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Yet another Thanksgiving entry . . .

Okay. Long time no post. Lots of work and running around, and trying to get my Xmas shopping done on time are the main culprit. And yet, here I am.

Thanksgiving was a lot of fun. It is one of my favorite holidays because it is one that everybody can celebrate regardless of religion (or lack of thereof), ancestry or anything else. There is no stress involved (other than cooking a turkey and sometimes not even that), and everyone can simply eat and watch football, or pretend that you are watching it.

This one was no different.

Thanksgiving dinner found ballistabob, El Brato, greta_k, the Navigator, duchessrachel, Janos, and myself, eating turkey and mashed potatoes, assorted side dishes, pumpkin pie (courtesy of the Duchess), and a long suffering upside-down pinneaple cake.

Why long suffering? Because I managed to overbake the first version of it, which did not stop ballistabob or the Janos from eating almost half of it, which goes to prove that guys will eat just about anything if it has enough sugar on it.

"How can you eat that?" I say. "It is ruined!"

"It's still good! It's still good!" says ballistabob in his best Homer Simpson impersonation.

"Yes," says the Janos. "It even has crunchy bits!"

"It's not supposed to have crunchy bits!" I say.

"It's still good! It's still good!"

After which I proceeded to kick them both out of the kitchen.

Luckily, the second version came out just right, and much cake was had by all.

After dinner, we gathered in the living room for chatting and watching some episodes of The Venture Brothers and The Girls Next Door. This prompted the guys to complain that watching these shows had resulted in their few remaining brain cells getting crunchier than my upside-down pinneaple cake.

Of course, next day we were regaled to an all day marathon of G4-Ninja Warrior which effectively killed the rest of our little grey cells.

But since it was Black Friday, I will consider that an improvement.

And since Christmas season just kicked in, I don't think any of us will be needing many braincells any time soon . . .

And speaking of Christmas season: Atention Discworld lovers! "Hogfather" has finally made its debut in American television!

Yes, it is true! If you have cable or satellite, it's on ION Network. In Fairfax Cox Cable it's Channel 15. It showed last night at 7 p.m., and it will show again on December 11 and 12. Check your local listings!

And now, back to the drawing board. Work is kicking mah butt, and Hell Week is just around the corner.

Belfebe out.

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dragonazure
Nov. 26th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
We watched Hogfather last night. I was very amused....
belfebe
Nov. 26th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
I could not watch it all, as it was too late for me to finish, but I am planning on DVR it next time they show it. (I got it started and it would not copy.)

They got Susan spot on, as well as Teatime, Ridcully and the Ohgod of Hangovers. What I caught of the movie, it was awesome.
ladypyrate
Nov. 26th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
Why am I unsuprised that the Janos would eat a burnt cake??

And dead brian cells?? Ask J about sitting on my floor last T-Giving watching Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang...
belfebe
Nov. 26th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
See? And he was bragging that he had 4 remaining brain cells before our marathon! I bet there were only 2 after yours!
belfebe
Nov. 26th, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, and BTW, I sent you something with Rachel. It's a mix CD that I did for the LJ game of "Drop me a note and I'll give you something." :-)
laughing_fox
Nov. 26th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
I love Ninja Warrior! We were also watching the marathon on Friday, didn't have the braincells or ambition to even go out shopping.

I'll have to watch for Hogfather, didn't realize it was made into a movie. Thanks for the heads-up!
belfebe
Nov. 26th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
Any time! :-D
celtwoman
Nov. 26th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
Oh oh oh *waving hands wildly*! I don't have cable. How long before I can see Hogfather on DVD, anyone know? Do you suppose Netflix will carry it?
belfebe
Nov. 27th, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
Who knows. Sadly, it is only in DVD format in the UK, which means that unless you have a DVD player in the format they use in Europe, you can't play it here.

On the other hand, for whatever is worth, it was just released on DVD in Australia. I am hoping that at one point someone realizes that there is a *huge* market here in the US of A for Discworld movies and releases it here.

I am not holding my breath. Neverwhere took *forever* to be released here :-(
ballistabob
Nov. 27th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
belfebe
Nov. 27th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, but the format of the DVD is not compatible with US DVD players format.
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