An anonymous loyal reader has been pointing out to me that I have been remiss in my welcoming of Loyal Readers, and that there is a Loyal Reader that - gasp! - has not received a proper shout-out in the blog. I have perused my notes carefully and I seem to have welcomed all my Loyal Readers when they joined. (And I always know when there is a new one because, pathetic blogger that I am, I eagerly await new Loyal Readers and have been known to refresh the page several times a day to see if the number has gone up.)
In any case, if you, Anonymous, either are the unwelcomed LR or know who the unfortunate soul is, please let me know, either in the Comments section or through an email: gila strudel gilaanddonny nekudah com.
On the same topic, if any other Loyal Readers felt that they were not properly feted (you're impressed with my vocabulary. Admit it. But full disclosure: They use that word a lot in People magazine.), please let me know and we will fete away on the next blog post. (I'm pretty sure that's legal in most countries.)
In any case, I thought this would be an appropriate time to add to my FalafelMark greeting card collection:
On the Occasion of Forgetting to Welcome a Loyal Reader
Thank you for your Loyalty
You make me feel like Royalty
In welcoming you I was remiss
For your readership's worth more than NIS
To Welcome you grandly is what I meant
With love, The Staff of aliyahbyaccident
In other news, there is no other news because thank God everyone went to gan today. I will, however, share two Funny Kid Stories:
Ariella, Future Writer of Technical Manuals
Ariella: You know what, Mommy? After Shabbos, well, I mean on Sunday, I'm going to try something. I'm going to put the DVD in the DVD player upside down, with the picture facing down, and see if it will still work!
Daddy: That is not a good idea, Ariella. You'll probably scratch the DVD. I can explain to you how DVDs work and then you'll understand why you might ruin it.
Ariella [exasperated]: I know how DVDs work, Daddy. You put it in and press "Play."
Yaakov, in "Patience is a Virtue"
[Mommy is putting more cholent on Daddy's plate. Yes, even though it is a hijillion degrees out, we eat cholent. It's called air conditioning, people. And we are real Jews.]
Yaakov: I want cholent.
Daddy: Then you ask nicely, "Please, Mommy, can I have some cholent?" [Daddy repeats this a number of times -"Please, Mommy, can I have some cholent? Please, Mommy, can I have some cholent?" - because it takes a while for Yaakov to internalize these messages. ]
Yaakov [exasperated]: Stop, it Daddy, she's giving you some!
That's all, folks!