Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Ezzie's Blog Roundup, 8/22: The Horror

Our camera is broken. I think it's just a fluke - seems to me like an inner lens cracked or something when zooming in and out. Whatever it is, I can't see it. What's especially annoying about it (excluding for the moment that we can't take pics or video of Elianna!!!) we wanted to take before pics for our upcoming move...! Looks like I'll have to somehow convince SIL and OD to lend me theirs (ahem!) for a bit... or at least for tomorrow, when we start packing boxes. Come on guys, I even have my own memory card and batteries...

The next few weeks are going to be nice and busy. Forgetting that we still have a few weddings [aufruf in Far Rockaway/Lawrence this week included], and that I'm starting work in mid-September, we have to pack and unpack all our stuff, which somehow is a heck of a lot more than the suitcase or two I wheeled over from Lander a little over two years ago. On top of that, Serach's sister who made aliyah this year after a year of testing the waters is giving us a nice load of items from their house in Toronto. That's the good part. The bad part is... I have to go and get it, which likely means driving a car to Buffalo, attaching a hitch, clamping on a UHaul trailer, driving to Toronto, putting all the stuff into the UHaul, driving back to Queens, unloading it in our current apartment, then moving it along with everything else. A bit of an extra cost at the end there, but we don't really have a choice, timing-wise.

So... assuming that this plan does happen and I can convince a couple friends that they have nothing better to do than go on a 2-3 day road trip in Toronto... I'll be crossing the border once again. Maybe I'll bring my passport this time.

Speaking of aliyah...
MOChassid's son [who, if I'm not mistaken, I know] writes about choosing to go vs. living the "easy life" in the US. A really clear, well-written and well-thought out post. I can't say I had much to do with him, but that fits my impression of him perfectly.

Meanwhile, Robbie is there and spent the obligatory Friday night at the kotel. It's quite an interesting perspective on something I remember pretty well from my years there. (I actually have cousins who live in the Old City, which is pretty clutch.)

And Me-Ander has pics from the most recent Nefesh B'Nefesh flight.
Some quick Mazel Tovs:
FrumDoc has a job!! Really!! FFW is ecstatic.

Steven I. Weiss is married! Now he wants your marriage advice.

Jameel's wife is treated to an exciting anniversary dinner, with cocktails and everything! Now that's a Muqata-style celebration.
And some content:
LoR has a new anti-terror video that is getting out there... it's a simulation of a suicide bombing. Pretty effective.

EditCopy notes that the US must choose what to do about troop depolyment in Iraq. Much to say about this (short version: Either send more to finish this right or force the Iraqis to shape up quick.), but no time to do so...

CWY says married friends need to learn what not to say to singles.

ThanBook writes about the KOE issue, and notices a glaring pair of issues.