Welcome to CYBER-Monday


Welcome to the Scope-Tech CYBER-Monday extravaganza. Check out all the other bloggers' contributions in the comments section below.  And "Thanks" to all the bloggers, active and retired who participated.

For those of you who may be new here, I'm Scope.  Shortly after starting this blog, I ran across a fellow blogger, we seemed to hit it off, and well, if you want to read the long story, jump back to 2009 / 2010 on the list over there –>, but we met, fell in love, got married, and are now living our happily ever after.

Work, on the other hand… We're in the crunch time of a year or so long project that is going to roll out at the end of February.  I'd been working from 8:00 to 6:00 or 6:30 most nights for the last few months.  And then, as of 2 weeks ago, the person who was the project lead is no longer with the Firm.  While we have a contractor in from the vendor to assist, I've now added an extra hour to my work day trying to catch up on all the stuff she was doing, coordinating with the contractor, and desperately trying to sneak in a few minutes each day to keep my portion of the project somewhat on track.


I bet you were wondering about my Thanksgiving dinner.  Well, we assembled at my sister's place, where she had a beautiful spread set up.

Working clockwise around the plate, we have our stuffing (or is it dressing) at noon, some grilled asparagus, grilled sweet potatoes, grilled turnips, and grill Brussels sprouts.   At the bottom of the plate are two yeasty rolls, some white meat turkey with some cranberry sauce, and some dark meat turkey, because I don't discriminate.  And the bull's-eye is mashed potatoes and gravy.   On the outside looking in is some whole kernel corn, and a nut brown ale called "Moose Drool".  Believe it or not, the grilled vegetables absolutely stole the show as far as I was concerned.  So, Candy, that really doesn't count as "plating" does it?


That Janie Girl said...

I'm here! I did it! I posted today! And did you know that you two are the second couple I know that met via blogging and got married?

My Cyber Monday post is up at:


Have a great Monday, Scope! And thanks for the great idea! May the linking commence!

Cora said...

I did it too! Boy, did I feel rusty though. It took me probably three minutes to remember how to make the copyright sign. *walking away shaking my head*


Padded Cell Princess said...

I do have to say that I adore your love story with Cora; it's just so awesome and sweet!

Those are some of my top favorite veggies! Looks amazing! We eat sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts all the time and can't get enough!

My Cyber Monday post is up:

MJenks said...

I'm in.

Everything except for an explosion!

Soda and Candy said...

yo it's here :) http://soda-and-candy.blogspot.com/2013/11/one-more-for-road.html

Jan said...

And here mine is as well: http://janyemi.blogspot.com/2013/12/scuba-diving-in-gili-islands-of.html

Your Thanksgiving Day dinner description just made me hungry! Glad you a nice holiday in spite of the long hours.

Unknown said...

Phew, I made it. :)


Sassy Britches said...

It's dressing.

And although my blog is private, I'm in!


VEG said...

Me too here

And I've finally managed the simple task of remembering to add you to my bloglist because I am a little simple! :)

Also, thanks a lot for making me hungry. Damn, that looks good...

Rob-bear said...

I don't know if it is Cyber Monday in Canada, but, for the record, the Bear is here!

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Girl Interrupted said...

Hey Scope,

Wordsx3 invited me to the party, my post is here: http://girl1nterrupted.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/let-them-eat-cake.html

Thanks for coming up with the idea. Although it has been a bit daunting to post after such a long time, it was fun. Really looking forward to seeing what people come up with :)

So. Cal. Gal said...

I'm late to the party, but I'm here!!! Just posted my Cyber Monday blog post. I'm off to read everyone else's now. This was a great idea!

So. Cal. Gal said...

This would help, I'm sure:


ShanaM said...

Great stuff
Happy Cyber Monday!!


Dale said...

Well played and organized Scope! I blogged but barely!

Scope said...

Janie - I know of at least one other, too. It's a great way to get to know someone. And just so you know, I might not comment daily, but I do read all that you post.

Cora - Only your hair is rusty... :-)

Padded Cell Princess - It was good to catch up with you.

MJenks - No explosions? I'll have to head over and see.

Soda and Candy - When you hiss in their ear, remind them yu had triplets so that you had spares.

Jan - I hope people swing by. You are living the dream. Getting married and then quitting your jobs to travel the world. You are doing what most people only dream of.

Elly - What? You have a little going on right now? :-)

Sassy Britches - It was in the bird, so it's stuffing. ;-P

Veggie - And I'll try to figure out the same.

Rob-bear - I think Cyber Monday is starting to creap north of the border, per my facebook friends and family.

Girl Interrupted - Any friends of Words Words Words is welcome. Thanks for coming by.

So. Cal. Gal - You're not late. You're just running on Pacific time.

Shana M - Happy Cyber Monday to you, too.

Dale - Every little post counts!

That Janie Girl said...

So, Scope - I think you've effectively kickstarted the blogosphere, and I, for one, am glad!

I'll be coming by more regularly, settling into my new job now. I'll take the time to come by - thanks for your patience with me when you do comment! Love that you still read my blarney!

Tell Cora to keep posting too! And your Wednesday is just gorgeous!
Peace, Tranquility, and Cosmic Consciousness, as ThatManILove (and Mork) say.

Feisty Democrat said...

Oooooh - picture of Thanksgiving meal. I should have thought of that! Good stuff,

So. Cal. Gal said...

I may be on Pacific Time but I did sleep til 11 am. lol! I also put most of the blog post together the night before, just in case.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Scope! I love this idea!!!! You are the best! I'm going back now and look at all our old buddies posts!!! MJEnks? sassy B??? Love it!!!

As for your plating techniques??? I say Outstanding!!!

MoxieGirl said...

I read this yesterday but did not actually comment. Your T-Day dinner looks way better than the one I had. Ugh. I'm still trying to forget the awfulness of those mashed potatoes. Let it go, Moxie, let it GO.

Even though you've already seen it, and I'm just about to approve your comment, here's the link to my Cyber Monday post: http://www.girlwithmoxie.com/2013/12/yes-virginia-there-are-still-blogs/

words...words...words... said...

Here is my VERY late contribution to the Cyber Monday Blogorific Spectacular! http://wordsxthree.blogspot.com/

Also, I believe it's stuffing if it's cooked inside the turkey and dressing if it's cooked in a separate dish. The More You Know!

Scope said...

Janie - And I do feel a sense of pride as to how well that went. I hope everyone else enjoyed it too, and start posting a little more frequently.

Mathdude - Thanks. And thanks for stopping by.

So. Cal. Gal - I know your sleep-cycle is way out of standard, so I'm not surprised.

Candy - Yes, it was great to hear those voices again, right?

MoxieGirl - It was dang tasty, I will say that. They had me bring the pickles and the olives. They are on to my cooking skills.

WordsX3 - That's my opinion, too.


And this folks, is the most comments I've had on a post in YEARS!