Monday, June 29, 2009

So it's summer

I ran into Jacob Da Jew today who gave me a reprimand for being so conspicuously absent. I have been doing some work for an online company and it's taken much of my time. Sorry.
Some points I've been meaning to write about:
1. Mrs. LakewoodFallingDown and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary!
2. Two weeks ago's Daf talks about having a Sela coin that gets rubbed out. The Gemorah tells us an appropriate way to get damaged coinage off of the market is to make a hole in it an give to to your son or daughter to wear. So jewelry for men (and boys) was promoted. It made me feel good, because I am the only one in m Shul that wears a ring.
3. I had the foresight to buy sand toys for a beach wedding we attended, and my kids, nieces and nephews had a blast digging by the Chuppah.
4. I love when everyone empties out to the mountains. I can find parking in Brooklyn.
5. I did Monster Island for this years cultural fair in public school. Give things a latitude and longitude, add some pictures, and anything can be believed (the native food was Soylent Green).
6. Our tuition bill for next year included an $800.00 "family assessment" fee. What the heck does that mean?!
7. I discovered that Treppinwitz and I both love root beer.
8. We painted our apartment, and made our bathroom dark blue (looks good)!
9. Paperwork stinks.
10. I don't have a facebook or twitter account. Someone set up a facebook account with my name, but it does not lik to me nor does it exsist anywhere I can find.
More updates when I have time!

8 comments:

BrooklynWolf said...

Our tuition bill for next year included an $800.00 "family assessment" fee. What the heck does that mean?!

It means that they assessed your family's finances and found that they could squeeze an extra $800 out of you. :)

The Wolf

Lion of Zion said...

congratulations. wow you're old

funny, i never noticed you wear a ring. it's a good thing your kid doesn't go to toras emes. anyway, it is implied that men can wear rings in the discussion over whether a ring must be removed for netilat yadayim.

same here regarding parking in the summer

Lion of Zion said...

and the assessment thing basically means you're a sucker for reasons we can discuss in person.

SuperRaizy said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!
I hope you called the school and demanded to know what on earth a "family assessment fee" is. Could you tell us, please, because I'd love to know.

Honestly Frum said...

Our tuition bill for next year included an $800.00 "family assessment" fee. What the heck does that mean?!

It means they are hoping witht he extra $800 you will assess your family and not have any more kids. Perhaps it's what the yeshivos are doing, natural selection so that only the rich survive.

Lakewood Falling Down said...

Our tuition bill for next year included an $800.00 "family assessment" fee. What the heck does that mean?!
Apparently the school decided to try to rename the building fund for some "tax purposes". The have been flooded with calls and have been giving this out as the explanation.

Tr8erGirl said...

Have a great summer and happy anniversary!

Mikeinmidwood said...

It seems like the gemorah would be banned if it happened in these days.