tryptophan

11/25/07

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the drive up the Taconic State Parkway

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Jordana and Barnaby

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Lucy’s first snowball

Our Thanksgiving was awesome, thanks – how about yours? Any gossip?

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  1. Neva

    Lovely photos. We had a nice time, although hard to go back to the real world again.
    I just ordered my six year old’s Xmas present and wanted to encourage the rest of you to consider this. My daughter wanted “something with a screen” and probably would prefer a Nintendo DS but I think this is better for so many reasons.
    http://laptopgiving.org/en/index.php
    Happy Monday to you all.

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  2. LFMD

    Well, gossip-wise, Hulk Hogan’s wife blindsided him with divorce papers. And Jennie Garth was voted off DWTS. And, Brangelina may be hitting a rough patch in the marriage — Zahara’s birth mother wants her back!
    My husband gave me an early Xmas gift — the iPod Classic. Love it! I was happy with my Shuffle, but this Classic is a whole other world.
    Thanks for the photos. Where did the folks who were renting your Upstate NY home go for the holiday?

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  3. Anne

    News flash from RI: I ate too much. On second thought, that probably wouldn’t be news to anyone who knows me.
    Love the pics. I can’t ever remember there being so many colorful (and not) leaves still on trees at this time of year. It’s eerie but beautiful.

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  4. jif

    I cooked my first thanksgiving dinner! With eva! For 14 Germans!! Which was actually quite awesome all around: first, the turkey was puuuuuurfect- juicy, not dry, skin was crispy and brown, cover-of-a-magazine delicious looking. We made mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, brussel sprouts, stuffing, cranberries, cornbread, etc and pumpkin pie. But the best part was the way our German guests got into it. Two of them had experienced thanksgiving before – in high school as exchange students in Idaho and Arkansas (she who had been in Arkansas brought her favorite dish – sweet potatoes with marshmellos..mmmm)- but for most it was a completely new and sort of strange american cultural experience. After i explained how we were celebrating how their fellow Europeans went to the new land and “befriended” the natives (sarcasm), I went on to force them all into one of my family’s thanksgiving rituals – everyone goes around the table and says one thing they are thankful for this year. The first person gave thanks for the fact that the world had finally woken up to the reality of climate change – but after that, the thanks grew increasingly heartfelt and dare I say sappy.
    Between the food and the giving thanks, the Germans completely embraced thanksgiving… and have already RSVPed for next year!! Success!!!

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  5. LFMD

    CL – I have no idea, but I love it! None of my co-workers are familiar with iPods, etc. . . . and I am thinking that I will be able to watch TV while I work at the Insurance Job, without calling attention to myself. I can watch The Office at The Office! My dream has been realized!
    Jif – I am really hungry for Thanksgiving leftovers after reading your comment. Yum.

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  6. caveman

    Had a pretty interesting Thanksgiving. Met my old lover at the grocery store. Snow was falling Thanksgiving eve. Stole behind her in the frozen foods and I touched her on the sleeve. She didn’t recognize the face at first but then her eyes flew open wide. Tried to hug me and she spilled her purse and we laughed until we cried. Took her groceries to the checkout stand, the food was totaled up and bagged, stood there lost in our embarrassment as the conversation dragged. Went to have ourselves a drink or two but couldn’t find an open bar. Bought a six-pack at the liquor store and we drank it in the car. We drank a toast to innocence, we drank a toast to now. Tried to reach beyond the emptiness but neither one knew how.
    She said she’d married her an architect, kept her warm and safe and dry. She said she’d like to say she loved the man but she didn’t want to lie. I said the years had been a friend to her and that her eyes were still as blue, but in those eyes I wasn’t sure if I saw doubt or gratitude. She said she saw me in the Wall Street Journal and that I must be doing well. I said the investment fund was heavenly but the traveling was hell. We drank a toast to innocence we drank a toast to time. We’re living in our eloquence, another old lang syne. The beers were empty and our tongues grew tired and running out of things to say. She gave a kiss to me as I got out and I watched her drive away.
    Just for a moment I was back in school and felt that old familiar pain and as I turned to make my way back home……the snow turned into rain.

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  7. GFWD

    I checked back here to see if Neva’s daughter’s new laptop pen pal had written back. And then I saw Caveman’s post and howled with laughter. Of course, now I can’t get that song out of my head and I have a craving for all things Fogelberg.

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