I’ve came down with a nasty cold or flu, complete with stuffy nose and sore throat. It’s been bothering me for the past couple of days, and no amount of hot sauce or juices (or both) seems to have much effect. Although the hot sauces do turn the stuffy nose into a runny nose, but not for very long.

I had a really fantastic Thanksgiving with my mom and her husband. I cooked a whole feast for them, and while it took 4 hours and the kitchen was pretty hot even on a cold day, it was well worth it in the end. Everything turned out great; the BBQ turkey, fruit ambrosia, collard greens, cornbread, stuffing, stuffed celery, and sweet potatoes with cranberry glaze. You can see a picture I took when we sat down at the table with everything on it, right here.

I’m making this post using Zempt, a neat utility that allows you to post to Movabletype without using the web interface, which I find a lot easier and efficient. It’s a slick program, and while still in beta form, quite solid and feature-rich. If you use it, and get a Error 500 prompt, check this thread where I think I found the solution to the problem, which involves SOAP:Lite and installing it.