Non microwaveable ornaments

This week I went to lunch with one of my closest best friends. Karen Firestone. She is currently attending Berkeley and came up to SB for spring break. Karen picked me up at school and we drove to Backyard Bowl. Might I add that the food there is outstanding.


Karen and I caught up over lunch. We talked about all kinds of things and we also talked about memories. Some of my best memories have been shared with Karen so I decided to talk about them with her. Eventually we talked about funny memories. So, I asked Karen about her funniest memories, she told this one.


“So, I was a few months into the term at Berkeley and I had made friends with some of people on the floor. I was living in the dorms. One night I was FaceTiming with one of my friends back home when I heard a scream. I told the person on the phone that I had to go immediately. I went to go check out what was happening when I found out that it was coming from my friends room. By the way this happened during christmas time. So I went into my friends room and saw something very funny happening. My friend and his roommate had just boughten a christmas tree and some ornaments. One of the ornaments was dented. My friend, who was studying engineering at Berkeley had seen a video that said if you put a dented ornament in hot water it pops back to normal. So, my friend an engineer, put the ornament in a bowl of warm water and put it in the microwave. Then it exploded and that was what the scream was. It was so funny and we all laughed about it for a while. I especially thought it was funny because he was an engineer.”

Now, for a message from Karen Firestone to you all: Please don’t buy christmas ornaments from Target because some may be dented, if they are dented make sure to fix them properly and follow all directions, and if your going to study engineering at Berkeley please make sure you know what your doing.


The Danger of Taylor Swift

This week I didn’t really go out to lunch per say. I ate lunch like I usually do, with one person that I usually eat with. MAD’s very own Alegra Zuchowicz, also known as Aleg or Oleg. We sat outside like we usually do, and we both brought lunch, like we usually do.




After sitting for a while we began to talk about funny things. Particularly are funniest moments. Alegra had a few, and we laughed a while over this lunch. I also shared my memories, and a few of our other friends at lunch did as well. I can honestly say that sharing memories over lunch made our lunch more fun. Alegra decided to label this one as her funniest moment:


“So, I was in 7th grade and I was staying over at my friends house. And worshiping Taylor Swift like most heart broken 13 year old girls. Eventually we started dancing, because why not. The song was “Our Song” from her first album. Ever since then that has been one of my favorite songs. So we were dancing and acting out the lyrics. The lyric said something about a prayer, so I was pretending to pray. Then while I was dancing a curtain string in the room got caught around my neck, and I kept dancing . I proceeded to fall down, because I was still dancing. Then I fell on the bed, but as I fell the curtain did too. It came crashing down on my friend and we caught the WHOLE THING on video. We started crying laughing. Since then we have watched the video millions of times, and I always laugh when I think about it. We kept trying to put the curtain back up, and after many times failing we finally did it. The curtain still is in her room to this day.”

And now, a message from Alegra Zuchowicz to you: Never Dance while you prayer, never break a heart  because it can lead to broken curtains, and defiantly make sure you consider the danger of Taylor Swift before dancing in a confined space, because the danger is real.

I’m broke and trying to make it in New York City

Last Saturday I went to Fresco’s Cafe with one of my friends, Natalie Slayton. We had goat cheese salad, and sat outside. Sitting outside gave us a great view of the 5 points mall. I really enjoyed this lunch, and the story my friend told.


I haven’t gone to lunch with Natalie in a while. After reminiscing for a bit, we talked about memories. We have shared so many memories together, and we began to talk about them. We slightly discussed some of our sad, scary, and happy memories. Then we talked about our funny memories. Natalie told me this was her funniest memory.


“So one time I was on a trip to NYC with my family. We went out to dinner, and when I got home I realized I had forgotten my phone. I told my mom, and she felt really bad for me. My mom then texted the phone saying that a the phone belonged to a 14 year old girl and that she was really upset. My mom was staying in one hotel room, and me and my cousins in another. My mom was in her room when she texted the phone. When I walked into my hotel room I saw my phone sitting on the bed. I felt very stupid. Then my cousin had an idea, we call my mom back and pretend to be someone who found the phone on the street. So we call my mom, and she asks if ┬áthe person who had the phone would kindly give it back. My cousin began to bargain with her, then my mom said that they should just give the phone back and be nice. My cousin then said, “I’m a broke man trying to make it in New York City, I ain’t giving it to you for free.” After that I started laughing and my mom realized it was us. She was so mad, she asked us what our room number was, and we accidentally told her the wrong number. So my mom walks all the way to our floor, and starts banging on the door of the room next to us, thinking it was our room. We hear her banging and tell her she has the wrong room and that we were next door. She comes in and gets mad at us. After a while she leaves. When she walks outside she sees security talking to the people in the room next door.”

So, a message from Natalie Slayton to all of you: Never lose your I-phone in New York, never laugh when doing a prank call, and never bang on the door of a hotel room because it might not be the room you think it is.