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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you're digesting a fantastic dinner and doing your favorite relaxing activities, whatever those are. I'm very very thankful to have all of you in my life, right there on the other end of the Internet. ♥

The Turkey Trot was great fun. It took place in the little town that awelkin calls "The Texas Hogsmeade," and the 5K basically took us all through the town. The weather was gorgeous. We started off with the apparently traditional singalong of "Sweet Caroline" (I have no idea what this symbolizes, except that if you get a bunch of Texans together eventually you will end up singing along to something even if no one has had anything to drink yet) followed by the singing of the national anthem and HtB saying a prayer which had nothing to do with Neil Diamond.

I was just running along, not trying to blow the doors off anybody, and I thought I was running about 12 minute miles. Lo and behold, I finished in 28:48, which means I was doing 9 minute miles! I declined the post-race sausage tacos and beer, the sausage tacos because I am a vegetarian and the beer because, if I ever were going to drink beer at 9:30 am, it at least would not be Miller Lite.

(The sausage tacos were a sausage with a tortilla wrapped around it. There was a guy who was obviously not from around here, holding his taco, looking at it in an alarmed way, and saying, "I just can't do it.")

Then we did the Kid Print; I was doing the computer that captures the kids' pictures and fingerprints. It was pretty simple but after a while I got a headache from squinting at the screen in the bright sun, trying to see if the fingerprints had come out or not! Fortunately, by that time we were pretty much wrapping up.

We had steak (for HtB) and Gardein Turk'y (for me), mashed potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts with romano cheese, and sourdough bread. The Turk'y was not only yummy but also looked almost exactly like turkey; the only drawback was that you just can't replicate the mouth-feel you get from collagen. Yummy, yummy collagen.

The kittens on our porch brought us a bird for Thanksgiving. They very kindly left it on the sidewalk outside our back door. Hopefully this means they are getting tame enough that we'll be able to get them into a carrier and to the Humane Society soon!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. *hugs*

Date: 2011-11-25 05:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yaaresse.livejournal.com
...if I ever were going to drink beer at 9:30 am, it at least would not be Miller Lite.

Ain't that the truth!
Heck, even here in The Land of 3.25%, I don't have to settle for that! (There is a 12-pack of Modelo Especial in the fridge right now...just in case of emergency.)

Date: 2011-11-25 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kit-the-brave.livejournal.com
Hee! I would have much preferred coffee instead of beer after the race, but they were hampered by the fact that everything was closed. One restaurant kept its bathrooms open, but that was it.

Date: 2011-11-25 05:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] in-the-blue.livejournal.com
Happy Thanksgiving to you too, awesome lady! (Those kittens are adopting you into their family!)

Date: 2011-11-25 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kit-the-brave.livejournal.com
Oh, I so hope they stay safe and smart until we can get them adopted! They're doing good so far. And they're pretty friendly for feral cats, so they've got a good shot at homes, I think. :)

Date: 2011-11-25 04:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mollywheezy.livejournal.com
Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

And go you for 9 mins! I tend to mosey. ;)

Date: 2011-11-25 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kit-the-brave.livejournal.com
Moseying is pretty fun - there were quite a few moseyers in the race!

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