That was absurd, let’s eat dead bird

Mia and Turkish

Mia and Turkish watch as Buddy (not pictured) gets a grooming from Herself.

The mighty river of VeloNews finally slowed to a trickle today. I fired off an invoice to Corporate and slipped out for a short ride.

Several impatient motorists seemed in dire need of a brisk hosing down with a fire extinguisher full of tryptophan on this day before Thanksgiving. I tallied exactly 349,392 moving violations intended to kill me before abandoning the count.

Plenty of static violations, too, my favorite being the bulbous land yacht parked smack dab in the middle of the bike lane, right under the “No Parking In Bike Lane” sign. This appalling lack of reading comprehension is not encouraging to those of us who earn our meager livings from wielding the English language.

Oh, well. At least I got my big ass out in the late-November sunshine (this is not strictly accurate, of course; it was wearing bib shorts). Herself and I took the critters out for an airing, too. Field Marshal Turkish von Turkenstein, Miss Mia Sopaipilla and Banzai Buddy the Japanese Wonder Chin all scored themselves a little free vitamin D, which can be hard to come by this time of year.

That’s a little something to be thankful for in trying times when we 99 percenters hear the distant ring of carving knives clashing rhythmically against sharpening steels and wonder if we’re what’s for dinner.

And if that doesn’t get your drumstick throbbing, raise a glass to longtime Friend of the DogS(h)ite Boz, who notes in comments that he’s back to working for The Man.

From our family to yours, happy Thanksgiving.

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9 Responses to “That was absurd, let’s eat dead bird”

  1. Doug G. Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and the missus. I’m hoping to squeeze in a bike ride tomorrow since the weather here around the D is supposed to be OK.

  2. barry Says:

    The evening fat-burner is currently scheduled for 6:30 Thursday. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get off the couch.

  3. Larry T. Says:

    http://cycleitalia.blogspot.com/2011/11/festa-ringraziamento-thanksgiving-in.html
    Will clue anyone into what Thanksgiving was for us here in Sicily. We raised a glass of novello to all of you!

  4. Boz Says:

    Thanks, Patrick, for the shout-out. Up in the pre-dawn to get the maximus turkey in the oven. 21 lbs of poultry for 6 adults is a bit over kill, but I do love leftovers like Rep prez candidates like to lie.
    A Happy T-day to all. Rember, stretch pants are the key!

    • Libby Says:

      Congratulations on your new job! It’s great to hear of someone getting a full-time job instead of losing a job at the holiday season.

  5. Boz Says:

    Hmmm…My gravy seems to missing something.”Honey, were’d you put the pepper spray?”

  6. BenS Says:

    A very Happy Thanksgiving to all the furry and not so furry residents of the Dog Hause and fellow travelers.

    Boz, congratulations!

  7. Libby Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Patrick!
    Nice photo! Feline dynamic in play- one cat making itself small, the other lounging and occupying alot of space.

    This from J. K. Rowling today: “A lie can spread around the world before the truth had got it’s boots on.” Testimony during a judicial inquiry about the press in the U.K.

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