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Random Blatherings, mostly about Christmas - Equiraptor's Journal
Random Blatherings, mostly about Christmas
I haven't updated much recently because not much has happened, or so it seems.

We drove up to my aunt's in Dallas on Christmas day, and went over to my paternal grandparents on the 26th. My mother's side of the family views food very differently from my father's side. On Christmas day, with my maternal aunt, uncle, cousin, grandmother, grandfather, and both of my parents, we had what I consider a traditional Christmas/Thanksgiving dinner. This involves turkey, dressing (or stuffing, but we don't actually stuff it in anything), mashed potatoes, rolls, a variety of vegetables (which must include some form of green bean casserole), cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes (carefully hidden from my mother), and a number of desserts (which must include pumpkin pie with real whipped cream). The Christmas dinner at my paternal grandparents consisted of brisket, ribs, BBQ beans, croissants-from-a-can, pea casserole, fruit salad, and... I forget what else, with blueberry and pecan pie, along with chocolate dipped nuts, for dessert. The ribs were good, cooked by my uncle, but not what I'd consider a traditional Christmas dinner.

The confusing bit about this may be that we visited my paternal grandparents in the middle of a visit with my aunt and her family. This works out quite well, though, because my aunt lives in Frisco (a suburb of Dallas) just off 121, and my grandparents live in Fort Worth, just north of 121. It's about an hour trip between the two houses. Unfortunately, on the way back to my aunt's, the alternator in my parents' car quit. It took a while for my uncle to find us (we only knew street names, he only knows the area by landmarks), but we were retrieved, and my parents' car made it into a shop the next day. Nugget and I headed home that day.

And so we made it home, and my parents made it safely home a few days later, and New Years came and went, and I did absolutely nothing for it, and my mother went to the Rose Bowl, which was absolutely wonderful, and I'm sure she'll tell me all about it soon.

Nugget gave me the most wonderful gifts for Christmas. The first is a shirt that says, "Trust Ivanova. Trust yourself. Anyone else, shoot 'em." The other two are the first two volumes of the Scripts of J. Michael Straczynski. I've finished the first and am working on the second, and I love them. Getting to read the little tales about making the show is wonderful, and I enjoy Straczynski's writing. The episode "Soul Hunter" was a good episode, but the script is incredible. I could not put the book down until I finished reading through that script, even though I've seen the episode at least three times. It was amazingly captivating.
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busychild424 From: busychild424 Date: January 11th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
You had Christmas and Labor day all at once. Bitchin.
jenova_silver From: jenova_silver Date: January 12th, 2006 04:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Ivanova still rocks! ^_^ B5 is still one of my favorite series of all time.

I wish I had it all on DVD....
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