I think what my daughter's trying to say is: nyah nyah nyah nyah.

Joyce ,'Same Time, Same Place'


Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


Laura - Nov 27, 2020 1:24:02 pm PST #419 of 4252
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

I didn't have any pie this year, and I have to admit that I missed the pumpkin pie for breakfast more than I missed having it for dessert yesterday.

I think I am going to decorate big time this weekend. I won't have anybody here, but it will seem less bleak if it is shiny and pretty. My SIL just did my nails Christmas red, with a few red glittery ones too to get in the mood.


Theodosia - Nov 27, 2020 1:27:32 pm PST #420 of 4252
'we all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn't end any time soon"

There's a definite lack of PIE around here.

I just had a big slice of cranberry sauce for a late snack, though. That counts as a vegetable. (Say 'yes.')


Sheryl - Nov 27, 2020 2:15:27 pm PST #421 of 4252
Fandom means never having to say "But where would I wear that?"

Timelies all!

Thanksgiving dinner was pretty good, over all. The turkey was a bit dry(not really a surprise, as it was pre-sliced) though the gravy helped. Mashed sweet potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce were all good.


DavidS - Nov 27, 2020 2:37:51 pm PST #422 of 4252
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

(Say 'yes.')

Yes!

Since we went full Thanksgiving Elf yesterday delivering foodstuffs all over the Bay Area, we were depleted on side dishes. So I made more stuffing, mashed potatoes, veg and turkey gravy today.

Really liking the Apple Cream pie now that it's been in the fridge for a bit. Need to try the Bluberry/Raspberry pie with ice cream, I think.

I'm still chuffed about yesterday. It was disappointing when EM cancelled, and when Emmett had to pull out it was looking like a full on disaster. But taking it to the road and delivery treats made all the difference. It was adventuresome and beautiful instead of desultory. And then the Zoom calls with JZ's family, and Emmett/EM were really fun.

Instead of nursing a Bummed Out Hangover, I feel energized and connected.


Jesse - Nov 27, 2020 2:41:27 pm PST #423 of 4252
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

That's great, David!


Steph L. - Nov 27, 2020 3:03:54 pm PST #424 of 4252
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

Instead of nursing a Bummed Out Hangover, I feel energized and connected.

I mean this 100% sincerely: I love seeing my extroverts get the energizing people-time they need, especially because the pandemic has drastically curtailed that out of necessity.


Beverly - Nov 27, 2020 3:27:27 pm PST #425 of 4252
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

Echoing Steph. I mean, I barely recognize stay-at-home precautions they're so like my everyday. Except for the part where now I'm told I can't I want to, like a cat. Or a two-year-old.

But StY is suffering--he's such an extrovert, quarrantine's been really hard on him.

So David, I'm glad you had lovely weather and companionship on your Thanksgiving Dinner Delivery Drive yesterday. And a feast at home to enjoy.

I have a whole pumpkin pie, plus a bit left of the first one. I should have pumpkin pie for breakfast. Thanks for the tip!


DavidS - Nov 27, 2020 3:59:15 pm PST #426 of 4252
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

especially because the pandemic has drastically curtailed that out of necessity.

I had a whole ecosystem of baristas, bartenders, comicbook/bookstore/record clerks that I never see anymore. Not to mention the parents of Matilda's friends that I'd formed friendships with. And those are just my supplemental vitamins for a healthy extrovert diet.


DavidS - Nov 27, 2020 4:09:28 pm PST #427 of 4252
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

This was the route we took. Let's see if I can put this Google link in: [link]

It worked!


Calli - Nov 27, 2020 5:33:49 pm PST #428 of 4252
Every stone you threw, I stood on to better see the view. —The Amazing Devil

You basically had a mini road trip, with bonus food delivery! Sounds like a great way to spend Thanksgiving.