T'was the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn't sleep.
I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep.
The left-overs beckoned—the dark meat and white.
But I fought the temptation with all of my might.
Tossing and turning with anticipation, the thought of a snack became infatuation.
So I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door and gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore.
I gobbled up turkey and cold buttered potatoes, pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling, so plump and so round, 'til all of a sudden, I rose off the ground.
I crashed through the ceiling floating into the sky with a mouthful of pudding and handful of pie.
But I managed to yell as I soared past the trees, "Happy eating to all; pass the cranberries, please!"
May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious, may your pies take the prize.
May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs.
SOCIAL DIARY The day before Thanksgiving in America. Thinking about the holiday and what it's been for us; plus an upcoming lecture on the great John Singer Sargent.
American Museum of Natural History's Museum Gala; Silver Hill Hospital's sixth annual fall Gala; The American Italian Cancer Foundation's Benefit Dinner; Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation's annual Benefit Dinner.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Talking Turkey a day before the big day.
SOCIAL DIARY A very cold day (for a change) in New York with a annual pre-holiday luncheon at Tiffany; last night's party for Carolyne Roehm and her new book; plus an obituary from the London Telegraph of an amazing and heroic woman in France during World War II.
PARTY PICTURES The Olana Partnership's annual 2015 Frederic E. Church Award Gala; The Mount Sinai Health System's annual Women's Health Day of Learning and Luncheon; A private fundraiser to support Pajama Program.
John Foreman unearths an amazing ruined mansion deep in a Hudson Valley forest.
SOCIAL DIARY Dinner at La Grenouille, the last of the autumn foliage in its swansong; Bette Midler plants the Millionth tree; AMNH hosts its annual autumn gala; FIAF honors Francoise Gilot; French Heritage Society honors Juan Pablo Molyneux and Vitalie Taittinger.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Shanghai Social Diary. Jeanne Lawrence writes about how living in a city the size of Shanghai, with over 20 million inhabitants, requires an occasional escape where the emphasis is inevitably on: the great fresh food (fish, fowl and vegetables) available to the locals.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Turkey for Turkey Day — Don't Say We Never Did Anything For You!
GUEST DIARY "Fairy Tales of Manhattan; A GOBLET OF POISON" a new collection of short stories of Manhattan life by Julie Baumgold. Today we feature the introduction and "If You Go Down to the Woods Today (Sleeping Beauty) ...
BEAUTY Beauty Spotlight: Delia von Neuschatz interviews Cornelia Guest about her beauty regimen and gets some specific answers in terms of products, techniques and exercise.
PARTY PICTURES The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Associates Committee annual Fall Party; The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's annual fall benefit; NAACP's 75th Anniversary National Equal Justice Award Dinner.
HOUSE A look back to 2006 when Sian, Lesley, and JH visited Matthew White and Frank Webb. It was interesting to see two people with different design sensibilities, wonderfully exemplified in their two apartments (both of which are in the same Park Avenue building).
Let's Talk About Sex ... Shops. Melanie Seymour Holland visits the Museum of Sex where the Gift Shop is at the entrance, which leads her to the Pleasure Chest on Second Avenue between 60th and 61st Street, only to discover, smart, chic, marketing to a rather chic clientele.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Friday's Frying Pan — Ron Galella's "Sex In Fashion" ... Meeting Patricia Highsmith (Yikes!) ... Harlan Coben's "Missing You" ... The New York Observer's "Rich List."
SOCIAL DIARY The weather like the world, uncertain in New York. Yesterday's lunch at Michael's brought out the best of them; last night's performance of "Twyla Tharp 50th Anniversary" at the David Koch was the very very best of us all; a real celebration.
PARTY PICTURES The Horticultural Society of New York's 22nd Annual Fall Luncheon; "Peninsula in Pink" charity event; ALS Association's 21st Annual Lou Gehrig Sports Awards Benefit; Jay Heritage Center's Zebra Soiree.
Schulenberg's Page, Part XXXIV, Paris. The events of the past few days leave Bob at a loss to reminisce. His sketchbook will speak for him of a long-ago happier time.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Thursday's Mix and Mash: Tommy Tune ... Daniel Craig ... Norma Shearer ... Denzel Washington ... "Gods of Egypt" ... Jimi Hendrix ... "The Apu Trilogy."
SOCIAL DIARY Cooler day in New York, lunch with Juan-Pablo Molyneux who is being honored tonight at the French Heritage gala at the Pierre, plus today's opening of the Jacqueline de Ribes fashion collection at the Met.
Paris Dispatch. Joan Schenkar, American author and biographer living in Paris, reports on the weekend aftermath of the gruesome terror attack.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Wednesday's Rap: The Oeuvre of John Erman ... The Glory of Gloria Steinem. ... The Sound of Seth Sikes ... The Allure of Jared Leto.
ACROSS THE WORLD South Florida Social Diary. Picturing Women: Museums showcase female figures. Augustus Mayhew attends the opening at the Boca Museum of Art of Dames: Portraits by Norman Sunshine.
John Foreman takes a season's last look at the enchanted mountain colony of Onteora Park.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Joel Schumacher's latest "Neighborhood" ... The Never-Ending Saga of Richard Nixon's Reign — Bob Woodward's New Book Tells ... More.
SOCIAL DIARY Mild autumn weekend in New York; very cool, sometimes sunny, sometimes overcast, like the world; Daisy Soros' book party for her dtr-in-law Flora Fraser; Thursday night's Visiting Nurse benefit and Lillian Wald heroine; plus Sunday night crowd at Sette Mezzo.
PARTY PICTURES The Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation's annual Breakthrough Ball; World of Children Award's 2015 Annual Awards Ceremony; Holiday House NYC opening night gala; God's Love We Deliver's "How to Create Magic."
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Washington Social Diary. As a new Washington area "Real Housewives" franchise is announced a former cast member opens up to Carol Joynt.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Back When Hollywood Was Still a Small Town, A LOT of Sex Still Happened! ... Nunnally Johnson and Marilyn. (No, it's not that kind of story!)
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