Weekend Wrap-up for 10-11 December 2005.

  • I didn’t even set foot outside the house on Saturday. Hell, I didn’t even change out of my pajamas. Despite this, we managed to get a fair amount of “work” done.
  • The fall decor has been retired and the winter/Christmas decor put in its place. We’ve decided not to put up our tree this year, mostly because we’ll be rather busy around the time we’d normally be taking the tree down.
  • As planned, Laura and I made pasties on Saturday. Fifteen pasties, to be exact. That includes one Frankenpasty constructed with a ready-made pie crust after we ran out of our made-from-scratch dough. For amateurs, we make some damn good pasties. I ate two for dinner Saturday night, one for lunch Sunday afternoon and another for dinner. I also took one to work for lunch today. Add the two that Laura ate over the weekend and that’s seven of the fifteen consumed already.
  • Yesterday, we caught a matinee of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and afterward I watched The Triangle, a mini-series that aired on the SciFi Channel last week. I think Laura made it most of the way through the first installment before she fell asleep. We’ll probably see The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe next weekend, and we may head over to the second-run theater to see The 40 Year Old Virgin tonight.
  • Laura bought me a new winter coat on Friday, and I got to put it to the test Sunday morning while I was cleaning the driveway (Go-go-gadget snowblower!). It’s very lightweight, but also quite warm and cuts the wind nicely. Color me pleased.
  • When last I counted, I was subscribed to about fifteen podcasts, including several from Podiobooks.

4 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap-up for 10-11 December 2005.”

  1. To quote KJWon from a previous thread “Mmmmm…pasties”

    As planned, Laura and I made pasties on Saturday. Fifteen pasties, to be exact. That includes one Frankenpasty constructed with a ready-made pie crust after we ran out of our made-from-scratch dough. For amateurs, we make some damn good pasties. I ate two for dinner Saturday night, one for lunch Sunday afternoon and another for dinner. I also took one to work for lunch today. Add the two that Laura ate over the weekend and that’s seven of the fifteen consumed already.

    I’m sure we could’ve helped with the last eight. Come to think of it, we should save you from yourself. I am (somewhat) concerned with the sheer volume you have personally consumed. Park the Deere, I think you need to hand shovel not only your driveway, but at least one of your neighbors as pennance.

    OTOH, the recipe must be very good. Which one did you use? Mayhaps next Sunday we will do pasties as a family event. Oh, wait, Adam might be here. This could provide a unique bonding experience for him, no?

  2. Thagg said:

    OTOH, the recipe must be very good. Which one did you use? Mayhaps next Sunday we will do pasties as a family event. Oh, wait, Adam might be here. This could provide a unique bonding experience for him, no?

    Laura used one from the Toivola Cookbook. We simply ignored the rutabaga requirement. Whatever possesses people to put rutabaga in their pasty filling is beyond me. Actually, I think we’ve had that conversation before…

  3. Laura used one from the Toivola Cookbook.

    Ohhh, we’ve got that one somewhere. I thought you used a recipe from the link provided on another thread

    Rutabagas, bleah. Yeah, covered that already, but there’s nothing like flailing away at a dead horse.

    Fifteen podcasts, grasshopper? A bit obsessive-compulsive are we?

  4. Thagg said:

    Fifteen podcasts, grasshopper? A bit obsessive-compulsive are we?

    Let’s see, there’s five different books from Podiobooks, three different Michael & Evo feeds (Cover to Cover, Slice of SciFi and Wingin’ It), Unquiet Desperation, I Should Be Writing, This Week in Tech, Radio Leo (which is one feed, but actually covers at least three different shows), Diggnation and Coverville.

    So, fourteen. I gave the Soccergirl, Incorporated podcast a shot, too, but that got old quick. I originally had six Podiobooks, but wasn’t thrilled with one of the readers so I cut it back to five. When Laporte and company make a feed for Triangulation, I’ll subscribe to that one, too.

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