Monday, December 10, 2007

Tonight

I went to see the world's largest Menorah be lit tonight in Central Park. Unfortunately, I got there after it had been lit, due to the severe incompetence of the MTA. All right, so it wasn't actually that bad. I just never realized how packed a subway car would be coming into Manhattan at night. Saks Fifth Avenue was as expensive as I thought it would be. Can you imagine spending 290 dollars on a baby outfit? I've spent less on, well, just about everything. In fact, I don't think I've ever spent spent that much money. And for baby clothing? A couple pieces of material? What is wrong with this world? To what depths have we sunk? This is the exact opposite of the message of Chaunkah. After all, the festival of Lights teaches us that spirituality is what counts in life, not material goods. Listen, I understand splurging a little when it comes to things which bring a person pleasure, but hey-the kid wearing this dress will not appreciate it. Guaranteed. They'd be as happy in a onesy, or knowing my family (I jest), nothing at all. Actually, that's not such a joke. Much better to spend nothing to wear nothing, right?
In other news, I like Grand Central Station. A lot. I have a thing for really classy buildings. Sure, the Apple Store in Manhattan is cool and all, but it just doesn't say timeless like the (I assume so anyway) marble of the last great railroad terminal in the known universe. There's nothing like awe-inspiring. And to top it all off, Grand Central is functional. I was even asked by some Isreali girl to buy some dead sea products as a Chanuka present for that special someone. Only problem is, I don't have a special someone. Oh well.

18 comments:

Eliezer said...

whacha doin in NY?

Anonymous said...

Yes you do - two sisters, nieces, and a mother (aren't they special?).

(Anyway the Dead Sea products were probably grown and developed in a basement in the Bronx)

Leo de Toot.

e said...

now you do have a special someone. Ain't that nice?

The Real Shliach said...

'tis very nice.

le7 said...

Don't waste your money on the dead sea products! Just gimme the cash.

(I'm kidding. I'd prefer shtuff from the store Lush, but I have a friend who works there so don't buy anything unless it's with her discount).

The Real Shliach said...

I'm not sure if this is an issue of cash vs. purchase...

What is this store Lush?

le7 said...

I wasn't serious.

The Real Shliach said...

I figured.

e said...

lol (not). Just the usual phenomenon of e not getting sarcasm.

The Real Shliach said...

e or TRS?

e said...

e not getting the sarcasm. I was explaining what the "lol (not)" meant. In real life I would have given one of my infamous mirthless "ha has," but online I needed to settle for a "lol (not)."

The Real Shliach said...

Now that I know that, what do I do?

e said...

Nothing. What do you do when you find out any of the other useful information contained in this glorious blog's myriads of comments?

The Real Shliach said...

Hath man ever spoken truer words?

Altie said...

they had an apple store in manhattan all the way back when? they had ipods too???

i love grand central. ever saw the video of the ppl freezing in middle of grand central for like 5 minutes? awesome.

The Real Shliach said...

Yes, Altie, way back when in the dark ages...

I did not. Link please?

Altie said...

frozen in grand central:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwMj3PJDxuo

frozen in minisota, thought u might like this too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3mNL77Hyxo

enjoy

The Real Shliach said...

Very cute.

So is this:

http://improveverywhere.com/2009/06/02/surprise-wedding-reception/ (hat tip to le7)