Tuesday, December 29, 2015

More Star Wars!

This is both hilarious and sad

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Best Holiday Card EVER!

Saw this at the family Chanukah party on Sunday.

The Best Holiday Card EVER!

(Family name has been obscured)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

UPS Fail

I finally got my delivery today despite UPS's best efforts to send it to the Great Farshlepped Area in the Sky.


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Monarch Butterflies etc in Dallas Fort Worth

Wonderful butterflies, especially Monarchs on their way to winter in Mexico, in the Dallas area.

Spectacular Lightning Storm over Dallas from the Air

Lightning storm over Dallas, taken on our flight home on AA 1662, November 5th at about 9:30 pm.

This spectacular display was worth the 2 1/2 hour flight delay.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Raritan River Towpath Near Johnson Park

It's been a long time since we were on the towpath. The jungle of poison ivy it had turned into kept us away.

But after we scrapped our Palisades hike this morning because wet slippery leaves and sheer drop-offs don't go well together, and after about seven washes and lots of house cleaning got done, the weather cleared up a little and we wanted to do at least something outdoors. So we went to check out the towpath. We figured if it was still really bad we could just walk in Johnson Park.

We were very happy to see that a lot of work has been done on the towpath. The path has been resurfaced and tons of vegetation cut back. I had to look hard to see poison ivy.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Iceland #6 Davening in Iceland

So we land in Iceland at 6:30 am, pick up our rental car, and stop at the first picnic area we see, which happens to be in the middle of a lava field, so that Bob and Larry can daven shacharit.

While they were davening, some guy comes off a hiking trail, takes a long look at them, and we start getting a little nervous.  Then the guy says, "And my mother told me I wouldn't see another Jew in Iceland!"

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Iceland #5 Why Iceland?

When we told anyone we were going to Iceland it went one of three ways:

 1. Why Iceland?

 2. -On a cruise?
     -So how are you getting there?
     -We’re flying
     -And then you’re taking a cruise?

3. Iceland! Everyone I know is going to Iceland!

FYI - To answer #1, here are just a few reasons

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Happy Birthday To Me!

The office passes a folder of birthday cards around each month with a card for every one whose birthday is that month. You sign all the cards and cross your name off the list. It's a nice thought but sometimes it feels like you have been given a penmanship punishment.

Anyway, the card for your own birthday is supposed to be pulled from the folder before you are given the cards to sign.

But I got my card this month.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Iceland #4 Place Names

Is it any wonder we generally had no idea where we were in Iceland? 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Iceland #3 Handicapped Parking

The Icelanders are much bigger than we are. I think it's the Viking heritage.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Iceland #2 How Much Does This Tomato Cost?

Figuring out how much stuff cost in Iceland is like a 7th grade math problem.

First - Convert Icelandic Kroner to dollars : 1000 Icelandic Kroner = $7.50
Note: They use a comma to indicate separation between whole numbers and the decimal value. In other words, the price of tomatoes in the photo of 453,29 we would write as  $453.29.

Second - Convert Kilograms to Pounds : 1 kg = 2.2 lbs

Third - Convert Meters to Centigrade : Whatever ...

Fourth - Say "Forget about all this, we're on vacation, just buy it"

Friday, July 3, 2015

Wrong way traffic!

Not exactly what you want to see when you are driving on the NJ turnpike.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Hummingbird Feeder

Put this up finally. Hoping hummingbirds will come. Lumpy, thanks for the sugar.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Chof K Pareve? That just feels wrong.

And given that these potato chips are kosher and pareve, I am wondering about that "great taste ... naturally" claim...

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Job for Young Boy with Lice

The subject line of an email from the local Yahoo Groups Bulletin Board didn't display the last few letters of the word license. What a difference a few letters make.

They wanted a kid who has a drivers license.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fake Trees in the Senate Lobby

These really awful looking fake trees are in the Senate Lobby in DC.

I told the people I was with that the reason the fake trees were in the lobby was because they were cell phone towers.

They did not realize I was joking.