Whazzgiving 2008

Here’s the menu:

  • Turkey
  • Root mashers
  • Stuffing
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Relish tray
  • Sweet potatoes in some form
  • Dessert (TBD)
  • Some kind of rolls
  • Cranberries?

Here’s the shopping list:

  • Turkey
  • 3 pounds yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 pound of carrots/parsnips/celery root
  • 1 package butter
  • chicken broth (see if we have some)
  • fresh chives
  • half and half (small container)
  • Green Beans
  • French onions
  • Cream of Mushroom sopa
  • 1 pkg celery
  • 2 medium onions
  • Fresh parsley
  • 1.5 pounds of high-quality white sandwich bread
  • 4 quarts of chicken stock
  • eggs
  • Pillsbury rolls
  • 1 tri-tip steak
  • asparagus
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 tomato
  • cilantro
  • hot sauce (cholula or tapatio)
  • 2 cans frozen lemonade
  • 2 cans frozen orange juice
  • 1 bottle peach brandy
  • beer
  • two liter 7-up
  • broccoli
  • (good) salsa

Penzey’s List:

  • cayenne pepper
  • dried sage
  • dried marjoram

To Do:

  • Get knives sharpened
  • Buy turkey roasting pan
  • Buy dispoasable pans for cooking stuffing
  • Get turkey baster (maybe?)

184 thoughts on “Whazzgiving 2008

  1. hey you know how bad a final exam in law school sucks? well let me tell you. it really sucks. it’s about 98% pure memorization and 2% actual thought. it is stupid. example: the Doctrine of Legality is the fundamental principal upon which our criminal system is based. Legality is premised on the requirement that individuals can only be criminally responsible for violating laws that exist at the time of the conduct. i don’t even know what the hell that means but last night i seared it into my brain. really awesome.

  2. i have to sign off now and go memorize more crap.

    Attempt: an act that, while done with the intention of committing the crime, does not complete the crime. attempt requires the actor have the intention of completing the target crime as well as an overt act beyond mere preparation. there are 8 tests to determine whether an actor has committed an overt act 1) last act – pulling the trigger 2) last proximate act – close to the last act 3)Dangerous Proximity Holmes test – was the actor
    “dangerous” close to committing the act? 4) Indispensable element test – was there an element that the actor was simply waiting to occur before the act would be complete? 5) Probable desistance – did the actor go beyond where an average citizen would have stopped 6)Abnormal step – reasonable person standard 7) res ipsa loquitor – slient movie test – if the jury were shown a silent movie of the act would they come to the conclusion that the actor made an overt act toward a target crime? 8) substantial step test – did they actor take a substantial step toward completion of the act MPC test.

    thanks for your help, jerks.

  3. FCX in afters hours trading at 18.09. already made your 5%.

    i guarantee i could run a hedge fund that would profit 10% every year.

    fucking moronic capitalists will never understand.

    and jesus christ cal, no way you don’t know how to ride a bike and no way you don’t understand that someone isn’t breaking the law IF THE LAW DIDN’T EXIST WHEN THEY SUPPOSEDLY BROKE IT.

    you are a LIAR

  4. here is a bar tending philosophy i’ve been working years on… it baffles my mind. NASA fucking sends dude OUT OF THIS WORLD to do stupid fluid dynamic tests in zero-g, presumably because they ran out of shit to do on earth. I ASK THEM THIS: why the fuck does a mushroom forest grow if you mix scotch with a little water and then freeze it?

    no other booze does this. no other fluid IN THE UNIVERSE. every night i pour scotch in a glass, add a splash of water and put it in the freezer. the next day i have a tasty booze mushroom coated treat waiting for me and i have no clue why. NEITHER DOES NASA*&!^#%(&*!^#%(*

  5. it’s chilly here… 51 F, but not raining, and cal’s foresight of a world of rain that “doesn’t stop, homie” has not proven even close to true.


  6. RIMM over 39. pushing 10% in 2 days. i picks my shots, and i pops my cocks. LAW school.

    SO rich.

