Friday, October 06, 2006

I Should Blog About That

I use this phrase many times throughout the week, yet, as one can see from the lack of newness on our blog, that I rarely do what I say I should do. So, for your reading pleasure, here are some of the stories/events/etc which I have said I should blog about recently. Enjoy.

The Synagogue Experience
Yesterday we went on a field trip to a Synagogus in Moncton for our World Religions class. It was a very interesting experience. I learned a great deal more about the Jewish faith through this trip. The rabbi reminded me of Ben Stiller when he played a rabbi in some movie (I can't remember the name). He was a pretty funny guy (not to the extent of Ben, but the same idea). It was a little nerver-racking at first because we were all trying to be on our best behavior, making sure with did not come accross offensive. It was difficult to act all prim and proper when the rabbi was making jokes about some of the querks of his congration, and sometimes his faith in general. I enjoyed this. Every religion and congregation has its own little querks, and I liked that he was not ashamed or embarressed to point these out. Another thing that stuck out to me from this experience was that the people in his congregation actually enjoy being a part of the serivce. There are very few Jews who would rather just sit and listen to the rabbi for the length of a service. I believe most Christian churches can learn from this. As a guest lecturer in one of our classes pointed out, a lot of Christians have 'Pew-monia.' I cannot write this post without mentioning the ritual baths. This is simply a bath located in the Synagogue where members wash themselves before prayer and women cleanse themselves in this bath after their mentruation. The rabbi told us that women are not allowed to have sex while they are on their period, and have to go through this ritual bath before they are allowed to again. Now, he also informed us that there have been men who are known to have been impatient and met their wives in this ritual bath. He even said there were roses leading up the door one time. Our class enjoyed the story, so I thought you might as well.

Extensive Three Game Season
I decided to play softball this year. It was a good time indeed. But, as the title informs you, we only played three games. Softball if just wrapping up in these parts when we get here for school. I am happy to announce that we went undefeated. That's right, we beat the same team three times to go undefeated for the 2006 softball season. Our first "tournament" consisted of a double header @ ABU. I caught the first game and most of the second game. I actually pitched (i should mention here that it's slow pitch) the last two innings of the second game...something I haven't done since jr high. It was a lot of fun. I even struck someone out. Go me :) Nicole and I both hit homeruns that game. This was my first ligit homerun in my entire softball career. I was pretty stoked about that. Because I have not caught since June of '04, I was incredibly sore after a mere 10 innings of squatting. I could barely move for 2 days. It was patheitc to say the least. Our second "tournament" was supposed to be another two games against ABU...this time in Sussex. Our first game was scheduled at 8 am, but by 9:15, we realized ABU was not going to show. So, we eneded up playing only one game at 2. We might have a chance to play a couple coed games this Tuesday. I am very excited about that because my gear finally got here this week...of course after our final game (or so we originally thought). I'll let you know how those games go and possibly have a few pics as well.

YAY for Canadian Thankgiving
Today is the start of our four day weekend for Canadian Thankgiving. It is going to be nice to have a break from classes. Jeff and I don't have any big plans. Tonight is date night which will be spent eating some yummy food, watching the Twins (hopefully not awtching them lose AGAIN), and watching the Little Mermaid. Saturday we will be watching college football...the Oklahoma-Texas game is on TV. Jeff is super excited about that. Sunday we will be celebrating Thankgiving with our Canadian family, the Carruthers. We do everything with them because they rock. Monday we are hopefully going to spend a few hours at Fundy. It's really pretty here right now and I want to get some pictures before all the trees are empty. Tuesday I will probably be playing softball in Truro, Nova Scotia. That's what our weeknd looks like as of now.

Living on Cmpaus is Sweet Indeed
Yes, we are loving being on campus. It is so much differnt than last year, but that is a good thing. We are actually involved and are building some great relationships. Life can get hectic with poeple constantly knocking on our door and calling us (thanks to Jeff's job), but overall it has been a great experience thus far. Every once in a while I go on duty with the female RA. That's always a lot of fun. We look for people making out and what not, but we haven't caught anyone yet. I'm looking forward to the awkwardness of when we do someday. I'm convinced it will happen.

Gettin' In Shape
I never thought it would actually happen, but it is. And it is about time. I have not done much of anything since high school and it shows. Softball helped to get the kinks out of my laziness (if that makes any sense whatsoever). Jen Carruthers and I have been walking a few nights a week. Jeff and I have started running everynight. And now, basketball is starting. Last night was the first open gym I had been to and I thought it was going to kick my butt. Thanks to the three things previously mentioned, it did not. I actually felt pretty good out there. I still have a ways to go before our first game in two weeks, but I'm getting there.

Cozy Little Apartment in Ingersoll
There's not much to say about this, but check out the pictures. It is really messy, but I figured you would want to know what it usually looks like so I didn't clean it. Also, there is another bedroom and a bathrrom which are not pictured.

I'll Be Home for Christmas
That's right, we will not be spending this Chrsitmas in Sussex. We have plane tickets to Oklahoma for break. We haven't gotten a ticket yet, but I will be spending a week of that time (Dec 26-Jan 2) in Oregon. YAY!!!! My sister will be back from New Zealand for a a bit and I really want to see her while I can. That is why I am going. Of course, I am excited to see everyone else while I am back there as well.

I hope you have enjoyed this update. There will be more to come soon. And I really mean it this time. Have a great day everyone. much love becky

Jewish Calendar from the Synagogue

Kitchen/Dining Room


Living Room

Living Room...check out that sexy couch





  1. Ya talk about neglect if your blog was a cat, it would have died, eating consistantly out of the trash and drinking from the toilet, who knows. Atta girl on all the above.
    the swartys

  2. If it was a cat (aka a demon) I would have let it die.