Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in America--not that I feel like there's a hell of a lot to be thankful for at the moment. (TWO MILLION?!? And that makes no difference to the outcome?! GOP gamed the system via gutting the Voting Rights Act and Gerrymandering. That's the bold-faced truth. The rest is wheel-spinning.) But hey, I gotta try. One needs to remember the things one's fighting for in order to keep up the energy to fight effectively. So, I'm going to look at it that way.
I'm the Queen of Pie in my family. So, when it comes to holiday time I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, baking. I love baking pie. Sadly, I can't have sugar so much anymore. (It screws with my immune system which is pretty f-ing wonky--yay, autoimmune disease. NOT.) But I've been recently reassured that the sugar moratorium isn't a permanent thing. (Thank the gods.) Nonetheless...pie. I've five to bake today before my gaming group meet up tonight. Therefore, enjoy your Waitress trailer (I love that movie.) and have one more because I feel it's timely.
My favorite bits? When Captain VonTrapp tells the Nazis to fuck off--multiple times over and in various ways, and when the nuns sabotage the Nazi car. "Bless me, Reverend Mother, for I have sinned." always makes me laugh.
Americans, may your Thanksgiving be full of laughter. Laughter and love are just two of the things we're fighting for.
is a Science Fiction and Fantasy author living in Texas.