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I guess the term, blizzard, is just too old school…. now it’s a Snowpocalypse, Snowzilla, Snowtastrophy, SnOMY etc.

It’s not just with storms and blizzards, our society has become “creative-crazed”.  We want the most creative ideas, the most creative fundraisers, the most creative brands… the most creative commercials.

With the superbowl coming up, we all know that everyone’s looking for the best and most creative commercials to keep us entertained. When I was home over Christmas I saw some commercials already prepping for the superbowl with “to be continued…..” at the end to draw us in: annoying for me because I won’t get to see the rest of the commercial, but brilliant as a creativity stunt.

So, where am I going with all this creativity???

Unfortunately not too far: you see, my creativity juices have seemed to nullify as of lately.  I love to be creative! I love new ideas, new concepts, new buzz, but I don’t know where mine’s gone…. and I just want some of it back!  Not quite sure how I’m going to do that, but until then I will just enjoy the creativity of others.

And for all of you braving the SNOWPOCALYPSE: enjoy your day off and stay warm!  Drink a cup of cocoa for me too, please!

Summer Shower Poll

I haven’t done a poll in a while! Now that summer is upon us and the weather in the states has finally caught up with us (its been consistently HOT here for at least a month) my poll is going to reflect the type of shower you take (not quite brain surgery, but it runs a close 2nd).  

When its super HOT outside, do you still take HOT showers or do you take COLD ones?  

On twitter I admitted that I took my first COLD shower EVER last week, and since then I’ve taken many more.  Soooo, here we go……cast your vote:

Cramps, Humidity, and Insomnia

There are days when you are just NOT on your A game, and today is that day!  I’ll admit it, I’m crabby!

On top of having bad cramps, sweating the moment I step outside, and not having slept much in the past week, I had to come home last night and re-cut my hair after the hairstylist totally did her own thing.  The icing on the cake though, was coming home and finding condoms on the floor inside my apartment building, outside the flats where prostitutes live and work.  I don’t need to see OR walk over that!  Two words: TRASH BIN!!!

So there you have it.  A different side of me (unless you’re my family and you already know the crabby Mo).

Tomorrow will be better!

Capturing Moments: Frishman Beach, Tel Aviv

Summer is quickly approaching…the sea of blue umbrellas is starting to appear on the beach.

dsc_88501(Picture taken by Dudu Azoulay)

Bring on the heat!

Today after Shabbat service I went down to the beach to do a little reading.  It is sunny outside, but still a bit chilly (only 18° C…64° F) I wore pants, a t-shirt and a sweatshirt with flip-flops.  As I was sitting there reading, I looked around me and saw all sorts of CRAZY people in bikini’s and swimsuits.  There were even some in the water!!!

There I was all bundled up in my blanket, not even very warm to tell the truth, and people were wearing practically nothing!  I remembered back to when I was younger, growing up in Michigan, when I actually was one of those CRAZY people.  It would hit the 60’s and we’d be laying out, trying to get some sun.  Man, how times have changed.  I guess living in tropical and desert areas for the past 8 years has thinned my blood beyond recognition.  I barely see that Michigan girl at all…she is practically non-existent.  If I’m gonna get in the water, or be laying out now it needs to AT LEAST  be in the 80’s, 90’s preferably.  I’m ready for the warmer weather….bring on the heat!

Mini Heat Wave

Yesterday we had a crazy, hot day of 33° (91 F)!  It was such a change from the weather we’ve been having of rain, wind, and cold; everyone was out at the beach at full-force.  It was awesome!!! I have been waiting for this weather since I arrived, last year.  Unfortunately, it was some sort of heat wave glitch as we are already back down to our normal temperature and tonight its supposed to rain again.  It was nice while it lasted though, and I now need to start shaving my legs in case it comes out of nowhere again!

(Oh come on girls…..you know you don’t shave as often in the winter as you do in the summer.  Fess up!!!!)

Mediterranean Monday: גשם Geshem (Rain)


It’s what we have had for the past 4 days here in Tel Aviv, and needed desperately. When I first moved to Israel, all I heard was, “Ohhhhh, how we need rain!”  I wasn’t too fond of the idea, being an anti-rain person.  All I thought of were all the inconveniences it would cause me…getting wet while walking, having to lug an umbrella with me everywhere I go, the cold and the wind that accompanies it, etc. Needless to say, I wasn’t on-board with all the constant rain talk.

So, why does everyone want all this rain so bad??? (you might ask yourself)  Well, Israel is mainly a desert country…about 60%.  That’s a lot of dryness!  There is not much water flowing around here, to say the least.  This means that when summer comes along, and its super hot all the time, water is extremely scarce.  If we don’t store up water in the winter, then we are in trouble during summer.  This winter there has hardly been any rain, hence the many prayers for rain.

Last week when the forecast was showing rain all weekend people were getting excited, and I even found myself saying to someone, “We really need the rain!” After I said it I couldn’t believe the words had come out of my mouth!  I was actually part of the Israeli crowd of wanting rain!  (Even though I complained about having to walk in it all weekend)  I guess if it means I can have water for showers in the summer, I’ll take the rain in the winter!  I’m learning to compromise 🙂

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