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What's your favorite thing to show out-of-town guests when they come to visit?

I'm in Maryland, a pretty state. It's nickname is America in Miniature because we have mountains and lakes to the west and beaches to the east.

In Baltimore, I would recommend the National Aquarium, a better then average aquarium.

what happened to dena?

One of the communities I belong to is dena1470 I just noticed her site is down. Anyone know what happened?


The Two-Minute Haggadah

Because there is a full moon out tonight, it's time for......

A Freilach & Zisen Pesach

In case you want to 'read ahead' for Pesach ....

  The Two-Minute Haggadah

  A Passover service for the impatient.
  By Michael Rubiner

  Opening prayers:
  Thanks, G-d, for creating wine. (Drink wine.)
  Thanks for creating produce. (Eat parsley.)

  Once we were slaves in Egypt.  Now we're free.  That's why we're
  doing this.

  Four questions:
  1. What's up with the matzoh?
  2. What's the deal with horseradish?
  3. What's with the dipping of the herbs?
  4. What's this whole slouching at the table business?

  1. When we left Egypt, we were in a hurry. There was no time for
      making decent bread.
  2. Life was bitter, like horseradish.
  3. It's called symbolism.
  4. Free people get to slouch.

  A funny story:
  Once, these five rabbis talked all night, then it was
  morning. (Heat soup now.)

  The four kinds of children and how to deal with them:
  Wise child-explain Passover.
  Simple child-explain Passover slowly.
  Silent child-explain Passover loudly.
  Wicked child-browbeat in front of the relatives.

  Speaking of children:
  We hid some matzoh. Whoever finds it gets five bucks.

  The story of Passover:
  It's a long time ago. We're slaves in Egypt.  Pharaoh is a
  nightmare.  We cry out for help.  G-d brings plagues upon the
  Egyptians.   We escape, bake some matzoh.   G-d parts the Red
  Sea.   We make it through; the Egyptians aren't so lucky.
  We wander 40 years in the desert, eat manna, get the Torah,
  wind up in Israel, get a new temple, enjoy several
  years without being persecuted again. (Let brisket cool now.)

  The 10 Plagues:
  Blood, Frogs, Lice-you name it.

  The singing of "Dayenu":
  If G-d had gotten us out of Egypt and not punished our enemies,
  it would've been enough.

  If he'd punished our enemies and not parted the Red Sea, if
  would've been enough.

  If he'd parted the Red Sea-(Remove gefilte fish from
  refrigerator now.)

  Eat matzoh.  Drink more wine.  Slouch.

  Thanks again, G-d, for everything.


So cute, so true

Are you a student?
Do you do something like this?
It's normal, isn't it? LOLz

New school semester:
At the 1st week:
At the 2nd week:
Before the midterm test:
During the midterm test:
After the midterm test:
Before the final exam:
Once know the final exam schedule:
7 days before final exam:
6 days before final exam:
5 days before final exam:
4 days before final exam:
3 days before final exam:
2 days before final exam:
1 day before final exam:
A night before final exam:
1 hour before final exam:
During the final exam:
Once walk from the exam hall:
After the final exam, during the holiday:

(Made by witch_fairy)


Anybody walk to work?

Real men do ballet

This is so manly.... Stick around.  It gets better


Sail On.....

Aw...Chinese junks, don't you just love them?  I do.  They make the best junk I've ever seen.  I have a model of one at home.


Actually, all countries make good and bad junk.  I can remember back in the days when Americans made junk.  It was good and bad.  So, I don't understand the fuss.  In a way, you can't have the good without the bad.  It shows that all people are human.

I only buy Italian myself.


I voted for...........

Ms Clinton.  Today was our primary, so I marched through the snow (small amount but slippery) and gave her my vote.  She won't win, but I don't mind.  There's always a vagina in the White House, but its either the Mrs or the partner for the evening.  I wanted one with power. I would have said women by the way.  But there was always a chance that of one our presidents in the past dressed up like one when no one was looking.

I did better then my husband.  Typical of him,  He made himself  a Libertarian  He politely asked if anyone of his persusion  was running.  They told him no.  The voting volunteers looked appaled  at the very idea.  What do you expect of a politcal party only formed in 1971?  That man has some strange ideas.

Super Bowl 7 Jane Austen 0

Boring!  I sneaked off from the super bowl party at my house (again) to watch  a biography of Jane Austen on PBS yet.  Arg...awful, dull and just plain stupid.  Despite the whooping and hollowing down stairs,with the football saga, that show managed to put me to sleep.  Lets face,it. Austen's real life was nothing to base a film on..  Too unattractive and too inteligent to marry, she sat around, wrote books,, got sick and died. I mean, what else was an educated upper class women to do?  This was a fictionalized biography.    They knew her real life was too much of a dud to film, so they spiced it up, inventing potential Mr Darcys that did not pan out.  As much as I love Austen books and hate football, the super bowl won in this case as far as a plot goes.

New meaning to online shopping

HEMA is a Dutch department store.     
The first store opened on November 4, 1926, in Amsterdam      
 Now there are 150 stores all over the Netherlands          
 HEMA also has stores in Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany        
 In June of this year, HEMA was sold to British investment company Lion Capital.     
Take a look at HEMA's product page.      
You can't order anything and it's in Dutch but just wait a couple of seconds and watch what happens
This company has a sense of humor and a great computer programming team