Popcorn and TV Night
This last weekend we had some new additions to the homestead. We got three visiting young’uns on Friday to bring the total to 12 people on the homestead. One of the kids was my brother’s daughter who had previously been living with us but was now schooling elsewhere. She had loved my popcorn before (she could down a 5 quart sized batch easy and she’s less than 25kg) so I decided to make it while she was visiting. I stumbled through the dark with my four batches of popcorn, dodging dogs and attempting to keep them from jumping up and pulling the bowls out of my hands. Unfortunately the wind was picking up and blowing kernels onto the ground. Wah wah. Once inside, everyone was gathered together and my popcorn was demolished, even the two batches of slightly bitter/burnt kettle corn (never used refined white sugar before and it didn’t work). We watched SA news and part of Beowulf. It was a good bonding time with some pretty funny moments. At one point half the family started exclaiming their surprise while watching a news interview. I didn’t understand until I noticed that the woman was holding a child who looked to be 3+. Apparently the child was hungry so she just whipped one out and started feeding her kid. Apparently I was the only one who didn’t notice. Instead I just seemed to not find it weird. Then I saw a commercial for internet connections. It went through a series of rooms in a house with family members all connected to the internet with their computers and other gadgets. I got a little excited as I had just read an article about internet in southern Africa and how it is being upgraded to a level more comparable to connections in other countries. I was more than let down when I saw the advertised speed was 1Mps. Later there was this really sexy commercial with hot couples jumpin around and all. Then this lady’s voice came on and was all like “masculine this” and “sexy that.” I figured it was for some crazy designer fragrance but then the visual cut to a bottle of Brute. Wow. Pretty sure I bought a 10oz spray can of that at Walmart for a few bucks. It was shook up and tossed into Brent’s Jeep with its nozzle duct taped down. He probably felt super sexy.