Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Abundant Joy for Chanukah

Happy New Year to everyone! In Israel, we call the holiday "Sylvester" to denote the marking of the non-Jewish new year. I always wonder why Tweety doesn't have her (his?) own holiday.

The highlight of the week was the wedding of 32AndThenSome and Kalman Rushdie! Mazal Tov! There's a nice little report from Jewschool with photos. You can read the bride's thoughts and her wonderful speech on her blog. I loved the way the chuppah wasn't crowded with people so the guests could see the couple's faces from anywhere in the room. Maybe because some guests got stuck in bad traffic?

It's good we got there early, ostensibly to help the groom prepare, but all I did was arrange some table settings and enjoy his tisch. I was proud to say I was a pre-wedding taster who had helped choose the delicious food. I am a professional, after all. The music was provided by one of the best bands I've seen at a wedding, Adom Atik ("The Old Red") (traditional, simcha, Jewish, jazz, funk, classic rock). Some cool family members were present (one of whom has the honor of being profiled by Ha'aretz magazine and the Shin Bet!) as well as an assortment of local bloggers and best friends. This posting should satisfy TAFKA PurpleParrot, by whom I was admonished to "Blog. Blog!" after not writing in over a week. A great time was had by all! (And the hotel room, view, and breakfast at Shoresh were excellent.)

6 Comments:

At 7:55 PM, Blogger Jen said...

That sounds like a great time. What a fascinating band!

 
At 11:12 PM, Blogger tafka PP said...

It was indeed a good bash and a good band. And Happy New Year to you too, D2B7. To welcome you officially to the blogosphere (and make sure you keep blogging) I've tagged you! You must MEME...

 
At 3:58 AM, Blogger Running2Ks said...

Well it is about time you wrote. Sounds to me like it was quite the party! Not that we were guilting you into spilling details or anything ;)

 
At 3:58 AM, Blogger Running2Ks said...

And, Happy Sylvester!

 
At 7:16 AM, Blogger LG said...

this is how i find out you have a blog???? this is fantastic as were you (and your very significant lady) in the lead up and on the day (you are a professional taster indeed -- everyone RAVED about the food)

thanks for appreciating the chupa - i was afraid it was too far away from the crowd - and i cant believe you even profiled my parents guests!!! (the guy you mentioned isnt a relation but my Dad's known him since age 8 so i guess that's near enough.)

What a wonderful post to find as i sit here sipping hot honey and lemon getting over a post wedding cold!

Love xxx

 
At 12:57 PM, Anonymous S said...

you wrote about it so beautifully, and the breakfast was good!

 

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