There are all sorts of amazing things happening in November this year. I just happen to be involved in one of them each weekend leading up to Thanksgiving. Are you looking to plan your activities and maybe get a jump on some handmade Christmas shopping? Look no further.
Every so often there is an internet cat meme that I just really, ridiculously love. Grumpy Cat just makes me ridiculously happy. I think she might be my totem animal.
You can imagine then that I was forced to stop in the freezing cold the other day and take these photos.
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Some friends and I have developed a Christmas Eve tradition that I am partaking of even as I type this. Do we exchange gifts? Do we throw a party? Do we sing carols together?
Yes, but not on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve we go out for Indian food at a very specific restaurant.
Yesterday I wore a polo/tennis type shirt with a Portuguese flag as the logo on the chest. Kelly got it for me as a birthday present this year. I wore it to work because those kinds of short sleeve shirts are a lot more comfortable for me. Anyway, near the end of the day a visitor walked up to me and asked me if I was Portuguese and could speak the language.
Things are a little crazy right now. We’re both pretty busy through the weekend. But last weekend I was able to attend my friend Tessa’s Bachelorette party. Like Teri and me, Tessa is also taking the plunge with her fiance, Brian, in September. (Only, you know, I married Geoff and Teri is marrying Patricio.)
In the process of doing some research into foods and beverages of the Middle Ages, I made a fascinating discovery. There may be some historical truth behind the beverage “Butterbeer” from the Harry Potter books and films. I am guessing that J.K. Rowling probably had heard of the old beverage called Buttered Beere, which was literally beer that had been flavored with butter and spices and served hot. I made some tonight using a white lager as a base and it turned out beautifully. I hope to do some more experimenting and see what kind makes the best buttered beer.