June 9th, 2009


Poem for Tuesday

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Nearly my entire day was devoted to Bar Mitzvah-related chores and more didn't get done than did, so rather than recount my failures, I will note that the penguin placecard holders have arrived and they are adorable, and I have successfully printed legible if not ultra-classy handwritten placecards for them to hold. Also, my mother abducted Daniel from his bus stop and hauled him to the mall even though he tried to disappear and ignore text messages and phone calls, so both boys now have dressy shoes to wear with their suits.

I am having lunch with gblvr tomorrow, and she does not know it yet, but she is going to be recruited for artistic help making a sign board for everyone to autograph, which is the second-to-last major thing I must get done. Also, if anyone has a brilliant opening line for a speech that somehow ties together Jewish history and penguins, please e-mail me immediately. We had an evening meeting with the rabbi and all the other families having a B'nai Mitzvah in June. He fed us fruit in cheese in his house, asked us what we hoped our kids would remember from their ceremonies, gave us a lecture about not spending so much money on the party planner that we lose our values, and put in a pitch for the confirmation program.

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Colbert managed to make McCain be classy and Obama be hilarious. Huge props to them all.