Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Israel Day 2



I'll start off this post by stating that the whole "not sleeping the night before your flight so that you'll sleep on the plane" idea is a dumb one. Now, combine that with the facts that we slept with the Trissim down and we didn't set an alarm, and you'll sleep until 1:15pm, like we did. I don't think I've slept that late in probably 10 years. Anyway, we weren't too pleased when we saw what time it was, and needless to say the Trissim are going to be up tonight.

Anyway, after getting a late start we headed to Meah Shearim and Geulah for a few hours to shop around and admire the scenery. The place never seems to change...I guess they like it like that. There is a Kiddush cup that I've wanted; one that the Rizhiner Rebbe uses; the top is shaped like an apple and has the little leaf on top, and the stem looks like an windy vine with leaves...damn near the coolest thing ever. I had once seen it during my time in Yeshiva, but hadn't seen it since. To my delight, I found it today at a random store in Meah Shearim, and it took some serious threats from PegLaz to dissuade me from buying it...oh well...it wasn't exactly 50 shekel...

We came back to the pad here in Katemone for a little R&R before heading out to dinner with some friends at Tal Bagel in Emek Refaim. It was an excellent meal, and we visited with them at their apartment afterwards, with the highlight of the visit being constant requests from their daughter for "more beer." Oh, and she was going crazy about her new pink Crocs. Gotta get em' young.



Going to learn tomorrow at the Kotel, followed by some sort of touristy (but not too expensive) in the afternoon, and we may catch an IBL game in the evening. If not...perhaps the mall? Who knows. We're going to hit Chevron for a day (I've never been) and perhaps go to the Dead Sea for a couple of days. Any other ideas? We're open to suggestions...



Oh yeah, how hard is it to find someone that knows how to spell "sweet". Maybe with the Yiddishe teitsch it should be spelled like that...

6 Comments:

Anonymous kdogg said...

big a - i felt obliged to check out your thing here since ocken is always talking about it - anyway, where's the pictures of phil/phalgi? send regards to phil and the wife. i'll be feverishly trying to break into your apartment while your gone to get to your scotch, like a kid trying to get into his parent's liquor cabinet.

10:01 PM, July 18, 2007

 
Blogger AlanLaz said...

kodgg - I was going to put the picture of Phil feeding his daughter beer up, but I figured that with my luck, the Israeli Child Protective Services would see this and take their child away.

And regarding the scotch, we weren't sure who to be more concerned about during our vacation, the shady ass dude who works for Pickwick (who has a key), or you.

12:05 AM, July 19, 2007

 
Blogger Soccer Dad said...

If you have the time, go to the Golan.

8:49 AM, July 19, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If KDogg is the well known power broker and certified chiropractor of back pickwick fame and shoresh board member, I would double lock the scotch cabinet.

10:20 AM, July 19, 2007

 
Anonymous backpickwick said...

Anonymous" should own up to reading blogs all day at work.

9:18 AM, July 23, 2007

 
Blogger Carl said...

I'd worry more about Alanlaz's father than these other lightweights!

12:16 PM, July 24, 2007

 

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