Monday, November 15, 2010

Turkey Chit-Chat and a Meer Meow

I can't believe this year has gone by so fast.  Here were are almost a week away from Thanksgiving.  I know this not because I checked a calendar or noticed that some folks have already decorated their homes for Christmas, but because the last time I tried to pass the time of day with a local turkey, he gobble-hopped away from me.

Sheesh.

Maybe it was because I was carrying an axe.  Really, I was only chopping some wood.  I  wanted to tell the turkey he looked juicy healthy and ask if he'd lost weight lately.    Isn't that a good conversation opener?

Anyturkeysoup,  Texas is showing a bit of color.

Colorful crepe.  No turkeys were axed to get this photo.

Also, I want to introduce you to my new friend, Les Miserable the Meerkat.  It was a very hot day at the zoo when we snapped this photo.  This little guy was off by himself.  Maybe he was caught passing gas in the burrow one too many times.

 "So bored.  So wery, wery bored. I luvs my tail, though."

For those of you who asked and even if you didn't, the photo in my header is also meerkats with a bold domestic orange tabby pushing himself in on the action.

It's the baking season around her in Geekville.  I've got State Fair Yeast Biscuits rising on the stovetop.  You've got me, BakingGeek, so who needs Rachael or Sandra or any of those silly folks that make cooking look easy on TV? But my kitchen is a mess.  It's never messy for Rachael or Sandra, is it?

Sigh.

I've got an extra hole in my yard.  I think I mentioned that we are getting new water lines.   Yippee.  My neighbor and I decided that the new hole could be the start of a swimming pool.  Interviews for lifeguards and pool guys will commence in early spring.  That's plenty of time for you guys to get into shape.  Good Luck.


Photo credits:  Bored meerkat:  Reffie Hubby, Fall color:  Reffie

30 comments:

Deb said...

I love Les Miserable - he looks like I feel when it comes to Christmas shopping. Poor tings. Maybe he can be a pot licker for Rachel and Sandra.

K A B L O O E Y said...

Wait. You can hire in the Spring. Start the interview process NOW. Really. Why put off to tomorrow and all...

Quirkyloon said...

Whaddaya mean you don't need Sandra! That's me!

Sandie aka Quirkyloon!

You cut me deep Reffers.

(kidding!)

I say we take Rachael, Sandra, Giada and Paula Deen and make a stoup! Stoupid, stoupid, stoupid!

hee hee

honeypiehorse said...

I know, I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving!!!

Boom Boom Larew said...

Did you invite that meerkat for Thanksgiving dinner?

ReformingGeek said...

@Deb - I don't need any competition for pot-licking around here.

@Kablooey - Good idea. I'll advertise right away!

@Quirky - Sandie, I would never cut you. My knives are too dull. Maybe Rach has one I could borrow.

@honeypie - Don't get me started on Christmas.

@Boom Boom - I tried but he kept running away.

Leeuna said...

The meerkat is so cute. And I can smell the homemade rolls baking all the way up here. Yumm!

Unfinished Rambler said...

Zoos are depressing. Your post reminded me of that. Thanks.

Oh, and I hate circuses too for same reasons: caged up animals that should be roaming free. How sad. Thanks for bringing me down on these dreary day here in Pa. If anyone asks, I'll say it's Reforming Geek's fault. ;)

Random Chick said...

Meerkats can bite real hard. That's about all I know about them. Hope that helps! What did I just say? I have no idea.

Have a nice day! :-)

ReformingGeek said...

@Leeuna - Thank you. I'll make an extra biscuit for you!

@Unfinished - I'm not depressed. Try again.

@Random - YIKES! I won't ever try to pet one, 'K?

Jacki said...

When you start interviewing for lifeguards, let me know!

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

It really has been a fast year, and I don't think the next one's going to be slow enough to give me time to get in good enough shape to be your pool boy. More's the pity, I suppose.

dana said...

Holes, hatchets and meerkats...I'm starting to worry about you...

ReformingGeek said...

@Jacki - Will do.

@MikeWJ - Bummer.

@dana - You have guns. You scare ME.

Ivy said...

I love meercats! They are so freaking cute and so easy to mess with, I mean observe...

Mrsblogalot said...

You are a much braver baker than me. I've always gone by the: no cooking = no mess rule. But I wouldn't want to be the one to keep Jenny Craig out of business you know.

So as long as they make kitchens...JC is safe I guess (-:

Ziva said...

Oh, the meerkat is so cute! I'm going to tell M I want one for Christmas.

ReformingGeek said...

@Ivy - Hee Hee Don't get bit!

@Mrsblogalot - Hey Stranger! So you have a clean, shiny kitchen? Wow. I'm jealous.

@Ziva - Yeah, he was cute. Let me know how the Christmas gift goes. ;-)

THE SNEE said...

Hi, I see you like to talk turkey. I like to laugh, so I'm glad I hopped over here from Lauren's house of laughter and writing=THINK SPIN. Do you think meerkats pout like that because compared to felines they feel like meer cats? I'm certain that made no sense. Happy Thanksgiving and hope the rolls turn out!

Marissa said...

I volunteer to be on that interview panel for the lifeguards. I need them to demonstrate their resuscitation skills on me.

ReformingGeek said...

@Snee - Welcome. Do cats really ever think? ;-) The rolls were awesome!

@Marissa - Hum....lots of ladies volunteering. I hope we have large turnout of guys to interview!

Jean Knee said...

That meerkat looks so dejected. Thanks for ruining my day with your photography

Lauren said...

I love your photographs. The Meerkat looks extraterrestrial. Maybe it was shipped in from Area 51.

ReformingGeek said...

@Jean - It's ok. He was just hot. It cooled off later so he was fine.

@Lauren - Shhhh. Don't tell the others.

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

That little guy looks how I feel most days! Good luck with your interview process, let me know if you need an assistant!!

I Wonder Wye said...

We saw two wild turkeys crossing the road the other day (sounds like a joke doesn't it?) Maybe they were trying to get away from the hunters...seeing Christmas stuff up right now just makes me want to hide...

I Wonder Wye said...
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I Wonder Wye said...

We saw two wild turkeys crossing the road the other day (sounds like a joke doesn't it?) Maybe they were trying to get away from the hunters...seeing Christmas stuff up right now just makes me want to hide...

I Wonder Wye said...

Geesh - sorry - blogspot spazzed out...

Sue said...

Swimming pool, uh huh. You and I both know what that hole is for.


"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"