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Archive date:  November 24, 2017

A Tryptophan Stupor

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Thanksgiving is a great opportunity for families to spend time together.  I have heard it said that we are given family members to keep us from fighting with strangers.  Other holidays may incite a family brawl, but never Thanksgiving.    I don’t believe it is the ‘Thankful’ part that prevents genetic induced fisticuffs.  I think it is tryptophan.

Tryptophan is a subtly powerful antagonism inhibitor.  Even the most sarcastic and demeaning clans are throttled by the slumber inducing effects of this not-so-paltry poultry drug. Did you ever stop and consider why many people only eat turkey once a year? It’s not because they don’t like it, it’s because Rip-Van-Winkledom ensues, and by the time they wake up, they have forgotten all about it.

When you are sent home with turkey-derived leftovers from loved ones, they’re not concerned about your future state of hunger; they’re simply administering a cleverly disguised OTC dose of tranquilizer.  As surely as a dart gun can turn a 5000-pound charging rhinoceros into a drooling, snoozing mass of flesh, a properly prepared 30-pound bird can keep an entire side of the family safely sedated for up to two weeks.  Sometimes momma just needs a break from all of the holiday fuss.  Keep that in mind before you chomp down on that next turkey sandwich.  I’m not saying she doesn’t love you, but she might be trying to keep you in a tryptophan stupor.

If you can peel yourself off of the couch, we have a sale that even a less than fully awake mind can grasp.  All plants: 25% OFF. If it is alive and growing, it is 25% off.

One extra special note: My dear bride and artist, Renée Bates will be showing a selection of her works from 11a-4p this Friday and Saturday, November 24 & 25.  I invite you come out and visit with Renée and look over some of her recent artistic renderings!  So no matter whether you’re working on your landscape or wish to view artistic landscapes…come see us!

David Bates