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Old 11-22-2011, 06:50 PM   #9061
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I got a chuckle from this Ha. It reminded me of my little G-daughter (not quite 3 years) who has just completed potty training. When I last visited, she was so proud of pooping in the big potty that she wanted everyone to come see the 'product'. In fact, she insisted I take picture of it, which I did. Since she uses about 8 feet of paper, the picture reminds me of a giant white snake coiled up in a toilet with one beady little eye looking up. Oh, and she wants a book to look at while she sits on the potty too.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:04 PM   #9062
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I was approached by a local Eyewitness News reporter as I was leaving a popular mom-n-pop grocery store in Utica NY. I did not see the news truck parked 3 spaces away from my car.
So I asked her if she had some ID to show me. That caught her totally off guard. I explained I was not much of a TV watcher, much less the news. She laughed and gave me a business card. I said OK, then, roll 'em.
She asked me all kinds of questions about weight gain and "what is the most fattening part of Thanksgiving?". My answer? Gravy and mashed potatoes, and of course rich desserts.
An entire 5 seconds of my interview was used on the news tonight. I actually looked and sounded pretty good.

Please form a line for my autograph.
UPDATE: Look for the Freebird at 1:00 into the video clip at

Avoiding The Extra Pounds During the Holiday Season - CNYHomepage.com
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Now that you are famous, will you still hang out with us little people?
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I watched and yes, you looked great, and sounded quite sharp.

Thanks for posting this! That was fun.
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I was approached by a local Eyewitness News reporter as I was leaving a popular mom-n-pop grocery store in Utica NY. I did not see the news truck parked 3 spaces away from my car.
So I asked her if she had some ID to show me. That caught her totally off guard. I explained I was not much of a TV watcher, much less the news. She laughed and gave me a business card. I said OK, then, roll 'em.
She asked me all kinds of questions about weight gain and "what is the most fattening part of Thanksgiving?". My answer? Gravy and mashed potatoes, and of course rich desserts.
An entire 5 seconds of my interview was used on the news tonight. I actually looked and sounded pretty good.

Please form a line for my autograph.
You asked for an ID from a reporter, who are you, the Secret Service?
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Got home this afternoon from an educational trip to New England. Learned some new techniques in one of my hobbies, then stopped off in NYC to visit a couple of museums (MoMA and the magnificent new Islamic art gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art).

Just put the turkey in the brine. It's kind of funny. Bought the frozen turkey last Tuesday, and it has been sitting in a refrigerator since then. Opened it this evening, and there were still a few ice crystals evident. I would love to know exactly how cold they freeze those suckers before delivering them to the supermarket!

Turkey sits in the brine overnight. Tomorrow morning, DW and I will participate in the 102nd annual running of the Cincinnati Thanksgiving Day Race. It's just a 10K, but it's the second oldest road race in the country.

When we get home (having worked up a healthy appetite), I'll cook the bird on the BGE and I'm looking forward to trying a low carb pumpkin pie.
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Went to farmers market & collected quartered turkey.
Went to Meijer & observed an arrest occurring.
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BGE = big green egg -- I had to look it up.
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Thanks for the heads-up, Brau. I checked our 10 pounder and it was still a little frozen, so I removed the stuff inside, and spread eagled it, and it should be OK tomorrow.
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Finally-- finally! caught the rodent that's been running amok in our attic for the last couple weeks.

He passed up all the traps baited with peanut-butter cheese balls, but he went for the peanut-butter apple slice. And then he was transported to a secure undisclosed location.

Little sucker chewed through the solar water heater's control wire. I also need to go check the vicinity of the bathroom exhaust fan ducting to see what he was chewing so vigorously the other night.

I think we're rodent-free again, and now that the familyroom renovation is finished the critters will probably stay out. But I baited one more round of traps to check this morning.
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Congratulations -- those suckers are smart.
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Congratulations -- those suckers are smart.
Plentiful, too. We caught a second one last night. Big guy. Well out of the "cute mouse" sparring bracket and substantially into "rat" category. Extremely pissed off.

I hope I've captured the breeding pair. I don't know whether to be more worried that they found a way to get into the house last night or that they've been living in the attic for the last couple weeks.

I'd like to blame this on the house being torn apart during the renovation, and on a contractor who used to store his snacks on the site overnight. I sure hope this isn't going to be the daily routine. But I guess when cats start hanging around your house and getting up on your roof, it's not because they like your friendly face or because you eat a lot of fish.

Looks like we're gonna need another bag of apples and a bucket of peanut butter...
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She had no microphone or camera in her hands. I had no idea who she was.

We ended up shooting the breeze for 15 minutes after she was done with the interview. Very interesting lady.
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Freebird, tell me that your news anchor doesn't sound exactly like this impersonation of Kim Kardashian:

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