For any ofthose who didn't suddenly remember while reading the first post that they had forgotten an important appointment to have blood drawn, perhaps a word of clarification is in order.
While there is no book about two federal statutes falling in and out of love against the tempestuous backdrop of the Bush Administration, I wouldn't be prone to pushing any money off the table were the Harlequin Romance folks to come a'calling.
A Jew's Christmas 2009 actually does exist in the form of a number of tweets I made this past Christmas. These short missives --- while deeply heartfelt --- are woefully too few in number to snag me a hugely successful commercial blockbuster unless you happen to be such a slow reader you consider the packaging on a pack of chewing gum to be a two-week beach read.
Since I can't count on that with so many Sylvan Learning Centers around, I plan to resume authorship of my loving and sensitive Judeo-Christian cross-cultural perceptions starting with A Jew's Christmas 2010 and continuing thereafter until I either begin bagging some serious Benjamins or get so sick of the whole sorry enterprise I chuck it all and become a Mormon.
My resolutions for 2010 are as follows:
1) Do a bit of writing in my new-fangled blog entitled PerryBlock - Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute.
2) Be referred to, at least once, as the "rose-bud lipped" Mr. Block.
Even as lazy as I am about writing, I tend to believe I may get a bit farther with Resolution No. 1 than with Resolution 2.
Now, I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their winter and has a great Valentine's Day, Groundhog Day, and Tu B'Shevat!
Look at you! Nodding like you know what I'm talking about when I mention Tu B'Shevat, or conversely pretending you're a gentile so you can go "Golly, I know Groundhog Day and St. Valentine's Day but what's that Jewishy-sounding one?" You're not fooling anybody, boychick! Okay, I'm going to flip over all the cards and tell you that Tu B'Shevat is the Jewish Festival for Trees.
Hopefully it's a hell of a lot more fun for them than it is for us.