fauxklore (fauxklore) wrote,

This Weekend

I had a busy weekend, but made next to no progress on my to-do list.

Yesterday, I caught up some on sleep. In the early evening, there was a Chavurah Chanukah get-together, basically for us to light candles together and talk. It was nice just to be around other people, even virtually.

The bigger event of last night was the Better Said Than Done show(s). I hosted the first half, which was the family friendly part. All six tellers did well, with stories involving a range of food items (cookies, scrambled eggs, waffles, rouladen, tater tot waffles, and deviled eggs). Of course, the real point of food stories is that food is a way of bringing people together. I could just relax and enjoy the rest of the evening, which was more adult themed. The stories still had to do with food, and there was a minor secondary theme about eating your friends or not. (One story had to do with a chicken and another with a guinea pig, so don't think cannibalism.) My favorite stories were Angela Lloyd's telling of a Romanian folktale (which didn't really have a food link) and Antonio Sacre's piece about the contrast between Christmas with his Irish relatives and his Cuban relatives. All in all, it was an excellent evening of storytelling and community.

My only real accomplishment of the day was finishing reading last Sunday's Washington Post. I did also get grocery shopping done, including picking up this week's New York Times, which has their annual Puzzlemania supplement. I listened to the lifestream of a friend's music show. And I played games with other friends later on. Now I'm exhausted. This entry was originally posted at https://fauxklore.dreamwidth.org/479907.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Tags: holidailies, judaism, life in general, storytelling

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