Over the river and through the woods

Well…I’m not technically going to “grandmother’s” house, but I am heading home for Thanksgiving. Joy! A time of food, football and fighting the crowds at the movie theater. What better way to spend the holiday I ask you?

FOOD: Inevitably, my 92-year-old Mimi will bake about nine pies. My Daddy will poke fun at my Mama all day long about how more people are eating his fried turkey than the one she bought at the store. I will also be forced to turn my nose up at the sweet potato casserole, silently lamenting that I should have drug my butt out of bed at 6:00 that morning to make old fashioned mashed potatoes for me and the rest of the kids under 12-years-old. Then I will literally choke as the smell of Nannie’s famous green bean bundles (wrapped in bacon) attacks my olfactory nerves. But there will always be rolls. And pie. For that…I am truly thankful.

MOVIES: Jamie and I are going to see Twilight. Robert Pattinson is hot. You know who else is hot? James FREAKIN’ Bond. If you are too cool for Twilight, go see Quantum Solace. Lots of action, shooting, blowing up of things and the smoldering, brooding, gorgeous blue eyes of Daniel Craig. Both flicks receive two toe thumbs up from me. Be aware…I hear Australia is getting terrible reviews. However, there’s always Hugh Jackman shirtless. You pretty much can’t go wrong there.

FOOTBALL: The Longview Lobos are in the playoffs. For the millionth year in a row. Ow Owwww! Not only that, but college football is HUGE this weekend. So much is riding on several games, that it’s almost too much to handle. But I’m sure Kirk Herbstreit can calm me down during Game Day. Oh Kirk. Why do you never return my calls? (BTW: I am not going to mention a certain NFL team that is playing because they still have a little over one year left in their shun.)

On the serious, I’m thankful for this website and all the friends who come to visit it every day. If I had a ping pong table, I’d invite six of you over for ice cream, popcorn, jelly beans and toast. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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