Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving...

    Hey everyone. 

    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. 

Take care,


  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Dan! Damn, how long ago was it you got your new fridge? I remember that was when I said I'd get my oven fixed. I finally got around to that last week. Guess we'll find out today if the guy fixed it right...we may be the next E. colia Boli-salmanilla victims.
    My father-in-law died Monday...tomorrows the wake and the funeral Saturday. Will be al ow key holiday here...I un-invited most of my guests.

  2. rule of the day:  eat.. sleep... eat... ... sleep repeat as necessary!
    Happy Bird-day to you and your entire family. (make sure your fire alarms have new batteries!)

  3. Thats good to hear...we wouldn't want the good state of WI that sells the good fireworks to be going anywhere. :)
    Happy Thanksgiving Dan!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you have a great day. Its almost like having 2 christmas's...all we ever see of thanksgiving on tv in england is just like christmas - eating loads, drinking loads & fighting with relatives!! Have fun...VampJack

  5. Good save with the metaxa. Have a good day. B.

  6. Nothing like a day with all the Thanksgiving!

  7. Oh boy!  Can't wait to read the next entry!  LOL

    be well,

  8. Hey at least she made it to the sink with the blazing cheese & didn't drop it on one of the furry creatures running amok.
    Hope it was a fun, blessed, fire free rest of the day.

  9. I'm sure it was a fun day! LOL!