Big, Long Things Number 44, 45, 46, and 47 for the year at the Texas Quad in Dallas this Thanksgiving weekend. Only 5 more to go before New Year. Loops are a lot more fun when you’ve got your friends to hang with. Despite being pretty chatty I stuck to my plan to get faster each day. Something like 5:45, 5:30, 5:10, 4:45. It was great to see Clyde, Vemala, Angela, Vincent, Kevin, Shelly, Ila, Ponytail and Teal, and even make some new friends like Davey and Robert. Fun fact: German chocolate cake is not from Germany. The recipe was actually credited to an American named Sam German, and was popularized after the recipe appeared in a 1957 edition of the Dallas Morning Star.