Good morning Tuesday readers!
I usually write a post in bullets every Thursday!
BUT, now I am going to go totally CRAY! I am writing this week's Thursday bullets on a Tuesday!
I am not planning on doing any blogging on Thursday or Friday, so here are the bullets!
ON a Tuesday.
* The weather!
The current weather (I am writing this Monday afternoon) is SO NUTS!!
It was 70 F (21 C) yesterday! SO bizarre!!
It was even humid. In other words, it was GROSS!
I am not a fan of this kind of warm weather during “the cold season”. This kind of strange warmth makes my brain feel a bit fuzzy (more than usual, in other words).
I also think that nature starts smelling so funky, and moldy, on warm days during the fall and winter.
The weather in the Mid-Atlantic States is nothing but weird.
AND, to top it all off, they (the meteorologists) are talking about snow, yes snow, on Wednesday. Also, they are saying that we can expect quite a lot of the white stuff. Say what???
Welcome to Schizophrenic Washington. You’ll never know what kind of weather we’ll serve up for ya!
* Wild turkey!
No, I am not talking about the whiskey now (YOU guys WISH, don’t you!).
As a matter of fact, I am talking about the wild turkeys that you can find out in the open landscape, out in nature. The kind of turkeys that run wild and free! Apparently they are getting more and more common in this area.
I have seen one, or two, while being out and about. Believe me, it looks so strange to see wild turkeys in suburbia. And, according to The Washington Post, said turkeys are not very friendly either. They can attack you, if they feel like it. Oh, I so do not want to be chased by a bunch of wild turkeys.
However, I am sure they are all quite good to eat! Can you imagine enjoying (a cooked) wild turkey at the Thanksgiving table? YUM!!
I can also understand that the American Wild Turkey might be a little mad around Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a staple food this time of the year, after all. Now wonder if the turkeys decide to go on a wild demonstration.
* Speaking of..!
Did you ever wonder why Americans have such big ovens in their kitchens? Oh, it is due to the fact that the oven has to be roomy enough to hold a turkey that weighs around 26 pounds (almost 12 kilos).
I went shopping yesterday, and almost every frozen turkey I saw weighed around 20-26 pounds! I am not cooking a turkey on Thursday (my father-in-law is), and his oven is indeed very big. In a lot of American homes, you’ll find double ovens (not in my kitchen, though. But--again-- my father-in-law has double ovens) so that you can cook a turkey/ham and still have another oven for the rest of the food that need to be cooked in an oven.
* Safe Rides!
While we were down in Elon last weekend, I took notice of all the cars that were announcing that they were “Safe Rides” at the college campus.
There were SO many of them.
Safe Rides are mainly for students that are taking late classes, maybe especially for women. You call the safe ride number and a car will pick you up at your institution.
The “safe rides” are ALSO for partying college kids. Well, there is no secret that kids in college do their fair amount of partying. BUT, to jump in your own car after drinking at a party is a big NO-NO. Instead you can call the safe ride-hotline at campus, and someone will come and pick you up, and drive you back to your dorm.
The drivers? The driver will be a fellow college kid. One that have volunteered to drive their not-so-sober peers home to their dorms after "a night on the town". Very smart!
You can also order a safe ride if you are all alone and have a long way to walk. Goodie good.
* My college kid..!
She’s coming home to Reston late this evening!
Peter and I cannot wait to have her home over the Thanksgiving Weekend. It will be so lovely!
We’ll pick her up in Alexandria, Virginia, tonight. Karolina, and a bunch of other Elon kids, will jump on a bus on campus this afternoon. The bus will drive them to Alexandria (to a metro stop there). It is a non-stop ride from Elon to NoVA. Wonderful!
The bus returns to Elon on Sunday at 15:00 again. We pay 100 dollars for this, and it is SO worth it!
The Wednesday night, before Thanksgiving, is a huge get-together evening for college kids, and others that have moved away from their home towns (but are back in town to celebrate Thanksgiving).
It is THE evening to get together and have fun with old friends. Karolina will do so tomorrow night. She’ll get together with her friends from HS.
For Swedes “The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving” can be compared to Christmas Day in Sweden. Christmas Day in Sweden is a huge get-together night as well. As you all know the Swedes are observing Christmas Eve as the biggest, and most important day, during the Christmas holiday. Therefore Christmas Days is wide open to just veg out, or see old friends.
Karolina will have SO much fun tomorrow night.
All right, that was Thursday on a Tuesday for y’all.
Have a lovely day!