The kids are at a science museum with their grandma, and I have a few quiet hours to myself! I have washed and dusted, swept and vacuumed, and have now sat down to do some quick surfing before the young'uns return. Here are a few things that caught my eye:
- A 3 year old girl was accidentally left behind by her parents when they boarded a flight to Paris at Ben Gurion airport. The parents, sitting on the plane with their other four children, did not seem to realize that their daughter was missing, even after the plane took off.
- Actress Christina Applegate, only 36 years old, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. (Note to self: Pick your tuchus up and go get a mammogram.)
- Sephardilady over at Orthonomics is steaming mad at an editorial in this week's 5 Towns Jewish Times that discusses adults buying alcohol for underage boys. She is asking everyone to write letters to the editor, Larry Gordon, chastising him for even considering this as a possibility. She's right about this one. I know that the one time an adult man gave my son a shot of vodka (at a shul kiddush) I almost blew a gasket.
- Rafi G. is wondering if the anonymous bloggers who are attending the conference in Jerusalem are planning on "outing themselves" while there. I was wondering the same thing.
- The new Harry Potter movie will be coming out on November 21!
And The Tales of Beadle the Bard , due to be released on December 4, can be pre-ordered online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. I have already ordered our copy (The $7.59 standard edition, of course, not the $100 collector's edition.) Flash and I are major Potterheads, and are feeling sad and bereft now that there are no more books to look forward to. Hopefully, Beadle the Bard will cheer us up for a few hours.
- This week's Haveil Havalim is up at Frumhouse, and it contains lots of great stuff to read.
Hope you're enjoying your Sunday!