Friday, November 23, 2007

A short turkey post

It's hard to know which is the best thing about Thanksgiving:
  • The fact that once you put the turkey into the oven in the morning, you have all kinds of time to go for a walk and watch old movies with family members, though things get busy again about two hours before dinner.
  • The knowledge that, since you're just having the usual stuff, pretty much everything can be made (pies, mashed potatoes, squash, dressing, vegetables, etc.) in the time it takes to listen to, and sing along with, Holiday Inn.
  • The post-Thanksgiving breakfast of pie and turkey, eaten while everyone else is still asleep.
  • The knowledge that you're not one of the vast hordes invading stores at 6 a.m. on Friday. Added bonus: nothing that is on sale at that hour is anything you'd want to buy.
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