Things That Leave Me Scratchin’ My Head {Coffee Talk}

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I hope everyone had a beautiful Thanksgiving. We hosted my parents, my twin sister and her family at our home this year. The dinner was incredible, if I don’t say so myself. I was pretty proud of myself. But we did learn something… I either need a bigger oven or a double oven. It was really hard to get everything cooked and kept warm with only one oven. Just typing that makes me grateful for the silly First World problems that I face on a daily basis, because I know there are people who have it worse.

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}I’m also grateful for the cray cray that enables me to do these weekly posts because, wow, people are always leaving me scratchin’ my head…

1. Sherman Hemsley, star of The Jeffersons, has been laid to rest. He died on 24 July. It is now 23 November. Hemsley’s funeral was held up over a lawsuit over his estate which is worth a reported $50,000. This only confirms my belief that weddings and funerals bring out the worst in people.

2. I think I’ve made it abundantly clear that I’m not a fan of Black Friday. I know in this economic climate it’s one of the big money makers for retailers but the craziness just gets to me, but I think this takes the cake: a Massachusetts man left his girlfriend’s 2~year~old son  asleep in the car while he tried to score some major deals. After purchasing a 51~inch flat screen TV, he went home and left the child behind. What? I have a couple of questions here:

  • How did he get home without the kid?
  • And how mad was the mother?

3. Ya know, I thought last week would be the last week I’d write about post~election craziness but I was wrong. A Florida cop has resigned after telling co~workers that he’d volunteer to assassinate President Obama and other members of the Democratic Party. blank stare Really? During the investigation, the officer said that his words were “hyperbole and not actual threats”. Ummmm, too bad being stupid isn’t a crime.

4. I’ve never been a gambler, I can’t see working 40 hours a week just to give my paycheck to a casino, but if that’s your thing, enjoy. But that being said, you have to really like gambling to have doctor inject you with Botox and facial fillers so you can maintain a “poker face”. This new use for the cosmetic procedures is called “Pokertox” and is the brain child of a New York doctor of aesthetic medicine. I could be wrong but isn’t part of the poker playing fun, trying to figure out a person’s “tells”?

What had you scratchin’ your head this week?

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  • HollyM

    My oven is 32yrs old (original to the home), a wall oven, and super tiny. So the turkey had to come out for me to get the dressing/stuffing in. I have to do my pies, etc. the day before. We need to renovate to upgrade, but we haven’t because the counters and appliances are pristine, even if they aren’t perfect. It’s hard to talk ourselves into the expense of a reno.
    I’m so opposed to Black Friday, and think it should be completely abolished. No deals. No opening early. Nothing. Now it is encroaching on Thanksgiving itself, and there is no excuse for that. Every employee in retail deserves to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas with their families. But this whole thing has caused injuries and deaths from the stampeding, or robberies in parking lots. And never mind that it brings out the worst in people as they fight over the last “doorbuster” item left. It’s become beyond crazy, and needs to stop.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ellen.s.seaman Ellen Stewart Seaman

    We only had five people, but the food got cold right away. For the little entertaining I would do, I’d value a double oven!

    I’m thinking the mom was happy about the TV, after all she let him take her kid shopping…

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      I don’t know how people do it. Even if you reheat in the microwave, you still have a few items that are cool. Or maybe I just wanted things to be just right. Ultimately, we had a wonderful time together and I know that’s all that matters.

      I hope the mom broke up with him after finding out that he left her kid in the parking lot. Seriously?

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