Thursday, November 23, 2006

Mission Accomplished

Well, we managed to pull of a Thanksgiving dinner! We had carl, susan, michelle, lousie, kevin, rhonda, rachel & jer to feed and in the end we were happy campers. Check out some pics from the day below.
The gigantic balloon turkey - a gift from Papa Pauli


Jeremy making the mashed potatoes



Butternut Squash. The marshmellows burned. We let them chill on the back porch for a bit, scooped them off and we were good to go.


Rachel getting ready to go to town on the stuffing.


Our Table

Thanksgiving and Splinter Cell

The turkey is in the oven and we are awaiting to eat big in a few hours. In the meantime, Jeremy and my dad (Carl) are playing a family friendly game of Splinter Cell on the game cube in the den. It's kinda cute.

In other news we actually cleaned and gutted the turkey. I screamed as I reached into the bowels of the turkey and pulled out a neck. Seriously gross. Good thing it taste so good. Jeremy is a fantastic help, we are definitly not an old school, "get in the kitchen and make me some pie, woman", type of family.

Be sure to check out Jeremy's new song below.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Olive Sun

Hear Jeremy's latest song here.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

If you ever wanted to get something stuck in your teeth....

Have one of our delicious Popcorn Balls!
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Our Hand Turkey Gobblers


We made these for family home evening a while ago and stuck them on our front door. Happy Thanksgiving. Posted by Picasa

what's been entertaining us lately

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Time to Toast the Turkey

We are getting ready for Thanksgiving - cooking the bird here at our new digs. The closer we get to the big day we still seem to have aquired no real information as to how to cook a turkey. Sure, people give us advice: "thaw it out" (if its frozen), "be sure to take the stuff out of it", "cook it in a bag", or "turn the heat way up", but those are very abstract tidbits that do not get anyone to our apartment at 9:00 am Thankgiving morning to do all these things for us. If you have any tips on how to make that tukey get done, please feel free to post a comment. gobble gobble.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Be Sure to Check Out Our Clickers!

We have recently added (and renamed) more Clickers! Be sure to check out our new Photos which is done through no one else then Google, who will soon be buying the whole world for 400 trillion dollars.

Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Here's to Sucking at Trivia

Or at least Rachel and Amy do. Kevin, he may be good at 90's trivia, but homeboy don't know nothing about trends. Can't get an orange pie to save his life. Jeremy, cruises along as always. Bet he just gets all the easy questions...luck of the draw...or maybe Rachel is just a little bitter.

Monday, November 13, 2006

For Monday Night's CSI

We are regular watchers of CSI:Miami. We are not sure if our friends support or mock our faithful devotion to the show, but nevertheless, we have no shame, we simultaneouly support our watching and mock the show, and invite you to join us in a vairiation of the below.




The CSI: Miami Drinking Game
(not that we, like, drink or anything)

Take a swig/shot every time:
You see a special guest cameo from an actor who is familiar but you can't remember the name (take two swigs if you can).

Really keen neato special effects reveal a quick flashback of how the victim died based on evidence the cast uncovers. (don't drink unless the general consensus of the room is that it was really keen neato).

We learn something personal about one of the investigators (like Horatio's past, or Calleigh's fear of ants)

You notice the color yellow used predominantly, to the point it makes you almost wince.

Take a swig/shot every time Horatio Caine:

Takes off his sunglasses.

Puts on his sunglasses.

Asks a rhetorical question.

Gets tough. (actually this last one could leave you plastered, so use with caution)
has an opportunity to tell Yelina how he feels about her, and then doesn't.

Take a swig/shot every time Calleigh Duquesne:

Shoots a gun at a gun range.

Shows up a fellow investigator.

Deals patiently with a relative or friend who proves to be dumber than she.

Is excessively polite to someone when she had valid right to be snippy.

Take a swig/shot every time Dr. Alexx Woods:

Talks to a corpse directly as if speaking to its soul (two swigs if she refers to the victim as 'baby' or equiv.)

Gets shot at, almost blows up, or otherwise faces danger outside the usual job description of Medical Examiner.

Magic 2

Here is to Hating School

I have one class left and I am going out of my mind. Jeremy was just crunching the numbers to help me figure out how poorly I can do on the next two exams, which the teacher crulely calles quizzes, in order to still get an A in the course. (Scared to think of a future therapist scraping by?, don't worry, I will be fully insured :) I have a presenation today and I am just bummed out about the whole thing. Oh how I just want to get out of there. The topic of the presentation (and upcoming 20 pager)is an analysis of the book "Creating a Life: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Having a Baby and a Career". It's not what you would think, and it really scares the *bleep* out of any woman over 30 who has not had children yet - and 30 is creeping up on me.(March 20 send all presents c/o my parents for the big surprise party & FYI air space has been cleared above our palce for the sky writing air plane, so feel free).

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

Make Crazy in the Movie Theater

We have not gone to the movies in months and we were up for some humor so we decided to take in a comedy with Amy and Murphy (holla). We experinced 84 minutes of pain, horror, disbelief and laughter. Who knew a comedy would make you cover your eyes with fear of what you might see next? We sat though and are seriously scarred by the carryings on of Sacha Baron Cohen in "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan".



Borat: This is Natalya.
[He kisses her passionately]
Borat: She is my sister. She is number-four prostitute in whole of Kazakhstan.
[She holds up a trophy and smiles]
Borat: Niiice!

Strong caution is advised for those faint of heart - but if you go, be prepared to scream with horror of the hysterical maddness of it all.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Rachel in Jeremy's Duds

It started with my sweat pants and quickly got out of control. Rachel added one article at a time until she was decked out from helmet to sandals in my duds. Even the name badge





And what is with the ukulele you wonder? It was a gift from Rachel's wheelin and dealing Aunt Janice. She picked it up at an estate sale on Cape Cod. Jeremy can be found roaming around the house playing it at any time in any room. One time he picked me up at the train station - while he waited for me he played the ukulele in the car.

Rachel's Song of the Night

Midnight Rambler: Rolling Stones, Let it Bleed

Folk Art at the Planchards

Today and yesterday was a big folk art event at our apartment. We made hand turkeys. Our front door was looking bare - Papa Pauli even got in on the action. Check back for pictures.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Death Cab

Tonight we met up with Lucas.
He is holding down the lighting situation for Death Cab for Cutie.
Here is some of his finer work.



We went to the show. It was good stuff, killer seats and it was nice to chill with someone from the old school. After the show we were granted all access to the band's "photo op" thingy. To our surprise there was little beer, babes, bongs or other hijinks which you think would make rock roll. Felt like breaking something just to make it right.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006