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22 November 2017 @ 06:08 pm
There's this TV ad that features LEGO Batman messing around with a tiny LEGO lobster, before the whole thing degenerates into a Target commercial. Tiny LEGO lobster! I need that in my life. \o/

I'm not a huge Batman fan, generally speaking, but I have a weakness for LEGO Batman. He's so stubby and cute, and those bat ears are proportionally way too big for his head. There was a long time where I'd hoped our son would want the Playstation LEGO Batman game, but no. He started with LEGO Star Wars, and he stayed there. :(

Also? The LEGO Joker, for some reason, has the facial expression of someone whose hair is on fire. Which is hilarious. That movie is in our Netflix queue, but I may need to move it up to the top. ;)

The kids are due home for Thanksgiving soon (within the next few hours!!), and I can't wait. I took the week off, and most of it has been bicycling and raking a LOT of leaves (as in, both of those every single freakin' day). More optimistically, I went to the library last Saturday to lay in supplies, and now I'm reading Joe Hill's Strange Weather. I finished The Girl With No Past before that, and The Mermaid's Sister is on the Kindle. So many books, so little time...

Halfshellhusband took another shot at baking an apple pie today. The recipe had 1/4 teaspoon each of nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice, which was just wrong, wrong, wrong. Now the cinnamon portion is 1 1/2 teaspoons, which will be glorious. My grandmother used to make the blandest apple pies ever, and it turned out it was because my grandfather hated cinnamon, so she just used nutmeg. Bleah! My mother, OTOH, possibly adds Red Hots in with the other spices, which sounds like an excellent idea. :D

I hope that those of you who will be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow have a wonderful time! \o/

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cindy: spn - dean wants pietsuki_no_bara on November 23rd, 2017 05:05 am (UTC)
ooh, red hots in apple pie! i'd definitely try that. my grandma's apple pie calls for only 1/4 tsp of nutmeg, but it also has raisins and some jelly (i use apple jelly, because of course) dissolved in a quarter cup of bourbon or applejack, so it's not without flavor.

have a happy thanksgiving, and have fun with the kids!

edited to add i've never seen the target ad with lego batman and a tiny lego lobster, and now i feel deprived. i mean, tiny lego lobster!

Edited at 2017-11-23 05:06 am (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 23rd, 2017 06:03 am (UTC)
The bourbon or applejack might be interesting, but overall liquor in food tends to taste too strong to me. And in this case, is not cinnamon!

That little lego lobster looks ridiculous, which is to say amazing and adorable. It's partly that it's so tiny. :D
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on November 25th, 2017 05:57 am (UTC)
I was at my friend Beth's for Thanksgiving yesterday, and while we were catching up on SPN (we are 4 weeks behind), I made her stop forwarding through the commercials because I spotted the LEGO Batman and had to see what all that was about. Yes, the Target commercial was dopey (I'm still not sure what the point of that commercial was!), but LEGO Batman! He is so frickin' adorable. I did love the movie, even though it was a bit relentless in terms of pacing and gags.

For the first time in about 15 years I made a pie. It was lemon meringue, because that is Beth's favorite and it used to be one of the few things I excelled at baking. It did turn out pretty good, but not perfect -- I could have beaten those egg whites a bit longer. Baking is not like riding a bike.

I hope your Thanksgiving was terrific.

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 26th, 2017 08:21 am (UTC)
I love LEGO Batman, and I want that tiny LEGO lobster!

HSH's pie had raw crust on the bottom, and the filling wasn't cooked enough. That might be because he decided to make a deep dish pie in a ceramic plate using instructions for a regular pie in a glass plate. Also because he likes the baking rack really high in the oven, and I'm constantly pulling it out and reinserting it in the middle. The pie tasted good, though, and there was no competition, so he was not sent home for his less-than-perfect "bake."

Thanksgiving was great, and it sounds as if yours was too!