It has been brought to my attention that I was lied to by my mom and last night was not, in fact, the first night of Hanukkah. Tonight is.
I know I’m at least partially at fault for not fact checking myself… But I’ve gotten permission to blame her for it.
So if you’re in the future reading this, confused as to why I didn’t know when the actual date of Hanukkah was in 2018.
Happy Hanukkah everybody!
That’s right, as of sunset today, the Jewish festival of lights began. Because we’re on a lunar calendar in the calculation of hebrew holiday placement, the big events tend to fall out at different times every year.
This year it just so happened that our closest equivalent to Christmas fell out about a month before Christmas. Or as we in the Rochlin house like to call it: Two days before Alyson’s birthday.
Yeah… She got a bit shafted in that department as far as the availability of her non-Jewish friends goes for parties every year. But hey, at least we don’t have to worry about buying her presents twice-over in the same time period.
At least some years we don’t. Like this year, for instance.
Now I’m a bit tired and sore after helping a friend move some boxes today, so I don’t think I’m going to write anything too prolific. It’ll give me some more time to work on this essay — which, by the way, is the same one I talked about doing my FDA research on the other day and am continuing to have a blast with. I’ll definitely have to do another post on it sometime soon.
But for now, if you want some more Hanukkah-based content, you can take a look at this post I wrote about getting a chunk of presents early this year.
Tonight I got the rest of everything, since we gave up on the eight nights of presents thing a long time ago. The haul expanded to include a new set of Cards Against Humanity cards, a lovely check from my grandparents in Florida (who I’ll thank here as well as over-the-phone soon!) and..
Wait. What’s this?
It can’t be.
We’ve got new Pokémon! This is not a drill.
And I definitely did not know about it ahead of time from being in the store when we purchased the game.
If you see a lot of posts coming out of my Twitter account in particular talking about all of my new Pokémon adventures in the near future, now you know why.
I’m thinking I’ll treat this installment specially. It has the capacity for two-player games, so I’ve considered trying to only play the game with my sister so we can have the experience together.
Whether or not I break that rule as I get too excited to play the game is a bridge I’ll have to cross when I get to it.
But that being said, hopefully you all have a great Hanukkah — even if you don’t celebrate!
I’m going to go off and spend some time with my family for the holiday.
And rest my back a bit.