "Um, its kinda in my butt region area place."
TN: "Ohhh, um, well, fill this out and take a seat"
So I sat in the ER waiting while text messaging (since you can't use your cell phone, um visibly, in the ER) Destiny a nurse in the hospital who informed me I had a good 4 hour wait til I'd be treated. Good thing Destiny is a liar and they called my name after only an hour and a half. They put me in a room with a robe (gasp! Not the drafty hospital robe!) and told me to put it on. I sat in my little (drafty) holding cell waiting for my doctor just imagining all the doctors standing outside my door drawing straws to see which one would have to give me a rectal exam. I watch way too many hospital shows. Thank goodness it didn't come to that. Not saying nothing invasive took place but I did Thank God there was minimal minimal tushy touching. After an hour of fighting with my doctor, assuring her I wasn't pregnant, she let me pee in a cup and gave me a pill that got rid of the damn rash. Moral of the story is, don't let your eye doctor give you anything but drops. Okay, maybe that just goes for me. My tushy is too damn sensitive. Alan, I love you to death, but this rash did knock you down a few points in my book. You suck!

Once a tomboy, always a tomboy!

You Are 50% Boyish and 50% Girlish

You are pretty evenly split down the middle - a total eunuch.

Okay, kidding about the eunuch part. But you do get along with both sexes.

You reject traditional gender roles. However, you don't actively fight them.

You're just you. You don't try to be what people expect you to be.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Roger Toussaint can burn in hell!

Shout out to Ali! Mighty Max 4-Eva!

So my week has been hella hella sucky. Not only did it start out with me in the ER (more on that in my next post) but after waiting up til 2:30 am Tuesday morn to find out whether or not there would be a transit strike, Satan, opps I mean Roger Toussaint came on the air at 3 am to announce there would indeed be a transit strike. This did not bode well with me since A) I really wanted to visit my doctor in midtown on Tuesday, and B) my easy 45 minute commute was about to become a nightmare. So Tuesday I stayed in the Heights and visited the hospital, the closest healthcare provider to my apartment. It wasn't an enjoyable experience. More on that later. Tuesday night I again couldn't sleep. Woke up wide awake, again, at 6:30 am. I'm usually not a morning person. Norm is hitting the snooze button a dozen, dozen and a half times. Here I was too nervous about my commute so I jumped out of bed. Took a car to the Bronx to wait in a 30 minute line in the freezing cold to buy tickets as we watched 2 trains come and go without us as we waited. Got to work an hour and a half later. On the way home I met up with some peeps to take the train back. They didn't to take a car from the Bronx so we walked. I walked 26 blocks and across the city to get home, in the freezing cold. It wasn't pleasant. Today was no better. Only difference was I took a car home from the train station. The question of 10 bucks or 26 blocks is something I will never consider again. I'm just gonna hop in the taxi. So Roger Toussaint, Trasit Workers Union President, you suck!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Why don't Jewish boys agree?

So the Cowboy leaned over and gave me the nicest compliment I've ever received in my life: "Damn you must be married or a lesbian!" At first I thought I would just tell him to F-off but then he said: "You darling, are the ideal wife". Let me set the stage for you. Last night Destiny and I hit the town and were sitting at the bar of our favorite (and only truthfully) country bar in NYC. I love it there. They've got a country only jukebox which I fill up as soon as I arrive with my usual Gretchen, Creedence, and Toby selections. Then I pulled up a stool to the bar where I had ordered a pitcher of Coors Light, for myself. The only reason I do this is that pitchers at this bar are so damn cheap its just more economical than buying a couple pints. Coor Light for example is only 7 bucks. Thats the cheapest high I could possibly find, except of course for that time I took an expired Vicodin for my toothache. That stuff really messed me up. Oh man. Good times. So Dest and I are sitting next to this fella who would have fit in much much better at a bar in Dallas. Hes wearing a really nice cowboy hat, boots, and hes got his rancher gloves sitting up on the bar. I swear, he looked like an anorexic version of Kenny Chesney. Keep in mind this bar is on 76th and Broadway. Obviously if this bar wasn't blasting George Strait, he probably would have gotten his ass kicked in that outfit. But here, he was the coolest guy in the place. So we sat next to him, cause you know how it is, cool by association. So I sat there, drinking from my pitcher of beer, watching the Broncos/Bills football game, and singing every country lyric that came out of that jukebox. Then came the comment:
Cowboy: "Damn you must be married or a lesbian!".
Me: "Um, what?
Cowboy: "You darling, are the ideal wife".
Me: "Um, what?
Cowboy: "Well I see you sitting there drinking your beer by the pitcher, watching a sport on TV that I don't even understand, and singing along to the jukebox. You have got to be any guys ideal wife."
Me: (Blushing) Um, thanks.
Then the cowboy bought Dest and I a shot (really yummy actually Malibu and Midori, way good). He didn't want it cause I guess it was too girly of a shot, especially since he was drinking manly Pabst Blue Ribbon by the can, but we made him anyway. He was a really sweet guy so we chatted a little more (he has an apt on CPW and 69th that he only stays in 3 months a year, ie he is loaded) and the only sport he watches is on the Golf Channel (ok, his cool factor dropped a few dozen points in my book, why oh why couldn't he have said OLN Channel which shows Rodeo and Bull Riding?) So let me end by posing the question in the title: Why don't Jewish boys agree? I am a damn good catch. I'll never yell at him for watching football (hell, I'll be sitting next to him on the couch) and I certainly won't fill up the fridge with stupid bottles of girly Chardonays or Merlots, I'll be drinking Bud Light just like him. I am, as the Cowboy suggested, the Ideal Wife. So where the hell is my Ideal Husband?

