I got a feelin’…nah, I won’t go there.
Now that that song’s stuck in your head all day (you’re welcome), I will say that I fear yesterday’s post scared everyone away. Did I come across too strong? *looking in mirror* Am I pale? I guess I’ve not been myself lately. And now I’m channeling Daffy Duck. Shoot me again! I enjoy it! I love the smell of burnt feathers… and gun powder…and cordite. I’m an elk! Shoot me! Go on!! It’s elk season! I’m a fiddler crab. Why don’t you shoot me?! It’s fiddler crab season!
Yes, it is definitely time for a brief vacation. And yes, I could go on all day long with the Daffy quotes.
OH, and PS — had a fantastic time at BFF Kay’s birthday dinner last night. Happity birthday, Kay!
OK so I’m behind and am just now catching up.
Song in my head? Give ‘Nowel: Owt of your slepe aryse’ a try. If you can get beyond the middle English, it’s in 9/8 and bounces right along. Open 5ths and everything.
As for Thanksgiving traditions, my girls and I have established Spaghetti Pie as the official meal for the last Thursday in November. The ‘crust’ is spaghetti cooked with egg to help keep it’s shape, and it is filled with a layer of ricotta topped with my own special sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella on top and you’re golden. Serve with salad and garlic bread.
P.S. Did you know that Thanksgiving wasn’t an established holiday until 1863? Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of the month to be the National Day of Thanksgiving for the victories the North had that year. (Vicksburg, Gettysburg) A little Turkey-Day trivia tossed your way. With some alliteration thrown in for good measure.
Love Daffy quotes. And happy birthday, Kay!
I remember talking to you about your spaghetti pie tradition! I need to try that recipe. The Thriller would go mad for it. And I dig open 5ths — they’re terribly clean.
And I did not know about the Thanksgiving holiday originally being celebrated for battle victories! Look at you, all teachin’ everyone. I love you!
(Actually, I really want to lay this on my students every year (third “Deception” down the page), but I don’t have the heart.)