Right, and now it’s time to take a break from politics. I don’t write about it here, because there are already too many know-nothings reciting at length the talking-points of their favorite team, I mean political party. But I follow all that stuff, and absorb way too much of it.
And I plan to take a prolonged vacation at this point. I’m going to listen to music, read books, watch movies, have more fun with the Surf Report, and act like an idiot around my family. My soul needs to be purged of the poisons…
And just the thought of not thinking about it anymore makes me happy. Politics can kiss my ass.
We’re going to West Virginia for Thanksgiving, and I’m really looking forward to that, as well. I don’t think we’ve been to my parents’ house in more than a year, the chaos that is our everyday life won’t allow it.
But the Secrets get out of school half-day on Wednesday, and we’re gonna hit the road. We already know it will be a traffic extravaganza, especially on the Boulevard of Shouted Profanity (Interstate 81), but who cares? We’ll have a load of good CDs, premium snacks, and no deadlines.
And when we finally arrive, it’ll be nothing but comfort food and nodding off in recliners. Can’t wait!
What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Are you going to be out on the road, getting in my way and testing my resolve to remain calm? Or will family be descending on your life? Not that anyone asked, but I much prefer being the descender, than the descendee. Ya know?
Speaking of comfort food… I’m somehow associated with lemon meringue pie in my family. And I’m not really sure how it happened.
I mean, I certainly like it, but don’t most people? I don’t believe my enthusiasm for it is excessive (I’m not out robbing liquor stores to support a lemon pie habit, or anything), but I’ll be forever linked to it in our fambly.
Are you strongly associated with some kind of food? Do people make cute little jokes along the lines of, “Oh, everybody knows better than to get between Jeff and his lemon pies!” (Sheesh.) Is it legitimately earned, or the product of questionable mythology created over decades?
Tell us about it in the comments. And how long do you think it would take for me to become associated with this pie? Or is transition even possible, once a myth has taken hold?
And I have one more question for you folks, before I pull the plug on this brief and inexplicably blissed-out update. It’s a follow-up to a conversation I had with the Secrets last weekend…
Are you able to close one eye, while keeping the other one open? I can only do it one-way; I can close my left eye, and keep the right one open. But it won’t work the other way ’round.
The older boy has complete control of his lids, and can make them do whatever he wants. It’s amazing to me. But is it unusual? Are most people endowed with such a talent? Am I, once again, the weird one?
Help me out with it, won’t you?
And while we’re at it, tell me about your eyebrow abilities. Can you lift one, and keep the other at rest? Like Belushi? I’m unable to do that one, at all. They’re either both up, or both down. I almost pulled a forehead muscle trying to accomplish a one-up.
Just so you know… I’ll be unveiling the new Surf Report t-shirt design in the next few days, and think you guys are going to be amazed. The Evil Twin has been working on it, and it’s very cool indeed.
This time ’round we’ll be going with an army green shirt, with white ink, and possibly a second ink color, as well. Hopefully we’ll be able to have them printed, and in everyone’s hands before Christmas. That’s going to be the goal.
Once the design is completed I’ll create a pre-order page, and we’ll get the ball rolling. I’ve already spoken with The T-Shirt Lady, and she’s ready to go. Like Jeff Kay in front of one of “his” pies.
I’m excited about this one, folks, and looking forward to your reactions.
See ya tomorrow.