I babysat on Tu Ba’av. I know, I know…it was the “Jewish Valentine’s Day”. I preferred to make a little cash instead vs. spend the evening looking for my beshert. I did however go on a pre-babysitting date with an Israeli in the late afternoon so I think that counts…bar, beer and good conversation were involved.
I was under the false impression that Tu Ba’av was an obscure Jewish holiday. This opinion was revisited after 800 young Jewish professionals celebrated at the Boat Basin in NYC. Maybe I was just put off that the party invite clearly stated I would have to wear white. I hate wearing white as it gets in the way of drinking red wine and eating guacamole. Sigh.
Here is pic of me from The Guardian. A reporter interviewed me briefly before the Bulletproof Stockings concert at Arlene’s Grocery last week. I was horrifically misquoted but I like the photo they included for the article. You can read the full article here.