Downtown is a Norman Rockwell Painting

A lot of people complain about the early darkness this time of year, but I kind of like it. Because quite often, around 4:30, I'll glance outside my office window and see a sight like this. That was Friday's sunset. It made up for the fact that I was the only person in my department … Continue reading Downtown is a Norman Rockwell Painting

Green Bean Casserole for the Super Bowl

Twice today, I came across blog posts dissing that timeless American holiday classic, the green bean casserole. One person called it “an abomination” and another gave it a big, fat NOPE. Bolded and italicized, just like that. Oh, the humanity! Clearly, these naysayers and I disagree on the definition of haute cuisine (a French phrase … Continue reading Green Bean Casserole for the Super Bowl

Happy Thanksgiving!

Too full to write out a coherent post. Too buzzed to care. Even the title is generic tonight. I will say the turkey turned out exceptional, as always, and the side dishes were superb. Texted with both my kids, watched Planes, Trains & Automobiles and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. In other words, I checked all … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

White Knuckles

I was bitching this morning about having to go to work on Black Friday, but alas, I have ended up working from home. Which still isn’t not working, but at least it’s working in the comfort of sweats. One of those split-the-difference scenarios, I guess. For the record, I tried to go to work, but we have had freezing … Continue reading White Knuckles

Galileo, Galileo

We were driving home on Sunday after running an errand and I nearly swerved off the Interstate. I blame it on the sky. I mean, look at that! How am I supposed to concentrate on silly little things like staying between the lines when the whole freakin' sky is lighting up like that?! Tara was … Continue reading Galileo, Galileo

A Well-Oiled Machine

We had a nice four-day weekend. Hectic and busy, but 'tis the season, right? This, despite The Cold From Hell. Tuesday, Tara said she was getting sick. Despite ingesting copious amounts of Vitamin C, echinacea, and oregano oil (god, she’s such a hippie!), there was no staving off the inevitable. By Wednesday it had turned … Continue reading A Well-Oiled Machine

NNWM/24: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Pretty laid back day for us today. For the first time in years, we did not host. We did not go anywhere, either. It ended up just being me, Tara, and Audrey - but that was alright. I found a small turkey at Chuck's Produce (9.something lbs.) and we just downscaled everything else. … Continue reading NNWM/24: Happy Thanksgiving

NNWM/23: Wednesday, Bloody Wednesday

Thanksgiving Eve! Can you believe it? Work productivity always takes a hit the day before a long holiday weekend, and today was no exception. I may have contributed to that just a little by kicking off the day with Bloody Marys in the office. I had promised them to my team, and decided today would … Continue reading NNWM/23: Wednesday, Bloody Wednesday

NNWM/16: Turkey Panic

I was shopping for groceries after work today, when it suddenly dawned on me that Thanksgiving is barely a week away. For a split second, I panicked. There was nothing Thanksgiving-related on my shopping list. No potatoes, no stuffing, no cranberries, no sexy Pilgrim babes. (What, there's no such thing? Well, there should be). We … Continue reading NNWM/16: Turkey Panic