Sunday, December 03, 2006

Random Blather On A Dreary Afternoon

It was so cold and gray today that it felt like a chili kind of day to me. So I did; I made chili. I like to make it in the crock pot and let it cook pretty much all day. Not everybody likes my chili since I don't make it so hot that it feels like a SWAT team assault on my stomach. I put the usual ingredients in it, albeit no green peppers and light on the onions. I also add a couple of squares of unsweetened chocolate to it. Served with oyster crackers and grated cheese on top, I think it makes the perfect light supper for a Winter evening.

I meant to get a few gifts wrapped today, but it hasn't happened yet. I'm not worried about it. I have plenty of time. Famous last words, huh?

I keep telling myself that regarding the query letters I need to be sending out, too. When I can no longer remember my characters' names, I'd say it's high time to just buckle down and get it done. If you're a writer, you know why I'm procrastinating.

What Christmas tree are you?

You Are a Traditional Christmas Tree

For a good Christmas, you don't have to re-invent the wheel.
You already have traditions, foods, and special things you bring out every year.

A day without Twisted Linguistics is a day wasted, so we went out and found a few.

the way the company is ran - From the keyboard of a writer.

the time has come and past - From the keyboard of a "professional" writer.

I've benn - Missing youuuuu...

benefit of the dought - Something the Pillsbury Doughboy really likes to see.

hallarious - An uproar in the hall.

A closer view of the "Griswald" place across the street. See all those reindeer on the front lawn? They move.


Roxan said...

I'm a tinsel tree.

Serena Joy said...

Tinsel trees are fun, especially when properly accessorized with twinkly lights and fun balls. You do have to be careful with the lights so you don't get fried for Christmas.

RexZeitgeist said...

You Are a Bright Christmas Tree

For you, the holidays are all about fun and seasonal favorites.
You are into all things Christmas, even if they're a little tacky.

RexZeitgeist said...

Ha! I know, I am suprised as you are.....Who woulda thunk it?

Your chilli sounds good, and sound like my brothers.....He makes his chilli so hot, only he can eat it....I can do about 4 bites and then its tim eto smash in two handfuls of crackers and a cup of cheese!

Serena Joy said...

Ha! Everybody loves a bright, slightly tacky, fun Christmas tree.:)

I don't know how people eat chili that's hot enough to peel the paint off the walls. Even with my mild chili, I have to water it down with the crackers and cheese.

Anonymous said...

I like chili, but like Rex, not too hot. I might have to make some today.

Liz said...

I am a cranberry and popcorn strung tree! I don't believe that!

Liz said...

What happened then? I did another post first! Ah well, I'll do it again.

Last year a movie went round featuring a lit-up house with music. It looked a lot like your neighbour's; do they have Mozart and lights that flash in tune?

Serena Joy said...

No, no music. The neighbors have learned to put up with the lights and traffic for a month. I think everyone would have to draw the line at music, though.

And hey, popcorn-strung trees are nice, too.:)