Month: August 2006

Well, since we’re in a suite, I decided we should have a pet. I was thinking either a pet rock, a chia pet, or sea monkeys. Trish and I are going to see if we can track down some sea monkeys later on this week.

The rule for the dorms is “If it doesn’t live in water, it doesn’t live here.” It also says fish are the only pets allowed. That is crap, because there are lots of things that live in water. So I am trying to think of all the options we could have as pets:

•Certain turtles
•A sea cucumber
•An otter
•A seal
•A walrus
•A sperm whale
•A hammerhead shark
•A mermaid
•The Loch Ness Monster
•Augie Kim:

We were also thinking of getting a giant koi pond that takes up the entire living room. They didn’t say there was a size limit.

Jami86e (5:58:20 PM): wanna live in our koi pond?
Jami86e (5:58:33 PM): we’ll feed you once a day
Augmeister86 (5:58:38 PM): hahaha, um… as long as it has clean water
Jami86e (5:58:46 PM): oh, n/m then

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EDIT: I just saw a Sara Lee commercial with “Happy Happy Joy Joy” as that background music. It was wonderful.

Christy just informed me that we have the Lifetime Movie Network, which shows Lifetime movies 24/7. I’m never leaving the suite again.

At present time there are 78 people who enjoy tacos just as much as I do. I am delighted to find this out.

I encourage everyone to join some other wonderful global Facebook groups, such as “Pluto = Planet,” “Please Stop Wearing Gaucho Pants,” “The Largest Facebook Group Ever,” and “i am too cool to have a group of my own on facebook.” I didn’t create any of those, but it will make you cool to join them anyway.

I love Monicals Pizza. I just had it for the first time the other day.

In Human Sexuality today we learned that when men in California smell cheese pizza or baked pumpkin pie, they produce more Testosterone.

I checked out a book from the library yesterday. This library is so big I had to stop and ask for directions to get to the checkout counter. The book is called “Graduate Study in Psychology” and is a guide to psych grad schools in the US. It is my new best friend. The librarian put a bookmark in it and when I opened it it was bookmarked in a school in California. I take that as a sign.

I can really go for some gummi bears right now. Or worms.

If this happens to me, there’s gonna be MAJOR tsores…

Messianic Jew turned down for Birthright Israel trip

ALAN H. FEILER
Baltimore Jewish Times

BALTIMORE — When she filled out an application in the fall for a free Birthright Israel trip, Rebecca Rubin checked the box designated “other” for Jewish denomination.

“I’m open if people ask me what congregation I go to, but I don’t say, ‘Hey, I’m a Messianic Jew,’ because I don’t want them to think I have an ulterior motive,” said Rubin, whose father is spiritual leader of Emmanuel Messianic Jewish Congregation in Columbia, Md.

“The Web site said all Jews were eligible,” said Rubin, a junior at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. “I didn’t think it was relevant.”

But when 22 students from her campus went to Israel last month, Rubin was not among them. That’s because officials from Hillel of Greater Baltimore, the local coordinator, informed her a few weeks earlier that her acceptance had been rescinded, following the application process and two interviews.

“I felt hurt and disappointed. I didn’t understand why the decision was made at that point,” said Rubin, 19, an interdisciplinary studies major with a concentration in Jewish studies. “Some Orthodox Jews wouldn’t consider some Reform Jews Jewish, but they don’t require people to have a Jewish mother to go on this trip…Yeshua [Jesus’ Hebrew name] seems to be the dividing line.”

Messianic Jews, also known as Hebrew Christians, practice Jewish customs while believing Jesus is the messiah. The movement, with nearly 400 congregations, is rejected by the organized Jewish community.

More than 5,000 students internationally participated in free trips to the Jewish state through Birthright Israel. The Hillel component of the endeavor sponsored about 3,000 of the total.