  7. FCX 28 is coming within 2 months. still trading slightly over 18. LET IT RIDE.

    you know what else babies can do? ride bikes.

    peace out, i have a job againPFFFFFFFFFFT

  8. After the holidays I will set aside some money and invest it wherever madd tells me too. I’m bored.

  9. you ever do jasmine green tea? i’ve been drinking nothing but that for 6 months, then i gave some to rach-o and she didn’t like it and said it was like drinking perfume, and now when i drink it, i’m like… this stuff smells like perfume, and drinking perfume is nasty, so rach-o was right, this is sorta nasty. then i’m like, NO IT ISN’T.



  10. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, we ALL lived through the 70s. The clothes, the music, the heartwarming but rarely amusing Ziggy cartoons. Now… later, who are we to look at these two, fine young men, and say, “You there: I sit in judgement of you.”

  11. Use those as your closing arguments in your final, cal. The defense rests, your honor; I don’t even know why I went to law school.

  12. 1) if i was madd’s lawyer i would dress him in a sweater like lyle and eric menendez


    your honor, this poor scientist before you could not have been the man who ate a little white fluffy dog with jasmine tea. he is a man of science, a man of sweaters. the defense rests.

    2) I wonder about the “double bubble”. what is the “double bubble?”

    3) winter!

  13. yes! i have seen law and order. i like when they guy from law and order goes crazy and will smith is forced to round up his alien buddies to clean things up. gettin jiggy wid it!

  14. (best) salsa: safeway brand southwest style in the gallon jug, or fresh tomatos and onions in the bullet personal blender system, but not to eat, to watch them prepare… that shit looks fun AND british.

    cal is going to fail his law fashion defendant dressing quiz. sure fire acquittal is putting me in one of those question mark suits. IT YOUR MONEY AND YOU WANT IT NOW(^*%!#%

  15. 1. The ride home last night took 20 minutes more than normal; I only saw three cars in the ditch. Based on my Dago experiences, a snow storm would result in 10,000 plus fatalities. A drop of rain hits the road and people go flying. They say the lack of rain allows oil and such to build up and the addition of even a little water makes the interstate a slip and slide, but that sounds like bull shit and I never had any problems. Also, where do you get your automobile crash rate statistics, cal?
    2. As far as love goes, common knowledge. Let me see what sort of job you get after school and I’ll consider a gay marriage.
    3. The 98% memorization/2% thought split makes sense. You are like a drug mule, but instead of something cool like opium in your butthole, you keep stupid thoughts in your head that you need to be able to poop back out at the judge.
    4. Bike Rider: T
    5. Dude seemed to be stretching in that booze article. His categories were on odd way to present what was essential one idea: people are making a lot of fucked up drinks. The minimalist uses no more than 5 ingredients in one cocktail? Come on. That’s a maximalist in my world. I do like the idea of using quality basic ingredients to build cocktails, but when you involve squash, you are making child’s pie.
    6. I’ve seen scientist’s scotch mushrooms. Strange and beautiful. We should use penny’s cool camera to capture some images. You can see them in their “spore” form by dripping a little water into scotch. It’s like water and oil but different. I’m all for further research and I’d like to see what scotch look like in outer space.
    7. I can’t really get into the stock market. Yeah, making money is cool, but I have zero desire to learn about this world.
    8. Those babies don’t seem to be reading. Any little kid can name shit.
    9. What is your new skeezer job? Please say Arby’s. Are you coming home for Xmas!!?!??!
    10. Jasmine tea? Gotta go with your girl on this one. Flower power.
    11. Double bubble is still a huge mystery.
    12. Cal has Law and Order saved on Netflix. I can see his Q cuz we’re Netflix friends. Also, we both gave Big Momma’s House one star.
    13. I’m a La Victoria (medium) when it comes to salsa. I prefer with cilantro, but Belly hates cilantro, so I get regular. Marriage is about compromise.
    14. The sweater was a really good idea, but the question mark suit (green like the Riddler’s?) would drown the jury’s minds in both reasonable and unreasonable doubt.

  16. I know… I saw you and lawman more when I lived in cali than I do now.

    Part of it is life: BUSY BUSY BUSY
    Part of it is weather: COLD COLD COLD

    It’s too cold to bike or walk to your place and I hate eating the $30 round trip cab fare.

    But whatever: I’m down to ride this weekend starting at 7:00 or so tonight. I have little school work and we are not going anywhere.

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