So, uh, how was everyone's Thanksgiving?

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A-Ron Hubbard, Monday, 27 November 2006 04:39 (sixteen years ago) link

Hung out with n/a and other ChiLXors whose screennames I don't remember. Vegetarian and (yet) DELICIOUS. Highlights= Sarah's oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and Jenny's squash with stuffing.

crunkleJ (crunkleJ), Monday, 27 November 2006 04:42 (sixteen years ago) link

too much food!
had a nice time with family.
had relaxing day back today.
realllly don't want to go back to work tomorrow :(

tehresa (tehresa), Monday, 27 November 2006 04:46 (sixteen years ago) link

i made my first gif.

it's not very good.

a giant mechanical ant, Monday, 27 November 2006 04:46 (sixteen years ago) link

Thanksgiving was just me, wife, parents, brother and in-laws = dry like overcooked turkey.

After dinner we saw For Your Consideration which was surprisingly good.

Friday night we went to a crazy Morroccan Jewish party in the suburbs. Fun.

A-Ron Hubbard, Monday, 27 November 2006 04:47 (sixteen years ago) link

Very good all around, and now I am tired. But there is work tomorrow, bleah.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 27 November 2006 04:55 (sixteen years ago) link

Concluded the holiday today with a Piccadilly's dinner with my grandmother.

Hey, Rock Hardy. Are you any kin to the former mayor of Memphis? I drove on your street today.

PPlains (PPlains), Monday, 27 November 2006 04:57 (sixteen years ago) link

Great fun, ate too much, and then fell asleep on the couch (perhaps partially due to my mother's choice of an "easy listening" satellite station). Had a second Thanksgiving with friends yesterday, also great.

Back to school and real life (whatever that is) tomorrow.

Sara Robinson-Coolidge (Sara R-C), Monday, 27 November 2006 05:03 (sixteen years ago) link

i spent it hung over :-(

food was good though!

latebloomer, Monday, 27 November 2006 05:04 (sixteen years ago) link

The food/wine was good on Thursday, but some family members made the company not fun, so a D- overall. Today however, at the post-Thanksgiving collapse with various ilxors popping in and out or our new place and SNOW! outside, it was great fun and I'm going in late to the office tomorrow and that makes things even better (A- for today only because I am still coughing and that is now beyond annoying).

jaq (jaq), Monday, 27 November 2006 06:12 (sixteen years ago) link

Food was great. Tech vs. UGA game was not.

step hen faps (Curt1s Stephens), Monday, 27 November 2006 06:14 (sixteen years ago) link

(aka, what Thanksgiving was for me, since my post appears to have been partially eaten)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 27 November 2006 06:30 (sixteen years ago) link

Two words: stuffed squash.

whoop de doodle (kenan), Monday, 27 November 2006 06:33 (sixteen years ago) link

i had pecan pie for the first time. it was great.

Ms Misery (MsMisery), Monday, 27 November 2006 08:03 (sixteen years ago) link

It really is great. My grandma had a pecan tree in her backyard. Oh, the pies.

whoop de doodle (kenan), Monday, 27 November 2006 08:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Not the best Thanksgiving I've ever had. Never had much of a problem with holiday blues before this year, and I HATE IT.

Pleasant Plains, apparently I'm distantly related to Boss Crump. The North Alabama Crumps split off in the 1830s or so into various branches, one of which produced The Man himself. (Also the town of Crump, Tennessee. I have a picture of me and my daughter standing in front of the "Welcome to Crump" sign.) From what I've read, Boss Crump's political machine rivalled Tammany Hall in complete political control of a city.

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Monday, 27 November 2006 15:07 (sixteen years ago) link

The eating was fantastic. We ate at like 1 and I ended up going home and getting a bizarre wave of energy and cleaned house and invited people over and had one of those band-practice-in-front-of-people at-home-gig/party dealies. Good times.

This was only possible though because the boy spent the weekend with his mom, and, all crazy weekend antics aside, it was a very bummed-out weekend. My parents took me to see For Your Consideration to cheer me up, and it almost worked.

nklshs (nklshs), Monday, 27 November 2006 15:12 (sixteen years ago) link

After having to cancel our plans last minute, we ended up at a huge feast with friends and everything imaginable (or desirable) on the table. Our clothes smelled of smoked turkey the next day. An after-meal Campari topped it off perfectly.

patita (patita), Monday, 27 November 2006 20:10 (sixteen years ago) link

sis & bro-in-law never turn the fucking TV off.

