Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Take a moment for some gratitude; going forward, may we try to be more considerate of each other.
I’ve pretty much given up on Black Friday. (and I don’t shop on Thanksgiving; nope). But – Small Business Saturday! (and contrary to how much American Express has been promoting it, per the link there and sure, they pretty much started it, it’s not like you really need your American Express card for Small Business Saturday (Wikipedia link)).
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) update: I’m still at it. At the moment, I’m at 44256 words. It’s basically a re-write/revision of my last year’s story, with the gimmicky idea of doing the story through various points of view except the protagonist, the Batman-like character. I’ve had bouts of writer’s block, including this afternoon, since I didn’t plan this out properly at all (thus undermining the concept of revisioning). Oh well. 50k words, here I come! We’ll see how I resolve this story this time.
FC mentioned brine for turkey over on Facebook. I manage to just think about side dishes and not going into a food coma.
In the meantime, here are links to some triscribe Thanksgivings past:
Thanksgiving 2014 (where I closed with this thought: “Don’t overeat, watch the parade, and some football. But, take a moment to be grateful for what we have; we are all luckier than we may think we are.”)
Thanksgiving 2011 (which has more links to past triscribe Thanksgiving links)
Well, I guess I’ve more or less recovered somewhat from the NY Mets’ loss of the World Series to the Kansas City Royals. I mean, I was realistic enough not to expect too much, but man, I was so hoping that they could have won Game 5 and let the Royals win at home, not at Citifield. But, the Royals were indeed the better team, and at least the Mets gave us a nice run.
And, maybe next year the Mets could be next year’s Royals? (the guys who come back for a consecutive World Series and win). Who knows? Hope springs eternal!
Otherwise, I’m in the throes of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Crappy writing so far, but at least it’s (fiction) writing. If you’d like to follow along on my progress (or the semblance of it), you can check my posts over at my tumblr, under the NaNoWriMo tag.
And, unlike the contingent of our very own Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), I’m not in New Orleans for the NAPABA annual conference. FC has been posting yummy looking photos from New Orleans on Facebook. Mmm. Fried food. Thank goodness they’re only photos and so I just have vicarious calories and not real ones.
Further posting will be up… eventually. November means the return of Bond, James Bond (not that I’m planning to catch the movie’s opening weekend). And, the return of the tv series “Elementary” (season premiere – so, not to make spoilers, but the season premiere of “Elementary” basically had a crossover with “Fringe.” It felt like a weird, other dimension, in the manner of “Fringe.”). And, I’m behind on “Doctor Who.” Sigh.
Oh, well. Back to writing something.