Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours

The Staycation So Far

In my last post I was just about to put the prime rib into the oven. Fortunately I had made a post about the first prime rib I cooked 3 years ago so I had a guide to follow this year. I cooked the meat at 500 degrees for 10 minutes and then turned down the temp to 275 for about 3 hours. The result was a perfect rare once again. I bought a new meat thermometer this year to get the perfect temp, and what I discovered is that the "professional" instructions are full of shit. I pulled out the roast at about 125 and the temp rose while resting to about 130. That should have been close to "medium" but it was a perfect "rare." kitty was in heaven (as was I). The meat cut like butter. We enjoyed the meat along with corn bread casserole (the same recipe Kitty used on Thanksgiving) and fresh green beans.

Over the course of the past few days we watched "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "The Year Without a Santa Claus," "How thw Grinch Stole Christmas," "A Very Murray Christmas," "A South Park Christmas," and a surprise to Kitty, the Christmas episode of "TV Funhouse." (Does anyone else remember that show?!?)

The other big news has been the weather. We had a snowstorm move through on the 26th that dropped am inch or so of snoe on FurCentral. In typical NM fashion, it was gone by noon. Yesterday we were under a "blizzard warning" and we received a dusting on the west side. It was a different story on the east side of town, but I had to drive Kitty to a doctor's appointment in the morning and I was cruising along at 65 MPH. Now it's just cold as f***. Looks like I won't be watering my inside plants with rainwater any time soon since my rain barrels are frozen solid.

So mostly I have been chilling inside and binge watching a whole bunch. Here's a breakdown of "what the bear has been watching."

"House of Cards" - Netflix - Hello, Shark. You have been jumped! It's not the same without Kevin Spacey. Kill this thing!

"Escape at Dannemora" - Showtime - The true-life story of a prison break a few years ago. I'm hooked.

"Watership Down" - Netflix - I read about this adaptation in the WSJ and they were falling over themselves saying that this was great TV. OK. With furry points included, it's a total out-of-park home run.

"Aggretsuko-Christmas Special" - Netflix - I loved the series when it came out this year (see old LJ post). Here's the Xmas special. Sweet and furry. Watch!

"Pooka!" - Hulu - I just read about this show in furry groups in FB. Watched it. It's like a typical "anime/ Japanese horror" movie where there's a whole bunch of incomprehensible shit where everything seems to be tied up in the end, but if you think about things for a few seconds you realize that the whole thing is a bunch of bullshit. involves a fursuiter. I'm conflicted. The suit would probably be close to "Frank the Bunny" fame from "Donny Darko" but I would totally wear it! Yeah...fursuit slut.

"Birdbox" - Netflix - I have been hearing a lot of buzz about this flick and I wanted to see for myself if it was so buzzworthy. Basically it has a plot similar to the movie "A Quiet Place" which has also been getting a lot of buzz for being a "low budget" Hollywood film that hit box office gold. We had watched it a few weeks ago and found it wonderfully scary. "Birdbox" came out on Netflix just recently and people had been calling it a ripoff even though it was more closely related to a book that was deemed a source material for "A Quiet Place." *shrugs* The bottom line is that we both found "A Quiet Place" far superior to "Birdbox" which left both of us feeling "Meh."

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