So, today, Jessi and I had our own, private Thanksgiving dinner (the one we get to have leftovers from, and prepared in a healthier manner). I believe I mentioned we'd purchased a pre-cooked turkey -- and I won't be doing that again, believe me!
It's not that the pre-cooked turkey was bad or dry or anything like that (although it did warm up unevenly)... you just can't do in-the-bird dressing with a pre-cooked turkey, so our dressing was cooked out of the bird... and Jessi doesn't like out-of-the-bird dressing. So it will fall upon me to eat it all (and honestly, I made too much).
We also had low-calorie candied sweet potatoes (which came out very well, even though I didn't have the fake brown sugar to use with the recipe I had, and substituted a bit of diet coke to help make up for the lack of color), mashed potatoes (but no leftovers of that, as we only had some small potatoes left, and I cooked 'em all - will have to buy more tomorrow), and the first homemade gravy I've ever made that came out well, and I didn't cheat to make it, either (as in, adding store-bought gravy to what I was making). The secret? I used cornstarch instead of flour -- made all the difference in the world!
And we had crustless pumpkin pie for dessert. A good meal!
I have been tired the entire day... well, at least, since getting back from walking the dogs this morning, anyway. Actually, tired isn't the word... exhausted may be more apt a description. Yes, I got up early for Weight Watchers today (lost another .5 lbs), but that shouldn't have affected me that much! Despite being tired, though, I couldn't take a nap.
And there may be some unconscious lack of desire to nap -- because every time I've taken a nap in the past five years, I ended up staying as much later than normal as I slept earlier in the day, and that just messes up my routine way too much!
So now, it's 9:16 (as I'm writing this section), and Jessi and the dogs are all already asleep, yet I'm still up. Sheesh.
Finished my latest re-read of The Comic-Book Book today. Haven't decided what I'll re-read next yet. Maybe one of the trade paperbacks or something.
Nope, I'm not posting mini-reviews tonight, either... to be honest, I'm beginning to wonder if I'm losing interest in new comics, even those by people whose work I admire, or books featuring characters I've always been fond of. None of the books I read yesterday really excited me at all. Perhaps this means I should start cutting way back on what I'm getting... on the DC side, I'm about ready to drop all the books but Infinite Crisis, and then just get 52 after that, assuming I haven't lost interest there entirely. At Marvel, I'm ready to drop all the titles I'd been getting, not that there's that many of 'em to begin with.
Perhaps the thing for me to do is to just stop buying new comics entirely, and just get TPBs at the comic shop, and keep with my usual back issue buying at comics shows.
So, fair warning there, okay? Of course, I could end up just changing my mind tomorrow... but more and more, I find my interest is more from comics from the 30s to the 70s, and not much beyond that -- the only 80s books I'm even interested in getting are Roy Thomas' All-Star Squadron and Infinity, Inc. -- and if DC would just do TPB collections of those books, I'd be set!
Oh, well... I guess I'll pop out to the garage, have a smoke, and see if I feel like going to sleep yet.
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