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Bumper sticker seen on the way to work today:

1 cross + 3 nails = 4GVN

Now, that's some quality worship right there. It's like leet speak plus scripture. /rolls eyes out of head and down street

Speaking of THE LORD, each Christmas for the last five or so, since I really stopped celebrating, have been even more distanced from the holiday than the previous. This year I think it's basically to the point of being like any other day of the rest of the year. It's surprising how quickly 25 years of conditioning can fade away so quickly. It's not completely gone, though, since I feel a little sad thinking about families waking up Christmas morning with their kids and the tree and all the presents and stocking and Christmas dinner and all that jazz. Man, I sure did love that. That's why I had originally intended on replacing the retail holiday with something else fun like a trip(we did snowboarding in Tahoe a couple years ago, for example) but this year I was too lazy, so I'll probably spend it playing WoW, lol.

In other news, I think I'm going to make some cheese from scratch this weekend. My buddy microknot got me a cheese making book as a gift and I've been reading it and it seems pretty easy to make cheese. Well, at least soft, non mold-ripened cheese. The hard cheeses and mold-ripened cheeses are a bit more work(and time to age) but the regular soft cheeses are pretty much ready to go right away. Here's a video of a guy making mozzarella cheese in 30 minutes.

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jaytee
Dec. 21st, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
GVN???

Gyrating Vegan Necrophiliacs??
Gigantic Vaginal Nodules??
Gelatinous Viscous Noodles??
democritus
Dec. 21st, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
FORGIVEN. :\
jaytee
Dec. 21st, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
I like my ideas better.
seadiver
Dec. 21st, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
But what if your cheese gets ninja'd?
democritus
Dec. 21st, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
lol! I forgot about the cheese ninja!
crankyasanoldma
Dec. 21st, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
Maybe I should send you this nice email I got recently, with lots of pictures of Jesus. You know, our Lord and Savior.
democritus
Dec. 21st, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, somehow that sounds so...familiar!
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democritus
Dec. 21st, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
lol, the one on the left looks like it is sponsored by Chevrolet:

Jesus! by Chevrolet
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microknot
Dec. 21st, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
Awesome...You can make a burrata!

I agree Christmas has been purposely devolved into just another day for my part. I like the fact that other people are celebrating Christmas because you can usually do something like ski and not get too crowded, and provides a guilt free period of society sponsored laziness. I did buy myself a present recently, a small bass guitar amp so I can play at Kelley's brothers clubhouse...there is a drum set there and little P.A. system as well as the pool table and bar.

We were thinking of going skiing in Tahoe for a couple days but I think that will involve too much work and expense. Maybe a good hike in the redwoods if it is a nice day.




drainbead
Dec. 21st, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
So...Jesus only had one leg?
democritus
Dec. 21st, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
Well, the classic icons show him with one nail through both feet.
drainbead
Dec. 21st, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
That is such a boring answer.

jamespolk
Dec. 22nd, 2007 05:47 am (UTC)
I choose to avoid the religious interpretation and assume it is just the guys explanation of how he got his wife to let him back in the house after getting caught having an affair or something.

What cheese book did he give you. Listening to you and others talk about beer and winemaking in the past has actually had me thinking about cheesemaking since that I could actually enjoy (maybe, but I'm probably too lazy).
socal1968
Dec. 22nd, 2007 06:50 am (UTC)
I found you something to do this weekend!
hey! did you see this in the PD?

http://www1.pressdemocrat.com/article/20071220/NEWS/712200307/-1/SPECIAL&THEMES=ENTERTAINMENT


Safari West invites community to take a tour

By MICHELLE ANNA JORDAN FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Open house with the giraffes: Safari West (3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa) is hosting its annual Community Open House this Sunday, with tours on the African Queen.

There is plenty of room on the tour scheduled at noon.

There is no charge for children; adults pay $20. There needs to be two adults for every five children.


Photobucket

The photo is mine from our last trip, not the paper's... :)


socal1968
Dec. 22nd, 2007 06:53 am (UTC)
Re: I found you something to do this weekend!
I just realized it said adults pay $20... not free. Oh well. You can always just drop by and look at the lemurs, giraffes, and cheetas. I've done that without paying for a tour.
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