David Raphael, executive director of Hillel of Greater Baltimore, said Rubin was rejected “based on the parameters written up by the Birthright Israel folks to remain within the accepted parameters of the Jewish community.”

Jeff Rubin, the national Hillel’s director of communications, said Rubin was the only Messianic Jew rejected for the trip. “Non-Jews were prohibited from participating,” he said. “No one in the Jewish community considers [Messianic Jews] Jewish.”

Sitting in a Mexican restaurant near her family’s Clarksville, Md., home, Rubin comes off as bright, soft-spoken and sincere. Although she’s visited Israel twice, she said she looked forward to this trip because “I’ve never been there with my peers. It sounded like a really cool experience.”

She was officially accepted for the trip in mid-October. But at an early December meeting with the director of her campus Hillel, Jeremy Benjamin, and Hillel’s Rabbi Rachel Hertzman, Rubin was told “they’d been alerted I belong to a Messianic congregation, and they asked me to explain my beliefs…I said I believe Jesus is the messiah. I don’t think they heard what I was saying after that.”

Rubin is a part-time employee of Lederer/Messianic Jewish Communications, which publishes and distributes Messianic books and materials. Her father is chief executive officer.

Rubin said she plans to continue attending campus Jewish gatherings.

In Social Psych today we were tlaking about positive and negative correlations and this was what she had down for negative correlations (I’m not even kidding):

Negative correlation- as one goes up, the other goes down. Example: hours playing Dungeons and Dragons and number of dates in one’s life.

How sad that she would use that.

There are now a total of three, count em, THREE Messianic Jews at Campus House. Just a few more hundred and we can take over .

I made a group on Facebook called “If I Weren’t Broke, I Would Buy So Many Tacos.” Everyone should join. Unless you’re a vegetarian.

Last week I was out with Danielle and she thought she saw one of her teachers, so she said to him “Are you stalking me?” The guy took off his sun glasses and it turned out that it was not, in fact, her teacher, but someone she didn’t know. He asked her if she always starts conversations like that. A couple hours later we ran into the same guy at Wal Mart. It was funny.

The following sentence does not make sense: “My very excellent Mother just spanked ugly naked.” Ugly naked WHAT? We need for Pluto to be a planet, so that my very excellent Mother can continue to spank ugly naked PEOPLE.

Also, this article is ridiculous. I hope guys don’t actually think that’s what girls think.


You Are 45% Left Brained, 55% Right Brained


The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.

Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.

If you’re left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.

Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.

Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.

If you’re right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.

Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.


You Are 88% Pure


You’re so innocent, it’s almost like you’re not human.

Taking this test is probably the naughtiest thing you’ve done in a while!


Your Kissing Technique Is: Perfect


Your kissing technique is amazing – and you know it.

You have the confidence to make the first move.

And you always seem to know what kissing style is going to work best.

Sometimes you’re passionate, sometimes you’re a tease. And you’re always amazing!

Mason Sues Jews for Jesus Over Pamphlet
AP

Jews for Jesus
“Shame on (Mason) for getting so upset about this,” says a spokeswoman for Jews for Jesus.
NEW YORK (Aug. 25) – Jackie Mason is suing Jews for Jesus, claiming the missionary group damaged him by using his name and likeness in a pamphlet.

“While I have the utmost respect for people who practice the Christian faith, the fact is, as everyone knows, I am as Jewish as a matzo ball or kosher salami,” the 75-year-old comedian said in documents filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.

Founded in the 1970s, Jews for Jesus practices Judaism but regards Jesus as the Messiah.

The $2 million lawsuit seeks the immediate destruction of the pamphlets, which Jews for Jesus members have been handing out at various points around New York City.

The pamphlets feature an image of Mason next to the words “Jackie Mason … A Jew for Jesus!?” with information inside that outlines the similarities between Jews and Christians.

“The pamphlet uses my name, my likeness, my `shtick’ (if you will), and my very act, which is derived from my personality, to attract attention and converts,” Mason said in an affidavit.

