randomness...: June 2004

My opinions, updates on my life, all sorts of "randomness"...

Monday, June 14, 2004

Conversation I had with Mom online today:
Mom: "What's new in Wisconsin?"
Me: "Well, staff come today, and there's an ant on my keyboard"
Mom: "Yes. 'An ant on your keyboard' does really sum up the difference in the pace and perception of cleanliness in our current situations."

Friday, June 11, 2004

I'm sitting in the dark (I think the light is burnt out) in the "internet shed," freezing as I listen to the rain. I definitely need to get some sleep soon, but since this is the first time I've been able to get online since I got to camp, I'm trying to make the most of it.

So far camp is absolutely amazing. Loving the people, loving the place... Not too excited by the endless rain (and by endless, I really only mean today and part of yesterday) but it for sure is better than the bugs it replaced. Getting excited for the staff to get here, but I still have so much work to do that it's good they aren't here yet.

It's hard being here without easy access to a phone (and no cell phone reception), and without the constant internet access that I'm used to, but I guess it'll make me concentrate more on my job, which is good (always a silver lining, right?). Anyways, I'm going to go get some sleep. 'Till next time!

Sunday, June 06, 2004

In a couple hours I leave for Camp Young Judaea Midwest. I am so excited for camp to finally begin, and to meet all the staff and campers. Obviously it's a little nerve-wracking going to a new camp, but I'm super excited.

I don't know how often I'll be able to go on-line, so communicating with me might be a bit tough. I'll try and post when I can, and check e-mail/voice mail when I can. Have a great summer everyone!

Jeff and I saw a great movie last night: The Day After Tomorrow. Great cast, great script, amazing special effects... Lots of action, but not gratuitous action--the action all helped to further the story. Besides all that, the film had a powerful message--there's only so much abuse our planet can take, and now is a better time than later to fix that.

See it. Love it. Talk to me about it.

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Here's the article from today's paper about the Jewish Academy's baseball game.

Bottom line? "A courtroom victory Friday for the West Bloomfield Jewish Academy opened the door for a possible baseball victory Monday."

Friday, June 04, 2004

Update on the Jewish Academy's (Josh's) game. I don't know any of the details (as in the "what happened?"), but the Academy will be able to play--the game is now on Monday.
Shabbat Shalom!

This makes me so angry:
Academy's beliefs may end tourney run

With a new high school, there are often logistical problems.

West Bloomfield Jewish Academy, in its first year of Michigan High School Athletic Association high school sports, will likely have to forfeit its spot in the baseball state tournament due to a religious conflict.

Academy's Tuesday baseball victory qualified it for a Division 4 district final matchup Saturday with Southfield Christian.

But Judaism requires that its followers not work on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath.

The MHSAA requires that the remaining district games be played today or Saturday. And since Southfield Christian can't close its school for a whole day on such short notice and has too many kids in kindergarten through eighth grade outside for recess and gym, there was an impasse...

Allen said the MHSAA will move tournament games to a Monday only if inclement weather or another unforeseen event -- such as the electrical problem endured at the Flint hockey finals a few years ago -- forced the situation.

Which, ironically, may leave the Jewish Academy's fate in the hands of a higher being.

"We do not entertain requests," said Allen, whose office received some preliminary calls about the possible Jewish conflict earlier this year...

Baseball coach Larry Garon said the Academy was going to call the MHSAA again today about this issue. The school isn't ruling out legal action...

I feel so bad for Josh. To not be allowed to play because of Shabbat? Completely rediculous.


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