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Thanksgiving wrapup

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way--

-- Sorry! Wrong entry --

Well, let's start with Wednesday:

Pot Luck and a dream
We had pot luck at work. It was an odd sort of pot luck, since I have never had "Thanksgiving" with dim sum, hot chicken wings, and burritos. There were some pies, cornbread stuffing, ham, and I brought mashed potatoes. Sadly, the burritos were not cooked very well, and I got sick. But I spent the rest of the evening talking to molarity about getting a job where I work. I think this can work out. He gave me a ride home, and I spent the rest of the night praying I wouldn't be sick through the holidays.

Thanksgiving Day
I woke to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which is a tradition for me. takayla hates it, but I was too sick to watch it downstairs with the cold floor. Later, I tried to start a fire in the fireplace down there, but the wood just wouldn't catch or stay lit for long, and the house ended up being all smoky. CR actually had to work, so he left for a 4-hour shift and said it was busy from open to close. I guess people really want their coffee every day.

After he got off work, we went to Anya and Brian's house for Thanksgiving, and had a good time there. There was takalya, CR, and myself with Anya and Brian's parents. I found out about Anya's zoo of pets as a kid, while the parents played "who had more seizures as a child." Anya's dad is a wanted man in Switzerland (wouldn't pay a speeding ticket), Delaware (wouldn't pay a toll), and the McLean Family Restaurant (something about a tip). The food was excellent, the company entertaining and fun, and I hated to leave.

Black Friday
This is tradition with me, and I got to spend the early part of the day with CR and aksident at Fair Oaks Mall. It was pretty crowded, which went along with the 10.6 billion sales day the news later reported. I know the economy is in the shitter, but the mall wasn't vacant by any means. I got a few gifts for people, but mostly I hug around CR and aksident which was a hell of a lot of fun. We went back to CR's work and hung out. I had to leave early (I was on call) CR and aksident walked home when his shift was over.

stodgycat stopped by around 6pm, and dropped off Scarlet. I needed Scarlet's help taking apart computers, and with her help, I was able to disassemble EVERY spare computer I needed parts from and junked. Both her and aksident stayed the night while CR played his new game, "Sonic Unleashed."

DCRG
Saturday, Scarlet and I finished up the computers. aksident had to go back home to babysit her little brothers, but Scarlet stayed for for DCRG. We left for the metro, met Brain and Anya, and went to the DC Armory for a 3-round bout. First up with a the Cherry Blossom Bombshells versus the Northside Stranglers, a group composed of various Flat Track stars from Pennsylvania to Richmond. CBB beat them 47 to 34. Next were two rounds of the DC Demoncats versus the Scare Force One. We left during the final minutes of the game, but it was Demoncats 112 to 94 when I left, I think. This was a massive upset since up to now, SF1 was winning unopposed.

The halftime entertainment was terrible. It was loud, obnoxious, and uncoordinated. It was a series of "MCs" and some small kids screaming rap into a microphone and jumping around. I mean, I am all for free-styling and whatnot, but these people were just bad. What happened to the girls dressed as men and singing Elvis and Chris Issac?

BUT, the crowd was the BIGGEST I have ever seen. I mean, the DC Armory was almost packed full. This is good, because the DCRG needs the cash.

Moon Phase
Frankly, the illness I had a week ago came back when the antibiotics ran out. My throat swelled up again, and I have a lot of trouble breathing. I spent most of the day in bed watching a dozen or so episodes of the anime, "Moon Phase." It starts of slow, but gets pretty interesting around episode 3 or so. Sadly, it's one of those anime shows that get a little uncomfortably close to "Lolita" anime for me. I don't know why this bothers me as much as it does, but hinted sexualization of underage kids always squicks me out. Why can't they just say she's a short adult or whatever? Yeah, yeah... the whole "innocence" thing, but blecch...

I only went out to see my Jenny Craig counselor, who has been on rotation all month while my usual nutritionist is away seeing family in Lebanon. I haven't lost much weight this month due to illness, SAD, and Thanksgiving, but I haven't gained much, either. I have been around 305-309 all month.

But I am really sick today (Monday). I have a doctor's appointment (instead of seeing a clinic, what I did last time) at 11:30 today. Enough with this shit.
Tags: anime, black friday, dcrg, holiday, rollergirls, thanksgiving
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