Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving Aftermath


When I Googled "Thanksgiving Aftermath" this is what came up in the image search. Who am I to haggle with the Google gods? In the spirit of Thanksgiving I'll leave Daniel Craig's physique over which all may salivate.

Thanksgiving was good. B. cooked the turkey, I cooked the dressing (sausage dressing!), sausage balls (always good to get as much pork in the Thanksgiving diet as possible) and deviled eggs. The rest of the family took care of the rest of the meal, and a good time was had by all.

Other than the actual Thanksgiving meal, I have no idea what we did all the long weekend. I think I was more or less a worthless pile o'Andi. I played SIMS2, I started reading Special Topics in Calamity Physics, I had lunch with a good friend, and I went pretty well stir crazy yesterday.

Friday night we put up our Christmas tree and sundry decorations. Pictures to come.

Yeah. That's pretty much it. And, though I did little more than nothing, I have no complaints. It was a nice break for relaxation and I was able to face my 8:00 class today without seriously wanting to claw their faces off. Always a good thing at this juncture in the semester.

Lest you think I'm empty-headed today, I assure you my head is full of snot and deep thoughts. I've sort of been pondering the claim that Marisha Pessl's writing is "Nabokovian" in Special Topics. I've nearly come to the conclusion that I don't agree. While she does some fun things with annotations, she's not really doing what Nabokov did. And she overuses parentheses...we're kindred!

I've also been pondering the idea of femininity and how women perform it in various parts of the country. I'm sure I'll treat you to a well-flesh post on this very topic in the coming days (hours), but I'm still trying to put my finger on it.

I'm also figuring out ways to split up my thesis and publish the parts. I received the bound copy over the break, and I'm immensely relieved to have it IN MY HANDS. It's so pretty. Pictures of that to come as well.

For now, I must adjourn. I need to finish grading essays for my night class.

Listening: "Gunpowder and Lead"...Miranda Lambert

13 comments:

  1. sounds like a really nice weekend! the stuffing (dressing?) sounds really good!

    i am glad you dont want to claw their little faces off yet... give it time my dear, sweet time ;)

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  2. Pretty, pretty Daniel.

    Glad one of us had a good weekend. I'll go into more detail later :)

    The dressing sounds wonderful! My aunt made ours and it was yummy! Ain't much better than dressing.

    Can't wait to see the pretty thesis!!

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  3. OK, I did ogle the Daniel Craig pic. Weird that it came up on your Google.

    I am glad you had a great holiday.

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  4. OMG Daniel Craig! I simply worship that picture and the body he has! Oops Did I just say that? LOL

    Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. I've just been eating like a pig.

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  5. I am glad you had such a relaxing weekend, Andi. Mine was fairly quiet. I look forward to reading your post about femininity in the various parts of the country. :-)

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  6. Glad you had a nice break! Mine was also very quiet and relaxing--two days with my sister at my parents house. Ahhh...I am not ashamed to admit that I stayed in my pajamas all day Friday. (What?! They're flannel and say "relax" on them. Darn near impossible to pry myself out of them.)

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  7. Yummy...and your cooking sounds good too. ;) Now I think I'm going to have to pop in Casino Royale. So hot!

    I didn't get any reading done. :( But I got some cute new clothes and spent a lot of quality time with my sister. So, still a good weekend.

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  8. Mmmm, sausage dressing. I want some. I'm glad you had a good weekend and am getting excited about the Christmas pictures to come.

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving, Andi! I think doing nothing is quite an art and needs to be practiced whenever possible! And mmm, Daniel Craig, very nice to look at first thing in the morning...

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  10. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving and a relaxing weekend. Looking forward to seeing your pretty thesis. :)

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  11. ha,ha.. That is too funny that you came up with this pic. He's quite a hottie isn't he.
    Now show us pics of the pretty thesis!! :)

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  12. Sounds like you had a delicious Thanksgiving! Glad to hear it. And there's nothing wrong with laying around being worthless the week of TG! I did it too and it felt good...

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  13. Cold, it was de-lish!

    Heatheroo, isn't he though? Thesis pics coming soon!

    LK, very weird. But nice!

    LOL, Matt!

    Thanks, LF!

    Sounds heavenly to me, Jen! I love my pjs.

    Eva, sounds like a great weekend to me! New clothes and sister time...what's better?!

    Thanks, Nik! Wish I could ship you some dressing, but I fear it wouldn't be so good by then.

    Ha! Thanks, Litlove!

    On the way, Nat and Iliana!

    Funky, very good! I think I should get paid for it!

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