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Monday, February 11, 2008

13 Things I Have Done That Are Pretty Awesome

Crown Heights -in reflection. Taken with my Palm Treo's camera.

Picking up the meme from IgNoble Experiment
In no particular order, and of no particular importance:
  • I've hiked to the top of a mountain in Slovenia to see a water fall -and got to put tefillin on a group of Israelis in the process!
  • I made a Passover Seder for three years in a row in Lithuania -which included making my on food, bargaining in open air markets, running around like a maniac, and drinking bad Austrian wine.
  • I've spent the last four summers, at least for part of the time, in Venice, Italy and thus know the city like the back of my hand.
  • I used to take Fencing lessons . . .
  • I was able to spend two years under the tutelage of R' Volf Greenglass shlita, a veteran chossid who lived through the previous generation.
  • For ten days this year I was able to travel through Israel on a Birthright trip.
  • When I was younger I used to go on deep sea fishing trips with my friends off of the Catalina Islands.
  • When visiting my friends in Hel, Poland, I missed my bus back to Vilnius, Lithuania, and was able to spend a day by myself in Gdansk -where I found a nice hotel, with out using a word of English, ate only matzo, peanut butter, olive oil and fresh fruit, and had an all around great time.
  • When I was a child I would visit my father on the set while he was filming: I cried in the face of Jane Fonda (she deserves it), was teased by Marlon Brando, palled around with Elijah Wood (but to a greater extent with other members of his family) and other such שטותים.
  • I've had my articles published on and in the Algemeiner Journal.
  • I helped take care of a horse for several months as a child.
  • . . . Took Latin for three years.
  • . . . Taught myself to play clarinet.

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Mendel said...

Mordechai, very impressive.

Perel said...

Is est a verus factum. Singulariter the clarinet .ego sapio quoniam ego facio joking , is est a bonus resumo pro shidduchim...hehe

Yossi ! said...

Dude you're awesome!!

Mottel said...

I'm glad you think so . . . I heard you're back in town -we'll hook up.
In any event, you're now tagged with the meme . . . let's see your answers.

Irina Tsukerman said...

Such a cool list of accomplishments! And a lot of traveling, I see! Good for you! : )

Mottel said...

The traveling was indeed fun -your list as well had some nice outs and abouts in it.

Mimi said...

Marlon Brando? Nuuuh uh.

Mottel said...


Mimi said...

Meaning, thats cool :)

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