Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm taking off for the holiday weekend, so I don't plan on putting up any more posts until the middle of next week. Woot.

Quick thought: A gasoline truck caught fire on I-95 early this morning, which could suck big-time for Thanksgiving travellers. The funniest thing about the article, though, is this quote from a guy who lives "about 100 yards" from where the explosion took place:

"At about 5:15, I was in my office and I heard a boom," said Frank Hodal, 58. "I thought my wife had fallen out of bed."

Good Lord, man, you mistook the sound of an exploding gasoline truck for your wife falling out of bed? Did she play the mother in What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

I'm wondering what's going to happen if an earthquake ever hits that area of the world. "I was sitting in my office, and suddenly the entire house started to shake. It was like the place was going to crumble down the very foundation! I thought my wife had fallen out of bed."

*** UPDATE (3:20 PM): I just noticed that they've updated the article and have taken out young Mr. Hodal's quote. (If you missed it, his wife was quoted too; she was, in fact, asleep at the time.) Pity. It was funny.

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So for Thanksgiving, I give a public (generic) shout-out to all of you out there reading this blog. What started off of a narcissistic endeavor for a more creative writing outlet is made all that much better by the knowledge that there are people out there who read this, enjoy it, and provide feedback on it. You guys rock.

Happy Thanksgiving!

12 comments:

oplusc said...

Hi, I just found your blog and wanted to wish you a happy thanksgiving as well. I'm glad I stumbled upon this entry, because I think that wife falling out of bed thing is going to be my new all-purpose question whenever I hear any strange noises. It's the gift that keeps on taking.

anne said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you...!

Steve said...

That's funny. But, I wonder if he was being serious or not. If he wasn't, then he's one funny SOB. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Dennis!

Iris said...

Happy Thanksgiving

p.p. said...

Have a happy Thanksgiving, Dennis!

purpletwinkie said...

Hi Dennis! Hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Sub Girl said...

happy thanksgiving, yo!

Vince said...

And a happy one to you as well.

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Ryan said...

Nice blog! Enjoy the meat.

MoDigli said...

holy crap! That's worse than any answer he may have given to the "Do I look fat?" question! ha! And your earthquake version had me laughing out loud! You're too funny, Dennis.

I hope you're enjoying your time off and doing lots of laughing and merry-making! :)

katie said...

Hope you are enjoying the time off, and had a great thanksgiving!

duane said...

you are the one that rocks! Happy TGD!