At the Kosher butcher shop:
Salt-phobe Lady: “Is all your meat salted”
Butcher shop guy: “Yes, of course”
Lady: “Oh, that’s no good then…too much sodium”
Lady to me: “That’s a kosher thing”.
Me: (nods head in acknowledgement)
(Note: All Kosher meat that you’ll find in a butcher is already soaked and salted)
It’s cloudy out now…which makes me optimistic that we could see some (much needed) rain here today.
In fact–I’m really rooting for it to rain.
Not just because it would cool things down overall–but because it makes me feel much less guilty about staying indoors on a weekend!
What more is there to say about the weather the past couple of days?
on the plus side there’s a new Fairway in the neighborhood–hooray!
more when I cool down
This article makes me think I should start keeping some napkins on my desk at the office.
Napkins: Where Ethernet, Compaq and Facebook’s cool data center got their starts
Granted, I can’t write on a napkin without ripping it, but we can work on that.
Personally, I don’t know why so many of my friends recommended this movie so highly.
It was rather lame and just full of (mediocre quality) dirty jokes.
For a movie about horrible bosses/workplaces, Office Space is still much better.
In an exciting development, in the online version of the journal Nature this new significant study has been published
The crystal structure of a voltage-gated sodium channel
A couple years back, R. McKinnon received a nobel prize for determining the crystal structure of the potassium channel–if that
helps explain the potential magnitude of this discovery.
I’m going to see if I can get my hands on a copy of this paper to read it!
Fire Devastates Synagogue Under Repair in Manhattan
This is a nearby shul that I frequent. Architecturally speaking, the main sanctuary is simply beautiful. It is (was?) built in the architectural style of shuls from the turn of the century. Large stained glass windows and very well lit.
On the positive side, none of the sifrei torah were in the shul (secondary to renovations) In addition, no lives were lost in the fire.
The US-Brazil soccer match this afternoon will definitely go down in the US Soccer cannon as an ultimately epic match.
Probably with an even more dramatic finish than Donovan’s game winner against Algeria in 2010–the US Women’s team playing with just 10 players and horrendous officiating–still managed to win!
The officiating was worse than that seen in the US (men)-Slovakia game in South Africa last year. The penalty and red card call were definitely not a call…the red card was excessive. And the reason for the penalty retake? Suspect.
Granted, Marta’s early goal in extra time was a deft touch but nonetheless..
The Brazilians also showed a real lack of sportsmanship in extra-time….just look at Erika who went down (phantom injury?) had to be taken off by stretcher than could magically run again? That’s totally classless.
This was an exhibit I’d seen a little over a year
ago back in Holon at the Israeli Children’s Museum (Link is in English)
Now while reading the local paper here today, I find out that a similar exhibit is opening downtown at the South Street Seaport: Dialogue in the Dark
It’s definitely worth visiting! I can’t praise it highly enough!
Today the time just seemed to drag on….it’s as if 5pm couldn’t come soon enough.
I don’t remember the last time I had a day like that….
it rain on my days off of work.
If it wants to rain when I’m in the office, that’s perfectly okay.