Thanksgiving was a lot of fun. It is one of my favorite holidays because it is one that everybody can celebrate regardless of religion (or lack of thereof), ancestry or anything else. There is no stress involved (other than cooking a turkey and sometimes not even that), and everyone can simply eat and watch football, or pretend that you are watching it.
This one was no different.
Thanksgiving dinner found ballistabob, El Brato, greta_k, the Navigator, duchessrachel, Janos, and myself, eating turkey and mashed potatoes, assorted side dishes, pumpkin pie (courtesy of the Duchess), and a long suffering upside-down pinneaple cake.
Why long suffering? Because I managed to overbake the first version of it, which did not stop ballistabob or the Janos from eating almost half of it, which goes to prove that guys will eat just about anything if it has enough sugar on it.
"How can you eat that?" I say. "It is ruined!"
"It's still good! It's still good!" says ballistabob in his best Homer Simpson impersonation.
"Yes," says the Janos. "It even has crunchy bits!"
"It's not supposed to have crunchy bits!" I say.
"It's still good! It's still good!"
After which I proceeded to kick them both out of the kitchen.
Luckily, the second version came out just right, and much cake was had by all.
After dinner, we gathered in the living room for chatting and watching some episodes of The Venture Brothers and The Girls Next Door. This prompted the guys to complain that watching these shows had resulted in their few remaining brain cells getting crunchier than my upside-down pinneaple cake.
Of course, next day we were regaled to an all day marathon of G4-Ninja Warrior which effectively killed the rest of our little grey cells.
But since it was Black Friday, I will consider that an improvement.
And since Christmas season just kicked in, I don't think any of us will be needing many braincells any time soon . . .
And speaking of Christmas season: Atention Discworld lovers! "Hogfather" has finally made its debut in American television!
Yes, it is true! If you have cable or satellite, it's on ION Network. In Fairfax Cox Cable it's Channel 15. It showed last night at 7 p.m., and it will show again on December 11 and 12. Check your local listings!
And now, back to the drawing board. Work is kicking mah butt, and Hell Week is just around the corner.