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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Just Dump Gravy Over the Whole Plate...

A four-day weekend looms in the United States; and all over This Great Land of Ours fantasies revolving around turkey gravy and uninterrupted access to pie dance between our ears and beg the question “Can I get you anything else?”

Backslider by The Toadies
Ramble On by Led Zeppelin
Honky Tonkin’ by Hank Williams
Diamonds and Rust by Judas Priest
Hey Eugene by Pink Martini*
Ball of Confusion by Love and Rockets
Wilderness by Sleater-Kinney

Well we are just all over the place with this weekend’s prediction, aren’t we?

I’m sorry – has this been explained to you?

You see, on the day before the weekend starts (you start yours when you like and I’ll start mine), I turn to my commuting companion the iPod and use the songs I hear on my way to work to determine what’s in my immediate future.

And this? The mess o’ links you see before you today? What it says to me is that I have 15 people coming for dinner tomorrow and don’t know where my potato peeler is.

OK. That’s a lie. I know where my potato peeler is. It’s in the drawer next to a jar of buttons, behind the recycling schedule but in front of the seam-ripper…

Speaking of seam-rippers, if I do what I plan to do and attempt the mythical “third helping” tomorrow, I’d like to switch my request to be entombed in a Tupperware container of Buffalo wing sauce to one full of turkey gravy.

It’s just more festive.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. There’s much to be grateful for.


* Love this woman's voice! If you listen, go to the three-minute song, not the one-minute one listed above it...

24 comments:

The Grandpa said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Pearl.

Jeanie said...

Can I borrow your potato peeler...I cant find mine.

LucyCooper said...

My husband just sent me a text to ask we if have a pie pan. Ummm...do you recall the last time I made you homemade pie? I believe the date was never.

Amber Star said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Pearl. Enjoy that third helping....it will be an event to remember.

Felinae said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Not The Rockefellers said...

Happy Thanksgiving Pearl...
As always, you rock :)

Peace ~ Rene

Protege said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.;) xo

Jayne Martin said...

I'm so glad I'll be going to someone else's house for dinner. Happy Thanksgiving, Pearl...

MamaOtwins+1 said...

Happy Turkey Day!

BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Wow. Stopped in my tracks by the Judas Priest version of Diamonds and Rust! Guess I'm always going to be a fan of the original Joan Baez version, although I never can resist a snarky comment midway through. (This line doesn't seem to be in the online Judas Priest version.)

"As I remember, your eyes were bluer than robin's eggs...My poetry was lousy you said..."

I just hafta say, every time, "Yes, Joan, you just proved it."

I forgive her, though. Whatta voice.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Oh My Goddess said...

Very true.
So much to be thankful for!
Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Ciao,
Elise

Jodie Kash said...

Gravy is good.

Pop and Ice said...

Still don't know what or if we're doing Thanksgiving tomorrow. My Dad has called (thank God for voice mail) and I'm kind of breaking down regarding doing something at home or going out. At least my near-breakdown over the lack of family get-togethers has motivated hubby to try to rally the troops on his side. I think I'll call my brother, just to be friendly and all and see how his business is going.

Hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving - and I'm envious of your family get-together.

Jimmy Bastard said...

I must admit to total ignorance with the whole Thanksgiving thing.

Douglas said...

Pass the white meat, please. And the cranberries. And, okay, everything else. Later, I will be comatose on the sofa. Thanksgiving is wonderful and then there's the two weeks of turkey leftover dishes. What a great holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving, Pearl!

mrwriteon said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you. I still think Americans should be sensible and have theirs in October like Canadians do rather than stuck smack-dab up next to Christmas. Just too much stress for me.

Carol said...

Have a fantastic Thanksgiving.
I am sure you will find a use for the seam ripper tomorrow that is right next to the potato peeler!

mapstew said...

Have a good one!

xxx

Pere Callahan said...

Pink Martini Absolutly rocks! I was very supprized to see them pop up on your play list! That is simply awesome...

Kavi said...

Happy thanks giving indeed. It is wonderful to read and connect up with you and get a glimpse of a 'foreign' life ! But then you realise that 'foreign' is a very relative term !

A very happy thanksgiving ! Indeed !

prashant said...

I believe the date was never.


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My name is PJ. said...

Husband = potato peeler!

Pat said...

My potato peelers keep getting lost in kitchen drawers so I keep buying another one so now I have 3 or 4 of them.

Happy Thanksgiving, Pearlie!

kanishk said...

I believe the date was never.

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