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Oh, what a pane! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)
If you are planning on putting in mayonnaise, put some of it in before you begin mashing with a fork– it makes it easier to mash when it’s moister.
I use Tide with bleach alternative, half a cup of Arm and Hammer Washing Soda and 1 cup of Clorox bleach in hot water. I usually don’t scrub the shirts (unless they’re really bad). We probably have the whitest whites in the area! I do put the washer through a second rinse because it makes me feel better to wash out all the soaps and bleach.
Why do you have to pay if they don’t eat? Just don’t include them in the count. On the other hand, if you want them to eat, is it costing you any more to have a special meal for them (most caterers will substitute fish for meat with no charge). So what’s the big deal?
My theory as to the friendliness is that this was Labor Day weekend. The ones who were left in town (those who don’t go to the “country” for the summer or go away for the weekend) are the friendly ones. The others…
To minyan gal: Do you really base your gift on the amount and/or quality of the food served at the wedding? I make out my check at home. The amount I give is based on whose wedding it is (neighbor, friend, close friend, relative, close relative, etc.).
BTW, what is the going rate for gifts for a wedding?
My son (who is a regular yeshivish bochur) uses velcro inside his yarmulke. It works better than bobby pins or clips (especially when playing sports). They are available in most Judaica stores.July 27, 2011 1:13 pm at 1:13 pm in reply to: S(h)morgasbord. Love it. Love the word. Whats your favorite? #873452
edelweissJuly 21, 2011 5:55 am at 5:55 am in reply to: S(h)morgasbord. Love it. Love the word. Whats your favorite? #873440
Aavadeh.July 12, 2011 6:58 pm at 6:58 pm in reply to: Whats important to include in a Kitchen renovation contract? #785206
ANY mistake should be fixed FREE of charge. Also, even after the kitchen is completely finished, the cabinets (and countertops) should have some sort of manufacturer’s warranty (with the labor for fixing the defect included in the warranty). Do not pay in full if the kitchen is not completely finished to your satisfaction. Generally, once you pay in full, they will not come back so quickly to fix something.
Bring your own cup and see what happens!
SN – In French(what I recall from high school), a question is asked with the verb first and then the subject (Comprends tu?).June 1, 2011 8:16 pm at 8:16 pm in reply to: Water Bill (NYC) quadrupled in private home and is steadily increasing.. #773694
Do you have shut-off valves at all your toilets and sinks? If you do, shut them all off and then turn them back on one at a time and check if the meter is moving (even slightly) after each one that you turn back on. That way you’ll know exactly which item is leaking.
My car is Shomer Shabbos (and Yom Tov) so unfortunately it doesn’t go to shul on those days! (Is that considered going off the derech?)
What air conditioning?
Convince the principal to take the whole school on a Lag B’Omer outing to the GREAT PARADE!
So, are oil prices going to come down now?
Shticky Guy–I think that they’re just saying that if you use the term “rachel imenu” that is sefardi (because of the word “imenu”) and the term “mama rochel” is ashkenazi (because of the word “mama”).
My silver used to be like that and then every once in a while when it was real bad I would take out the polish and rub away until it sparkled. It took a lot of time and elbow grease. In the past couple of years I don’t use polish at all and my silver is always sparkling. I use silversmiths’ gloves. Every motzei Shabbos, before I put away the leichter, I put on my gloves and wipe them down and voila beautiful, sparkling leichter in just a few minutes. Then I put them away in the china closet until the next Friday (and they still look good). Hagerty and Goddard’s makes these gloves and although they are not too cheap they’re worth every penny!
Possible TMJ–see a dentist if pain persists (especially when chewing).
Here they say “taffy” instead of “lollipop”.
Der Heilige Shabbos Kodesh
My daughter-in-law had the same problem recently. She made chicken in a pot with alot of duck sauce–came out delicious.
