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Saturday, April 22, 2006

In the style of....

I once took a painting class in which we were asked to create an original painting "in the style" of a well known master.
Mine was a painting of a bridge in Amsterdam (based on a photo) in the style of Monet - it came out pretty well and is currently hanging in my living room. On the heels of that ancient success I present the following Shifra update in the style of a fifth-grade composition. Enjoy!

MY PESACH (PASSOVER) VACATION
By Shifra Q - Grade 5

This year I had a very interesting Pesach. We drove to my in-laws for the first days. It was a long trip 2/3 of the way across the country!!! We bought the kids cheap MP3 players as an early afikomen present which kept them pretty chilled out for at least part of the trip. We also saw a lot of cows on the way. My husband did a lot of the driving and when I drove he snored a lot. It was funny.

At my in-laws house it was very crowded. There were a lot of relatives there but not much food. My mother in law is not a good cook and she does not like to waste food either so she doesn't make too much to eat. She bought ten pounds of potatoes for the whole holiday and was pretty mad when I made the six remaining pounds into latkes to feed to everyone. My sister in law ran to the neighbors quick to get more because everyone has plenty of potatoes on pesach (except for my mother in law of course!)

The weather was nice and sunny the whole time and I shot about a million free-throws and lay-ups in my in-laws driveway just to get out of that crowded place!

While I was there I needed to visit the mikvah (swimming pool) and I had to tell my brother in law so he could drive me there. That was weird, but not as weird as my husband accidently walking into the bathroom when my sister in law was changing!!
That was quite a night. The whole thing was super weird I'll have to write more about that later on.

When we got home I cooked lots and lots to make up for all the bad food I didn't eat over the first days. I also checked my messages and got two calls about job interviews!! That was good news!!!! I also worked Monday and Tuesday that was not fun. My job stinks like old gym socks.

This Shabbos was also good. I ate about 1/2 a challah, it was so yummy!

OK I think that is everything that happened on my Pesach vacation. It was pretty good.

THE END

17 Comments:

At 10:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hilarious! Thanks for the good post-Pesach laugh (helps burn off the extra calories from all that matzah!).

 
At 11:37 PM, Blogger Neil Harris said...

If you're not blogging about the headache and time it takes to "turn over" after Pesach and still cook for Shabbos, then you must have had a great Pesach (except for the drive to the Mikvah). Gut Voch!!

 
At 11:43 PM, Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

Sounds like everyone has a ridiculous mikvah experience. I believe that the typical logistical challenges that are often related to a simple trip to the mikvah would baffle a NASA mission specialist.

Great post!

 
At 11:44 PM, Blogger Eliyahu said...

i have to say there is not much left of the whole wheat or the raisin challahs that were on our table for two for shabbos. i am wondering, shifra, if it's kosher to be a carbo pig?

 
At 12:02 AM, Blogger J said...

That was a great post...you got the style down so well!

Glad to hear you had a good time, even if your mother-in-law did not have enough potatoes. :-D

And yes, challah this Shabbat tasted amazing!

 
At 12:36 AM, Blogger Ezzie said...

Is it bad that my posts are at about the same level... but I'm not trying to write like a 5th grader? Ouch.

Hilarious. :)

 
At 12:46 AM, Blogger Stephen said...

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At 12:49 AM, Blogger Stephen said...

Very nice. A+. :)

Funny about your husband walking into the women's bathroom. Did his face turn three shades of red or four?

 
At 3:24 AM, Blogger Jerusalemcop said...

great post Shifra.

Glad you enjoyed your trip.

J.

 
At 9:14 AM, Blogger Mirty said...

Kids can be so honest... ;)

 
At 9:15 AM, Blogger StepIma said...

sounds really good!

I'll trade you my juicebox for two of your cookies...

Good luck on the job interviews!

 
At 10:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a question- why not borrow the car and drive yourself?

 
At 10:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a question- why not borrow the car and drive yourself?

 
At 4:32 AM, Blogger Shifra said...

Ah, it was in another town far away and hard to get to because of construction and stuff.
I actually HAD my own car as we drove out there in the first place.

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger Scraps said...

Sounds like you had an interesting time, Shif. My Pesach vacation was not nearly so essay-able. Also, if I told people what I *really* did for Pesach vacation, certain readers of mine would figure me out for sure. But I did write a post-Pesach post.

 
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At 8:50 AM, Blogger orthomom said...

LOLOLOL. Too funny. Especially:
There were a lot of relatives there but not much food. My mother in law is not a good cook and she does not like to waste food either so she doesn't make too much to eat. She bought ten pounds of potatoes for the whole holiday and was pretty mad when I made the six remaining pounds into latkes to feed to everyone. My sister in law ran to the neighbors quick to get more because everyone has plenty of potatoes on pesach (except for my mother in law of course!)

Genius.

 

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