Friday, December 16, 2005


STRIKE!!!STRIKE!!!STRIKE!!! So last night I was chanting this. If there were a strike today I would have had the day off. That would have been sweet since I am almost caught up on this season of Lost and could have watched a couple episodes. Now if the strike happens Monday morning we not only have to come to work, but I'll probably have to come in super early...with my boss! So now here I am at work after staying up all night waiting for news that there would be no work today so I could sleep in, the same way a little boy waits up watching a blizzard praying for no school so they can get out of the super hard math test. Now all I am is tired. Life sucks.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Shout Outs- Circus

So this is basically a Shout Out to Elana S, the coolest Bar Exam passing Great Necker I know. And who happens to be my only reader. Heres to you Elana. So I went to the circus tonight with my date Arona and Eli and Elie. It was mad mad fun. I usually hate that crap. Circus' are usually smelly. This one wasn't. Not as many animals. Only one horse, that was about it. There was an awesome doggy act with all these crazy cool dogs doing tricks and comedy and stuff. One even looked like my mom's maltese(ie a Paris Hilton tiny dog) Snoopy. Little white guy. Poops like little Tootsie Rolls. So cute. Then there were these two totally gay acrobat dudes who like did tricks with each other. They were so cool. Prob one of the coolest acts. Then they had the usual trapeze and a little Asian kid acrobatic troupe who kicked ass. And super incredible jugglers. There were 4 of them and at one point they were all juggling together 16 pins. That was mad cool. Go to the Big Apple Circus. It was awesome!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

My kick ass week

So last week was fricken incredible. Thanks to a generous Chanukah gift from my mom (which she doesn't know about yet, j/k Mom in case you see this) I saw two amazing concerts last week. My favorite new band Sugarland was opening for Brad Paisley and Sara Evans at this little theater in Times Square. There not my total favorite, thats still the Dixie Chicks, but they are alike in many ways. There music includes some real country sound with a dude that plays mandolin and lyrics that seriously kick ass. Also their song Baby Girl reminds me a lot of Wide Open Spaces by the Dixie Chicks, one of my fave songs ever. What pissed me off was the whole time onstage, the lead singer was so self deprecating saying stuff like we are only here as a warm up act and we're nobodies etc, etc. It pissed me off. I bought the ticket primarily to see them. They put on an incredible show and I'm yet to hear a song I don't like. How many awards must we give them before they realize they are awesome on their own. Next was Sara Evans who I'm not the biggest fan of. In fact, I don't think shes a good live singer at all. Could barely hit the right notes. But she was really funny onstage making fun of her brother who is now her bassist and stuff. Next was the main act, Brad Paisley, who was such a contrast to Sugarland cause his music has a major rock and roll sound to it especially since he plays a sweet electric guitar. His music is also very funny and has a couple comic songs including his new one, Alcohol which speaks from alcohol's point of view, for example "I got blamed at your wedding reception for the best man's embarrassing speech", or "I help white people dance", or "I will make you put that lamp shade on your head". Funny stuff. All in all it was an awesome concert and I was so lucky to get a ticket to it. Then came Thursday. Thursday I got tickets to a private taping of Tim McGraw's upcoming TV special. Normally now Tim's tickets are well over 100 bucks. These were only 50 and I knew at the venue it was being held in, every seat was within inches of Tim. Like the Brooks and Dunn concert Destiny, my token country lovin' friend, and I were right near the stage. Tim put on a kick ass show and looked super hot although hes got a little beer belly now. I got on camera alot and even had a solo moment where I was taped singing some lyrics into the camera with 2 other hot chicks. So keep an eye out for me. I'm the one in the cowboy hat. Also, Deano, Tim's guitarist, kept throwing picks into the crowd which no one noticed cause it was so dark in there. At the end of the show I looked down and found one at my feet. Yay! At the end of the show the NBC producer came out and said Tim was going to retape the show an hour later and we were welcome to stick around. Knowing how rare an opportunity this was, Destiny and I stuck aroud. The second concert was even better. The crowd was way more pumped up (I think because it was later and people outside the city hence "real country lovers" were able to make it to the show). Tim even was fired up. He sang some extra songs and climbed upstairs to sit on his wife Faith Hill's lap. It was awesome. Anyway, that was my week. The first and probably last busy week I'll have for a long time. Until next time...

