COOK dat bird!
Posted November 25, 2008
Television: “… and the score so far is…”
Oona: Oh, you’re watching a game – who’s winning?
Paladin: It’s pretty early yet… my team might have a chance…
Oona: That’s good, because I really do need to check out a cooking show on Thanksgiving dinner hints – pleeeeeeease, sweetie!
Paladin: Um, well, if it doesn’t take too long –
Oona: It’s only a half-hour show… **surfing program menu** Ah, here it is!
Paladin: Uh-oh – is that who I think it is? –
Buddha Girl: Eh, dere, HELLO e’vyboddy!
Dis our Tanksgivin’ show on how to cook dat dinner wat make
Angry Sparrow: Yeh – be sure you wash de veg’bles good. Don’ wanna get sick, den you can’t do dat Chris’mas shopping next day wit all de odder crazies.
Buddha Girl: Hoo boy, you gots dat right, sister! Besides, you cook LOTS, den you gots swell leftovers so you don’t gotta cook next day or two!
Buddha Girl: Eh, dat silly question, sister – we stuff dem IN bird! Cook two tings at same time, save time!
Buddha Girl: Sure I sure! Dat why dey gots dese pointy ends, make it easy to put in de BIRD’S end, like dis –
Big Chicken: HEY! Why’re you doin’ that to our pal?
Little Chicken: Yeah, like he hasn’t suffered enough indignity, already, and you little thugs wanna do THAT to his carcass!
Goosey: Yeah, have some respect for the deceased, will ya?
Angry Sparrow: Don’ you talk to us like dat, ‘specially when I gots dis tomato in my han’.
Buddha Girl: Eh, dis OUR bird, an’ OUR Teevee show, so we do wat we wants wit it! Now SHUDDUP!
Big Chicken: Ya wanna make something of it, then? Come get us, if you dare!
Little Chicken: Yeah, come an’ get us!!! We’ll see who’s just talkin’ trash, then! *pffft*
Goosy: Yeah, come get us, you sawed-off shrimps – NYAH!
Buddha Girl: O-kaaay, dat enough from de food! I come show you de BUSY-NESS end a’ dis yam, up close ‘n personal!
Angry Sparrow: An’ we’ll add tomato wit no extra charge, too –
Zephyrus: Hallo, Ms.
Zephyrus: Ah, here they are now – so, ladies, how goes the feast preparations?
Buddha Girl: **slapping hands** Eh, LOTS better now, dat we showed dem noisy birds who de BOSS ‘roun’ here!
Angry Sparrow: Yeh, dey in de soup now, all right.
Goosy: I didn’t think it was supposed to turn out THIS way! And I’m allergic to pepper –
Little Chicken: Yeah! This wasn’t the type of HOT TUB I had in mind!
Big Chicken: Who knew the little shrimps had so much muscle? And I hate yams *ouch*!
Buddha Girl: Well, dat all de holiday cookin’ tips for now! We give tanks for you watchin’.
Angry Sparrow: Yeh, we hope you like ‘em. Tanks.
Zephyrus: I know I am giving thanks I am NOT a bird *chuckle*.
Buddha Girl: An’ one more tip – if you no good at cookin’ birds, dey always Col’nel ‘Tucky! **shows bucket** Good NIGHT!
Paladin: And – what did we learn from that, then? More like a how NOT to show, I’d say!
Paladin: Now can I see the rest of my game, Oon?
Oona: I still need to see a cooking show, to make up for that debacle – that didn’t count! How am I going to help make a special Thanksgiving dinner if I don’t learn something USEFUL?
Paladin: Aw, Oon, don’t worry – I heard Ms. Beamlette say she’d take us all out to dinner this year, so you don’t have to cook. Just relax, and be your beautiful self – for me *air kiss*.
Oona: *sigh*… You win. Here-- here’s the remote.
Paladin: That’s the spirit, Oon – there’s always next year – you’ll learn something about cooking by then. Erm, something MORE – something ELSE! Ummm –
Oona: Oh, just WATCH your game already! **click**
Oona: On behalf of the Beamlette household, we all wish everyone on Zone of Zen and Realm of Resin a VERY happy Thanksgiving!
Paladin: And that YOUR team wins, too!
Zephyrus: Yes, have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones, right, Ms. Plum?
Angry Sparrow: Yeh – I always tankful for my sisters.
Buddha Girl: You said it, sister! An’ we tankful for ALL you Zoners and Realmers! *grin*
We never said they were GOOD hints, LOL!
Levity aside, Thanksgiving is the time for taking stock, and doing something for others, too…