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Notes to self:

1) When grilling sheshkabob, make sure to get them on the coals while it's still light outside. Can't see if the food is done in the dark.

2) Buy more than one package of skewers. Was forced to pan-fry the remaining shrimp and veggies (still good, but better on grill).

3) When tossing veggies onto hot oil in saute pan, do it away from you, rather than toward, thus avoiding nasty oil burn on arm.

Watched "Big Trouble in Little China" last night for the first time in many years. I'd forgotten how silly the dialog was. Still frickin' hilarious. Love that movie. Then my second purchase, "Something Wicked This Way Comes," which is also still a splendid film. Oddly, was able to show it after the wacky comedy without any ill effects, possibly because we all knew both films so well.

I'm watching an MS-NBC special about presidential elections past, and just discovered how very close it was between Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan in the 1976 Republican Convention, so close they expected Ford to choose Reagan as running mate (or vice versa) -- of course, I was 12 at the time, so wasn't paying much attention. I was still young enough that I was still Republican just because Dad was, but even I knew Ford was unlikely to win because of the whole pardoning Nixon thing. Makes me wonder how the last few decades may have played out had Reagan hit the White House four years earlier. (I always love historical "what ifs.")

Ah, now they've moved on to 1984, my first presidential election (I turned 18 in '82). But then, I was a Democrat.


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Oct. 10th, 2004 03:10 pm (UTC)
Good points about the kabobs, which were marvelous. Yum!

Yeah, the whole "Ford probably won't win because he pardoned Nixon" was my First Political Thought. I think by then I had rebelled and was a Democrat, but that might have happened later.

Oct. 11th, 2004 01:54 pm (UTC)
We've discussed my shutting dad out when I discovered he wasn't registered to vote. Heh.

What I remember most about the Ford vs. Carter was it was the first presidential election mom voted in. I had been pestering her since learning that dad wasn't registered, and she finally got registered.

Otherwise, I didn't rebel, both my sets of grandparents being yellow-dog Democrats…
Oct. 11th, 2004 01:56 pm (UTC)
Well, unless you count my resignation from the Democrats in the 90s.

But even so, I've continuned to donate to individual Democratic candidates. So, does it count? I don't know…
Oct. 11th, 2004 01:51 pm (UTC)
It's all my fault!

I delayed you. I slowed you. I broke your rhythm!

How can you ever forgive me?!?!?!


Oct. 12th, 2004 06:07 am (UTC)
Oh, I'll think about it. :D
Oct. 12th, 2004 06:36 pm (UTC)
Oct. 12th, 2004 06:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, all right. :)

Say, how often DO you check your email?
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