Susanne and Tim- Coming to a TV near you

I was at Tim McGraw's taped special last Thursday night. And being little outgoing Susanne, I was all over that tape. Being in NYC, not too many audience members looked like real cowgirls so I made sure to stand right in front of the camera wearing my cowboy hat (which basically blocked out anyone standing near me) during both of his performances including one solo where I got to sing into the camera during his song Back When. Stay tuned for my TV special in February. Fired up!

Friday, November 18, 2005

More Fun Susanne Info

1. How many people on your buddy list are exs?

2. What is your favorite part of the chicken?
Booby. Heehee.

3. What's your favorite town?
Huntington Beach and NYC- tie but each for totally different reasons.

4. How did your last relationship end?
Well I ain’t married, so obviously we broke up. Plus he wasn’t hot enough for me.

5. What's the first word that comes to mind right now?

6. When was the last time you saw your mom in person?
3 hours ago when I left for work. My moms in NY for a visit.

7. Whats the best insult you've ever heard or said?
I can't believe that out of 10,000 sperm, you were the quickest. ~Steven Pearl

8. Who got you to join myspace?
I think it was Jen.

9. What did you have for dinner LAST NIGHT?
Peanut Butter Toast Crunch Cereal. Stuff is addictive.

10. How long have you been at your current job?
About 15 months.

11. Is Tom on your friends list?
Can you help it?

12. What's the last thing you said outloud?
See you soon. To my mom.

13. Look to your left. What's there?
My fax machine.

14. What is the last thing/person you spent over $100 on?
Broadway tickets to surprise my mom for tonight for the biggest show on Broadway.

15. Who is your favorite villian?
Reggie Mantle, always trying to steal Veronica away from Archie. What a shmuck.

16. Whats the last piece of clothing you borrowed from someone?
Do earmuffs count? It was fricken cold last night.

17. Whats the last piece of clothing you bought?
I’ve given up on buying clothes. I live in a New York apt. Theres no fricken room to put stuff.

18. What word makes you laugh no matter where, when or how many times you hear it?
Booby. HeeHee.

19. What website do you visit the most during the day?
Besides my emails,

20. Go into your text message log on your phone...what does the top message say?
Thank you for authorizing your last payment of $35.31

Do you have plants in your room?
My roommate brought a couple home this week, I was like don’t kill them cause I’ll be totally depressed.

If you could drink anything right this second, what would be?
Pure caffeine. And a big glass of Scotch. Caffeinated Scotch.

Last piece of e-mail opened?

Does anything hurt on your body right now?

What city was your last taxi cab ride in?
Um, let me think, New York

Last alcoholic drink?
Glass of Scotch while watching the Country Music Awards.

Do you own a picture phone?

What's your most recent Ex's birthday?
No clue, didn’t date long enough to rifle through his wallet.

What were you doing last night at 9?
Seeing Wicked, the best Broadway show ever! Never saw anything like it before.

Do you exercise as much as you should?
Does anyone?

