Bruce Toews (masterofmusings) wrote,
Bruce Toews

Life in These United States (no relation)

All right, so here I am, Caroline beside me writing an LJ entry of her own. She has been such a gracious, wonderful, loving host, it's absolutely beyond belief.

After I got here on Tuesday, here being Milwaukee, we swung through the drive-thru at McDonald's for a quick bite to eat. It was the first thing I'd eaten all day, other than a couple of tiny, tiny packets of chips I had on the plane. I had, for those of you who took my McDonald's poll, a double quarter-pounder with only the meat, the bun, and ketchup. Unfortunately they didn't put on enough ketchup. I also had fries and a vanilla milk shake. Mmmm, yum, grease.

Of course, one of the highlights of this trip (one of many) was the big Thanksgiving dinner Caroline was going to make for me. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, instant potatoes, and a packaged brownie for dessert, oh, and a breakfast sausage with "TURKEY" brailled on it. Okay, kidding. Actually we had fresh-baked right-out-of-the-oven corn bread, sweet 'n' sour rice, a corn casserole, and rump roast. For dessert we had her famous triple chocolate cake, and I can see why it's famous!

We watched Monday's Corner Gas episode together. Together! It was so cool! "Eat at the Ruby! It's not my fault!" I loved it.

So here we are, it's Friday already, hard to believe. I'm writing on a TV tray with the keyboard and a Coke on it, and Caroline beside me. I know the cyber-world is different from the real world, but in this case, the real world is even better.

Oh, by the way, I spent a fortune on cellphone calls in Minneapolis, where I had a thre-hour layover. I tried making a voice post here, honest I did. But, uh, anyone wishing to hel me recoup my losses, I take paypal at Don't worry, I am not asking for donations, that was called a joke.
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