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Dies and is ded

I haven't been writing in this LJ as often as I wanted. I feel worse about that than I thought I would

I did my usual Army weekend this past weekend with the enthusiasm I usually feel these days. No one told me to do a makeup APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test) because we had a huge SRP. I did have to be weighed and taped--and I passed. I so did not expect that to happen.

Saturday was slow at the SRP, but Sunday was an absolute zoo. We did 16 wills, and that's without the specific legal software we're supposed to have.

I did make it to Friday night Shabbat service at Temple Emanu-el in San Diego. I've noticed that if there's a Reform temple in a city, chances are it'll be called Temple Emanu-el. If there are several Reform temples, one of them will definitely bear that name. This Temple Emanu-el is kind of the Jewish chapel for SDSU. It's half the size of the temple here in Tucson, and the service was definitely oriented to a student crowd. The female rabbi played guitar and led the singing. The male rabbi played a Magein David-shaped tambourine. People did the wave to one of the upbeat hymns. Another one was sung in Hebrew to the tune of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song". Rabbi Devorah invited those who knew the original version to sing it with her in English and I think I was the only one doing it.

It was an energetic, happy, Kabalat Shabbat, but it was also more than a little weird. Still glad I went.

I got home from San Diego at 10:30 Sunday night as usual. I took a shower, had a glass of wine to relax, got up at 6:15, and headed out to work at Tucson City Hall. I'm transcribing City Council meetings that haven't been done in six months or more. It doesn't pay a lot, but everyone is friendly and it's not insulting brain-dead.

Wednesday is Veteran's Day, which means free meals for veterans. Steve wants to embark on the project of my meals all being free that day but that might be a little more food than I want.


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Nov. 10th, 2015 04:00 pm (UTC)
That usually seems to be the way it works on Veterans Day. Weirdly enough, up here the local restaurants start doing the free meal thing as early as Sunday.
Nov. 11th, 2015 01:32 am (UTC)

I avoid all the free food places because they're always a mob scene.
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