[Matzoball Memories] From NY to Miami. And then back to NY.
I wasn’t sure at first if I really wanted to go to this Matzoball thing in Miami last year. I mean, I’m tired of all these Jewish singles things being constantly shoved in my face by my family. Just because I’m almost thirty doesn’t mean that I have to feel desperate to get married, right?
You know what I mean. It’s the 21st Century and I only just graduated from NYU Law two years ago. I’m still building my career and so what’s the rush. People should wait until they are really settled and know what they are doing first and if you pull the kind of work load that I do at my law firm then you know that there’s little if any time to start a family.
I also didn’t really like the idea of going somewhere where a whole bunch of nerdy single guys would try to hit on me. But then my friend Esther told me about it and she explained to me that it wasn’t just about finding a husband. It takes place over the Christmas break when people take extra days off from work to spend more time with their kids who are off from school. And New York on Christmas can be kind of depressing for a young Jew. Besides, when going to the movies that night the theaters are always filled with Jews anyway. So I figured why not.
It is Miami after all and who wouldn’t want an excuse to go down there in the middle of winter and enjoy the sun and get a tan. I never expected that what happened would happen.
While I was there I met this great new doctor named Joe who was doing his residency in pediatrics at Columbia Presbyterian. He’s two years younger than me and from California originally. It turned out that we actually both lived on West 87th Street and had never met before. I’m not very religious, but Joe was active in a Conservative congregation and he talked me into going with him to Friday night services when we got back to New York.
Long story short, we got married last June. Go figure. Thanks MatzoBall!
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