Sunday, November 25, 2007

S(?)OTD, multiple WOTDs, and much much more silliness.

a WOTD (word of the day) feed i subscribe to featured what i found to be a very apropos thanksgiving day word on Thanksgiving Day:
Deipnosophist - one skilled in table talk.

the following 3 days' words were equally *thanksgivingish.* well, at least in my imagination they were:

(fri) Postprandial - happening or done after a meal.
(sat) Somniferous - causing or inducing sleep.
(sun) Recumbent - reclining; lying down.

coincidence?! I think not…no, in one way or another those words are definitely all related to the gluttonous thanksgiving feasts we enjoy with family and friends at this time of year. if we're lucky.

ok. but why did those words make me think of a freakin' christmas carol? and why did i rewrite the carol into an ode to thanksgiving???
more importantly, what in the cornbread hell is an SOTD?

some answers to these very important questions and TG pics after the break...

ya know that christmas carol "O Tannenbaum"? you know...the one about a christmas tree? the one with a thousand english translations? sure you do. i bet you even know the tune.

well, here's one version and following each verse is a really bad, but brand spankin' new thanksgiving version using the above Words Of The Day...(hint: it's a sing-along. don't be a stick-in-the-mud, just do it.)

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.
They’re green when summer days are bright,
They’re green when winter snow is white.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us!
O Turkey Day, O Turkey Day,
The food was so delicious.
O Turkey Day, O Turkey Day,
Obese you try to make us.
Too busy ea...ting pie were we,
To practice our... deipnosophy.
O Turkey Day, O Turkey Day,
Thy sandwiches, somniferous!

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree,
How are thy leaves so verdant!
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree,
How are thy leaves so verdant!
Not only in the summertime,
But even in winter is thy prime.
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree,
How are thy leaves so verdant!

O turkey day, o turkey day,
We must get recumbent!
O turkey day, o turkey day,
We pray mom’s not somnambulant!
Cuz now we nee...d our naptime,
(well, after pu...mpkin pie time.)
O Turkey Day, O Turkey Day,
Postprandial snooze, incumbent.

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree,
You give us so much pleasure!
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree,
You give us so much pleasure!
How oft at Christmas tide the sight,
O green fir tree, gives us delight!
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree,
You give us so much pleasure!
O turkey day, o turkey day,
I've got a tummy ache fer sure!
O turkey day, o turkey day,
I hope that couch does hold the cure!
When I wake u...p I’ll be all right,
(you’re not to for my plight.)
O Turkey Day, O Turkey Day,
Your grub was such a pleasure!

now, if that wasn't dumb enough for ya, check out these pictures from the inspiration...

the 2 most awesome people i know and their grandmom...

where are all the pics of the delicious food my sister and the rest of them made??

i thought i had pics of the tofu turkey shaped like a turkey and the vegetarian stuffing and the vegetarian jello salad and all the smoked meats for us carnivores, but all i can find are these from our wednesday evening meal. (whoever made the broccoli deserves a prize.)

meh. obviously i was too busy eating to bother with pictures. so i guess you'll just have to imagine the rest of it.

jalapeno poppers and jamaican jerk empanadas...YUM! YUM! (and that's just MY plate!)

*just* brisket...

2 more of mom...

(funny story: see the dishwasher behind her? mom made it her job to do all the dishes. sister will prob'ly Never find all of it. so far, i suppose 1/4 of the siverware is still missing. on top of that, she did the last load with Armstrong Floor Wax instead of dish washin' soap! you gotta believe me when i tell ya, those are some SHIIINY dishes. hahahahahahahahaha)

this last one shows her genuine little smile...

shoot, if i had it to do all over again, i wouldn't trade her for drew barrymore.


oh wait! i promised y'all the S(weater) O' The Day, didn't i?

my son works in a library. apparently it's sorta cold in there even when it's hot outside. so, he told his co-workers if they'd bring him a sweater he'd wear it.
this is what they brought him...

behold: the world's worst lady's sweater ever worn by a man...

