Thursday, November 24, 2011
No Black Friday for Cowboys
by J. Parson
I don’t know where they came up with the title of ‘Black Friday’ for the day after Thanksgiving but the way I see it they couldn’t be more off the track. That’s a terrible name to hang on what is one of the best days of the year. Here are a few things to keep in mind to make sure this Friday is not a ‘Black Friday’ for you.
(It's important that you start on Thursday, to get this right...)
1) Invite everyone you would like but make sure you have a ton of food for your traditional Thanksgiving Dinner.
2)Enlist only trusted immediate family members as servers so that portion size can be controlled.
3) Put the food away as quickly as possible so that people won’t be able to casually graze through again and again.
4) Don’t allow any napping after dinner. (It’s human nature to reach for food as soon as they are awake.)
5) Make up a work detail for right after dinner that you could sure use a hand with. (This will scatter a crowd right away.)
6) Under no circumstances allow any overnight guests. Tell them a blizzard is coming or the plumbing is stopped up, tell them anything but don’t let them stay.
7) Get plenty of sleep after the feast, on Thanksgiving night, so that you are rested and ready for the best day of leftovers of the entire year.
- Cowboy singer-songwriter J. Parson, who wrote this and shared it with us (so we could share it with you), says, “If the leftovers aren’t enough to brighten your day, you find that you don’t want to be left out, and you just have to shop I suggest you go to my web site and pick out a CD or two. It will make us both feel better. If you already have them all why not get an extra for the truck or maybe as a gift. Remember I can send them direct if you give me the shipping directions. All my CD’s are available on my web site www.jparson.com.”
Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!
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