Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thursday Thoughts

Last weekend we went to see Black Panther and it was fantastic. We think it was one of the best, maybe the best, Marvel movie. We liked that the "bad guy" was not just a bad guy - he had a good backstory/tragic story and Michael B. Jordan was fantastic. I've had a crush on him since his Parenthood days and thought Fruitvale Station was a great movie. He also was Wallace on The Wire and I loved The Wire.

If you live in Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district (we do), make sure you're registered to vote and then get out and vote on March 13. This is a special election for the seat vacated when it was revealed that GOP rep Tim Murphy got his mistress pregnant and urged her to have an abortion while being staunchly anti-abortion. Ah, the GOP, the party of family values. So the candidates are Rick Saccone and Conor Lamb. One wants to end the separation of church & state (has this candidate read the Constitution?), to display "In God We trust" in every school, and to limit abortion rights; supports Trump/is endorsed by Trump; used his legislative expense account, which is funded by taxpayers, at a greater rate than other lawmakers; criticized Chuck E. Cheese for its policy barring customers from carrying firearms inside the venue; and has advocated for waterboarding, sleep deprivation, and other forms of "enhanced interrogation."

The other candidate's views are not a giant steaming pile of poop. Just my opinion. The facts: the other candidate is a former federal prosecutor and Marine Corps vet. Read more here.

SP's birthday is coming up and last weekend we had his family birthday dinner at Cafe io. He actually ordered something other than the branzino. He ordered another special: Halibut with Lobster Risotto and said it was very good. We shared Black Forest Cake for dessert.
What We're Eating:

  • Leftovers from Sunday's mini Thanksgiving in February meal: turkey, stuffing, green beans, zucchini
  • President's Day usually means we make pierogie, and we did, so we're also enjoying dinners of pierogie, ham/kielbasa, and broccoli.
  • Dessert: Boston Cream Pie and assorted leftover treats.

What We're Watching:

  • Worst Cooks in America - the making sausage episode is always hilarious.
  • The Olympics.
  • The Amazing Race ended last night and the team we didn't want to win, the team we cheered for elimination every week, well, they won. Ugh.

What I'm Reading:

  • The new magazines are arriving so the pile is growing again.
  • I actually requested books from the library. 8 weeks into the new year and I haven't read a single book - that's very unusual for me.

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