Monday, November 24, 2008

Chef Shivers

It's that kind of "in between" cold that brings rain and gray skies. Snow is hinted at, but never quite materializes. The rain hits your skin in the morning on your way to the car, and it becomes a part of you for the rest of the day. I went to work, in my new capacity (which is suspiciously like my old capacity), ran some errands while at lunch (coffee run, etc.) and then hit the grocery store on the way home all with a thin shiver curled under my coat with me.

Thanksgiving is generally spent with my brother and sister in law at their house. We kind crashed their get together a few years back (it is mostly my sis in law's family) and wound up getting invited back each year. When we're not visiting Jen's family in WI, we always go. This year though, Jen's mom is coming to town and we decided to keep it low key for her sake.

It was insane how much money I spent on groceries tonight. I'm only cooking for four people, but it felt like they had to restock behind me everywhere I went. I wandered through the aisles getting more and more worried that I'd exceed my cart's capabilities. Me and 400 of my neighbors listened to piped in Coldplay while loading up on yams and blocks of cheese. I managed to wade through the humanity and come out near the checkout lanes gasping for air with pretty much everything I needed. Since this is my first actual Thanksgiving dinner that I've done, I also loaded up on plenty of booze. That way, if things go belly up, we'll have an excellent Plan B.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hate Coldplay.

Anonymous said...

Mmm... Booze....

If it's real winter you're wanting, come up here and visit. Although we have no snow yet, we have plenty of cold happening.

Happy pre-thanksgiving day!



Tonight, Eboun is competing in an Oyster eating contest. Eeww!

Lionel Ritchie's Man Bag said...

Show yourself, Mr. or Ms. Anonymous. There's no hiding here. You may be too cool to buy your groceries while listening to Coldplay, but you are not too cool to have a name attached to your grumblings.

Felix - Good to see you around. My days are so quiet now that you're no longer online. Strange days, sir. As for Eboun, I got to say EWWWWW myself. Still though, how'd she do? I bet she's got skillz...