here’s my prep man, shon, with his new baby shon jr. isn’t this what it’s all about? thanksgiving i mean. we all have parents or kids or friends. some of us even have all 3…. it’s great that there is a holiday which allows us to 1. reflect and be thankful for all we have and 2. eat some really good casseroles and pies.
we’ve been slammed at work. danny came up with the idea to put some plastic up at the back of the lounge and when the heaters are on and he rolls down the tarps and now with the new plastic in the back, well, it’s down right nice back there, even when it’s cold outside. it’s hard to know why we never thought of it before. i guess i’m just not back there enough on cold nights to have figured it out. but now we have this nice warm place for people to wait and listen to music or to have a drink or a to-go pie…. even in cold weather.
i have been very pleased with the reaction to the fountain-o-junk. people stand and stare at it for much longer than they usually stand in front of a museum painting or sculpture. the moving wheels make it mesmerizing. not only that, but people have been commenting to me about how much they like it and i’ve had adults tell me how much their kid likes it. now that makes me really happy, to think that kids are into it and notice it. anyway, i have truly been encouraged by the positive feedback.
i am really excited about this meal coming up tomorrow. my mom has been cooking for days. she is the best cook in the world. last time she made chicken pot pie it was the best chicken pot pie i ever ate, maybe the best single meal i ever had. last time she made an apple pie it was the best apple pie i ever ate, actually the best dessert i ever had. she’s got a new house with a kitchen she designed herself and it seems like the more she cooks in that kitchen the better she gets. this is the first thanksgiving in her new house and she’s got a long table that’s been set since monday. i’ll be sure to get a photo for the blog.
i’m a happy man, maybe the happiest of any man.