Nathan Bransford, Author


Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Greetings from my secret bunker! Dick Cheney says hello.

Hope you enjoyed your expert guest bloggers. And now it's time to enjoy time with family I mean completely neglect them in favor of finishing your NaNoWriMo book.

And remember, I like my books the way I like my turkey: dry, well-seasoned, stuffed with a duck, and deep fried. Make of that what you will.

See you in December!






46 comments:

Madison said...

Happy Turkey Day!

Yat-Yee said...

I like duck on Thanksgiving too, but not so sure about a turkey stuffed with duck. Hmmmmm.

Yat-Yee said...

ps Welcome back.

abc said...

I like my turkey as tofu. Tofurkey! I like my books to be meaty, though. Unless they are memoirs, then I like them JUICY! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!, yo.

Yat-Yee said...

Oh, I see. You're not back yet. Duh. Then say hi to my pal Cheney, will ya?

Miriam S.Forster said...

I've never heard of turkey stuffed with duck... I've seen a picture of a dead snake with a crocodile coming out of it, but maybe that's not the same thing?

ChristaCarol said...

Happy Thanksgiving Nathan! Enjoy your turkey. Or duck. Or both!

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

You have a wonderfully informative site. I enjoyed it very much.
xoxo Nita

Marilyn Peake said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Nathan. Be careful not to go on any hunting trips with Cheney for your turkey. I’ve had Turducken, and thought it was really tasty. Hmmmm...Sounds like you might like a submission about a duck that goes missing after being swallowed up by a turkey, maybe lots of related allusions to Pinnochio getting swallowed up by a whale, maybe some allusions to Moby Dick as well, lots of dry humor, a few spicy, well-seasoned passages, and a mystery plot in which the small town fry cook also moonlights as the detective trying to find the missing duck. No?

Other Lisa said...

Hope you are having fun in your undisclosed secure location!

Dana said...

I've always thought of you as a Turduckin kind of reader. :)

smauge said...

We don't have thanks giving here in Australia, but we do have NaNo! I'm past the 40k mark...

Brigita said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Nathan and all the Americans!

Ben-M said...

Happy Thanksgiving folks and thanks again for the great blog Nathan. Even some of us aliens in far off lands might be enjoying a little turkey & cranberry sauce this week.

Julie Butcher-Fedynich said...

I think he's making it up. (trying to picture stuffing a duck into a turkey -ewww)It's like a car wreck, I can't look away. I think I'll cook ham, now.

Scott said...

Enjoy your Thankerween, Nathan. Well, that's what I celebrate. Always gotta bring the scary 'round the scottStory Estate.

And if I may advise, do NOT try and deep fry your turkey inside the bunker. Unless Cheney volunteers to hold it, obviously.

Cheers!

Just_Me said...

Watch out, Nathan, duck and turkey stuffed together, can that even be healthy? For the record, I've heard of that before. Just never tried it.

Sophie said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for this blog amongst other things. You deserve your break!

CathM said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Looking forward to your next posts in Dec!

Josephine Damian said...

Congrats on your wedding, Nathan!

Does this mean you'll stop watching THE BACHELOR? lol

Ryan Field said...

Ha. Happy Thanksgiving.

CC said...

Julie Butcher--

It's called a Turducken. I've seen Paula Deen cook it on the Food Network.

Your de-bone both the turkey and duck and flaten both, placing the smaller duck to lay flat on the turkey and roll both up to roast. Sort of like a jelly roll, but with meat instead of cake.

Um, yeah, it also looked gross, but apparently there are people that swear by them.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Ang said...

Happy, happy Turkey Day!

Vivian said...

Enjoyed reading the perspectives of your guest bloggers.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Madame Lefty said...

Have a wonderful thanksgiving, Nathan!

Be careful with the Cheney. He shoots people, you know! =P

M Clrment Hall said...

We all wish you a great Thanksgiving -- hope you're with family.
W think of the soldiers who are not.

Zoe Winters said...

hahahahaha. You crack me up with this secret lair stuff.

ORION said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
hmmm...Turduckin?
I prefer the classic Thanksgiving Tuna.

Lynne said...

Secret Bunker With TurkeyDuck.Okay!
Happy Thanksgiving! Um...remember the 'duck' part if any sort of ordinance appears.

lotusloq said...

