Sunday, September 03, 2006

In the dark..


Davening is just about over..the kiddush is making its way out to the hungry crowd..when...flicker...flicker...
The lights...
All morning the latest immigrant..to hit our town, Erensto, has been pounding us relentlessly..until finally our fragile electric grid was about to throw in the white towel.
At that moment..every person in Shul under the age of 18 was praying for it to happen..and everyone over that age praying for it to stay on.

What word has the ability to spark unfettered glee in young people at the same time it causes a profound sense of doom in adults?
You guessed it..

It's Blackout!

Well, as you know Hashem listens the the prayers of children...and we were thrown back to the dark ages.

I do have a confession to make.

Deep deep down I was praying for a blackout as well. Will I ever grow up?

:-)

23 Comments:

Blogger Mata Hari said...

no :)

September 03, 2006 10:16 PM  
Blogger Eshet Chayil said...

I am SOOOO jealous!!! I heard of a ton of blackouts and we didn't get even one!!!! Just not fair, not fair, not fair. *crosses arms, stamps feet and struts away*

September 04, 2006 12:34 AM  
Blogger exsemgirl said...

:D

Don't ever grow up. You just get old and dothery and forget how to really enjoy life!!

I second eshet-I am jealous!!

September 04, 2006 6:02 AM  
Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

no, never grow up!!

;)

September 04, 2006 7:47 AM  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

Must've been fun,, who consoled the older generation?

September 04, 2006 10:05 AM  
Blogger FrumGirl said...

It never occured to me to pray for a blackout, lol. I remmeber the big blackout a few years ago it was well... gehenom!

September 04, 2006 12:13 PM  
Blogger kasamba said...

I used to pray for snowdays!

September 04, 2006 3:11 PM  
Blogger Limey2001 said...

oh, and the romantic friday night meal!!!

September 04, 2006 3:53 PM  
Blogger Jewboy said...

Not sure why you all are so fond of balckouts. they seriously threaten your Shabbos food, as I experienced last Shabbos.

September 04, 2006 4:32 PM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

I had a blackout during shabbos day and when it was over the radio magically turned on blasting to 1010 wins how strange. Glad you had fun.

September 04, 2006 8:14 PM  
Blogger Bonnie B said...

i hope you never grow up because grown ups are so-- old

Here's to the dark and scary places that remind our hearts to beat witha touch of excitement anda touch of wonder

September 04, 2006 10:08 PM  
Blogger Lakewood Venter said...

At least you are honesta bout what you wanted!

September 04, 2006 10:33 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

LOL! You are obviously in touch with your inner child...and there is not a thing wrong w/that!

September 05, 2006 12:17 AM  
Blogger student said...

did u play murder in the dark? fun fun fun

September 05, 2006 6:54 AM  
Blogger Open Up! said...

well blackouts are no fun when you don't miss school and it's 90 degrees outside with no air conditioning so i apologize if i can't relate....but as far as growing up....i don't wanna grow up i'm a toys r us kid!

September 05, 2006 10:48 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

MH....
lol..ok

eshet...
Hmmm..u can always close ur lights and pretend..lol

exsem...
I agree...
:-)

sarah...
Its working so far..lol

prag...
Hmmm I admit..I wasnt too concerned about that. I'm sure they managed...Besides there arent too many "older" people in my area..

FG...
Yea..I remember that too...But I have good memories as well.

kas...
lol..cute
I think all kids do too..secretly

limey...
well..it happened shabbos day...and we had some guests...but the potential was there..lol

jewboy...
I guess they can..depends on when it occurs. But I dont think anyone starved.

swfm...
hmm thats strange..so u couldnt nap?

bonnie...
oh..I agree.
Yesss..I know. I love that!

lv...
well..I didnt exactly voice my preference at the time..lol

stacey...
:-)

student...
hmmm no..
How does it go?

September 05, 2006 10:48 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

open...
blackouts are always fun..if its not too hot or cold..
Its fun to light candles..find flashlights...forget the telephone..computer...

September 05, 2006 10:50 AM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

keyboards back to life!
lol

September 05, 2006 11:08 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

towik...
hmmm what should I do with all this money i collected??
lol

September 05, 2006 11:25 AM  
Blogger Moiy-rah said...

buy yourself a dumptruck----

ll

o

-moiy

September 05, 2006 6:32 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

moiy...
for all my dots?

September 05, 2006 9:09 PM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Ha nap what's that, I could never nap anyway with my daughter around.

September 05, 2006 9:15 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

swfm...
u cant bribe her to nap?
lol

September 05, 2006 9:31 PM  

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