There’s apparently an article in today’s Daily Rejecter about a beer actually called Hebrew.
The company (Genesis Ale) marketing the brew has a motto of “Don’t pass out, Pass Over.”
The alcohol content is nine percent, which is quite high for a beer.
It’s currently being marketed and sold in Colorado and fourteen other states.
I’ll have to be on the lookout (or pay someone in one of the targeted states) for Hebrew to start showing up in stores in my area.

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OK, somebody needs their head checked.
It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, and we’re already having to listen to Christmas music on the hold system.
Hurray for WolfFM!
He never plays Christmas music, and I can get a break from it after work.
This is ridiciluous.
Does it really have to be shoved down our throats earlier and earlier every year?
I’ll be interested to read the posts by my fellow tribesmen on their respective blogs.
Check the blogroll for a list if you’re interested.

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There’s apparently an article in today’s Daily Rejecter about a beer actually called Hebrew.
The company (Genesis Ale) marketing the brew has a motto of “Don’t pass out, Pass Over.”
The alcohol content is nine percent, which is quite high for a beer.
It’s currently being marketed and sold in Colorado and fourteen other states.
I’ll have to be on the lookout (or pay someone in one of the targeted states) for Hebrew to start showing up in stores in my area.

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I’ve gotten an early start today, so I’ve got a little time left that I can use to blog.
We’re scheduled for a meeting of the “Right Team” (mine) today, probably having to do with our latest monitoring, which John says has bone really well.
Good.
Something positive.
And maybe we’ll even get lucky and have relatively little cue, though none at all would be, I think, optimism to the point of foolishness.
I hope today isn’t as bad as yesterday was though.
I’ve gotten a little more used to the cold, except that I’m having sinus trouble because of it, or the heat, can’t figure out which.
I’ve got some people’s sites to move to WordPress this weekend, namely Jerry’s.
It won’t take me more than five minutes to do, and really isn’t a lot of work, so I figure it’ll serve as my good deed for a few days, and I’ll get it done this weekend, after Shabbat.
I’m going to my mom’s for Thanksgiving weekend, and that’ll be a nice change, even if it doesn’t involve Ze’evi.
He’ll probably end up having to work, but either way, we can’t spend the weekend together, which sucks, but it’s life.
I plan on taking on a major editing project for this blog, mainly just going through it and changing all names that are the real ones to protect the privacy of individuals mentioned, especially the ones associated with work, and definitely the instances where the name of my employer shows up.
Admittedly those entries are really old, but they’re in the archives, which means they’re searchable by anyone.
And I definitely don’t want to end up on that list of people who get fired for their blog content.
I’m not sure when I’ll get to the L-J, and the other one’s OK.
I’ve only got one more sip of coke left, so I’ll end this here.
Everybody take care, and I’ll probably post later.
Hope you’re all doing well.

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I’ve gotten an early start today, so I’ve got a little time left that I can use to blog.
We’re scheduled for a meeting of the “Right Team” (mine) today, probably having to do with our latest monitoring, which John says has bone really well.
Good.
Something positive.
And maybe we’ll even get lucky and have relatively little cue, though none at all would be, I think, optimism to the point of foolishness.
I hope today isn’t as bad as yesterday was though.
I’ve gotten a little more used to the cold, except that I’m having sinus trouble because of it, or the heat, can’t figure out which.
I’ve got some people’s sites to move to WordPress this weekend, namely Jerry’s.
It won’t take me more than five minutes to do, and really isn’t a lot of work, so I figure it’ll serve as my good deed for a few days, and I’ll get it done this weekend, after Shabbat.
I’m going to my mom’s for Thanksgiving weekend, and that’ll be a nice change, even if it doesn’t involve Ze’evi.
He’ll probably end up having to work, but either way, we can’t spend the weekend together, which sucks, but it’s life.
I plan on taking on a major editing project for this blog, mainly just going through it and changing all names that are the real ones to protect the privacy of individuals mentioned, especially the ones associated with work, and definitely the instances where the name of my employer shows up.
Admittedly those entries are really old, but they’re in the archives, which means they’re searchable by anyone.
And I definitely don’t want to end up on that list of people who get fired for their blog content.
I’m not sure when I’ll get to the L-J, and the other one’s OK.
I’ve only got one more sip of coke left, so I’ll end this here.
Everybody take care, and I’ll probably post later.
Hope you’re all doing well.

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I’d really like to shoot the last two callers in the head.
The first one was a grumpy old woman who wanted to jump back and forth between records for herself and her husband, and bitch at me because her doctor wrote her prescriptions “do not substitute,” (meaning we can’t substitute a generic for a brand, even if it’s cheaper, usually for medical reasons), and then she wanted to bitch because she had prescriptions she had no refills on.
The next one was just incredibly stupid.
I’m getting tired of people going “Do you mean the … (insert piece of information: account number, prescription number, order number, ETC.)” when I ask for the ID number.
Is it really that hard to at least act like you’re intelligent?
That’s the easiest part of the call!
Just give me the information I’m asking for, and don’t ask me to jump all over the screen, and then go “wait, I have the ID now” when I’m in the middle of doing a name search or something like that.
Jesus God!
People get on my nerves!
You have to try to be that stupid.
There’s no possible way you just are that way.
I wish this day would hurry up and end.

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OK, I’ve just about had it with this two-bit system.
It needs to either start working properly, (more accurately, the foks responsible for it need to get it fixed), or we need to be allowed to deal with it in some other way than repeatedly asking callers to hang on while the damn thing decides what it’s going to do.
Christ on crutches, can anything just simply work around here?

