Thursday, November 24, 2022

A Random 13 for Thanksgiving

As it's a vacation week for the schools, I'm pushing my subbing stories to next week and doing a Thursday 13 today. I won't be around today (I do schedule my posts), but I'll catch up with you all tomorrow. 


Here is your friendly periodic reminder to check your spam comments folder. Of late, I keep finding perfectly valid comments in mine. The funny thing is, most of these comments are my own that I made as responses. (Not all, but a high number.) And many have been from, like 2014. It's just bizarre. 


Did you know you can cook scrambled eggs in the microwave? 

I learned how via this thread on Twitter (on October 29th). 

I find that the microwaved eggs are a bit denser than those cooked on a stove, but they're way faster. I use a little more time (35 seconds first and then 37 seconds after the stir), but I don't like eggs that are even a little runny. (They say that eggs need to be a little undercooked in the pan, er, microwave for them to be right on the plate, but I've found that that's a little undercooked for my taste.) If you're going to try this, use the times from the thread and increase or decrease as suits your taste.


Speaking of eggs, I'm now also microwaving them to get hardboiled eggs. I happened upon this contraption, and I thought "why not?" 

Believe it or not, it works great. I've been using it for maybe a month longer than I've been microwaving my scrambled eggs. 


And I'm still laughing. I don't know why I find this picture so funny. I just do.


Now that Twitter is being mismanaged, what other social media apps should I try? I'm on Facebook and Instagram, but I just don't check them. I like scrolling on Twitter, finding random things (see above). I'd like something similar as I like to read things, and I find photos and videos not something that catch my interest. 


It's supposed to be warm today, but I'm really hoping for rain. There is no rain in the ten-day forecast which is not really surprising. 


The time before the last time it rained, I noticed a distinct squeak coming from my windshield wiper blades. There wasn't much rain then, so I didn't think too much of it.


The last time it rained was November 8th. We were warned a big storm was coming, so the day before (a Monday), I decided to be all clever and get the windshield wiper blades replaced. I do this myself as it's not hard at all.

Only, I got home with the wrong blades. The size was right, but the connector was not. Too tired to go back that night, I didn't get a chance to get the right ones until after school that Tuesday. 

Once I had the right ones, replacing them took less than a minute. 


Have we had any rain since I replaced the blades? No, of course not. It would be really nice to get some rain so I can get some use out of these before I have to replace them again.


That rain day was a mess. The power went out as I was getting ready for work. Then I couldn't get the garage door to remain open so I could get my car out. (Automatic door.) Then when I got home, the thing we did to get me out broke the garage door, so it wouldn't open again. (The power was on by the time I got home, but I was told it had been off and on all day, at least a dozen times.) 


How's everyone's Christmas shopping going? (I should say, for those that celebrate Christmas.) I have decided I'm not knitting anything this year, so I'm just about done. It's a gift card year. Lazy, but some years lazy works.


This post is getting image light, so let me find something from my camera roll to share... Oh, I found a good one. This is from the classroom I was in the day before the break. Check back next Friday for a post about how that day went. (It's a doozy.) 


And here's another image, this one is from September:

Happy Thanksgiving.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you. Funny how things going wrong come in clusters. That seems to be a natural law. I liked the moon picture, too. That photographer was in the right place at the right time.

  2. hahahaha, the moon street sing, the homework policy, and the teacher’s voice. How about a teacher’s glaring stare? Some of us high school seniors in advanced English submitted a petition to the principal about getting too much homework everyday, hahaha. I recall we had to memorize 10 vocabulary words daily. Don’t remember what else the teacher assigned. There must’ve been a lot of laughter and eyes rolling in the teacher lounge a out the petition. Happy Thanksgiving hugs, Liz! ❤️

  3. Love the moon image, and #11 made me smile.. I know my daughter (a high-schooler now) and my son(a sophomore in college) are most likely still using their time for homework like this :-) Happy Thanksgiving..

  4. I hear that Mastodon might be a good site to join for those of us who've left or will leave twitter.

    1. I heard good things about Mastodon, and then I heard not so good things about Mastodon. I'm still waiting to see what wins.

  5. Haha that Moon sign! I'm using my best teachers voice to wish you a happy Thanksgiving, enjoy your holiday weekend.
    Wren x

  6. The sign to the moon is funny!

  7. Hi Liz - hope you're having a happy weekend ... while that Moon sign is too funny - cheers Hilary

  8. Moon sign is great. I've been cooking eggs in the microwave forever, but I don't do it like that. I just whisk the egg, add two spoonfuls of water, cook it for 50 seconds. Done. The time may vary by microwave. I've been doing this since the late 1970s, so this is not new.

  9. I don't even know how to use a microwave oven! I'm sad about twitter.

  10. I'm not doing Christmas this year since I spent my money fixing the darn car. I don't do much Christmas anyhow and I"m not even putting up my string of outside lights because it can't be seen anyhow when the big rig tractor is parked out front. It obliterates any sight of my place. Light hanging would be a waste. In a way, WHAT A RELIEF! It's not that easy to climb up a ladder, hang the lights, moving the ladder every couple feet.

    1. You should put up something for you, though. Something you like. Just for you. But yeah, I was glad to move and not have to do the outside lights anymore.

  11. Every time I see the Egg Pod on TV I wonder if it works. Thanks for the first-person endorsement.

    1. They always overdo those commercials. (I mean in general.) They make boiling eggs look so hard and the Egg Pod so easy. It's definitely been heightened for TV.

  12. I also find the moon sign funny and must borrow it for a blog post of my own.

    1. I have no idea where that Twitter account found it. It's brilliant, isn't it?

  13. Happy Thanksgiving. I have been checking my spam folder regularly. mine too is full of my own comments.

    1. I mean, why ours? You'd think Blogger would know that we're not spamming our own blogs. Wouldn't you?


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