Thanksgiving is but a few days away, which means November is nearly over and the nightmare that is December will be feasting upon our flesh like a bad teen vampire flick. It's all good though. I have a Ninja Turtle boyfriend. I won't be alone ever again. Now I just need to make sure I've got my dessert dish ready that I am bringing to the sewer lair for Thanksgiving. I have a sneaking suspicion that the Turtles are going to end up ordering pizza and April will just have an endless supply of wine. Maybe Splinter and I will be able to watch some soaps. Nothing beats Thanksgiving family drama on daytime TV. Oh well Diary, I have to leave. The dessert is not going to buy itself.
Michelangelo: No way M. No way. Rose flavored cookies? That sounds totally noxious.
Miss M: Oh come on Michelangelo. You just need to expand your horizons! It can't all be pizza.
Michelangelo: I thought you liked pizza.
Miss M: Oh I do! But I also love macarons. Not the coconut macaroon, but the cookie macaron. There's a
difference. Some say they are synonymous, but there is a difference. I hate coconut. It's a texture thing and maybe a little bit of a taste issue too. But I do love the smell of coconut, it reminds of summer. And being on a vacation. I wish I was on a vacation, ya know? Anyways, macarons are really good and they have other flavors. Not just rose. They have mint macarons. Chocolate macarons. Vanilla macarons. Lemon macarons. Lavender macarons. Red velvet macarons. Green tea macarons. Orange creme macarons. Maybe bubblegum macarons. All kinds of macarons.
Michelangelo: Wow. You really like these things huh?
Miss M: Of course! Trust me, you will too.
Michelangelo: I guess. As long as I'm with you, I don't care if they are grass macarons.
Miss M: You're so good to me! I can't believe we are going to be celebrating our first Thanksgiving together!
Michelangelo: I know. Are you caught up with your work?
Miss M: Uh, sort of. I still need to interview a Heroic Hottie for the month. I've been trying to locate this one guy, but he is a bit of a rogue pirate. You know how rogue pirates are.
Michelangelo: Yeah. Sure I do. You could totally interview me: your bangin bodacious boyfriend!
Miss M: Are you settling into dementia? I've already interviewed you goofball! Like, back in August of 2012...
Michelangelo: So? You could interview me again. We could do a gnarly retrospective. Or something. Come on M.
Miss M: I don't know. I mean, what do we do? Is the world ready for you to be a Heroic Hottie twice?
Miss M: Ok. If we are going to do this, I'm going to need access to your older photos. We need to give the readers some primo vintage Turtle beefcake. Are you comfortable with that?
Michelangelo: I've done this before.
Miss M: Ok. There's just one more thing. If I am gonna let you be this month's Heroic Hottie, you have to share some rose macarons with me. Deal?
Michelangelo: You make a gnarly bargain dorkette, but all I can say is cowabunga! Let's do this!
November 2013 Heroic Hottie!
Michelangelo: Wax on! Look how green I was back then. Remember when we first met?
Miss M: Yes. I do. It was 1988. We were at Geoffrey's place.
Michelangelo: What were we doing there?
Miss M: I don't know. I think April was dragging me there for something. I remember a lot of good times at Geoffrey's place though.
Miss M: Totally dorkette. And ever since we met, we've always been a part of each other's lives.
Miss M: Yep.
Michelangelo: A total blast from the past! Turtles in Time was a trip.
Miss M: I know! I remember it came out around my birthday and all I wanted to do was go to the movies to see it. I thought it was the coolest movie.
Michelangelo: Really? I know we are dating, and you want to say nice things, but that movie was awful.
Miss M: It was not! (pauses) Ok, maybe a little, but I still thought it was cool.
Miss M: Now I know this look! I've always been fond of a good super hero suit.
Michelangelo: Capes are gnarly dorkette. Remember that.
Miss M: Yeah. It's kinda hard to forget a turtle in a cape.
Michelangelo: Totally. While my other brothers wanted costumes of their own, I knew I needed the whole hero suit with a cape. I knew you'd be fond of that.
Miss M: (smiles) Always thinking of me.
Michelangelo: Got that right. You're my girl. Always.
Miss M: And you are forever my ninja turtle.
Michelangelo: Who is this guy?
Miss M: Oh come on! You know who that is.
Michelangelo: They really wanted to give me a new look.
Miss M: While also keeping a wink with the original. It worked!
Michelangelo: I look so pale in this picture.
Miss M: Well, you were living under the sewers a lot during this time.
Michelangelo: Yeah. We just didn't know how to make this 8th return really work.
Miss M: I liked it though. It was like a whole new world for ninja turtles. Ya know?
Michelangelo: Yeah. Totally dorkette. Totally.
Miss M: Of course, here we have one of my favorites. I think you've never looked better. Why, this is just your best look yet!
Michelangelo: Really? You think this is my best look?
Miss M: Yeah! You look positively dreamy!
Michelangelo: And what do you think of me right now? I'm not chop anchovy ya know!
Miss M: Oh Michelangelo! Don't be offended! I think any version of you is pure perfection. You're my party turtle! Now, can we get some rose macarons? You promised...
Michelangelo: I'm a turtle of my word. Let's eat these rose macarons.
Miss M: Oh yay! Michelangelo, trust me, you are going to love this! I am just flipping out right now!
Miss M gets ready to rush inside the bakery, as Michelangelo reaches out to her.
Michelangelo: Hey, wait a second dorkette.
Miss M: Yes?
Michelangelo: I just want to tell you that you've made me one tubular turtle. I'm happy we're celebrating Thanksgiving together. It's going to be a great holiday.
Miss M: Of course. You are my heroic hottie, and I couldn't be happier!
With romance in the air, the two lovebirds head into the bakery for some rose flavored macarons.
November 2013 Heroic Hottie!