From the Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Best CD. It's, if I remember correctly, one of their opening songs. Very jazzy, and the girls of the anime are singing again. Another good song from the anime. I got up later than normal for obvious reasons. Felt extremely drained and dead too. I figured if I need it, why not? The internet connection was slow all day. So, I didn't get what I wanted to done.
From the VJ (Virtual Jerusalem) newsletter, I found out how big the world's largest matzah is. It's about 9 feet high and about 10 feet wide. It weighed 132 pounds! It's ginormous! Just for fun I looked up how big the largest matzah ball was. It's 267 pounds and about 2 and a half feet across! Just some fun facts. I also found another awesome mp3 site.
I cooked some and cleaned a lot today. It's kind of tradition to clean up the house for Passover. We also did it, because we're having people over for our seder. Traditionally, you're supposed to get rid of all the Chametz (leavened bread products) in the house. Usually, with a candle and a feather. Most people don't use the candle and feather thing. We can't just get rid of the chametz, because my dad's not Jewish and still eats that stuff during the holiday. So, instead we try to 'hide' it, or move it away from where we'd see it most often.
So, I did all the dishes, cleaned the refrigerator, and cleaned the 'stainless' steel trashcan. The trashcan hadn't been cleaned in a while, and there were stains and gunk all over it. After I was done, Mom said it gleamed, and she needed sunglasses to see it. The refrigerator wasn't as bad, so it was bit easier to do. The dishes are just a normal thing, but that combined with the others was pretty tiring.
My mom cleaned the downstairs' bathroom and made the Charoset. Charoset is little bits of apples, walnuts, cinnamon, and wine (specifically, Manischewitz wine. A low, very low, alcohol and sweet wine. Almost like candy.) mixed together. Tastes awesome! It represents the mortar and mud the Jews used for bricks while they were slaves in Egypt. There are many different versions of it, but this is the traditional Ashkenazi one. Next, I made the hard boiled eggs. It just represents Spring, mostly. We eat some at the seder as they are, have some as they are for snacks or with lunch, make an egg salad with them, and more.
While we were doing all this, we were listening to the Reggae Passover: Songs of Freedom CD. It's pretty awesome! I like how it's a different type of sound than the normal traditional stuff. Makes it fun.