On the first day of Hanukkah my true love gave to me: a statue of Judah Maccabee.
Q. What is Dave wearing today?
A. As it is still freezing cold today in Florida (ie. the temperature is below 72 degrees), Dave has decided to wear a blue-and-gray rugby shirt over a polo shirt. He's also wearing brown khaki pants. His primary concern today isn't making a professional impression, but staying warm as huddles over his computer at work and churns out all the stories that are due today.
Q. How does Dave feel today?
A. Dave is filled with Hanukkah cheer. It's like Christmas cheer, without all the pine needles and stories about flying deer.
Q. What are the factors affecting Dave's mood today?
A. Dave's got a lot of work on his plate today, but he's confident he can complete it.
Q. What did Dave receive for Hanukkah?
A. Complementary Spouse Britt Shirley gave Dave a brand new Emory University sweatshirt -- something Dave has wanted for a long time, since all of Dave's old Emory clothes have fallen apart or disappeared long ago. Dave gave Britt tickets to the upcoming Kiri Te Kanawa concert in Tampa (Britt will enjoy the fact that she's a New Zealand native who sings traditional Maori songs, and I enjoy introducing Britt to the world of opera). I also got him a book about the odd side of Alabama history. Britt and I have agreed to only exchange gifts for three days of Hanukkah, because it's one of those years that Christmas and Hanukkah don't overlap.