Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The night before Thanksgiving

It was a beautiful day in Minnesota, especially for a day so late in November.  My car thermometer read 53˚ at about 2 pm as I reached Fort Snelling for my Wednesday afternoon tennis session.  And tomorrow is the first Thanksgiving that I can remember when the mercury will rise to over 50.  I can remember a Thanksgiving not many years ago when some of our dinner guests were barely able to make it home to Roseville in the blizzard and in fact were forced to abandon their auto in the middle of their residential street.  We don't need no stinking blizzard.

Tomorrow is turkey day and I appear to be ready for a feast to be consumed here.  It's the first turkey that I've roasted in about three years or so, but the ducks are in a row and the ingredients obtained.

Statue of Blaise Pascal at Tower of St Jacques in Paris taken in late July. Blaise once wrote: "I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter." This blog entry, too, should have been shorter, but I didn't have the time to make it shorter.
A photo very much like another, a photo at Hôtel de Sens and featured elsewhere. This one shows the photographer of the photo there as he just finished the photo.
There are likely to be new photos tomorrow for this blog - perhaps photos of food.


Daughter of Norway said...

I had a good laugh at Blaise's comments--he's almost as funny as the Pascal I live with. My Pascal bought paper towels in lieu of toilet paper, and lacking anything else I cut one in half with a bread knife.

Happy Thanksgiving--I made more pie than I ever made in my life mostly for other people at the International Food Festival. My first time being on the other side of one of those.

Santini said...

DoN is right -- Blaise's comments are amusing. A "Dad" sort of humor.

Lovely photos.

JB was remembering a Thanksgiving where you played touch football in my back yard after eating and dislocated your shoulder, requiring a trip to the emergency room. There have been trips to the pier on Thanksgiving too. And blizzards. It's a transitional time of year. We've had enough blizzards, already.

This should be shorter, but I don't have time.

Gino said...

M. Pascal also recently featured in "Paris Daily Photo".

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