I had to watch the Madonna concert special upstairs, though. (Mom still refers to La Ciccone as "that pig.")

Grandpa Noise, Monday, 27 November 2006 20:15 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh yeah, since when is the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade coverage focused on every god damn thing possible besides the actual parade? I was trying to get my boy interested in one of my own childhood favorites, and instead it was a bunch of uninteresting musical performances that weren't even on floats.

nklshs (nklshs), Monday, 27 November 2006 20:21 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't know what they've told you Ned, but that is not a turkey.

StanM (StanM), Monday, 27 November 2006 21:17 (sixteen years ago) link

took an early ferry and drove from woods hole to my parents outside of saratoga springs. spent the night there and then we all headed to brattleboro, vermont to my cousin sarah's house where 40 various family members were. ate lots and lots and lots and stayed over in hotel. then we drove to maria's dad's house ** and that was fun and deborah promised rufus that she would keep her snake away from him and there was a baby named olin there and my best friend maggie showed up as well and we had yet another thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings and lots and lots of pie and the next morning we drove to hudson new york to see my brother but he wasn't there even though his store was open for some reason and we waited for him but it was getting late so i stole some records and then we headed to willow new york outside of woodstock on top of a mountain and saw maria's sister and her husband andy and her dad came and her other siblings and we had an early birthday party for rufus and he got lots of stuff and andy made a goose (and fresh still-warm gooseliver pate for you carnivores on bread that maria's sister made) and we drank and ate lots of pie all night and had a nice time. then the next morning we drove back to the ferry and rufus fell head over heels down a stairway on the ferry and scared me half to death but somehow he was fine and i don't know how cuz i have never seen anyone take a spill like that and we made it home and the cat was still alive. more importantly, i got to go to five different record stores.

scott seward (121212), Monday, 27 November 2006 21:40 (sixteen years ago) link

whoa, my mom is in Saratoga Springs and my dad works in Hudson. we have undoubtedly crossed paths at some point or another.

patita (patita), Monday, 27 November 2006 21:45 (sixteen years ago) link

Quiet. Immediate family, three guests (one a family friend, two foreign co-workers of my dad in the US on business). Great food, ok conversation, a lot of time spent watching "The Office" online.

Maria, Monday, 27 November 2006 21:47 (sixteen years ago) link

To echo Patita there, that least four ILXors I know with a Saratoga Springs connection.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 27 November 2006 21:49 (sixteen years ago) link

awesome. my new nephew is the super-bestest kid ever.

hstencil not logged in, Monday, 27 November 2006 21:50 (sixteen years ago) link

A guy I've had a huge crush on for four years (who has not been single for those four years, sadly) lives in Saratoga Springs! Does that count? I think it doesn't.

Maria, Monday, 27 November 2006 22:00 (sixteen years ago) link

my sister lived in saratoga springs for a minute, well, maybe 1 year.

thanksgiving in suburban baltimore as usual. food was good. company a bit stiff until after dinner when we played this silly celebrity guessing game that was actually fun esp after 2 jack daniels rocks + 3 glasses wine w/dinner = I drink more than my wife's family.

coleman in exile, Monday, 27 November 2006 22:32 (sixteen years ago) link

Actual dinner - good food, awkward company, though playing my mom's Thanksgiving version of Scattergories was fun.

Rest of weekend was great, I got to see Robyn Hitchcock and The Coup in one day, ate lots of pie, saw snow in Seattle, hung out with friends.

clotpoll, Tuesday, 28 November 2006 04:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Yikes, Scott! Glad Rufus is okay! So many kids fall on the boat stairs.
Most inspired use of Tgfiving leftovers: a friend of mine made turkey-stuffing-mashed potato SPRING ROLLS, which we dipped in cranberry sauce. YUM!
I overcooked my contribution to the feast. I do this almost every year. Fell asleep on the sofa until brussel sprouts were pallid mush and butternut squash burned to the bottom of the pan. The squash was salvageable, but the sprouts—ech. Actually, my husband loved them.
Everyone was well behaved, and it was all over pretty quickly.

