Monday, April 17, 2006

Why is this room different from all other rooms?

Second night seder at Mile Square Banquet Facilities.

I hadn't been to this place since December 15, 1988. Almost twenty years ago and I really do remember it like it was yesterday. The Fountain Valley High School Troubadours were singing at the local Rotary Club or Chamber of Commerce Holiday Lunch. [Guess I don't remember it as well as I thought.]

Anyway, there I was in my turquoise blue choir dress and black jazz shoes, belting out "Mary Had A Baby" when I saw him. What was my dad doing at my choir show in the middle of a work day? And what was that he was holding? Ithaca? Is that an Ithaca College pamphlet in his hand? today the day I'm supposed to hear from Ithaca? Oh my God! This must only mean one thing!!

Everyone has their "Say Anything" moment and this was mine. OK so it wasn't exactly like in the movies. John Cusack wasn't there holding the boom box over his head. But having my dad triumphantly waving the Ithaca info over his head was the next best thing.


Laurel said...

Hi! I can't find an email address for you, or I'd have backchannelled. THANK YOU for the sweet notes in my blog, and for listening and reading... It's so nice to find your site!

Why are all the coolest rabbis in california? This KEEPS happening to me... I keep finding cool rabbis in california!

Rivster said...

You are too sweet!!

I have just made my email address visible so now that shouldn't be a problem. Thanks for pointing that out ;)

As for cool's all about perspective. So often when I read about rabbis, it seems like all the really cool ones are in NYC or Boston. So thanks for the compliment.

;) FS