I had a lovely Thanksgiving with my mom. We had turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, an amazing creamed spinach-thinly sliced butternut squash au gratin dish (from Trader Joe's), cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.
Now I am contemplating having a slice of pie, and I'm watching the Lucky Spencer marathon
on SOAPnet. (Great to see these old episodes, though sad to compare them to the current sorry state of the show--and to realize that if SOAPnet ever runs another such GH marathon, it'll probably be because the show's been cancelled.)
My only foray into Black Friday-dom today was a trip to the used bookshops on Brand Ave. I bought a signed paperback of A Monstrous Regiment of Women
at Bookfellows, because I'm a couple of hundred pages into The Beekeeper's Apprentice
and will need the next volume soon!
At my mom's house I foraged in the closet and found a bunch of my old Sherlock Holmes books from when I was a kid:The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook
, ed. Peter Haining, foreword by Peter CushingSherlock Holmes of Baker Street: A Life of the World's First Consulting Detective
by William S. Baring-GouldSherlock Holmes Detected
by Ian McQueenBaker Street By-Ways
by James Edward HolroydBasil Rathbone: His Life and His Films
by Michael B. Druxman
and, not Holmes-related, but another favorite of mine when I was a kid:The Count: The Life and Films of Bela "Dracula" Lugosi
by Arthur Lennig
...I was a seriously geeky kid.