How much do I love Thanksgiving? 4 days off work, eating, drinking, sleeping and none of that Christmas stress and expense of buying each other gifts! God bless America and all that sailed in The Mayflower.
The weather has turned wintery with the temperatures falling below zero yesterday and we got our first snowfall of the season. And which idiot got up to run the Turkey Trot
8k? Not me, but like a lemon I was there taking some photographs!
Today is commonly known as Black Friday in America, no not another stockmarket crash
, that's every other day, but today is not a day to leave the house if you hate shopping, or come to think of it driving or queuing or spending money. The news last night was full of pictures showing people sleeping outside stores to be first in when they opened at 4am. 4am in my world is only a time for sleeping or for getting in!
Today is a day for movies though and we hope to catch one later. I might just tidy up my sock drawer too (I noticed I had a blue one and a grey one on the other day) and do some more eating and drinking and then it's the weekend. Cool.
Tomorrow, if I still need it, I'll get another opportunity to lie in as our game starts at 11.20am here. I am looking forward to seeing us on the box for the first time this season as (thankfully) I was away for the last two televised games. We should go to Deepdale in fine fettle and hopefully with Preston backing down
on their crackpot pricing rule for one and not the other it'll encourage some more Addicks to travel. Credit to Ben Hayes for his work on this by the way.
Preston is a fair hop mind and particularly on a Saturday night. I don't believe I have ever been anywhere near the city, let alone Deepdale. Once the centre of the cotton industry, in recent years it has gone through much regeneration and is one of those clubs I have always regarded well and Alan Irvine
is the latest manager to try to get the Lilywhites out of a division they've always challenged in since they came up in 2000.
Let's hope we don't succumb to another international break meltdown and Pards and Parky have them all wound up in front of the cameras. I would suggest another unchanged line. Come on you reds.