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Maybe they learned how to spell “geniuses.”
And yes, I know of the old slogan: “Mayim Chayim – Mey Raglayim!”
Okay, to make you all feel a little younger (especially after amazingirl97’s post) I remember a lot of these things. And I’ve seen/heard of pretty much all of them. And I’m only in my mid-twenties!
Honking? In Boro Park? Noooo!March 1, 2011 1:28 am at 1:28 am in reply to: Did anybody see the anti-semetic Christian Dior designer? #746697
wanderingchana, I get that. I would worry if my kid was overly sensitive to seams in clothing too (although I still don’t like tags in some of my clothes), but I’d venture to say that there are probably more kids who are afraid of loud noises than not. Same goes for picky eaters. Anything in extreme is not good, but [normal] picky eating and fear of loud noises is par for the course with such little kids. No need to overreact. If your kid gets freaked out by a truck driving down the street, won’t eat anything except Cream of Wheat and jarred bananas, AND won’t wear socks with seams, THEN I’d be concerned.
Some kids just don’t like loud noises. Don’t start giving your kid labels! It’s ridiculous how over-analyzed everyone is these days! If all these disorders had been around when we were kids, nobody would’ve been undiagnosed – you don’t like the sound of nails on the chalkboard? Sensory issues! You fidget in class? Get out the Ritalin! You play a prank on the teacher? ODD!
Come on people, chill out a little. I’ve been in special ed for many years and of course I understand labeling when necessary, but this is just silly.
Laer- she DEFINITELY left her swim suit home because NOBODY swims fully clothed indoors, especially when they sell these Tznius bathing suits by now.
So why the snood? I dunno, if I left my bathing suit at home I’d just skip the pool. She had already done machines and a class, and she was just walking in the pool, not swimming. And she didn’t hesitate before getting in the pool, just walked right in as if it’s what she usually does! The whole thing was just bizarre.
Get this – I was at the gym once and saw a woman get into the POOL fully dressed! And I mean skirt, long sleeves, snood, the whole business. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I thought she was just going to put her feet in or something, but noooo… all the way in.
Why? Why? WHY?
“Scrame” is NOT a word!!!
But on the topic, the Ferber method works well. Just do it now, because the older they get, the harder it’ll be!
dum dum dum dummmm/
dum dum dum dummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Sounds like the wedding march to me.
Oh, and the first one is “Daddy Come Home”
No, sorry always here, there was another comment & it disappeared now.
100kilobear? Is that you?
metro, if you pronounce it the (incorrect) Yiddish way, with the accent on the first syllable, you’ve got Shlumiel, as in “you’re such a shlumiel!” Sorta like naming your kid “Moron.”
metro, Shlumiel? Seriously?
I think there is an old thread on this same topic.
I think that the OP is not worried about her daughter having this professor, but about other students being influenced by him, thereby increasing anti-Semitism on campus. And unfortunately, there’s probably not much to do except teach your daughter how to deal with displays of bias and/or hate, and to be sure that she can disprove anti-Semitic stereotypes by making a kiddush Hashem in everything that she does, and to encourage her Jewish friends and classmates to be extra-aware as well.
Don’t worry, blinky, bpt. I got it too. And I’m sure I’m not the only one!
I’m a good writer and proofreader. I’m actually looking for editing jobs, if anyone knows of anything…
real-brisker, yes, emunah & bitachon are important. So are hishtadlus and common sense. Most “yeshiva guys” should not depend on their current or future “career” in yeshiva or chinuch, as there are hundreds of other guys just like them, all hoping for the coveted spot of a Torah career that actually pays a decent amount (rare, and becoming rarer, in my opinion). It’s always good to have a backup plan, degree or no degree. Find out what your strengths are and know what you can do should your #1 choice not work out.
Mother in Israel:
2. B’siata Dishmaya, MBC
3. I’m a Hippopotamus! (Now that’s in my head. Thank you.), Marvelous Middos Machine
Ima, a parent can’t decide whether to have the kids or not.
Bed-Stuy, uh, last I checked they sure can!
Aibishter! That’s what it’s called!
1. Shabbos Yerushalayim (MBC?)
2. I can’t remember the name of the song, but it’s from that old boys’ group. Tzlil v’Zemer?
Feif, that friends song from Lost in Lazerland… love it. Can’t remember what it’s called. And your second one is driving me crazy. What is it??
not I, you got it a little bit wrong, but it’s MBC “We Will Prevail.”
apushatayid, “You’re Watching Me.” Love that song – never fails to bring tears to my eyes. But isn’t it “with my father,” not “for my father”?
