Thursday, September 10, 2009

My New Year's Plans

A phone conversation between Brownsville and Dallas on a Monday afternoon.

Me: So, Mom, quick question.
Mama: Yeah?
Me: How do you feel about me missing the second half of Christmas break?  Like, from right after Christmas to right after New Year's?
Mama: (Her voice exhibits a quick and unmistakable shift from casual chatting to a mix of disappointment and disapproval) Well, it certainly would be a shame.  What do you need to do?
Me: Go to the Holy Land.
Mama: Oh!  Well, I think that would be understandable.

Talked to the priest in charge.  It's official.  I'm going to Jerusalem.


The Bantering Bookworm said...

How exciting!

Tony said...

Woah...that sounds like a good way to spend your winter break :-)