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Finally! A Real Post!

Thanks to all my patient friends as I caught up with my photo meme. I hope everyone liked the pictures. There will be one for today, which is Day 84, but in the meantime, thoughts for the day.

The turkey is in the brine, and we made a discovery -- we got a kosher bird from Trader Joe's because the pre-brined turkeys there were so small, and when I opened it to get it ready for my own brine, I found only the neck inside. No liver, no heart, no gizzard. Dang! I didn't even think about how that wouldn't be kosher (to put uncooked liver inside a koshered bird). Oh, well. At least there's a neck to boil down.

Barb's pie is baking, my pumpkin gingerbread came out nicely, and we seem to have gotten everything we need for tomorrow (knock wood). I ran over to Fry's about an hour or two ago (which would have been around 1 in the afternoon) and the place was jam-packed. I parked clear out at the edge of the parking lot and maneuvered through the hordes. I mean, I knew the day before Thanksgiving would be busy, but assumed at that time of the day most people would be at work and the real rush would be after 4 or 5. (But I was wrong.)

Words: 14,339. I'm not going to give up yet.

I have to wrap Tiirz's present for Saturday's birthday celebration this weekend.

I'm sort of been trying to pack up my summer clothes and get out all my sweaters, since it's gone and gotten cold since we left. Also catching up on the DVR; currently in the middle of three weeks' worth of Fringe--ack, ack, poor Olivia! Hee hee, "Walternate." ACK! Really scary alt-Olivia! Good stuff, this.

Should I make fudge or candy/cookie bars?

This woman wants to run for President of the United States: “Well, North Korea, this is stemming from I think, a greater problem when we’re all, you know, sittin’ around askin’, ‘Oh, no, what are we gonna do,’ and we’re not having a lotta faith that the White House is gonna come out with a strong enough policy to sanction what it is North Korea is gonna do, so this speaks to a bigger picture that certainly scares me in terms of our national security policy, but obviously some stand with our North Korean allies we’re bound to by freedom; we’re also bound by prudence to stand with our South Korean allies. And to my North Korea, well, we’re not gonna reward bad behavior and we’re not gonna walk away and we do need to press China to do more to improve pressure on North Korea.” (Seriously, that's a real quote.) I weep for my country.



Me and Barb with Mickey & "Uncle Walt":


Mom took the picture. She was having trouble with my camera, but this one came out okay, I think.

Bonus photo:


The Haunted Mansion at Disney World. Distinctly different than the one at Disneyland. We were sort of making a list of what things were better where -- the Tiki Room, for example, is FAR superior in Disneyland, largely because they haven't screwed with it as they have done in Disney World, making it "more modern." Feh. But Splash Mountain is far superior in Disney World, and Disney World has the luxury to not pull out old rides to make way for the new -- since they were able to put Tarzan in the Animal Kingdom, f'example, it's still the Swiss Family Robinson's treehouse in Disney World. On the other hand, Disney World does NOT have the Indiana Jones Adventure ride (although the "Dinosaur!" ride in Animal Kingdom is basically the same thing, only with dinosaurs instead of Indy).

But it was nice to have the old, hokey, wonderful Haunted Mansion ride. Grim Grinning Ghosts, yes, indeed.

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nutmeg3
Nov. 24th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
Could Sarah Palin possibly be any dumber? I'm terrified that so many people think she has something to offer (besides an opportunity for making jokes at her expense).
wildrider
Nov. 25th, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
Her lack of knowledge (and pride in same) are staggeringly mind-numbing.

I hope there are enough people in this country who are just smart enough to realize the President should really KNOW WHAT HE/SHE IS DOING in the job...

(That part of me who still believes in this country prays that she actually gets the Republican nomination, because that part of me thinks there's no way in hell she'd actually win and thus assure Obama a second term. Then the sad, cynical part of me reminds me that's what I thought about Duhbya....)
evil_little_dog
Nov. 25th, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
Your icon says it all.
evil_little_dog
Nov. 25th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
It's been too many years since I've been to Disneyland (like. I've only been there once and have been to DW at least once a year from 1975 - 2004). silvrethorn and I amused/horrified cornerofmadness by knowing all the words to the Tiki Bird show and sang them before and after the show. XD

Palin was on something the other night when I was at Mom's and I begged her to change the channel. My brother's like, "What don't you like about her?"