Did you do the deed on prom night?
Maybe if I actually won for Prom Queen. Damn you Kim Stemkowski. That tiara was mine! Not to say I never hooked up with my prom date at a different time. :)

Would you give your bf/gf a second chance if they cheated on you?
Hell NO. No one deserves that.


Something purple within 5 feet of you:
Book on my desk.

The sexiest item of clothing you own:
From 10 Things- You don't buy black underwear unless you want somebody to see it.

Your nails were last painted:
Before my friends wedding.

The weirdest thing you've ever heated in the microwave?
Ice Cream

How much Japanese do you know?
Sake! Domo. Kinichiwa. All learned from watching Kill Bill Volume 1.

Do you look good in yellow?

Do you sing?
I’m a better singer then people think.

Ever danced naked in front of a crowd?
Not sober.

Do you spit?
Yes, I’m a New Yorker. We do all things crude.

Is your hair long enough to chew on?
Finally. I’m growing it out for the first time ever!

Least favorite color?

Ever had Dippin' Dots?
No. Always wanted to though. I’m intrigued.

Ever played an instrument?
Played the clarinet in 5th grade cause I think we got to miss a class if we did or something.

Ever been to a palm reader?
I think we had one at Ali’s like 14th birthday party. That was before the highlight of good parties was the keg.

Did you have a good weekend?
Not at all. This weekend will be better.

Current yearning:
Winning the lottery.

Have you ever had a black eye?
My brother threw a football at my face from a short distance. That was also my first bloody nose. I thought it was so cool. I was such a damn tomboy.

How is the day going for you?
Good. Fridays are 4 hour workdays this time of year.

Any plans for tonight?
Going to Temple to do me some mingling then having some friends over for dinner.

Are you ready for Christmas?
I don’t celebrate it but I see Macy’s on 34th Street outside my window right now and they’ve had their Christmas lights up for a month already. Its crazy here.

Do you find Smurfette sexy?
Nope. But that babe musta got a lot of play.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Brooks and Dunn/ Craig's List

Craigslist NYC is an incredible resource for young New Yorkers without a lot of money to spare. With the CMA awards in town this week for their Tuesday night awards ceremony, all the incredible country artists have landed on the island of Manhattan, cowboy hats and all. Trying to make the most of this historic visit, a ton of incredible artists have scheduled concerts right here in the city. Not really figuring this out until pretty last minute, all of the best concerts were already sold out. So I went on Craig's List and plugged in some of the big concerts. The first one that popped up was Brooks and Dunn. I offered some dude who realized he had others plans for that night 50 bucks for his pair of tickets. He happily agreed. With concert tickets today for country, pop, and everything else going for $75-$100 for general admission this bid I was sure would be turned down. I also posted that I really wanted to go to the Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Sugarland concert. On Craigslist you aren't supposed to sell tickets for more than face value and tickets for that concert were on 40 bucks. I love Sugarland, my new fave band, after the Dixie Chicks of course. Was contacted by some random NY woman whos friend cancelled that she was gonna go with. I'm not the type of person to generally go to a concert without a friend but her seats were incredible and she was selling for face value. I took her up on it. Turns out she actually knows some people I know which makes me think she won't murder me or anything if we hang out. The Brooks and Dunn dude lost 30 bucks in selling me the tickets but I am incredibly grateful. Brooks and Dunn have never been my favorite band out there but I know enough of their music to make a concert worth it. The concert was incredible. Decked out in my cowboy hat I bought on our senior trip to Puerto Vallerto after HS graduation, jeans, and tennis shoes (couldn't wear my boots cause it was standing room only and cowboy boots would grow uncomfortable for that long). I got to Irving Plaza the concert venue in no time leaving me to stand in line for an hour and a half before the doors opened, ensuring me a sweet spot. I was kinda embarrassed on the Subway so I didn't put on my hat, just carried it. That got me enough stares alone. Destiny got out of the hospital late and I had to leave her ticket at Will Call so I could run in and get us a good spot. The great thing about country is everyone is so damn friendly. I waited in line with a niece and aunt from Memphis and a family from the Bronx. Once I got inside I stood nearby those new friends, but also a 60-year-old Hispanic woman celebrating her birthday with her sister and a couple where the husband was drunk already when we got inside. You'll never see a more interesting bunch of folks than you'll find at a country concert. Alot of folks are just like me, in denial that they enjoy country music, always writing Anything But Country on a Fave Music listing on sites like MySpace. That is until they hear that one song that opens their ear for the first time. That song for me was Don't Take the Girl by Tim McGraw. It really opened my eyes to the truthfulness and beauty of the country lyric. Thats something I could no longer deny. So the concert was unbelievable. We were steps from the stage, maybe one person separated us from reach up and plucking their guitars ourselves. The opening band sucked (I don't particularly dig bluegrass, like I said before, the lyrics are what really drives the music for me) but when Brooks and Dunn came out the standing room only crowd just erupted. They put on an incredible show. They aren't stringy about throwing souveniors out to the crowd. Throughout the concert, Ronnie Dunn was throwing out drumsticks to the crowd. I caught one right away, almost got a second to give to Destiny but some fat dude stepped on it and I couldn't get it out. But hey, I'm not greedy one bit. They even made comments to the psyched crowd about how stupid it is to say there aren't any country fans in NY. This packed house in the Village of all places shows thats not true one bit. I thought that was great. Theres all this hoopla surronding country coming to NYC. All the papers are running stories and there are posters all over town. On the way home I proudly wore my hat on the subway and loudly sang You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl. It was awesome. The stares soooo did not bother me as I played drums with my new Brooks and Dunn drumstick. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn are like the Country Music Missionaries to NYC. They are hosting the CMAs on Tuesday night, but not until they finish a free (I hope) concert from the roof of Madison Square Garden, the venue of the awards ceremony. Since MSG is a block from my midtown office I plan to be there for that concert and will try to get as close to the red carpet as possible. Anything to view my fave Tim McGraw. Love him! Anyway, thats all for now. Peace!


