Tuesday, October 31, 2006


My dear friend John is leaving Israel today. We met two years ago in our writing group and became great friends. After fourteen years, he has to go home for a bit to take care of business but this time doesn't know when he'll be back.

It wasn't that we spent so much time together. Most of our talking was online or Skype...if you don't know about skype it is a free download that lets you talk all over the world through the computer for free...yup, for free!

I'll miss him. But, he'll be back. His love for Israel is like mine. I wish him a safe trip and that he gets everything he needs to do done quickly so he can come back soon.

I was sitting around here feeling kinda sad and then I got the funniest email.

I added it to my list of 'Damn why didn't I think of that!' list.

Did you ever hear something that made you burst out laughing and was so good that you wished you'd have said it first? Or at least thought of it? Here are a couple from my list:

1. Abraham: They get the oil and we get to cut off our WHAT?

2. During the Gulf War this was going around: The last time the Jews listened to a Bush we ended up wandering in the desert for forty years.

3. Jewish Zen:
Zen is not easy
It takes an effort to attain nothingness
And then what do you have?

Wherever you go, there you are.
Your luggage is another story.

If there is no self
Whose arthritis is this?

4.Peter Marshall (Hollywood Squares): Why do Hell's Angels wear leather?
Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.


5. Sign over urinal in the men's room at Hebrew University:
The future of the Jewish people is in your hands.

Hahahahaha...nice to laugh, no?

A safe flight my old friend. Come back soon.

Have a great day...stay safe...and thanks for dropping in.


At 1:56 PM, Blogger cheated are the clouds said...

I have had many of these things, I wish I had said first, this is way to funny, still laughing

At 8:32 PM, Blogger Val said...

I loved reading these... i've seen 'em before but they're classics! Thanks for the smile and have a great day!
And I LOVE Skype... it's how i chat with my family in Israel - now if only it could do somthing about the time difference!!! :)

At 9:56 PM, Blogger Geologychick said...

Thanks for the laugh!

At 11:31 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

shalom cheated...good to laugh no? thanks so much for dropping in and sharing a giggle with me

At 11:32 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

hiiiiiiiiii val!!! ahhhhhhhhhh the time difference...at least we're not in australia lolol...thanks for sharing a laugh...stay safe

At 11:32 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

hiiiii geology...good to giggle now and then...how are you and yours doing?

At 1:04 AM, Anonymous cottageguy said...

Two of my faves:
If Moses would have turned right instead of left, we would have had the oil and they would have had the sand.

Alan King, the late great comedian, was asked how he can love Israel and America equally and at the same time. He replied, " It's like like loving two women equally and and at the same time: one is your wife, the other is your mother."

At 1:05 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

cottage...i love that...glad you are back...i missed you

At 2:03 AM, Anonymous Tim said...

I always think I am witty until I read lines like these. Thank you for the laughter.

At 8:11 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

hiiiii tim...how's your new blog going? i too love clever, not hurtful jokes...and it's always good to laugh...have a great day and thanks so much for dropping in.

At 6:25 AM, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

Paul Lynde?

Haven't heard that name in a long time.

At 9:03 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

hi jack...he was great...i love that kind of quick whatdidhesay humour...hope all is well with you...thanks for dropping in...stay safe


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