Friday, October 09, 2009
Well, I'm off! You knew that, though, so let me tell you something you didn't know.
I'm leaving. MY WIFE and I will be on vacation for 9 or 10 days. Therefore, if you ever had any plans for breaking into our house, now is the time to do so. If you rob us, would you please take the boa constrictor? He's been nothing but trouble ever since he got to be 12 feet long. Now that he's reached 17-and-a-half... Oh! And don't mind the greenish cloud hovering over the bedroom. That's just a little chemistry experiment I was conducting involving cyanide. By the way, would you please say "Hello!" to our neighbor, Sergeant Wilson of the Watertown Police, and thank him for bringing in our mail every day? Heck, he may even be in the house when you get there, so you might not have to make a special trip next door. If he isn't there, though, and the snake appears a bit chubby, would you turn the snake upside down and kind of shake him? If a badge falls out, I'd appreciate it if you'd call a vet. Thanks!
Before I go, let me tell you about the most wonderful people in the world. Everybody mentioned below has done something to help further the Thanksgiving Comes First cause. I truly can not adequately express my thanks. This means so much to me, and all of you are so kind, I... I...
[tears copiously flow from Jim's eyes]
I'd go on, but I'm getting the snake wet. Here are the places you should visit during my absence.
Desmond Jones directed me to a past post of his that is in the spirit.
Dr. Grumpy has an open letter to President Obama asking that something be done.
My Dedham News, a friend from past campaigns, comes through again.
Ananda Girl at Oodles Of Funch gives us the good write up!
The entirely lovely Thimbelle from Creeping Towards Normal
My good buddy, Buck, from Exile In Portales (unfortunately, a fellow recipient of much recent dental pain, bless him) has posted this.
My Darker Gray Friend, Michelle, at The Surly Writer has written a somewhat bittersweet piece. Go there and cheer her up!
My buddy from The Great White North, Jazz, at Haphazard Life has posted this wonderful piece. I especially like the cartoon.
Diana, from Garden On The Edge somehow managed to work in the subject on her gardening blog, God bless her!
3GirlKnight at By God's Good Grace! has certainly graced me.
Brinkbeest, who is wonderfully Dutch, and thus, while in sympathy, has more of a desire to see Sinterklaas come first, which you'll understand when you read it.
Uncle Skip (not really MY uncle - he just calls himself that) at Rants And Musings has this post. He wants Halloween to come first. I'm down with that, too.
Sarah, at the whimsically-named Que Sarah Sarah, has the logo posted on her sidebar.
It will take many hundreds or thousands of blog postings to make an impact on some of the dolts and cretins who are running major corporations these days. This is a wonderful start, but please urge your readers to do something - anything - to push things further. Putting the logo up is always helpful, even if you don't do a posting of any considerable length.
If I've missed anyone's posts or other contributions to the fray, my apologies. Please drop me a line and tell me about your stuff. I'll make amends.
Anyway, I really do thank you. I'll be back on October 20th. The following will be closer to the truth with each passing day...
Soon, with more better stuff.
[The lovely photo at top was stolen from Meadowmere Resort. If that's what their table looks like, it surely must be a grand place! Why not go there?]