Thanksgiving has finally arrived, and I hope you all have a wonderful time today. I personally plan to eat myself into a fat and happy state of food-borne euphoria. It should be a nice time, but, unfortunately, my family will also be there, and though I love them all very much, dealing with this mob of relatives can really shred the fibers of one's sanity.
It's been busy here the last couple of days with house guests, visitors, freeloaders, and one brand-spankin' new in-law who was so desperate to make a good impression that she damn near lit the kitchen on fire trying to whip up a batch of Saganaki. It's one thing to be a little afraid of fire, but it's a whole 'nother kettle of fish setting a plate of molten cheese ablaze and then hurling it into the sink while screaming as though you've just stepped in a bear trap.
Needless to say, DogCat was not impressed, DeafCat didn't even notice, and I pretty much just leaned against the fridge with a bottle of Metaxa and remembered that I keep forgetting to get a new fire-extinguisher since I used the last one to show my friends how to make a case of beer really cold in a hurry. So, if my house burns down, the blame falls squarely on my friends and their propensity for buying piss-warm Miller Lite.
On the plus side, no one was injured, and my cousin's wife kept apologizing for putting cheese in my sink. As far as I'm concerned, no harm, no foul. But, I kept the flammable Metaxa out of her hands by disposing of it as promptly as possible. Unfortunately, as a result of my disposal practices, my head feels not entirely unlike the pile of scalded cheese in my sink last night.
Anyway, today is the Big Feast, and if the appetizer of arson is anything to go by, it should be a tremendously fun time. In fact, I can't wait to see what my cousin's wife will do next. Hopefully, it will involve an exploding pie.
So, Happy Thanksgiving everyone (and to my non-US readers: Happy Thursday). Say hello to your families and friends for me. I'm sorry I can't be there, but I'll be kind of busy keeping Wisconsin from blowing up.