"Do you expect me to talk, Goldfinger?"
"No, Four Questions. I expect you to die."
Q. What is Dave wearing?
A. Dave's wearing a blue shirt, blue tie and pair of khakis. His sports jacket is laid out on the back seat of his car. As you may have guessed, he'll be taping some TV this afternoon. Also, tonight he and Complimentary Spouse Britt Shirley plan to go to synagogue to celebrate Simchat Torah.
Q. How does Dave feel today?
A. Dave is mostly blah, with a 40 percent chance of meh later in the afternoon.
Q. What are the factors affecting Dave's mood today?
A. Dave just wants this work week to be over. He's sick of the construction noises.
Q. What is Simchat Torah?
A. Dave is pretty sure it's the holiday where all the Torahs are taken out of the ark and carried around the synagogue. There's usually a lot of singing, and sometimes some dancing. Children participate in the service. It's a fun, festive holiday. Dave believes Simchat Torah, which is essentially a holiday about a book, is one of the ways in which Judaism demonstrates how it celebrates education, knowledge and learning.