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March 13, 2011 3:10 am at 3:10 am in reply to: womens effect #748881
Eshes Lapidos. She told her “bum” of a husband (I quote my teacher) to bring the wicks she made to the Bais Hamikdash. He became a talmid chacham because of that.July 9, 2010 2:48 am at 2:48 am in reply to: Camp Prices are High #688978
I agree with you 100%. Nobody is making a killing off of this business. I personally know camp directors who work EXTREMELY hard on the biggest overnight camp in the city. They are not making a fortune or anything close to it.
Supply and demand. That’s why we believe in capitalism.June 28, 2010 6:35 pm at 6:35 pm in reply to: If You Were Discovered… #799721
I would tell you, but then I would have to kill you.June 27, 2010 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm in reply to: If You Were Discovered… #799719
Nope, this is and was my one and only screen name.June 27, 2010 5:04 am at 5:04 am in reply to: If You Were Discovered… #799706
Smartcookie- I recognized him easily. Just like he is when he argues with everyone in real life.June 27, 2010 4:31 am at 4:31 am in reply to: Famous Mosquitoes #1023891
If you first thought the topic said “Famous Misquotes,” say ‘I.’June 21, 2010 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm in reply to: Yeshivish uniform #1056049
“…why are some girls machbid on only marrying a guy who wears…”
Machbid = Makbid + MachmirJune 21, 2010 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm in reply to: Is Splenda Dangerous? #873375
Real sugar will kill you faster than replacing it with splenda will, regardless of splenda’s unknown side effects.June 21, 2010 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm in reply to: Potatoes & Onions #686821
Or you can always cancel your internet plan and buy some food…June 21, 2010 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm in reply to: Potatoes & Onions #686820
How about slice the apples, apple-kugel-style, mix with a bit of flour and cinnamon and lemon juice (in your case, I guess just a sprinkle of sugar and grapefruit juice???). Top with a mixture of bran flakes and peanut butter. Let me know how it goes 😉June 10, 2010 1:35 am at 1:35 am in reply to: Any recommended Jewish novels? #1125562
I read non-jewish novels, and I actually found The Jewish Kingdom of Kuzar interesting.June 7, 2010 2:05 am at 2:05 am in reply to: Inexpensive Family Vacations #769222
Call someone you know in another city (driving distance) and ask them to ask someone there to trade houses with you for a few days. Prepare places for them to go in your city, and they should do the same.June 7, 2010 2:03 am at 2:03 am in reply to: Have You Ever Googled Yourself? #686177
I did- I emailed an elderly woman with a PhD in something or other, who shared my name (Jewish, of course, not frum). She got sick soon after… I hope she’s not dead.June 7, 2010 2:00 am at 2:00 am in reply to: If You find Free Jewish Sheet Music Post It Here #902239
For guitar, there’s http://jewishguitarchords.com/June 1, 2010 1:26 am at 1:26 am in reply to: Chasuna Music #1105874
Do what we did. Ask your musician to tone it down. We got so many thank-yous at the end of that wedding.June 1, 2010 1:24 am at 1:24 am in reply to: Have You Ever Googled Yourself? #686165
Yes, and I found out I share my name with a name older not-frum lady lawyer. Nice woman.May 18, 2010 4:32 am at 4:32 am in reply to: If You Were Discovered… #799702
I found my uncle on here, a serious controversial poster (you all hate him) and I told him in person 😛 He’ll probably figure me out from this post. Now won’t that be embarrassing.April 11, 2010 5:23 pm at 5:23 pm in reply to: Ripped Off Working In Camps #685704
Volvie, we’re talking DAY camps here. They do not provide food. They do not provide board. They usually do not provide transportation. I think the problem is not being told how much you’re going to be paid. If $400 a month is agreed upon, then what can you do besides negotiate for more (which no 14 year old would do.) You do realize that $400 a month works out to be something like $3.50 an hour. When we babysit, we get $6-10, and the kids are often sleeping!!
Real life example: I was asked to be a counselor in a day camp, but never gave a reply. I happened to be at the camp on the first day for an errand, where I was given the message “Where are you? Everyone is looking for you! You made a promise you’d work here and now they’re short on staff because you didn’t show up!!” I never made a commitment, I never signed a contract, I was never told how much I’d be paid. I told them this, so they begged me to just stay for the week until they could find a replacement. I very very apprehensively agreed. I was given the title ‘gofer’ which ended up meaning being a fill-in counselor for three days of the week, being a baking counselor for one day of the week (which is literally back braking work) and running errands the last day of the week. Thank g-d the week actually ended. I had to be there at 9am, having finished davening, and I had to deal with obnoxious and bored kids until 4pm. Then I had to help clean up.
After pestering them for my paycheck for three weeks, they made me come in to get it, and wait an hour until they could see me. I got a check for $50. A counselor makes $100 a week, and a gofer who serves as counselor for 4/5 o the time gets $50. 33 hours work, $50. $1.50 an hour.
