October 6th, 2005

Columbia launch

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Well, we're through Rosh Hashana; forestcats made up a number of gift bags for the folks in our religious group for the holiday that included a Jewish Calendar, fruit, and sweets. My parents' synagogue is changing their prayer books, and they gave us sixty of the ones that they had been using for our service. It was a pleasure, all in all.

One good thing was that we held it in a back room at a restaurant. The owner heard that we wanted honey, to dip apples in, and had several honeys that he'd had from a visit to France. Each had been made by bees living near fields of different flowers. Now, a long time ago, I had expressed an interest in trying a "honey-tasting", similar to wine tasting, or whatever, because I'd heard that such things have very different flavors. This was the first time I'd had a chance to try it, as in the US, most honey is "clover" honey. The different ones he had included Lavender, Chestnut, Eucalyptus, Thyme. I liked the Chestnut best, with Eucalyptus a close second, but they all had interesting points; the thyme being the most subtle.

Monday, we went back and watched Serenity again. Whew.

And so, to work!