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Thanksgiving 2015

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 2013

Thanksgiving 2011 (which has more links to past triscribe Thanksgiving links)

Stumbling into November 2015

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.



OMG October 2015!

It’s October.  Time’s flying by; good grief.

As least that Hurricane Joaquin didn’t hit us.  (I kept calling it Hurricane “Joaquin Phoenix” to amuse myself, I have to say).  Thank goodness.   People in the northeast tried not to panic.   Instead, we had a cold, wet, and windy nor’easter. Not convenient or pretty, but not a hurricane.  And, it was nice to see the sun on Sunday.  Oh, and MTA subways were running, because they cancelled the weekend construction because of storm fears. Uh… yeah…

NY Mets won today.  NY Giants won.  NY Jets won.  NY Yankees got home field advantage for their one-day wild card playoff.   That’s what you’ll get from me as the casual sports fan.

As a follow up to the previous post on Fall TV, I share the following link: Linda Holmes’ article on “Television 2015: Is There Really Too Much TV?”  I share it because it asked the question that I’ve been wondering about, and I remembered seeing it when it came out, but I didn’t get a chance to share it at the time of the prior post.  Check it out; Holmes pondered it and while she acknowledged that there is a lot out there, is it really that bad to have a lot that we like?  I don’t know; but, I am frustrated that I’m behind on everything and I feel like I can’t keep up.

Plus, I’ve been getting back to fiction writing and it’s October.  National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is right around the corner.  Gasp.

More Fall TV follow up: I’ve been watching “Dancing With the Stars.”  I can never quite say if “the stars” are really stars (not to me, and especially not if they were on, say, a Real Housewives show).  But, the professional dancers are starting to feel like the stars, to me, and they’re fun to watch as far as their skills and artistry are concerned.

I generally watched the first week of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” on Comedy Central.  I thought that it was pretty entertaining so far; Trevor Noah is new, yes; he has big shoes to fill; but he felt like was a little naughty (there were some jokes that I don’t think Jon Stewart would have done) and newsy (still on that current events thing), with that different perspective (whether you want to call that different perspective that of the “Person of Color” or “non-American” or whatever).  I’ll be hopeful.

Because I’ve been watching a lot of Colbert on CBS, I’ve ended up watching some of James Corden on “The Late Late Show” right after it.  He’s quite talented. I think that I’ve moved past the “wait, he did two episodes or so on Doctor Who” as Craig, the Doctor’s roommate (the 11th Doctor, as played by Matt Smith), and I liked him as the Baker on “Into the Woods.”  He’s quite talented, I have to say.  His recent thing with Matt Damon on “The Late Late Show” was hilarious for covering the various roles of Matt Damon.  I liked “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson, but James Corden is okay (even though he makes it so that there are too many people named “James” or “Jimmy” on late night tv).

Speaking of Stephen Colbert, seeing John Oliver on Colbert was fun – if only to hear Oliver be all candid and funny (well, certainly candid about how he doesn’t care about Donald Trump).

Doctor Who continued its entertaining momentum.  I’m not sure whether I quite like how this season has a “Parts 1 and 2” thing over last season’s series of one story episodes. I recall that BBC did paired episodes way back in the first season of “nuWho,” for the 9th Doctor and Rose, and maybe it works for the 12th Doctor and Clara, giving them some room to breathe and smooth over the plot holes moments.  But, the one story episodes were crackling with tension and absurdity (which was their way of covering for plot holes); the paired stuff so far really does make one wonder how Part 2 will work to make Part 1 look workable.

But, hey, the Doctor and Clara are back in the Tardis.  All good.  So far, anyway (because one never knows what can happen to the companion!).

On to Monday and another work week… and the Major League Baseball playoffs!  I still cannot believe that the NY Mets are in it, and I wonder how far they’ll go.  Let’s enjoy this while we can, Mets fans!