11.22.2006

this year's thanksgiving lineup

Female: 11
Male: 6
Males under three: 2
Sets of twins: 1
LBGT: (that I know of) 2
Psychiatrists: 1
Under 25: 6
Big media employees: 2
Female car mechanics: 1
Chinese-Americans: 1
Latinas; 1
Gasner/Dowling clan members: 7
Aliens: 1
Parents: 6
Blonds: 6
Strangers: 1
Native Americans: 0 (though a possibility for next year)

We still don't know about the toilet seat mosaic artist or the high school friends.

2 comments :

cba said...

You told me this was going to be an all womens Thanksgiving. If I had know there were going to be mens there, I might have come.

Since, however, I am not going to be there, I'll contribute a "Why I Love Life in the South" story.

As you know, my house is right downtown, and it abuts the historic cemetery. In fact, to leave the house in a car, one has to drive through the cemetery.
As I rolled out of the back yard this afternoon, I passed a very elegantly dressed older lady standing near the graveyard gates . She was carrying a broom, and was clearly distressed.
I stopped, and she said, clasping her heart.. "Are those gunshots I hear?"

"Why yes, ma'am", I answered. "That's Reverend Smith. He's shooting squirrels. But don't worry.. he's a crack shot, and he just shoots straight up into the trees."

I, too, have a permit to shoot squirrels on my property. In the center of town. The Rev uses a 22 long, I think. But I use a 9mm semi- automatic. When fox urine doesn't work, that is.

cba said...

I might add that beautifying the Graves of the Glorious Dead is a serious pastime here.

The lady in question was attempting to beautify. She decided, however, to "come back another day".

Squirrels 1, Glorious Dead 0.