Thanksgiving Eve

Seems appropriate to share this link even if it’s from a minion of the Evil Empire. The video shows the classic scenes from the “Turkeys Away” episode of WKRP In Cincinnati. The show still remains one of my favorites and I think it is orders of magnitude funnier than any so-called sitcom being produced today.


WKRP's 'Turkeys Away' Episode Celebrates Another Anniversary This Year


I’m not sure I will post tomorrow–I wasn’t sure I would post today–so I want to wish all of you Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays. Unlike last year, my sister and niece will not be joining us for the holiday, which puts a bit of a damper on the day.

I am not going to use a disingenuous tone and write about all of the things for which I am grateful. I see much in the world and much in my life that needs to improve, but I am glad to be married to my wonderful wife and, this will probably seem like a shallow perspective, glad to be debt-free.


In the first 2 1/2 months (!) I have owned the Mustang GT I have driven it about 1,600 miles. Without a third car to “absorb” mileage, both the Mustang and my wonderful wife’s Corvette are accumulating more mileage.



All I want to write is so far, so good. While I don’t really believe in karma and I know that human memories are selective, it does seem that when I “brag” about something or engage in hyperbole bad things seem to happen.

The car is more comfortable and more practical than the Z06 even if it isn’t as fast although it’s certainly not slow. In all honesty, I think the engine and exhaust sound better in the Mustang, especially in Sport mode. I wish I could make that the default setting upon startup, but have not been able to find a way to do that.

So far my overall mileage is about 22 MPG, which–not surprisingly–is better than the Z06, which made a tad less than 19 MPG while I drove it. I cannot stand the Ford logo at the top of the windshield so I have ordered an Arizona sticker to cover it. I think that’s the only visible Ford logo or badge on the car.

I have to admit that I am not as excited about the Mustang as I was about the Z06, nor am I as proud or as willing to take it to car shows. I mean, Mustangs are everywhere. Still, for what I wanted as a primary car–a good-looking car with good performance and without a six-figure price tag–the Mustang is more than good enough. If a Dodge Challenger would fit in our garage I might have considered one, but if my mother were green I would have been a frog.

In all seriousness, this could still be the newest car I own ten years from now. With the insane, blind march to EVs I doubt I will buy a 2025 or 2027 model year car. Any “new” car, which will have to wait until we have space to comfortably park more cars, will certainly be older, maybe even much older.







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6 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Eve

  1. “Any β€œnew” car……, will certainly be older, maybe even much older.”

    Welcome to my world. πŸ™‚

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Like you, I won’t be spending time with my blood family due to us being scattered about the country; it’s the norm. When I was in Phoenix 5 years ago for work, we flew in on Thanksgiving day, due to machine deliveries scheduled to start on that Friday. Took the entire crew to a restaurant for a Thanksgiving dinner, turkey and the fixings. I, of course, ended up having some form of southwest style meal. πŸ™‚

    Starting about 4am tomorrow is when I will be stepping fast, prepping/cooking and coordinating for the meal we will be serving. We start serving at noon and plan to go until 7pm. I suspect a good long nap will be in order by the time I get home, probably around 10pm. Last year I coordinated much of it remotely as I was in Florida helping my dad with medical treatments. Ended up getting a couple of takeout meals for him and me as he didn’t want to get out into the madness that is typical at restaurants that ARE open on Thanksgiving day.

    Maybe I’ll get a pizza on the way home tomorrow (not likely, damn diabetes).


      1. I suspect after nibbling most of the day on various items that are NOT on my “good” list, a pizza will not be on the menu. The hardest one will be the desserts. Some of the ladies make some incredible desserts, pies and cobblers and cakes, O my. A bit of cheating is one thing, going totally off the rails not so much. I’m sure I will survive.


  2. My lovely wife and I will be having Thanksgiving dinner just like we did 50 years ago on our very first Thanksgiving together. It was just the two of us then and it will be just the two of us tomorrow. The turkey won’t be as big as that first one, but it will be cooked in the same roaster with the same homemade stuffing made to her famous recipe. The only thing new will be that we are brineing the turkey.

    DDM, THANK YOU for the giving of yourself to prepare the meals tomorrow. Do not neglect yourself on Friday. Stay safe.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all.


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