Thursday, January 29, 2009

one track minded

i got an interesting text the other day from a friend. it was rosh chodesh shvat. this is what it said:
Happy rosh chodesh :) two weeks and chag labachurot
so i texted her back "what?? i have no clue what you're talking about!"
she texted me back "the freezer opens on tu bshvat. it's not a chag la'ilanot but for bachurot to get dates!"
OMG i was laughing so hard!! it was so funny...

checking my email later that day i found an email from another friend which said this:
"a few more weeks and they'll be free!" and then had this pic. how funny? 
now i know some people will have a heyday with this post and come out and say how it's crazy how the boys are in the freezer... shidduch crisis... stupid thing, etc etc etc. but that's how it is so let's just "deal" with it LOL

i (personally) cannot wait! :p

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This one's for you SD!

In response to SomethingDifferent's meme and request that i do it too...

Here's how it works: You type "[your first name] needs" into Google. Copy and paste the words into your blog. (click here to check out SD's meme)

1. Tembow needs your help. (I do?)

2. Tembow needs a new hair stylist. (What i really need is to get my hair done; i've got the stylist)

3. Tembow needs a computer router. (Okay, this is a weird one.)

4. Tembow needs a family that will be patient, consistent, kind and loving. (Baruch Hashem, I have one already that is all that and more!)

5. Tembow needs to chill. (I think i chill way too much instead of doing all the stuff i need to do. sometimes i can really be a procrastinator- especially when it comes to exercising!!)

6. Tembow needs a makeover. (i'd love a FREE one!!)

7. Tembow needs to eat. (haha :) this one is definitely NOT for me)

8. Tembow needs and wants a date! (true, true. i am single right now lol anybody know any guys??)

9. Tembow needs to stop being so grouchy! (lol lol lol)

10. Tembow needs advice. (Thank G-d for all of you guys! that's what you're here for!!!!)

thanks SD! this was cute

Monday, January 26, 2009

My husband doesn't like that.

i went out yesterday with a married friend. we went shopping at the mall and over the course of our conversations, in and out of the many stores, she said at least 3 times "i can't wear that. my husband said i shouldn't." we saw cute open toe shoes in one store and she said her husband doesn't like the way open toe shoes look with tights. her husband doesn't like it when she wears wedges either. he doesn't think it's tzniyusdik. my question is: is it supposed to be like that- where she can't wear what she may like because her husband says no or because he doesn't like it. where's the balance? i know of course if you love somebody then you care about their opinion and you wear things that they like to see you in but really... let's say i really like belts and my husband doesn't. does that mean i can't or shouldn't wear them anymore?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

finish the sentences...

OK, here's a cute meme i found on somebody's blog. basically just finish the following 8 sentences:

1. I wish I could...
2. My biggest fear is...
3. I hate to...
4. I love...
5. Today I will...
6. Yesterday I...
7. My hair is...
8. I will never...

* I tag: Something Different, Frum College Girl, Harry-er than them all, NMF #7, Bad4Shidduchim, TooYoung2Teach, and The Jewish Side of Babysitter.

Here's mine all filled out:

1. I wish I could be one of those people who is never bored and always doing something useful with his/her time. I received an email from Aish today that said: "Rabbi Eliezer said... Do Teshuvah one day before your death. (Pirkei Avos)" Rabbi Eliezer's disciples asked him, "How can we know on what day we will die?" He answered, "That is precisely the point. Since we do not know on what day we will die, we should live every day as if it were our last." (Shabbos 153a) I know this sounds morbid, but it puts everything into perspective.

2. My biggest fear is to lose someone I love and not get to say goodbye.

3. I hate to speak publicly. though im okay in a small group or 1-on-1 but i hate public speaking! someone once analyzed my handwriting and told me that i would be good at it, though. go figure!

4. I love that feeling of closeless to Hashem, standing at the Kotel, and being able to speak to Him freely and be completely there in my thoughts.

5. Today (it's so late now so i'll do it for tomorrow) I will try to view everything that happens with a positive attitude.

6. Yesterday I enjoyed my last day of vacation (for a while).

7. My hair needs help!

8. I will never forget the first time i drove by myself after getting my license :)
*Thanks to all those who did this meme! Hope you enjoyed... tho im anxious to see the results of Jewish Side's poll LOL :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

It's all in the details :)

well i just want to start off by saying that im so glad i did decide to go to israel because it was the best trip ever! i feel like i needed it to "recharge" my batteries and to give myself an uplift in ruchniyus. in america everyone is so into the gashmiyus and then you go to israel and you see people living in tiny apartments and focusing on learning torah and doing mitzvos and living on the minimum. it makes you realize what's really important. though, of course we still went out to eat and bought presents while we were there, but it's just a good reminder of what's important in life. like i feel like now i could really live in israel (for a little bit) when i get married IY"H. 

