Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
My crazy little bro and his fashionista girlfriend are on their way to NYC right now -- my first familial visitors to the Big Apple! JOY! I can't tell you how wonderful it will be to have family here for the holiday! We've got big plans for the week, beginning with the 80th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade up-close and in-person tomorrow morning. If not for their visit, I wouldn't have set foot on Broadway for the spectacle...but Alex is soooo excited about it! Should make for some interesting celeb-stalking as well... I hear Barry Manilow will be there, which will no doubt be the highlight of 2006.
I've ordered all the necessary groceries for cooking an ambitious Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, but we may end up eating cold canned corn since I don't know how to turn on the oven. I loathe making turkey (seriously, you want me to pull its organs out from WHERE?) so I ordered a cooked one from Boston Market. Have you ever taken a cab to pick up your Thanksgiving meat? Just like the Pilgrims and the Indians did...
Also, we're going to see the Lion King and Les Miserables, visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art, ice skating, shopping, walking over the Brooklyn Bridge, hanging in Central Park and much more… provided it's not too cold. It's beginning to feel a lot like... Siberia! I've got itineraries and powerpoint presentations with all of our activities planned out… if you'd like to see one or have one for your visit to Manhattan, please don't hesitate to ask!
In other brother news, I went to PlanetFest 7 in Jacksonville last Saturday and watched Alex rock out with his band -- Decidely. They were great… I don't think I could rock that hard at noon. I'm so proud they made it to the big show after a month of rigorous rock competition with 60 other local bands… they were in the top 10. That's righteous! Check them out at myspace.com/decidely
Take some time this weekend to think about all the things we have to be thankful for… I'm grateful for you, faithful reader! Have a wonderful, fattening and blessed Thanksgiving holiday!