or ‘steaksgiving’ as Chris N. used to proclaim.
What ever floats your boat, as long as you do it with gratitude, I say.
Certainly plenty to be thankful for this year. I’ve been going through a few of my pics from this past year with Boo, and with pushing pics from my cell phone into my Picasa work stream – wow, we did have a great year.

Yet, with too much NPR being listened too by me, I have much trepidation about where in all that’s good we’re running headlong towards.
Our friend Frech Alex has been part of Occupy Cal, keeping the protest spirit going at Berkeley –

Nov. 17th 2011. After 3:30 am police intervention. OccupyCal
I dig the ‘money can’t speak … but it can shut the other person up’ sign top right…

As I’ve spoken before in my blathers, I’m concerned that today’s America is on the brink of self-destruction due to greedy stupid people – the last time there were such protests that captured the general public we were sending 18 year old boys to challenge fate in southeast Asia, and picked them via a lottery!! Got under the skin of the ‘youth generation’ then – but from what I can piece together there wasn’t much fear in the economy crumbling – be it staying at war, or coming home defeated… not a history buff, so I could be off there.

Probably my angst comes from the ‘what the hell can I do?’ position – sadly I don’t see a big play that fixes or changes things. Ugh.

Thanks goodness I have blue to help me sort these things out –

Dig the old timey effect!

Hey – did I tell you? Boo and I had the most excellent adventure last Saturday! First we nibbled with amigas at Rick’s Diner – hashbrown caserole – involves delicious cheese! Then as the amigas went on their way, we headed off to take in ART!!!!
IN A GARDEN!!!!!
yup – we’re classy like that.

don’t we look cute?
Our local botanical gardens – part of UNC in Chapel Hill – had a sculpture exhibit set up all over their grounds. I had briefly swung thru last month with Aunt Wendi while she was here, and Boo got the full on walk about…

It was totally awesome, and my pics just give a hint of how cool the exhibit was. Also, Boo got a bird spotting guide for North Carolina birds!! she’ll be all set to sit and look out our front window and spot birds with blue.
Well, much continues to go on this year, and I’m feeling almost on top of my game for this blogging thing.
Hope this finds you doing well, enjoying friends and family and loved ones, waiting for the big meal on Thursday.
ciao,
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