Something I didn't even know was on my bucket list has been achieved. I have cooked Thanksgiving dinner with Martha Stewart. I vow to follow the gospel of her teachings and do my very best in the remarkably less glamorous kitchen of my own home... without the luxury of magically appearing prep bowls filled by a staff of sous chefs.
As governor when I visited our troops in Kuwait and Iraq I served them Thanksgiving dinner. It was a small gesture compared to their sacrifice.
If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner it's really like making a large chicken.
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.
Dinner was made for eating not for talking.
At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well and talk well but not too wisely.
When my mother had to get dinner for 8 she'd just make enough for 16 and only serve half.
We were old sinners - but when we came to Christ we are not sinners anymore.
See winners embrace hard work.
You don't argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn't eat candy for dinner. You don't punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first. And you don't argue when a women tells you she's only making 80 cents to your dollar. It's the path of least resistance. You save your energy for more important battles.
I see a wiser person than when I was younger: having babies and passing 30 were the turning points. What women in their 40s - I am 39 - lack in gorgeousness they make up for in wisdom. I love ageing despite the drawbacks - thinner drier skin.
When I wrote Living in the Light I wanted to share about how I live my own life and to encourage people to tap into their own inner wisdom.
The more I work with the body keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
In war whichever side may call itself the victor there are no winners but all are losers.
In war there are no winners.
Tell the truth work hard and come to dinner on time.
When you do a drama you are challenged to trust your inner voice much more. Because when you put a comedy in front of even a 25-person screening you know whether it's working or not. The barometer is overt.
My interactions with Sorkin were agonisingly weird. He is by far the weirdest person I have ever met. I had dinner with him and a few hours before I got an e-mail from his assistant saying 'Sean this does not need to be a long conversation. Aaron is only going to use it to win your trust.'
I think women have an innate ability to be intuitive with people that they truly love but they have to trust that inner voice and I think it is there. I think we are more intuitive than men.
Winners take time to relish their work knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
Employee of the month is a good example of how somebody can be both a winner and a loser at the same time.
I don't cook - I can cook - but I'm not very good. I like being asked over for dinner because she can't cook either. We would starve if it weren't for modern technology. I know how to work a microwave but love home cooked meals.