Jan 04 2007

So long, Stinktown


Remember a couple of days ago when I said I’d be splitting for a couple of days but I never left? Well, this time I’m off to Scramsville for sure. Here’s a thanksgiving dinner to tide you over the weekend. See ya Monday. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.


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  1. Enjoy the break. Hope you’re off to do something fun.

  2. kwillz.blogspot.com

    When you come back, can you tell me what that dish is? It looks yummers.

  3. unsanesafe.blogspot.com

    please eat plenty sadza. Be careful the kachasu. Avoid boomslang.

  4. The blob at 7 o’clock is clearly some sort of mashed yams. The solid piece between 5 and 6 looks like maybe fish.

  5. Kwillz
    “When you come back, can you tell me what that dish is?”

    I see an interesting-looking roll (bits of green herb?), green beans striving mightily to resemble asparagus, mashed sweet potatoes/yam (squash?), some sort of chicken-fried chicken patty (I’m probably dead wrong there), a bit of salad (greenery identity lost to resolution lackitude but with a suspicious-looking crouton), mashed potatoes with buttery-yellow attitude, and something in the back right-half of the plate that looks like chunks of turkey.

    “Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.”

    That all depends. What won’t you do?

    “Avoid boomslang.”

    Wise words.

  6. members.cox.net/thevixen/Cayenne/1.html

    Sometimes you can’t avoid boomslang. Sometimes it finds you.

  7. The blob at 7 o’clock is clearly some sort of mashed yams. The solid piece between 5 and 6 looks like maybe fish.

    I’m seeing scrambled eggs at 3. This is thanksgiving?

  8. blog.3bulls.net

    I think TF lives in 24 hour daylight, because everything is tastefully lit by said lighting. I think this should be the first and foremost criticism of IBTP: TASTEFUL LIGHTING. Some of us are swaddled in inky darkness and our delightful food creations do not look as good.

  9. “I’m seeing scrambled eggs at 3.”

    I thought it looked maybe like cornbread. The woman I live with thinks it is mashed potatoes.

  10. I see a perfectly gorgeous vegetable dinner.

  11. I thought it looked maybe like cornbread. The woman I live with thinks it is mashed potatoes.

    You both have excellent points, and you’ve inspired me to rethink my entire scrambled eggs hypothesis.

    I believe that everyone here agrees about the existence of vegetable matter on that plate, but is anyone else starting to wonder if the scrambled eggs/cornbread/mashed potatoes business isn’t actually a gigantic, lightly fried dumpling of some kind?

    Then again, it could be sadza.

  12. “scrambled eggs/cornbread/mashed potatoes business”

    When I woke up this morning, I thought, “Grits!”

  13. hedonisticpleasureseeker.wordpress.com

    I need to know how she makes her pictures so purty. Mine never turn out that way.

  14. hedonistic, Photoshop works wonders.

    Unrelated: Today I had to nod quietly and smile while my friend told me she wouldn’t vote for a woman president because God created men and women to be different and there are certain things women shouldn’t do. The venue of this conversation made explosive indignation impossible at the time, but I now hit the blame button as I have been wanting to do all day.

  15. guerillawomentn.blogspot.com

    johnieb: So what’s that fried-up thing? Looks suspiciously like chicken to me.

    And, okay, WTF is “boomslang”?

    physioprof: mmmmm. grits. oooohhh. With plenty of cheese and jalapeno pepper.

  16. Grits? Ok but what’s to each side of it/them? On the left I think a nice piece of grilled whitefish. What kind would that be, from Austin Texas? Then of course mashed sweet potato yum. But what’s that balancing on the green beans? A roll or a real little baked potato? My tomato sauce hasn’t finished cooking but when it does, it’ll be on plain ol rigatoni.

  17. In re: boomslang–

    Wikipedia is your friend.

  18. cypress.typepad.com

    “envenomations” – hmmm maybe Twisty writes wikipedia articles in her copious free time.

  19. I wouldn’t be surprised if Twist writes wikpedia pieces, like any athletic pursuit, good writing requires constant practice.

    How’s the weather around where you folks are? I’m up the in the northeast and its been creepy warm. I am thinking about starting a build project (I do contracting) that was planning to start this spring.

    yesterday it was nearly seventy, today it was in the sixties. It is January. Usually in the single digits day and night around here. For me, economically it might be good to have the warm weather, but I don’t like the future the warmth seems to portend.

  20. faultline.org/place/toad

    Don’t be eatin’ the boomslang. Ain’t no damn chicken.

    (Somebody’s got to speak up for the venom-enabled.)

  21. Yes, the warm weather in the northeast seems to be confusing my crocuses terribly. It doesn’t help that the squirrels keep uncovering them, though. I should hide nuts in the mulch, they nose around so much. I don’t know if they’ve actually eaten any of the bulbs I’ve planted; they don’t seem to be digging that deep.

  22. It’s been freakishly warm here, too, but I fear our luck’s about to run out. I think there’s snow in the forecast for tonight, but I’m a little west of you northeasters (I’m in Ohio). So it’s like the monkey said when his tail got caught in the lawnmower — it won’t be long now.

  23. barlyru.blogspot.com

    Mother may I eat that photo?
    I’m already salivating just looking at it.

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