My breakfast consists of a soft-boiled egg (made to perfection), a slice of multigrain bread (toasted), 2 heaping tablespoons of low-fat cottage cheese, some leftover salad or cut up veggies, and a big mug (about l6 ounces) of skim milk with about a teaspoon of gourmet roasted coffee (instant) and a drop of sugar. I have been eating this breakfast since my teens with some slight variations–I used to drink regular or lowfat milk and I used to eat rye bread with butter. I have tried eating just cereal or oatmeal and milk but the satisfaction doesn’t last long. (I actually miss my breakfast on Shabbos and Yom Tov).
I went to a chasunah in “ir hakodesh” (Brooklyn) recently. I was there until the end of bentching. There were 2 photographers (one for the ladies’ side and one for the men’s side). The photographer was sitting at one of the ladies’ tables that had been cleared off already and taking pictures. Every few minutes he would doze off for a few minutes, then take 1 or 2 pictures, then doze off again and to top it all off the machatonim were paying OVERTIME for this. Any thoughts?
Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce,
Special orders don’t upset us
Have it your way (2X)
Plop, plop, fizz, fizz
Oh what a relief it is. (Alka Seltzer)
Maxwell House–good to the last drop.
Does she or doesn’t she–only her hairdresser knows for sure.
Smokey the Bear saying–Only YOU can prevent forest fires.
And do you remember the jingle in the commercial:
Don’t cross the street in the middle, in the middle, in the middle of the block…February 24, 2011 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm in reply to: #743974
Google “wats on sale” and you will be led to a website showing ads for many stores in Brooklyn and beyond.February 24, 2011 3:44 am at 3:44 am in reply to: Which Singer Would You Choose To Sing At Your Wedding? #743810
always here–do you mean Benny Friedman? He’s really good!
aries–wasn’t that something with the alphabet? “A my name is ALICE and my husband’s name is ALLEN. We come from ALASKA and we sell APPLES.” Every time there was a word with an A you had to pick up your arm and hit the wall with the ball in the sock; all the other words you had to hit the wall with the arm down and then continue with the rest of the alphabet. Boy, that was a loooong time ago!
Devorim HaYotzim min HaLev Nichnasim el HaLev.
How about what we used to carry our schoolbooks? In elementary school I had a real leather briefcase with a handle on top. In high school I used a “bookstrap” (it was made of rubber and basically went around all your books–you could adjust the length) and I had to keep switching my pile of books from one hand to the other because they were so heavy!
Does anyone remember when libraries were as quiet as…The librarians would go around shushing everyone who was talking above a barely audible whisper.
ronrsr–Remember Topo Gigio on the Ed Sullivan Show (he was a cute little Italian mouse puppet)? His ending line was always “Eddie–kiss me goodnight!”
Chayav–are you talking about the alter heim, as in the shtetl in Poland, or are you talking about many years ago in the USA?
No digital scales; no cash registers–just add everything up on a brown paper bag.
Remember when there were no microwaves, no crock pots, no fancy coffee makers, no food processors…and not too many people had washing machines and the clothes were hung outside to dry or in the winter they were put on the radiators to dry.
Anyone remember Colorforms–we spent hours playing with that.
How about hoolah hoops, jacks, plain old yoyos?
The Verrazano Bridge toll is $13. I think Zahavasdad is talking about using the Holland (?) Tunnel to get to NJ and then the NJ Turnpike to the Goethals Bridge where you get a carpool rate into Staten Island. Then on the way back to Brooklyn from Staten Island, the Verrazano is free.
Remember College Bowl–especially when Yeshiva University scored very high?
Remember all the scratched up records from the little needle on the phonograph? and then the record would “skip” because of the scratches?
Chayav started his post with the word “guys”. Is that girltalk? He can’t even spell “seminary” correctly!
Chasdei Hashem Ki Lo Samnu.
It’s actually Youth CORPS.
“Go to the science room and evaporate.”
Said by the Chumash teacher to a group of girls making noise in the hallway.
Sorry for being naive–but which takanah by which rabbonim, when?February 9, 2011 4:55 pm at 4:55 pm in reply to: which company cholov yisroel milk do you recommend #738169
Pride of the Farm is better than any other milk. Most of the time it lasts up to a week after the sell by date. I know that you can get it in Philadelphia, Lakewood and Baltimore. We use mainly skim milk but even that tastes nice and rich–it is DELICIOUS!