Nov 26 2009
As the title of this post so subtly implies, today is Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
I don't actually have a whole lot to write about right now. Lyssa and I left the DC metroplex last evening and arrived at her parents' place around 2300 EST5EDT. We got a couple of hours of sleep, enough to recuperate after the drive home. Surprisingly, the drive didn't agree very well with her injured foot. I think it had to do with the lack of elevation for her foot combined with the low temperatures (it's finally starting to get cold around here). Also, the narrow stairways of her parents' place (and the unevenly broad stairs of my parents' place) proved something of a challenge for her to navigate. Lyssa's parents once again made a king's feast for Thanksgiving (and even broke their vegan diet for the occasion), and after the turkey had been demolished, the stuffing inhaled, and awesome candied sweet potatoes reduced to a shadow of their former portions, Lyssa and I headed farther north to visit my folks, where I'm writing this update from.
I don't know what else to say. It's been a rough couple of weeks and my brain's pretty thoroughly scrambled. I'm glad to have a couple of days to relax for a change and thanks to the wonders of modern chemistry I've finally shaken the sinus infection that's tied up my immune system. Now I just need to get a good night's sleep or two, and I'll finally be worth a tinker's dam.
How about a few oddities to kill some time?
Gizmodo, everyone's favorite tech news site, recently ran a Photoshop contest for creative ways that Black Friday could go horribly wrong. Zombies seem to figure in prominently this year. As for Lyssa and I, we're going to be hitting up Amazon tomorrow.
I wish I'd read this comic when I was in high school.
That's about all I have to say for now. Maybe after I get my head screwed on straight I'll have something interesting to write about.