7 Quick Takes
- Hm, three people said it on FB/blogs/forums in teh past 24 hours, that if Obama does this or that they are amoving to Canada/Australia/whatever. Other than the this or that they mentioned is already strictly enforced in the country of their choice, what makes them think that they will be allowed to immigrate to that country? It’s not like “I’m American, I can live anywhere I want to, because America is so great everyone will be happy to just have Americans!” Many Americans might not realize it, but they need to go through immigration processes in foreign countries, and *gasp* they can be denied visas!
- Buy AVON from me! You can lose weight if you buy my AVON nail polish. If you spend your money on AVON, you won’t have money for groceries and gas, so you won’t put in calories and then you will burn more by walking!
- Ten years ago today was the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster. Among the crew members, who lost their lives was Israel’s first and, to date, only astronaut, Ilan Ramon.Unlike the Challenger tragedy, I remember the Columbia disaster very clearly. I remember wondering if the astronauts on board knew what fate awaited them. Today, reading this article I got my answer. They didn’t know.As the Shabbat is fast approaching, I remember the article written about Ilan Ramon’s desire to keep the Shabbat in space. I remember that it was Shabbat morning that he and his fellow crew members lost their lives, due to the damage a small piece of foam did to one of the greatest engineering masterpieces in the history of mankind. And I remember the sadness I felt when I read the news of the death of his eldest son in 2009. I didn’t know them, but Ilan Ramon was a hero for us, Israelis.
So let’s remember Ilan Ramon, Payload Specialist and the others today:Rick Husband, Commander
William C. McCool, Pilot
Michael P. Anderson, Payload Commander
David M. Brown, Mission Specialist
Kalpana Chawla, Mission Specialist 2
Laurel Clark, Mission Specialist 4
- When you see a country’s flag in this cute little heart, it means that you see the Eurovision Song Contest country logo. When you use it, I will assume that you are rooting for the entry of the country represented, and will initiate conversation about the national finalists, the song sent to Malmö (2013) and generally how unfair the current voting practice still is.
- Sunday was International Holocaust Rememberance Day.
- If you missed it, I posted two lovely cholent recipes yesterday. I want to find a really good, bean based one (no potatoes) for the slow cooker. Especially for the boys in Haifa. As uni is keeping tehm busier and busier, they can’t come home for every Shabbat, but they love a good cholent.
- Shabbat shalom, world! May you all have a peaceful, joyful weekend. I am planning to watch Eurovision related things online and eat a lot of Bamba and krembos. What about you?