Okay, I didn't really fall off the planet, I just haven't had much to say.
Since we last talked, I enjoyed a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast with my family. Turns out, I did wind up overeating on Thanksgiving day. Shoot, and I was so sure I could keep my vow of moderation on the food front. Oh, I was close, very close. Really I was. I was fine up until the end, when I figured I still had room for one small piece of pie. Ha! I clearly underestimated the way pie expands after it's eaten. Bloat city.
My Thanksgiving article in the Chicago Tribune is yesterday's news. It's now been hauled off by recycling trucks and is being made into something else. Luckily, it will be on the Tribune website for a while. If you're interested, you can see it there. Make sure you read the comments, where I'm called ignorant, insufferable and ungracious. My favorite was insufferable. My sister Kay had big fun with that, calling me insufferable at every turn.
Did you know there's this new movie out called Twilight? My daughter Maria read the book, when it first came out, back when no one had heard of it. She was one of the original Twilighters and all these Johnny-come-lately fans are getting on her nerves.
In honor of Maria's interest in Twilight (the books and now the movie), I made a cartoon here. It was a no-brainer to make, but I'm not very techno-savvy, so I was tickled when it worked out. I sent my daughter the link and she, always the polite one, listened and laughed. Jack, not so polite (age 14, you aggravate me so), said, "What's the point of that?" Did I mention he's 14?
That's all the news from Hartland, Wisconsin.
Take care and stay warm,