Turkey Time 
Monday, 23 November, 2009, 20:03
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Turkey day approaches rapidly. That means a 3-day work week followed by a four-day weekend of epic gluttony. I'm limiting myself to one day of epic gluttony this year, and will do my best to stay off the roads on Friday and Saturday. Sunday ... I don't think I'll have a choice, because that's when I'm hanging my Christmas lights.

See, I'm a firm believer in the fact that one should not skip holidays. Halloween isn't a real holiday, but there's a lot of "baggage" that goes along with it -- decorations and such. Thanksgiving is more of a holiday than Halloween because we actually get time off work for it, but for some reason American society seems to have forgotten about it. All we care about now is Halloween, Black Friday, and Christmas. This is evidenced by the fact that shops start putting up Christmas decorations before they take Halloween costumes and candy off the shelves.

In the past 4 hours I've heard the phrase "deep fried turkey" mentioned several times. While I'm a huge fan of the traditionally-prepared turkey (i.e. from the oven), this is something I would like to try. I highly doubt I'll be able to do so this year, but I'm hoping I can swing it next year. I'd have to do it in the driveway so I don't torch the house, but it sounds cool.

So ... on the subject of Sunday ... I have over 1000 "cool white" LED bulbs that belong on my house. The only way they will get up there is if I climb up on a ladder and hang them. I would like to try to put lights all the way around the roof this year, instead of only on the front. I think that'll cover it. At this point in my thought process I'm one step short of running out and getting a bunch of those "net" lighting kits that are normally used on bushes, and covering the entire roof in them. Griswold? YES!
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