Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Rant #850: It's All About the Turkey ... and Family
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so this is my last Rant for the week.
I am taking a few days off. And that makes me happy. I need to relax, and I am very thankful for this little break that is coming my way.
I am also thankful for lots of other things as we enter one of the year's best holidays.
I am thankful that my home was not severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
I am thankful that my family is intact, there have been no major illnesses or injuries, and that we are all relatively healthy.
I am thankful that my pinched nerve seems to be responding to the regimen that I have adopted, and physical therapy too (I am still in a bit of pain, but it's not as bad as it was).
I am thankful I have a job to go to each workday. I complain about it, there are things that aren't right with it, but at least I bring home an honest paycheck.
I am thankful that my daughter, at long last, just told me that she found a job.
I am thankful that the Knicks are off to a great start, and that you always have a good shot with the Yankees.
I am thankful that the Nassau Coliseum will not be razed, and it appears it will be reconfigured to showcase concerts and high school and college athletics. The final word isn't in yet, but it looks like the Coliseum will live on.
I am thankful that I have the best wife, and good kids, and that my parents are still around to enjoy all of this.
And I am thankful that I bought a big enough turkey to fill the brood that is coming here tomorrow: in addition to my family, my sister's family too.
I had to haggle a bit, but I got a decent turkey. Don't ask. A certain supermarket chain runs an ad that they "can't be beat," on the price of turkeys; I beat their price, and they still give me an argument about the definition of what a "frozen" turkey is.
But I prevailed, which was nice.
So to all of you, have a nice holiday.
And remember, it is all about the turkey ... and family.
You can't have a real Thanksgiving without both.
Posted by Larry at 2:22 AM