~“When the Tryp Hits the Phan”~

Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 09:30 AM.

The day after Thanksgiving is filled with regrets for many. Most of the regrets are related to eating too much; some are related to having to go back to work. However, I must say that I love the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year it came on November 23rd.

Why do I love this day?

It has nothing to do with leftovers, the Battle of Chattanooga (1863), the first all female expedition to the South Pole (1990) or Roy Acuff’s death in 1992. I did like Roy Acuff a lot. I ran into him in a parking lot in Nashville, Tennessee in the late 1970’s. When I say, “I ran into him,” I don’t mean I hit him, I mean I met him.

There was nothing like seeing the King of Country Music get out of his Mercedes Benz coupe in the parking lot of an “all you can eat” feeding trough in Nashville. There was a gold plate on the dash with his name engraved. Roy let us admire it.

The reason I love working on the day after Thanksgiving is because no one else comes to work. It makes for a nice quiet day to get things done.

Being a true Southerner, I decided to brine my turkey in a mixture of sweet tea and apple cider (with a few other things). It was divine and we ate too much. I took a long nap on Thanksgiving afternoon, something I rarely do.

I was “double sleepy” by early Friday afternoon at work.

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