Almost Famous

Christmas Day With the Family

I had a perfectly lovely Christmas today! Mom and I went up to my grandparents' house where grandma was preparing the feast - turkey, stuffing, jello with fruit, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, and two pies: apple and pumpkin.

Today is also my grandpa's birthday (92; i hope he doesn't mind me sharing!), and my mom and I bought him the DVD of season one of Gunsmoke and a three DVD set of the Gunsmoke TV movies. (he used to be able to watch it on tvland, but our cable company just recently removed tvland as well as soapnet from the extended basic line up, so he couldn't get it anymore.) We watched a couple episodes while we waited for the rest of the family to arrive for dinner.


Once the rest of the family arrived, we sat down to the delicious dinner:


That picture is decieving. It looks like I just took a little bit of stuff and was a good girl, but the fact is, I pigged out, chowing down on tons more turkey, finished off the green beans and ended up having a slice of both pieces of pie as well as some of the sugar free cheesecake my aunt brought down. I'm uncomfortably full and bloated and I'm definitely skipping dinner tonight !

After dinner, we all gathered in the living room to watch the present my cousin Augie brought down: a DVD of the now-infamous game between the USUMB Otters (my cousin's team) and the Fresno Bulldogs (boo! hiss!). The Otters might've won if the Ref had been paying attention and ... well, I don't know anything about basketball (I'm a football and Formula One girl), but there's something about a player going out of bounds, then touching the ball, which is apparently illegal. The Ref missed it (accidently or on purpose? who knows?). Anyway, there was no audio, but it was fun to watch the game. Sometimes my grandparents can get the video and/or audio of the games on the computer, but I usually miss them, so it was a treat for me to watch my cousin play ball!



The ending of this game is available on YouTube, slowed down so you can clearly see the guy step out of bounds and the Ref was right there. The video is appropriatelly titled: CSUMB gets screwed @ Fresno State! Heheh.

The party broke up around 4 p.m., and mom and I headed home to relax and digest our wonderful meal. I took a nap, watched a Christmas episode of Monk which I'd never seen, and here I am now, writing this entry. It kinda sucks that I have to go in to work tomorrow, but I only have three days left before the weekend, so I guess I'll survive.  

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day! Cheers!