Last Class Travels

Today, I did much like what I did in 2013, but in a different vein.

Yep, I surprised my Mom at the Passover seder, but this time it was directly at the seder, rather than a few hours before it occurred! The seder was at my Aunt Lori’s house, which added to the surprise!

However, getting there was slightly annoying based on decisions that I made or failed to make. Let me count the ways…

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Lucky numbers

On Friday, Dina and I went to Koi for dinner–might as well have a nice Chinese dinner on the weekend before rice becomes forbidden for a week due to Passover. (Well, since our tradition is to avoid קיטניות (kitniot: including maize, rice, peas, lentils, and beans) in addition to חמץ (chametz: leavened).

It was a nice dinner, and at the end, we of course opened fortune cookies. The reading of the full fortune, as well as the lucky numbers, brought back a memory for me.

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25:30

25:30. Sounds like it could be a lot of different things. One thing that I will jokingly refer to is a scoreline, like Northwestern vs. Central Michigan football from a few years ago.

Or, it could denote a chapter and verse in Scripture. Yes, and in some sense that has an indirect link to what I am talking about.

Actually, both the theme of football and religion can enter this post!

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Holiday seasons

Happy Holiday Season!

(Noah quickly equips riot gear for the people who are offended by that saying… or for when any of his basketball teams commit another careless turnover.)

With Thanksgiving happening last week, חנוכה (Hanukkah) just four nights away, 23 days until Christmas, 24 until Kwanzaa begins, and 30 until New Year’s Day, I figured that I would talk about some of my experiences with the holiday seasons.

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