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I’d really like to shoot the last two callers in the head.
The first one was a grumpy old woman who wanted to jump back and forth between records for herself and her husband, and bitch at me because her doctor wrote her prescriptions “do not substitute,” (meaning we can’t substitute a generic for a brand, even if it’s cheaper, usually for medical reasons), and then she wanted to bitch because she had prescriptions she had no refills on.
The next one was just incredibly stupid.
I’m getting tired of people going “Do you mean the … (insert piece of information: account number, prescription number, order number, ETC.)” when I ask for the ID number.
Is it really that hard to at least act like you’re intelligent?
That’s the easiest part of the call!
Just give me the information I’m asking for, and don’t ask me to jump all over the screen, and then go “wait, I have the ID now” when I’m in the middle of doing a name search or something like that.
Jesus God!
People get on my nerves!
You have to try to be that stupid.
There’s no possible way you just are that way.
I wish this day would hurry up and end.

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OK, I’ve just about had it with this two-bit system.
It needs to either start working properly, (more accurately, the foks responsible for it need to get it fixed), or we need to be allowed to deal with it in some other way than repeatedly asking callers to hang on while the damn thing decides what it’s going to do.
Christ on crutches, can anything just simply work around here?

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It’s gotten really cold here really fast.
Yesterday, we were up in the 70’s.
It was warm enough to have the windows open so that the resh air could come in.
Today, we’re supposed to have a high in the upper 50’s, and tomorrow, in the lower 50’s.
Lows in the 30’s and 20’s.
And from the looks of the forecast, it’ll be that way at least until next Wednesday.
No watch it jump back up just in time for Thanksgiving.

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It’s gotten really cold here really fast.
Yesterday, we were up in the 70’s.
It was warm enough to have the windows open so that the resh air could come in.
Today, we’re supposed to have a high in the upper 50’s, and tomorrow, in the lower 50’s.
Lows in the 30’s and 20’s.
And from the looks of the forecast, it’ll be that way at least until next Wednesday.
No watch it jump back up just in time for Thanksgiving.

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According to this piece in the London Times, the rightwingers in Holland’s parliament are considering passing legislation to ban the burka, which the article incorrectly calls “…traditional clothing in some Islamic societies, {which} covers a womanâ?s face
and body, leaving only a strip of gauze for the eyes”. First of all, let’s get some terms straight. A burka is a leathery mask used to cover the face in places like the United Arab Emirates, and other gulf countries, as well as Afghanistan. Hijab, (mentioned later on the article as “a scarf”), refers to the manner of dress Muslims deem modest. Why am I being a stickler about terms that bear little or no significance to the general content of the article? The answer to this question is my insistence on correctness is due to my belief that if you’re going to write about something, (whether you be a journalist or author of books), you are expected to be responsible enough to disseminate correct, fatual information. If you don’t, it lessens your credibility. The article goes on to illustrate the supposed toughness of the Dutch right-winger Rita Verdonk by mentioning that she canceled a meeting with leaders of the Muslim community because the men wouldn’t shake hands with her because she is a woman. Observant Jews call that being shomer negia, and it refers to the act of refraining from touching someone of the opposite sex who isn’t a close relative (spouse, sister, brother, mother, father, child). It’s accepted in this country all the time. You don’t think all those Orthodox businessmen and women don’t do things like go to job interviews, meetings with their non-Jewish bosses, etc., simply because their faith forbids them from shaking hands with someone of the opposite sex, do you? Yet, one of the most liberal countries on the face of the planet, one that even allows homosexual unions the status of legal marriages, sells marijuana in its coffee shops and regards prostitution as legal, can’t deal when someone refuses to shake hands due to modesty concerns. And then they make the claim that they’re just worried about terrorism. Newsflash folks, women wearing burkas, (or, for the benefit of the French, scarves), aren’t going to be carrying weapons under them. I can only think of one, maybe two instances where a burka should be temporarily removed, the most important of which would be taking a picture for an ID card or driver’s license. And if Muslim law is anything like Jewish law, (incidentally, there are a lot of similarities, if you exclude those who twist either system to fit their own agendas), there’s a legal way to make those situations work. I could also see it in the case of childcare, as children do get weirded out if they can’t see who’s caring for them. Once again, I’m sure there’s a legal way around that one too. But banning burkas and scarves in public (which is where they’re worn in the first place), especially scarves isn’t based on security concerns, it’s based on ignorance. It’s extreme secularism. Same goes for banning kippot. No one’s wearing a kippah (yarmulke) or scarf screaming “Jihad”.
Wearing kippot or wearing hijab have to do with modesty concerns, not politics.
I’m aware that there exceptions to the rule, but they are just that, exceptions.
There were huge numbers of women wearing hijab during the 70’s and the 80’s in the Middle East as a political statement, but we have yet to see any evidence in Europe of Muslim women doing so.
In fact, I have yet to see anything in the news concerning any of the corrent violence going on in France and Germany being committed by women.
It’s young men and teenagers who are starting the problems.
And lest anyone put forth the asserssion that the women should do their part to bring order to their communities, I would remind said asserter to remember the status of women in most Muslim communities versus that of women in western society.
If something comes up in the news concerning someone who actually figures out how to effectively conceal a weapon under a scarf, turban, kippah or burka, I’ll be the first one to start rethinking my position.
But until then, let’s not over react.

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I’m not sure what to think of that last call.
A fellow customer servant called, thinking I was a pharmacist.
I’m not sure whether I should take that as a complement or not.
The only thing I discussed with her was whether or not a prescription is in the system, and I had to ask who she thought she was talking to.
I told her she had reached customer service, and offered to transfer her to the pharmacy.
I could have actually passed as a pharmacist, which is scary.

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