I had a good birthday Tuesday. Yes, I am another year older. I am currently in Nashville TN for a few days for work. And after traveling quite a bit for years I was unfortunate enough to have the Airline lose my luggage. Now I am scrambling to get what I need. I now own a new Golf shirt, Golf belt, Golf socks and Golf underwear. I am now even thinking about taking up golf. The cashier at a restaurant asked me a question about golf since I am obviously very knowledgeable about golf based on the money I drop on Golf clothes. I was happy with myself that I didn't freak out at the airline. They can't help it. They gave me a very informative pamphlet about lost luggage and educated me that I was carrying around a type 22D piece of baggage. There was a brief point where they started to point out where *I* made a mistake that lost my luggage, but I pointed out that I did everything in my control. Not that it could possibly be their fault, it did neutralize the discussion.
Another Tranksgiving Holiday has come and gone. No travel this year over the holidays as we normally do. Interesting travel is being planned. We decided NOT to participate in The Macy's Day Parade this year. We had some small regret perhaps, but we marched in the parade two years in a row. We are convinced there would NOT be sufficient novelty in the third year. We invited Vlad over for a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, tossed salad, sweet corn, cranberries and pumpkin pie for dessert. Angie was trying to make her deadline in creating subtitles for some Netflix shows. I made dinner, no issues at all. A pic shows a symptom of excess. The small roaster pan was my grandmother's. The large one was the one I just bought. A modern turkey won't fit in the old one... maybe a cornish game hen or a chicken will, but you would be hard pressed to find a turkey as small as what was available 50 or 70 years ago. Turkeys are larger. According t