A Happy Hanukkah to all…and to all, a good 8 nights

30 Nov

Ok, ok.  ANOTHER HOLIDAY POST.  After all, ’tis the season for that and all that jazz.

I didn’t think Hanukkah was happening this year for me for a number of reasons…

  1. My family isn’t here to celebrate it with me.
  2. My family isn’t even Jewish.
  3. Hanukkah is not a major holiday on the Jewish calendar.  It rates big with the kids for presents and adults for latke-recipe contests, but it’s really more of a festival.
  4. I don’t have access to a deep fryer.
  5. I have to work most of the evenings this week.

So, it looked like the “Jewbie” (my self-proclaimed moniker as a recent convert to “The Tribe”) was going to be solo drinking her “vodka-tonicas” during her very first Hanukkah, which is really just wrong-ica.  (Thank you, Adam Sandler.)

When I was out with my parents’ good friends (my surrogate NJ parents), Honey & David, tonight, they asked me about my Hanukkah plans.  When I explained my reasons for not celebrating the holiday this year (see above), they invited me to come light the menorah at their house when I have time over the week. Apparently Hanukkah is a big deal at their home…decorations, latkes frying…I’m excited for Thursday evening (night #2).

I’m hoping we can get a serious game of dreidel going.  I want the full Hanukkah Experience.

p.s. My posts may be very sporadic over the next 8 days.  Lots of work and a school presentation to finish up.  But I have a little present for you to tide you over: A Facebook friend shared this awesome Hanukkah remix by Jewish acapella group six13...it does the Biebs and Enrique Inglesias proud!  Enjoy!

Happy Hanukkah, y’all!!! xoxo

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5 Responses to “A Happy Hanukkah to all…and to all, a good 8 nights”

  1. Elie December 3, 2010 at 10:51 am #

    #4 not having access to a deep fryer is probably a good thing but I sure am craving some latkes now!

    • Posky December 3, 2010 at 5:57 pm #

      Oh man, latkes are the only good part about Hanukkah! I always got lame gifts like pencil sets and fancy blankets when I was a kid. It’s all about the food!

      • Non-Jersey Jersey Girl December 4, 2010 at 9:05 am #

        I dunno…I’m still in the childlike-wonder-awe stage. but I can totally see how lame pencil sets could put a damper on the festivities.

        BTW…fantastic blog. Truly twisted in the best sense of the word! Happy Hanukkah!

    • Non-Jersey Jersey Girl December 4, 2010 at 9:07 am #

      Happy Hanukkah, Elie! xoxo

  2. Sherman Rockwell December 6, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    Wow! Six 13 is GaGa-Great! Your site is fun.

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