Stairway to Heaven
As the Thanksgiving workweek winds down I wanted to pass along a few random thoughts
This particular holiday is not about
Gravy - we are just crazy enough to have a holiday that celebrates gravy but the marketing people at swanson's just haven't gotten it together yet (sitting around watching MadMen reruns I suspect)
Stuffing - Not a big fan really, although I know some of you love the stuff. I'd really rather just have the bread back and you can keep the mystery liquid that meddles it all together. While we are talking stuffing, if you didn't hide it in the bird you wouldn't have to overcook the turkey in order to make sure the stuffing is "done" and you wouldn't need the gravy to give some life to an overcooked dried out turkey.
the "Trimmings" - Imagine for a moment you are a food stuff, something delicious like brussel sprouts or a pie or something. Your whole life focused on being a great dish only to be lumped in with everything else as "the trimmings". It's a bummer to be you man.
The holiday is also not about getting up in the middle of the night to stand in the cold out side some store in hopes of getting a dollar ninety eight 42 inch flat screen.
What is wrong with you people!
If you are getting up that early and to be cold to boot you better be going surfing.
And it better be good!
You understand that in SoCal the chances that you will be trampled at the pre dawn beach are probably just as good as being trampled at Walmart
but I digress.
You may have guessed at the beginning of this that I was heading to the "thanks" part of Thanksgiving.
And right you are.
For what is up to each person to decide for themselves.
Take some time and repeat the practice as often as you need to.
I have a job
Now employment can be many things, for me, after being unemployed for over two years it means I can help provide a greater degree of economic stability for my family.
For that I'm truly thankful.
True I'm still too broke to get a new mat.
Even if they are on sale .
(I read some great stuff on the UK Mat Surfers site about guys having Paul make a 70/70 standard and then applying their own traction)
And the replacement for my Neumatic pranaglider is also quite a ways off in my financial future.
But as my wife is fond of pointing out.
I can only ride one mat at a time and I already have two.
So I'm thankful for that.
So it time for you to play the home game.
What are you thankful for?
I'll give you something
Here is some Frank Zappa!