Saturday, November 29, 2008

10 things I learned over Thanksgiving vacation...

1. Shallots are essential

2. Sometimes people you're not related to can be family too

3. Sleeping in and snuggling while covered in cats is a good way to spend a morning

4. Charlie Brown still makes me smile

5. Turkey is delicious when it's cooked

6. Cocoa butter is cheap but it works

7. My cat is violently opposed to bananas

8. The day I have to work on a holiday weekend will always be the day it's sunny

9. Whiskey makes me giggle until I cry

10. And, lastly...it really is okay to take a day off from blogging.

I hope you're all having a nice weekend too. Range report tomorrow!

13 comments:

MedicMatthew said...

Excellent lessons to learn. I learned #9 about a year ago. Have you ever seen a 6'4" 280lb guy giggle uncontrollably? I saw the video, its kinda funny actually.

Anonymous said...

I want to know how you know about your cats aversion to bananas.I'm pretty sure that Loki would eat one in a crean pie !

Toni

Mike W. said...

Is today not going well because of last nights whiskey?

leadchucker said...

#2...sometimes those who are not family, treat you better than family.

phlegmfatale said...

Shallots are glorious. Have been contemplating rustling up a big batch of shallot confit to keep on hand. Om nom nom. :)

Oldsmoblogger said...

Re #7: How violent are we talking?

(The password is "voldwab:" The sound made by Tom Riddle monologuing with a banana, suddenly attacked by Crookshanks when the latter realizes Riddle has a banana.)

Old NFO said...

There are some backstories waiting to be told... :-)

Rob K said...

I made my kids sit down and watch the Charlie Brown special with me. It was like a trip back in time.

Breda said...

I'll have to get a picture, or maybe a video of Tighe with a banana. He gets very very angry at them, and it's hilarious.

& Mike W - no ill effects from the whiskey...must be the Irish in me.

Anonymous said...

Try peeling the banana. He's proably scared of it.He'd eat it if he could smell it. That's my guess !

Toni

Willorith said...

We had a cat named Doctor Noodles that was crazy for cantaloupe. We would have some cantaloupe and cottage cheese late in the evening and she would be right there shunning the cottage cheese in favor of the cantaloupe.

Cats are a delight.

Oldsmoblogger said...

When I was a kid, we had a calico named Rags that loved cantaloupe.

Wai said...

Cats don't have taste buds to taste sweet foods. I read about that in the news somewhere.