Posts Tagged Thanksgiving

A Bird, A Tree and A Lens

We (Marci, really) hosted some of my family (my Mom’s side and the local portion of my Dad’s side) for Thanksgiving dinner this year. It was a great time. I took some pre-party pictures, but then I set the camera down and never picked it up again, so there are no shots of people.

The next day, we continued our semi-tradition of trekking to a tree farm and cutting down our own Christmas Tree.

Some of my family returned that evening to help us trim the tree. Well, to help Marci and the girls — I don’t think I’ve hung anything on the tree other than the lights in several years. Again, no pictures of people. This time, however, what happened is that I went to attach my 17-40L lens and could not find it. Sadly, my best guess is that I left it at a venue back in July. Much sadness. I did take a few pictures of the decorated tree, keeping just the one shot at the right.

I’ve previously misplaced an HD camcorder back when they were still an expensive purchase. If this is becomming a habit, I wonder what I can do to try to curtail it?



Thanksgiving Day Questionnaire!

I saw this over at Puntabulous and shamefully decided to make it a post rather than reply in the comments. But I linked it, so that makes it OK.

1. Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on television. Yay or nay?

Probably just a bit while eating a late breakfast or early lunch or a snack or something. All I really know is that I’ll be eating.

2. What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish? You can’t say turkey!

I thought about a few answers but then realized that gravy is by far my favorite Thanksgiving side dish.

3. What is your favorite beverage (alcoholic or nonalcoholic) to go with your Thanksgiving Day meal?

Oddly, ice water.

4. Cranberry Sauce. Delicious tradition, or evil jello wannabe?

Jello Wannabe!

5. What is your favorite pie?

At Thanksgiving, it’s a tie between pecan and pumpkin. I often have a sliver of both together. Is there such a thing as a pecan pumpkin pie?

6. Match the following pies with the following toppings. Apple, Pumpkin, Blueberry. Reddiwhip, Cool Whip, Ice Cream.

Apple – Ice Cream. Pumpkin – Ice Cream. Blueberry – Ice Cream. Double-scoops all around. The only reason to ever use Reddiwhip or Cool Whip is that there is no ice cream.

7. Complete this sentence: The secret to a delicious post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich is:

Tomatoes. And possibly mayonnaise. And soft bread. The mayonnaise could be replaced by gravy, but I never remember to do that. I’ll make an effort this year.

8. What is your post-Thanksgiving meal ritual? Don’t say pooping, you gross bastard!

Um, the sandwich discussed above. And most likely watching football.

9. What is your favorite Thanksgiving Day themed movie or television episode?

Nothing jumps to mind as a Thanksgiving favorite, but I’ll probably watch It’s A Wonderful Life, which is by far my favorite holiday movie. Well, unless you count Groundhog Day as a holiday movie. 🙂

10. What are you most thankful for this year? You can only pick one!

My family, by a wide margin.



T minus…
… 6 weeks until 2010.
… 5 weeks until Christmas.
… 1 month until I turn 40.
… 3 weeks until our birthday trip to Vegas.
… 2 weeks until my dental check-up.
… 6 days until Thanksgiving.
… 2 days until I am the father of a 12-year-old daughter.
… 1 day until the weekend.

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