16 December, 2008

To tide you over until after Chanuka

Well, we're going to be having fun with family
for the next week or so, in honor of our apparently twelve year old daughter's Bat Mitzva . Until I return, here's the latest edition of "Haveil Havalim," the weekly Jewish and Israeli blog carnival. This one starts off with a cool video - check it out!

Have a great holiday, everyone!

03 December, 2008

Nice to know it's an international thing

Well, folks, I'm sorry I've been gone so long, but I have a good excuse - I unexpectedly (to say the least) had my appendix removed last week! The recovery-from-surgery pain has been a lot more difficult than the actual appendicitis pain, but yes, I do understand and appreciate that it was important to have done. I did try hard to find a funny sign while I was in the hospital, but the best I could find was a "what to do in case of earthquake" poster in the Emergency Room. That wasn't actually funny, just seemed like not the mostly likely emergency to prepare for in a Jerusalem hospital... Anyway, I'm going back there for a check-up on Monday, maybe I'll have more luck then.

At any rate, today is my first day of feeling a bit human, and so I thought the least I could do is to share a funny photo that my good friend Rachel found on the BBC website, here:

So, you probably don't think that's very funny. Unless you can read and understand Welsh. Turns out, the "translation" below the English means, "
I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated."

Ha! The link to the original article, again, is here - read until the end, there are other funny examples of past sign blunders!