So the holiday season is in full swing now. I put my projects for LEN Designs on hold for the rest of the year. Work at my real job is slow this time of year, so it gives me the opportunity to spend time with the family and work on other hobbies. Even able to get a little video game time or binge watching in as well! I had to work on Thanksgiving, but was able to work from home and had the day after off. Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where I volunteer to work in order to get Christmas off. My job requires that somebody be available 24/7, including holidays, so I tend to trade one for the other. The good thing is that when I work from home, I get to smell the turkey roasting all day!
This year was the same as previous years. We had the usual turkey, mashed potatoes, my wife’s grandmother’s stuffing, green beans and pie. We decided to try out pecan pie this year. Neither of us had it before and we found one on sale, so figured why not. While the pie was great, it was really sweet and rich. Due to this, we could only eat it in small portions.
The day after Thanksgiving, we would normally break out the Christmas stuff and start decorating. We never really did anything regarding Black Friday. Our time is much more valuable than spending hours outside of a store. Besides, the fact that stores have now started opening on Thanksgiving night for these sales just piss me off even more. While I am lucky enough to not be in retail and have the ability to work from home, the people that work at the stores and have to deal with the madness are not able to. Most of the time they get stuck having to leave their family dinners to work. This is not something that I support, so I do not partake in it.
Sadly, we have not put up the Christmas tree … yet. We have put up some lights and a few decorations, but we havent been much in the holiday spirit this year. We should have the tree up soon though, likely this weekend sometime.
Anyways, more to come as things develop!
~Lord Egg Nutz
I get asked a lot how I came to be “Lord Egg Nutz.” Well, it all started when I was a young warthog …. Yes this would be another story …. I was out camping with my mom and stepdad and various other people in a long forgotten campsite. I was dared to eat a raw egg right out of the shell. Just crack open over my mouth and swallow. Well, I couldn’t let a dare go unmet, so I accepted the challenge. Before I went through with it, some money was put down on whether or not I would be able to do this. My stepdad started it off with a cool $10, which back then was huge for a kid, but others started putting dollars down on the table. Even neighboring campers got in on the action. By the end of the bidding, there was around $70 down on whether or not I could swallow an egg.
Truth be told, I hated eggs. I did not like eating them cooked, let alone fresh-out-of-the-shell raw. But still, a dare was made and accepted. With alot of money on the line, I stepped up to the plate, grabbed an egg and looked at it for what seemed to be hours. In my mind, at that moment, I pictured myself the master of the egg; the “Lord of the Egg.” I took a deep breath, cracked a small crack in the egg and held it over my mouth. I opened the egg and let the contents in. The instant the egg yolk hit the back of my throat, it was out again. I spit out the egg faster than it came in. I flew out of my mouth, through the air and right into my stepdad’s cup of coffee. However, that is not where it stopped. Afterwards, the gut wrenching began. I threw up my breakfast and was was left of the night before’s dinner. I could see my stepdad laughing his ass off and counting up the money on the table while I hurled. Around me I could see a few of the other people that have gathered to see the bet throwing up as well. All in all, from what I was told, there were a total of 5 people throwing up that morning. It was completely nuts that lost that money and made a group of people watching start throwing up.
After that event, I dubbed myself Lord Egg Nutz. On a personal note, I was able to conquer the egg and swallow a raw egg whole when I was a teenager.