Saturday, November 28, 2009

Whats Up.

"No Shave November" is coming along swimmingly.

Check out this sweet new site for more info on today's ride.

I went to Thanksgiving at the Hamity's house here in Boulder. They were wonderfully gracious hosts, and our feast was delicious. As this isn't my first Thanksgiving away from home, or at an unfamiliar house, I'm starting to get the hang of it. You see, for me Thanksgiving is all about one thing.

Jellied Cranberry Sauce.

Now... back to where my expertise comes into play. I've slowly learned that most of the outside world doesn't actually serve this Thanksgiving staple on their tables. Usually they'll opt for the classier "chunky cranberries" or even the homemade "cranberry relish" concoction. I don't get into these so much, so for my first Thanksgiving with a friends family I thought I would solve the jellied cranberry issue by being a gracious guest. I arrived at dinner on time, bearing a bottle of wine, and a can of "Ocean Spray" jellied cranberry sauce. I had even splurged in an effort to impress the hosts by buying the name brand stuff! The impression I had hoped for was not achieved.

This year I solved my dilemma in a different way. I woke up on Thanksgiving morning, made a cup of coffee, sat down to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and ate an entire can of cranberry sauce. I don't get that into the parade, but for a minute it really felt like Thanksgiving.

Thanks again to the Hamity's and the Wenzel's from the story above. It's awesome having "family" away from my family.

On a final note, I'm unloading some bike stuff on eBay, so check back over the next couple days while I get it all posted.

Oh yeah, one more thing. I broke my cross bike. During a practice a while ago I noticed it was handling really weird. Upon further inspection I found a crack on the downtube that had almost separated the downtube from the headtube. Joe D at Primus Mootry was awesome about it though and within 3 weeks I had a brand new, Scandium this time, cross frame in white! I'll take pics later.

It felt good to write on here again, maybe I'll start doing it more often? Maybe not? Thanks for checking in.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think it is special that you take all your mama's "homemade" traditions when you are invited out for dinner!!