Monday, January 19, 2009


Oh I am having a hard time friends. I decided to stay at home and not go down for the Inauguration tomorrow. I was turned off by the thought of all those celebrities getting tickets just because they are celebrities. Seriously I could never live in LA- this is a huge pet peeve of mine. Like where are these people every other day of the year? When was the last time Demi Moore or Beyonce or Jessica Alba or the Jonas Brothers were on the hill? Um....never probably. So anyway, I decided in my head that regular citizens would get squat with celebs out and about. But dammit....I am so ticked at myself. Near tears if I think about it too long. That was incredibly dumb of me. I regret this big time. There are very few things in life that I truly regret but the top of the list. Please remind me three years from now that I will regret not being there. Regardless of who is being inaugurated. For me personally, it's just important to see the process.

You can guess how excited I was to see Demi Moore on Oprah today. I turned the TV off. I don't know why but she bugs me. Do you know who she sort of reminds me of? Lynne (I think that's her name) the newest OC Housewife. They are both waaaaayyyy too old to be wearing that skin tight business (personally I don't ever think one should wear that oh-no-she-didn't hooker gear but certainly never ever beyond the age of 29!), prefer being best friends rather than parents to their daughters, encourage their kids to wear their skimpy attire and are oblivious to all of the above. It just irks me. Don't ask why- it just does.

It's not fair. Who cares about a long-retired mediocre actress. OK, her hub is adorable. He can go to the festivities. But I really think I should be there instead of dumb Demi!! This is me throwing a temper tantrum, all the while knowing it's my own dumb fault.

So to ease my pain (hello, over-dramatic much?!), I made one of my favorite dinners ever. Turkey breast ala crockpot! Just like Thanksgiving, I chopped up a large onion, a large sweet potato and threw in a few handfuls of baby carrots. Salt, pepper and one can of cherry pie filling. Cook all day and smile as the most tender and delicious meat ever literally falls off the bone. I also had filling for one pumpkin pie (left over from my Thanksgiving pies) in my freezer that I thawed a week ago, thus needing to be used immediately. So I made a crust and popped that in the oven while eating dinner. I can't wait to have a yummy treat of pumpkin pie! Mmmmm! that a split pea pie? No, no....I just use those instead of fancy pants pie weights.
I'm giving thanks for making an extra filling back in November. Ready to go into the oven (which needs to be cleaned by the way but I shall save that task for another day).
Just out of the oven! I wish you could smell it....sooo yummy good! I know it's not beautiful but trust me, it's lack of outer beauty is quickly made up for in flavor and texture!


Hopsy said...

I am right there with you on the celebs. It boggles my mind that these people often think they are above the rest of us. Over the past year I have really cut out all the Hollywood gossip and such. No more checking or reading US Weekly. There are just more important things in life!

PS- I finished your Pink Swap package and will try and get it in the mail this week. I hope you like everything!!

Flamingos & Flip Flops said...

I live down here and would rather not be anywhere near this event. The media coverage is enough in itself - sure its historical, but it would have been whomever would be sworn in since it is the 44th President of the United States. Call me crazy, but I'd rather be watching it on TV and not standing outside in the cold and possibly not seeing anything! (Side note: we have to show it for our students tomorrow - get this, they wired all the schools so we could view it, in this "tight economy" - funniest part of it - our school is getting knocked down in July - so they spent the money to wire it for 7 months!

Karen said...

I have to agree with you...especially the Demi part!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I hear ya Flamingos. I lived on the hill during the last Inauguration. OMG it was sooo cold and snowed a bunch too. I lost feeling in my feet but it was still neat to be there in person.

Sandra said...

You made the totally right decision by not going. You can always go some other time. Just enjoy your pie, turkey, etc. I would love to have that meal!!!

Preppy Mama said...

I feel the same way about celebs. I had to turn Oprah off too! It has turned into a celebrity circus and I will only watch him being sworn in because it is a historic event but I feel like it has turned into the MTV Music awards!!

Kate said...

I feel the same about celebs but as a LA girl, let me tell you that it is possible to live in that city and not get swept up in it all!

Anonymous said...

Love this post Miss PPC! We couldn't agree more on the celebrities at all of the events... it is just so last century.

BT, that pie is looking mighty good!

Lori said...

Oh my gosh, your meal sounds amazing! I have never heard of that and just might have to try it! A can of cherry pie filling, really?! Does that just add a nice sweetness? Interesting....I am going to have to try!
The whole celebrity thing can drive me crazy too...that was such a turnoff for me personally seeing celebrity faces.


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