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It’s the Last Night of Hanukkah

Posted on: December 27, 2011

Can you believe it?  I have really taken Adam Sandler’s line, “eight crazy nights” to heart.  Since my last minute first night of Hanukkah party through day six I really over did it.  Too much wine, too much vodka, too. many. latkes.  All of that fuss about the potato treat the Jews borrowed and I ate ‘em.  ‘Cause, like I said, I have nothing against latkes.  I just won’t be having any more until next Hanukkah.

So here we are.  Winter Solstice, Christmas and Hanukkah are behind is.  We go into a dark month without holidays and supposedly some cold, though New York City is doing its best impression of early spring right now.  We haven’t seen snow since NYC dressed up as winter for Christmas and the temperatures haven’t dropped below the mid-thirties for more than a few days before shooting back up into the 40s.  I was walking down the street in Ditmas Park yesterday and saw actual buds making their debut, in December.

I’m not one for resolutions, but there are a few things from Rosh Hashanah I want to re-examine.  How about ya’ll, feelings on resolutions?

2 Responses to "It’s the Last Night of Hanukkah"

i like the idea of examining your life and trying to better it, but making new years’ resolutions also just seems like setting yourself up for failure in some respects. we are not going to become perfect just because the calendar changes, and corporations make a lot of money on our guilt about it.

but that said…i really want to make more space in my life for writing. and i really *need* to start flossing my teeth and get my finances in order. sigh.

(also, i don’t think i ever want to look at a latke again after this chanukah!)

Latkes have been the death of me. I seriously feel like I’m one big giant sloth of a human being. This morning I hit the snooze button for almost two hours. Gluttony and Sloth, they’re deadly sins for a reason.

Oh, and I miss you lots.

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