Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday for more than 20 years — a time when I savor the 4 Fs: family, friends, food and firearms.
Don’t get your shorts in a knot, OK? If you’re a regular at ToughSledding, you know I’m a hunter. And it so happens that the Monday following Thanksgiving is Opening Day of the deer season where I come from. I talked about it at last year, so if you’re so moved, visit my “million deer post.” Not much has changed.
Because my tree stand has no wi-fi (and Blackberries are the devil’s work), I won’t be doing much online for the next week. If you post a comment, be patient. Ditto for email. I’m goin’ off the grid effective 3 p.m. tomorrow for about a week.
In the end, no one really cares what’s in those transcripts — except maybe journalist Jack O’Dwyer. And it’s pretty clear he isn’t gonna see them anytime soon. I find a transparency issue here, PRSA does not. But it’s Thanksgiving, my friends, and it just doesn’t matter.
For the record, I have twice requested a copy of the transcripts, but my emails have gone unanswered. If PRSA decides to send me the transcripts, I’ll post them here. If not? Well, it just doesn’t matter.
I suspect PRSA prez Bill Murray PRSA would agree with “Meatballs” star Bill Murray, about such petty politics. It just doesn’t matter!
Although we disagreed this past week — on the blog and on Twitter — the PRSA folks I dealt with turned out to be pretty good sports about the whole thing, especially VP of PR, Arthur Yann. I head to the woods this year feeling, for the first time in a long time, that the PR office at PRSA is in capable hands. Nothing wrong with civil people disagreeing. In fact, it’s healthy.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Mr. Yann is a Steelers fan. Makes up for a lot. Give him a shout on Twitter @arthury.
Post Script: Just noticed that my “Meatballs” post of April 9, 2007, has the second highest readership among the 230+ essays on this blog. Not sure what that says about me, or about social media. Maybe it just doesn’t matter! But can you believe Murray didn’t get an Oscar for this? Turkeys!