A star is born?

I got an SMS from a friend today calling my attention to the university’s homepage at http://www.uml.edu :

Check out the caption on my face – hilarious.
This picture was taken a few months ago, I noticed the camera and tried to make a frown or show lack of interest to make the camera man go away. I guess I failed.
Enjoy the loughs.

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Storm update 3 – Aftermath

Irene is now officially over, we have some pictures to summarize the event.
Just so you’d realize – we were really lucky up here. North Carolina and Maryland took most of the energy from the storm.
We were mostly worried about flooding since we are at the foot of a hill and are in a semi-basement apartment.
We made preparations but luckily, we didn’t need it.
So here is our plastic wrapped recliners:

The couch was also all set and we had towels on the window ledges and rubber boots ready.
We went to sleep with most electrical outlets unplugged and this is what we ended up with:

This was the height of the storm – notice how fast the clouds are moving.

This is later that day:
I didn’t eat it BTW

Arlington didn’t get damaged much, our neighbors did experience power outages but they are god now.
Oh, and there is this:

And this is mostly because of rain, not extreme wind. The ground was so wet that the roots were just puuled out of the mud. This is as bad as it got – nobody got hurt (here) so we are lucky enough.

That’s it for now, I’ll update with a happier post and try to give more this year.

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Storm update 2

Much like the credit rating, Irene has been downgraded to a “Tropical storm”, which caused me to stop reading Ynet and start looking for the thing that EVERYONE in the area here is thinking about:
Where can I get a rain coat like the on CNN reporters have?
Mark my words – this is the next hot item on anyone’s list, I guarantee it.

I would have posted pictures, but those are boring (they show rain).

That’s it for now.

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Storm update 1

OK, first we want to thank everyone who keeps checking up on us after hearing about the hurricane heading this way.

Before continuing with the update I’ll say – I know we haven’t posted in a while and this is a wierd reason to post but I don’t care 馃檪

So, on to Irene:
First, everyone in Israel should stop reading Y-Net. Really, they are stupid. One of their headlines was “Broadway closed down”. Really? Broadway? there are evacuations going on on half the eastern seaboard and they have to say “Broadway closed down”?
They also published that New England is going to get “A Hurricane or something similar in strength”. Wow, this is accurate… No, really, I think everyone in the US should tune in to Ynet for updates.
The truth is, the storm is winding down a bit. There has been some tragedies in North Carolina which is very sad but overall, there was a good job preparing for this storm and there will be an even better job recovering from it.

So, Ynet – stop keeping everyone worried in Israel, they are calling me on the oddest hours and waking me up!
One such caller called and said – “OK, call me when it starts”, after he was disappointed to hear from my sleep-choked voice that nothing is happening this morning at 5am local time.

So now – it started! (4:22pm) and you want to know what it’s like?
It’s like having rain.
Yep, it is raining. That’s it.
The storm will arrive tonight and last until tomorrow and it will bring some wind.
Here is the good thing – It could have been raining rockets, like in southern Israel, so I’m not worried about us, I’m worried about you.

We’ll give updates and some pictures if we can. In the meantime – take it down a notch 馃檪

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In Shaq we trust

Celtics won game 3 of the series with Miami leading 2-1 overall.
Rondo was unfortunately injured and Shaq, who is recovering from injury, made 2 brief appearances.
Here is another appearance from warm-up:
He missed it BTW, but we love him anyway.

Why are we saying this? This is not a sports blog!

Here is what our correspondent, Shira, has to say:

Yes, we did have a place to put our coats (for non-Hebrew speakers).
The game was very very awesome. We wish Shaq played more, but he is still not 100%.
Shira decided her favorite is Kevin Garnett.

Oh, and I don’t have a way to introduce you to the following picture, so here it is:

I Guess the TD Garden blew my mind… (lame)
Anyway, we are now looking for a way to get to next season’s tickets… Now all we need is a miracle.

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讙专讜谉 讝讛 注诇 砖讜诐 诪讛?

诪住拽谞讜转 诪注讜专讘讜转 诪住讚专 讘讘讬转 讞讘”讚.
专讗砖讬转, 注讜砖讛 专讜砖诐 砖诪讬砖讛讜 讞住讱 讘转驻讗讜专讛, 讘诪拽讜诐 讝专讜注 砖诪讜 讙专讜谉.
讛拽讜专讗 讛讝讛讬专 讬讗诪专 – 讗诐 砖诪讜 讙专讜谉, 讻谞专讗讛 砖讘砖诇讘 诪住讜讬讬诐 讛讬讛 诪讞讜讘专 诇讜 注讜祝 (讻讬 讗讬谉 讙专讜谞讜转 讘讘讜讚讚转). 讗讬讱 讛讬讛 讛注讜祝? 讟注讬诐?
讛讻讜转讘 讛讝讛讬专 讬砖讬讘: 讛注讜祝 诇讗 讛讬讛. 讗讘诇 讛讙驻讬诇讟注驻讬砖 诪拽讜驻住转 砖讬诪讜专讬诐 讛讬讛 讘讟注诐 爪讛讜讘. 讻谉, 讬砖 讻讝讛 讟注诐.
讛讬讛 住讘讘讛 讘讙讚讜诇 讜诪讛 砖讞砖讜讘 讝讛 诪讛 砖诇诪讚谞讜:
讘讬爪讛 注诇 砖讜诐 诪讛?
讬砖 讛讗讜诪专讬诐, 讻讬 讘谞讬 讬砖专讗诇 谞转谞讜 讘讬爪讛 讻讚讬 诇爪讗转 诪诪爪专讬诐.
讬砖 讛讙讜专住讬诐 讻讬 讛讘讬爪讛 讛讬讗 讝讘讞 讛驻住讞 讗讘诇 讗谞讬 讘住驻拽 讗诐 讛拽专讬讘讜 讘讬爪讛 诇讘讜专讗 讜讛讜讗 诇拽讞 讗转 讝讛 讘专讜讞 讟讜讘讛.
讛诪讛讚专讬谉 注讜讘专讬诐 诇讗谞讙诇讬转 讜讗讜诪专讬诐 讘讬爪讛=EGG.
EGG 注诇 砖讜诐 诪讛?
注诇 砖讗讘讜转讬谞讜 讛讬讜 讘 EGGSILE 砖讝讛 注讬讜讜转 砖诇 EXILE 砖讝讛 讛讙诇讜转.