(Sean with 2 of his nieces.)

i'm pretty sure they get their sense of humor from their mom.


Anonymous said...

Great pictures! GREAT memories.
I like the first picture of Mom smiling and looking up.
And the sweater.
love, la

josephine terese said...

(lauren & lexie = cousins. sean's nieces = my kids)

cornbread hell said...

oops. right-e-o, josephine.

(i'm pretty sure that's the 1st mistake i've ever made.)

cornbread hell said...

if you don't comment here more often i just might *accidentally forget* to bring mom back with me after christmas.



Anonymous said...

That first picture is the BEST feeling happily loved pic ever!
Great Turkey Day song!
Yeah, I sang along, off key.
p.s.-ask Sean if he is taking bids for his sweater yet, or is it going into the sweater hall of frame?

flintysooner said...

Drew Barrymore!!!!

I like recumbent and somniferous a lot. Not so much the others.

The food pictures make me drool - no foolin.

Such wonderful people and wonderful memories.

You are a blessed man.

~Betsy said...

Love it! Looks like a great day was had by all. SOTD? not so great.

Annie said...

I sang along, but I sang the German version. That sweater is just, well, precious. I had to enlarge a picture just to see how it was made. It's beaded! Think of all the work that went into it. So sad.

Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

I too enlarged the sweater picture (the first one only). Lo and behold, the lamp shade appears to be beaded too. Not criticizing here -- just observing.

Signed, Cornbread Holy

cornbread hell said...

lydia- i agree about the 1st pic. singing off key is only fitting for my silly song.

flinty- yes, i *might* have a crush on drew b.
and big, obscure words often make me laugh a little.

betsy- pretty funny, huh?

annie- sad that someone put so much work into it or sad that we're laughing at it. hey, it prob'ly looks great on a woman. well, in the 50s maybe.

cb holy- i am not responsible for my sister's taste in lamps, but my son's daring sense of humor might be a different matter...

Annie said...

I could have sworn I made this comment earlier...Sad that someone spent so much time on it. I was laughing right along with you all. I'm sure the person that made it loved it. People probably laugh at some things I've made!

cornbread hell said...

if anyone laughs at what you make we should make 'em stak several tons of hay in the barn...

cornbread hell said...

if anyone laughs at what you make we should make 'em stack several tons of hay in the barn...

Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Great pictures! And you're a master at sharing your memories, Rick.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Peggy said...

It looks and sounds like you had a Wonderful Thanksgiving.
I love your turkey song~ And that sweater?? Yes they and your son have a graet sense of humor, just like his dad.
All the photos are great.
The last photo, who are you all making faces at? : )

cornbread hell said...

the last picture: sean was holding the camera and said, "i'm taking a picture. make a face." that's all i can recall.

i always like hearing from you, peggy. hope you had a good tg, too.

Chris said...

Awesome pics! I love seeing how other families celebrate holidays. It warms my heart to see family together.

Dad's Mercedes Turkey consists of orange juice, cummin, white wine, garlic powder, oregano and whole garlic. He found this recipe in a newpaper and it had won a grand prize so I tried it last year for him. We all loved it and I made it again this year in honor of him. It will be a tradition in our home from now on.

Take care and looks like your Turkey day was a hit!

cornbread hell said...

dad's mercedes turkey is sounding better and better.

holidays are pretty good for me. i really like getting together with my family.

Barby said...

(lauren & lexie = cousins. sean's nieces = my kids)

hey Jo thats what i thought did rick have grandbabies and NOTTT tell me about
i loved the memories and the photos and could smell the yummy food allthough i dotn know if u were seriious about the TOFURKEy or not..... how do those thins taste???????
ewwwwwww im thinking....

Barby said...

we smoked our turkey it was yummmmmmeeeeeeeeeee


Barby said...

when TOM ever lete me back on my page ill post some oldie pics of my parents.... i love seeing old pics too... i really enjoy when u post urs!