Sunday, September 26, 2004

Five Mile Run

Smartmom ran FIVE MILES in PROSPECT PARK while OSFO attended the Yom Kippur family service at BETH ELOHIM with Groovy Aunt and The Brother-in-Law, who, by the way, looked suitably dapper in a black and white yamulke. OSFO bumped into many of her old schoolmates from the synogogue's EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER, her beloved pre-school, and joined them for art activities in one of her old classrooms.

After her FIVE MILE RUN, and still in running gear, Smartmom picked up the OSFO in front of BETH ELOHIM, feeling a tad self-conscious about the fact that she went running on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. She was also inwardly KVELLING about her vigourous FIVE MILE RUN. Groovy Aunt did a quick JOAN RIVERS style evaluation of the fashion do's and don'ts of the congregants

Back at the ranch, Hepcat worked on photographs (what else?) while Teen Spirit was off with Best Buddy doing whatever it is that they do. Smartmom took a not so refreshing nap while OSFO yelled out the window to some brick workers, "BE QUIET OUT THERE! WE'RE TRYING TO SLEEP. KEEP IT DOWN!" Hard to say what was more disruptive: OSFO or the Brooklyn brick bangers below. (Say that five times fast.)

After "napping", Smartmom and OSFO raced to pick up an apricot tart, a pumpkin pie and an angel food cake at COUSIN JOHNS for Groovy Aunt's Yom Kippur break fast. They happened upon a rather romantic moment between Former Upstairs Neigbor One and his wife, Former Upstairs Neighbor Two, who were browsing in the jewelry store, FACETS, for a long overdue wedding ring for the very pregnant and beaming Former Upstairs Neighbor Two. A group decision was made to purchase a beautiful hammered gold band with small attached gold flowers and the two sauntered blissfully up Seventh Avenue.

It was a spirited Yom Kippur break fast at Groovy Aunt's cozy abode, where the incessant talk was of the elections, the elections, the elections. Basically, a bunch of liberal democrats arguing about what JOHN KERRY should be doing. Smartmom's Dad, Groovy Grandpa, a political copywriter for RFK and others in the 1960's, described his concept for an anti-Bush ad: A picture of Bush and the words: We Bought a Used Car from this Man (i.e. WMD's, a war the US didn't need to fight, etc.) Groovy Grandpa wondered if anyone would "get" the Nixon reference. Everyone ate too much salty food -- lox, herring, white fish salad, and more, but remarkably, still had room for dessert. Smartmom asked Hepcat if he was grateful that he'd married into a Jewish family so he could eat all this great Jew food. He, in typical fashion, declined to comment.

3 Comments:

At 7:20 PM, Blogger mamainwaiting said...

enjoyed both of your blogs about Yom Kippur service as well as Yom Kippur day and the breakfast. Enjoyed spending the evening with you and Pam. Love, G.Aunt

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger mamainwaiting said...

enjoyed both of your blogs about Yom Kippur service as well as Yom Kippur day and the breakfast. Enjoyed spending the evening with you and Pam. Love, G.Aunt

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger mamainwaiting said...

enjoyed both of your blogs about Yom Kippur service as well as Yom Kippur day and the breakfast. Enjoyed spending the evening with you and Pam. Love, G.Aunt

 

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