Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Pitching In

Thanksgiving is numero uno on my list of holidays as you may have read before. I figured I should add to the pile of food this year and I bought some pecans from a lady at work, so I'm making a cheesecake pecan pie. I made one last week and it is the greatest thing since chocolate and peanut butter started shacking up. I'm currently working on an apple pie that may or may not make it out of the house. I followed the directions to preheat a baking sheet on the bottom rack of the oven, but nowhere in those directions did it say that your oven needed to be clean. While I didn't have to call the fire department this time, I did have a nice flame burning up the bottom of the oven. I think that made it easier to scrape out the stuff that was in there, but I don't recommend as a method of oven cleaning.

In other holiday news, this morning Desmond furrowed his brow and seemed genuinely perplexed to start his first day of vacation. Since we went to the grocery store last night, he wasn't sure if he wanted Coke, Pepsi, or Cheerwine to start his morning off. Eventually he settled on Cheerwine. I'm not sure what he's going to do at the dessert table tomorrow when faced w/ an even bigger decision (the correct answer is "a little piece of all of them" which is really just so you can figure out what to have a big piece of).

And if you see a Thanksgiving card w/ a woman on the front of it, I assure you the inside of the card says something like "Happy day before shopping." Believe me, I looked at all of them. I wasn't sure what to think of that since I was shopping at the time, so I went to the auto supply section and looked at fuel injector cleaner.

Monday, November 12, 2007

American Gangster TV

There is a show on BET called American Gangster (not to be confused w/ the movie). It would be like a lot of shows on the History Channel if Grandmaster Flash did the music. Also it always features black criminals. I don't want to tell BET how to run their network, but maybe they should feature some white criminals who rip off black people. That shouldn't take very much research.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

And don't forget to tip your bartenders

It's starting to get cold at night and our furnace decided that it wasn't going to work. It would start for a few minutes but would never actually blow warm air through the vents. I know enough about it to take the cover off and read the LED error messages, but I certainly don't know how to fix a furnace. At least I didn't think I did. I changed the air filter and it is now toasty and warm in the house. So change your air filter if you haven't recently and then put your heating repair ad in the yellow pages.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Election Day

The Greensboro city council elections were today, and my goal was to vote for someone not involved in the real estate business. Of course, this was impossible w/o writing-in a candidate. And while I managed to do that, I immediately started feeling remorseful that I didn't vote for Hugh G Rection or Amanda Hugginkiss. Still, I look forward to next year's elections when NC's next senator is Haywood Jablome.