wow, thanks for all the comments everyone!  The reason DPS says it blocks xanga is it’s an “uninstructional site”, while for MySpace it says something about inappropriate material….DPS blocks out a lot of stuff, including any games sites they can find, anything with streaming audio (which also ends up blocking most downloading sites, even if it’s antivirus software or similar downloads), and now most blogging sites.  They also say using any instant messaging program is against district policy, so the only times I’ve gotten on AIM from there is when I’ve needed tech support from my dad or brother…and that one time I was writing to Christine, who happened to be in my lab at that moment.….so right now I’m posting from my parents house.

Anyway, things are going decently well.  We’re on spring break this coming week, so I’ll have a chance to actually get some stuff done around my apartment.  Also, because I don’t have to work tomorrow, I’m heading up to my brother & sister-in-law’s house in a little while and will spend the night, then babysit my nieces tomorrow while my brother goes to work (my sister-in-law is out of town).  Hopefully I’ll get online sometime later this week and can post about anything interesting that happens.

Until then, I hope that everyone has a blessed week!  Shalom alechem!


Denver Public Schools has added xanga to its list of blocked sites, so I can’t post from work (even at lunch) anymore….punks….so expect the frequency and quality of my posts to drop dramatically…..that is all.


(by Room Full of Walters)

This tinker-toy world has taken it’s toll on me/ This lego-land town is going to melt down to the ground/ I don’t want to run in your human race/ I don’t think I can keep up this pace/ I just want to leave here with my face

This Lincoln log house is tumbling down on me/ Your nutreshka doll friends are gonna get you in the end/ I don’t want to run in your stupid rat race/ Someone please let me out of this maze/ I just want to leave here with my faith

Your cotton-candy hair and your bubble-gum mind/ Your candy corn smile always seems to remind me/ Of your Barbie doll mentality/ And your Ken doll fantasies/  Your entire reality/
I don’t want to run in your human race/ I don’t think I can keep up this pace/ I just want to leave here with my face

Party Mania

It’s the first day of spring, and it’s snowing….I think the high is supposed to be 26°F today.  Lots of ice on the roads, and farther east most of the schools are closed because of the blizzard conditions.

Yesterday I co-hosted a baby shower for Anna.  It went very well, and everyone seemed to like the fact that I avoided the ‘traditional’ baby shower games.  We only played 2 games- one was the baby gift bingo that you play as the mom opens her gifts.  The other game was ‘sitcom families.’  I had written the names of several sitcoms (ranging from Leave It To Beaver to Full House) on a paper, and under each had blank spaces for how many kids there were in the family.  On the bottom of the paper were all the names, and the ladies (in groups of 2-4 people) had to try to match as many of the names to the right families as they could in a certain time period.  I was impressed when Vicki and Kim got 45 of the 49….I think the next highest was a 30…Anyway, Anna got lots of diapers for her baby, and everyone had a great time.  yay!

I went to shachrit on Sunday morning.  I hadn’t gone in a month, so I was very glad to be back…I missed it.  And after breakfast I got the chance to stand around talking to Jay & John, both of whom I respect and look up to very much….hehehe, ‘he who leads the pack, gets mostly arrows in his back’…. ‘there was no spotlight’….hehe, fun discussions…..

Saturday afternoon I went to my niece, Kaitlyn’s, birthday party.  She
turned 3 last week.  It was a lot of fun, and Kaitlyn seemed to like
all her presents.  One of the presents she got was a stuffed
smilie-face guy that laughed/giggled when you squeezed his belly.  So I
was wearing this shirt, with the apple.  Kaitlyn was looking at it, and commenting on how apples are red, not blue, not white….then she turned the smilie-face guy towards me and made him start laughing, and told me he was laughing at my shirt!  Hahaha, it was SO funny!

Friday evening, before services, I stopped by the Youngs to wish Hannah a happy birthday (she turned 2), and ended up staying for dinner.    I was late to erev Shabbat services, but we had kiddush there at the Youngs before dinner, and I very much enjoyed my time there.  Thanks, you guys!

