Shout Outs and Giving Thanks on Happy Yum Day

Shout outs and Thanksgiving

My first Thanks to God who keeps us by His Love!

A little late, but better than never so here’s a big Shout-out and Thanks to our WordPress family. I would love to list you all by name, but after slaving away at my kitchen, prepping, grilling, mashing and opening packages – *wink*, I can’t…just can’t.

Yesterday and last night stretched out for hours, I was bone tired, my head was setting up for a tango session and I could not finish my glass of Gaucho Spur Malbec Reserve, but today…

I look forward to a day of rest, NO black Friday shenanigans. I’m stuffing myself with left-overs, enjoying the deep red rich wine from the mountains of Mendoza with flavors of black cherry, blueberry and notes of raspberry, crafted masterfully by South American , Gaucho – a keeper of the grassland, protector of the fruits of the land, a man with heavy manners and a tall reputation.  Esta bien bonito!! 

More than ever, I am so thankful that I washed my turkey with lemon wedges, plucked out and rubbed off the remnant feathers and loose pre-dermis tucked between the wings and thighs myself. I am anal about the pristine state of the bird, before it’s stuffed and smothered with my signature rub of melted butter, celery seeds, curry, rosemary, thyme, salt and MSG! I am sometimes tempted to buy a pre-cooked thanksgiving package, but my conscience will not let me serve my family a bird I didn’t personally decontaminate.

Thanksgiving is an uncommon holiday, by nature I am thankful and optimistic, so a whole day to have an entire country in sync with the spirit of gratitude is incredible! I believe that’s why America is so blessed. Think of a world, all countries of the world, setting aside one day in a year to be grateful for loved ones, break bread and give thanks…

Shout-outs and ThanksgivingBack to the Shout Outs! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Here’s to all you dreamers, subscribers, followers, blog-guests, rebels, closet writers, the go-getters, the ones who inspire, the steadfast, the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world in their own unique ways…God Bless You ALL!

A special Shout Out to the NaBloPoMoers of 2013… At least we tried!

I hope you all had a great time with loved ones and I am officially declaring the day after thanksgiving…Happy Yum Day!


Inside the Actor’s Studio – My Take

This is a great prompt on a day that reads like a list – 11/12/13. So here is my take. Someday he’ll ask me these questions personally 🙂

It’ll be good to look back and see if I would change any of my answers.

Inside the Actor's studioInside the Actor’s Studio

On the interview show Inside the Actors’ Studio, host James Lipton asks each of his guests the same ten questions. What are your responses? Here are mine:

  1. What is your favorite word? – “Monn” my son has a hard time with the double m, so he calls me Monn with a long drawn-out vowel.
    Hey, I’ll take it because years ago, with his diagnosis, we were told that he wouldn’t be able to talk.
  2. What is your least favorite word? – “Shh”
  3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? – Beautifully written poetry and lyrics.
  4. What turns you off?- Insensitivity and selfishness
  5. What is your favorite curse word? None, blessings and cursing should not come from the same mouth.
  6. What sound or noise do you love? – The gasp of surprise or wonder.
  7. What sound or noise do you hate? – The whining of excuses.
  8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? –  Worship Leader/Motivational Speaker/Talk-Show Host
  9. What profession would you not like to do? – Medical Doctor/Nurse
  10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? – It exists, and He’ll say, “Ah…here comes my girl!”

This was fun!!