I was supposed to help Jim with the polenta this year but he started without me. And mom bought brussel sprouts still on the stalk! I hadn't used that before, but they are really easy. Just snap right off. We had a really good Thanksgiving this year.
I really do adore this laptop and I really do abuse it like this. There are cup rings on the lid! But now that I have my Nexus 7 tablet, I use the laptop a lot less. I am amazed how much I love that tablet.