26 September, 2005

Get Thee to Israel!

School's In!!

The semester has started and I'm taking some very exciting classes. Firstly, there's an Ulpan with Gili. She's truly a marvel. She's teaching a heavy courseload, and she still manages to look as if she's dressed for a Paris runway every day. It's really difficult to not feel compelled to get decked out in finery every day of that class. Next is Bible:Text and Context, with Mark Leuchter. He seems very knowledgable and the course seems to flow directly from my English degree. Finally, there's Models of Teaching and Reflective Practice in Jewish Education with Susie Rodenstein. She's a marvel in education and happens to have centerred her specialties on Hebrew and Israel. Sound like anyone we know?
So, this lead-up is to explain part of the reason that the pics from my trip aren't up. The other part of the explanation comes in the form of a warning: DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT LET ANYONE TELL YOU THAT X-RAYS ONLY HARM 1000 SPEED AND ABOVE FILM. I have one complete roll of film (luckily, it's the most important one) which came out nicely. One of the others is shifted in tint and darkness, and the others are ruined. Funny, that one is fine. I'm guessing that it's the 200 speed film. Anyway, I'll get the decent pics up this week, after I finish my homework.
My work schedule is dreary this week:3 night shifts, including one buyout and one band night(ugh!), but, on the bright side, I have 2 bar shifts (Yay!). So, my routine will be a bit off. In addition, I'm joining the Y tomorrow. I'll be starting up Yoga again on Wednesday. That should add to my energy level and what I can accomplish daily. Expect the pics by the weekend. In the meantime, there's a nice BlueStarPR poster above.

15 September, 2005

Kitty Pryde

See that beautiful brunette in the front of the picture below(no, the woman...)...?That's Evangeline Lilly. Beautiful and talented, I have to say that she is the quintesential actress to portray Kitty Pryde. It's too bad that Kitty's so young in the current run of films, or Miss Lilly could be on the big and the small screen.

OK, as if being addicted to "The 4400" wasn't enough, now I've started watching "Lost," which kicks ass! I'll be watching this for a long time.

02 September, 2005

Please Help

I'm back to the US, and I'd never dreamed that I'd have to do this for my first post. From the dream and nightmare of my travels, I've returned to the nightmare left by Hurricane Katrina. I've located many of the people that I know from Louisiana and Alabama, but there are a few left unaccounted for. If anyone has heard from Kimberly Hillman, Rebekah Elgin-Council, Cason Duke, or Joel K. Fortner or, if you know their whereabouts, please contact me.
For those of you able to do something, please donate time, blood, money....whatever you can. One place to donate is United Jewish Communities. There website can be reached at http://ujc.org/
G-d bless us all.