Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I'm heading out of town tomorrow afternoon, and have to present at a meeting that morning. This comes on top of several opportunities that seem to have fallen into my lap all at once. (Is it just me, or are opportunities pack animals?)

I was going to break for Thanksgiving this year, anyway, and something's gotta give, so I'm taking an extra day off from blogging.

I'll be back Monday, if not this weekend. In the meantime, I recommend what is now an old favorite of mine, Craig Biddle's "Don't Say Grace, Say Justice". Also, based on his Thanksgiving post last year, I have high hopes for something good over at Scott Powell's blog, Powell History Recommends, but it's still early yet. (In the meantime, he has some nice Columbus Day Week posts that I am pretty sure I never got around to mentioning.)

I wanted to close with a Thanksgiving quiz, but the only one I could find wasn't really ... to my taste. But I like the meme I found over at Rational Jenn's blog, so I'll do Six Random Things instead!

  1. When I was a kid, I used to enjoy drawing fictitious maps. I once found a web site by someone else who also did this, still had some of his old maps, and had scanned and posted some of them to the Internet. No luck finding them today, though.
  2. Except for a brief period of playing Atari -- yes, I am that old -- I never really got that interested in arcade-type computer games.
  3. I played soccer for quite a while before finally scoring my first goal. When I did, I scored by sliding left-footed into a pass across the mouth of our opponent's goal. (I am right-footed.) Later on in the same game, I scored again on an almost identical play.
  4. I have taken quizzes similar to this one in the past, but with three, four, five (twice), seven, and eight random facts (or sets of answers to questions) instead. Thanks for cluing me in to the number "six", Jenn!
  5. Thanks to this blog, I got to meet Paul Hsieh and then Jim May and his fiancee for sociable pints when they made their respective recent visits to Houston.
  6. I'm no sweet tooth, so when I recommend a dessert, you really should listen: "Ice Cream, Sorbet, and Treats" (and just go with the three ice cream flavors) . My wife, who does have a sweet tooth, will follow my advice the next time we go to Legal Seafood!
Well, that's a wrap. Happy Thanksgiving again!

-- CAV

6 comments:

Jim May said...

It was a pity we didn't have more time than an hour, as there's lots of things I'd like to have discussed in some depth. But I was beat from the wedding two days before (I was the photographer), was flying back to LA later that evening, and was going back to work the next morning (on a seven-days-per-week sked, no less)-- so I elected to chill out and not exercise my brain too hard :)

As for me, I'm going to be thankful that I am working seven days a week... every extra bit of work pads my savings for the day the recession hits Hollywood.

Gus Van Horn said...

True, but I do have an in-law in LA, so I imagine we'll get another chance sooner or later to solve the world's problems over a brewski.

And man! What a time to be switching jobs.... (Rant about how inflation/a bursting housing bubble/the threat of job instability in a lousy economy are all taking the fun out of the decision on whether to buy a house -- which this mess forces us to think about now --deleted.)

Harold said...

A great example of what happens when people don't think in terms of principles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAEAMJ76KHk

Gus Van Horn said...

Ugh!

I somehow survives three minutes of it.

And that reminds me....

Note to self: watch this.

Harold said...

You should.

Liz Claman's in that one.

*ahem*

Gus Van Horn said...

Heh!