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Oh. Right. Thanksgiving.

weasel's thanksgivingMy assorted brothers had spousal families to eat with in the afternoon, so we had a Thanksgiving brunchy thing.

Have you ever had riced eggs? My stepmother is generally a very good cook, but I don’t know about this one. You boil eggs and then “rice” them with a cheese shredder, make a roux and pour it over the top. “The boys fight over this,” she said. And I saw them do it, too, but damned if I can work out why.

Anyhow, she makes the only edible grits in the world. She makes them the regular bland way, then mixes in raw egg and cheese and bakes it. Nice. Basically, you melt cheese on something, I’m going to eat it. I’m an au gratin kind of a gal.

I got three jackets, two pairs of slacks (slacks! That I should wear slacks!), several tops, a skirt and five pairs of shoes out of the deal. I like two of the jackets and one of the pairs of shoes, so I’m going to call this a success.

Now I’ve essentially got two weeks to de-junkify this place. And a headcold, which I presumably picked up in the airport in Cincinnati. Yeah, I knew that germy infant in the seat in front of me was going to give me a disease.


Comment from Cousin Vinnie
Time: November 28, 2007, 5:10 pm

Dafuctsah grit?

Comment from porknbean
Time: November 28, 2007, 5:22 pm

The riced eggs sound yummy but it says to cook them for a half hour? Eh?
I thought to get a hard cooked egg, you boil them for 5 min., take pot off heat, and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 15 min. more.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 28, 2007, 5:29 pm

I do even less; I just bring them to a boil and then let them sit for 15. I dimly remember in my youth we’d boil eggs for 20 minutes, though. I think that’s a very old recipe book. Maybe it works better with firmer eggs?

Anyhow, it sounds better than it tasted.

So, I’ve got to dispose of a small amount of kerosene from a partly busted kerosene lamp. If I put it down the toilet, what do you guys think the odds are of an exploding plumbing incident…?

Comment from Dawn
Time: November 28, 2007, 8:03 pm

If you want a good plumbing incident – pour the kerosene on a rag and then stick the rag in the washing machine.

My germy kids are spending the evening with Dad. It’s just liddel ole me for dinner and I am going to try this riced egg recipe. Or maybe I’ll just melt cheese in the microwave and eat that. Making dinner for one is too much work.

Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: November 28, 2007, 8:07 pm

Or maybe I’ll just melt cheese in the microwave and eat that.

Mmmmmmmm! Melted cheese! Auruauguagaualala!

I did that with chedder cheese on a plate once and smeared it with sour cream. I broke out in a sweat while eating it it was so good.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 28, 2007, 8:31 pm

I hope your headcold isn’t the one that’s been running around out here in flyover country the last month or two. It comes and goes almost at a moments notice. Sore throat one day, gone the next, back on the day following. Sinuses draining one minute, dry the next. A real pain in the ass, figuratively speaking.

Drinking heavily usually helps relieve the symptoms.

Comment from Pupster
Time: November 28, 2007, 8:37 pm

I don’t think kerosene down the terlit should be a problem, but I’m no expert. I’d wait for Steamboat to weigh in on this issue.

Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly, I just tried to kill a nasty cold with whiskey and willpower. Didn’t work, I felt sick as hell for 5 days, but I slept pretty good considering the circumstances.

Anybody got a good hot toddy recipe?

Comment from Dawn
Time: November 28, 2007, 8:41 pm

Pupster – do you still have back pills left over?
Crush one of those in warm whiskey – add a cinnamon stick

voila! Hot toddy!

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 28, 2007, 9:03 pm

Opiates. It’s the only way to be sure…

Far as I know kerosene and toilets are ok – more or less. Won’t blow up your house if that’s what you’re worried about. Don’t let it sit for any length of time in the commode.

Personally, I’d look into bequeathing the kerosene to your lovable neighbors somehow. Into automobile gas tanks, lawnmower fuel tanks, onto fireplace wood stacks (for that really roaring fire!). Just – y’know – spread the love. Just a leel beet here and there…

BTW: Familiar with Roundup? The herbicide? Got any? Now is the time to spray that special farewell message onto their lawn. It won’t show significantly until Spring – unless it gets unseasonably warm.

Comment from Dawn
Time: November 28, 2007, 9:48 pm

I made the riced eggs. Blech!

