Daily Archives: January 12, 2011

Pick Me Pick Me!! Battle of the Bloggers

So, as many of you know jdeal NY has been having a Battle of the Bloggers Competition for the last three weeks. Every week there have been 3 winners chosen – chosen by the number of LIKES their comment has had on the Facebook page. (Said comment had to include a link to the blog). I won in week 2 – which was awesome. I won $100 AND $100 worth of jdeal credits. Thank you for voting for me, peeps!

Thursday night they are having the launch party for this fantastic company – and they will choose the grand prize winner out of the nine finalists. I want to be that one – the big winner and I plan to be there to hear my name being called!! In order to win, I have to convince the panel of judges, through my blog, why they should pick me as the Brand Ambassador for jdeal NY for 2011.

So here goes – a little extra “pick her, pick her” in the comments won’t hurt either!!

Hi JDeal NY,

I heard you are looking for a Brand Ambassador for jdeal NY for 2011. You have cast your net far and wide – which I understand, but really, once you came across my name, you should have just stopped. For I feel I am the perfect person for the job.

Almost every deal that you post is something I could make use of, or something I could see my blog readers utilizing. Did you know that whenever I have mentioned a product or a company in a blog post, the traffic to that company’s website increases significantly? It is so humbling that a mere recommendation from my blog can help to drive up sales!!

I am a social media junkie and as such have my finger on the pulse of everything that is happening Jewishly in NY – and with my more than 3000 Twitter, blog and Facebook followers I can get my message out quickly and effectively.

I represent your demographic perfectly. I am Jewish. I live in the NY area. I embrace my Jewish culture in a major way – it is central to who I am. Between us, my husband and I have a lot of kids, with many friends, who could all make major use of your deals. Let me illustrate how I represent your demographic.

We eat a lot of bagels (Bagels & Co.) – I like mine with tuna, but can do the lox occasionally. One of my kids loves to dip his plain bagel in Chummus (the Hummus Place), but to each their own. Naturally Kosher food (Kosher.com, Supersol Upper West Side, Fischer Bros) is a must in our house and I really enjoy cooking up a storm for my family.

I love taking pictures of my kids and with a barmitzvah coming up (The Boychik Affair) we are going to need a photographer. Toni Jade maybe? I wonder how many people will be planting a tree in the barmitzvah boy’s name in Israel (JNF)?

If you have read my blog you know that I am an aspiring fashionista with a modest twist. Shopping in the city is my idea of heaven. And when I have shopped till I dropped (Planet Kids, La Moo, I LOVE NY Shopping Tours), it’s great to be able to find somewhere kosher to eat, and to eat well. (Galil, U Café, Terri). Of course I would take total advantage of my Kosher Advantage card and save the big bucks. If we were making a complete day of it, we would go to a show to just complete our Manhattan experience before heading back to the ‘burbs. (Stand up NY, Merkin Concert Hall). Maybe we’d even manage to squeeze in some time to take a photo tour of Manhattan with Judah S Harris or to do a NY Scavenger Hunt.

After all that eating and indulging, we will need to work out to burn off some of those calories…Maybe James Rizzo could come over and give us a great training session. Or we could be gentler on ourselves and do some Yoga with Rena. Understandably the day after running around we’d have to drop our clothes off at Green Apple Cleaners and then maybe indulge our tired bodies at the spa (Yin Beauty).

I don’t know if you know this, but I met my husband, to whom I lovingly refer as the KoD, through a dating website. I remember much gnashing of teeth writing my dating profile – I really could have had the Hitchcraft Project do the hard work for me. Not that I am complaining – I must have written the right things – after all, we’ll be celebrating our second anniversary next month.

When it comes to my kids, I am a total Jewish Mama. I want them to have every opportunity that they can have. Maybe I would arrange some music classes for them (Shir Fun Kid’s Music) or plan a fantastic birthday party that they will never forget (Child’s Play NY). However, after such a fun party, I would probably have to take the kids for dental checkups to make sure the birthday sweets did not ruin their teeth (Gentle Dental). When my kids were younger they would have loved to have received a personalized gift from AB Creations, but sadly, that didn’t happen….It won’t be that long before I will be able to spoil my grandchildren with such lovely gifts.

In our home, we all love to learn – about everything, really, but being religious Jews, Torah is central to everything we do. If I had the opportunity, I would totally be learning right now at the Drisha. One day…

Torah takes care of my soul – but sometimes my body needs a little TLC – I have found that acupuncture works really well for headaches and aching muscles, and just to relieve every day tension (Conscious Health and Wellness). I could also use an occasional chiropractic adjustment (Anderson Peak Performance) although the sound of my bones clicking does scare me a little.

So, revered judges, I am sure you can see just how well I can fit the position of brand ambassador, just how effective I will be at representing jdeal NY. Your choice is obvious – Pick me! Hadassah Sabo Milner for Ambassador!!

Snow Day

We had a lot of snow forecast to come down overnight last night, and the kids were all psyched about getting a snow day today. Around 9 pm the school district cancelled transportation, so it was practically a given that there would be no school today.

One school called last night to say they will make a decision in the morning, and another school called us at 10.30 pm (way too late in my opinion) to say school was cancelled. A third school has a message hotline that you call to hear any updates. Last night before I went to sleep I called and there was nothing new.

I had the most vivid dream last night. That instead of waking up to snow this morning, there was no fresh snow on the ground. I kept calling the hotline and a library had left a message for its staff on the school’s hotline. I didn’t know what to do – if there were no buses how were the kids going get to school? I started to panic – and then thankfully I woke up. To fresh snow. And a message on the hotline that “due to inclement weather” there is no school.

I just looked outside. They cancelled school for this?? Seriously – they say we got 7 inches, but the streets are plowed and it has stopped snowing. They could totally have delayed school / buses an hour or two. I think it’s ridiculous that there is no school at all today.

Anyhow. I have to work today (oh the joys of working from home – no sick days, no snow days) but I am sure the kids will enjoy themselves with a day off. Let’s see – there is laundry to do, they have rooms to tidy up, they can vacuum and mop and dust while I work. Sounds fair to me, no? Then when we are all done working, they can go outside and frolic in the snow.

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