Yesterday I ate so much food I thought I was going to die. I was invited to so many cookouts and dinners that I was happy to wake up to the rain. But the rain didn't matter. That stopped nobody from cooking. When I tell you I ate a lot, I ate a lot.

I understand the holiday spirit. What I don't understand is why people feel like we need to eat so much. That's my next research project.

I will try to tell you everything I ate at 5 pm today. I just hope you have time to read it.