Beth Parker (Beth Parker), Tuesday, 28 November 2006 22:15 (sixteen years ago) link

horrible, but why is this coming out in courier font? cool! but yesterday, I took a walk in East Rock Park and went on some trails and saw birds with orange red chests and a baby squirrel.

youn, Wednesday, 29 November 2006 01:45 (sixteen years ago) link

Robins? Towhees? Orioles?

Beth Parker (Beth Parker), Wednesday, 29 November 2006 01:56 (sixteen years ago) link

probably robins, but I had to do a google image search, and I'm not even certain.

youn, Wednesday, 29 November 2006 02:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Even though they're thought of as a sign of spring, I've seen robins here in fall and winter, feasting on juniper berries. Of course, it's so freakishly warm for this time of year—all bets are off as to what the migrating birds will do.
Speaking of birds, I put the whole turkey carcass on my dinner plate last night and picked away at it. No white meat left, so my husband's not interested anymore. Still some left for tonight, the tender oysters underneath. What are those, anyway?

Beth Parker (Beth Parker), Wednesday, 29 November 2006 17:28 (sixteen years ago) link

two years pass...


spite n ease (harbl), Thursday, 26 November 2009 13:57 (thirteen years ago) link

i like the chatty holiday threads

lxy, Thursday, 26 November 2009 18:57 (thirteen years ago) link

i think xmas 06 was maybe the first time i truly got into ilx (sandbox only days, those were)

lxy, Thursday, 26 November 2009 18:59 (thirteen years ago) link

maybe the best thing about the holidays?

lxy, Thursday, 26 November 2009 19:08 (thirteen years ago) link

i ate a lot now it's over and i can go home

spite n ease (harbl), Thursday, 26 November 2009 21:42 (thirteen years ago) link

good luck to people flying over mountains with full stomachs

lxy, Thursday, 26 November 2009 22:06 (thirteen years ago) link

i mean good wishes

lxy, Thursday, 26 November 2009 22:07 (thirteen years ago) link

i'm gonna call my mom in a
minute. most ofthe family assembled in vegas for some reason. never got the full story but i guess it's
goimg to be a very unthanksgiving thanksgiving, according to her

jergins, Thursday, 26 November 2009 22:42 (thirteen years ago) link

i'm not flying until tomorrow at 7:10 am wtf

spite n ease (harbl), Thursday, 26 November 2009 22:47 (thirteen years ago) link


max max max max, Friday, 27 November 2009 01:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Squaxin Island tribal casino buffet outdid itself today with serious meat and dessert options. Good mashed potatoes, sad looking brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes all done up with stuff I don't like (brown sugar/marshmallows/etc). Hung out in the hotel lobby knitting while Mr. Jaq and his mom lost $$. Glad to be home again. Dinner was cheese + crackers.

jaq, Friday, 27 November 2009 03:00 (thirteen years ago) link

i had some chicken noodle soup with a guaifenesin chaser.

tehresa, Friday, 27 November 2009 04:21 (thirteen years ago) link

awwwwww :( You poor sick dear, can I bring you anything??

jaq, Friday, 27 November 2009 04:27 (thirteen years ago) link

aw you're sweet. i think i am set for now with tea and drugs.
my parents are making me go to the doctor tomorrow even though i think it is pointless.

tehresa, Friday, 27 November 2009 04:36 (thirteen years ago) link

:( i hope you feel better soon.

estela, Friday, 27 November 2009 04:52 (thirteen years ago) link


tehresa, Wednesday, 2 December 2009 04:05 (thirteen years ago) link

i skipped the 'under god' part it's true

jergins, Wednesday, 2 December 2009 04:36 (thirteen years ago) link

ewww cranberries!

smoove operator, Wednesday, 2 December 2009 05:03 (thirteen years ago) link


tehresa, Wednesday, 2 December 2009 06:37 (thirteen years ago) link

lou dobbs was right

max max max max, Wednesday, 2 December 2009 14:18 (thirteen years ago) link

kind of lolling that you hate everything *but* fake mashed potatoes :-/

spite n ease (harbl), Wednesday, 2 December 2009 15:44 (thirteen years ago) link

mashped potatos

spite n ease (harbl), Wednesday, 2 December 2009 15:44 (thirteen years ago) link

two years pass...

estela, are you eating turkey right now?

