Monday, December 29, 2008

Monkey see, monkey do - MeMe

Since everyone's doing it and now that all of you jumped off a cliff and there's a nice pile of bodies to break my fall, banzai!

Book Meme:
The Rules: Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal/blog along with these instructions. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST. Tag five other people to do the same.

"However, it can also offer some performance improvement in cases when you know a SELECT statement will return only a single record (for example, if you include a WHERE clause specifying a value from a unique column). In this case, you can use CommandBehavior.SingleRow to inform the provider."

This is from O'Reilly ADO.NET in a Nutshell, a book I haven't looked at in at least 5 years. The thing is, my programming books, haven't really used any of them since I can just "google it", are in the printer stand which is closer to me than my bookshelf.

Seven Facts About Me:
The Rules:
1. Link to your blogger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people (if possible) at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

  1. I can read a 500 page book in Russian but my brain shuts down when I try read half a page of news.
  2. I have several terabytes of anime spread across DVDs, 3 computers and 2 external drives. After we finish watching a series, I can't bring myself to erase it.
  3. I almost always have 5 2lb sticks of salami hanging from the ceiling in my kitchen.
  4. Even though I liked the subject, due to my bad memory, I managed to fail every Biology test, quiz, midterm, final and regent.
  5. I wear a kimono for suedat shlishi and also if I don't go to shul because I'm sick or my wife is sick. I wear it even if guests are coming.
  6. Like a good muslim, I had my bris at 13. This may or may not have contributed to my name on my cell message being Mussa ibn Ibrahim. ;-)
  7. I hate gefirte fish. I'll eat it when there's nothing else. My neighbor mixes it with vegies and sauce. I bake A & B salmon gefirte fish in tomato sauce for Yom Tov. Other than those situations, never, no way, no how.

I'm not gonna tag anyone because I'm lazy and because everyone's doing this anyway.


  1. Yeah I think its enough with the memes.

  2. 3. My husband loves those big o' salami sticks that you hang. We have one hanging up right now actually.

  3. Only one?! It takes at least 6 weeks to dry! What do you the rest of the time?!

    And go give birth already!

  4. that select stuff reminded me of that time you wrote that post and everyone commented on it even though we didn't know what it was saying.

    1. how come Russian news is harder than a Russian book? it still talks about communism?

    2. I can tell your into anime

    3. does that mean it's the same one that's always there? or you eat it and replace it with another?

    7. I never tasted gefilte fish

    MikeInMidwood: it was good while it lasted! I like how it's spreading, I feel so good!

  5. I don't know. It's not what it talks about. When someone sends me a link about Jews in Russian or Israel or just something interesting, I can't read it. It's very weird.

    Lol. When we had dialup, I managed to download, was doing it every night, over 1GB of anime.

    Eat and replace. Though the ones I have now are prob 3 months old because of holidays, followed by early shabbos and birth.

    You're not missing much. What do you eat during kiddush in shul? Or you don't?

  6. Moshe: I think I might know what your talking about, I didn't read any news about Mumbai or Gaza.

    lol, I eat chullent, potato kugel and kishka by shul's kidush, although they usually only have cake and chullent, unless it's a big kiddush. I don't think I ever saw Gifilta fish being served there. Maybe herring sometimes, but I don't eat that either.

  7. No, not bad news, any news I can't read. Maybe because I can read it in English which is less work and a book should be read in original.

    Really? Most of our are catered by Meisner and it's always with gefirte fish. On rare occasions we get matjas.

  8. Interesting...

    Never heard of Matjas before. By us the Reb usually makes the food, but when it's catered it's usually from Meisners too, but I guess they choose not to get the fish.

  9. Are you kidding?! Matjas herring, the red one, with olives! It's awesome!!!

  10. O, I've heard of red herring before, as an expression, but didn't know about that.

  11. You really, really, really gotta try it. They sell it in most places. There's regular and in wine sauce.

  12. "Since everyone's doing it and now that all of you jumped off a cliff and there's a nice pile of bodies to break my fall, banzai"

    hehehe :-)