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  • in reply to: Best Makeup Artist in Brooklyn? #925147

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    Nanny, it has been a while since I used Suri Taub and I really do not remember how much she charged. I just know that we were really happy with her every time we used her. Did you try leaving a message?

    in reply to: Best Makeup Artist in Brooklyn? #925143

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    Suri Taub’s number is 718-377-8307.

    in reply to: Best Makeup Artist in Brooklyn? #925141

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    We have used Suri Taub (on Avenue N) for quite a few simchas and we were very happy with her. She is calm and reasonable and the make up looked great.

    in reply to: SawYouAtSinai Issues #934450

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    Jdeals.com has an offer for a three month membership to Saw you at Sinai for $22.42 (half price).

    in reply to: Advice about appliances #899673

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    I have always liked dealing with Town Appliances in Lakewood. Yes they do deliver and they are very helpful on the phone. The number is 800-288-1647.

    in reply to: East Flatbush & Brownsville #895995

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    Yes, they are two different neighborhoods.

    in reply to: East Flatbush & Brownsville #895992

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    Oomis, I’m sure our families knew each other; we moved away in 1963. We were very good friends with the Lehrmans and it was a terrible tragedy. I was just thinking of Paula A”H, because her birthday was a few weeks ago. I did not know about her losing her wallet, and that makes me even sadder. Are your parents A”H in the shul’s chelek in Beth David? I had to laugh at Pinchas Elya, because I thought the same thing. Didn’t he also have sisters named Kreindel and Shprintzi? I was friends with Henna (her mother was called Rita or Rifka.) Although our families knew each other, I didn’t become friends with Henna until we moved to East Flatbush. Where did you move to after ENY? Sigh, I wish we could email each other for more walks down memory lane.

    in reply to: East Flatbush & Brownsville #895987

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    Wow, Oomis, you just gave me chills. I don’t know if we were there at the same time, but my family also davened at the Williams Avenue shul and we lived right near Red’s. The barber shop was one off the corner on New Lots Avenue and the bakery was on the corner next to it. There was also a butcher across from Red’s. Yes we also walked to Fortunoffs. Do you remember the New Lots library? Abe Baum did open a store in Queens and I was very good friends with one of his daughters. Yes, I agree, life was SO good there. Ah very sweet memories.

    in reply to: cucumber salad recipe #833216

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    Slice the cucumbers thinly and sprinkle with salt. Let sit for about 20 minutes because this pulls out the excess water. Make a mixture out of vinegar, sugar and some more salt. How much depends on how many cukes you are using. Experiment with the amounts to suit your taste. If you like the taste of dill, you can add some.

    in reply to: NEW.. #815588

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    I heard Yael Respler introducing the site on Country Yossi’s show last week.

    in reply to: Anyone Familiar With Royal Custom Sheitels? #810434

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    Shmoel, the proper sheitel for greeting the queen is one that does not fall off while curtseying :).

    in reply to: I am the youngest on the CR anyone nearly 13 and a half?? #811298

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    Ok, if I can’t win as being the youngest, I will go for the oldest. I went to the prom with Lincoln. Mod 80, don’t tell me you went with Washington.

    in reply to: I am the youngest on the CR anyone nearly 13 and a half?? #811293

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    Topped me again Mod 80 lol.

    in reply to: I am the youngest on the CR anyone nearly 13 and a half?? #811290

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    I just had my bris yesterday. Do I win?

    in reply to: NO YALILI IN POMEGRANATE! #868007

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    Yes, Brother, because I googled them :). For those who want the lyrics:

    et hahatan o sefardi

    Kalah noeh ashkenazi

    rachel imenu o sefardi

    mama rochel ashkenazi

    baba sali o sefardi

    rabbi nachman ashkenazi

    shetehi lemazal o sefardi

    im yirtzeh Hashem ba dir ashkenazi

    Chorus

    gina gina o sefardi

    oid yeshoma ashkenazi

    yossi avi o sefardi

    yom yashmini ashkenazi

    moadim l’simcha o sefardi

    a gut yom tov ashkenazi

    shetehi lemazal o sefardi

    im yirtzeh Hashem ba dir ashkenazi

    and then the chorus!

    in reply to: NO YALILI IN POMEGRANATE! #868004

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    I never heard of Yalili either, but now I cannot stop listening to the song lol.

    in reply to: Did any trees or power lines fall in Brooklyn? #802537

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    There was a tree across Avenue N and East 29th Street. As far as I know, it is still there but cars are getting through very slowly.

    in reply to: Catskill Nostalgia #805376

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    Aries, you are welcome. It actually took me a minute or two to remember the name. Remember Lazar’s butcher? We were so upset when they closed. BTW, for those who mentioned Mom’s Knishes, the man who went around to the colonies is Izzy and he now has a store in Loch Sheldrake.

    in reply to: Catskill Nostalgia #805371

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    Aries, wasn’t the name of the bakery Madnicks?

    in reply to: Jokes #1201841

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    Adult Truths:

    1. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

    2. Nothing is worse than that moment during an argument when you

    realize you’re wrong.

