Since Buddy is off school today (teacher in-service - whatever that means) and he and the Evil Twin both have Monday off as well, I'm feeling like today is the beginning of my long holiday weekend, which means I am in "vacation" mode.
I watched Survivor last night, just as I have for the past three weeks. I'm not much of a TV watcher, but I do like that show. I'll watch bits and pieces of American Idol and I'm a big fan of Dexter. However, with Dexter, since we don't have Showtime (and I'm not inclined to pay for it), Buzzardbilly had loaned us her DVDs of Season 1. She's also going to let us borrow Season 2, which just recently was released.
Anyway, back to Survivor. One reason I like this show is for the sociological aspect. They take 18 or 20 total strangers, divide them into groups and set them on a remote location with nothing but the shirts on their backs. I think it's interesting to see how those groups get along with one another. How they work together or how they fall apart.
I don't really care too much about the challenges or who goes home (although by the end of the season, I will have one or two "favorites" who I think deserve to "win".). For me, it's all about how the people interact with their other tribe members.
I do realize that the show is edited and we (the viewers) get to see only what the producers want us to see. I'm okay with that.
I also like that these types of reality shows have a beginning, a middle and a definite end. There are no cliff hangers and I don't have to watch every season to understand the next season. (although I HAVE watched every season, except only the last half of season one... I was late getting into it!).
And that's it. Those three shows comprise the entirety of my television viewing.
Last night, I made mini-meatloaves, corn and rolls for dinner. I did the meatloaves in a muffin tin, so they were like little hamburgers - sorta. I thought they were tasty. The rest of the family seemed happy enough with them.
The Evil Twin had chopped one up for Sissy, but I noticed that some of the chunks were kinda on the big side.
Sissy is a lazy cuss and will typically play around at meal times. If someone picks up her fork to show her how to do something (in this case, dip a piece of meatloaf into ketchup - the finest food product known to mankind, in her book), then she will want someone to put every piece into the ketchup and in her mouth. Even though she's very capable with both a fork and a spoon.
So, the Evil Twin gave her a piece of meatloaf. She could barely get it in her mouth all the way and had to use her hand to shove it in to chew. I kept watching her. She kind of gagged a bit. I asked if she was okay and then she vomited.
Great big, copious amounts of vomit. Right at the dinner table. Huzzah.
The meal was over for everyone.