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October 15th, 2011

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10:40 am
It was a very busy end to the week, and of course I'm working this weekend, but I just barely got home for Sukkah services at our house before the Havurah started to arrive. I helped with some last minute setup, but forestcats was left with most of the work. I'm sorry that I just couldn't get out of the office earlier.

Services went fairly well, though I still need to spend some time to learn two or three of the prayers that I never needed to learn before we started hosting Jewish Friday night services at our home. Sometime...

Once we'd waved goodbye to the last of the folk, we collapsed on the couch, and tried to watch an episode of Dexter (which, I have to say, I'm liking less and less), but the disc failed us, and back it's going to Netflix, with a replacement en route. We then put on a disc that's Carrie Fisher doing a monolog routine about her life, which was more than mildly interesting, called Wishful Drinking. Hard to describe, but it was amusing, and had some good information about life in Hollywood...or, as I put it to my wife: "The more things change, the more they stay the same."

Now, I really need to get out and do my rounds...

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Date:October 15th, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)

Wishful Drinking

I read Carrie Fischer's memoir Wishful Drinking, but have never seen the monolouge. I found it to be more on the "poor me, it's so hard to be a celebrity, pity me," side of the story. But, the descriptions of the ECT were interesting to say the least and it's encouraging that they had such a positive outcome for her.

What do you have to do for your weekly Friday night services at your house? Do you have to make some special food?
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Date:October 16th, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)

Re: Wishful Drinking

I think that the show suggests that she takes it all with a grain of salt.

When we host, we usually supply candles, wine, the main course for the meal, and we also usually discuss the week's Torah portion. Either forestcats or I will lead the services, based on a suggested format that the group generated. I don't happen to know a couple of the prayers, so I have to ask for help from other members of the group, not that that's much of a problem.

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