A Thanksgiving Poem.
Brought to you by Stephanie and Zer, inspired by our family.
Stephanie: It’s been ten months and then some since gnomes ruled the day,
Now it’s Thanksgiving not Christmas, but, oh what the hey.
Zer: Those pointy-hatted plotters all stayed in their spots;
But not all was so calm, and so thickens our plot.
Stephanie: No venom, no violence, but joy and goodwill
Some sleuthing, some Muppets, some pie, and even more still.
Zer: Some turkey, some gravy and even more sweets.
Potatoes, that is, more than we would normally eat.
Stephanie: Game night and trivia from days well gone-by,
Facts we couldn’t recall, no matter how hard we try.
Zer: Too soon, it seems, the fun times were through,
We packed up our bags; made heavier with left over food.
Stephanie: Now, Christmas is coming. It’s not so far off,
We’ll be shopping and singing and have more stories to swap.
Zer: On that note we’re finished, consider this our poetic bow.
Have a safe shopping season, you should probably get started…now.
…just for fun:
Happy Pi Day!
Yes, it’s everyone’s favorite holiday celebrating an irrational number.
For those of you who are more familiar with the pi with an “e” than π here’s a refresher on what this day really celebrates.
Pi (or π) is the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter, or for our intents and purposes it is 3.14159265, etc (hence it’s celebration on 3/14).
But most importantly it sounds like pie.
Which means you can find the area of your pie (πr2) and eat it too.
Happy π Day!
More on the Story: Pi Day
…just for fun:
Linus Van Pelt won’t be the only one sweating over the arrival of the Great Pumpkin this year.
While I’m sure it’s safe to assume that everyone reading this is an avid follower of agricultural news, word around the fields this year is that the pumpkin crop in the Midwest and Northeast was affected by the cool and rainy summer.
While it’s not as bad as the great pumpkin shortage of 2008 it does give us a fairly valid reason to panic for no reason what so ever.
Now many people may brush this crisis off. So there will be a few less jack-o-lanterns this Halloween. We’ll survive. They’ll be singing a different tune come Thanksgiving. Yes (as I’m sure you’ve surmised from that awesome lead in), there is a pumpkin pie filling shortage!
Now that you’re back from your panicked trip to the store to buy the few remaining cans of pumpkin pie mix I’ll continue…
Those in the know (let’s call them the Pumpkin Police) say the shortage is a result of the smaller 2008 pumpkin crop combined with this years crop, and they also said some other important stuff. However, what the Pumpkin Police failed to produce is a solution to this problem. What are we suppose to do after Thanksgiving dinner when we’ve finished our turkey?
I’ll admit I’m a fan of pretty much all kinds of pie, but Thanksgiving is a special day reserved for the consumption of turkey and pumpkin pie. This problem needs remedied or come Thanksgiving day many Americans will find themselves only slightly overstuffed, and pumpkin pieless.
Here’s a solution for the truly ambitious: Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Just because I couldn’t resist: