German Turkey Rebellion

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They may say the bird is the word but that’s not the case this year.

The title says it all.

This Thanksgiving, my family is ditching the bird because of being so tired of eating turkey and feeling full afterward, not being able to eat another bite. That dry meat doesn’t exactly go down well even with gravy.

Which is why this Thanksgiving, me and the rest are going a different way:

The German Way: Ertedankfest.

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Germany
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There will be a couple of foods native to German culture:

German potato salad, German bratwurst (which is a redundant saying because all bratwursts are German), some Heineken beer (a German lager), sauerkraut, and pasta salad (okay, that’s not German, it’s Italian, but close enough (Italy is just underneath Germany on the map).

This is always an anticipated holiday, even if the family is slowly getting smaller (and less enthusiastic about it). Football is the centerpiece of the day, with the annual Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day game always a national spectacle. The Lions play the Vikings this year, a rarity on this day. They largely take control of the division if they win but slip to second if they lose.

We had a pre-Thanksgiving last night that consisted of turkey, cranberry sauce, rolls, deviled eggs, and stuffing. Pretty light and easy to put away.

Happy Thanksgiving and happy holidays.

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#NaNoPoblano2016 Day 24

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Day 14

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#NaNoPoblano Day 14

Day and Night

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Whited out the world
November’s dream just come true
Day as pure as angels

nightsnow
Then the night comes
And all goes silent
And we are free to
Rock out like a
Trans-Siberian


In Response to the Daily Prompt: A Tale of Two Cities

If you could split your time evenly between two places, and two places only, which would these be?

No Shave November – The Journey

Hooray! No Shave November is over and I finally get to shave this month…or I should keep my magnificent mug and groom it into magnificent manly material? Too late now…the following is my journey each day in November of growing out my facial hair.

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No Shave November

If you could slow down an action that usually zooms by, or speed up an event that normally drags on, which would you choose, and why?


Men (and women) all around the globe are putting down their razors for one month to participate in No Shave November!

For those of you who aren’t aware, every November for God knows how long, men opt to not shave at all for an entire month to raise awareness for prostate cancer. No Shave November is believed to be in response to the pink ribbons worn for breast cancer awareness month. This monthly adventure of hairy, messy beard loving proportions started out as Movember where men (and sometimes women) would try to grow the best moustache by shaving only the rest of their face.

I usually don’t even notice the hair on my face growing – it seems to appear so quickly but now I have decided to chronicle the growth everyday in pictures until December 1st. A virtual way of slowing down it down and examining for an interesting pattern. By “slowing down” the process, I bet I could figure out how many days on average it takes the first hairs on my face to sprout and when a decent mug starts appearing. There IS a science to this people!


01 October 31 Before (2)
Oct 31: Before first shave
01 October 31 After
Oct 31: After first shave – the starting point
02 November 1
November 1

Daily Prompt 11/1/14

P.S. I probably won’t quite pull off how the East End Beardsman looks like.

P.P.S. I got the prompt’s joke today about David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”

P.P.P.S. The East End Beardsman looks like George Lucas.