Being a Southern California girl in NYC isn't easy to begin with. The cold for one sucks ass. Highs have been in the 50s with nowhere to go but down. Also, there is no country music in NY. Or there hadn't been for years. Country artists skip over us on their national tours. There is no country music station in NYC. In fact I almost got in a fist fight with a station exec a few years back at a Tim McGraw launch party at South Street Seaport when I made a sign that said "Theres no Country Radio in NY, so I'm Moving to Jersey". Any New Yorker knows how cruel of a threat moving to Jersey could be. Its horrendous there. The exec erroneously claimed that there is in fact a country station in the city. He was full of crap of course. I lived next door to the Empire State building at the time so if anyone could hear it, it woulda been me. So anyway, I thought I had nowhere to turn. Until last Saturday night when my buddy, neighbor, and Huntington Beach native Destiny dragged me from a really crappy party along with random sweet Jewish Pediatrician Joe to Yogi's. This was a place I must have walked by hundreds of times. Located at 76th and Broadway on an extremely busy throughfare of NY I don't have a clue how I coulda missed it all these country neglected years. Yogi's is the kinda bar you would expect to find on a rural road in Alabama. Cheap beer pitchers and cheap jukeboxes plaining loud country music. I filled that box up with all the songs I never expected to hear in a NYC bar. Tim McGraw, Gretchen Wilson, Toby Keith, and a ton of others. It was quite an incredible night. I plan to head back there many, many more times in the future. It was like heaven on this little island of New York City. The first bar I felt truly comfortable in in this great city. Thanks Destiny!

Friday, November 04, 2005

Another new NJOP chap

Heres hoping some of you clever peeps can submit ideas. Please forward to any individuals, parents, teachers, or members of industry whom you think can help:

What are the best gifts for children this Hanukkah?

The National Jewish Outreach Program (NJOP) is looking beyond the shelves of Target and Toys "R" Us to find the best Jewish toys, books and games for children this Hanukkah. Our list of eight recommended products will showcase those that engage, inspire and inform children (toddler to teen,) helping them feel more connected to Jewish culture, heritage and religion.

Beginning November 4th, NJOP will accept suggestions and submissions from manufacturers, parents, store owners and children themselves. NJOP will consider the old and new, the expensive and the bargain item so long as the gift is "Jewish" in nature.

All items will be evaluated by a panel of experts including Jewish educators, child development experts, parents and children. The recommended items will be announced on November 29th.

"Each year parents struggle to show the beauty and background of an important Jewish holiday -Hanukkah- amidst the lights and Christmas decorations everywhere a child looks," said Rabbi Buchwald of the National Jewish Outreach Program. "This year, with Hanukkah beginning on December 25th, we wanted to help parents make Hanukkah very special and meaningful for their children."

