How goy is this?

I’m doing Hanukkah all wrong. Skipping nights, blowing out candles, heating up frozen store bought latkes from a bag and serving them with egg nog.

I said to Andy this morning, “Your people have stamina.” Understatement of the last 15 millennia. It’s just that eight nights is a lot of nights in a row to have a whole ritual, don’t you think?

The last time we lit the candles, Sunday night, I read the prayers in English from “Judiasm 101” ( on my iPhone. Lily heard my voice and came over to see what was happening. When I said, “Say Amen, Lily.” She did, “Meow.”

In retrospect, I think she saw the flames and wondered if it might be her birthday. I guess we’ve kind of set a precedent for that over the years.


“Holidailies participants solemnly vow to update their Web sites daily from Dec. 7 to Jan. 6. . . . “ Day 9 – Amen Meow.

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