诪讘讜诇讘诇讬诐? 转专讗讜 讗讬讱 讛驻讜住讟 讛讝讛 诪住转讬讬诐:

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Happy Passover – 砖讛讬讜 诪住讜讘讬谉 讘诪住爪’讜住讟住

This Hebrew announcement will be followed by an English one:

诇讛诇谉 驻专住讜诐 诪讬讜讞讚 诇讞讙 讛诪爪讜转:
讗讝 砖诇讜诐 诇讻讜诇诐 讜专爪讬谞讜 诇注讚讻谉 讻诪讛 讗谞讞谞讜 诪转讙注讙注讬诐 讜诇讗讞诇 讞讙 砖诪讞 诇讻讜诇诐.
讗讝 谞讻讜谉 砖诇讗 驻专住诪谞讜 讻诪讛 讞讜讚砖讬诐 讗讘诇 诪讬 讬讻讜诇 诇讛拽诇讬讚 讘讟诪驻专讟讜专讜转 讻讗诇讛 谞诪讜讻讜转, 讗讝 谞讬爪诇谞讜 讗转 讛讘讬注讜专 讞诪抓 诇讞诪诐 拽爪转 讗转 讛讗爪讘注讜转 (讗讙讘, 讛诇讞诐 驻讛 讘讜注专 讗讜转讜 讚讘专) 讜诇注讚讻谉 讗转 讛讘讗讜转:
1. 讗谞讞谞讜 注讻砖讬讜 讗讜讛讚讬诐 砖诇 讘讬讬住讘讜诇, 砖诇 讛讘讜住讟讜谉 专讚-住讜拽住, 诇诪专讜转 砖讛诐 诇讗 诪砖讛讜 讘讻诇诇 讜讛驻住讬讚讜 诇拽讘讜爪讛 拽谞讚讬转 (讗讜讬 讛讘讜砖讛). 讛讬讬谞讜 讘砖讘讜注 砖注讘专 讘诪砖讞拽 讜讝讛 砖讜谞讛 诪讻诇 诪讛 砖讗谞讞谞讜 诪讻讬专讬诐. 讝讛 诪砖讞拽 砖诇 讘注专讱 20 住讬讘讜讘讬诐, 讘专讗砖 讟讜讘, 讗谞砖讬诐 拽诪讬诐, 讛讜诇讻讬诐 讜讞讜讝专讬诐 讜讗讬谉 诇讞抓, 讛注讬拽专 砖诪住转讜讘讘讬诐 砖诐 讘讬谉 拽讛诇 砖诇 30 讗诇祝 (!!!) 讗谞砖讬诐 讜诪讜讻专讬诐 讘讬专讜转 讜讘讜讟谞讬诐 讜注谞讬讬谞讬诐 诇讛注讘讬专 讗转 讛讝诪谉.
讞讘诇 砖讛讬转讛 诪注诇讛 爪诇讝讬讜住 讘讜讚讚讛 讘注专讘 砖诇 讛诪砖讞拽, 讗讝 诇讗 诪诪砖 讬讻讜诇谞讜 诇爪诇诐 (诇讗 砖砖讻讞谞讜 讗转 讛诪爪诇诪讛 讘讘讬转…).
2. 讗谞讞谞讜 谞讙讬注 讘转讞讬诇转 讛拽讬抓 诇讘讬拽讜专 诪讜诇讚转 砖诇 砖讘讜注讬讬诐 讜诪爪驻讬诐 讘拽讜爪专 专讜讞 诇驻讙讜砖 讗转 讻讜诇诐 (讗讜 专讜讘诐, 诪讬 砖讬讬驻谞讛 讝诪谉 讬讝讻讛 馃檪 ).

讗讝 谞住讬讬诐 讘讘专讻讛 砖诇 讞讙 砖诪讞 讜讻砖专 诇讻讜诇诐, 转讗讻诇讜 讟讜讘 讜转讛谞讜 诪讞讘专转 讛诪住讜讘讬谉.
诪转讙注讙注讬诐, 砖讬专讛 讜讗诇讬注讚.

So basically we said wished happy passover to everyone and it is kinda cold to write the rest of it…
But hey, you can use Google Translate to find out about the rest 馃檪
It is funny as all hell by the way, I signed off “Missing you, Shira and Eliad” and it translated “Miss, poetry Eliana”. go figure 馃檪

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