The holidays are here! Actually I tend to think that the holidays start with Rosh Hashana and never stop till after New Year's. Then you get a month or two off before Purim. They keep coming until Passover ends. Then you are pretty much free and clear of any major family holidays till Rosh Hashana rolls around again. Of course you still haveMother's Day, Father's Day, and July Fourth thrown in there. And don't forget all the birthdays, anniversary's, and other celebrations that occur through the year. So if you know enough people, then you never have to stop celebrating, except to occasionally sober up. Which is done so that people don't start calling you a drunk.
This Thanksgiving is going to be a great one. I am spending tomorrow with lots of family in VA. Friday, I will wake up early and fly to AL. There I will spend the weekend eating, chatting, relaxing, sleeping, seeing the new Harry Potter movie, and some other miscellaneous items. On Sunday I will head home to the DC area and ready myself for three weeks of staying in the same town, since my next trip won't be until the end of December.
My job is starting to pick up and I am enjoying more. I seem to know what I am doing more often; just don't ask me what I do. The application process has bee started, although it has been a slow start. I will have some of them done before the end of the year.
I checked out Umpheries McGhee last week at the 930 Club in DC. They put on a great show. I had not seen them in a couple of years and I thought they looked and sounded great. My next show is Sunday. I am going to see Zilla at the State Theater in VA. I have never seen them, but I have seen most of the band members. Zilla is an improvisational band comprised of some players from String Cheese Incident and a couple of other bands. I hear they are funky and can rock the house!
In other news...My co-worker lives next to some guy name Jeff, that was just convicted of manslaughter. I am sure it is on the net somewhere, but I don't think I want to know anymore. Jeff killed his wife's secret lover. Obviously she wasn't very good at keeping secrets. (bad joke) Jeff killed the man with a shot gun and later confessed to the murder. He has served a year already as the trial has been going on. He will serve a minimum of 18 more years. This allows him to be back out on the streets when he is in his 70's. My co-worker seems to think the guy is nice and friendly. He has been a good neighbor for as long as he can remember. Jeff helped build an addition on to his home. He has come over with his wife for dinners and other social gatherings.
What does all this mean? Not much, unless you are cheating with someone else's wife. If that is the case, watch out for a man with a shot gun pointed at you, who appears to be married to the person you are sleeping with.
That is all the wisdom I can dish out today. Until next time...eat lots of turkey.