Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Big Turkey

We had a 23.83 pound turkey this year, free of charge.  The thing was huge.  It hardly fit on the turkey platter and didn’t fit into the baking dish that turkeys are cooked in normally.  We left a leg hanging out and baked it that way.  Check this thing out:

Clearly that won’t mean anything to anyone since you don’t know how big or small the platter is.  I tried to take a picture with my hand for scale:

This, or course, is only slightly better.  You may not know how big my hand is, and I realize now that the whole turkey isn’t even in the picture.  The bottom of the leg is farther down, off camera.  But, you can pretend you know how large my hand is.  I wear Large gloves and my shoe size is US Men’s 11.  The point is it was really big.


Lastly, I have a picture of the gross part.  The neck hole looked like a… you know what? You decide what it looks like.  I think the skin stretched so it isn’t quite as funny as when we first un-bagged it, but it is still vaguely discernible:

Some Snow

I have heard plenty of people saying that this mornings blanket of snow was the “first real snow of the season.” I want to call shenanigans on this, because It totally snowed on Halloween. As someone who went through it, I dare say it was even a full blizzard. Some results were shown here.

BUT, I do have to say that today’s snow amounted to more. Either way, here are some pictures from today.

Adventures of Angry Poliwag

First, Angry Poliwag came upon his friend Gumby.  “Hello,Poliwag!” said Gumby.

But then! Blue Robot came outta nowhere looking for a fight!  “Prepare for dropkicking.”  This only made Angry Poliwag look even angrier.

Luckily, they all ended up being friends.  But Angry Poliwag is still Angry!

So Many Pop Tarts

So, I eat Pop Tarts most mornings with a cup of coffee at work.  Its a pretty good way to start the day for a bunch of reasons, not the least of which is that I still feel like a little kid getting away with a treat in the morning.  But, vending machine Pop Tarts are relatively expensive at work at $0.95 per package.  From the store is much better, like $2.50-$3.00 for a box of 4 packages.  But I never remember or think to buy them ahead of time and inevitably I get them from the vending machine.

No more!  I had the opportunity to buy cases of Pop Tarts recently, so I ordered one Cherry flavored and one Strawberry flavored.  This is the result:

Basically, that is 256 Pop Tarts.  Or 128 Packages.  The cost?  $20.50 per case, or $41.00 total.  My friend math tells me that works out to about $0.32 per package, or just over a third of the vending machine price.  I have essentially saved $80 and since I will bringing most of these to work so I don’t eat them at home, I will be all set for 6 months as far as my breakfast goes.

Hello Internet

My name is Aaron.  This is intended to be a place for my overflow.  I am a member of The Gentlemen’s Lounge and you will find most of what I have to say about technology, science, the internet, and my projects there.  This will be hopefully catch all the randomness such as pictures of snow, funny things that happen, books, television shows, movies, etc.  Basically things that aren’t related to The Lounge or to projects I do in The Lounge.