Here is a lovaly picture for those of you non-conformists (who I'm SO jealous of) who only have an LJ and therefore haven't seen this on my Myspace:
This was taken 3 August at the Kotel Ha'Ma'ariv (The Western Wall) in Jerusalem, on Tisha B'Av (the anniversary of the destruction of the Holy Temple by both the Babylonians and the Romans).
Left to right it's: David B. (the only person in this pic besides me who's cool enough to have an LJ), Josh, Hovav, Maxx, David Z., Kirsh, myself, and Gideon.
Could this pic be more awesome? (Well, there's a few lads missing, but y'know, it's a damn good pic.) I give all photo credit to the expertise of a Miss Anya in New York. How I miss her. Shit, how I miss EVERYONE in this pic.
So today was my first day "teaching" at synagogue. Of course, those in power misled me a bazillion times. I thought I was teaching...instead I was substituting. And they're still unsure as to whether or not I'll be an actual teacher or just a madrikh again.
Apparently two of the kids told their parents that I was the best Hebrew school teacher they'd ever had. Which, oh wow, the warm and fuzzies! So, I do have people on my side. I'm so absolutely thrilled.
Also got to see my best friend today, and we had one of our deep talks. A verrrry deep and personal talk. It was needed. I'm so glad that I have people like that in my life.
In other news:
1) I had a wonderful dinner at the house of the rabbi from my town's Chabad on Friday night.
2) Zachy got his lifeguard certification over the weekend, apparently.
3) I just made some AWESOME eggs. I fry them sunny-side up in butter which I sprinkle garlic salt and garlic powder on. And then...WE KICK IT UP A NOTCH....BAM!!!!!!!
Oh, you kids you.