Feif, Abie Rotenberg, “There’s No Place Like Home.”
noitallmr, 1. King of Tony’s? Is that what it’s called?
2. MBD, “Happy Days”January 17, 2011 12:44 am at 12:44 am in reply to: Most Courteous Place To Shop At:Praise And You'll See More Of It #728825
“Yismach Yisrael Ice Cream in Lakewood”
Is that seriously the name?
Oh yes, Sac, indeed it is. Tagline: “Yismach Yisroel – we’re Cholov Yisroel!”
I still can’t talk about that place without laughing, and I’ve been here many years already…
psach libi, no, the answer to your question would be “country.” As in, “I’m going to the country for Shabbos” or “which country do you go to?”
BPTotty, so no blue eyes, I take it. I wasn’t so sure about that. But you’re welcome for the compliment! Care to return the favor? 🙂
<gasp> smartcookie, we could be twins! Are you that person that everyone mixes me up with?
On second thought, can’t be. I wouldn’t say my head is round. But the rest of it is pretty accurate…
crdle, you got that right! Proud to be an out-of-towner, even though I haven’t lived in LA for a while now, unfortunately… So what’s “the” life that I’m living?!
Oh, and I don’t look down at ALL New Yorkers… I married one :). But he’s not a Brooklynite and you could probably say that he’s more of an out-of-towner than I am!
BPTotty, you have a trim, slightly salt-and-pepper beard, glasses, slightly above-average height, average weight to slim. Blue eyes?
Score one for me!
mewho, I don’t think you’ve been around long enough for anyone to come up with an accurate description.
smartcookie, let’s see. You’re of average (or possibly below) height, slim, dark hair, light complexion, put together. Oomis, for a while I thought I knew who you were but I turned out to be wrong. I see you as being a bit taller than average, average weight, dirty blonde & a nice, genuine smile. TheGoq, do you wear glasses?
I’m usually pretty good at these things, but sometimes I’m TOTALLY off… so how’d I do?
Goq, good one! But in all seriousness, that movie scared the living daylights out of me when I was a kid. Make sure your kids can handle it before they see it. I had nightmares about those flying monkeys for a very long time…
Mod 80, you made it to grandchildren without knowing the difference between a skirt and dress?
I don’t know, to me “edible” doesn’t have inappropriate connotations. Am I crazy or something? I just think that it sounds stupid. I don’t know anyone that would look at that and say “oh, what a clever ad” OR “oh, how offensive!”
And now I get the “Eshes Chayil class” – thanks. Very nice. I thought that maybe it was a class to teach you how to be an eishes chayil…
1. What on earth is Eshes Chayil class?
2. Why does “edible” sound like “an un Jewish song”?
qt101, like I said, it’s been many years since I was there, but even then BC had a “jappy” reputation. I was nervous because I knew a lot of girls (from camp) who were going and were indeed jappy, not my type at all, and even ended up with a classic jap for a roommate. But you know what? The seminary is not jappy. Yes, there are japs. You’ll have them in every seminary. In BC, like the other seminaries, there are japs, but they are not the overwhelming majority. Just don’t make friends with them if you don’t care for that! It is a big seminary, and you’re bound to find at least a few friends who are your type.
But again, every year is different, and every seminary is different. I don’t know what it’s like there now, but it’s highly unlikely that you won’t find at least 3 girls who you like and can be friends with.
qt101, first of all, get it out of your head that “good” seminary = shidduch. Many many people who don’t go to seminary get shidduchim, and many who do go, unfortunately, don’t get shidduchim. Do what you can but your life does not hinge on this one year. Relax!
No interviewer asks the same questions to everyone. You and your friends will compare afterwards and see that they are all different. Some seminaries will have two or three meforshim preprinted for the girls to read, but not Rabbi Geisler. He picks and you read from a Chumash. He may grill you for half an hour, and he may ask you nothing. See my above post for a general idea of the types of questions he’ll probably ask, but you never know.
As for pros and cons, it’s been many years since I went, and I hear that there have been lots of changes. New aim habayit (is that true, anyone?), a few different teachers, and apparently Mrs. Tarshish opened her own seminary, so I’m sure her classes (which were my favorite, incidentally) have been reduced drastically. The medrash report (if it still exists?) was hard but worth it. The classes were (mostly) great. The seminary is a big one if you’re not comfortable with that, and one big con is that you are in two dorm buildings, so you may be separated from your friends. But overall it was a great experience – keep in mind, though, that every year is different and it is, to a large extent, what you make it.
