Weekend Wrap-Up

November 28, 2005 at 3:20pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

Good morning, oh cheery Lincolnites! There’s nothing better than going back to work on the Monday following a four-day weekend, eh?

Yeah right.

I don’t know about you, but I had a pretty decent weekend. I survived the in-laws and the in-laws survived me. I consumed about as many calories as I’ve ever consumed over a Thanksgiving weekend. The Husker football team made Colorado look awful. The only real downer of the weekend was the Husker volleyball team’s five-game heart-breaker to Texas.

Now here we are in a fresh week with December breathing down our necks. December. That’s ridiculous. Where did December come from?

How about last night’s weather? I thought for sure we were going to end up with a little thundersnow, but no such luck. We will, however, be blessed with 50—50!—mile per hour gusts of wind today. Good ol’ Nebraska. I know we have a few readers out in central Nebraska. How’s that blizzard treating you folks out there? I’m a little jealous, to be honest. I love a good blizzard. We don’t get enough of those here in Lincoln. It’s easy for me to say that, though, since I make Star Tran deal with the roads. The Missus, with her 30 mile commute, isn’t such a big fan.

Tonight The Missus and I will be visited at home by our case worker. Tonight’s home visit is the last big step before we are officially approved to proceed with the adoption process. The case worker will check out the house to make sure we can offer a child a safe home environment. She will probably also ask us some questions to follow up on our autobiographies, questionnaires, and financial records. Which reminds me: I need to send our case worker directions to our house.

I suppose I should begin my work day. I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Mr. T, I’d like some follow-up on the Jell-O and carrots salad, preferably with photos. And D.M.B., I hope your potatoes weren’t

too lumpy.

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Mr. T November 29, 2005 at 5:02am

Interesting, let us know how the thing goes with the home visit.

My holiday was sort of strange and dissapointing but not unenjoyable. I ended up in the Twin Cities when I was planning on going to Chicago. We drove up there on Friday morning from Central Iowa and got caught in a pretty significant storm as well, although probably not as bad as what’s been going through Nebraska. Its a long story. Basically I ended up spending a lot of time on the road.

I forgot to bring my digital camera to the in-laws’ place Thanksgiving Day. Even then, the mom didn’t make her jello and shrimp salad for some reason. We ate dinner, played Mexican Train dominoes, and then I fell asleep while we watched some goofy CSI episode having to do with some guy who ate so much food he died or something like that.

Anyway glad to hear you had a good holiday Mr. Wilson. Now we get to enjoy listening to Christmas songs 24-7 wherever we go for the next month. Yay.

Mr. Wilson November 29, 2005 at 5:49am

Oops, sorry, it was Jell-O and shrimp, not Jell-O and carrots. The latter was something The Missus told me about.

Mexican Train dominoes?!

Mr. T November 29, 2005 at 6:55am

Mexican Train dominoes is one of the most variations of dominoes. Yeah the name is dumb and I have no idea how the name came to be.

Oh and I forgot to mention that I also spent most of Friday afternoon playing “Medal of Honor: European Tour” with my brother and his friends on his ps2. (I know that the real name of the game is “Medal of Honor: European Assault” but for some reason my dumb-ass brother seriously thinks its called “Medal of Honor: European Tour” like the game is named after some rock concert and not ww2).

D.M.B. November 29, 2005 at 8:50am

They were lumpy.  I hate grandma’s mashed potatos.  The best mashed potatos I’ve ever had were the dried ones that come out of a box.  We called em fake mashed potatos.  They’re light and fluffy and about 100x better than grandma’s.

Mr. Wilson November 29, 2005 at 3:20pm

Wait wait wait…boxed mashed potatoes are better than your grandma’s mashed potatoes? That’s just sad.

D.M.B. November 29, 2005 at 7:43pm

It’s true.  They looked like oatmeal out of the box.  Little flake type things…and water and *poof* fake mashed potatos.  They were AWESOME.  Compared to grandmas anyway.

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