December 25th, 2020

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An Atypical Christmas

Usually, I am traveling on Christmas. I've been to various unlikely places, ranging from an Antarctic cruise to Vietnam to Oman to Las Vegas. Asia is a particularly good bet, since everything is likely to be open.

If I am home, I usually do the stereotypical Jewish Christmas of Chinese food and a movie. That seemed inappropriate this year, partly because of the pandemic and partly because today was the Tenth of Tevet on the Jewish calendar, which is a fast day. It's a minor fast (sunrise to sunset) and commemorates the siege of Jerusalem by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar. Not that I actually observe minor fasts, but still...

Also, the best of the very nearby Chinese restaurants has closed.

So I spent the day trying to catch up on reading newspapers and magazines and doing crosswords. I could have made a stir-fry for supper, but I am trying to use up some things in the freezer to create room for a couple of casseroles and a lot of soup, so cooked fish and chips instead. Maybe tomorrow. This entry was originally posted at Please comment there using OpenID.