Notes from the morning

So, since I’ve been up since 4:30am cooking brisket, I wanted to jot down a few notes from the morning.

First, there seems to be a racoon living in our backyard. He was drinking from the pond while I was waiting on the BBQ to heat up.

Second, there’s nothing on TV at 4:30am on a Sunday. Oh, except MTV does play music videos, and not just on MTV2 — on MTV! All this time I thought they didn’t play music videos anymore; turns out, apparently the MTV folks think the music video demographic are early risers. TNT-HD has had a good movie run, though: [A Time to Kill](http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0117913/), [The Negotiator](http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0120768/), [Murder at 1600](http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0119731/). Seriously, that’s two [Samuel L. Jackson](http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000168/) movies in a row!

Third: 11:45am, and I’ve started making the BBQ sauce. Oh, and I’ve finally opened a beer for myself.