Friday, May 14, 2010

Almost here...

So, on Monday it is mine and B's one year wedding anniversary. Which means that if B doesn't die or leave me by Monday, my brother's rabbi's prediction that within a year B will either convert, we will break up, or he will die, will be proven false.

Also, Monday is my graduation.

Also, my parents are coming to my graduation. As is B. As are my in-laws, but they won't be meeting my parents (there are two graduations, my parents are going to one and they are going to the other). But B will be meeting my parents. For the first time. My brother will be there too, and since he is a big scary guy used to dealing with criminals I am hoping that if my parents start doing something crazy (like trying to fulfill that rabbi's prediction) he will be there to intervene. Since I'll be off graduating and all.

Stay tuned...

12 comments:

  1. My prediction, based on reading your blog for a couple of years (though I may be way off, not knowing you or your family in real life):

    Your father will be formally polite to B. Your mother will be very distantly polite, not speaking to him beyond the bare minimum of politeness. And they'll leave when it's over without drama, fences will not be very mended, and you'll go on with your life, move down south, and be happy with your real family, B & Barkley.

    In other words, don't expect a lot, and be happy with the life you made for yourself, by your own efforts and work.

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  2. Oh, and Congratulations on your graduation, Doctor, & Happy Anniversary!

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  3. I can only repeat what Rabba bar bar Chana said. I think his prophesy is correct. And HUGE congratulations! HUGE!

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  5. Is the brother who'se coming to the graduation the same brother whose rabbi made the prediction?

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  6. I don't think your parents will try to kill B. I rather think that they will ignore him as best they can, on the same line as Rabba bar bar chana...

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  7. "So, on Monday it is mine and B's one year wedding anniversary. Which means that if B doesn't die or leave me by Monday, my brother's rabbi's prediction that within a year B will either convert, we will break up, or he will die, will be proven false."

    Be careful. The last part might be the real reason your parents are coming :-)

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  8. Congragulations on your graduation Dr. AE! I'm sure everything will go smoothly tomorrow.
    The house looks beautiful, BTW!

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  9. PS: I thought the time-frame for converting or divorcing was unlimited, so obviously I misunderstood something.

    And the year for dying was over in January, wasn't it?

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  10. Come to think of it, your anniversary on the Jewish calendar (which is, presumably, what your brother's rabbi meant by within one year of marriage) was 23 Iyar, which this year was May 7. So your brother & his rabbi were proven wrong 10 days ago already.

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  11. Happy birthday and congratulations. Thats good luck to graduate on your birthday! I hope everything went smoothly.

    just found your blog....fascinating!

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  12. It was actually my anniversary, not my birthday- my birthday is in 2 weeks :) But thanks everyone!!

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