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Giving Thanks!

This week, one of my best friends visited me spontaneously. I therefore took a day off yesterday to show him New York. He wanted to see Yankee Stadium so we set off to the Bronx.

When we arrived, our first view was of the huge, monumental stadium with the golden capital letters “YANKEE STADIUM.” But after that, we recognized a crowd of people who were waiting on line. It’s nothing unusual to wait on line in New York; however, the further we walked around the stadium the more people were lined up. Almost three quarters around the stadium people waited patiently. It was incredible.

At the beginning of the line we asked a security man why people were waiting on line because they couldn’t stay there for Yankee tickets. He explained that they handed out vouchers for a free Thanksgiving meal.

Under this aspect it was an oppressive feeling: a situation like this we just know from the newscast in the third world, where people can’t afford food, but what we saw there was true reality.

I told you that I am hosting Thanksgiving this year and I bartered for a private chef. I have been thinking about to donate the value of our Thanksgiving dinner. The holiday itself says “giving thanks”. Accordingly we should be thankful for what we have! Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving Day with our love ones and give thanks back to whom you think it should belong!

When Autumn Leaves Start To Fall

The season is changing: Fall begins tomorrow! This time of the year marks the transition from summer into winter, when the arrival of night becomes noticeable earlier.

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. ~Stanley Horowitz

Fall is a mosaic for me too and I would like to describe the five pieces of my fall 2012 mosaic.


Let’s start with music! “Autumn Leaves” from Nat King Cole is one of my favorite songs for this time of year. It reminds me of the old black and white movies of yesteryear. Get in the right mood for fall and swap for a collection of over 1,500 Vinyl LP’s.

“Love it or hate it” my boyfriend told me last Saturday while he watched football instead of helping me to put together our new kitchen unit. I realized that with fall, for better or worse, football season arrives! I have come to the decision that I suffer his favor for football. So if you, like me, have decided to make the best of it on fall weekends, you might as well get “extra points” and give your boyfriend a gift. Trade for an Autographed Earl Campbell Football. You may never have to build out your kitchen alone again.

In the end of October I always ask myself the same question: What will I wear on Halloween? During the year I have a couple of ideas, but if you’re anything like me you procrastinate until it’s last-ditch. To get ideas, you can go to BarterQuest and trade for a costume. You may want a Scream Costume. I guarantee that no one will know you!

I love my mother but every year on Thanksgiving it’s a disaster. She runs through the kitchen like a headless turkey. She drives not only herself, but also my father, my brother and me crazy. This year everything will be totally different. I am hosting Thanksgiving. My secret will be to arrange for a private chef! Barter for a Professional “Chopped” Champion Chef.

Last but not least, I love to walk through Central Park on Sunday afternoons in the fall. When the wind twists the colored leaves from the trees I dream of my own piece of land or be somewhere else!