Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A rabbi, a burger and a lawyer...

Yesterday I went to Yom Kippur services with Donnie. The girl behind us sang along (loudly) to all the Hebrew sections. She talked to her parents quite a bit through services usually pointing out how much Hebrew she knew. Her mom kept ssshhhing the girl, who I'm guessing was 11 or 12. Once when the rabbi was singing, the girl asked her mom, "why is the rabbi singing in Spanish?" I don't get a lot out of services but I got a good chuckle out of that.

I leave next week for a business trip. It's our fall convention. The meetings are smaller at this organization than previous places where I worked. Instead of working at a meeting with 30,000 or 70,000 attendees, we have about 1,000 (doing the usual count by including spouses, exhibitors, speakers, dogs and strollers). I long ago realized size doesn't matter for conferences. You still have to be on for 12-plus hours a day, which really tests my ol' charm-o-meter by day three just thinking about it.

My meeting is in southern California and I've already checked out the nearest In-n-Out Burger. Since I'll be traveling over my birthday, I think I'll stick a candle in a double-double and call it a night. (Actually, I've never attempted a double-double...but think it's high time I try one.)



Donnie left on a business trip this morning and will be gone until Sunday. So...I'm going to be a bachelor girl this week...well, y'know, a bachelor girl with a son and a dog. Prior to Bug, when Donnie traveled I reverted to my bachelor girl ways and dinner was...Doritos and sour cream OR popcorn with M&Ms OR ice cream with an open jar of peanut butter and a spoon OR extra cheesy anything. You know...all those things I love that Donnie can do without (although he would join me for ice cream and peanut butter).

Things are different now...I've got responsibilities...as in I've got to get Bug his dinner (complete with veggies) and off to bed before I plop myself in front of the TV or snuggle up with a book and start my dinner. I don't want to share him developing any bad habits.

Trying to decide what to make for dinner this week will be a lot more fun than usual.

14 comments:

  1. I'm so jealous about the In N Out Burger!! I've only had it a couple times and it's SO good! We don't have any here...boo!

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  2. If only we could eat like that all the time! Well I could but then I would weight 500lbs

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  3. Someday, I will try those burgers....

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  4. I grew up on Tastee In and Out in Eastern Iowa. YUMMY! We don't have the In N Out Burger here.

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  5. Happy birthday! I will raise a glass of champagne to you from here in France... while I cook my 'not to be shared' dinner once I've put my mess monsters to bed...

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  6. Hey! I was hoping for a joke!!

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  7. I vote for nachos for dinner. Always. (can bug have those? Corn, cheese, tomato?)

    AND, I wanted to let you know that I am also going to try to give birth on your birthday to honour you. xxx Happy Day to you while you are away. Your card may be late if I am pushing.
    xxxx

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  8. CM: I would appreciate your having baby Lewis on my birthday! I was born on my parents' friend's birthday...he always remembered my age because I was forty years younger than he was. It's just a little more than a week away...you can wait, right?! xoxox

    No need to worry about a card...a baby will be a lovely arrival!

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  9. Oh, I LOVE In and Out!! A Double-Double "Animal Style" (with everything)-yummy! I thought you were gonna tell a joke too. Very clever title.

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  10. have a safe trip. please do not put a candle in your double double. that is too sad. have a safe trip and enjoy the bachelorette life whilst Donnie is away.

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  11. I remember the good old M&M dinner days. The responsibility of having to make a real dinner is stinky!

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  12. There's nothing wrong with M&Ms for dinner or Doritos for that matter! Hope you have a happy birthday. Enjoy your In & Out Burger - double or not!

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  13. I SO understand how your solo dinners have changed. I don't always do the best possible job (veggies are optional if we don't have any in the house!) but I try to get a protein in there for her!

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  14. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your burger. I will take the peanut butter on a spoon. That is my daily addiction. One of 'em. Your church experience was hilarious. When we are at church the congregation gets so noisy you can't even hear the speaker. REALLY hard to get anything out of that.

    :)

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