Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"A merry Christmas, Bob!" said Scrooge, with an earnestness that could not be mistaken, as he clapped him on the back.

1. It’s rather surprising to me when I see the date to realize Christmas is about 10 days away. I know that the economy is struggling, but it's interesting because the malls and shopping plazas don't seem any less full. Despite the material aspect of Christmas, aren't there other more basic things to be happy about? I suppose that for many, those very basic things are being compromised - and maybe that is why there seems to be less of a holiday spirit everywhere. It's completely justifiable, and rather disheartening. This is the one time of year that I love because no matter what - everything seems happy and shiny and bright.

2. The Turducken has been ordered and is on it's way! If I've said it once, I've said it a million times -- I love to cook. I'm so excited to make this, and I've been researching different kinds of gravy to make with it. I think it's going to be delicious. Anyone ever have one? What did you think...feel free to share your culinary experiences w/ le dinde bourrée du canard bourré du poulet, otherwise known as the Turducken.

3. What is up with Tex & Tek? Both guys are free agents. Both share the same birthday date. Both went to Georgia Tech - where both were All American. Both are Boras boys. Both have similar nicknames. But the million dollar question is: will both end up in a Red Sox uniform this year?

The rumors started yesterday afternoon here that Boston offered 8 yrs/$200M to Texeira; those have been firming up in substance as more agencies are reporting similar but a little more vague reports this morning. Rumors about Varitek have been swirling since before the season even ended -- but it's been rather quiet in the last few days as to what the future is for the Captain. It's looking like it's going to be once again be a holiday game time decision, and hopefully one that will make this girl very happy. (Santa, I've been really very good....!)

4. Is DLowe back in the mix again....? Though I'm still a firm believer that the Red Sox aren't overly interested in bringing him back -- I would love to see that happen, personally. I've always been a supporter of Derek Lowe, and was not really happy to have seen him traded. It seems as if New York isn't overly interested in him at the moment either, so if that's the case and the price is right - maybe the Sox would rethink about the advantages of his presence. I have to say, if we end up signing Jason, Texeira, and Derek Lowe -- this girl will be very, very, very happy with the offseason.

(Sorry Dawn, I know you're all about Mike Lowell....)

1 comment:

Suldog said...

I've actually had turducken once (though it's the subject of conversation almost every year at Thanksgiving.) My sister-in-law had it at her place on Christmas Eve. Maybe her cooking, maybe just the nature of the beast, but I found the turkey slightly dry, while the chicken and duck were moist and tasty and wonderful. It might just be that the cooking time can't be varied in such a way as to keep the turkey as moist as one might like? More likely, she didn't baste enough :-)