Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Eve

It's here. It's here. I'm not sure if that's actually what they call today or not, but it SHOULD be called that. I am going to write my local member of congress and suggest that he pushes legislation (or litigation - I'm not that particular) to make it so. After all, I'm sure it will be a welcome respite from all the bailout stuff. 

Speaking of bailout (and segues too), the president pardoned 2 turkeys at the White House earlier today in the annual event that has taken place since at least Harry Truman. Gerald Ford even pardoned a turkey. It's name was Nixon. Seriously folks, these are the jokes...The pardoned turkeys will get to live out the rest of their lives at the turkey farm
praying to God that their tags marking them as special, untouchable turkeys never come off strutting around knowing that they have been spared, though I bet it will make it hard for them to forge meaningful long lasting relationships. "I swear Tom, every time I get close to another Jenny, she disappears..."

While I can't believe it's already here, I love this day. There's just something about knowing the work week is prematurely over, tomorrow is nothing but food and 45 of my closest relatives (at least 60% of who I can now call by their correct name) and then Christmas decorating. Oh and the annual turkey marathon of leftovers. Then there's the airing of "It's A Wonderful Life." I'm pretty sure that every time "It's A Wonderful Life" airs that an NBC accountant gets his commission.

I read recently about the original Thanksgiving and it has really changed my approach to the holiday. I've got one word for you: LOBSTER. Yes, lobster may have been served along with other shellfish at the first Thanksgiving dinner. Since it's too late this year, next year I am proposing that my family reenacts that first Thanksgiving, complete with lobster for everyone. Although, there was no pumpkin pie at that meal, so maybe I'd better go with a hybrid new and old celebration next year. Then again, do lobster and pumpkin pie really go well together? It's bad enough that everyone gets tired after the big meal. Do we really need them getting sick instead?

Well, happy Thanksgiving to all of you. May your bellies be full and your fortunes be fuller. Wow, that was lame. Ignore that...

16 comments:

Mel Heth said...

Happy Overeating Day! I think you should just stuff the turkey with lobster next year. Not in the shell, of course.

Natalie said...

Iron Chef America had a 1st thanksgiving special last week and there sure was some lobster, and duck, and strange inedible corn. It was pretty interesting. Have a wonderful thanksgiving!

cmk said...

Have a wonderful holiday. What am I the most thankful for this year? NOT having to spend time with 45 of my closest relatives! :) (The hubby and I will be alone--thankfully. No, really, you would have to know my family to understand WHY I am thankful.)

meleah rebeccah said...

LOBSTER!! Hey now...that's what I am having for Thanksgiving!

Two NEW posts in ONE WEEK?

WOW!

And

YAY!

Patti said...

I agree and say yippee on two new posts from you this week.

I just made my "famous" whole berry cranberry sauce. We have some in the can for those who aren't gourmands.

Ralph is peeling potatoes. I knew you would enjoy hearing about our kitchen work.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family of hundreds. Where do they all sit?

Patti said...

Woo hoo! I just noticed your Santa and reindeer header.

Very cool.

Solo-Dad said...

Michael,
Great blog. Hey at least Gerald Ford didn't hold a press interview while Tom's buds were undergoing inverted beheading like Ms. Palin of the Northwestern 1 did this week. Politicians should rethink this whole pardon thing.
SD

JennyLu said...

Happy Turkey day eve! I got all the little stuff out of the way today so that it is not all cooking tomorrow. And I found a pic of that turkey that really didn't get pardoned. I posted him on my blog! Hee Hee!

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Beauregard Bogart Brooks said...

Speaking of segues?

That is genius.

meleah rebeccah said...

Happy Thanksgiving from Mexico!

Selma said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Michael. All the best to you and your family!

JennyLu said...

Hey just stopping in to say Happy Turkey day on the actual day. Hope you and your family had a lovely time.

magickat said...

Thanksgiving is the BEST. It's the one holiday where it is all about the family and the food. Nothing else comes into play but indulgences of both. It rules. I am so thankful for Thanksgiving Day!

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