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January 17, 2008

What happens when you don't come to meetings

The post-break meetings are the best meetings of the year. First, we get to do the "what did you do over break" icebreaker. Second, I get to make the joke about "when is it too late to talk about what you did over break."

Without further adieu, onto the rundown.

Icebreaker: What did you do over winter break?
Ian: Visited my younger brother in Israel, where he is spending the year
Ian: Travelled to Petra (in Jordan) and didn't get kidnapped on the way (despite the unmarked cab)
Ian: Ate blintzes at a blintzes-only restaurant in Tel Aviv
Ian: Tried to line up a summer internship as a salesman in Shuk ha-Carmel in Tel Aviv
Ian: Spent time in the Ukraine, which is weak
Guy on the subway: The Ukraine is not weak (Seinfeld reference. Disregard if you didn't understand).
Ian: Visited Haifa for the first time in my life. It is a great city. Did you know that it is illegal for an Israeli to become a Ba'hai in Israel?

It was really amazing tonight how many Ians showed up at the meeting. Or maybe I was going the split personality route?
Ian: Were you?
Ian: I don't know
Ian: Shouldn't you know?

Now, onto the meeting.

I'd like to thank myself for catering the event. I bought lox, cream cheese, and bagels. If you are not aware, I have always found the idea of cream cheese repulsive (I can hear the Shmooze mobs with pitchforks and torches approaching my house). But I couldn't remember the last time (or if) I had a cream cheese sandwich. I decided that I would change that all tonight. If you clicked on the link, you saw what happened. If you didn't, you should scroll up and click on the link. I don't think it was bad cream cheese because my housemates ate it without issue.

In other Shmooze news, we will try and schedule Shmooze meetings at a time that is more conducive to Shmooze members. Now I know. Tuesdays at 6 p.m. = bad time.

Posted by irobi at January 17, 2008 11:25 AM


Ian, you really made me crave a bagel and cream cheese with that video.

I give you a lot of credit for founding and leading a group called "Shmooze" which is dedicated to the core tenets of secular Jewish culture -- namely EATING BAGELS AND CREAM CHEESE -- and yet you appear to have a severe aversion to CREAM CHEESE!!

Posted by: rabbijam at January 30, 2008 09:15 PM

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