Yes, of course there are cases of epidurals causing paralysis and/or death. I never said that there weren’t. I was just wondering how the statistics measure up against deaths and serious injury in home births. I think that many hospitals do offer the walking epidural, you just have to ask for it. Even if you don’t get a walking one, you’re not confined to lying on your back – that’s not true anymore. You can sit up and change positions.
Anyway, the argument here isn’t only concerning epidural complications. I know a few people whose “routine” births would have ended tragically if not for the presence of a doctor. I’d much rather not take the risk. If you can stand up for yourself, like smartcookie said, and not just go along with what the doctor says, I’d stick with hospital births. Just in case.
coffeeaddict, when was the last time you had an epidural? With every epidural that I’ve had, I stayed in a sitting position, was allowed to move around without a problem, could change positions and even get out of bed – there’s a reason they call it a “walking epidural.” Plus, I’ve had epidurals that actually sped things up rather than slowing them down, and I know others who have had that too.
Yes, it has its risks, but I’d be curious to see the number of epidural-related deaths and/or extreme complications (read: paralysis or other permanent conditions, not week-long headaches) compared to the number of deaths and/or extreme complications in home births (or those not attended by a doctor).
Oooh, good luck. Not to scare you or anything, but Rabbi Geisler takes great pride in making girls squirm at their interviews. (And no, that’s not my opinion, that’s the truth – he told us himself before he went to America when I was in seminary. We all told our “horror stories” and he was very pleased with himself.)
He will most likely pick out a long meforash for you to read, and you will most likely stumble over it and not understand it. DON’T WORRY! That’s what happens! Just don’t pretend to know what you’re talking about if you really don’t – just say, “I don’t understand this part. What does it mean?” I had to read two complicated meforshim and could barely make heads or tails of them (because they were hard, and because I was nervous), and he had to explain it all to me. Very uncomfortable.
He also wanted to know my SAT scores and what the breakdown was, he asked about my family and my school life, he asked about my favorite subjects and extracurricular activities, he asked why I wanted to go to Bnos Chava, and no, he did NOT ask what kind of animal or fruit I’d want to be or anything ridiculous like that. (But he has done it – it’s not just urban legend! So be prepared, but stay normal – don’t say “I’d like to be a bird to I can sing shira to Hashem,” say what you really think – “I’d like to be a cheetah because they can run fast” or whatever.)
Be prepared for him to question your answers and make you feel uncomfortable. IT DOES NOT MATTER. I walked out of that interview feeling like I’d NEVER get in, and guess what – I did! And I didn’t even have to get pushed in! There’s nothing to be afraid of, even if you feel that the interview went horribly. Just be yourself and be honest. Worse comes to worst – you won’t get in! And it’s not the end of the world!
Nooooo. Absolutely not. You never know when you may c”v need medical intervention at the last minute; you can be in a situation that would be rather easily remedied within minutes in a hospital, but at home the same situation will not have a happy ending. Too risky for me. And potential trauma to your older children as well. Why expose them to that?
Plus, I like my epidurals 🙂
Nebach. (On the other person, not you.) Have you thought that perhaps he does get it but simply has nowhere else to turn? Maybe be nice to him? You don’t give too many details. Maybe he’s desperate for a friend (or whatever it is that he wants from you) and he’ll back off a little if you’re nice instead of trying to push him away?
Make it your good deed for now. It may benefit you more than you expect.
BP Totty, bring on the sarcasm!
bb8, translation: use plain vinegar, a mixture of windex and vinegar, or a liquid nonabrasive, unscented, aloe free hand sanitizer. Dip a cotton ball in the liquid and rub over the silver. Make sure to rotate the pieces often so as not to spread the tarnish or cause scratches. Rinse and dry with a soft cloth.
Toothpaste, baking soda, and other “home remedies” may work to polish silver in a pinch, but in the long run it will damage your silver. Use proper silver polish – I’ve been told that Hagerty silversmith’s polish (in a blue bottle or tub) is the best, and it works well for me.
ZachKessin, how did your wife get into that? Do you need any training or specific skills? Can you make your own hours? I’d love to do something like that, especially if it pays well, but I can’t put in a full day. I have very good typing and spelling skills, and I think that court transcription would be something I’d enjoy – I didn’t know that it could be done from home!