Sunday, August 30, 2015

Check out my new blog!

I've decided to start a new blog.  I like this one.  But it's time for a new one.  Check it out - "The Wrong Side of the Mechitza" - just stories about my life, my thoughts, how I seem to always get into some sort of trouble.  (Get into...cause...it's a fine line.)  Check it out.  Feel free to comment.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

I need a roommate

Where have all the roommates gone and where are all the girls?
Where's the friendly moving girl who's gonna help me pay the rent?
Isn't there a nice girl who wants a place to live?
Late at night I toss and I turn and I dream of what I need

I need a roommate, I'm holding out for a roommate 'till the end of the month
She's gotta be smart and she's gotta be nice
And she can't be afraid of bugs
I need a roommate, I'm holding out for a roommate starting ASAP
She's gotta be sure and she's gotta come soon
And she's gotta be willing to move, move in with me

Doo doo doo doooo, doo doo doo doooo, doo doo doo doooo
Aaahhh, aaahhh


I'm looking for a female roommate, shomeret everything, non-smoking of any kind, to move into your own room in my apt starting ASAP. The apt. is on the 1st floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, huge kitchen, big living room, clean apt., 24-hr laundry room, on Overlook Terr. across the street from the A train, 5 min walk from Mt Sinai and Key Food. Lovely building, lots of Jews, quiet neighbors, quiet street. I'd like to think I'm an easygoing person, respectful, and friendly. I've been working for a while. I'm looking for someone over 25 and in a similar stage of life. Email me -
aronamichal@gmail.com - if you or someone you know is interested. (Please don't contact me on facebook for this. I don't really check there as much. Email is best.)

*If you're male and you would like to be my roommate, it must be on a more permanent basis and I'm gonna need you to love me forever.

Thanx!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Imagine There's No Kiddush {gasp!}

Imagine there's no kiddush
It's easy if you try
No liquor near us
Near us only dry
Imagine all the people
Drinking just water

Imagine there's no cholent
It isn't hard to do
No cake or mini hot dogs
And no kugel too
Imagine all the people
With nothing left to eat

You... You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope this time you'll sponsor
And the Kiddush will be a hot one

Imagine tons of sponsors
I wonder if you could
No need for any hunger
If sponsor you would
Imagine all the people
Eating in the shul

You....You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope this time you'll sponsor
And the Kiddush will be a hot one


This is for all you Beatles fans out there. Fun fact about the Beatles - The Beatles' famous televised live performance on the Ed Sullivan Show was on Sunday night, February 9, 1964...which was 27 Shevat 5724 - making the day before their appearance Shabbat Mevarchim Adar!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore

I can’t fight these emails any longer
And yet I’m not afraid to let them flow.
What started out as shticky has grown out of hand.
I only wish I had the money. Then I’d stop.

And even as I write this, more money do we need.
You can sponsor a hot Kiddush. Don’t make me beg and plead.
And we're not as closer as I ever think we need.

And I can’t fight these emails anymore.
I’ve forgotten what I want to sponsor for.
It’s time to bring your money to the shul.
Milk Kiddush isn’t cool.**
People, you can’t fight these emails anymore.

The Kiddush is such a whirlwind since I said so.
We go running 'round in circles setting up.
And it always seems like we get plenty of sponsors.
But hot Kiddush costs so much. We don’t always have enough.

And even as I write these, more money do we need.
You can sponsor a hot Kiddush. Don’t make me beg and plead.
And we're not as closer as I ever think we need.

And I can’t fight these emails anymore.
I’ve forgotten what I want to sponsor for.
It’s time to bring your money to the shul.
Milk Kiddush isn’t cool,** no never.

Cuz you can’t fight these emails anymore.
I’ve forgotten what you want to sponsor for.
Even if I have to crawl upon your floor.***
Come begging at your door.***
People, you can’t fight these emails anymore.