but newayz now for the details... :)
ten days is soooo short! i could have stayed for much longer, and i have stayed longer in the past, but this was what i could do for now and i start school on monday so i had to come back. i was totally not bored at all; we had so much to do. i visited my sister in sem, went to the kotel a lot, got brachos from rabanim/rebbetzins, visited relatives and friends, went out to eat, did some touring and A LOT OF DAVENING! it really was a very spiritual vacation. and it helps that i went with a friend who is sooo growth-oriented and really made sure we did a lot of ruchniyus-dikke things. it was truly amazing!! it was so gr8 to be back and to see teachers from seminary and visit the girls now in sem and see relatives and friends i haven't seen in a year. i came back on a high. it was great! it's good to be home but i wish i was back in israel, for real!

the last day i was in israel i went to a teacher from sem for lunch at his home. it was him, his wife, his daughter, me and my sister. it was really nice. we started talking about some things in hashkafa. i mentioned that i find some things to be so much easier for me in eretz yisrael than in america. he said something interesting- that in america, the boundaries are so much clearer. this is assur and this is mutar. that is for the goyim and this for jews. but in israel, because it's israel, people see things on the street going on and its less clear (for us simple jews) whats mutar and assur. it's easy to assume that everything in israel is holy and ruchniyus. but that's definitely NOT the case. and it gets worse and worse each year. what goes on in "town" and some areas is disgusting! really. i saw things with my own eyes. its gross. but on the other hand there's tons of kedusha. it's "zeh l'umas zeh"- the more kedusha there is, the more tumah there is as well.  it's really unfortunate but it's reality.

one more thing that was a wake-up for me... i was reminded by a great person while i was there how important it is to be "metzapeh l'yeshuah", to wait for and look forward to Moshiach's arrival every day. when a person goes to shamayim after 120 he will be asked a series of questions, one of which will be: "Did you anticipate Moshiach every day?" it's so important. we in chutz l'aretz don't always remember it. but for some people, it's something they think about every day. and it's so important. i want to try to remember that everyday. of course i say ani maamin during davening, but do i really look forward to moshiach? everyday? do i really want the geulah?? do you?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Im Back!

hey guys- im back from israel! B"H i had the most amazing trip ever! 
im so glad i went in the end... i was not bored in yerushalayim and  i even went up north!!
more details coming later...

just wanted to stop in and say hi and wish everyone a great shabbos!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

So long, Farewell!

hey! its been a while since i last posted! quite crazy here with everything goin' on...

IM GOING TO ISRAEL TOMORROW!!! Im so excited but i have a million and one things to do, i haven't started packing yet, and i need to run a lot of errands and stuff. but since a lot of places are closed by now anyway, im gonna do stuff around the house that needs to get done too.

so long!! "see" ya in like 10 days!!

Monday, January 5, 2009


you know how in literature class in high school we always discussed a character's internal and external conflicts?

well, i'm dealing with those right now...
Should i go to Israel with everything that's going on now? should i push off my trip? cancel? go and be restricted to few areas of Yerushalayim?
plus i have 3 finals and one report due tomorrow and i haven't started the report!!

sorry i just needed to vent a little and exclaim my deep frustrations dealing with all these issues right now

Sunday, January 4, 2009


I love busy Sundays!
im the kind of person who loves to be busy so today was a great day, B"H- super busy, tho.
this was my day (so far):
out for brunch with a friend at 12... menachem avel a friend who lost her husband... back home to clean up from shabbos (cuz if i don't do it, it won't get done :)... got dressed for a belated chanukah party at a family friend... off to the party... back home again to get dressed for a vort... off to the vort in a few minutes (waiting for my dad...)...

then i gotta do some work for school and study and figure out my trip to israel- i'm leaving I"YH a week from tomorrow!!!!!

all in all, a busy day- AND it's not even over!! :) even better!

oh- take a look at my poll to the right- i'd love to know what you think.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

new great awakening

i came across this amazing article i can't wait to show my mother because it justifies all those mornings i woke up late!! lol

1. You may need more sleep than you think.
Research by Henry Ford Hospital Sleep Disorder Center found that people who slept eight hours and claimed they were "well rested" actually performed better and were more alert if they slept another two hours. That figures. Until the invention of the light bulb (darn you, Edison!), the average person slumbered 10 hours a night.

2. Night owls are more creative.
Artists, writers, and coders typically fire on all cylinders by crashing near dawn and awakening at the crack of noon. In one study, "evening people" almost universally slam-dunked a standardized creativity test. Their "early bird" brethren struggled for passing scores.

3. Rising early is stressful.
The stress hormone cortisol peaks in your blood at around 7 am. So if you get up then, you may experience tension. Grab some extra Zs. You'll wake up feeling less like Bert, more like Ernie.

OK, for all those who actually read the article, despite all the "scientific" stuff in there, i hope you enjoyed it! I thought it was really interesting, especially since i'm more of a late-night person if you haven't noticed by the times of my posts and comments lol. just a few comments...:
1. i once heard from someone that it's best to study right before you go to sleep because it stays better in your brain. i don't know if that has been scientifically proven, but i've heard it from a bunch of people (not that that means its true :)
2. when did "Zs" come to mean "sleep"... like in comic books, to show someone's sleeping...

How do you dream?

Which do you prefer?

What would you rather?

What's your favorite method of keeping in touch with friends?

Are you going to watch the Super Bowl today- and why?