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?

Friday, November 19, 2010


Jonny will be in PA for the next week, not like it makes that much difference. Ah he is feeling a nap coming on, as soon as he finishes this coffee.

Jonny listened to the chanting of the Torah of Vayislach. He also did the quiz again yesterday and got a 7 out of 10.

Jonny finished his book Wikinomics. Also the book was 290 pages. He didn't feel like reading the acknowledgements or the footnotes. But there is a website he might check out at his in-laws.


Thursday, November 18, 2010


Last Thursday it was Veteran's Day. Jonny called his mom on their cell phone. Kristina and Wendell share one cell phone. Jonny's dad as it turned out had the day off. But not his mom. Kristina said, "call Dad he's home I'm busy at work". So that is what he did. They made plans for Alberta to come see them in February.

Jonny listened to the parsha of Vayislach two times this week. He took the quiz and got a 7 out of 10 on the first try. He might try again today.

Today Jonny might take a nap. Or Jonny might go to the bar with Penny's data entry person. Ryan had said they could go on Thursday which is today.

He just discovered that he ran out of dental floss yesterday.

Jonny is now on page 286 of Wikinomics. It would be nice if Lorraine would pick out a book. Jesse said he picked out a book. Unfortunately he picked a kid's book, from the Charlie Bone series.


Friday, November 12, 2010


Not much posting here by Jonny. He has been crazy busy at work. He didn't accomplish much. But he did finish a book. Jonny read Rachel & Leah and it was 418 pages and that included an acknowledgement at the end. It also included book club ideas. Jonny found the facebook song. It is embedded below.


He is listening to the Torah chanting right now.

Jonny just found out from Angelina that Alberta is going try out for HS basketball this afternoon. Jonny rode his bicycle to work today. He was planning on going to a bar after work with Ryan if it works out. Jonny still needs to get a nap in. Jonny has left over Spaghetti for lunch. He needs to run downstairs and drop off his time sheet, get a fork and recycle some batteries.


Monday, November 08, 2010


This was a depressing weekend. Angelina got no cars to park for the football game over the weekend. It was a good game too. But Jonny slept in bed while his wife watched the game. He fell in and out of consciousness as the score sky rocketed. Angelina had to call her father to ask her the overtime rules work. Thomas told her that they start on the 25 yard line. And that explained the ease at which they scored.

Jonny is up to page 178 of Wikinomics. He is still reading Rachel & Leah. He renewed both books online. They were due November 15 and now they are due December 15. Jonny also returned Drowning Ruth. It is an amazing beautiful day outside.

This week's parsha is Vayeitzei. Yacovmade the maariv prayer. The 12 stones fought to be the one Yacov laid his head on. He slept for the first time in 14 years.

The other depressing thing that happened over the weekend was that Annabella Sciorra, Lyman Ward and the rest of the family will be moving. Lorraine will miss her friend. Jonny and Angelina will also miss Lyman. So many people come and go in people's lives.

The third thing that wasdepressing has already been reveresed. Angelina has discovered that HGTV and the Food Network were taken off her TV. Well they are back now.

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Friday, November 05, 2010


Jonny is on page 146 of Wikinomics. He is on page 296 of Rachel & Leah.

Last night he put up a hook for Angelina. Then she asked him for another. Then he cleaned his workspace, where all the tools are kept. It is still a mess but a better mess.

Last night he helped Lorraine with her mystery story. It was supposed to be 1000 words. She wrote 3000 instead.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


Beverly isn't here today.

This week's chumash is Toldos. Avraham went back to Hagar who is now Keturah. Ishmal did teshuvah. This parsha continues where the last one left off. Yitzak also had two children. One was good and one as a rosha. Both Yitzak and Rivkah prayed for them to have childen. Rivkah was so good even though all the people sh grew up with were bad. Hashem listened to Yitzak's prayers because he was the son of a tzadik. Yitzak loves Esau. He know that yacov is the good one. A tzadki had the right to trick a rosha to get the sefer torah back. That is why Yitzak agreed with the trickery of Esau.

It is now 10 AM. Jonny got to work on time. He fell asleep. Then he got up and brushed his teeth and flossed his teeth. Next he irrigated his nose. He put hair gel in his hair. Jonny shaved. Now it is time to clean the VASE database. Jonny puts in requests to the help desk and they change the data. An example is "
For FK_key 117036 remove pk_pfc 76185 reset pfc_default to 0 for pk_pfc 174512 remove pk_pfc 174513"


Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Way back Tuesday

Click here for the link to an old diary entry.

Beverly isn't in the Hotel Hilton today. So Jonny is here all alone again.

Over the weekend Jonny called Kristina. Then after a while he spoke to Wendell. Within minutes Wendell invited Alberta for a December break trip to visit him in Arlington. Of course Jonny was less than enthusiastic regarding the expected turn in the conversation. They haven't spoken in 2 months and boom "when are we seeing our grandkids". The line gets old. Jonny said he would forward on the information.

Immediately Angelina said no.

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