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I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I think the best part of the night is actually when you get to a point where you can’t eat anymore, even though you want to. What is it about eating that makes you feel good? Especially really good food; it’s like foreplay before awesome sex or something. So long as you follow it up with chocolate, right? I had awesome food prepared by my lovely wife yesterday, and all she did was braze a whole turkey breast in a red wine sauce that was later prepared as the gravy. Man, I wish every Thanksgiving turkey could taste that good, because were it not for my low-capacity stomach, I would have eaten the whole thing myself!

In other news, I’ve been backup on-call this week. Unfortunately, on a holiday, this usually means that the primary on-call person doesn’t always pick up the phone when it’s called. And I try to be a good backup by answering no matter where I am or what I’m doing, lest it roll down to the next guy in rotation and interrupt his dinner with his family. Oh yes, it’s not a sexist remark to only say him; there are no women on my team (which is sad). Not to say that my company is discriminating… we just haven’t found any women who a) were qualified enough to get an offer and b) more men than woman apply for the position. So the chances of a woman being hired are less likely just following the law of large numbers. Next week, I will be rotating onto primary on-call, which I’m looking forward to. It really helps to learn the ropes when they throw you into the deep end of the pool. And truth be told, I was beginning to get bored with just training all the time. It helps immensely when you get to apply that knowledge.

Hey, I have a question for you all… what’s your favorite dish at Thanksgiving dinner?

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