Lets see….Oh, last Monday I had driven down the the Springs after work for Jessana’s 1st birthday.  When there, I took LC to Safeway to pick up balloons for the party, and the grocer had us fill up the balloons ourselves….it was sorta funny!  Anyway, the party was lots of fun.  I enjoyed getting to hang out with family that I don’t see often….

Okay, I think that’s it for this update.

Shalom Shalom!

(stolen from A)

I’ve seen 27 of the following movies in their entirety

Number the ones you’ve seen. Put your score in header and

Section 1:

( ) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(1) Grease
(2) Pirates of the Caribbean
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) The Mexican
( ) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
( ) Neverending Story
( ) Blazing Saddles
( ) Airplane

Section 2:

(3) The Princess Bride
( ) Young Frankenstien
( ) AnchorMan: The Legend of Ron Burgandy
(4) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Saw
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
( ) Anger Management
( ) 50 First Dates
( ) Jason X

Section 3:

( )Scream
( )Scream 2
( )Scream 3
( ) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) American Pie
( ) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) Harry Potter

Section 4:

( ) Harry Potter 2
( ) Harry Potter 3
( ) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil I
( ) Resident Evil 2
( ) The Wedding Singer
(5) Little Black Book
( ) The Village
( ) Donnie Darko
( ) Lilo & Stitch

Section 5:

(6) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
( ) 13 Ghosts
( ) Signs
(7) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
(8) Thirteen Going on 30
( ) I, Robot

Section 6:

( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
(9) A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
(10) Never Been Kissed
( ) Meet The Parents
( ) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights

Section 7:

( ) A Cinderella Story
( ) the Terminal
( ) the Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
( ) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumb & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Halloween
( )The Ring

Section 8:

( ) The Ring 2
( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
( ) Practical magic
( ) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
(11) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards

Section 9:

( ) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
( ) Sixteen Candles
( ) Coach Carter
( ) Bad Boys

Section 10:

( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Se7en
( ) Oceans eleven
( ) Ocean’s Twelve
( ) Identity
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II

Section 11:

(12) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
( ) E.T.
( ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Boss’ daughter
(13) Maid in manhattan
( ) Frailty

Section 12:

( ) Best Bet
(14) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She’s All That
(15)Calendar girls
( ) Sideways
( ) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(16) Ever After
(17) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China

Section 13:

( ) X-Men
( ) X-Men 2X
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
( ) Catch Me If You Can
( ) The Others
(18) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
( ) Cruel Intentions
( ) The Hot Chick

Section 14:

( ) Swimfan
( ) Miracle
( ) Old School
( ) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
(19) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(20) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(21) Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(22) Walk to Remember
( ) Boogeyman1

Section 15:

(23) Hitch
( ) The Fifth Element
( ) Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace
( )Star Wars Episode II Attack of The Clones
( ) Star Wars Episode III Revenge of The Sith
( ) Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope
( ) Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
( ) Star Wars Episode VI Return of The Jedi…
(24) Troop Beverly Hills
( ) Swimming with Sharks

Section 16:

( ) Air Force One
( ) For Richer or Poorer
( ) Trainspotting
( ) People Under the Stairs
( ) Blue Velvet
(25) Sound of Music
(26) Parent Trap 1
(27) Parent Trap 2
( ) The Burbs
( ) The Terminator 

Section 17:

( ) Empire Records
( ) SLC Punk
( ) Meet Joe Black
( ) Nightmare Before Christmas
( ) The Silence of the Lambs
( ) Sleepy Hollow
( ) I Heart Huckabees
( ) 24 Hour Party People
( ) Blood In Blood Out (bound By Honor)
( )The Virgin Suicide

I need your help with something I’m doing….Can anyone think of any more family-related sitcoms, whether old or current, that they watched growing up?  Here are a few I’ve got already:

The Brady Bunch
Family Ties
Growing Pains
Full House
The Nanny
The Cosby Show

I only need a few more, but my mind is blanking out.  Any help anyone can give me will be very much appreciated.