Sunday, November 27, 2005

"I Don't Think So"

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Conversation between two mothers, who each have a five year old son, who just happen to be friends, as are their mothers:

New York Devorah: "Pearl, do you think you might go to see Judy & David at their Chanukah show?" (Judy & David are a husband-wife team of child entertainers; popular Canadian duo)

Toronto Pearl: "I saw it advertised, but no..."

New York Devorah: "The kids wouldn't like it...?"

Toronto Pearl: " My kids? No."

New York Devorah: "Not even N.?" (my 5 1/2 year old who is friends with New York Devorah's son)

Toronto Pearl: "You really think that my son who plays Game Cube, who is a whiz on the computer, who competes in sumo competitions and who plays well with his brother's ten year old friends would want to see this children's duo? I don't think so."


Toronto Pearl: "Oh ya, I did see Judy & David perform once. Child # 1 was age two and a half and middle child was two weeks old. That was the first and last time I saw them in a live concert."

Shall We Dance?

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I went tonight to my shul to take the first class in a four-week course in simcha dancing--these are the lovely circle and group line dances a la The Hustle that women and young girls do at Orthodox weddings while on their side of the mechitzah/divider. I've always watched them have fun on the dance floor, graceful, laughing and looking coordinated at the same time. In fact they make these organized dances look so easy and fun.

Even the men and the boys at some simchas, perhaps normally clumsy-footed, are so graceful in their own circle dances on the other side of the mechitza. They stay in step with one another, stomp with fervor and make their way around in merriment. Is simcha dancing a yeshiva high school credit, I wonder? Or is there a private dance teacher waiting in a Kollel hallway, eager to teach the latest dance moves to those willing to learn? While the wives are at home with the children, assuming their husbands are poring over a page in Gemara with a chevrusa, their men are doing the box step and a grapevine.

Not that I have any simchas that I know of coming up, but it's time to learn some of these great dance moves, so I don't have to stand behind the women at a simcha and try to copy their moves. It's time to learn to jump right into those circles or line dances and shake my groove thing.

I took my 8-year-old daughter with me, as the men of the household were at the latest Harry Potter movie, and it wasn't worth my hiring a babysitter for an hour.

Now, one thing I have, thank G-d, is coordination on a dance floor -- on any dance floor and with any kind of dance! So it was wonderful to catch on quickly and surely to the choreography that the five dances we learned in an hour entailed. It was a small group of women, which made it rather cozy, and my daughter, who surprisingly was shy, but participated nonetheless.

I had a great workout, I had fun, I knew exactly why I was tired after that hour of moving around. Now I just need to be invited to a Orthodox simcha or two where I can put these dances in action. you have my home address information for your invitation guest list? Just checking...

What To Wear to the Negev Dinner Tribute in Toronto

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What do you think of that header? Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Made me wonder... I discovered it a short while ago as a search that led someone to my blog.

People will Google just about anything, don't they? What did this particular person think: that they'd find a web site that gives a breakdown of items to wear and accessories to carry to this community tribute?

If the site said for men to go out and buy a Dolce & Gabbanna three-piece suit, would your husband heed that advice? If it said for women to take a spa treatment, then wear a Chanel suit and Ferragamo pumps to the evening, would they heed that advice?

What, exactly, did the person seeking out this information hope to find?

Pearlies of Wisdom? Nope, I didn't think so, either!