Like a lot of people, I tend to sometimes be a bit sleep-challenged. l’ll zonk out for three or four hours, but then find myself wide awake in the deathly-quiet pre-dawn hours.
And then I’ll do exactly what all of the medical experts say not to do:
I know. It’s a bad habit.
But I can’t help it: In the middle of the night, I’ll grab my phone to have a look at our “Submissions” email box for your fantastic incoming new articles. And then I’ll check out the latest comments from The Internet’s Finest Comment Section.®™
On a daily – perhaps hourly basis- it amazes me that so many of you good folks make the loyal and consistent effort to carve out some of your valuable time to visit tnocs.com.
You should see my mail. From all over, people tell me that they love to read your articles, and have fun perusing the comments. They appreciate the humor, the from-the-heart writing, and the new things that they learn.
And they always mention the feeling of community that you all have fostered.
They get it. They appreciate it.
And I am thankful, too. What started as an against-the-odds experiment, is… um, kind of chugging along.
In that sprit of gratitude, I had an idea.
The US Thanksgiving Holiday is coming up this week, and I thought that we might could have some fun with a virtual table of delights from:
…wait for it, wait for it…
As always, Goodboy is correct!
“EVERYBODY” is right – A Thanksgiving celebration wouldn’t be the same without all of you.
This goes for our beloved lurkers, too. If you like reading site but haven’t registered, we still want to hear from you.
So here’s the deal:
Send me the name of your favorite holiday side dish, snack, or other inspired gastronomic delight to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Thanksgiving” in the subject title.
But, “Hey, mt,” you say. “What exactly do you want me to send?”
You know us; we’re easy: It can be just the name of a favorite dish. Or a description, a photo, a short recipe or whatever.
And for the artistically gifted amongst you, even a drawing. Any media that you like: watercolors… crayons… chalk…
OK. Sorry, Ix-nay on the alk-chay.
I’ll gather up all of the deliciousness and present to all at a virtual table on Thursday. (But please send me your awesome foodieness ASAP, since I want to do a proper layout…)
And a final note: I’m having a little fun here with the classic Thanksgiving trope of “eating.” But I know that we’re all mindful of those who suffer from food insecurity – not just at the holidays, but for the full 365.
For each and every submission received, I’ll put aside a modest donation. And we’ll have a random drawing – In the comment section on Thursday night – and determine a winning entry.
We’ll donate all of the proceeds to the winner’s local food pantry.
So, let’s do this! If you’re reading this: stuff my… mailbox with ideas…
…and let’s have the best Friendsgiving yet!
Good on you all,