Nov. 20th, 2014

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Finally got my computer up and running so I am still working on responses to the last post. Thank you to everyone who commented or just read my long wall of whining text.

Real Life:

- We had Thanksgiving at work today so everyone brought in an item and we ordered a turkey and all sat in the conference room to chow down. Being the attention whore that I am, my first thought was to do the stuffing so I asked my brother for the ~secret family recipe~ (aka Basic Yankee Stuffing) and he offered to make it for me since he was making some for a few friends and for next week! Awesome.

Except not.

He made my work batch first and, thankfully, did so in a separate batch from the rest. I say thankfully because apparently the pre-made chicken broth I had bought had gone rancid and he had dumped it in to the stuffing without smelling it first. He brought me what was left in the carton along with the completed stuffing. The smell of the broth in the carton was so
bad that I actually cut it open to examine the inside because I could not understand how it happened. It had not been opened before and the expiration date was June 2015. Unfortunately(?), I had to rule out mold as there didn't appear to be anything growing in the carton.

The five pounds of stuffing he'd made smelled fine and he said he'd had some over an hour ago and felt okay so I was hoping somehow, magically, the stuffing would turn out and whatever had gone wrong had been killed during the two-day cooking process. So I had a plate.

It tasted fine, if a little salty. It did seem a little off but I wasn't sure if it was the rotted meat stench of the chicken broth still lingering in my nose or my own paranoid brain. I kept eating. After about six or seven bites with me holding it in my mouth like I was at a wine tasting I figured out that it wasn't the taste, it was the aftertast that was the biggest issue.

I became certain of this after I burped and my mouth was filled with pure foulness that was no longer hidden under Accent and sage.

So into the trash went five pounds of food.

And I spent five hours last night after work whipping up my own batch of stuffing (using bouillon cubes for the broth) and baked mostaccioli. Both of which were a hit at work.




The Important Stuff

Which, of course, is TV and other fandom-y things.

Selfie: Good night, sweet prince. I really wish this show had been on NBC as it would have at least had two or three seasons no matter how shitty it became.

Fuck you forever, Dan Harmon. Harold and Amy Pond had amazing chemistry and I was growing to love her character. Also, John Cho looked a-mazing in equestrian gear.

The Walking Dead: Is actually kind of good! I stopped watching in the second season because all the women were crap, Andrea was becoming crap, Shane was still alive, and all the black people were dead. But mainly because of Shane, I hated his ass. Now, there are actually a few badass
female characters and *several* black characters who will sometimes be in the same scene together! It's madness.

Reign: They mentioned the fighting between the Protestants and Catholics, the Bourbons, and Claude! It's just so precious when they mix real history in with teenage soap.

Elementary: TPTB, being morons who hate joy, have decided to stress that there is ABSOLUTELY nothing sexual or romantic between Watson and Holmes. My only solace is that Johnny Lee Miller has decided to disregard that interpretation of Sherlock's feelings for Joan.

Sleepy Hollow: I am honestly okay with the inclusion of Katrina and Hawley as I love the idea of a whole group working together beyond just Abbie and Ichabod.

However, I am not onboard with the sidelining of Jenny and Irving and I think Joe Corbin Jr. and Ichabod's historical reenactment friend would have made better additions to the group.

How To Get Away With Murder: My thoughts on #whokilledsam. )




Finally, the real-life whodunit on the Serial podcast. )

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