Post Thanksgiving family day. Karebear and The Admiral are still in town, continuing the Steans family Thanksgiving throwdown. Today we gathered 'round the tube for another part of the Thanksgiving tradition- watching the UT v. A&M game. UT ended up losing after a pretty weak performance, and to add injury to insult, Colt McCoy, our brave but apparently somewhat fragile young quarterback, ended up getting carried off the field on a stretcher after suffering a couple of questionable hits at the hands of the Texas A&M defense. To be honest, I really haven't been following UT incredibly closely this year, so the loss didn't sting as much as it might have in some prior years, but the game still sucked. Still, we had lots of leftover Thanksgiving grub, and I brought some tamales over as well, so the food was good, and it's always entertaining to watch a football game with my highly animated family.
Afterwards we were treated to a preview performance of Heather "Daredevil" Wagner's grad school presentation for next week on the difficulties of providing speech therapy services to the children of families from foreign backgrounds and cultures. Good work, Heather. You tell those professors that if you get anything less than an A++ that they'll have to answer to two large and surly Steans men.
I did a little shopping with the Steans clan after the game, and for dinner we headed over to The Brick Oven down on Slaughter. Dinner was yummy. After dinner we watched Silverado on cable.
So that's it.
Here's another photo of the Thanksgiving feast that we had yesterday at Ryan and Jamie's house (that empty chair on the end is mine, but I'm taking the photo).
And here's a picture of Cassidy that I took during a break from the festivities when I snuck out onto Ryan's back porch for a moment. Check out that tongue!!!!