Saturday, June 22, 2013
I drive past Sonoma Speedway every day on my way to and from work. This weekend NASCAR is racing there, and the crowds are horrendous. Luckily for me, though, just about everybody else decided that they needed to avoid the track, and I ended up having the easiest commute home of the week! Then it got weird.
I put a chicken leg quarter and a potato in the oven to bake for dinner. For the second time in a year, the glass pie plate broke in the oven! I can't remember that ever happening before last year. So now I'm down to only one pie plate, and I need a couple more. However, I'm seriously considering metal right now!
(What follows is JMHO and not intended to offend anybody)
I put a post on Food Network's Facebook wall supporting their decision to terminate Paula Deen. I don't feel racial slurs are ever appropriate, and she has a demonstrated ongoing pattern of this sort of thing. Well, the responses I've gotten from my fellow FN fans have been kind of discouraging. One called me "liberal moron." I didn't answer -- the BEST he's got is cheap name-calling. And one ridiculed me for using the word "provably," saying I'd misspelled "probably." I posted back and told her that I'd meant "able to be proved." But I don't think I'll respond to any more.
It all reminds me of an incident years ago when my son was a toddler. I invited my siblings to dinner (HUGE mistake). My sister had the nerve to use the "N" word at my table and in front of my son. When I told her that we did not allow that word in our house, she lectured ME on how "you've given a word too much power!" Sorry, Sis, but to me that word is a filthy obscenity and certainly nothing I want my son thinking is acceptable.
Deep breaths -- tomorrow morning is my "coffee with Bobby" time, which I love. And of course, I don't need to go to the office for a few days!