My iBook is currently on its way back to Apple
so they can try and save my baby, but the amazing
thing, is I managed to save all my files. sigh
Not having a computer is making me feel totally disconnected. I barely check e-mail, I clearly haven't posted--it's killing me. The end of my Israel trip was incredible:Wednesday, May 11Yom Haatzmaut
was so wonderful. Downtown was such a great scene. Wall to wall people, all celebrating Israel, so patriotic... The most amazing part, was listening to David Broza
play in Kikar Tzion
, complete with fireworks in tune to Yiyeh Tov
. There's no way I can explain how incredible it was... I had gone there with Casey, but I ran into so many people I knew... Then I walked to this reggae thing at this bar and met up with Uri, Hirsch, Eliana, & Blinder. It was so surreal--I felt like I was back on Nativ. Awesome to chill with them all again.Thursday, May 12
My last day in Israel. Packed, bought some last minute gifts, said goodbye to people... Hung out a bunch with David. It was so amazing chilling with him in Israel. It was an uneventful day, but still great. That night I went downtown with Casey & David, and stayed as late as I could until I started to risk missing my ride to the airport. Let me tell you, part of me just wanted to miss my plane on purpose.Friday, May 13
At 1:45 am my sherut
arrived. In a typical Israel coincident, this kid who had been on my bus to the airport when I went to meet Josh was on my sherut
. His name was Natan (Nathan pre-aliyah), originally from D.C., and we ended up hanging out until our planes took off. Gotta love the randomness of Israel...
All in all, my trip turned out very differently than I had first planned. And while if I had known certain things I probably would have done a little more planning in advance, it all ended up amazing. When I got back to the States and checked my e-mail, Ezra had written me "hope it was a smooth trip, and start planning the next one"
. Sounds like a good idea to me...back in the States...
And now I'm back in Ann Arbor, coping with my Israel withdrawal as well as my Israel-induced financial difficulties (ie, I'm pretty much broke). Ann Arbor's exciting as ever, even with only a couple of my roomies still in town. Worked an adventure challenge group at Tamarack
today for the first time in a year. Kinda nice to be back there, and for sure nice to see everyone.
So until Apple fixes my baby, posting won't really happen, but the Michigan Young Judaea Family Picnic is on Sunday if anyone wants to go...