Comment from Dawn
Time: November 28, 2007, 10:09 pm

Maybe I’ll crush a back pill in them.

Comment from Lokki
Time: November 28, 2007, 11:07 pm

Dawn- The cold remedy of preference for my granddad was to make a cup of hot tea, and then put two spoonfuls of honey in it, one (oh, hell, why lie? two) shots of bourbon (rum has been successfully substituted), and then lemon if you care for such things.

It really is pretty tasty and makes you feel better.

I prefer it to a lot of chemical solutions to colds.

Comment from porknbean
Time: November 29, 2007, 12:47 am

Can you substitute green tea minus the honey? How does green tea go with bourbon?

Comment from porknbean
Time: November 29, 2007, 12:58 am

I don’t care for honey.

And I am pissed. I missed bidding on an auction on Ebay by one minute. By the time I remembered, I couldn’t kick the kid off the computer fast enough. Bahh…
Anyone hear of artist Grace Drayton? She was famous for the Campbell Soup kids. She also did a paperdoll page (Dolly Dingle) for a women’s magazine from 1913-1933 – the early ones, which I collect, are wonderful. Anyway,the auction was for a 1st edition children’s book illustrated by her and worded by her sister. Hssssssss *smacks self*


Just thought I would share my grief.

Comment from porknbean
Time: November 29, 2007, 1:04 am

A Drayton illustration as if you cared.



Comment from porknbean
Time: November 29, 2007, 1:18 am


*sighs and slumps off to bed*

Feel better you sick folk.

Comment from Dawn
Time: November 29, 2007, 1:28 am

PnB, I feel your pain.

I’m not sick – just crampy. I started taking an excercise class and my instructor actually said to me she doesn’t think I got my money’s worth if I don’t throw up in her class.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 29, 2007, 9:14 am

PnB –

Try your green tea with Drambuie.

Comment from Gnus
Time: November 29, 2007, 11:04 am

Hot toddy?

This one has to steep overnight, although I’ll bet you could omit that step in an emergency.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 29, 2007, 11:19 am

Huh. Ace’s New Comments Thingie appears to be down.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 29, 2007, 12:26 pm

Ace’s New Comments Thingy has been quite flaky for at least a week – more, I think. It comes and goes, and depends on which post you attempt comments on. Odd – since Pixy Misa is usually a prompt asskicker on fixes.

Comment from Lokki
Time: November 29, 2007, 12:33 pm

porknbean –

To be honest, I’ve never tried green tea with anything in it…. I was taught to take my green tea neat (without anything to dilute it) like a man.

However, I do think that Steamboat is onto something Drambuie would be good. The idea of the honey is to have something in the drink that coats a sore throat, so you could use something else or skip it as you choose. The alcohol seems to clear the sinuses… for me at least.

Comment from Princess Bernie
Time: November 29, 2007, 1:15 pm

Ah, yes, Steamboat – Roundup.

I was soooo tempted to do that when my husband ran off with another woman – spell out “effin whore” on her lawn. But then I think I found out she lived in an apartment. Then I wanted to do something similar to her car. But I didn’t. I DID scare of folks, though, who though I’d really do it.

Now I’m over it.


Really I am.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 29, 2007, 1:36 pm

Your Highness (Bernie)-

Yes – Roundup has tempted me also, once. I did not have your mature self-control though, and my former neighbor got a whopping big F-You across his front lawn in February (which showed up in March-April) and a dozen dead shrubberies. Later, I was ashamed of myself.

Heh. Well, a little ashamed. For a moment. I think. Maybe.

Lokki – I had intended that Drambuie comment to be silly, and (for me at least) funny. But after I posted it I decided to find out just what the fiddly-fuck Drambuie really was….and lo’ n’ behold, it has honey! in it, and herbs, and all that good shit a cold cure is supposed to have.

You can well-imagine my chagrin when I discovered that I made sense.

For all I know, PnB will go epileptic from it. Hope not.

So how ’bout that happy crappy?

Comment from Shuko
Time: November 29, 2007, 2:13 pm

Will that roundup thing work if the person in question’s lawn is comprised mostly of mutated and psychotic weeds and filler? I would suspect the buggers would FEED off the roundup, honestly. I’ve got a particularly nasty gent in mind at the moment, and I’d just love to wax poetic on his “lawn.” :3

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 29, 2007, 2:22 pm

Roundup is a broad-spectrum hermicide.

