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Thanksgiving!

I suppose I ought to mention what my plans for the day are. I'm fairly sure that it was last year that I wound up sharing a table with Darkside and family, and I was properly thankful (and overjoyed)!

This year, I haven't heard one word or another from Darkside (or his mom, and Darkside's Mom is the one who says what goes) about the holiday. Since I'm not about to presume a standing invitation (though I'm fairly sure I would have one), and most specifically to the point, they do spend some random holidays out of town with assorted relatives, unless Darkside's mom gets back to me with something that fits my schedule (at this late date) I am most likely not going over there.

jai_dit is in town for the holiday, and ailetoile does a Holiday for Lostlings event. JD put the two together (jai_dit JD, not jdllama JD) and came up with the astonishing notion that I should attend this! And so it was decreed! I shall be showing up before the dinner proper starts, hanging out and helping with the cookery, having fun. At some point we shall decamp and descend upon the decreed location at ASU with a fully-fledged (roasted!) dinner. Then, when my roommate buzzes my leash, I shall retrieve her. At a Reasonable Hour, the roommate shall be put to bed, and depending on energy/happenings, I may return to the festivities.


Because I am a sensible Lunatic on the matter of Darkside and his mother, I did make a social poke to check in on the proceedings, in the form of an e-mail sent to the Darkside, declaring myself up for some Death Note on the upcoming holiday weekend. Figuring out the right phrasing for "I'd love to come over, holiday-wise, if you guys want me there, but I don't want to presume, and I do want it to be your idea, not mine, if you do want me" was a tricky one. I eventually settled for the simple and truthful, as well as (amazingly) tactful: "I don't know if your mom will want to claim me for Thanksgiving this year or not; that's up to her. My schedule's pretty open, although there may be some insane writing buddy plans."

I'd expect that if anything majorly involving me were to be happening, that I'd have heard back by now. I haven't, so I think it's safe to say that my plans will remain as they are.


For the rest of the weekend, there's a potential whole-day write-in on Friday [and, duh! fitted_sheets is due to be in town then, so we'll probably at least say hi], helping samurai_ko move on Saturday, and more writing on Sunday, though I may elect to take that as a day of frickin' rest already and go completely horizontal and just Not Move.
Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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