"Everything!"

"You're gonna have to be more specific."

"Everything!"

He didn't like my answer but he's become a staunch Republican and hates Obama, so.
wildrider
Nov. 25th, 2010 01:06 am (UTC)
Disneyland was still pretty fresh in my mind since Barb and I went for our honeymoon in 2008. We went at Halloween time, though, so the Haunted Mansion was done up in "Nightmare Before Christmas," so we really missed the old one.

"Pirates" is 100% superior in Disneyland, and not just because it goes through the Blue Willow Restaurant. Otherwise -- there are pluses and minuses to both, but we really didn't like the "Under New Management!" changes to the Tiki Room in Disney World (and we were assuming it had been done at least a decade ago, since one of the "new management" entryway bird voices was clearly Phil Hartman, who's been dead since 1998). Barb and I know all the lyrics, too. XD

He wants specifics? Her clear lack of knowledge on anything even vaguely resembling political science? Her inability to reliably name our international allies? (NORTH Korea? Really, Mrs. Palin? NORTH? You're SURE, now?) Her pride in same lack of knowledge? Her hubris? Her petty vindictiveness? Her lack of understanding of the fundamental tenants of Democracy and Republicanism?

And on a personal level, her voice annoys the hell out of me... *g*
evil_little_dog
Nov. 26th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
I'm afraid my brother sees Palin as a down-home girl, and as he's pretty much a redneck (and hates that Obama got into office), well.
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ljs
Nov. 25th, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
Happy Thanksgiving to you both! [hugs]
wildrider
Nov. 25th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
Happy Thanksgiving!
emerybored
Nov. 25th, 2010 03:20 am (UTC)
1) Happy Thanksgiving!
2) I miss Disney World. It was awesome when I went. I was 15, at my hottest, and literally had all of the princes' attentions. Aladdin turned around on his elephant to stare at me, and Prince Charming damn near jumped off of Cinderella's coach to get me instead. (For reals.)
3) If Palin does run, I am not quite so scared since Bristol ended up in 3rd for DWTS. Had Bristol won, I would have become so frightened of the Tea Party's voice that I would have just given up on the idea of a Democrat in any office EVER after 2012.
4) Did you hear about Tom DeLay? He was found guilty today on one count of money laundering and another count of conspiracy to launder money, after he moved a bunch of corporate funds through his PAC to key Republican races here in Texas. His actions ended up adding Republican seats to the House after the 2002 elections. Obviously a big no-no. He now faces the possibility of 99 years for the money laundering and another 20 for the conspiracy charge. HOW AWESOME IS THAT?? In his reaction interview at the courthouse, he said that he would appeal, "In the hope of finding jurors with a better understanding of the law." What a peach.
wildrider
Nov. 25th, 2010 03:25 am (UTC)
I didn't reach that level of hotness until I reached my mid-40's, at which point suddenly guys of all ages were friending me on MySpace and telling me how stunning I was. I was all like "Where were you guys when I was single and YOUNG?"

No, I haven't heard any news today, I've been cleaning off the DVR! HOORAY! Maybe there IS still justice in this country!
cornerofmadness
Nov. 25th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
what? Dear god WHAT? That doesn't make sense in English. God that woman is an idiot.


and you shall go make fudge, put it in a box and mail it to OH
wildrider
Nov. 25th, 2010 04:22 am (UTC)
I know, I had to read it six or seven times myself, and it STILL doesn't make sense (and it's even more convoluted than what she said about Katie Couric the other day, something about "the state of journalism today," only she said it in such a way that left one going "WHAT?!?!?").

Heh. I shall send you some fudge this season, but you must be careful with it, because it is, of course, 98% sugar. *g*
cornerofmadness
Nov. 25th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)
Frankly I keep hoping a bear eats her in this bastardization of a nature show she's doing.


ha. the state i'm in this week it'll probably kill me
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sillymagpie
Nov. 25th, 2010 04:32 am (UTC)
Yay for numminess!

Don't even start me on the subject of Palin. Words cannot express my disgust.
wildrider
Nov. 25th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
Bars or fudge?

I will have to get up and get the bread started in the morning, anyway...

I find it amusing that while I didn't say her name, everyone knew who I was quoting. :-)
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