Thursday, November 24, 2011

More Thanks

I had dinner with my parents today. Pat and her husband showed up. We had a private dining room (an unused activity room), and the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Two things you check out in a retirement or senior care facility; the activities program, and the dietician -- in other words, how's the food? At Cottingham, they do a really great job. Mom liked the pumpkin pie, which is a good sign because she made her own from scratch.

They also have these large bird cages throughout the facility. This is a close-up of one of the specimens. Most of them are a certain kind of tiny brown finch with red beaks, but there's this one here, I'd love to find out what it is. (Somebody wanna ask Father Z? He knows all this stuff.)

Finally, we present for your consideration, this classic episode from the NBC series The West Wing, where President Bartlett is on a mission of not-quite-national importance. And speaking of presidents, ours made his annual proclamation as usual. He pays tribute to the Wampanoag Nation for aiding the Pilgrims. He also mentions God a lot. Fortunately, he didn't piss off any Muslims, because a few of them might go berserk and hurt somebody. (Was I being sarcastic? We may never know.)

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