To send book, toy, game or other product recommendations, please email Manufacturers wishing to send product directly should contact Rachel Shtern at 646-871-4444 or Ilya Welfeld at 201.439.1010 for shipping instructions.

Deadline for submission is November 21st.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Things bothering me...

so its been a while since my last post but i've been bothered by some stuff lately that i thought i'd share with y'all. firstly, during my 4 hour shabbos nap this weekend i was awoken by the sound of the ice cream truck. that just sucks. not only did it wake me up with its damn jingling but i couldn't even buy anything cause you can't use money on shabbos. that rule stinks. sometimes you just want ice cream real bad. also shabbos afternoon you're usually fleishig so you can't even have ice cream. that sucks too. ice cream is too good to be off limits. speaking of jingling. this chick across the way decided to put up a wind chime. thats just inconsiderate to everyone in the damn neighborhood. my friend arona lives a block away from me and she can hear the damn thing. it keeps me up at night. what does one do about it? buy a bb gun? start a petition? so annoying. any suggestions? had some other stuff to complain about but forgot it now. will share more later. peace.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Moving Sucks!

Moving Sucks Big Time! Especially when you own as much crap as I do. Even more especially when you are only moving 3 blocks from where you started. You keep thinking you aren't really moving cause its only a 3 minute walk, but oh no, you still gotta collect a ton of boxes, pack up all your stuff, hire movers, take off a day of work, sit on your butt for 10 hours waiting for the movers to arrive, fall asleep waiting, get pissed and go to party, get tipsy, wake up at 2 am to puke, then give in and call a different mover to come the next day. Thats right folks, my movers really were too good to be true. Heres my yesterday: I woke up at 6 am to finish packing, called at 8 am to confirm my 10 am move, was told they'd be there between 12 and 1, 1 came and went, tried to call them but they wouldn't answer my calls, fell asleep at 3, woke up at 4, called from my roommates phone, they answer on the second ring, berate them for not answering my calls, am told the truck just broke down, not given a reason for why the newly broken down truck at 4 pm affected my 10 am move, told they'll be there at 8, I said 8 is too late, they said fine then 7, waited until 8:30, called another mover I found on Craig's List and set up my move for tonight at 6:30, went to Lamb's going away party, drank too many Mike's Hard Lemonades, came home, passed out, woke up to puke (more out of my annoying day then the alcohol), woke up for work, wrote on my blog. Will let you know how tonight goes. Okay, must get lunch. Peace out bros!

Friday, August 26, 2005


So we have this Washington Heights website where everyone posts announcements on one of the Message Boards. There is boards for apartments, events, classifieds, etc. So for some strange reason this random chick posted on Maalot Everything, the catch-all for random posts, a GREAT DATE PLACE!!! The whole post consists of her fired up description of this random Starbucks in Jersey City that we should all shlep our coffee dates to. A)theres a Starbucks on my corner, make that every corner in the city, B)who the hell wants to go to Jersey, period, and C) does she own part of the franchise? She describes it as if its some enchanted palace. She even suggests hopping on the PATH train with your date to get there. Thats pushing it way too far in my book. I'm going to get to the bottom of this! Who is this woman and why is she trying to get us to this faraway place. Are there cameras there to record the Shidduch Date Phenomenon? There must be an ulterior motive involved. Anyone else freaked out by the post? Let me know. In the meantime, I'm happy picking up my Caramel Machiatto, or my Light Coffee Frappachino, or my Orange Herbal Tea in my neighborhood Starbucks. Want to join me?

My First Reader

Had lunch yesterday with someone who mentioned they checked out my blog. Excellent, I officially have one reader. Zehava, I hope thats not too much pressure. I expect you to tune in daily. Maybe I'll even keep it updated. If you're lucky.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

I got 210, I'm so ashamed

How many have u seen?
If it's over 70, you're a movie WHORE.
Copy and paste it and take it.

