Yeah, I know I said I'd try to write more, but weekends are difficult for me to write on. I've got stuff to do, dammit! So, here I am. And there you are. And that wierd guy is over in the corner doing...odd things...to his Star...Wars...collectibles...ODEARGHODS! Stop THAT!
OK, seriously, hope everyone is doing well.
As for me, I am. Day 1 of the second week of the new job, and things are going well. Still don't have a badge, or full access, or useful things like that.
I have coffee though. And my 3 liter bottle of water.
Friday night was uneventful, really. Got home, had some dinner, played some WoW.
Saturday, I got up and went to
WorstBuy to get some movies for the Easter Baskets. The Easter Bunny (or Easter Spider, if you prefer) has been putting movies into the Easter baskets for a few years instead of a lot of candy. Oh sure, there's SOME candy, but not a lot. I picked up Next Avengers
for F. and Pokemon Battle Frontier, Vol 2"> for B. I already had Top Gun
. Well, once I did that, I met everyone else over at Giant for some grocery shopping, then mousecat0
& B went off for the monthly Chivalry & Sorcery
game at MSD
HQ, while F. & I went home. We put groceries away and cleaned the living room a bit, then settled down to watch Iron Man
and The Incredible Hulk
. Although it doesn't lose much in translation to the small screen, I'm still glad I say Iron Man in the theater. I also liked Incredible Hulk, but...it seems to suffer from the same damn problem that the comic went through from the late 60s until the early 80s: Predictability.
- Something or someone shows up.
- Hulk comes out.
- Hulk beats on it.
- Hulk gets madder and stronger.
- "HULK IS STRONGEST THERE IS!"
- Antagonist gets crushed.
- Hulk jumps away.
- Lather, Rinse, Repeat.
So, anyway, we had some fun & played around until the girls got home. The kids went to bed, and mousecat0
& I put the baskets together, then I hid the Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs. Sleep beckoned, so I answered it's siren song.
Well, on Sunday, F. was up first, so he got us all up. In my basket was the twin pack of Rocky
and Rocky II
, as well as some goodies. mousecat0
had, in addition to her movie, had 2 cookbooks (Tis the Season to be Baking: Christmas Reflections and Bread Recipes
& Bake And Be Blessed
, both by Fr. Dominic Garramone), as well as Chocolate Truffles from Glenstal Abbey, Ireland
While the kids made sure that the table was ready, I set about preparing Easter brunch, consisting of:
And yes, F & I once again shared the lamb butt. ;-)
Afterwards, we cleaned up, then emptied the pantry. Once empty, mousecat0
& B. cleaned out the area, while F & I disassembled the old shelf unit. I had purchased a wire-frame shelf unit a few weeks ago, and we finally had the chance to put it together. The other advantage, of course, is that we could get rid of canned goods that have since expired (including a box of store brand jello that had a date of June 2002 on it...)
I'll tell you this: Next time I choose to make nacho fixings or anything that requires refried beans? I'm making my own. We had *6* bags of pinto beans in the pantry. Mainly from Angel Food, and I know they don't go bad...but 6 bags? Oof. That's a bit much.
Finally, we got all that done. mousecat0
& F went to her mother's to feed the cat B watched some of her new Pokemon, and I took a nap. When they got home we got ourselves cleaned up a bit and headed to Hamburger Hamlet
for dinner. 2 reasons for that: 1: I forgot to take anything out for dinner and 2: Kids ate free. So, Hamlet it was. So, we came home and relaxed for the rest of the evening.
And now, a few notes:( On the Amazon Kerfluffle )( On the so-called 'Tea Parties' )
Going to do Mother's Day dinner at my place again. Not sure how many people we're going to have yet. Definitely 8, maybe 10-13. I'll do the proposed menu as a separate post later, as soon as I figure out what I'm going to do with the asparagus (I cuss, you cuss, we all cuss for asparagus!), as well as what appetizer and dessert I'm doing.
Crap. Just got the following article from tenku_no_shiro
via Twitter: Harry Kalas Taken to Hospital
Harry is the long-time voice of Phillies baseball.EDIT:
In the time it took me to finish writing and posting this, Harry Kalas has died. My thoughts on this can be found here
That, I think, is all I have for now.
Remember: You woke up on the proper side of the grass this morning. By definition, that makes this a good day.