So, screw the NCTE. I know, I can be a sore loser. BUT. How prestigious is it anyway? And plus, I'm entitled to be annoyed. Rrrr.
So this weekend was good, yeah? Slept 15 hours between Friday night and Saturday morning. That was cool, and needed. Studied 3 chapters of Hebrew language on Saturday.
Spoke to my dear Julia Umansky on Saturday night, several times, who was, uh, gone. Haha. But I love her immensely.
Called Israel at 1 in the morning Sunday. Spoke to Shoshana, Gideon, and briefly to David and Rona. Left a message for Eldar. It was really cool. I'm so glad I did it.
Had my last bite of food Sunday at about ehhhh 4-ish, drove over to Zachy's. His dad was cantor for Kol Nidre at Bnai David Judea. It was excellent, as always. Met up with Yoni. Stayed at Zach's, had our usual deep conversations, yeah. Went to Bnai David Judea from about 8:45 to 3:15 on Monday for services. Yeah, long, but was it worth it? Of course.
The more I go to Orthodox synagogues, the more I really appreciate and like them. Oh, and during Yizkor (which made me cry...when we were saying the prayer for the dead Israeli soldiers), one of the elderly gentlemen collapsed. That was interesting.
Yitzi and Tzvi joined me for the remainder of the service, along with most of Zach's family, and Yoni...who did Birkat Kohanim with me. I haven't done it in years. I'm glad I did it.
Walked back to Zach's, rested briefly, then went with their family to Bnai Akiva, and did Neilah and Maariv. Broke fast with a bottle of water at quarter to 8. Had dinner with Zach's family, then went home.
Hah, I really do talk about Zach a lot on here, I realised, and he ain't even got an LJ. But hey, I love the dude ridiculously, seeing as he's my best friend. Whatever.
UHHHH so. I really really wish I'd transferred to Massachusetts. I can't stand Uni. Everyone is two-faced. Maybe the only people I'd trust with little if no reservations currently would be Yitzi, Addie, and Hannah. Yeah, ouch.
My friend Julia Mayer in New York was saying it was immature of me to really mitigate the importance of my "school friends" in the wake of making the best friends of my life on Nesiya. Maybe it is. But Leah and Julia Umansky and I are in the same situation. The same crap. So, maybe it's not. Maybe everyone really does suck. Hah.
Homecoming...should I even bother going? Would I be missed if I didn't go? No, I'm not being pessimistic, I'm being honest. If I did go, I think I'd follow Addie's advice and take Rachel (from Milken). I think I'd even take Zach with me. We'd be the Holy Trinity. Although Julia U. completes the Holy Trinity. I miss her a crapload.
Yes, I'm rambling. Sorry.