I’ve heard talk that tomorrow is Thanksgiving. That can only mean one thing around here…
It’s time for Chinese food!
Yes, you read that correctly. Around here we order in Chinese. The trouble is that, here in Kentucky, the Chinese place is actually closed on Thanksgiving. Are you kidding me?
I had to resort to plan B, which is this:
Choice selections from the Kroger frozen food aisle. We do make some traditional items to go with our very untraditional Chinese meal though. I make my grandmothers stuffing and a green bean casserole. The fun part of Thanksgiving is that we are not traditional. I don’t care for turkey (and the kids only eat it if you force them and add lots of ketchup) so inventing our own Thanksgiving meal suits me just fine.
Will you have a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thursday? For my Canadian friends, what foods do you serve for your own country’s Thanksgiving?
Safe travels everyone!
Happy Thanksgiving! even though it is just a regular work/school day here (shame Germans don’t believe in celebrating the American holidays. Then again, they do have a ton of their own.) The kids are doing laps around me and the kitchen table, making me nervous since they have to pass over the computer cord every time. I am waiting for someone to trip. I put the highchair in front but they are still trying to sneak by. I guess what’s a kid without a few bruises, right?
On the computer front – I’m getting a new one! Yahoo! The biggest decision is laptop versus desktop. Currently I have a laptop but I wanted a desktop to help me be online less. And to make it easier for Boo to use (shh, he’s getting the Flight Simulator computer game from grandma and grandpa for Christmas – he’s going to flip he’ll be so excited!) But I am getting pressure to get a laptop. Right now there is no real room for a desktop unless we do something upstairs. In a few months (or less) we will be moving so we’ll have a place to put it. If I do get a desktop I’d have to wait a few months to get it (when a friend can bring it when he moves). If I get a laptop I might be able to get it sooner when family visits and they can bring it as “their” laptop in their carryons.
I do like that a laptop is portable, especially with the wireless card. But a desktop seems like it could do so much more, hold so much more info and I really want to start doing digital scrapbooking so wouldn’t that be better on a desktop? I am also going to start learning HTLM code to do webpages for the kids. I am using Dave’s HTLM
which my husband told me about. We are actually going to learn together. He’s good at understanding and translating the computer speak for me and I can come up with the creative backgrounds and colors 🙂
So I looked at Dell, Sony and IBM. And the Apple notebook too. Confusing. I heard that the new Vista operating system has bugs. Dell is the only one that still offers XP on some of it’s models. But they are pricey. I like the Vaio from Sony – it looks sleek and you can even get a marbled pink cover, very cool. Apple’s just look cool and it’d be easy to use my iPod with it. Plus they are good for photos and such. Once I hit the IBM’s I sort of just gave up because I don’t know what type of processor (seems Pentium is no longer in??), memory, ram, gigabyte, LCD, whatever. I know about two things for laptops – screen size of 15 or higher and lightweight. And whatever I get has to support the games for Boo and scrapbooking software.
All I really want a computer to do is this: Internet. Photo and video editing; moving making. Scrapbooking. Occasional word processing.
If you know of one that can do all that (laptop or desktop) let me know. I’m lost in the computer jungle.