Truthful Tuesday — Business as Usual

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. This week Frank wants to know…

Has this pandemic altered your holiday plans for later this year, or will it be “business as usual”? Please explain.

So let’s talk about upcoming U.S. holidays.

  • October 12 – Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • October 31 – Halloween
  • November 3 – Election Day
  • November 12 – Veterans Day
  • November 26 – Thanksgiving Day
  • December 10-18 – Chanukah
  • December 25 – Christmas Day

I’m going to immediate eliminate Columbus Day and Veterans Day because, even before the pandemic, we never really did anything special on either of those holidays. Election Day is not technically a holiday — although I think it should be — but we’ve voted by mail for the past decade anyway and that’s what we’re doing this year, so nothing is different.

That leaves Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Chanukah/Christmas. With respect to Halloween, I wrote about that in my response to last week’s Truthful Tuesday, so I won’t repeat that here.

Thanksgiving. We usually have our daughter, her live-in boyfriend, our son, and his wife over for Thanksgiving dinner. But not this year. We will all be at our respective homes. We’ll likely chat and play games via Zoom. Whoopie doo!

Chanukah. Although neither my wife nor I practice the religion, we have a Jewish heritage, so we would typically have a Chanukah party at our place, complete with brisket, potato latkes, noodle kugel, and a menorah. Not this year. We’ll probably be chatting and playing games via Zoom. Whoopie Doo!

Christmas. Because we’re not at all religious, our typical Christmas Eve has been spent with family at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant. On Christmas Day, we would exchange gifts before going to a dim sum buffet for brunch and a movie. But this year we’ll probably chat and play games via Zoom. Whoopie doo!

I hope that if Frank asks this question next year at this time, my answers will be very different.

Reblog: Inhumane, Cruel and Unconscionable

I’m reblogging this post from Jill Dennison because it lays out very clearly what is at stake in America exactly four weeks from today. Please follow the link below and take a few moments to read and ponder what she has so effectively articulated.

Yes, of course I am talking about the current occupant of the White House … who else?  I am so damn sick and tired of writing about Donald Trump … …

Inhumane, Cruel and Unconscionable

Sandman Jazz Asks Questions — Color Coordinated

Sandman Jazz periodically poses a few questions on his blog, and I thought I’d respond to those he asked in this post yesterday.

Do you have designated food nights? For example Sheldon Cooper has nights assigned to Thai Food and Pizza.

I don’t know who Sheldon Cooper is. That said, we don’t have any specific cuisine for specific nights. It all depends on when we last went grocery shopping, what’s in the refrigerator or freezer, or what we’re in the mood for to order for take out or delivery. Last night it was Chinese food.

What color are your eyes? Have you ever thought about changing their color (i.e, contact lenses)?

Blue and no.

If you were wearing a mood ring right now, what color would it be (see image for color guide)?
Black, definitely black.

FOWC with Fandango — Study

FOWCWelcome to October 6, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “study.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.