Thanksgiving Day, part 1

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!

Ok, now that I got that out of the way, let me start the fun stories. So, it ends up I have been spoiled my entire life with the finest things that money could buy…. like measuring cups with proper measurement labeling and a can opener that works without a freaking manual. When I moved here to San Francisco I did not bring all of my worldly possessions with me, I did what any other red-blooded American would do…I went to Ikea. But thats just where the party starts.

If you read my previous post, you know that I am planning on having a $20 thanksgiving dinner from Safeway. I would have bought more but thats all I could safely fit in my backpack to take back home on my motorcycle (I know, I’m real classy). Anyway, back to the point…when I moved here from Nashville, Amy and I went to Ikea to furnish my entire apartment. That meant rugs, silverware, lamps…everything! One thing I did not take into account was that those Ikea freaks are not from the US and somehow thought it was ok to create kitchen utensils that do not conform to the US standard.

So here I sit, Thanksgiving Day, trying to figure out how many deciliters are in a pint…and then, how many cups are in a pint…just so i can measure some stupid water to start make some stuffing and mashed potatoes (I’m sure Amanda will read this and will know what the cups to deciliter conversion is by heart, you nerd)! Thats right, it ends up all the measuring cups and spoons I bought from Ikea are in deciliters. When my high school math teacher used to argue with me and tell me that the day would come when I would use deciliters, and I told her she was crazy, I didn’t know it would actually happen. Sorry Mrs. Neireider, I should have learned those deciliters…and while I’m at it, sorry about that thing I did on the last day before graduation (you know, with the bra and the overhead projector). I didn’t mean it.

Thanksgiving in San Francisco

Thanksgiving in San Francisco
Ok, who here looking at this photo knew you can make an entire thanksgiving dinner for only $20? Thats right, theFerf is gonna be eating turkey (or turkey like meat), noodles, mashed potato (flakes) & gravy (from a can), stuffing, corn and drinking Yellow Tail chardonnay (to help me forget).

I even rented 2 movies (Star Wars III and Robots) for only $1.49 each. Crap, I didn’t get dessert…maybe I have something lying around here…

Tune in tomorrow for the photos of the cooked version of the feast.

This Photo taken by theFerf


Portable Media and Podcast Expo 2005

Dawn and Drew and Me
Well, the PME has come and gone. I had a lot of scotch and at the same time got a chance to meet the who’s who of the podcasting world. Everyone from Libsyn, to the guys at AMP, most of my favorite podcasters, The Podcast Pickle, and as the photo shows…Dawn and Drew.

I must have been having entirely too much fun because I forgot to take a lot of photos, but I did take some. You can see them here.

This Photo taken by theFerf


CHEAP DVD Rentals

CHEAP DVD Rentals
I couldn’t believe it…when Amy was here last we were wondering through the Safeway here in SF (on Townsend and 4th I think) and they had a DVD machine. The best part was, you swipe your card and for only $1.49 it would spit movies out! If I remember correctly it only had about 30 movies to select from for $1.49 each. You get the movie for 24 hours, and its $1.00 for each additional day.

Needless to say, we rented a handfull of movies and did not have to pay the $10+ per person to go to the movies. With the swipe of a credit card, no memberships required, we had an evenings worth of entertainment that only required me to walk by the grocery store the next day (by midnight) and push the dvd cases back into the machine.

This Photo taken by theFerf