Alrighty. All set! I picked up the turducken this afternoon. Tomorrow morning, I’ll be up at six a.m. to ensure it’s roasted and ready for lunch. I’ll be serving the triple bird with a side of Joel Robuchon-style mashed potatoes (basically, 50% butter) and Ivon’s homemade Brussel sprouts. And, for dessert: PIECAKEN, a pecan pie baked inside a chocolate cake (Thanks to T for the suggestion)!
Hmmm. This lower back issue has dragged into week three. Despite two visits to a massage therapist, it hasn’t gotten any better. In fact, I’d say it’s actually gotten worse, stiffening up whenever I stand up. Time for a third opinion. And an x-ray. I think I’ll set aside my entire Monday. And bring a book for the waiting room. I just started Flannery O’Connor: The Complete Stories. At 550+ pages, it should last me through the wait. Shouldn’t it? In the meantime, I’m doing a comparison of two different treatments to see which one does a better job of alleviating the pain. Today, it’s Advil; tomorrow, Booker’s small batch bourbon. I’ll keep you updated on my scientific findings.
To those of you who signed on for Lawren’s Fantasy Pilot Television League, the early results are in. Great news for those of you picked Sleepy Hollow to get a second season pick-up. Bad news for those of you who picked Lucky 7 and We Are Men. Things look very promising for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. On the other hand, it’s looking dire for Welcome to the Family, Brooklyn 9-9, Trophy Wife, Ironside, Sean Saves the World, Dads, Hostages, Mom, and Betrayal. How are your picks faring?
Checked out any of the new fall shows? Any you’re particularly enjoying? Enjoying at all?
That recent article about dogs possessing the sentience of human children (Dogs are people too? We don’t need scientists to tell us that) has sparked plenty of debate. Here, this student of philosophy asks the age-old question: “Do dogs have brains?”