November 30, 2003

Quick Thanksgiving Report

SOLON, Ohio -- WE ARE QUITE PLEASED to report this evening that we managed to lose a full eight pounds over the Thanksgiving holiday. We can assure you that, according to the electronic scale which Mr and Mrs Kepple have in their bath, our weight fell from 237 to 229 pounds in the span of about fifty-six hours.

Of course, we were awfully sick during the holiday. For we did have a fever that spiked at 102 degrees, and we largely did nothing but lie listlessly on the sofa as we watched football and movies with our folks. Still, we can't help wonder whether the simple act of going home enlightened our spirits and rejuvenated our being.

For despite our illness, it was absolutely wonderful to be home, even if it was for just three days. It was nice to see our family again, and to share a meal, and to spend time just doing nothing. It was wonderful to watch the news and talk about politics and the economy and everything else. After being gone for so very long, the three days at home made us really appreciate all our blessings in life, and to feel very thankful for everything that we have. Now that all is said and done, we feel pretty good physically, and fantastic mentally.

There is much more we could write -- and we will do so, soon -- but for now, that should serve in terms of an early report. Here's hoping that you too had a great Thanksgiving, and that you were able to spend it with your family and friends. And if for some reason you weren't -- you were working, or you were on duty, or you were serving our nation overseas -- please know that here at The Rant, we very much appreciate the sacrifices that you've made. We also very much hope that when the next Thanksgiving rolls around, you'll have the chance to spend the holiday just as we did this year.

Minus the fever, of course!

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at November 30, 2003 12:08 AM | TrackBack

Sadly, Ben, one cannot lose 8 pounds of fat in 56 hours. Your lost weight was mostly composed of water (being sick will dehydrate you) and muscle.

You want that weight back.

But congratulations on your general cheeriness! :-)

Posted by: Matthew S. Schwartz at November 30, 2003 12:15 AM

Well, I figured it was mostly water loss. But hey, some of it HAD to be fat too -- I mean, I hardly ate!

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at November 30, 2003 12:18 AM

Ben, it was great having you home for the Thanksgiving holiday along with your brother Jesse and your Grandmother. We are already looking forward to seeing you again in December.

Posted by: Dad at December 1, 2003 08:11 AM