Turkey all the way, baby! Yum! Enjoying the babysitters but looking forward to the Nate-master's return.

Happy T-day! See ya on the December side!

Furious D said...

I have to admit.

I'm not wild about turkey. I'm very good at cooking it, but it always knocks me out.

I also have to admit that as a Canadian, I had Thanksgiving in October, and ate lamb that day.

Deee-lishus!

I do pay attention to American Thanksgiving though, it's my signal to start Xmas shopping, and it's a week before my birthday.

Anyhoo, happy thanksgiving, enjoy your turducken in the flash fryer thus completing your transformation into an urban redneck. ;)

Elyssa Papa said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and to your return!

Lady Glamis said...

Yup, didn't read too much of your blog while you were gone . . . too busy with NaNo.

*heads off to finish the last 3k*

Robena Grant said...

Deep fried? Yikes.
But then you young guys can eat anything and not gain an ounce. I know, because I shake my head in wonder at my lean son. I keep hoping I live long enough to see his girth expand in his mid-years, just so I can remind him that I told him so in his youth. Ha ha.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

M Clement Hall said...

Anyone from Virginia knows they keep a different Thanksgiving.
How many of us knew about the French in Florida?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/26/opinion/26davis.html?_r=1

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A Paperback Writer said...

You have Cheney on your honeymoon with you?!
Whatever.

Let us know if you run into Jimmy Hoffa. Or better yet, Ambrose Bierce.

Hope you're having a nice time.

Word verification: plishoni
possibly a type of Italian sushi.

Erik said...

You like your books stuffed with duck? The murder mystery I have where the mallard did it needs a query ASAP! Or does it need a quacky?

Whatever.

I hope everyone's having a better Thanksgiving than I am. At least I've had a lot of good stuff for my blog. As long as you get a good story from it, it all seems worthwhile, right?

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

*sniff* I miss the Brandon Live.

No turkey for me -- just a normal day. I wish I could have seen the Macy's Parade!

Dara said...

LOL, I just managed to finish my NaNo novel last night at 11 so I was able to focus on family this year...unlike last year :P

Hope you had a great holiday!

Jawahara Saidullah said...

A turducken= a turkey, stuffed with a duck, stuffed with a chicken. Tasty! *retches* In some versions the chicken is stuffed with a quail, which is stuffed with an egg.

The whole thing is way too Frankenturkey to me, but oh well, there really is no accounting for taste.

Marian said...

I've read of a Middle Eastern dish served at weddings, which consists of a whole roast camel, stuffed with a whole lamb, which is stuffed with chickens, which are stuffed with eggs and rice.

It's like the culinary version of those Russian dolls that you can keep opening to find smaller dolls inside. So I can well believe there's a turkey-stuffed-with-duck recipe. Maybe the duck is stuffed with hummingbirds or something.

Happy Thanksgiving!

alice said...

Nathan, I've just discovered your blog and your incredibly helpful advice for authors. I'm amazed. Thank you. But I have a question. How can you be a literary agent and be so nice? There must be a dark side...

Wanda B. Ontheshelves said...

Thankfulness arrived a little late this year (in Michigan), specifically, just now reading about how ocean currents can power the world!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth
/energy/renewableenergy/3535012
/Ocean-currents-can-power-
the-world-say-scientists.html

Thankfulness reason #1 (in bold):

The system, conceived by scientists at the University of Michigan, is called Vivace, or "vortex-induced vibrations for aquatic clean energy"

Thankfulness reason #2 (in bold):

The engineers are now deploying a prototype device in the Detroit River, which has a flow of less than two knots. Their work, funded by the US Department of Energy and the US Office of Naval Research, is published in the current issue of the quarterly Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering.

***

And look at the name of the journal - Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - now there's an interesting juxtaposition. Kind of "steampunk" sounding.

Wanda B.

lili11 said...

... dry, well-seasoned, stuffed with a duck, and deep fried. Dry? Never for me. Well-seasoned? Right on! Stuffed with a duck? Well ...? Deep fried? Why not?

Kim Stagliano said...

It's 12/1n the East Coast. Sniff, where aaaare you?

Hope you had a great vacation - I assume it was your honeymoon? Congratulations! Hope you didn't get too many "Our First Christmas Together" ornaments as wedding gifts. Wait til the babies come, you'll have a tree full of baby booties!

KIM

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