For the past few days I have been a terrible student, a terrible correspondent (I'm not ignoring anyone I'm just sick!), and a terrible blogger. But I do have an excuse. My reason is the flu that took the liberty of hitting me really hard, and I am still not getting out of bed much. (Yesterday I did take a quick trip to the ice cream shop 2 minutes away from here though, but it was an emergency). The biggest problem with being sick right now is the fact that I am actually supposed to be in the middle of a "home exam" in my Biblical Hebrew class..
But enough complaining about the flu!
I would love to write a long & juicy post about everything that's been going on (not in my life of course, that would fit into a sentence about chickensoup and vitamins, but in the outside world), but I think that this time I better just refer you to my fellow bloggers (see links).
So I'll be back as soon as I'm better, but for now I'm feeling really sleepy, again...
Quote of the day comes from Alisa. I think I shall make this quote of the decade as well, because it describes my frustrations concerning... most things that frustrate me!
I sometimes get asked "don't you think you should be more 'open minded'?
To that I answer 'don't you think you should be less of an ass'??
Well here's Alisa's quote:
Certain kinds of open mindedness are only possible among the empty headed.
I just want to write a fan-post about my neighbor the drummer. Yes, you heard me right. I have a neighbor, and he is a drummer. Not a good one, no, but a very enthusiastic one. He's at it once again now, and I must say that he does deserve a compliment for his persistence when it comes to playing day after day, for hours, sometimes all day long! Also, he must have unusually strong arms to be able to achieve this. But this isn't where my talented neighbor's skills end, no sir. My neighbor the drummer, you see, also plays the guitar! And indeed, he has an electric guitar, and (apparently) one of those thingies to make the sound that comes from the guitar sound much louder. I think it's called a magnifier. Of course he's no Jimmy Page though (to say the least)..
So here's to you, my neighbor of such tremendous talent and persistence. May you continue your inconsiderate, self centered, selfish ways of driving your neighbors to the point of insanity!
Lately I have been feeling quite upset. Upset about the enviroment I am in. Feeling kind of "cornered", as I described it to someone. Day after day the media here goes on about the Israel-Arab conflict. It has now reached the point that one will not hear "Israel" mentioned alone. People will normally only refer to "palestine", usually saying "Israelis and palestine". I wouldn't be surprised if soon one will start hearing "the zionists and palestine".
Yesterday I took a quick trip to the grocery store for some milk. By the entrance I saw the cover of one of the newspapers. It had "I was persecuted by settlers in Israel, again" written on it. I just stood there staring, shivering, until a lady behind me started telling me to move over. I read the article. It said that "Iceland should take a stand against Israel's constant violation of human rights against the palestinians". Okay to begin with, Iceland is country with a practically non-existant population, making its political importance a joke. This means that taking such "a stand" wouldn't accomplish anything besides fueling more anti-semitism. And I think Iceland has already taken a stand where anti-semitism is concerned... I won't even bother giving possible reasons for why this Icelandic man was being what he calls "persecuted/chased" by settlers, for example how me had it coming, and how settlers are heroically fighting the last battle for what are rightfully their homes.
Then today I woke up and got this idea that I simply cannot miss any more Hebrew classes. So I went to school. On my way to school however, I nearly passed out. So I decided to go home and go back to bed.. On the bus on the way home, I heard talk about Israel on the radio. Talk, talk and more talk, about how "Israel must be stopped".
I will admit it right now that for me it is far from easy coping with the reality of living under these conditions. It tends to really hurt. How is it for the rest of you? Am I unusually sensitive, do I just need to "toughen up"?
I am ill. Infact, I am "sick as a mushroom", as we say here. I became ill yesterday and have been hoping that I would get better, but this morning I woke up to feeling absolutely horrendous, due to a terrible flu. Normally I wouldn't get a flu, since I take a magically effective vitamin that seems to always prevent it perfectly: See Echinacea
I am quite annoyed because I hate when things interfere with my work outs, and I don't have time for sickness. Who does?!
You know if I ever get married (and I hope the day will come, and yes, I'm single! :p), I am gonna make whoever the unlucky bastard will be, read this amazing rabbi's material. He should know he's appreciated.
Also, has everybody here noticed how Hasidic G's website just keeps getting more amazing?