The first post says it all Shalom, This is the home of the Pittsfield Jew. Sure its neat to read about Jews in Brooklyn who are very observant but how about a not so observant Jew who lives in the Mid West?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Jonny wrote another old diary post here. Shoot he did it again. The post options got screwed up. Either way this is a musing of Jonny's attempt at finishing his Master's degree, back in July of 1994. Angelina was upset because the school was screwing them over and making them pay every semester until the degree was finished. Jonny ended up switching advisors. The department chair became his advisor. Jonny finally finished up the degree in October of 1994. It was an abbreviated high speed thesis on ADA.

Jonny took a break before lunch and went to see Rob. Rob gave Jonny a raise. He now makes 3%more than last year. Right now he is listening to the parsha Vayelech. Jonny is up to page 444 of Exodus. Yesterday Jonny listened to Nitzavim. He rode his bike to work today.

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Monday, August 30, 2010


Hi all Jonny is back from vacation in Boyne Mountain. He should be working but might as well be blogging. Could be worse, he could be sleeping now. There are a ton of messages and stuff to handle. It is really hot today. Jonny just fixed the posting date options on the last link to old diary. The link is right but the posted date was wrong it has been fixed to 7/11/1994 as it should be. Last week since Jonny was on vacation he missed the weekly parsha. It is possible that every year he misses this parsha. Today it won't be possible for Jonny to blog at 2 oclock. That is because there is a mandatory meeting on the epic changes to come here at work for the next ten years. That sounds epic. Beverly Polcyn wasn't here all week. Jonny left her a note to water his plants and the note sat there on her keyboard all week.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Here is a link to an old diary entry. Jonny talks about Jack Gilford. Jack was a character who was doing all the latest stuff. He was into LANs and internet. They went to the Greatful Dead concert. He gave Jonny his dog Lucy. Jonny just updated the fake names to include Ron Howard and Jack Gilford as his coworkers in his first job in 1990. He also updated it to include a section for neighbors from 1993.

Jonny doesn't feel so good today. Maybe he has an ear infection.


Monday, August 16, 2010


Jonny's officemate Beverly is working in a different office. So it is quite dead in there. Jonny just cleaned the bathroom. He didn't ride his bike to work today. That is because he took Lorraine to the first day of art camp. Angelina took Jesse to his ultrasound. Zsa Zsa accompanied her. Angelina paid her back buying her a cup of coffee. Wendell told Alberta she could go to his beach house on Labor Day weekend. And Angelina said fine but first she has to clean her room. Yesterday Jesse and Jonny went for a bike ride. They went about 5 miles with the trailer bike. Jonny has been begging for that hitch for 8 months. Now they have it and it hasn't been used once. They will use it for the their up north vacation to Boyne. Jonny hasn't been reading much. His last book was Critical Care. It was kinda gross. Before that was Exodus and he didn't finish it. Jonny reserved it from the library. He also can get $7.99 off a book at Nicola's bookstore if he so chooses to do that. They send that coupon once a summer as a birthday present. Jonny has redeemed two books that way so far. Over the weekend he watched some TV. He and his wife watched several Criminal Minds episodes. They are so graphic, sometimes they have to fast forward past the gross parts. This week the parsha is Ki Sese.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Jonny has created another link to an old diary entry. Back then there was another story to compete with Lowe's and Home Depot. It was called Builder's Square. He was also crying over not being able to go to the Pink Floyd concert tour.

Right now Jonny is watching the rain while working.

There is a movie Scream 4 being filmed right along Jonny's bike route that he takes to and from work. He got stuck in it and watch one scene being filmed live.

Kristina sent her pictures from the weekend. They looked great.

This week's parsha is Shoftim. And that word is derived from the Hebrew word for Judges.

Babs the dog went to the vet today. They said she needs to lose some serious weight.

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Monday, August 09, 2010

beach trip return

Jonny and Jesse have returned from the their beach trip to see Kristina and Wendell. The trip was fun. They played catch with a baseball and softball. Jesse played with his DSI too. They played frisbee. They watched DVDs: Incredibles, Squekwell and Bolt. Kristina really liked Bolt. She made baked zitti. Wendell made dill flavored lox and chocolate brownie creation. They brought some back for Angelina. They went to the ocean at night and Jesse got a light that they brought back on the plane. Also they went to the beach during the day and played in the sand and cooled off in the waves. The waves were rough. Also Wendell BBQ chicken called beer can chicken. He also made BBQ zucchini. Jonny's parents took them for a bike ride and to the pool. Another adventure was kayaki. Also another adventure was fishing. Wendell bought them a tee-shirt and a sweat shirt to take home. They brought back some Delaware peaches. They went out for lunch to dumsers. They went out to dinner at baja's. They also had mango, corn, pancakes, french toast, watermellon, green beans, carrots, brisket and knishes. Kristina got the Jewish food made from potatoes from a store called Harris Teeter. The workers answering the phone at that store had never heard of that particular food so they didn't even know they sold it.Kristina made smoothies. Kristina bought Jesse a game for his DSI, Mario Cart.

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Tuesday, August 03, 2010


Today Jonny feels like he has an ear infection. He doesn't want anything to jeopardize the trip. Alberta took Exodus with her. Jonny has to do grades before he leaves. He is listening to piano music right now.

Click here for a link to the past. There meet one couple that were Angelina and Jonny's friend at one time. Angelina and Jonny don't have very many friends. In addition the fake names post was updated to include the background on Hume Cronyn and Gwen Verdon the people who helped Jonny do some painting in 1994. They weren't Jewish and didn't mind working on Shabbat. Back then Jonny didnt either. Now he still has no choice most of the time. Just this blog keeps the Sabbath, it is a Jewish blog after all.

Last night Angelina and Jonny watched Criminal Minds. Later Jonny watched Scrubs. he slept badly. He had weird dreams about baseball, hockey and legendary imaginary trips to sporting events.


Monday, August 02, 2010


This week feels like a short week. That is because Jonny is going on a beach vacation. He and his son Jesse are going to his parent's beach house. It will be a lot of fun.

Last week's parsh was Eikev. That parsha has the shma prayer in it. This week is the parsa of Re'eh.

Jonny finished Jericoh's Road. It was 288 pages. He is on page 324 of Exodus. Alberta was reading it at the same time. The two of them also started watching the movie.

Jonny watched some Scrubs. Angelina and Jesse watched Criminal Minds.

Jesse got a DSI for his birthday. He is extremely happy.

Lorraine went to camp. Over the weekend the family drove 4 hours each way. They toured the camp and dropped her off. Jonny and Jesse played catch with a baseball.

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