This email was inspired by Glee and REO Speedwagon. I hope you enjoyed both.
**This line is from this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdf8DwSbiuU - minute 1:21-26.
***No, I won't really do that...probably...
As always, if you want off this list, let me know. I will take you off right away. I'm really sorry to have bothered you. No hard feelings.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Don't Stop Believin'

Just a small town girl
Standing in a crowded shul
She took the A train going way uuuptown

Just a city boy
Born and raised on Bennett Ave
He took the A train going way uuuptown

The people in the social hall
The smell of wine and alcohol
For some money there could be some food
Could be more and more and more and more

Strangers waiting
All around the social hall
For some cholent cooking over niiiight
Friendly people
Living just to find some kugel
Hiding somewhere in the niiiiight

Working hard to fill my plate
Everybody cannot wait
Paying anything for hot kiddush
Just one more month

Some are cold, some are hot
But hopefully on this Shabbat
Ooooh the emails never end
They go on and on and on and on

Strangers waiting
All around the social hall
For some cholent cooking over niiiight
Friendly people
Living just to find some kugel
Hiding somewhere in the niiiiight

Don't stop sponsoring
Give us all your money
Come on People
Pleeeeeeease

Don't stop sponsoring
Give us all your money
Come on People
Pleeeeeeease

Don't stop sponsoring
Give us all your money
Come on People
Pleeeeeeease


Footnotes:
  1. This song was inspired by the cast of Glee and Journey. I hope you enjoyed it.
  2. There are 457 email addresses on this list. If each of you gave $2, we could have a very nice kiddush. I'm just saying. $2 ! That's nothing! But it's something to us. Of course we encourage a little more than $2 :) b/c not everyone reads all the way thru and follows this instruction. Shocking! I know! One day...
  3. As always, if you want off this list, let me know. I will take you off right away. I'm really sorry to have bothered you. No hard feelings.

Monday, December 27, 2010

1 little...2 little...3 little trains...4 little...5 little...6 little trains...

So after driving last night for 2 1/2 hours in the horrible snow storm on a trip that normally takes 45 minutes - Thank you MB for amazing driving and Thank God for us getting home safely, I woke up this morning and thought "What is the stupidest thing I could possibly do today b/c I want to do that." The answer is leave my warm apt and go to work. Then I thought "How am I gonna get to the upper east side??" Normally I take a bus but I'm not really That stupid and that is soooo not happening today. I went on the MTA website and it basically said "Stay home, idiot!" "Eh", I thought. "It's just a suggestion. Whatever." So I decided to go to work. Why waste a vacation day? So here's what I did:
  • Thought I'll take the A to 145th, the D up to Yankee Stadium, and the 4 down to 86th where I work.
  • The D was iffy and the announcements were not clear. Decided a more stupider thing would be to get stuck in the Bronx so I nixed that idea.
  • Thought I'd take the A to the C to the 86th St crosstown.
  • No crosstowns. My friend's facebook status said he had to walk across b/c there were no crosstowns. Apparently facebook is more accurate than the MTA website. And some guy at the bus stop said he'd been waiting for 1/2 hour and didn't see any buses pass by. OK......I don't judge.....
  • Went back down to try to take the C to 42nd to take the Shuttle across to take the 4 up while kicking myself for getting off the C in the first place, and then kicking myself for not thinking of this plan while I was still on the A.
  • D came local before the C. Took that. Then I heard there are no C trains running. Good choice.
  • Realized the D does not cross paths with the Shuttle. Crap!
  • Switched at 59th to the 1 train.
  • Took the 1 down to 42nd.
  • Saw the option of taking the 7 and stood and debated: the 7 is less likely to be crowded b/c no one thinks to use it as a shuttle and take it across but the S is more likely to be running as it only goes back and forth between two stops. Took the S.
  • Got to 42nd and decided to take the 4 or 5 express trains up to 86th since it's only two stops.
  • Let a local train go and waited for the express trains.
  • Heard an announcement that all express trains are running local. ugh!
  • Waited and got on the 6 local train and got to 86th.
  • Got to work at 10:30 and spent the first 45 minutes at work writing this blog and talking about my insane trek to my 3 other coworkers who made it here - out of an office of 10 people - 6 of whom live in the area and walk to work but only 2 came (grrr....) and the 3rd coworker who came lives near me and also had a trek. She took the A to the C and walked across the park.
  • Found out my boss is on vacation. FML.
So in total, I took 6 different trains to get to work. I think that might be a record. Do I win a prize? Can it be that I can go home? Please?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Our Deepest Fear

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful
beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness,
that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves "Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?"
Actually, who are you NOT to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that
other people
won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest
the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just some of us. It is in Everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fears,
our presence automatically liberates others."

