Now I could heat the mashed potatoes in a pan. I do remember before we had microwaves in most homes, for instance. But I just wanted to be done with it. I figured, "Grab a can of corn, you'll heat that on the stove in a pan."
So I did. The corn was the only good thing. The mashed potatoes did not taste right. And their taste may have made the chicken taste bad to me, I don't know.
Or it may just be me getting sick and sneezing all the time.
A lot of you are sending best ofs -- links to them -- asking me to highlight them. If this were your own writing, I'd be more inclined to. But I am looking through them and seeing what to note. I will note one because it's the only woman any of you have sent.
What's going on with that? Are you afraid I'd be jealous of the other women you read? I hope you're reading other women. I don't want to be your token read.
So anyway, Brandy McDonnell of News OK has made her top 10 list for 2012 films:
1. “Zero Dark Thirty”: Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal may just be the best filmmaking team working in cinema today. Their exhaustively researched story about the 10-year search for Osama bin Laden manages to be even more immersive than their 2009 Iraq War tale “The Hurt Locker,” which won six Oscars, including best picture, director and original screenplay. The controversial torture scenes are just as unflinching and hard to watch as advertised, the third act chronicling the raid on the 9/11 terrorist's fortress racks the nerves even knowing the outcome, and the jittery pacing simulates the fits and starts of the protracted investigation. From “The Help” to “Take Shelter,” all the stellar turns we've seen from Jessica Chastain have been building to her powerhouse performance as a CIA operative who literally makes it her mission in life to hunt down the terror mastermind.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"