lxy, Thursday, 22 November 2012 02:56 (ten years ago) link

no, we always have thanksgiving on friday so it ties in with when the rest of the family is having theirs and also so it can be the start of a long weekend. i have to go and pick up the turkey soon and i don't wanta but at least i did all the other food shopping already. it's very hot, hopefully tomorrow will be more reasonable.

estela, Thursday, 22 November 2012 03:06 (ten years ago) link

i like thanksgiving

t. silaviver, Thursday, 22 November 2012 04:01 (ten years ago) link

I am in Miami FL today where the weather is most unThanksgivinglike. Food starts around 2 at my son's house; I brought homemade apple butter and cranberry-quince-pecan-port-cassis relish. Also will pick up wine if a shop is open.

jaq, Thursday, 22 November 2012 14:18 (ten years ago) link

We started out the day with a 5k. It sucked. I have not been running enough and i felt like a slowpoke. But now we have acquired bourbon and i think it will be a chill day.

tehresa, Thursday, 22 November 2012 15:59 (ten years ago) link

Bacon and eggs for me, cinnamon buns for Ytth

skyfall at noon at our local theater

tofurkey thanksgiving at 4pm

smoove operator, Thursday, 22 November 2012 17:07 (ten years ago) link

All the relatives are here: bottles if alcohol have been opened. Oh boy.

tehresa, Thursday, 22 November 2012 19:18 (ten years ago) link

i just woke up and first i'm going to make pie crust and then while it's chilling i"ll make stuffing and then i'll finish the pie (pumpkin) and when the pie comes out of the oven we'll put the turkey in, which harry will guard while it cooks, he loves thanksgiving dinner but wishes it didn't talke so long.

estela, Thursday, 22 November 2012 21:58 (ten years ago) link

tofurkey is in oven

i forgot to actually look at the instructions till just before i felt ready to cook. turns out it takes like 1.5 hours!!! i still have brussels sprouts to roast and a chocolate self saucing pudding to bake!!! and buttermilk biscuits!!!

guess we will be eating at... 10pm

smoove operator, Friday, 23 November 2012 01:17 (ten years ago) link

you'll be eating at the same time as us (4pm here), i will wave my fork at you<3

estela, Friday, 23 November 2012 02:06 (ten years ago) link

happy yanksgiving

mookieproof, Friday, 23 November 2012 02:48 (ten years ago) link

I will wave my knife at you.

estela, Friday, 23 November 2012 03:22 (ten years ago) link


estela, Friday, 23 November 2012 03:22 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

uncomfortable bed, holiday insomnia

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 November 2013 08:38 (nine years ago) link

footboards are a domestic outrage

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 November 2013 08:41 (nine years ago) link

I was going to sleep at my sister's last night so we could get up and have max Thanksgiving time but people's flights were late so I just stayed home. Thankful for my bed. Later i am going to make the dressing and some rebellious brussels sprouts.

tehresa, Thursday, 28 November 2013 13:41 (nine years ago) link

dud: people in parade obviously lipsynching :(

tehresa, Thursday, 28 November 2013 15:26 (nine years ago) link

i agree footboards are a domestic disgrace, and i'm not even tall.

i had a very pleasant thanksgiving.

i have never heard of rebellious brussels sprouts, i've only ever seen little polite pallid neatly folded up ones.

estela, Friday, 29 November 2013 10:50 (nine years ago) link

imo brussel's sprouts are a crime. it was a glorious day that i realized i never ever had to eat another brussel's sprout. i think more than anything else in my life it made me appreciate adulthood.

one of my favotite things to reflect on is the privilege of adulthood. for example, this morning i got up at 3 and i've been drinking coffee and smoking on the patio since. i couldn't have done that as a child! and i would have missed the 5 raccoons that walked through the yard and into the bushes. i think they've encamped in the tree, which will make for a noisy day once the crows find out.

hmm, one of them just made a squeak in the next yard, so maybe they're moving on.

i tried to take a picture but i was holding a cigarette so all that shows is smoke. it is outrageous, as appropriate for this thread.

i had a tofurkey sandwich for my thanksgiving meal. it was delightful. no child could do that of her own volition!

my parents used to ask on the telephone what i'd had for dinner and i usually had to fudge the truth because i'm not really a dinner eater. "oh, i had a late lunch, i'll probably have a little something later." "i haven't decided yet, i'm still unwinding from the day." it turns out my sister had the same problem; the best was when she said she'd had a salad, when she'd really had some lettuce and gin tonics!

