That was, by far, the longest Bar Mitzvah I've ever been to.
I mean, ever.
Look-- they're all long, when you get right down to it. I get that. But this one... my heavens. The Haftorah portion could have come in hour-long installments, and I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference.
That said, it was good to see the extended family.
It was, however, strange to see them dancing to songs like "P.I.M.P." and "Get Low," though. I was very happy to realize that none of them knew (or cared) what they were dancing to.
But before that realization, I was kind of appalled.
When I wasn't laughing, I mean.
So, Mike (Roche) opened up a good bit this weekend. This was a very welcome thing.
He did touch a nerve with me, though. Michelle told me that over the past year or two, Mike has referred to me as Michelle's "sister," as in his opinion, I had no backbone with respect to the whole Abby thing.
That I was a big pussy, effectively.
Rather than saying something in response (what would I have really said?), I just swallowed it (because I'm a big pussy). But suffice it to say, I was less than amused when I first heard. As much as he thought he might have known about the situation... he really didn't. He wasn't there.
I'll stop being defensive now. It's more than time to move on.
And that shouldn't take away from the fact that he was great to be around for the entirety of the weekend.
I'm already sorry I gave that incident so much space.
I'm over it. :)
On a completely different note, last night may have been the worst Simpsons episode ever.
That's right. Worst. Episode. Ever. I don't think I laughed once.
Family Guy rated an "OK" from me... the top 3 moments?
3) Stewie's Sling Blade impersonation
2) Bobby McFerrin falling down the stairs
1) Peter's stomach having its own gravitational pull
#1 would have been the fat guy coughing up a live chicken, had it not appeared in the commercial.
Anybody know if the Eagles played this weekend?
Recommendation-- rent The Comedians of Comedy off of Netflix. Now.