Dec 20, 2006

"GOLDEN LIGHTS: 6"



Welcome to the sixth, holy cow, the sixth night of my Chanukah Blog Tour! Fun, right? Making new friends? Coming by for latkes? Getting lotsa gelt? Good! Today has been a positively super day all around. The weather is craptastic, but I am on cloud nine, I must admit.

Last night our five bloggers were so wonderful to spin our (intellectual) dreidels for us and tonight we get to meet....

Well let's just meet them, shall we?

First up, today we have Therapy Doc from Everyone Needs Therapy (I totally agree) as she covers a lot of intelligent, witty, thoughtful, thought-expanding ground going above and beyond for not just one blogger (me) but two bloggers, as she posts holidays songs for Citizen of The Month. Go Doc!

Next, let's go read what our friend over at Minor Fast Days for a great-sounding feista latke, an "awwww" moment about his wife, and, shockingly, as he proves to bo the only blogger in the mix thus far to pick hammentaschen over latkes and sufganyiot.

Then, head on over to Anthropologist For Corporate America and read her take on dreidel for bong hits, and she can confirm the interesting little bit of trivia she and I discovered after a little blog chat-- that her daughter and I were born in the same hospital. Small world. Decades, hello, decades apart. But, before you do any of that, take a minute and help her out with something. Once upon a time, I ran a marathon with Team In Training to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and she is passing the hat now, as she is trainign with them, too. So, you can take just one second and donate to her fundraising efforts by clicking right here. Good.

Next up, Grichu tells us that she, too, prefers hammentaschen over latkes and sufganyiot and that she can dress up latkes like mad on her very fancy square plates. (You guys are all killing me, every single night, with all of this potato dress-up deliciousness.)

Keep the momentum going now for Jewbiquitous, or Team Jewbiquitous as I've taken to calling them, as they give up the goods and call me out on my topless olive oil wrestling (er, wait, I never did that, nevermind), and draw to mind the image of Gold Meir getting down and digging one's groove.

And, last but not least at all, give it up for Nani and read all about one of my new favorite ideas (Nutella plus sufganyiot equals awesomeness), and tugs at my anal-retentive heartstrings by the mere mention of a book about cleaning. Sigh.

Chhhhhappy Chanukah, folks, see everyone back here tomorrow night to meet our bloggers of night seven!

6 comments:

dan said...

I would love to participate 2. Chag Sameach!

Happy Memeanukah. -- DANNY BLOOMING

1. Quick! You must turn a plate of latkes into an upscale gourmet delight (as if they arEn't already?) What would you add to them to dresS them up the flavor and/or garnish them?

DITTO: re: Guacomole, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and a splash of Tabasco. A margarite would be nice as well.

2. What is the dumbest thing you've ever heard anyone say about Chanukah?

I have actually never heard anyone say anything ''dumb'' about Hannukah, other than the occassional ''how do you spell it''?


3. What's the best possible use for olive oil?

ditto: RE: Pure dipping. People think that olive oil is used for cooking or dressing up a salad, but pure good olive oil is delicious with a piece of fresh sliced baguette.

4. Settle it once and for all. Latkes or hammentaschen? Which do you prefer? What about pitting the winner of that contest against sufganiyot?

latkes foreVer



5. What's the best way to mix up a game of dreidel?

bTW, THE dreidel game is really a German game that was taken over by the German Jews about 400 years ago, it has nothing to do with Hannukah traditionally, it was called teetotem at that time. google it.

6. My novel, Three Fallen Women, shockingly enough, is about the lives of three women. Which three women would you like to have over for latkes this year and why?

My late Bubbie Bella, my late Auntie Helen and my late Great Granda Ann...




7. Other than Three Fallen Women what book do you think would make a great Chanukah gift this year? What book would you like to receive as a gift this year?

Here, i must thank MFD for this nice nod. There are LOTS of good books out there, and mine is just one minor one. But thank you, kind sir! re; Daniel Halevi Bloom's Bubbie and Zaydie Come to My House: A Story for Hanukkah.

8. What blogger didn't participate in Chanukah Blog Tour 5767, but you think should have?

G-d. and i mean that respectfully!

diane said...

This has been much fun!!
And I'm glad you had a super day. :)

Anonymous said...

Yer fab, Amy.

jake ryan of sixteen candles fame said...

Are you going to post your own answers to these questions? I'm curious.

Neil said...

This is terrific. I've met more fellow Jews this week than I have since Hebrew School. But where is the food?

Amy Guth said...

I know, right, Neil? This little virtual oneg has been so much fun!