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Kate and I arrived yesterday after an uneventful direct flight. So far, Arlington appears to be a series of strip malls and 60s/70s ranches. We got a quick snack at some local Tex-Mex place in one of these strip malls, since we hadn’t eaten anything in the AM and of course there was nothing served on the flight.

I need to take a picture of this hilarious sign in the parking lot of this strip mall before we leave. It was for a tanning salon, and it said “Go with the faux.” Considering how baked a lot of folks here are, that seemed amusing.

We caught up with Tim for several hours. I finally got a copy of his first book, which he still has to sign. BTW, he’s sold maybe two copies, lol, ranked at #500,746 on Amazon.

We went to Costco to get the leg of lamb, and waited for Miranda to arrive. We drove in heinous traffic back into Ft. Worth due to an 18-wheeler carrying cars hit a median and exploding. Kate and I spent the highway time counting signs of the fish on the backs of vehicles.

Weirdly, we have seen only two “W” stickers so far. One was on an SUV, clearly driven by a masochist, because it was a type I had not seen before — “W – Still the President.”

In Ft. Worth Miranda and Tim took us to a local famous burger joint called Kincaid‘s, which was quite tasty. Kate thinks we might have chased out a neat little W-loving Republican family sitting behind us in the place when we started talking politics and speculating, without much success, about whether there is anything positive we could think of as an “accomplishment” of this Administration.

Texas Monthly magazine chose Kincaid’s hamburger as the “best burger in Texas”. A national panel of food editors and food critics chose Kincaid’s hamburger as the “best burger in the USA”. Readers of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram have chosen Kincaid’s as the “best burger in Tarrant County” year after year.

We then proceeded to the amazing, but hellishishly crowded, huge Central Market to shop for the rest of the T-day goodies for cooking. Miranda is a fan of ultra-“fragrant” cheeses, so she bought some, but we insisted she ziploc that crap so it doesn’t pollute the holiday food in the fridge.

We got back in pretty late and then watched some recorded eps of Comedy Central’s hilarious Colbert Report. Stephen Colbert does a great send-up of the pompous ass Bill O’Lielly.

We’re off to Dallas and the Sixth Floor Museum later today. [Blogenfreude has a post up on JFK and Dealey Plaza.]

* Turkey day in Texas


BTW, have you seen this story? Our president is completely unhinged. Blair talked Bush out of bombing al-Jazeera.

US President George W. Bush planned to bomb pan-Arab television broadcaster al-Jazeera, British newspaper the Daily Mirror said, citing a Downing Street memo marked “Top Secret”.

The five-page transcript of a conversation between Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair reveals that Blair talked Bush out of launching a military strike on the station, unnamed sources told the daily which is against the war in Iraq.

The transcript of the pair’s talks during Blair’s April 16, 2004 visit to Washington allegedly shows Bush wanted to attack the satellite channel’s headquarters.

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