Snow is on the way, apparently. Fantastic. Isn’t it a bit early in the season for this kind of madness? If it starts getting crazy out there, I might be taking another day off. Know what I’m saying? I have a 36-mile ride and am in no mood for “adventure.” We’ll see how it goes.
A couple of night ago I joined Planet Fitness, through their website. Ironically I was eating a delicious apple cider donut while doing it. However, as I type this, I still haven’t actually set foot inside the building, and don’t really know where it is. Feel the burn!
Also online, I was reading about the various offerings for pre-cooked and ready-for-pickup Thanksgiving dinners at Cracker Barrel. They have one that is extremely tempting. It feeds six and features all the must-haves: turkey, ham, cornbread dressing, turkey gravy, cranberry relish, choice of three additional sides, choice of bread. Feeds six, for $68. I mean… that sounds almost too good to be true. No ripping apart the kitchen… no arguing… everything’s super-good…
Have you ever gone that route? Not necessarily Cracker Barrel, but just farmed out most of the cooking to a third party? How’d it work out for you? I don’t think it’s going to happen for us this year, ’cause Toney already has plans in motion. But I’d be willing to go all-in on it after Thanksgiving 2018. The picture at the top is directly from the Cracker Barrel site. Man, that’s good stuff.
Of course, you’d have to supplement with a lineup of pies. I’m not really a fan of pumpkin pie, and I’m definitely not a fan of “punkin'” pie. But I like many other pies, including apple, cherry, lemon meringue, blueberry (yum!), chocolate cream, and (controversial!) coconut cream.
On my “no thanks” pie list you’d find pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato (blecch), and peanut butter.
What do you have on this? And I’m talking about dessert pies… not chicken pot pie or those Euro meat pies. Sheesh. You know what I’m talking about. What goes on your Yes! list, and what goes on your No Thanks list? Specifically in the realm of pies.
What are your Thanksgiving plans? Do you travel? Do you do all the cooking? My parents are in Florida already, and Toney doesn’t talk to ol’ Sunny anymore. In fact, it’s been seven or eight years, I think. So, it’ll just be the four of us, and everything will be cooked in our kitchen, which might lead to arguments and all manner of unpleasantness. Or maybe not. We’ll see.
I couldn’t get Black Friday off, and more importantly… the easy creation of a big-honkin’ four-day weekend. Wotta ripoff. So, I’ll be back in there on Friday. My birthday is coming up though, and I took some time off around that. Not sure why, ’cause I don’t generally participate. But I’ve got time to burn before 12/31 and figured it made sense. Right? …Hello?
Speaking of “home” I saw this article yesterday about some fugitive drug kingpin from Detroit being captured in my hometown. WTF? Another article I read about it said he was part of some kind of gang called the Detroit Boys and was mistakenly released from prison about four years ago due to a clerical error. A clerical error?! And he was barricaded inside a house on 16th Street in Dunbar, WV?? I grew up on 17th Street, and my paper route included 16th Street. I don’t care for any of it. Is it turning into The Wire down there? And by the way… that guy has to have a street name, right? No way he’s walking around with that name. Am I wrong?
And speaking of Black Friday, is there anything you’re hoping to buy this year? Not necessarily as a gift, but just for yourself? But gifts too, if you want to share. I have two items: a new desktop computer (maybe just a tower, but I’m open to a whole new setup if feasible) and some kind of stereo (not a boombox) with which to play CDs. Remember those? My computer is fairly new, but it’s a lemon. Full-blown piece of shit. It needs to be hurled deep into a landfill. And home stereos are rare these days. I’m not talking about some pulsating Bluetooth nonsense. I mean an actual home stereo. Even on Amazon, there aren’t many of them. <sigh> But I’ll be keeping my eyes open. Probably won’t buy anything, but I’ll be on high-alert. What about you.
Not sure what’s going on with the podcast. I don’t have it back yet and haven’t heard from the producer dude. I assume he’ll get it to me shortly, and I’ll post it ASAP. UPDATE: It’s up!
You guys have yourselves a great weekend!
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I’ll be back on Monday.