sitting in a motel in redding

the day after

It is apparent that everyone on the Internet spends the day after Thanksgiving posting about how much they ate the previous day. I'll avoid that ... It's too time-consuming typing on my Pre. Instead of listing foods I'll note the diverse group with whom we spent the evening:

A lifelong friend and his wife, musicians who we will see live tonight.

Her mom and his lovely ex-wife.

Two starving college kids who took home as much food as they had already eaten.

A riot-grrrl legend and a roller derby star.

And Robin. And me.

With a crowd like that, I hardly need to list the food we ate ... The pleasures of the holiday came from the company we kept. The only thing that could have made it better would have been if Neal, Sonia, and Sara had been with us.