I’ll never make a Turkey for Thanksgiving again. I'm begining to think that I dont even like Turkey. The white meat is almost always too dry, and there’s not enough dark meat. I tried something different to see if it would make a difference. I brined the Turkey overnight in the refrigerator in salt and brown sugar. I cooked it on the grill as well, not sure if that could make it better or worse. I placed an aluminum try under the grates of the grill. I put a cut up onion, and a couple of cups of water in the pan, then set the Turkey above the try so the juices don’t drip down into the fire. I guess it could have tuned out worse, but I'm going with the honey baked ham next year. I’m thinking about making either Turkey Tetrazzini or cacciatore with the leftovers.
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
I've been listening to this a lot recently. Great record. It actually came out in 2000, but I never really listened to them except for the one song that they had on the radio back then - Bohemian Like You. This record ‘Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia’ is very good. They kind of sound like modern day Velvet Underground. Pretty psychedelic at times. My favorite tracks so far are Nietzsche, Country Leaver and Big Indian. The first two tracks, Godless, and Mohammed are strange openers. Kind of take their time getting started, but evolve into well constructed and interesting songs that are very easy to listen to, they kind of just float around. Then they hit hard with Nietzsche - loud, crunchy guitars, and a great riff that lets them get away with playing over and over and over, and leaves you wanting more. I guess my point is that this record is put together well. The structure and placing of the songs is perfect. I’m sure these guys would be great to see live, looks like they play a lot over in Europe, not sure if they’ve ever come to Florida. Hope they do. Check out www.digthemovie.com looks like a pretty cool project that they were a part of. Not sure if it will play here. Doesn’t look promising.
A couple of days of gone by, and still no for sale sign in front of my house. So I asked the realtor why this was. They told me that the sign guy installed it on Monday. We finally figured out that it was put up in front of the wrong house. The other house is on Grandview Ave my house is S. Grandview Ave. Can you imagine coming home to see a for sale sign in front of your house? I thought that was pretty funny. I don’t even know why they bother putting a sign up, I already have three offers and didn't have a sign up. Going to go through them tonight after work and hopefully accept one.
Monday, November 22, 2004
What a freakin pain in the ass this is. We found a great house out in tuscawilla for the right price. We made an offer, they took it, then the other realtor talked the seller into turning us down because it was contingent on us selling our house first. So then I called the realtor back, and said that I would buy the house regardless if my house sells or not, and they accepted that. So now I may end up with two house payments. I pretty much have two months to sell my house. Hope it all works out.
Friday, November 12, 2004
Got to get out of our house before the house prices go to high. Prices are out of control right now, and will only get worse. I'm afraid that we wont be able to afford the house that we want if we wait too long. Our house will be listed on Tuesday. Kind of scary since we cant really shop around until we have our house sold. Looked at a few already, not much better than what we have now. I just hope we can find something that we like. I don't want to settle for anything less.
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Thursday, November 04, 2004
Magic vs Bucks
The Orlando Magic played their first regular season game last night. I was equipped with a 12 pack of Busch, large bag of Potato Chips, and some Crunch and Munch.
This was a very exiting Basketball game, probably the best and most exciting game in the past two years for the Magic. The score was pretty close for most of the game. The Magic did have a 15 point lead at one time, but the Bucks came back to lead the game. The score with 3 seconds left was 91–92 when Steve Frances scored a basket giving the Magic a 1 point lead and a win. Final was 93-92
Rookie Dwight Howard finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds, not bad for his first NBA game…and an amazing dunk that didn’t make the highlights on ESPN for some reason. Frances finished with 23, Hill had 20.
I must say, I think this team can and will go far in the play-offs. Who knows, they may even go to the finals. The only obstacle they may encounter are the Miami Heat - You know, having Shaq and all. We will see. It should be a better season than last year.
Got this off Orlandosentinel.com pretty funny:
Francis took a mild swipe at T-Mac, whose Rockets are 0-2, saying, "I think both teams got what they wanted. If [the Rockets] want guys to walk up the court and shoot fade-away jump shots, they got what they want. If the Magic want a team of players who get up and down the court, then they got what they wanted."
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Polls in Sanford, FL
Fights broke out at voting polls in Sanford. Six people are dead, and dozens injured as voters attempted to cast their vote this morning. it was a bloody site to see. Just kidding, it was actually pretty uneventful. There was a person upset that some lady was helping her elderly Mother vote. They did yell at each other.
I waited for an hour this morning to vote. Not bad compared to the 4 hr wait to vote early. I really don’t understand why all these people had to vote early. Would they have not been able to vote if they didn’t get to do this, or did they just panic thinking that today would be worse. Sure there are some that knew they were going to be out of town today, but that many! When Tracy and I got there, the line was pretty long, but when we were leaving, the line was less than half as long. I'm thinking 2pm would be the best time to vote. But, we got it over with.