Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2011

Its Thanksgiving here in the US of A and this morning I kicked off the day with what has become a Thanksgiving ritual for myself and my good friend Mike, the Gobble Jog 5k. Eight years now we and 10,000 plus fellow Turkey Day runners have taken on the streets of downtown Marietta, all in the name of fun, fitness and free t-shirts. Gotta love the free t-shirts. When I got home Dexter and Crookie couldn’t take their eyes off of mine and begged me to please take a photo of them, next to me in my ferociously fierce Gobble Jog attire. So I did, see below.

Besides doing my annual Gobble Jog, today I am Thankful that I get to jump on a plane and fly to London for the weekend. Last month my brother and his wife, Sarah welcomed a new baby girl, little Emily Karen Shinkins and I’ve been beyond excited to get over and meet the wee thing. Being that its a long weekend here in the US, I decided to take full advantage of the perfect opportunity to fly over and meet my tiny namesake. And in the spirit of traveling light, I’ll be leaving my laptop behind so there won’t be any blog updates until I get back late Sunday night. But I wish all my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving and encourage you all to find your patient place in the craziness of Black Friday. Or better yet, stay at home and cyber shop. Your blood pressure will thank you for it.

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