(God, I love this technical talk!)

It kills just about everything except nutsedge(don’t ask – I don’t know) and something else – I ferget. Probably Liberals.

It’ll kill your “friends” weeds just fine.

It kills by being absorbed by the leaves and sent to the roots. I think it cuts off water absorption or sumpin. Anyway, it won’t kick in and work until the air temperature gets above about 70-75F. Until then, it just lies dormant in the roots….waiting.

…and if there is a herbicide person out there (BGG?) who can explain it better and correct my boo boos – I’d be grateful.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 29, 2007, 2:36 pm

Make that “a killer of herbs” not, “a killer of Hermes”.

Comment from Shuko
Time: November 29, 2007, 2:52 pm

Lol. I had wondered about that.

Yeah, I have a neighbor across the street that likes to ride his four wheeler through the neighborhood at top speed at midnight on some weeknights. He does it despite the fact that many of us have complained to him and his mother, and he says that if we don’t like it we can always just ignore it.

It’s hard to ignore it when you’re in bed, trying to sleep, and not even walls and windows will keep the racket out. -_-;

I think I’d like to put “Four-wheeling Jackass” on the lawn. 😛

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 29, 2007, 3:32 pm

That’s a lot of letters. You could get vandal’s cramp writing all that.

I recommend the concentrate. It’s more cost effective.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 29, 2007, 3:35 pm

Roundup’s interesting stuff – mostly glyphosate. Of course, it’s hated by the eco-fascists as it’s made by Monsanto! (Cue threatening music).

I just wish the bloody stuff were even half as effective as the yoghurt knitters claim: there’s an awful lot of weeds at Badger House that will drink it up, belch and thank you for the treat.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 29, 2007, 3:39 pm

Heh. When the conversation turned to herbicide, I knew Uncle B wouldn’t be far off.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 29, 2007, 3:52 pm

Is it…um…warm enough there in Jolly Ol’ for it to work (he asks politely)? Certainly not now, is it? Temperature makes a huge difference. Roundup won’t do diddly-squat (that’s a technical term) below about 70F or so. Been there. Done that. I even read the label – with a magnifying glass.

I’ve always been seriously pleased with the results. Especially so since I am aware of the eco-asswipes opinions of it.

Makes me want to double-strength everything, and pour the residue down the storm drain. I don’t because it would hurt the fish in the neighborhood pond, where it would end up.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 29, 2007, 3:56 pm

Why has not BGG Gal piped up with much profoundness? What good are minions if they don’t….um…mini?

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 29, 2007, 5:15 pm

Nah – it’s not hot enough here for it to work at the moment. The rule of thumb is that your intended victims need to be in an active growing state, so they can take the stuff up. All the same, quite a few persistent weeds ( convolvulus was the worst at the former Badger Towers) seem more or less untouched by the stuff, in my experience.

Perhaps they only allow us to play with a weaker version in the UK? That wouldn’t surprise me, the pussies in the EU have outlawed just abut every useful garden chemical.

Personally, I’m hoping weasel pee will work.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 29, 2007, 5:47 pm

When Weasel immigrates (or emigrates – I forget which way gets which term, and from who’s point-of-view), don’t tell ’em her real name. I’m sure that’ll work.

Weak Roundup? That occurred to me, but I didn’t want to say anything. Here in the States they offer two kinds that I know of – ready-mix and concentrate. IMHO, the ready-mix is so much soda-pop.

(Rant about CNN/Debate deleted) Now I understand Weaz’s irritation about the Ace comments being down.

Comment from porknbean
Time: November 30, 2007, 12:18 am

Perhaps they only allow us to play with a weaker version in the UK? That wouldn’t surprise me, the pussies in the EU have outlawed just abut every useful garden chemical.

Try some chlorine.
We had our house power-washed this past spring. They used diluted chlorine. The spray bounced off and misted my plants and very nearly killed them. Had it been a direct, purposeful spritz, the job woulda been done.
Do they allow chlorine to be sold over there for pools? Do they allow individuals to own pools?

Comment from porknbean
Time: November 30, 2007, 12:22 am

Oh, and that was after I asked the dude if it would harm my plants. He said no. I thought otherwise as the scent permeated the house and hit my extremely sensitive olfactory lobe. As soon as he left, I hosed the plants off as best I could and hoped it diluted the dilute.

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