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October 31st, 2007
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Sometimes I'm Embarrassingly Geeky
So Zara's bat mitzvah is next spring and I'm busy making arrangements. The caterer asked me to estimate the number of guests - adults and children.

What did I do? I put together a spreadsheet, of course. Each row has a potential invitee or invitee family. The columns are: Name, # of Adults in Party, # of Children in Party, Category of Guest (e.g. my family, S's family, Zara's friends, etc) and my estimate of the probability they'll be there. Then, of course, I had it multiply that probability by the number of guests in each age group to get a total.

The books say to take your guest list and figure 80% come. I think my way is better, if perhaps excessively geeky.

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From:marag
Date:October 31st, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
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Hee. That sounds like something Avi would do. And I'd be leaning over his shoulder and teasing him...meanwhile I'd be correcting his spelling of people's names.

::coughs:: Nothing like a matched set of geeks, huh?

Mazel tov on the bat mitzvah, of course. Is she excited or nervous?
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From:mofic
Date:October 31st, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
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At this point she's just enjoying the excitement. She falls asleep practicing haftarah trope, talks about guests and menus and what she'll wear, comes up with many ideas for her dvar. I imagine nervousness will come up later.

Although I'll tell you, this is the time when I am very happy to have performing kids. There is so much to be anxious about wrt bnai mitzvah that it is so nice not to have stage fright thrown into the mix.
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From:blue_meridian
Date:October 31st, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
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That is... There's fic in there somewhere.
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From:mofic
Date:November 1st, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
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It will probably show up in fic eventually. It won't be a bat mitzvah, necessarily, and everyone will be mutants, but...
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From:chimosa
Date:November 1st, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
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ur a geek but an adorable one. i cant believe u made a spreadsheet for her bat mitzvah!!!
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From:mofic
Date:November 1st, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure it's just the first of many spreadsheets for this bat mitzvah.
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