Mother in Brazil. Brother in Jail. I plan to visit with Aly if there’s time after she hangs with her folks, see what’s new and unusual.
No word from Dan, Dave, Kev, Sleepy, Grumpy or Doc.
Newt doesn’t mind that there’s no turkey in the house. He’s licking an olive happily.
I wonder how GP and Katt are faring? I imagine it’s just a nice day off for them.
Minor Revisions to the Website, mostly just making toybox more accessible.
Random Scotto Thanksgiving factoid:
I left home over Thanksgiving weekend when I was 17. The Mother was on vacation at the time, and the bro was living with an aunt and uncle. I went to live with a friend of mine at the time, Laura, a single mom with twin 5-year old girls from one marriage, and a 1 year old from another relationship. I got room an dboard for babysitting, which was a pretty sweet deal. Laura was in her LDS phase, and I wasn’t interested in her as a mate, which was also just as well… the last thing I’d have needed was to fall into some sort of weird father/husbandhood at that point.
Laura is now on Husband #4 (I think?), Pam’s old flame Patrick. GP and Katt knew him too… I think they were burned by him in some way, but I don’t know that whole story. The Twinkies are as old now as I was then… maybe older?
I’ve only started to mention this once before, years ago, and never got back to it.
That was a really screwed up time for me… Parents split up and both were not being too mature about things, Bro was dealing with everything badly, currently on the outs with Pam for the first time (we buried the hatchet at laura’s 3rd wedding… that lasted for a while, until the IBM/Texas incident), I wasn’t spending much time with Brent or Steve, more of Kev and Tomi. The place I was living was fairly low-rent, and I remember having to be an “Enforcer” to get one of Laura’s ex-boyfriends to give back her Mac. He was so frightened of the situation, that he put the computer at the end of the street, and stood aside about a block away. I didn’t help matters by being a pissed-looking Mongo-monkey with an aluminum baseball bat in hand… after he’d given me some lip on the phone, I was fairly enthusiastic about connecting the metal to his body in some way, too.
That was a long time ago. half my life ago, really… 18 years, I guess?
Thanksgiving has a lot of memories attached to it… right around or on my Dad’s birthday (depending on the year’s Thursday), so I tend to think about him and his passing away at this time of year, more than others.
Tomorrow’d have been my Dad’s 59th Birthday… he’s been gone 16 years now.It doesn’t seem that long.
Things I’m thankful for:
Good Friends, both old and new.
Fresh Opportunities keep presenting themselves.
I’m not on call (much) today.
I am well-fed.
I have a comfortable shelter.
I have a job that pays the bills, and it actually helps to make the world a better place.
not too shabby.
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