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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011...and the 122nd Tournament of Roses Parade

OK...if you've been here before, you know how much I miss Southern CA.  And even though they are colder there than we are here this morning (what's with that???) I really miss SoCal on New Year's day.  One of the LA TV stations, KTLA, plays the Rose Parade over & over again.  All day long.  So...you can just have it on & catch bits & pieces of it as the day progresses...and sit & watch once if you want to. 

Civilized...as it should be.  Oh...they're the BEST station for coverage of car chases, too.  Miss the regular programming interrupted for coverage of car chases in SoCal.  But I digress...

You can catch the Rose Parade here.  Bob Eubanks & Stephanie Edwards do the play-by-play...that's MY idea of the Rose Parade.  Here I'll be watching that very handsome Ahmed Hassan on HGTV..but later I'll need my Bob & Stephanie fix.  It's great that now I can watch KTLA online.  Paula Deen is the Grand Marshall, too.  Yea!

We always do the pork & sauerkraut thing on New Year's Day...and even with my Austrian/Hungarian heritage, I hate sauerkraut & have to choke down the smallest fork full...always have.  Well, to mix things up this year, our pork is coming in the shape of BBQ Baby Back Ribs...and the nasty sauerkraut will appear as Sauerkraut Balls...an appetizer thing I've only seen in NE Ohio.  Even bought the balls from our favorite butcher, Thayer's...MUCH better, I think.

Be sure to check back here in the next day or so...we're also making the Astro Weenie Christmas Tree that Charles Phoenix introduced on his website...we even have little cocktail weenies to make it authentic.  Ours are Cheddarwurst...hey, if you're eating all those veggies, you can have one unhealthy thing!  Phil wants to make the Cherpumple...I'm not real excited about that one...but his Inchiezonya sounds good.  heheheeheee!

Happy New Year, Y'all! 


  1. Coffee made - check
    Laundry in the washing machine - check
    Bed made - check
    Art table set up for some morning creating - check
    TV on KTLA
    Yep, I'm ready to start watching the parade in less than 15 minutes!
    Happy New Year to you Debbie!
    Now back to that astro weenie christmas tree . . . say whaaaaat?! LOL

  2. heheheheeee!!! We just have to make that astro weenie tree...be sure to check it out on Charles Phoenix's website. Might not be today...maybe tomorrow. We've been grazing all day & the ribs are in the oven. Should have taken a nap first...maybe later.
    I just watched Bob & Stephanie on KTLA.com...LOVED her gloves...and so sorry she has a sore throat or something...you could tell by her voice. Now for a good car chase...
    Happy New Year to you, Sherry!

  3. Happy New Year Debbie...I may just have to try the Astro-weenie thingie...it looks so festive! Have fun with your new creative endeavors...I can't wait to see your ROTD journal!


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