25 November, 2010

T Day T Dump

"T Dump" meaning Tab Dump, which is internet speak for, "Here's what came in over the transom." Enjoy these links to Thanksgiving Day posts. We'll be going to dinner at Grandma's house, but only after I recover Lorie's pickup truck with the dead battery and the frozen-shut hood. Minus temps do things like that.

Jane Librizzi, The Blue Lantern, Thanksgiving.
Margaret (Peggy) Stermer-Cox, Drawing 329 And Meet Sid The Cubist Turkey
Sippican Cottage, He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven
Katherine van Schoonhoven, Art and Music, Thinking and Thanking
Elizabeth W. Seaver Fine Art, "And Then HE Said..."


Jeanette Jobson said...

Have a good holiday, despite the frozen problems. Ah the joys of northern climates...

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks for the greetings from the great North, Jeanette! We are in the process of being stormed in, but I can still get to work in the morning (the studio is across the yard).

loriann signori said...

Happy Thanksgiving Casey!
Stormed in? Does that mean loads of snow?

Casey Klahn said...

Happy T day, Loriann! Yes, the white stuff is blowing around and we're here until the plow comes, which may or may not be tomorrow. I'm getting out my skis tomorrow!

I promise pics soon.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Casey! I hope that you made it to Grandma's safely, despite the bad weather! We slipped and slip our way to Seattle to spend the day with our kids. Why do they place the stop signs at the bottom of the steepest hills?

Thanks for the link, too! Looking forward to pics of your big storm!!

Casey Klahn said...

Hey, Kvan. I'm glad your T day was safe and happy. We did fine.

Your stop sign story reminds me of the video I saw of the cars on Capitol Hill in Seattle 2 winters ago when the mayor decided not to salt or sand the streets. It is a complete comedy routine where this one car hits every parked car in an intersection, - left, right and behind.

Seattle is a panic when it snows, with hills and drivers unaccustomed to the snow. When we lived on the west side, we once got involved in an ice storm (sudden and unexpected) while we were trying to drive to Bellingham for a Christmas party. More vehicles on the side of the road (I-5) than on the road, and yet we were able to take the little Ford Ranger up to Bham - in 1st and 2nd gear the whole way.

We were stopped bumper to bumper and facing uphill on an overpass (shaped like a bell) by Everett. To the right was a semi truck, and to the front was a Mercedes sedan. There were cars packed on all sides. When the traffic started to move, the Mercedes in front just slipped to the side towards the semi, and now it was my turn. Up and on I went.

The secret? My wonderful wife, who grew up in eastern Wa, taught me how to baby the accelerator always when you're on glaze ice. I just accelerated perfectly from a full stop to a slow crawl. I guess the Mercedes just pushed a little too hard.

Live and learn. BTW, I get stuck five times a winter here in eastern Wa - it's a part of life.

Jean Spitzer said...

Thanks for the links. Happy Thanksgiving.

Casey Klahn said...

Happy Thxgiving, Jean.

Since I went on about the Ford Ranger and snow this morning, we just went out and got her stuck again. That's #1 for this winter...we got it out already.

SippicanCottage said...

Hello to Casey and his readers from the wrong coast.

Casey Klahn said...

Hello back atcha, Greg.

Anonymous said...

Casey, I kept looking at this funny entry on the bottom of my dashboard and not knowing what it was about. I finally looked! Thank you tons for the link! My apologies for being so blog ignorant!

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