November 18th, 2003

family

Thanksgiving plotting & scheming...

Well planning for Thanksgiving is underway.

It looks like Thanksgiving lunch is happening at my place so that folks can head out to feast with their SO's families for dinner. Eh, I'm not thrilled about the Thanksgiving lunch idea. I really prefer a dinner type thing, but with a large family the whole "Family Gathering" starts to take on D-Day-esque proportions and complexity. Family member A wants to do ____, family member B doesn't like to eat ____, family member C has to leave by _______, family member D can't arrive before _____, the Germans are mobilizing their troops in the north of Franc, etc... etc...

Net result is that we're doing lunch and not dinner. Oh well, my job is to make sure that my house is presentable and that the turkey is done close to noon-ish.

In other news, my new bed (well the mattresses) should be arriving tomorrow. This means I have to finish painting today. I conferred with my folks and they had a possible solution for my cutting-in dilema. Apparently there's a handy dandy tool that one can use if one is too spastic to deal with doing it by hand. We'll see how that works. I may also be onto my third paint scheme (but don't hold me to that).
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Survey Question

I took a break from painting earlier to work on another project that I finally got around to starting.

I come to you with a general question. What are some of the more interesting/obscure fictional book references in sci-fi/horror/fiction? I'm thinking about stuff like "The Necronomicon" which you would recognize from Evil Dead etc... or "How to Serve Man" (anyone remember what that's from?). I'm looking for the titles of books that tend to lead people into trouble (and if possible where the reference is from).

So any other suggestions for a library of legitimately dangerous books?
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