Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Flowers in the Snow

I know everyone is sick of all the clivia postings but I can't help myself. It is just so excellent to have this spectacular bloom with a backdrop of snow.
No I didn't grow these. But that doesn't mean I can't post a picture of them.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My New, New Year's Resolution

Saw this book display at Barnes and Noble:

This is a close up of the book cover:

The cover of the book inspired me to make a New, New Year's Resolution:

I hereby resolve that this year

I will make every effort to

Eat More M&Ms

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

My New Smartphone!!!

Motorola Droid Bionic.

Thank you Mike, for justifying this to our employer.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Email to Governor Chris Christie

I sent the following email via online form to Governor Chris Christie today alerting him to what I feel is a serious shortcoming in the State of New Jersey:

Imagine our surprise a week ago when we drove from PA into NJ on route 78 and there was no “Welcome to NJ” sign!

We particularly noticed this because we were coming home from a 2,000+ mile drive to South Carolina, and having taken photos of all the “Welcome To Our State” signs, thought it would be cute to bag a shot of the NJ sign for the end of our vacation photo album. Oh well.

Now in our case it really wasn’t necessary to welcome my husband and me to NJ, after all we live here in Edison. However, given the amount of revenue tourism brings into NJ, I would recommend putting up a sign on route 78 and all NJ borders to make incoming tourists feel that NJ really cares about them.

If by some chance, there is usually a sign in that location but it had just been knocked down by a passing truck, and a replacement sign put up this week, please disregard this message.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.


PS I only chose category: Economic Growth, sub-topic: Small Business because I thought it was a better fit than Transportation, not because it was a good fit.

The form submission was acknowledged with

Thank you for contacting me.
As Governor, I welcome input from those throughout the Garden State and beyond who are eager to share with me their thoughts, concerns, questions, and ideas. My staff and I will endeavor to be as responsive as possible to the many people using this electronic means of communication, as well as to those who, through letters and phone calls, contact my office.
Again, I appreciate your taking the time to write to me.
Sincerely yours,

Chris Christie

Isn't it great living in a Democracy!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Anniversary Fortunes

We got takeout Chinese to bring for a Shabbos meal on our trip to SC.

Now usually the fortunes in Chinese fortune cookies are about as meaningful as your daily horoscope.

Taken separately the fortunes in the cookies that came with the meal were the usual blather.

However, together, these were remarkably appropriate considering we were on vacation celebrating our 30th anniversary.

Happy Anniversary Pi!