Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I just got back from a trip to Tel Aviv. While in Israel I took a bus to Jerusalem and took a hop on-hop off bus tour through the city. It was very surreal to be walking around Jerusalem where Jesus walked. The bus tour identified important sites such as where Jesus ascended into heaven, the temple where he hid with his disciples from the Romans, the Mount of Olives, and where King David is buried. I hopped off the bus to walk around the Old City for a few hours, looking fairly Biblical (I was wearing a scarf over my head) and evidently fairly local because different people approached me for directions while I was there. I asked a colleague if I looked Israeli and he said, "You could pass for Ashkenazi."
Strangers: Excuse me, can you tell me where is the Garden of Gethsemane?
Me (in my head): Um, I think in Matthew?
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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I flew into Lafayette for the Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Mardi Gras Ball on January 9 with my friends Brett and Ameara. This year's theme was Motown, and Ameara's aunt was part of the royal party (dressed as Patti Labelle for a Motown theme). The ball was super fun and we danced the whole night.
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Friday, January 15, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Crystal and I decided to make a snowman after the blizzard in December. The middle ball (pretty much exactly the same size as the bottom ball) was too heavy for us, so our friend Jay came outside in shorts and a t-shirt to help us assemble our snowman. The snowman had no forethought, hence the lack of arms, a carrot nose, etc. The weather warmed up pretty dramatically the next week, so he was short-lived:
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