Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all

Where would Sly sit in this Thanksgiving seating diagram, which I borrowed from Bon Appetit?

Remember how Sly got angry about the grandkids eating the white meat?

And then how the next year, he commented that he didn't like white meat after all?

Yeah. Me, too. Which is why I am so happy that Primo and I will be spending our Thanksgiving at home, with the cats and a good steak and House of Cards so he can win his next election.

In which Primo becomes justifiably cranky when someone posts the unedited version of a piece that someone drafted for him and that he edited and that was published under his name

And now I'm really upset about a campaign issue. Remember the document I was editing on Sunday night? [My campaign manager] somehow sent out a completely unedited version with none of my changes included, and that version was posted on It's very embarrassing to me. I'm going to have to insist that I approve final versions of everything that is sent out.
That is completely unacceptable
That is awful
1. It makes you look bad
2. You spent all that time for nothing
This is something to get angry about
I would be livid
Is there a way to get to post the corrected version instead?

We are discussing that.
I am furious on your behalf
I like [campaign manager], but this is completely unacceptable

Russell Crowe (whom you met at the parade, I think) says that he probably sent out the incorrect (unedited) version.

He will try to get it fixed.
Yes, it is obvious someone sent the wrong version!@

I already said that I need to see anything that will be sent to the media -- as it will be sent, not just giving approval to text in a Google document -- before it is actually sent.
unfortunately, this means more work for you
I can help - I can copy edit stuff and I can check stuff sent to you for grammar before you see it

I am horrified. The grammatical errors are a problem, but the biggest problem is that I don't want anyone to think that I would ever use the phrase "illegal aliens."
I hope they can fix it
I'm sorry, sweetie
they really did not do it right

Between this and [my job's] FTO policy change, it's a crappy day.

In which we spend a blissfully alone Thanksgiving

Primo: I need to call.

Me: Call what?

Primo: Call my mom and dad.

Me: But you called on Tuesday!

Primo: But today is Thanksgiving. I have to call.

Me: Fine. Get it over with. I have season one of House of Cards. Don't you want to watch?

Primo: Yes. But first I have to fold my clothes.

Me: It's Thanksgiving! You're allowed to be sloppy!

Primo: I like it when it's tidy.

Me: Me, too, but you are doing this to avoid calling.

Primo: I have to call.

Me: So call.

Primo: They'll want to know when I'm coming.

Me: You were just there! You were there in October!

Primo: They'll want to know when I'm coming.

Me: Ask them to look at the weather report for Hell.

Primo: What?

Me: Is it going to freeze?

Monday, November 24, 2014

In which I realize again how lucky I am with Primo's stepdaughters. Love that girl.

‎Stepdaughter Dos > The Golddigger 
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Look out for a box with orange colored goodies! Shipped out today:) and I picked some not as ripe ones too so hopefully it will last you a couple weeks. Or days!  SD
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  • The Golddigger You are so sweet! Thank you! I am almost out, so your timing is perfect. Plus homegrown persimmons from [your lovely, late mother in law's] tree taste so much better than store bought!
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  • Primo Thank you, SD! I won't eat the persimmons, but they make Goldy very happy.
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

In which I discover something to like - a lot - about Bertha, Primo's first wife, RIP

Me: Listen to this:

Mom was always doing something wrong. Like the time Chine came down for a weekend - probably more'n two years ago - it became a major big deal that Mom didn't have any clean glasses in the house. It's not like Chine couldn't wash a glass herself, but Mom should have had them washed in advance because washing the glasses in advance meant something. Like I love you or welcome of I want you to be here.

Primo: What's that?

Me: From a book I'm reading.

Primo: OK.

Me: She's right. Having a clean house does mean something. When you are excited about having company and want them to be comfortable, you have clean dishes!

Primo: You didn't want to prepare the guest room when Blaine came to visit.

Me: That's because he's your friend.

Primo: He's your friend, too!

Me: But not like with you - you have known him for almost 30 years. I've only known him a few years.

Primo: When I visit him, his wife prepares the guest room.

Me: You mean his wife who does not have a job outside of the home?

Primo: Yes.

Me: I rest my case. If I can quit my job, I will be very happy to assume all household duties.

Primo: Bertha wouldn't always prepare the guest room when we had company.

Me: OK, that's tacky. She didn't even have a job!

Primo: I know!

Me: You said "wouldn't always."

Primo: She would most of the time.

Me: When wouldn't she?

Primo: When my mom and dad came to visit.

Me: Ah.

Primo: What do you mean, "ah?"

Me: You mean your mom and dad who were probably just as obnoxious to her as they are to me?

Primo: Yes

Me: I don't blame her.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

In which an advocacy groups sends a survey to Primo while we are on vacation

So this group - a group I happen to agree with and one that Primo opposes - sent him a survey. It arrived while we were on vacation and having our mail held.

It was a registered letter, so the postman couldn't leave it for us.

The only option is for Primo to go to the post office to pick it up.

Do you think that will happen?

I don't.

Advocacy groups: Are you trying to piss people off? Why would you make life harder for someone whose opinion you are soliciting?