Harold Ramis dead at 69 of complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis
Harold Ramis, the man behind numerous blockbuster films such as Ghostbusters and Groundhog’s Day,…
He was 85.
A true comedy genius, he passed away at the age of 91.
The former child star and diplomat has passed away at age of 85.
A little bling to bring in the New Year.
Wishing y’all a very good year
I had all the time in the world and now I look at the calendar and see I have ONE MORE DAY to get everything organized and wrapped and shipped out and stuff cooked and baked and call people and go around the neighborhood dropping off goodies and packing and cleaning and dusting and doing even MOAR laundry and clearing out empty boxes and making sure that Santa can find his way from the chimney to the tree with no dog obstacles.
That will be the most difficult thing to accomplish.
But for now I am drinking my coffee and trying to calm down. It does me no good to stress about unforeseen crap. And let’s face it: if I stress out, the kids rebel and Hubby goes into hiding in Diablo III. And I am not going to give him the satisfaction until after Christmas.
This is the Empire of Aggie. I am Empress, Dictator, and Queen. Ergo, “Because I Said So” is reason enough.
I want to give up. I can’t, but I want to.
Hubby is a very, very difficult person for whom to shop. He still has gifts I gave to him for Christmas and birthday in boxes, some still in the wrapping. It doesn’t matter if the gift is work-oriented, hobby-oriented, or just for fun. Most of the time they just molder away, until I find a use for them.
I have yet to figure out where to place the tabletop Zen garden he got three years ago.
I understand that some people have everything they could need or want within reason, and that makes things difficult. I also get that some people are so reserved that no one ever knows what to get them. Which leads me to ask: what is the worst gift you have ever given and/ or received?
And fruitcake doesn’t count
A profound and heartfelt thanks.
For my husband, and my brothers-in-law, my neighbors, and my friends.
And for my brother Draco, who never failed to call and thank all of those he knew.
We can never repay what you have sacrificed for your country.
Ok, so I slacked off quite a bit since last week, and completely forgot about posting an Open Thread as well. I have no defense, save to say I have been hosting our friend Tiberius for a week or so, and therefore been having fun showing him around.
But it’s not like anyone around here even cares about the weekly girlie drink anyway. So in truth, y’all didn’t miss out on much.
This week, however, finds me in a bit of a quandary. I have a family of five coming to stay for Thanksgiving, and another family of two as well, plus Tiberius is planning on staying here as well. The menu is already done, but what do for celebration and giving thanks??
- 1 bottle of champagne, chilled
- 1 quart tangerine or orange sorbet
Simply place a small scoop or heaping tablespoon of sorbet in a wineglass, and fill halfway with the champagne. Using the sorbet keeps the drink cold and dissipates slowly. This also satisfies the dessert component of a large meal quite nicely.
That’s not to say you can’t have pumpkin pie. Let’s not go crazy here
Now, go char some animal flesh!!
Hope y’all have a wonderful day filled with silence and relaxation. It won’t happen, but I’m still hoping for y’all
Courtesy of Tiberius.
For me, it is one of the saddest holidays, and yet it is also filled with joy, knowing that such courage exists, and such sacrifices are made in defense of freedom.
I give thanks to all the men and women who paid the ultimate price so that I could speak, and worship, and complain, and demonstrate. And to do so in English.
May they never be forgotten, nor their sacrifices be in vain.