Can any of us out there really argue the point that this most belly filling holiday is the greatest ever? I mean…Turkey, ham, stuffing…all that food and only one stomach to put it in.
Alas..We finally made it to my brother’s house where we were staying. We surprised my mother with the visit…she had no idea we were coming. After bestowing my greatness upon my beleaguered family…Cara and I visited old friends, well, my old friends, at one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. Unfortunately, she didn’t think it was as terrific as I.
Later, we found out at a local Waffle House, that it’s okay to call someone on your cell and say, “Hey, are you on the phone? If you are I’ll understand”. Not sure what was happening there but we had a good laugh at the young lady who doesn’t really understand the general workings of a phone. I learned another thing there as well….never let anyone hear you say, ”Oh no you dit’n” without giving some type of lead in as to what you’re talking about. My good friend Derek now knows this valuable lesson as well!
Now Southeast Texas has one real draw for me, aside from the chemical overspray in the air, the ever-present acid fog surrounding the cities, and the always beautiful crawfish mounds…the food! The food is seriously some of the greatest I’ve had. I’m a firm believer that Cajun food is a fantastic palette satisfying form of sustenance. I went to a local Wal-Mart and stocked up on a #@%$ load of Boudain! Some of the best Cajun food out there. Another Texas delicacy is a drink called Big Red Floats..I can get regular Big Red here in Wisconsin, but not the Floats…so we bought out Wal-Marts stock…4 cases of yummy red goodness.
At any rate, the point of this is…we went to Texas and didn’t die!
I’m glad I got to see family and good friends, but Christmas time…I’m staying home!
And don’t forget..I’m going to be in Chicago in April for the C2E2 Comic Con. So be there or be….aw, forget it…just go and show some love.
Your fearless penciler of comic book goodness,
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