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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Posted by rabbiart on November 4, 2008

But we do know when we’ll be back again – or at least when we’re scheduled to be back; November 20.  So… bags are mostly packed.  Had to take my bicycle to the shop so they could remove the pedals with the big old bike pedal wrench as I don’t have one of those.  The saddle, the pedals and a spare bike computer (thanks Chauncey) are packed and ready to go. Even remembered to pack sunscreen.  Yesterday the “one week to go” email showed up from the organizers.  The email mentioned that Israel requires an active passport that is good six months after the entry (departure?) date.  First time I saw that, but fortunately Carol has  a new passport and mine is good for another ten moths.  That could have been a major cause for panic.

Warning political comment coming.  We’re on the “vote and fly” program. As opposed to the Chicago politics “vote early vote often” program. Turns out I had a relative who did actually vote multiple times in the same election.  I won’t say who it was, but hamavin yavin.  Another great Chicago politics saying (hey, the election is on my mind) is “politics ain’t beanbag”. I have no idea where it came from. (Breaking news from Wikipedia article – created by somebody named Finley Peter Dunne) The point is obvious; Chicago politics is rough-and-tumble. (Unless of course you’re last name is Daley).

Meanwhile, as I was typing this, an email came across announcing a donation from Warren (and, one assumes, Outi) Gould, which means that Jessica Read is sitting and processing checks. (hint, hint 🙂 ).

We’re looking forward to a great trip. Keep your browser tuned right here for updates.

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One Response to “Leaving on a Jet Plane”

  1. Shirley Gould said

    Anyone who claims to be/have been a Chicagoan should know that Finley Peter Dunne was a respected columnist of a Chicago paper in the 1890s. His comments on politics have been famous, even before Mike Royko.

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