Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy 18th Anniversary of my Bat Mitzvah!

collage by Sam Ratman (hello art school!), compiled from photos by Tupinambah and GoRun26
Ahhh, February 6, 1993. I remember it like it was yesterday. Here are some of the highlights:

-On the big day, we found out the keyboardist was sick and instead they would be sending a guy with an accordion. Surprisingly I don't remember this embarrassing me too much at the time, but looking back on it, it is mortifying!! An accordion?? NOT COOL!

-As entertainment for the big event, we had a "You be the Star" early version of karaoke where you pick a music video, and they superimpose your lip sync and dance performance onto it...I think that's maybe where my love for karaoke first blossomed. Somehow we convinced my dad to perform Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy"! He had never heard the song in his life, but I swear he blew everyone away!

-During the candle lighting ceremony (where you honor significant people in your life by calling them up to light a candle with you), I went to hug the honoree, and my hair brushed over the candle and put the fire out. My sister "calmly" alerted me to the fact that my hair was going to catch on fire. Wow, I can't believe I was almost that girl who lit her hair on fire at her own Bat Mitzvah. Would have made for some great photo ops!

The rest of the night, your typical Bat Mitzvah shenanigans ensued...They lifted me up on a chair while I held on for dear life, praying that I wouldn't be that girl that fell of the chair at her own Bat Mitzvah...At the end, we all stood around and swayed to Dionne Warwick's "That's What Friends are For". It was a great time! Thanks Mom and Dad!!

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