    3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.

    4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

    5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

    6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

    7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

    8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

    9. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.

    10. Bad decisions make good stories.

    11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything

    productive for the rest of the day.

    12. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

    13. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

    14. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

    15. I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option.

    16. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

    17. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said?

    18. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

    19. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

    20. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.

    in reply to: 9 Days #791643

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    Anyone have a recipe for vegetable cutlets?

    in reply to: What is there for a family to do at Lake George, NY? #779909

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    We have been to Lake George a few times and enjoyed it very much. There is an amusement park called Great Escape (it is part of Great Adventures). There are also boat rides, arcades, mini-golf, and Fort Henry. I do not think there are private beaches. When we were there, there was a supermarket that had a kosher section. We have also been to New Hampshire and there was not much to do there. If you live in Brooklyn area, Lake George is much closer (abt 4 hrs) and New Hampshire is about 8. Between the two, I would definitely pick Lake George. It is very pretty there and lots to do.

    in reply to: yichus in shidduchim #769675

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    About 20 years ago, I wanted to redd shiduchim for two sisters who were then in their thirties. I was told that their mother is only looking for Yichus. As far as I know, they are still single and looking for that yichus.

    in reply to: Moving Tips #767841

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    Ask the moving company for a lot of stand up wardrobe closets with the rods where you can just transfer the hanging clothes from your closet into theirs. Not having to fold those clothes makes life easier.

    in reply to: Hatzalah chinese auction #767522

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    The winners are now listed on Flatbushhatzoloh.com. I didn’t win, oh well.

    in reply to: Any new Pesach (Non-Gebrokt) recipes this year? Or great old ones? #758335

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    I haven’t made this yet, but it seems interesting. I think I found it at Imamother.com.

    Ingredients

    2-4 Tbsp sugar

    1 tsp baking powder

    2) 5-6 eggs

    4-5 Tbsp lemon juice

    1 tsp lemon rind (for those that use it)

    3) 8 chicken cutlets

    4) Dipping Sauce:

    2 Tbsp potato starch

    1/3 cup sugar (1/2 if you like it really sweet)

    1 cup orange juice, pref. fresh

    Preparation

    Mix together ingredients listed under #1 and set aside. Mix together #2 with a whisk. Add dry mixture (#1) to this and whisk together. It should have the consistency of cake batter.

    Pound chicken cutlets so they will be fully cooked when fried (although the original Chinese recipe is for THICK slices. I however like my schnitzel well done!). Leave them whole or cut into smaller portions. Dip into batter making sure to fully coat. Deep fry in oil approx. 5-8 minutes on each side. Set aside.

    Put all ingredients for the sauce in a small pot. Cook and stir until thickened.

    To serve: Put schnitzel pieces on a large platter with dipping sauce in a small glass bowl

    in the center. Decorate with twisted lemon slices on top if desired. Serve with mashed potatoes (what else??!!) &/or grilled zucchini, onions and red peppers alongside, and during the year, it goes well with rice.

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    in reply to: Thread for posters age 40 and beyond #863769

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    ChanieE: Thank you. Last night, I did remember the “meet me at the grocer” line but that was it so thanks for the rest of it.

    in reply to: Thread for posters age 40 and beyond #863735

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    Aries, I remember smacking the ball in the sock against the wall and the song was something like Yes sir, no sir, why sir, because… (cannot rememeber it all. Guess that is why this thread is just for me, agewise lol).

    in reply to: Purim and the Laws of Mourning #737731

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    I am sorry for your loss; I recently finished the year for my mother. I guess you should ask your LOR because I was told that I had to send to two people, but was not allowed to receive any back. My family was allowed to receive but I could not be handed anything. As far as I know, you cannot go to anyone else’s house for a seudah. You should only know from simchos.

    in reply to: Gown g'machs in Brooklyn #969982

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    Always, I was just by Chynka and yes it is $75 and you have to drop it off at their cleaners (another $25 to $35), but we were told that you can only do alterations by hand and that has to be taken out before returning. So if you need to hem something that has beading, that cannot be done by hand or if something is too large and has to be taken in, I would not want to chance it with hand sewn stitches. JMHO.

