Thursday, December 30, 2010

What is the world was that?!

It was time for dinner, and what do you make for dinner when you just don't want to deal with it? That's simple, turkey salad. Yes, we are still pulling out some of the bird (from the freezer, now) and making dinners. That's why i like making a gumbo when i can. Uses the stuff faster.

So, what do you put in a turkey salad sandwich? Turkey, apple, celery, onion, salt and pepper, mayonnaise, walnuts if you like them, and some hard boiled egg. It's time to boil eggs, for which i have a cute little egg shaped boiler that goes in the microwave.

I've used the microwave egg boiler many times without incident. This time, i am busy chopping celery when i hear a nice boom from inside the microwave oven. The door stayed shut, the appliance kept running, but i knew the boom couldn't be anything good.

Luckily the egg cooker uses water, and there was lots of steam inside that aided in the clean up. I managed to salvage enough egg, and finished the salad.

While Sweetie and Bigger Girl were sitting at the table eating said salad and i was fixing my dinner, another unwelcome noise, this time a loud crack. I looked toward the kitchen table, which is next to the microwave stand, and the kitchen table itself had cracked down the middle and collapsed onto Sweetie's lap.

It was really funny. He was sitting there nonplussed, and Bigger Girl said, "Hmm, the table broke," and continued to eat.

We cleared the table, and hauled the pieces out of the house for garbage pick up tomorrow. How convenient that large pick up is tomorrow.

Please, no more surprising noises for a while.


Grumpy Gus is grumpy no more. He feels much better.

Dawnflower and Tiger were adopted! They went to the same home, a couple who lost their 23-year-old cat last summer, and had finally decided they were ready for another. They were looking for snugglers, which these two are. So only Mike, Fuzz, and Hummingbird, the three black kittens, will go to the adoption event this Saturday.

Today is:

Festival of Enormous Changes At the Last Minute

Kwanzaa, Day 5 -- Purpose

Miracle Day

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

Rizal Day -- Philippines

Sixth Day of Christmas

St. Sabinus' Day

Year-End Fire Watch -- Japan (through tomorrow)

Anniversary Today:

Rutherford B. Hayes (19th US President) marries Lucy Ware Webb, 1852

Birthdays Today:

LeBron James, 1984
Kristin Kreuk, 1982
Eliza Dushku, 1980
Laila Ali, 1977
Tiger Woods, 1975
Sean Hannity, 1961
Tracey Ullman, 1959
Matt Lauer, 1957
Meredith Vieira, 1953
Patti Smith, 1946
Davy Jones, 1945
Michael Nesmith, 1942
Del Shannon, 1939
Noel Paul Stookey, 1937
Sandy Koufax, 1935
Russ Tamblyn, 1934
Bo Diddley, 1928
Jack Lord, 1920
Bert Parks, 1914
Rudyard Kipling, 1865

Today in History:

Hugh Capet, King of the Franks, crowns his son Robert the Pious king and co-ruler, 987
A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city, 1066
Tokyo is hit by an earthquake, about 37,000 die, 1703
The first coffee is planted in Hawaii (Kona), 1817
Gyula, Count Andrássy, of Hungary, issues the Andrassy Note, calling for Christian-Muslim religious freedoms, 1875
Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," premieres, 1879
The American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans, 1903
Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy, 1906
The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan, 1906
Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student, 1919
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed, 1922
Japan dedicates the first subway in the Orient (route under 2 miles long), 1927
The Cole Porter Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate (1,077 performances), opens at the New Century Theatre and becomes the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award, 1948
In the 39th game of his 3rd NHL season Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals giving him 50 on the year setting a new NHL record , 1981
Israel and the Vatican establish diplomatic relations, 1993
Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin, 2005
The last roll of Kodachrome film is developed by Dwayne's Photo, the only remaining Kodachrome processor at the time, concluding the film's 74-year run as a photography icon, 2009


  1. Um. No, I don't think that any of those kinds of noises bode well... At least when the table broke, it wasn't full of food, like at a holiday meal.

    Bicarbonate of soda day. Hmm. For some reason, I think that should be January 2nd. Although that might be better celebrated as Ice Pack day...

    I am so happy fuzzlings are getting adopted, and Grumpy Gus is no longer grumpy. Good news is always happy to hear...


  2. You have the most positive outlook on life of anyone I've ever known. Even when surprises come up! And here's to no more surprise noises for awhile. Heaven knows you've had enough of those! I remember one table we used to have that my DH attached wood on the bottom to patch it but it was nice getting rid of it eventually.

  3. Well, Cat, when it broke it landed on Sweetie's lap, and he held it up until we got it cleared. No, holiday meals are always at Grandma's house.

    Now we just need to find homes for all the black kittens. They are always the last adopted for some reason, and are among the cutest.

    Christina, i decided a long time ago that you can either laugh or cry, and it's much better to laugh.


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