Now, you may remember some time ago (I think it was Monday), I was feeling slightly insulted that aliyahbyaccident had not been invited to speak at the Bloggy Booty Camp, or whatever it was called. But since then, something has happened which will blow you out of the salty karpas water.
I know you're probably thinking that the big excitement is "aliyabyaccident and ontiredema do kiryat sefer," in which I regale you with fascinating tidbits about our trip to Shefa Shuk, where we performed the Ashkenazi Kitniot Squint and spent lots of money on food and other Pesach items. But as exciting as that was, what I'm about to tell you will make you turn off your vacuum cleaner, put down the Windex, and forget that little Shmueli is running around your newly cleaned bedroom, crushing graham cracker crumbs with gleeful abandon into your pillows and behind your dresser.
And no, the big excitement is also not Dadz re-figuring out how to leave a comment. (You can read his pithy words here.) Not that it's not exhilirating and reinvigorating and rehabilitating as well. But no, even bigger than that.
Without further ado.....I received a comment on the blog from my friend Kristen, who works on this little show you might have heard of: House Hunters International. That's right. Bloggy Boot Camps are soooo small fry. Aliyahbyaccident is headed for the Big Time!
Kristen, who is a casting honcho at HHI, came across this blog and thought we might be a good family to highlight for their show. And this is even without knowing about my striking good looks and winning smile! Can you imagine???? I immediately called my mother, who is a HH devotee. I can safely say that nothing I have accomplished thus far in my life - good grades, college degrees, jobs, marriage, kids - has made her quite this proud. She was practically in tears. "I'm just s-s-s-s-so h-h-h-h-appy," she sniffed.
The downside, though, is because our apartment is not going to be ready until November 2011, it puts us at a slight disadvantage. See, the final segment of the show is the "big reveal," where they show the family living happily in their new digs. And they're not so into the "big reveal" revealing Donny and me and the kids standing next to a big rubble heap, slowly sinking into the wet cement while happily waving our floor tiles (light gray, in case you were wondering.)
In any case, Kristen asked me some more information about our family and said she would see if our story could be told. So this is obviously very exciting, and I will of course keep all 61 of you informed as the story continues to break.