    in reply to: Gown g'machs in Brooklyn #969979

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    I couldn’t find it either, Always, but I was the one who started that thread. Here is what I found: Simchas Chynka 718-377-3874 (call for hours, they change), Kanarek Tuesday evening only, no appt. 718-338-1096, Mrs Berkowitz (BP) 718-854-2066, Mrs. Deutsch (Willie) 384-7535. Keep in mind that if you get a dress from a Gemach, they only let you do any alterations by hand and it has to be returned in the exact way you rented it. So major alterations are out. If you cannot find anything at the Gemachs, try renting at Augenbraun on Coney Island Avenue. I believe the prices start at $300 (plus alterations and tax.) Hatzlacha

    in reply to: Bad Vibes #737042

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    Trust your instincts. I once had an experience (many years ago) where the vibes were off before we met. When he showed up for the date, I knew I was right but still felt obligated to go out with him. He looked and acted like a “gehsthell.” Within a block of my house, we had an argument as to where to go and we agreed that this date was not going to go anywhere. Five minutes later, I was back in my house and my mother said she never felt so relieved to see me. She wanted to kick herself for letting me out of the house with this guy. So, if you feel something is off, it may very well be.

    in reply to: YWN Radio Tech problem #733425

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    Yes, I have the same problem; haven’t had any sound for a few days. I do not know how to rectify it either.

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    in reply to: Notary Public in NY #734792

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    I have been a notary for many years. When I applied, NYS gave me a small pamphlet to study from. In addition, I had worked in a few law offices, so between that knowledge and the pamphlet, the test was very easy.

    in reply to: Worst Chore #731700

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    I am with you Eclipse, I hate to iron. Also not so thrilled cleaning the kitchen.

    in reply to: cell phone plan #729589

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    If you are currently a Sprint customer, I heard they have a plan for unlimited calls and text for $50 a month.

    in reply to: Walking In Socks #729173

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    My parents said “boorvesdik” and we were never allowed to go in our socks. They always said it was a sign of aveilis.

    in reply to: Brooklyn Wedding Halls #729823

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    We were also very happy with Eden Palace. We especially liked that it is on ground level and there is a separate chupah room so there is no pushing and shoving while the waiters are setting up the tables. They took very good care of us and everything ran like clockwork.

    in reply to: Kivre Avos #729248

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    You can say tehilim from Perek 119 using the specific letters to spell out the first and middle name of the person. Also, in the Artscroll “Mourning in Halacha” book, there are specific tefilos to say for a parent. I also read that you are not supposed to ask the deceased for anything, so I just ask HaShem to take care of them and tell them I miss them :(.

    in reply to: Leftover Boiled Chicken #933723

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    I actually added half a can of crushed tomatoes with some sugar, and it is pretty good.

    in reply to: Leftover Boiled Chicken #933719

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    Blinky, I will try yours. It is the least “potchke” for an erev Shabbos. Thank you all for the ideas.

    in reply to: Gown Gemach #969967

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    Thank you Esther. Torah Times is a good idea and I have a few numbers already. Thank you all for your help.

    in reply to: Gown Gemach #969966

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    Mazel Tov Always and thank you for info.

    in reply to: Pastrami over Rice for Shabbos Dinner Appetizer #727876

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    I got it too Mod 80 and laughed. So there you go. But then again, people tell me I have a warped sense of humor lol.

    in reply to: What to do with leftover Challah & bread?? #728063

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    It is Shabbos Shira this week, a pefect time for bread crumbs.

    in reply to: Red Flags–What to look out for while dating #725583

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    Laid back can equal lazy. Also, if they show anger over trivial things, head for the hills.


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    Years ago, someone asked me how I was. I said not that great, had a hard day… She told me that when someone actually asks you how you are, they do not want to hear you kvetching and really are not interested in how you are. Since then, when someone asks me how I am, I just say “fine.” Was she right that no one really wants to know? I am not talking about a close friend, but more of a casual friend or acquaintance.

    in reply to: Mother-In-Law #720203

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    It has to work both ways. It was a known fact that my MIL was not the easiest person but I tried very hard to get along with her and treat her with respect. Unfortunately, these feelings were not reciprocated on her part. So after years of trying and only getting complaints, I just gave up and had as little to do with her as possible. It may sound sad, but she hurt me too many times to care anymore.

    in reply to: failing the driving test #943978

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    Avi, don’t feel bad. I failed the first two times. My son failed his first one too and he was also very upset. He got it on the next try and I am sure you will get it too. Cheer up and good luck.

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