Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sunday Post

The main excitement of the day was that it snowed for a little while. Huge flakes, the size of the palm of my hand. It was freaky. I don't think I have ever seen snowflakes that large before. They all melted right away though.

Last night, I drank absinthe with Stefanie and her friends. If you click the link for absinthe, you will read that absinthe is distilled with wormwood. I don't know what that means, but it does not sound good. Absinthe tastes like black licorice. I do not like black licorice, so I cannot say I am a fan of this drink. However, I did get drunk after slowly drinking one glass. And then I proceeded to have two glasses of wine. Whee! I think I also kind of propositioned some guy in a zip-up sweater about swinging. Not really, but kind of. I don't remember exactly what happened. Oh, I do remember that I told the same zip-up sweater guy that the reason I know Stefanie is that H pulled her key out of a bowl at a swingers' party. So, in summary, you probably don't want to invite me to meet your friends because I am socially awkward.

The first part of this week shall be consumed by cleaning my house before my mom gets here to celebrate Thanksgiving so that she does not know we live in total squalor. Unfortunately, no matter how much I clean, my mom will still think our house is dirty. But I still feel the need to scrub everything.

We always celebrate Thanksgiving at my mom's house, but she got time off from work, my sister isn't able to make it this year, and H probably wouldn't be able to travel to my mom's because of his work, so this year we are having Thanksgiving in Minnesota. I told my mom that I would buy all the groceries, but she still needs to cook everything. My mom said no. She will help me, but I am in charge of the meal. Except that she calls me every other day now and tell me something else that she has already cooked and is bringing with her in a cooler. She just can't help herself, and I am glad because I would rather not have Thanksgiving dinner be a disaster. H and I did the final grocery shopping tonight, so $175 later (ugh!), I think we are ready.

13 comments:

Operation Pink Herring said...

Did you see green fairies, like they did in Moulin Rouge??

Did I just make myself sound like an ass for talking about Moulin Rouge?

nancypearlwannabe said...

I tried to warn Stefanie about the dangers of absinthe. It made me a little loony when I had it. I guess it was a fun kind of loony, although I didn't drink it with champagne...

Stefanie said...

I have always had a bit of a crush (an innocent one, as I really like his girlfriend) on the guy in the zip-up sweater, too, so I don't blame you at all for propositioning him. Since he didn't necessarily take the bait, though, I should probably forget about that crush. ;-)

Good luck with the Thanksgiving meal! The MSN home page today has an article on a Thanksgiving feast that they claim can be prepared in one hour. It doesn't say how many people you'd need helping to finish it in one hour, but perhaps it's worth a look anyway.

KM said...

Good luck with Thanksgiving dinner!! No one in my family prepares TG dinner--we are lazy. We used to go to 'the club' or have it catered, but now we just go to a Las Vegas restaurant. I sound like such a snob. Anyway, D's family makes excellent TG dinner and they say that it only takes a couple of hours. Nice that your mom is helping!

Oh, and I love Moulin Rouge, so every time I read 'absinthe' I kept imagining the green fairy and John Leguizamo.

nancypearlwannabe said...

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abbersnail said...

Good luck with the dinner! I'm doing it myself this year, as well, though I'm actually looking forward to it. I'm apparently a lunatic.

lizgwiz said...

I think you sound like a very entertaining party guest. Talk of swinging is always funny--remember?

L Sass said...

Good luck with the grown up duties of hosting Thanksgiving!!! My parents are coming to me as well, but I'm making them take me out to dinner instead.

Not having a decent, adult kitchen does have its advantages sometimes.

Laura B said...

I wish we had some snow. It has taken SO long for it to finally even get cold here!

Good luck with the Thanksgiving festivities!

Noelle said...

The way your mother is with you is the way I am with my mother when she is making Christmas dinner. I don't trust her with food.

Kristie said...

Snow?!?! I can't even imagine. It was in the 70's here today. Texas weather rocks.

Whiskeymarie said...

Here's to socially-awkward girls! (us, clinking our champagne-absinthe cocktails)

And, good luck on the dinner. Just drink lots of wine and everything will be a.o.k.

janet said...

ditto on the "no matter how much I clean my mom still thinks it's filthy" thing...ugh. good thing moms have unconditional love right?