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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

wherever she lays her hat is her home


on sunday we did the zipcar thing again and went to connecticut to visit friends who have three boys under the age of 4 (you read that right: three under 4. did your head just explode trying to visualize that?). the zipcar's name was moses. first mort, now moses. what's with all the jewish cars? many a joke was made at poor moses's expense: did you know that moses was found in a basket floating down the hudson river when he was just a wee hotwheel? did you know that in moses's trunk you'll find two stone tablets with inscriptions that read Thou Shalt Not Drive Without Insurance and Honor Thy Speed Limit? we were worried that at some point we would take a wrong turn and have to rely on moses to lead us, his people, for 40 years through the wilderness of upstate New York.

and so on. my, we're witty aren't we? anyway, we spent the day in lovely Litchfield with our friends and their three midget speedfreaks. and i realized this: our daughter has spent time in a different state for each month she's been alive. now in her sixth month, she has either lived, or spent at least a day stone cold chillin', in:

1. new york
2. massachusetts
3. california
4. vermont
5. new jersey
6. connecticut

baby was a rolling stone. who knew? nice for her, but exhausting for her old man. i mean, this is simply not a pace i am going to be able to keep up with. 50 states in 50 months? with an infant? i am going to give it a try, though. you know why? just for the pleasure of driving through mississippi and utah in a zipcar named Shmuel Ben-Zion Greenblatt.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Lala said...

forgive me, I'm new here. What is this Jewish Zipcar of which you speak?
Confused canuck in the diaspora

11/01/2005 11:55 AM  
Blogger smw said...

you are making laugh (audibly) in a very inappropriate place! Good work!

11/01/2005 1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What no Halloween entry??I've been refreshing my webpage constantly the last 24 hours awaiting it.

Seriously, I am so impressed with your traveling with your baby. We will take our 4 month old from here in San Fran to NY in December and I'm nervous.

11/01/2005 2:44 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

My kid went to Europe when he was 15 months old. He (we) visited 5 countries in 6 months.

I was 28 at the time. The kid's better traveled than I am already.

11/01/2005 3:36 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

1. new york
2. massachusetts
3. california
4. vermont
5. new jersey
6. connecticut
Actually, what you've started is a mini-tour of blue states.
And why didn't you visit us when you came to Massachusetts?

11/02/2005 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mr nice guy, love your site! Had to add that I know someone who had 6, yes 6 kids under the age of 4! 3 kids and then a set of triplets! And I think 2 is hard!

11/02/2005 10:45 AM  

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