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Month: December, 2011

Thanksgiving in Brooklyn

Cousin Emily and I have spent many Thanksgivings together, since childhood. We’ve forcibly performed our home-spun rendition of Chantilly Lace on our much-annoyed family members countless times–a Thanksgiving tradition.

But this year we gave them a break and let them celebrate Turkey Day on the West Coast while we were living it up in the Big Apple. Cousins together in New York! YES! And we went to the parade, Friends! That very Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from Miracle on 24th Street fame. We did that.

Later, we went to Em’s friend Talia’s house, where Talia and her brother had prepared an amazing spread (including 2 different types of stuffing), defying their 20-something status and delighting our unassuming palates. For our part, Em and I baked pies–one apple, one blackberry–from scratch. We drank whiskey, wine, and beer, feasted, and played Apples to Apples. A perfectly fine way to celebrate.

It’s nice to know that you can have such a homey feeling among old relatives and new friends in a place you’ve never been before. It’s a warm, fuzzy feeling.

Busy, Busy in the Beehive State

So Friday was like this:

Waffles and fries, followed by tea and shopping, with Stephanie.

Then, later, a decent rehearsal, a ride from an amicable gent, and Gallery Stroll with another Stephanie (I now have three regular Stephanies in my life, along with a host of supporting Stephanies).

Finish it off with a delicious dinner at Himalayan Kitchen, good wine, good conversation, a great book (Poisonwood Bible), and then early to bed.

All in all, a successful Friday.

So why do I feel this hollow feeling, like I’m doing something wrong? Like something is missing.