Pirates of the Caribbean(x)
Boondock Saints( )
The Mexican( x)
City of Lost Children( )
Fight Club(x)
Starsky and Hutch(x)
Neverending Story(x)
Blazing Saddles(x)
The Princess Bride(x)
Young Frankenstien( )
Napoleon Dynamite(x)
Saw( )
White noise( )
White Oleander(x)
Anger Management(x)
50 First Dates(x )
Jason X( )
Scream 2(x)
Scream 3(x)
Scary Movie(x)
Scary Movie 2(x)
Scary Movie 3(x)
American Pie(x)
American Pie 2(x)
American Wedding(x)
Harry Potter(x)
Harry Potter 2(x)
Harry Potter 3( x)
Resident Evil I( )
Resident Evil 2( )
The Wedding Singer( x)
Little Black Book( )
The Village(x)
Donnie Darko( )
Lilo & Stitch(x)
Finding Nemo(x)
Finding Neverland(x)
13 Ghosts( )
The Grinch(x)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre( )
White Chicks(x)
Butterfly Effect (x)
Thirteen going on 30(x)
I Robot( )
Dodgeball(x )
Universal Soldier( )
A Series Of Unfortunate Events( )
Along Came A Spider(x)
Deep impact (x)
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From Hell( )
Hellboy( )
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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Blow Shofar?


Enter the National Jewish Outreach Program's First-Ever Great Shofar Blast-Off!

Are you the best shofar blower in the America?

As anyone who has tried knows, blowing the shofar is no easy task. Who is the Greatest American Shofar Blower? Who produces the clearest sound? The longest note? The most traditionally accurate blast?

The National Jewish Outreach Program wants to find out, and is inviting shofar-blowers from across the country to enter National Jewish Outreach Program's first-ever "Great Shofar Blast-Off!"

Contest will be held in Herald Square (in front of Macy's) on September 22.

All entries must be postmarked by August 31st.

Contestants must submit a Video or DVD. Audio tape entries will not be accepted.

Rules and Entry Forms can be found on our website at

Grand Prize is a Trip for Two to Israel!

So if there is someone that blows the shofar every year in your shul, if you are the shofar blower every year at the local hospital or nursing home, or if there is anyone else you think deserves the recognition, please let them know about our upcoming contest. The rules and more information can be found on our website at If you have any additional questions feel free to email Please forward to any Rabbi or person in other communities that you think would appreciate the info. Good Luck!!!

Japanese IQ Test

Japanese IQ Test
This is mad hard. I cheated, and even then it was hard:
Click on the link (It will come up in Japanese writing.) T
HEN Click on the BLUE circle. Apparently, this is an IQ test given to job applicants in Japan. "Everybody has to cross the river".
The following rules apply:
* Only 2 people on the raft at a time.
* The father cannot stay with any of the daughters without their mother's presence.
* The mother cannot stay with any of the sons without their father's presence.
* The thief (striped shirt) cannot stay with any family member if the Policeman (in the cap) is not there.
* Only the Father, Mother and the Policeman know how to operate the raft.
To start, click on the BIG BLUE CIRCLE on the right side of the screen. To move the people, click on them. To move the raft, click on the pole on the opposite side of the river. HAVE FUN!!!!

A to Z

A to Z About Me!
A- Age: 25
B- Band: Dixie Chicks, Aspaklaria, and Me First and the Gimmee Gimmees
C- Crush: Not sure I have one this week.
D- Dad's name: Harvey Roy
E- Easiest person to talk to: Currently Mark maybe
F- Favorite ice cream: Tasti-D-Lite. If its good enough for Sex and the City, its good enough for me.
G- Gummy worms or gummy bears: bears
H- Hometown: Huntington Beach
I- Instruments: I really want to learn acoustic guitar. I think I'd be good. I air guitar on the subway every day.
J- Junior High: Sowers Middle School
K- Kids: None that I know of. Although, I've had some pretty bad hangovers. So maybe.
L- Loved how many times? once.
M- Mom's name: Adrianne Eileen
N- Nicknames: Suz, SusieQ, Weirdo, but thats more of a term of endearment.
O- One wish: To find a Hot, Rich, Jewish Optometrist
P- Phobia[s]: Agoraphobia
Q- Quote: Most recently, from Mitch Hedberg OBM "My friend offered me a frozen banana, I said no, but I want a regular banana later, so yeah".
R- Reason to smile: Megabite
S- Song you sang last: Piece of My Heart, loudly on the subway
T- Time you woke up today: 8:50, whoops.
U- Unknown fact about me: I cry at every sad movie I watch
V- Vegetable[s]: broccoli. Just had a broccoli calzone for lunch.
W- Worst habit: Fat-Free Candies and chewing gum
X- X-rays you've had: Chest and Teeth
Y - Years since you've been to church: I'm Jewish so I go to synagogue. I go every week on Friday night.
Z- Zodiac sign: Virgo