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Friday, November 24, 2006 :::

Happy Thanksgivin'

As per our Thanksgiving Day tradition, my family dined at Barnicle Bills yesterday and then regaled in a rousing game of ten-pin, or "bowling" as they probably call it in your neck of the woods:

Yes, the food is as good as the laminated xeroxed menu might suggest. Also in accordance with our usual Thanksgiving Day tradition, Madam Von Bighair made her regularly scheduled appearance. Unfortunately we were not seated in the same vicinity, but that didn't mean that I wasn't able to enjoy her presence from afar:

There were a lot of disappointed faces at the bowling game, as the stakes were high and 7-10 splits were aplenty, so I made sure to capture the dejected looks with my camera:

Including my own, when I didn't take first place for the first time ever in Thanksgiving Day bowling history:

But my crushing defeat marks the beginning of the Christmas Holiday season, so all's well that ends well! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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Sorry about your game...

but YAY! Madame VonBighair!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:57 PM  

Sigh... You so very much need a hug in that photo.

By Blogger M, at 2:58 PM  

Aw up your ten-pin throne just shows you're willing to go the extra mile to give someone else a chance at true happiness that can only come by way of a Thanksgiving Day bowling title!

Happy Holidays!

By Blogger ntrudr, at 3:15 PM  

I love the "Aww, Man!" looks on their faces. Beautiful capture!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:32 PM  

Don't feel bad Dan. Either I had a good day or you had a bad day(or maybe you just sucked a little more than me). I don't know. As I see it, the highlight of the day was finding out that your grandmother couldn't find her box. Maybe we should send out a ninety year old posse?

By Anonymous John, at 9:32 PM  

That Madame Von Bighair is wacky. I like it when random strangers become regulars at certain events. It's almost better to not ever know who they are.

By Blogger Monkey, at 1:33 AM  

what the heck does your family do for xmas, go to a buffet dinner & then go rollerskating?

mrs. von bighair has got to be the scariest sight i've seen in a long time. i don't think i've seen hair that tall since The B52's first started singing!

By Anonymous august, at 1:39 AM  

Dan, if you ever decide to write a memoir, I'm buying a first-edition autographed copy.
I will spare you the horrors of my Thanksgiving this year, because it is more tragic than funny. Needless to say I would much rather go to Barnacle Bill's than host Turkey Day at my house ever again.

By Anonymous lola, at 4:12 AM  

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that there is actually a place called "Barnicle Bill's". It sounds like something out of a movie or Spongebob.
Thanksgiving is really not such a big deal in Canada.

By Anonymous Gwen, at 9:05 AM  

It's too bad you didn't get a "full on" pic of "Madame Von Bighair" but not to worry I saw her at Ridgedale and had my yearly fix!! She's unbelievable in person!!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:40 PM  

Does Barnacle Bill's offer any special Thanksgiving fare?

By Blogger KTG, at 11:35 PM  

Did you at least substitute a baked potatoe for the fries this year like you said you would?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:53 AM  

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I'm from China,nice to meet u.
welcome to my blog, and I hope u can find some wonderful things about my country.

By Anonymous RIO, at 7:25 AM  

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