Susan Perlman, a spokeswoman for Jews for Jesus, said the pamphlet was “good-natured.”

“Shame on him for getting so upset about this,” she said Friday.

Mason has starred on Broadway and in films including “Caddyshack II.”

The pamphlet that outraged Mason:

Auditions for Disney’s High School Musical
Auditions

From: Footlighters Theatre Company
Show: Disney’s High School Musical
Director: Jack Lampert
AuditionDate: Saturday, Sept. 16
AuditionTime: 12noon-6pm
AuditionLocation: Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker, 60016
ShowDates: Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9
ShowTimes: Sunday @ 2pm, Fridays & Saturdays @ 7pm
ShowVenue: Prairie Lakes Theatre, Des Plaines
ContactInfo: 847-391-5700 or nancys@desplainesparks.org
Security: sunday
Remote Name: 66.239.120.114.ptr.us.xo.net
Date: 23 Aug 2006
Time: 10:36:30 -0700

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ADDITIONAL AUDITION INFORMATION! Seeking to cast,35-50 strong pop singers, hip hop dancers, and actors, ages 10-18. Prepare 32 bars of a contemporary/pop song. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to dance. ALL ROLES AVAILABLE, EXCEPT MS. DARBUS & COACH BOLTON. Note: Standard registration fees apply. Call for an audition appointment by calling 847-391-5700.

Ashlee Simpson Set To Star in ‘Chicago’

Ashlee Simpson will play murderous Roxie Hart in the stage production of Chicago in October. The 21-year-old has been offered the role and will join the cast of the show in either London or on the Broadway stage in New York City. A source close to Simpson tells American publication Us Weekly, “She will probably choose London.” Earlier this year, Rita Wilson stepped into the role in New York. Although Simpson has little experience in musical theatre, she has been a back-up dancer on her sister Jessica’s tour and had a role on US family drama 7th Heaven. The singer has said she wants to focus on her acting career.

Should I upload my entries to Facebook or not? I can’t decide.

Well I finally made it to Eastern at 10pm on Friday night. I apparently missed a huge game of Mafia on Thursday night, consisting of 36 people. That’s crazy.

I love Stevenson. The layout of this suite is wonderful and it is so nice to be able to live with friends. Kristina is the best random roommate I will ever have. I will eb sad to see her go next semester. I still haven’t unpacked yet, but I’ve done a lot to the bathroom lol. We have a curtain hanging in front of the toilet and one hanging in front of the shower area, so that we can have three people in the bathroom doing different things in privacy. We also have a sink in the hallway. There are no lights in the shower, so we got tap lights and hung them on the door. The problem si they kept falling off on people in the shower. So finally I busted out my water proof tape and now they’re on for good. Until they burn out…

I’ve already had two patients so far, which have earned me the nickname “Nurse Jami.” Christy came to school with a sore throat and cough. Unfortunately she got Trish and me sick as well. And Trish lost a battle with a garbage can the other day and I fixed her finger.

Ica cut my hair at midnight last night lol. She said I am always going to have split ends, because I have natural layers. She also told me I should only be shampooing my hair twice a week and the other times just use conditioner, because shampoo dries out curly hair. I wish someone had told me this earlier, but it is good to know.

I’m officially a member of the UB Comedy Committee. Gretchen (comedy coordinator) said that everyone that was on it last year graduated, so if anybody from Eastern is interested, let me know. Hopefully we can get Dane Cook this year!

Well I SHOULD be over half way to school by now, but instead I have to spend one more night here, because I suck at life. No ice cream social, no friends, no suite, no Mafia…

Although…I definitely don’t mind staying in my waterbed for one more night.


Your Career Personality: Empathetic, Loyal, and People-Oriented


Your Ideal Careers:

Chef

Corporate trainer

Designer

Events Coordinator

Librarian

Politician

Psychologist

Small Business Owner

Social Worker

Teacher