lxy, Saturday, 30 November 2013 13:50 (nine years ago) link

i just found out this is a thanksgiving thread, not an outrage thread. so i apologize for introducing outrages here. hpyy thanksgiving everyone.

lxy, Saturday, 30 November 2013 15:56 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...


tehresa, Thursday, 26 November 2015 01:44 (seven years ago) link


tehresa, Thursday, 26 November 2015 01:45 (seven years ago) link


lxy, Thursday, 26 November 2015 12:45 (seven years ago) link

Seattle gang, I wish I could be with you today.

William (C), Thursday, 26 November 2015 14:26 (seven years ago) link

ate leftover pizza, read books all day. it was awesome.

i hate cooking, am not particularly good at it, but always thought i had to cook a ~~meal~~ for xmas and thanksgiving. last year we got pizza on thanksgiving and went out for indian for xmas, and it was fucking amazing! so i've sworn to never cook on those days ever again.

i don't even like any of the traditional thanksgiving food, anyway.

smoove operator, Monday, 30 November 2015 04:58 (seven years ago) link

those are wonderful ideas. this is bad to say but when my parents die in 30 years or so i will relish in not having to do thanksgiving or xmas. so stress.

spite n ease (harbl), Tuesday, 1 December 2015 01:28 (seven years ago) link

I love cooking thanksgiving, but hosting this year was exhausting!

tehresa, Tuesday, 1 December 2015 04:08 (seven years ago) link

eleven months pass...


mookieproof, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 22:44 (six years ago) link

this is fine, i guess

spite n ease (harbl), Thursday, 24 November 2016 02:06 (six years ago) link


lxy, Thursday, 24 November 2016 20:36 (six years ago) link


mookieproof, Thursday, 24 November 2016 21:47 (six years ago) link

sister in hospital a thousand miles away 😕

toadstool might (tehresa), Friday, 25 November 2016 00:10 (six years ago) link

pass the wine plz

toadstool might (tehresa), Friday, 25 November 2016 00:11 (six years ago) link

sorry, t

spite n ease (harbl), Friday, 25 November 2016 02:48 (six years ago) link

i legitimately hate holidays. i want to quit. it's like you can't even do it though. easier to tell everyone you know and your family that you have some kind of shameful disease than to say you don't want to do thanksgiving or christmas. i just want every day to be the same non-holiday. is that so much to ask?

spite n ease (harbl), Friday, 25 November 2016 02:49 (six years ago) link

my family never did anything wrong to me i just don't want to be around them

spite n ease (harbl), Friday, 25 November 2016 02:50 (six years ago) link

i'm the worst!

spite n ease (harbl), Friday, 25 November 2016 02:50 (six years ago) link

i'm sorry i drank so much wine and got sad quiet drunk

spite n ease (harbl), Friday, 25 November 2016 22:29 (six years ago) link

I made my mom a cosmo and now she's passed out. At 6:35.

toadstool might (tehresa), Saturday, 26 November 2016 00:35 (six years ago) link

it was okay

i like my parents and aunt and uncle and the latter's golden retriever jake (dude is so ~feathery~ he has to get his feet trimmed!) and fat cat chloe

can never sleep there, tho

my mom spent the whole time staring at me and building a guilt trip about visiting for xmas. srsly it's creepy -- i'd totally go if she'd stop fuckin staring at me

no doubt i'll go anyway because she and i are all way old and they're gonna die and i'm their only child. at least no one voted for orange asshole, or i wouldn't have shown up for this

mookieproof, Saturday, 26 November 2016 04:28 (six years ago) link

asked my (irish) uncle his thoughts on the late william trevor; he said 'he was a year ahead of us at trinity and we all thought he was a prick'

mookieproof, Saturday, 26 November 2016 04:30 (six years ago) link

i know this is not a bad problem to have but i can't even tolerate people talking about donald trump being bad. i just don't want to hear about it anymore. and every year i realize more and more all of my worst personality traits come from my dad. everything he does i'm like, fuck, do i do that? nooooooooo

spite n ease (harbl), Saturday, 26 November 2016 18:16 (six years ago) link

three years pass...

golden retriever jake is dying

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 November 2019 14:39 (three years ago) link

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