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.”)
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.
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.
The reality is that it’s nice that Mets baseball is fun again, and winning is a nice feeling. Enjoy it while we can!
But, because the Cubs didn’t win, the prophecy of “Back to the Future II” regarding 2015 did not get fulfilled. Well, at the end of “Back to the Future III,” Doc Brown did tell Marty and Jennifer that the future isn’t written. All we can do is, as Doc Brown said, make it a good one! (check out the little item below h/t to a friend of mine who shared it on Facebook):
Doc Brown’s messageToday is the day Doc Brown sent Marty McFly Back to the Future. So here is a message for you from the Doc himself.
Meanwhile… Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals – still going on. We’ll see who the Mets will be playing.
I have to say, I enjoyed the celebration of “Back to the Future” Day. It got a little commercialized – like with the Toyota example. But, damn. That Toyota money made for a sweet looking video (ok, extended Toyota Mirage commercial).
It’s nice to think that the Back to the Future trilogy inspired a generation of scientists and engineers, and even if we don’t have flying cars or hoverboards, maybe we can convert trash into energy for our cars and whatever else. (and still make Toyota money while making energy efficient and nice looking cars).
Ultimately, it’s nice this movie from the 1980s, and its sequels, would still entertain us all so much.
Lots of fall movies to look forward to seeing… like the return of James Bond, and the reaction to the Star Wars trailer – well, I’m not sure what to make of the trailer, but it’s not like I’m not going to watch the movie when it comes out; I do want to see what director JJ Abrams did with it. (I’m probably delusional, but what the hey; I’m even looking forward to the return of X-Files in January).
I’m behind on a lot of things, as usual. But, hope springs eternal. Maybe it won’t be too long before the next blog post…I