mercredi, octobre 31, 2007

So I was listening to a friend of mine talk about how his wife turned to him this past week and remarked, "dear, you're beginnign to look like your father." He was a litle surprised and asked her how. It turns out that he had gone shopping and found a bunch of new shirts that heliked. One shirt in particular were the colors his father prefers wearing and it was on sale, so he bought it. When his wife saw him with itone, she immediately thought of his father.

Over the years I've heard lots of people discuss how one can't help but become their parents... I'm sure that for some people this is perfectly fine, but for others this is a positively horrifying experience.

Life, relationships, marriage, and the like

kosher food in Connecticut, USA

I recently learned about the following establishments, which considering I'm trekking tehre to make kosher food ...this is all useful information. I figured that it would be useful to impart this upon the greater public in case anyone else needs such information.

The Crown Market

The Shop Rite on Frontage Road in New London carries kosher meats and cheeses, some frozen foods.

Kosher New Haven
New Haven is a Kosher town; we have the most kosher
opportunities in Connecticut. Below you will find a complete
list of the local kosher establishments in our area. Please
continue to support them.
- Joshua Cypess
Rabbi, Young Israel of New Haven

Local Kosher Establishments updated November 11, 2005
All numbers are (203)

synagogue located at 292 Norton Street.

Yale Kosher Kitchen at Slifka Center
80 Wall St, New Haven
Vaad HaKashrus of Fairfield County
Mashgiach Temidi on premises
Breakfast 8:30 am-9:30 am
Lunch 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Dinner 5 pm-7 pm
Fri dinner 6:45
Sat lunch 12:30
Closed Sunday

Meat Restaurants
Kosher Express (Chinese cuisine)
132 Amity Road (Amity Plaza Shopping Center)
Organized Kashrus Laboratories (O-K)
Sun-Thurs 11 am-9 pm
Fri 11 am-1 hour before candle lighting
Sat night one hour after sunset
Mashgiach Temidi on premises

Westville Kosher Meat Market
95 Amity Road , New Haven
Vaad HaKashrus of Fairfield County
Mon-Wed 8:30 am-6 pm
Thurs 8:30 am-7 pm
Fri 8:30 am-3 pm
Sun 8:30 am-2 pm

Dairy Restaurants
Claire's Corner Copia
1000 Chapel St New Haven
Rabbi David Avigdor
Mon-Fri 8 am-9 pm
Weekends 8 am-10 pm

Edge of the Woods
379 Whalley Ave, New Haven
Vaad HaKashrus of Fairfield County
Bakery & Pizza only
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-7:30 pm
Weekends 9 am-6 pm

Stella's European Bakery & Café
372 Whalley Avenue, New Haven
Vaad HaRabonim of Massachusetts (KVH) - Cholov Yisroel
Sunday 10 am - 5 pm. Monday - closed, Tuesday &
Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm, Thursday 10 am - 8 pm, Friday 8
am - 2 hours before sunset, & Shabbat 6 pm - 10 pm.

Shaw’s Supermarket Bakery
2100 Dixwell Ave., Hamden
Vaad HaRabonim of Massachusetts (KVH)
Mon, Wed, Sat 6 am-9 pm
Tues, Thurs, Fri 6 am-8 pm
Sun 6 am-6 pm

Stop & Shop Supermarket Bakery
2335 Dixwell Ave , Hamden
Vaad HaRabonim of Massachusetts (KVH)
Daily, 24 hours

Stop & Shop Supermarket Bakery
112 Amity Road , New Haven
Vaad HaRabonim of Massachusetts (KVH)
Daily, 7 am-9 pm

Krispy Kreme Donuts
1440 Boston Post Road, Milford
Hartford Kashrus Commission (HKC)
Daily 5:30 am-11:30 pm
Drive-through daily, 24 hours

dimanche, octobre 21, 2007

John Warner retires...

It's the end of an era for me. The US Senator from Viriginia is retiring and with his retirement an era is closed. I remember sitting in his office as a young adult. I remember meeting with his aides. I remember passionately loving and respecting this man who was part of a mental love-affair with all Virginians. Though a flawed character, he seemed to have the grace that Virginians care about so much.... the honor, uprightness, gentility, etc. that has been part of the greatness of how Viriginia produced her sons for the nation's service. That Virginia gave our country so many presidents, so many strong leaders, so much beauty, so much love... The home of many military installations -not at all in the least the US Navy -home of the Atlantic Fleet.... Virginia. You rooted your sons and daughters in history. You planted them firm and gave them ideals.

So it is that from such an illustrious background, faded glory perhaps, but noble nonetheless....
John Warner is quitting the senate finally. Perhaps best known for having married and divorced Elizabeth Taylor, perhaps best known for defending his fellow Virginians in the Senate Armed Forces Committtee. An end to a childhood adoration of the Spector- Gramm- Warner- Robb- Bentsen- Rudman congress.... a congress that is no more.

{taps please}

how do I describe love to you?

There's a certain feeling about reaching out to another person. A certain kindness in bridging the gap of loneliness. Somewhere a certain sense of wanting to be alive and passionate.


folks, if I decide to postdoc with the Wimmer group ... please someone beat me over the head and remind me that I desperately need to work with a group where the group is fantastic and the PI is phenomenally good as an advisor and mentor.