HIATUS FOR THANKSGIVING
Over here in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving. It involves eating turkey and marking the beginning of a genocide, basically. Rather odd when you think about it. We're celebrating a bunch of religious nutcases' one moment of peacefulness, followed by a hundred years of aggression. Weird.
This blog will be on hiatus until Monday. To all and sundry: I owe you secret lives, I owe you writing critiques, I owe you comments, I owe you emails, I owe you copy edits, I owe you PR materials, I owe you presents, I owe you phone calls. All of this you shall have in the fullness of time.
Meanwhile, having once again endured a rather intense personal trainer session, I will hobble off down to Gainesville with Ann for Thanksgiving with my dad, stepmom, and (admittedly no longer little) two brothers, Francois and Nicholas.
So I leave you with this photo of my Dutch puritan forebears, above, which my cousin David was kind enough to send to me. Severe!
(Evil Monkey: "They look a little like, I hate to say it, vampires." Jeff: "Everybody looked pale and pointy-ish back then. It was a black-and-white world." Evil Monkey: "My forebears have more hair and they never were able to stand still long enough for the family photo." Jeff: "Do you have any family members you'll visit at Thanksgiving?" Evil Monkey: "I have an adopted family. I'll be visiting Ben Peek, Nick Mamatas, and Harlan Ellison over the holiday." Jeff: "Sounds like fun." Evil Monkey: "It will be! We all like to throw our poo up against the wall!" Jeff: "Well, okay, er, on that note--see ya Monday.")