The Hot Stove Telephone Hour

Ho hum, no big Thanksgiving announcements. Not that I was really expecting anything this soon, but hey, a girl can dream. Between the few bits of real news we have seen, the tantalizing but vague hints of information we get from unnamed sources, the endless fan speculation and the dissonant chorus and counter melody of all of us bloggers shouting sign him, he’ll take us back to the playoffs and no, don’t sign him, he’s an overpaid two season wonder, this all starts to sound like some sort of bizarre Hot Stove Bye, Bye Birdie…with Tony Reagins as Harvey Johnson to me:

What’s the story? Has anyone signed?
I heard the contract got inked?
Did he really sign?

Hello Mr. Crawford, this is Tony Reagins. Is Carl home?

The contract’s not inked?
What do you mean, are they crazy?
I was hoping he would!

Hello Mrs. Beltre, this is Tony Reagins. May I speak to Andre please?

They’ll be Angels forever!
I hope it won’t last.
Hey have you heard any news?

And I am right in there with every other Angels fan, reading every scrap of information I can get, speculating, hoping, worrying, whining, contributing my own little voice to the noise. Oh well, apparently we aren’t going to get another huge late November Torii Hunter level announcement this year…or are we? *crosses fingers*

Well, for the rest of today I have a decidedly less metaphorical hot stove in mind: Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, roasted butternut squash, cranberry relish and a corn bread dressing with sausage, apples and cranberries for 10, oh my! Not that I am complaining. I love the cooking and the entertaining and so does my husband. No, like the Time Warp’s pelvic thrust, it’s the dishes that really drive you insane.

I wish everyone in the blogosphere a Happy Thanksgiving!
Have fun, enjoy families and friends and try not to operate any heavy machinery in a tryptophan haze 😉


  1. Jane Heller

    You’re making all that food yourself? And for 10 people? And you had time to blog too? You are my total idol! I was worried about making my chocolate cake, but turkey and all the trimmings are a whole other ballgame. Have fun and Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. blithescribe

    Aw, thanks. Well, it was a more of a silly thrown together blog than anything else and my husband also really likes to cook, so we made all of those dishes together, which is part of what makes the cooking fun. We did have a lovely Thanksgiving, thank you, and I hope you did as well!

  3. blithescribe

    Jeff – These are definiltey among the big names to watch this off season. I also think this is a year where the Angels will be movers and shakers, at least I hope so, or we’re likely to be fighting a losing battle for second place again.

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