Actual JP Morgenthau Wrote:
> Well, here it is -- Black Friday. It's off to the
> Mall today for some, and back to work for others.
> For us wealthy retirees out here in the delightful
> Sweet Spot however, it's mostly back to the fact
> that the fridges are packed with left-overs, each
> container recalling yesterday's wonderful
> Festival of Eats
. And thanks in large part
> to The Visiting Chef, what a yummy festival it was
> this year! Roast turkey, baked ham, sweet
> potatoes with marshmallow, scratch-made mashed
> potatoes with giblet gravy, green bean and
> mushroom casserole -- you have to have that and of
> course cranberry sauce -- dressing, and little
> crescent rolls with butter. As noted, The VC is
> also a hunter, so there were indeed medallions of
> venison as appetizers, some in a vinegar sauce and
> some in a hot sauce, along with very tasty
> bacon-wrapped poppers consisting of jalapeno,
> cream cheese, and the roast breast of a recently
> gunned-down dove. So much for being symbols of
> peace -- these carnivores are just uncontrollable!
> Assorted seasonal fruit tortes for dessert, but
> those were made by actual bakers, not The VC.
> That's in any case a meal you will at least have
> to go lie down on the couch after. Yum!
> No sign of any of our wildlife friends yesterday,
> but it's a new day today, one that began with
> temps just in the low 30's and only vague hopes of
> ever seeing as much as 45. That's kind of
> disappointing as we head into what looks like a
> pretty chilly week, but at least the winds have
> died down some and we again have tons of lovely
> sunshine and bright blue skies trimmed with a few
> puffy white clouds. It was perhaps just a tad on
> the chilly side on the way down and back to
> retrieve the morning paper earlier, but still
> quite pleasant.
> In other news, old friend Justin Bour has signed a
> contract to play the 2020 season in Japan with the
> Hanshin Tigers. The large left-handed hitter is a
> DC native and grew up in Chantilly, starring in
> baseball at Westfield HS and then over a
> three-year career at George Mason University.
> Even at age 31, he might have been on the radar
> for the Nats as a power bench piece and platoon
> 1B, but Hanshin was likely in it for more dollars
> than what the Nats would have been willing to
> offer. Hope he does well.
> Not doing well at all of course, are the clumsy
> cloggers of Falls Church City, all of whom
> disappeared at just the same time recently for
> some odd reason. Perhaps they all flew home to
> GlenMONT, CA, for the holiday. Or perhaps they
> are all still suffering ill effects from the
> brutal impacts of Phase One.
> history suggest though that they'll manage to
> reconstitute themselves somehow and eventually
> return to the saying of hopelessly silly things
> here. I suspect that we can count on that.