Monday, April 27, 2009

Update - and movie review!

Hi there,
I wanted to post a quick note. The wedding is less than 4 weeks away (yay!). Finals start a week from today (ack!). But this past weekend I was in Boston attending a very fun Bar Mitzvah. It was my first bar/bat mitzvah experience and it was wonderful. The ceremony was beautiful and Shane (the bar mitzvah) did a wonderful job reading from the Torah.

His party was Red Sox -Themed; we sat at a table called "The Green Monster". We watched all the 13-year olds dancing and playing games and we even got up and did a little dancing ourselves. And my mom and I had the honor of lighting one of Shane's cake candles.

In between the ceremony/luncheon and the night party, my mom and I watched Rachel Getting Married. It is definitely relevant in light of my impending wedding, and my mom and I now have a joke that if I start getting irritable, she'll tell me not to be like Rachel. It's a serious movie, but it's extremely good and I am so glad we finally watched it. It's very interesting and very honest. We both want to watch it again to get more from it, because there are many things to consider: why was the mother so detached, why was the father so affectionate? What role did the fiance's family have in all of this? Anyway, I realize this all sounds cryptic if you haven't seen it, but it was really thought -provoking.

That's all for now - have a good week :-)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wednesday Updates - 4/1/2009

Happy April! I'm getting married next month...crazy!

Weekend - The highlight of my weekend was attending Law Prom in Hollywood. It's a formal the school has every year. It ended up being quite the crazy night, and we spend half of Sunday recovering before I had to finish my last paper for legal writing. Here's a picture :-)

I had fun curling my hair for the event. Since I'm cutting most of my hair off after the wedding, it was good to do something fun with it before it all went away.

Law School: April means outlining time! I have to buckle down and spend my spare time studying for exams. At this point I'm trying to clean up my apartment and get personal things done so that I can focus on studying. And I'm starting to organize my school stuff so I can prepare for exams.

Wedding: we've started receiving the RSVP's! We have about 25 people attending so far, not bad for the first week. There are a few things I need to get done this weekend (contact the DJ for one) and then I'll probably go (mostly) quiet until finals are over.

Have a good week!