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How does our garden grow?
Family, Judaism |
September 28, 2012

How does our garden grow?

In March, a friend asked me if I would be interested in meeting a guy friend of hers. “He’s a really nice guy and very cute,” she told me. “Sure,” I said, “send me a picture?” She did and man, was this guy cute. We spoke for the first time in the beginning of April (2012). Halfway through our first date, I texted my roommate, “This is the man I am going to marry.” Our dating experience could have been typical… dinners out, movies, etc. But our romance was far from that.......

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Why Thanksgiving is this Jewish girl’s favorite holiday…

Ever since I was a little girl, there was no doubt what my favorite holiday was. Thanksgiving. Now, I would say that it really is a tie for number one… Thanksgiving tied with Purim. Now Purim was special because I was born on Purim in a leap year, meaning I was born in Adar II, when we add a whole extra month. So Purim always held a special place in my heart. But why Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving. A quintessential American holiday. A holiday that represents America and apple pie and all things patriotic.......

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The Pride of a Daughter
Family, Judaism |
November 14, 2011

The Pride of a Daughter

I am so very proud of my family. Now, we may be crazy but I am still very proud of my whole family. But this post is about my father. My father, my tatti, my abbasama, is a very special guy. He was always pretty slow to anger. Never hit us, rarely spanked us, and I was only grounded once… when I was 5… and I walked to the next-door neighbor’s house without telling them… and she couldn’t see me in the peephole because I was too little… I was “lost” for......

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Some People Are Just Real

Knowing that my blog is read widely and open to everyone, I definitely keep certain things to myself. Sometimes there are amazing and fun or sad and upsetting things that you just don’t want to share. I have been keeping one of those (positive ones) to myself lately and have decided it was time to share. 🙂 I have been chatting with Mayim Bialik (of Blossom and Big Bang Theory fame) since April or May. It’s very cool. She came to Colorado to hear the Maccabeats play the Boulder Jewish Festival and......

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Obituary for CeCe Davis

Cece Davis, known to her friends as CeCe the Civic, was born in 1996 in Japan. She passed away June 14, 2011 at 9:05 am in Denver, Colorado. The final cause of death was found to be a defective distributor cap, shot spark plugs and ignition wires, however, CeCe had been suffering many illnesses for a long time. At her death, she was bald (front two tires only), a badge which she wore proudly as those were her winter tires she still holding on to. Cece’s long and illustrious life began in......

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Not all who wander are lost

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king. — J.R.R Tolkien Disclaimer: Please don’t hate me, please don’t stop reading, I know I just quoted Tolkien but I am not a huge fan. Nor have I seen the movies or really read......

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Dear G-d. Please let these suitcases be under 50 pounds.

Look. I honestly admit that I over pack. I couldn’t lie about that. One trip with me and you would see right though my ruse. But in the past few years I have tried to be more strategic, packing reusable outfits, less shoes, and when I visit my ‘sisters’ in NYC, packing little and letting them dress me. But seriously, I am going to Israel for FIVE MONTHS! This is no ordinary, stay in a hotel, relax by the pool vacation! There are needs here! Toiletries, bedding, towels, okay I know I......

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Living in NYC is nothing like living in Colorado

Okay, I mean yes, that is somewhat of a ‘DUH’ statement but it really hit us once we were settled into Ronin’s new apartment. 1. NO AIR-CONDITIONING!! WHAT?! Seriously, like the hottest summer on record and no relief. I would sit on an air-conditioned subway car all day rather than sit in the sticky, hot apartment. 2. Teeny, tiny spaces! Bathroom = small. Bedrooms = small. Living room = small. Kitchen = small. Elevator = small. I have to say, though, that I am way impressed with New Yorkers. They really know......

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Which bridge is this and why did I just pay a toll?

Knowing that our decision/ need to be in Manhattan by 10am would leave us driving through major traffic, we left early from New Jersey. I think we were both apprehensive about the next leg, the moving into the apartment phase. Before this was just a fun road trip, now reality is setting in. Shira gave us directions and they were very helpful… until we hit the George Washington Bridge. That is when the trouble started. We went to the cash lane only to find out that they weren’t taking cash. They told......

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The Sibling Drive(ry)
Family, Israel |
August 31, 2010

The Sibling Drive(ry)

Before I get started, my mother has requested that I put in writing and in public that I asked her to force me to cull my belongings when I get home and get rid of a lot because I certainly do not want to move it all again! Now, we left off with the packing of the car and sleeping. Tuesday (Aug 17) morning we woke up, ate, got ready, did last minute things… it was sort of emotion on hold… trying not to get emotional because we weren’t leaving quite yet......

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