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y'all have a good day today

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:55 pm
by Liesbeth
For you Americans among us, happy Thanksgiving. Hope the band had a good one too in the Lowlands.
Any stories you need to share of too much food, yummy yams, etc. are welcome as usual. Did you do anything in Japan, Betty?

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:01 pm
by LoveSickJerk
Thanks for the holiday wishes!

Hrm...stuff that happened...I was voted "best boyfriend ever" for offering to be the designated driver last night, and standing around in a full bar, completely sober, for 6 hours. Today, my grandmother told us a story about the boys she used to hang out with when she was younger, which included her calling an old acquaintance of hers literally, and bluntly, a slut. Oh, Grandma!

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:59 pm
by Harvey Winters
Gramma's (NY accent) completely rock at shit like that:

Gramma Andreana, who lived w/us, until she passed,
would always ask me about the girl I was seeing, that she'd met earlier...
She'd ask how we were doing....

If we were still together, she'd ALWAYS say "Great, she's a lovely girl"...

The 1st and funniest time,
I told her we had broken up...
She quickly frowned and says
"So, whatta you care? She was a pig"...
(as she flicked her fingers forward under her chin)

She'd say it just like that, everytime, no matter who it was...

After that, I always found a shred of comfort after being dumped...

I Miss you gramma, the ice cream truck's here, got a dollar???

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:27 pm
by sour29
Your Gramma sounds awesome. You're lucky to have known her and I'm sorry for your loss.


My Thanksgiving was some three or four weeks ago. It got pretty dramatic. Family affairs usually do, but this one takes the cake, and the silverware.

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:36 pm
by Harvey Winters
Sounds like it got ugly...

We've had a sibling yearly T-Day betting pool,
to financially gain from predicting
just who's going to initiate the "family blow out"...

If you said "Mom", you would've won,
but it only paid 8-5...

PS-Thank you for the condolences...

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:09 am
by bijou
went to my brother's mom (we share a dad) and had dinner with my stepmom and my stepsister's family... thanksgiving always held a more personal place than other holidays, so i was just glad i made myself drive to their house. it was nice to see my brother's family and step away from school distractions if only for a few hours. as i drove away from the gas station i found another reason to be thankful. i gave our take home leftovers to a guy on the corner, standing in the rain with a sign.
you folks are nice people and i am thankful to call you friend.

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:30 am
by Liesbeth
I didn't realise Canada had Thanksgiving, but on a different date. Does it have the same historical background?

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:51 am
by sour29
From Wikipedia:
The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Orient. He did not succeed but he did establish a settlement in Canada. In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in what is now the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. This is considered the first Canadian Thanksgiving, and the first Thanksgiving to have taken place in North America.

However, this is news to me. American culture has so entirely penetrated Canada that for the past 23-years, I was certain it was the same historical background. I just figured us WACKY Canadians had to be different and throw it a few weeks earlier. Crazy.

i gave our take home leftovers to a guy on the corner, standing in the rain with a sign.
you folks are nice people and i am thankful to call you friend.
I am not only thankful to be able to call you friend in return, but it warms my heart and inspires me knowing that there are people like you out there -- and not just in the movies/on the TV. For that, I am also thankful.

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:03 am
by icapants
My thanksgiving was pretty tame. I woke up way to early and realized I had nothing to do so I ended up watching the parade. Realized how unimpressed I am by the parade and surfed the internet.

Went to an old co-workers house for dinner, felt a little like the third (fifth) wheel, being the only single one there. But the food was great and it was nice to be around happy, funny people. We watched the corpse bride and I was sent home with loads of leftovers.

And now, I am taking so much joy in my first year not working in retail. Happy Black Friday! Yay consumerism!

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:00 am
by bijou
thanks sour29, i won't lie and say i wasn't blue yesterday... it was the 10th anniversary of the day i met my late husband... but a random opportunity to do something meaningful for someone who was clearly worse off than i, at least momentarily helped me snap out of my pity party for one. and made my kid feel good too.
as for black friday ica, congrats to you in your career path taking you further away from the unwashed marketing slave masses (;-D) i remember holiday season retail jobs well, and i don't miss them one little bit either.

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:37 pm
by Harvey Winters
*Volunteers to wash marketing slaves*

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:09 pm
by bijou
okay, that just made me lol (;-D) shouldn't that be in the t-shirt thread???

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:28 pm
by What Pancakes Do
I had to work on Thanksgiving. Actually, I had to work A LOT on Thanksgivnig. I worked from 12am until 8am that morning then came back from 4pm until midnight. For those of you who don't know, I work in a homeless shelter for youth. Luckily my co-worker was equiped with the knowledge to make the big meal. I don't yet know 'what turkeys do' so if it had been left up to me, we would have learned how microwaved turkeys turn out!

Although I missed out on family drama on Thanksgiving day, I did get to deal with a kid punching a hole in his wall, another client threatening to go AWOL all night, and I broke up a fight between two girls (one holding her 15 month old baby girl) then facilitated their reconcilation.

The most excitement of the night was probably trying to get one client to stop looking at gay porn on a computer in the living room. He would NOT shut down the computer and shouting and cussing out of staff ensued. This was brought on b/c staff did not believe that the porn had just "popped" up on his computer and he "couldn't" get rid of it. He eventually did go AWOL then called back to the shelter and easily let me talk him into coming back home.

I worked last Thanksgiving as well, and suprisingly there was less drama this year. I'm beginning to wonder what Thanksgiving is like without potential violence and a little gay porn; probably not nearly as interesting.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:14 am
by Liesbeth
Harvey Winters wrote:*Volunteers to wash marketing slaves*

now that is the true thanksgiving spirit!

Pancakes, sounds like you cannot ever go back to family Thanksgivings anymore as they would be far too dull. Big cheer though to every care worker in the world who has to work on holidays.

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:18 am
by bijou
hooray for giving thanks for pancakes!!! sounds like you were more than a few people's hero for the holiday, pancakes... you have my deepest respect and admiration for being there for young people who really do need someone worthwhile in their lives at the holidays... and everyday.
i am but one pebble on a glassy lake... but my quiet ripples reasonate.

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:07 pm
by Squid
Why, there's 10lbs of Ruby yams in my pantry. Must be that time!

I'll be catching a red-eye to FLA that night, so let me wish everyone a Happy Tday in advance...

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:04 pm
by Harvey Winters
My sister's yelling at me to go to the bakery at 7am to pick up the cakes/cannolis...
Must be that time!!!

Where's my TLW "Don't Yell At Me" shirt???


Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:29 am
by dianna
This is the first Thanksgiving I haven't been with my family and that's kind of sad. It definitely doesn't feel like it over here, although tonight a group of us international students is getting together, and everyone's bringing different dishes, and we'll have turkey and potatoes and pretend it feels more like Thanksgiving than it does.