When I Googled "Thanksgiving Aftermath" this is what came up in the image search. Who am I to haggle with the Google gods? In the spirit of Thanksgiving I'll leave Daniel Craig's physique over which all may salivate.
Thanksgiving was good. B. cooked the turkey, I cooked the dressing (sausage dressing!), sausage balls (always good to get as much pork in the Thanksgiving diet as possible) and deviled eggs. The rest of the family took care of the rest of the meal, and a good time was had by all.
Other than the actual Thanksgiving meal, I have no idea what we did all the long weekend. I think I was more or less a worthless pile o'Andi. I played SIMS2, I started reading Special Topics in Calamity Physics, I had lunch with a good friend, and I went pretty well stir crazy yesterday.
Friday night we put up our Christmas tree and sundry decorations. Pictures to come.
Yeah. That's pretty much it. And, though I did little more than nothing, I have no complaints. It was a nice break for relaxation and I was able to face my 8:00 class today without seriously wanting to claw their faces off. Always a good thing at this juncture in the semester.
Lest you think I'm empty-headed today, I assure you my head is full of snot and deep thoughts. I've sort of been pondering the claim that Marisha Pessl's writing is "Nabokovian" in Special Topics. I've nearly come to the conclusion that I don't agree. While she does some fun things with annotations, she's not really doing what Nabokov did. And she overuses parentheses...we're kindred!
I've also been pondering the idea of femininity and how women perform it in various parts of the country. I'm sure I'll treat you to a well-flesh post on this very topic in the coming days (hours), but I'm still trying to put my finger on it.
I'm also figuring out ways to split up my thesis and publish the parts. I received the bound copy over the break, and I'm immensely relieved to have it IN MY HANDS. It's so pretty. Pictures of that to come as well.
For now, I must adjourn. I need to finish grading essays for my night class.
Listening: "Gunpowder and Lead"...Miranda Lambert