Category Archives: Holidays

National Amatuer Drinking Night Has Begun

National Amatuer Drinking Night has begun. Lots of people you meet in bars and on the road tonight will have been drinking, and some of them don’t get much practice, so they’re pretty bad at it. Be careful out there.

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Gingerbread AT-AT Walker

This.

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There’s a jolly old elf named Saint Nick. Have you heard of him?

Merry Christmas to everyone. Thanks for reading me. Today’s my last day at work and then I’m off for a week. Really looking forward to spending time with the kids this year.

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Netflix Reviews You Can Use: Crackling Fireplace Video

Thanks, Arlene! George Ford has done it again! A cinematic masterpiece that can not be missed! Five stars. The ending will shock you to your core ! Warning this could offend others so brace yourself for the movie of a … Continue reading

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Brined Turkey

Sean suggested brining the Thanksgiving turkeys. After blegging for advice on Facebook  we tried that this year using Alton Brown’s recipe. They were delicious. My wife said it was the best her oven-roasted turkeys had ever tasted. On Facebook Melody … Continue reading

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Word of the Day – Spatchcock

From my friend Art on Facebook: “Spatchcock (verb) – to go all kinds of medieval on a turkey.” That’s about the long and short of it. Details from Alton Brown here. I’m taking Sean’s advice and brining the turkeys this … Continue reading

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Infra-red (Oil-less) Turkey Fryer

Here’s my post from 2010, which turned out to be surprisingly popular. An infrared turkey is hands down tastier and moister than an oven-roasted bird and the drippings make incredible gravy. I still think a deep-fried turkey tastes the best. … Continue reading

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Shark Week – People forgot the reason for the season

“I miss the old days when we set up a simple display & exchanged small gifts for Shark Week. It’s so commercialized now.” – Shane Rhyne On the twelfth day of Shark Week my true love gave to me …

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The Spirit of Christmas

This was seven year old Katie’s letter to Santa that she left with the milk and cookies. Mr. Tommy works at Friends, Katie’s after-school program. Katie really likes him and he’s leaving for a new job. Katie told Santa she … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas, y’all. This has been a very drama-free holiday for us. We got the tree up early. We got the presents bought and wrapped with no fuss. Post-25th we plan on visiting friends and family and watching old movies. … Continue reading

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Last-minute Christmas Gifts Made in Tennessee

Rex Hammock’s impressive list.

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Infrared (oil-less) turkey fryer

Here’s my post from last year. I’m using it again this year instead of the regular turkey fryer. I still think frying a turkey in oil tastes better, but the infrared turkey fryer is safer around kids, doesn’t require half … Continue reading

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Happy 4th

Have fun. Blow up something. Get out on the road.

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It was the least I could do

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Hey, Guys, Valentine’s Day is Today

Doesn’t your special lady deserve a new set of knee pads?

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