Of Note — November 23
Happy Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday (did I miss anything)? This week has been full of good food, good drinks, catching up with family and friends — exactly what the holidays should be. Also a bit of car shopping, which I suppose fits the theme because it’s not the holidays in America without a bit of consumerism! I had an incredible time in Williamston last weekend (my history-major heart could not have been happier than when we were in Edenton learning about colonial North Carolina). It’s been the perfect antidote to last week.
I still haven’t finished Retta’s book, but I did start reading Emily Giffin’s All We Ever Wanted because it was about to expire from the library. I do this thing where I turn my Kindle onto airplane mode so I can hold onto a book I haven’t quite finished. Problem is — I am already doing that with Retta, so I needed to read Emiliy ASAP either on my phone or computer. Phone it has been, and I’m enjoying the book so far. It’s about a young white teenage boy who gets caught sending an explicit/racist photo of one of his classmates and how he, his parents, his classmate, and her father deal with the fallout.
Folks, I cannot emphasize how terrible the Christmas movie Love at the Christmas Table was. I think it was maybe a Lifetime original, but I watched it on Amazon Prime at my sister’s apartment after Thanksgiving dinner. The worst part was that everyone had left or fallen asleep on the couch, which means there was no one to share the nonsense with!!! A man and woman see each other one time a year (apparently) on Christmas Eve (despite their dads co-owning a furniture company) but somehow still are destined to be together??? They have a major fight at one Christmas Eve, then when the guy returns 5 YEARS later, he buys them a house to live in together and proposes — and she says yes. There’s also a forced Miss Havisham reference and Luke Danes is there. I don’t really know. It’s so bad. Please don’t watch it, but if you do, please tell me so we can talk about the nonsense.
It’s the day after Thanksgiving, which means that it’s time for Michael Bublé’s Christmas album. LFG.
Turkey, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, bread, charcuterie, mac and cheese, pumpkin pie, birthday cake (hey Dad), salad. I’m confident I’m forgetting something. Honestly — I love Thanksgiving leftovers much more than I love it on the day-of. Give me an open-faced turkey sandwich with a side of mashed potatoes and veggies on Black Friday, and I am one happy gal.
My family, test driving cars, my sparkly green sweater, kind Uber drivers, Sunnyside Oyster Bar, Bunn’s Barbecue, fudge, my sister and Chelsey, Diet Dr. Pepper, charcuterie, coworkers’ dogs coming to the office.