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First part of the holiday is past, and I'm back online. Weather was amazing for a New England Sukkot. Am too far behind to even contemplate reading back. Please let me know if there's something I should see.
gnomi: (yeshiva_stewart)
Rosh Hashannah starts in under an hour. My cooking is done, my haftarah is (mostly) learned for Shabbat, and I am ready to enter the new year. May the coming year be one of happiness and fulfillment.

If you are celebrating the holiday, l'shannah tovah tikatevu. To everyone else, have a good rest of the week. I'll be back online on Sunday.
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The day after [personal profile] mabfan's birthday is the Jewish holiday of Purim, so he and I are combining the two into one celebration! Come celebrate his birthday on Sunday afternoon, February 28, from 2 pm to 5 pm and enjoy pareve (i.e. no milk) desserts.

If you need directions or want to be added to the evite that got sent out, just let me know in comments.
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Be it hereby announced that Michael and Nomi will be again be hosting a birthday gathering for Nomi, on Saturday night (16 January). We'll be starting the gathering at 7 PM and ending around 10:30 PM.

This year, due to the existence of Muffin and Squeaker, we are not holding the open house at Arisia; rather, we are hosting it at our home (e-mail birthday [at] asknomi [dot] com for our home address if you don't have it).

There will be milchig (AKA dairy) snacks.

We know it's a busy weekend -- Arisia, ALA Midwinter, and Mystery Hunt, to name just a few things going on -- but we'd love to see any and all folks who want to drop by.

If you can't make the party but are around for the long weekend and want to drop by our place to say hi, please call (or e-mail) and we can see if we can find some time to get together.

Transportation: We're right off the Green Line, and there is street parking. Also, a friend of ours has offered to give people a lift from the Arisia hotel to our place on Saturday night. If you would like to take advantage of that, let us know and we'll connect you.
gnomi: (yeshiva_stewart)
From this afternoon until Sunday night, I will be offline as we celebrate the beginning of Sukkot, the holiday of Brennans Booths.

Have a good weekend, all, whether you are celebrating Sukkot or having a crisp fall weekend.
gnomi: (frum_chick)
...I'm about to disappear for two days for Rosh Hashannah, the Jewish new year.

L'shannah tovah tikatevu v'techatemu to all who are observing the holiday this weekend.

And have a good weekend, everyone!
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On Sunday, we're going to make an attempt to empty the boxes out of the room that we've designated for the girls. We could use some extra help, if anyone's able or willing. Our plan is to start around 1 PM with the unpacking.

Please let me know here or via e-mail if you are interested in helping us.
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These days, my online time is down to about five minutes total each day, so until things calm down a bit, I'm likely to be scarce around these parts. Know that I am thinking about all of you, and I'm dropping in periodically when I have a free extra minute. Which might be at 3:30 AM, depending on what Muffin and Squeaker are up to.


Jul. 25th, 2009 10:13 pm
gnomi: (celebration_fireworks)
Today [personal profile] mabfan and I named our daughters:

Elisheva Meira (formerly Thing One) (AKA Muffin) -- Named for Michael's great grandmother Elizabeth and my great grandfather Meir

Yael Batya (formerly Thing Two) (AKA Squeaker) --Named for Michael's father Joel and our friend David's father (who died the Saturday night before my surgery) and for my grandmother Betty

(By the way, I haven't read e-mail since Saturday night a week ago, before the babies came. If you sent me e-mail, I cannot at this time guarantee when you will receive a reply.)
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I think I forgot to mention I was *going* to Readercon, but now I am back. However, I haven't read LJ since Friday at about noon, so please let me know if there is anything I need to see.

Readercon was fun, and it was good to see people; if you were there and I missed seeing you, I'm sorry to have missed you.
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This weekend, I was out on Martha's Vineyard with [personal profile] mabfan and a bunch of friends. We had a wonderful time, but I didn't any computer access after around 5 PM on Friday. I will not be able to catch up. Please let me know if there's anything important that I missed.
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[personal profile] mabfan and I have arranged for a friend, Carsten Turner, who is a certified instructor, to teach us CPR and First Aid at our place. He's willing to open up his class to any of our friends in the area that want or need certification.

Carsten will be teaching layperson CPR for adult, child, and infant, including choke-saving (what was previously known as the Heimlich maneuver) and the use of AED, along with First Aid. If we can get a few more people to take the class, it'll only cost $50 per person for the CPR part, and $80 total for those who also stay for First Aid. In addition to getting a wallet card showing certification, you'll also get a book with a CD. Also, if anyone wants to purchase a pocket face mask, Carsten has wallet-size ones for $10 and a larger one that's $15.

We're planning to hold the class on Sunday, June 28 at our place. If you're interested in signing up, reply here or send me e-mail.
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Shavuot was wonderful, though we were sorry not to be able to see some of our friends we'd been hoping to see. We were with [personal profile] osewalrus's parents for the holiday, and we had a great time.

I am, alas, not going to be able to catch up with my skip = way too many friends list. Please let me know if there's anything I should take a special look at.
gnomi: (yeshiva_stewart)
Tonight through Thursday night are the seventh and eighth day of Pesach, which like days 1 and 2 are yom tov days. This means I will be offline starting Real Soon Now and won't be back until Thursday after dark.

I will not be able to catch up with LJ, as right after Pesach ends and we put away our Pesach stuff, we'll have to start heading into the preparation for Shabbat. Therefore, please let me know here if there's anything I should know.

Have a good couple of days, folks, and chag sameach to those observing Pesach.
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A reminder:

This Saturday night, beginning at 8 PM, [personal profile] mabfan and I will be hosting my annual Arisia birthday gathering at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA.

Even if you're not attending the convention, you're welcome to come to my party. I'd love to see folks! I'll be posting the room number tomorrow as soon as we have it.
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For those of you attending Arisia next weekend, be it hereby announced that mabfan and I will be again be hosting a birthday gathering for me, on Saturday night (17 January). We'll be starting the gathering at 8 PM, but we'll be going until after the Masquerade, so feel free to drop by any time before 11:30 PM.

There will be milchig (AKA dairy) snacks.

Room to be announced as soon as we know it.

And those in the area who aren't actually attending the convention are also more than welcome to drop by the gathering.
gnomi: (exhausted_monkey)
And behind like crazy. Assume I've read nothing since Friday at about 5:30 PM.

But yom tov was good, and davening was good, and the shul (at least the women's section) was crazy-freezing even through my warm sweater (which I timeshared with my next-seat mate because she was cold to the point of shivering).

Tomorrow I return to the office and will have to remind myself it isn't Monday.
gnomi: (yeshiva_stewart)
Tonight begins the month of "If it's Tuesday (or Wednesday), [personal profile] gnomi must be in shul." In other words, tonight begins the holiday of Rosh HaShannah, the Jewish New Year.

I'm going offline tonight around 6 PM and won't be back until Wednesday night. My LJ-ness over the month of October will be spotty at best, so please e-mail me or comment here if there's anything you want/need me to see.

To everyone celebrating, I wish you a ktivah v'chatimah tovah (may you be written and sealed for good).
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I finally got around to removing the assorted deleted-and-purged LJs I had friended from my friends list, but if I accidentally removed someone who does still exist, please do let me know and please accept my appologies. I only removed six total LJs, so I *think* I got it all right, but do let me know.

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