~ Marianne Williamson ~

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Candlelight

I'll tell a tale (tale tale tale)
of a girl who sends email (mail mail mail)
about chulent and cake and ale (ale ale ale)
but this month to no avail (vail vail vail)

yeah yeah

Emails went on and on and on
until the kiddush cost was gone
yeah

I eat my chulent in the shul sometimes
Sayin' yuuumo
Pass the kugel

Just wanna bentch rosh chodesh every month
Singin' yummo
Need more cholent

And we say the molad
oh yeah for every month
then we say hallel
when rosh chodesh comes

And I told you once
and I told you twice
to sponsor each kiddush
by that Wednesday night

This month we're done (done done done)
We have collected all the funds (funds funds funds)
From very generous someones (ones ones ones)
So save your money for next month (please please please)

yeah yeah

Emails went on and on and on
until the kiddush cost was gone
yeah

I eat my chulent in the shul sometimes
Sayin' yuuumo
Pass the kugel

Just wanna bentch rosh chodesh every month
Singin' yummo
Need more cholent

And we say the molad
oh yeah for every month
Then we say hallel
when rosh chodesh comes

And I told you once
and I told you twice
to sponsor each kiddush
by that Wednesday night

And the great donation
Finally we don't need others
What a celebration
of not running over budget

Cuz they they they
have paid it
and ayayay
Nes gadol
Nes gadol
Nes gadol haya po
Nes gadol haya po
Nes gadol haya po
po po po po....

do do do do
do do do do

I eat my chulent in the shul sometimes
Sayin' yuuumo
Pass the kugel

Just wanna bentch rosh chodesh every month
Singin yummo
Need more cholent

And we say the molad
oh yeah for every month
Then we say hallel
when rosh chodesh comes

And I told you once
and I told you twice
to sponsor each kiddush
by that Wednesday night



This email was inspired by the Maccabeats video "Candlelight". I hope you enjoyed both. Please sponsor future kiddushim. Thank you.

p.s. As always, if you want off this email list, just let me know. No hard feelings.
p.p.s. If you do want to sponsor something specifically this month, there are many other sponsorship opportunities available in the shul. I don't want to list them all here for fear of leaving one out, but definitely ask me, or email office@mtsinaishul.com

Thank you so much. Tizku L'mitzvot. Chag Urim Sameach, Shabbat Shalom, and Chodesh Tov :)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Vote for Cholent!

This coming Tuesday, November the 2
is an important day for me and for you.

All Americans from there and from here
will exercise their right to vote this year

Your vote is of course your very own choice.
That is where you have a voice.

I implore you to make the right choice this Tuesday
Vote for cholent and kugel, ok?

Get out the vote. Tell all your friends
before this year's election day ends.

Let everyone know what you want this Shabbat.
Cholent and kugel and everything hot.

So when the polls open on November the 2,
Sponsor the kiddush so we can have hot food

Go to mtsinaishul.com to pay.
Hurry before the end of Election day!

If we don't get enough money before we shop,
the kiddush might just have to stop. {Gasp!}

So sponsor the kiddush with all of your money
Even if you don't think this poem is funny

Think of us as you vote in this great nation
And thank you so much for your generous donation!

<3
Co-chair, The "stalking ppl and getting them to sponsor things" committee


p.s. the author of this poem does not endorse any specific candidates. but I wish the commercials would stop.
p.p.s. I wouldn't mind seeing this commercial again - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE
and this one - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkd5dJIVjgM

p.p.p.s. If you got this email and wish to be taken off this list, just let me know. Sorry for the bother. No hard feelings.

Monday, June 28, 2010

PG rating

A friend asked me the other day a question to which I did not know the answer. I said "elephino". He said "huh?" I explained the joke to him. It's what you get when you cross an elephant and a rhino. (it's only my favoritest joke ever!) He then said "Well this is a family show and we'd like to keep our PG rating please. It should be "eckiphino". Thank you."