If you ever run a camp and hire girls, please please please tell them how much you are planning on paying them. Then when you find no one wants to work for you, think about increasing wages.March 29, 2010 12:54 am at 12:54 am in reply to: Chol Hamoed WEST Coast Trips #682318
If you’re near San Fransisco, go to the bay. Dock K has a bunch of sleeping walruses sure to make you and the kids stare for at least an hour.March 19, 2010 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm in reply to: Cleaning Your Computer #682063
Here’s what we do, takes 25 minutes:
1. Unplug the keyboard, of course
2. Google a layout of a keyboard and print it, or draw one yourself.
3. Pop out the keys with a knife.
4. Soak the keys in warm soapy water in a big bowl for a few minutes. Swish around.
5. Rinse them and dump into a sieve. Shake around to get out the most water.
6. Put the keys into a big towel and shake it around. Leave it in there for a good 10 minutes.
7. Wipe down keyboard, with knife and damp shmattah.
8. If you have compressed air, that does 50% of the job.
Note: You should probably have someone who knows what they are doing help you if you are going to take apart the keyboard so that you don’t permanently damage it.March 18, 2010 1:50 am at 1:50 am in reply to: Pesach blondies #1149415
Shame- I thought this thread was about women who can’t Pesach clean.March 15, 2010 1:56 am at 1:56 am in reply to: Happy PI Day! #1228685
We dialed our area code-(xxx) 314 1592, and we got the answering machine to our environment minister. What a waste. (we did leave a message, though.)March 14, 2010 6:46 pm at 6:46 pm in reply to: For Frum Girls And Women #696007
Meh. (translation: who cares)March 14, 2010 3:27 pm at 3:27 pm in reply to: Happy PI Day! #1228675
Wikipedia says some people keep March 4, because 14% of the 3rd month has passed. GOSH why are they getting so technical?!March 14, 2010 3:13 am at 3:13 am in reply to: YWCR Slow? #683392
Took me a full minute to get to this page.March 5, 2010 1:59 am at 1:59 am in reply to: Hangman! Join the fun! #1131920
Gimme an ‘S’
kaave el hashemMarch 2, 2010 3:40 am at 3:40 am in reply to: P.I.P. – Purim is Pashut #675661
Shindy- I’m sure you can find a mossed that will put your nosh to better use. Perhaps a children’s kiruv program that needs to buy nosh anyway? They usually sell it for pesach and use it throughout the year.March 1, 2010 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm in reply to: New Moderating System #684169
Yeah, the new system is annoying, being that you can never just shout out to the mods to fix something or another.March 1, 2010 9:14 pm at 9:14 pm in reply to: New Moderating System #684167
If we get 30 ‘no’s, i’m sure we can figure something out. Exactly. If moderators do stumble upon something inappropriate, they delete it right away. If not, then if three people click ‘report,’ it’s hidden until mods figure out what to do.March 1, 2010 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm in reply to: New Moderating System #684165
I.March 1, 2010 8:53 pm at 8:53 pm in reply to: New Moderating System #684163
Very simple system: 1. Instant posts. 2. Ocassional roaming moderators. 3. Three “report-inappropriate-post”s and the comment is hidden. Sound good?March 1, 2010 8:36 pm at 8:36 pm in reply to: I Can't Be Bothered! #681251
We need a cleanup in aisle seven…. asapMarch 1, 2010 7:49 pm at 7:49 pm in reply to: I Can't Be Bothered! #681247
I found the same thing this year. A lot of people told me ‘I just can’t be bothered- please don’t come.’ But a lot of people did settle with just giving two things- a muffin and grape juice or something like that.March 1, 2010 4:38 am at 4:38 am in reply to: Giving Alcohol to Minors on Purim #1062940
Your opinion 🙂 It’s quite a regurgitated question, but you may as well give it a shot if you’re not drunk.March 1, 2010 4:34 am at 4:34 am in reply to: P.I.P. – Purim is Pashut #675657
I found that people were doing this on their own this year. Maybe it’s the recession? But people have really toned down…March 1, 2010 4:32 am at 4:32 am in reply to: Giving Alcohol to Minors on Purim #1062938
What’s your opinion on women/girls drinking, and to what extent?February 25, 2010 8:50 pm at 8:50 pm in reply to: Parnassa Raffle Video #675272
I totally agree with you. I watched it last night and felt very uncomfortable.
You lot of weirdos…September 9, 2009 12:13 am at 12:13 am in reply to: Funny or Interesting Vanity Plates #700683
LUV2NASeptember 8, 2009 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm in reply to: Learn A New Language #668268
Learn Latin. Very useful (for science, that is!)August 27, 2009 5:13 am at 5:13 am in reply to: Left Coast: Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Great California Garage Sale #655404
I hear California has the biggest debt of all the states. I guess no one in NY is famous enough to sign cars ;P
Fear of long words.August 26, 2009 4:44 am at 4:44 am in reply to: Talking With Members of The Opposite Gender #663088
First: The moderators are on top of the actual content of the post. Secondly, the fact that the moderators don’t let you exchange names/email addresses/locations means that it’s not possible for the two to meet. If that’s not good enough, what is?August 25, 2009 2:29 am at 2:29 am in reply to: Cell Phone Fell Into a Tub of Water #655835
I’m pretty sure it will explode if you try blow drying it without taking apart. You may as well put it through a curling iron.August 25, 2009 2:24 am at 2:24 am in reply to: Computer Heat #655874
Don’t you every get a crick in your neck trying to read the screen?August 25, 2009 2:16 am at 2:16 am in reply to: New And Returning Members! #855972
I think I really am in hiding- the topic doesn’t come up with my name as last poster. 😛August 25, 2009 2:09 am at 2:09 am in reply to: New And Returning Members! #855970
What am I, chopped liver?August 24, 2009 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm in reply to: What Will Become Of All The Memories? #817864
Go on, feif!August 24, 2009 3:58 pm at 3:58 pm in reply to: Altering Photos in Photoshop for Fundraising Purposes – Okay? #655056
I think the conversation may be skewed in the favour of blue shirts, being that everyone here has internet, which means that OF COURSE it’s for work, which means that YOU WORK r”l!!