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JMK and I met up last at the Kogod Courtyard for a FotoWeek/DC event. It was the first time I'd been there at night - beautiful! Though it was Fotoweek, I'd forgotten my camera, so no piccies. I'd thought that there was going to be photography exhibits set up around the space, but instead a huge slideshow was projected on the wall behind a stage where a jazz ensemble played. It's always nice to hear live music, especially for free. JMK and I went on to IHOP, where we confused the young Russian server with odd requests for pumpkin pancakes with sugar and butter (JMK) and cheesecake rolls without any fancy toppings (me).

We're planning on a pretty mellow Thanksgiving. I already have the Jennie-O oven-ready turkey in the freezer, and will get the rest of the goodies this weekend. I love Thanksgiving, because it's uniquely American (Canadian T-Day notwithstanding) and relatively secular (compared to Christmas, Easter, and Eid). We're going to the DC Jewish Community Center to help out with "Everything but the Turkey" on Turkey Day Eve. I've always wanted to do a service activity on Thanksgiving but this is the first time it's worked out. MoBob and I are on the "Healthy Snacks" assembly line. (You'll have to check out the DCJCC website to read about kosher turkeys.)

One last note: today is the Big Game. Go Bears!

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On November 23rd, 2008 06:00 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
JMK Says...
I had a lovely time hanging out with you the other evening, TtP! And poor Andrii the Waiter. I don't think he knew what to do with me and my sugar. Remember how he kept trying to push powdered sugar on me? Next time, I'll explain to him that part of the appeal of granulated sugar on pancakes is, first, the abundance, and second, the crunch.
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