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  • 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.

    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.

    in reply to: If You Were Discovered… #799721

    I would tell you, but then I would have to kill you.

    in reply to: If You Were Discovered… #799719


    Nope, this is and was my one and only screen name.

    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.

    in reply to: Famous Mosquitoes #1023891

    If you first thought the topic said “Famous Misquotes,” say ‘I.’

    in reply to: Yeshivish uniform #1056049

    “…why are some girls machbid on only marrying a guy who wears…”

    Machbid = Makbid + Machmir

    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.

    in reply to: Potatoes & Onions #686821

    Or you can always cancel your internet plan and buy some food…

    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 😉

    in reply to: Any recommended Jewish novels? #1125562

    I read non-jewish novels, and I actually found The Jewish Kingdom of Kuzar interesting.

    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.

    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.

    in reply to: If You find Free Jewish Sheet Music Post It Here #902239

    For guitar, there’s http://jewishguitarchords.com/

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    good luck!

    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.

    in reply to: Pesach blondies #1149415

    Shame- I thought this thread was about women who can’t Pesach clean.

    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.)

    in reply to: For Frum Girls And Women #696007

    Meh. (translation: who cares)

    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?!

    in reply to: YWCR Slow? #683392

    Took me a full minute to get to this page.

    in reply to: Hangman! Join the fun! #1131920

    Gimme an ‘S’

    in reply to: Yiddish #931569

    kaave el hashem

    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.

    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.

    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.

    in reply to: New Moderating System #684165


    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?

    in reply to: I Can't Be Bothered! #681251

    We need a cleanup in aisle seven…. asap

    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.

    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.

    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…

    in reply to: Giving Alcohol to Minors on Purim #1062938

    What’s your opinion on women/girls drinking, and to what extent?

    in reply to: Parnassa Raffle Video #675272

    I totally agree with you. I watched it last night and felt very uncomfortable.

    in reply to: Cholent #671083

    You lot of weirdos…

    in reply to: Funny or Interesting Vanity Plates #700683


    in reply to: Learn A New Language #668268

    Learn Latin. Very useful (for science, that is!)

    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

    in reply to: Fun Words #923550



    Fear of long words.

    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?

    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.

    in reply to: Computer Heat #655874

    Don’t you every get a crick in your neck trying to read the screen?

    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. 😛

    in reply to: New And Returning Members! #855970

    What am I, chopped liver?

    in reply to: What Will Become Of All The Memories? #817864

    Go on, feif!

    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!!

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