It has been snowy, snowy, and … snowy in Kenosha this week. It’s one of the snowiest winters (or at least most-frequent snow events) that I can remember in recent memory.
You might be wondering: what does that have to do with Oh-Fer? Well, I’ll say that Oh-Fer is often described in sports when an individual has 0/n on a certain stat (such as failure to complete a pass, failure to make a shot in basketball, etc.)
I had an oh-fer this week, specifically an oh-fer-five.
Doesn’t the introduction about snow make it obvious? If not, here’s the even more obvious thing.
Yep. Monday: A fresh blanket of snow had fallen and I walked to the office instead of riding my bike. Oh-fer-one on riding my bike.
Tuesday: Another fresh blanket of snow overnight. I drove to the office and then to the grocery store. I probably could have walked and then rode during the evening, but I chose to swallow my pride. Oh-fer-two.
Wednesday: Threat of snow during the night, so I drove to work and then to Hebrew school after work. Oh-fer-three.
Thursday: The roads were fine, but I voluntarily drove, since I was going to Racine immediately after work for a Pokemon TCG tournament (where thankfully I did not go oh-fer: I was an undefeated 1-2-0 and took third place). But that made it oh-fer-four on riding my bike.
Friday: A larger snowstorm deposited a bunch of snow, and I was going to drive anyway since I’m going to Chicago after work for Mishkan. Oh-fer-five, possibly for the first time in my postgraduate career!
Granted, I was going to drive anyway on Thursday and Friday, but I maintain my point. Come on now!
Lincoln: 23 days (possibly give a day or two)
פסח: מ”ט יום (Passover: 49 days)