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Nothing fancy here. Simple tree with some ornaments. I haven't figured out why its crooked this year, so no pic of the whole thing.
My favorite ornament is this one. Custom made from a picture of caliprince, and a little more special since it was made in the town where I went to college.
Yep , we are different, for better or for worse. The same can be said of hobbyists of almost any type.
Re: food at parties , etc. folks provide what they are capable of - whether because of financial reasons, lack of culinary skills, pre-occupation with work/kids/family, and so on. Like many others here, I would rather go all out to feed folks coming to my house because that is what I like to do. If the audience is appreciative, it is a definite bonus.
But I've also learned to appreciate what others provide, because I give them the benefit of the doubt that they had good intentions. My pops inadvertently taught me a lesson in humility this summer, which I'll share with you after I've purloined a few of your beers in Salado next March. Don't want to go into details here, but it was a useful lesson for me to learn. Make sure you remind me.
Yep, those racks look good and tasty. Love that cut.
And shrewd move on your part to leave the cooker at your folks' place!