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Green Tea Eggnog — Chivas Turkey

Well, Happy Thanksgiving…It seemed appropriate to add some eggnog to my green tea when I saw the Television this morning. Jesus.  I was interested to see the fate of the protesters in front of Macy’s that Amy Goodman talked about last night on Democracy Now. They were going to be in front of Macy’s today to remind people that George Bush’s idea that to solve our problems is to “shop” is not the solution at all—despite all the “fabulous discounts” that are being offered in the famous American Shopping place.  When I turned the TV on, the first thing I saw was a huge balloon of Ronald McDonald floating above thousands of onlookers at the “Macy’s Parade.”  The NBC newscasters said “And now we see the McDonald’s float car with the golden arches as windshields. Above hovered an oversized Ronald “With a hand outstretched to all those in need.”

Hmmm? Maybe I need some rum in my egg nog.

Anyway, writers-in-residence Andrew Travers and Jonathan Bastian and our beloved cowboy Andy Hall and I are cooking here and also going to the Stranahan’s for dinner. Some of us eat tofu turkeys, some eat the bird – I did manage to bake a range free Turkey that Andrew brought home last night. I stuffed it with Hunter’s favorite stuffing and even poured some Chivas on it for good measure. After the Stranahan’s we’ll be going for drinks at the Sue and Jennifer Craig’s garden house up the road.  I wonder what the protesters in New York are going to do.

As I watch the parade, The New York Dance Institute was actually pretty good. But now, I see a float by a company called “Hess,” with a modernized version  of the Brooklyn Bridge with a model truck proudly gleaming with word “gasoline” on the side. This is too weird. It’s time turn it to Fox for the Packer’s game.

Today’s wisdom comes from Kingdom of Fear.  Hunter, in 2002 talked about life after the end of the American Century:

Coming of age in a fascist police state will not be a barrel of fun for anybody, much less for people like me, who are not inclined to suffer Nazis gladly and fell only contempt for the cowardly flag-suckers who would gladly give up their freedom to live for the mess of pottage hey have been conned into believing will be from fear.
Ho ho ho. Let’s not get carried away here. Freedom was yesterday in this country. Its value has been discounted.  The only freedom we truly crave today is freedom from Dumbness.  Nothing else matters.

 –Hunter S. Thompson, 2002, Kingdom of Fear.


Happy Thanksgiving. Your friend,

Anita Thompson


p.s. update as Dallas kills the New York Jets, I’d like to report that the Chivas is perfect not just for eggnog and Turkey, it works perfectly for vegetarian stuffing too.  As you saute the celery and walnuts before adding the bread, splash in a huge Hunter splash of Chivas and watch the action… It’s a lovely stuffing… Enjoy!




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