As a child I remember that when everyone came over for Thanksgiving, that the puzzles always came out. Puzzles create great opportunities for not having to talk (and still be a part of things) for those moments when you need that.
One of the things I enjoyed about writing Ted is his understatement. he could’ve flown off the handle at vachel, but setting another place at the table is such a quiet statement, which says EVERYTHING he wants to say.
Heh. And Blake with the tofu.