Thanksgiving Link Feast
Let's start out with a little wining and dining and thoughts on the benefits of networking, from George...although I have to imagine he'd somehow combine coffee and wine. Meanwhile, Todd may only be able to have some soft cheese for a while, due to his root canal. Ouch. The Bruce Blog observes the taxpayer funded edifice of Jacobs Field is crumbling a bit like a cracker: "Bruce blog wonders how long it will be before the entire stone facade on the ticket booth will come undone and what's causing the steel beam above to separate and bow?"
Let's also stop and considerthose travelingg far from home to be with family, like Chas Rich, who says the big news in PA is a proposed rail stop. Hrm. Actually just today my cube-neighbour said hthoughtth Ohio should build a Monorail from Cleveland to Columbus. I asked him "Is there a chance the track could bend?" He said, "Not on your life, my Hindu friend".
It's also a time to wish well to those who couldn't make it to the party, like Jen who is having pain and ear ringiness. I can sympathize...back in 1995 my left ear started a very loud ringing - loud enough for me to hear it no matter how noisy a room is - and I had to learn how to sleep without going crazy. That only took about a year to more or less get used to ignoring...let's hope Jen's ear improves, and give thanks for the sounds of silence.
Joy is hoping for some good food this holiday but has a personal rule - no spam, especially when it pops right out of the can.
Virginia has some ideas on Turkey (the other kind), As one there said "It's not just politics," says one. "They're attacking our way of life." Amy Sullivan is in the kitchen giving tips on cooking what Ben Franklin wanted to make America's national bird. Meanwhile Jay is giving some tips on how not to get sued over Thanksgiving. He's having trouble getting an audience as Meryl is talking about her underwear again Oh wait she left. Just in time to get everyone's attention, Kate lets it slip about an invention once seen in Woody Allen's 'Sleeper' that makes me wonder what more jobs that I do are they going to take away by automation?
Tony has some news that's as sweet potatoes to Tolkien fans about the upcoming Lord of the Rings Finale. Ok I'm stretching here.
We also have some Sweet Potato Casserole, prepared by Kelley for you holiday - uh stuffment? It's good to have extra food because Bryan Keefer has smelt something overdone in the kitchen when a certain group mixed two ingredients, not knowing if they really go together or not.
Michele serves up some tasty deserts in the form of pumpkin pies each containing a thanksgiving comic book parody I'm not sure if this will take off like the quarters-in-birthday-cake my grandmother used to have.
Lynn sits at the head of the table (since we are all a random bunch of nonrelativess and offers words on what Thanksgiving is all about.
And then there's Thanksgiving. A lot of planning goes into our big celebrations but once the day is here everything stops. It's almost like going back in time. Families get together and really spend time together. We actually talk. Nothing deep. Why spoil the day with too much seriousness?Read it all here - thanks and my sympathies to all who wont get to taste my mother in laws pumpkin chiffon pie. It's why I decided to become a US citizen one day.