Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Pilgrims DIED So You Could Eat Sweet Potatoes!

My grandma actually said that to my cousin one Thanksgiving when we were little.  We've never forgotten it and it's become a holiday greeting at my family's house.

I was going to try to write up something nice and/or funny, but then I dicked around and went to the grocery store and put gas in my car and talked on the phone and made a grilled cheese sandwich (you're totally right, AvB - a LOT of work!) and then made some pumpkin dip, checked my work email (because I am DUMB and never learn), took a shower, picked out something to wear to work, packed my lunch, patted myself on the back for doing all of these things, and now I'm too tired.  So, I'm going to make YOU do the work for me (this is also how I get through most of my work days, but no one has figured it out yet - YAY for me!)

Thanksgiving (US Thanksgiving, the *real* Thanksgiving, not like that Canadianastukian "holiday") is Thursday - what are you most looking forward to about the holiday or the weekend?  For you Canadatians, pretend it's a month ago, what was your favorite thing about it?

For me, it's getting 4 days off.  The food and family part doesn't really interest me all that much, but the 4 days off is exactly what I need right now and I'm just so THANKFUL (see what I did there) that I can sleep in and lounge about and just be not at work!

Your turn! 


The Management said...

Once Again, America follws in Canada's footsteps. You Following followers! I'm thankful that the real Thanksgiving is in October because that much turkey in a month (Thanksgiving/Christmas) would be fatal!

Tracer Bullet said...

When I still lived at home, I was thankful that my grandmother made her kick-ass potato rolls. She only made them at Thanksgiving and Christmas (and she stopped making them at Christmas) and they are incredible. But they're an assload of work and she was making about six dozen so I can't blame her.

Now I'm thankful I can eat an entire sweet potato pie and go into a food coma while watching football and everyone thinks that's perfectly normal. I guess that means I'm thankful for gluttony.

Anna von Beaverplatz said...

Ohh! Me me me! My turn!

Today we're getting our annual visit from our friend Doug who moved to NC a few years ago, hooray!

Tomorrow, I plan to laze about in bed for the morning, with a possible viewing of Wizard of Oz and/or the parade, then go get fed at Tim's mom's, then go get fed some more at my sister's. then, I'm going to go into a food coma in front of the teevee at home.

I can't wait! Mmmm pie! (That was just for Sarina. 'Cause I'm evil like that.)

Cindy said...

The food and in-laws trip - not so much. But I'm looking forward to taking my 6 year old on a train trip to NYC, just the two of us. We're going to see the new princess movie at the Ziegfield, and then to meet princesses and play at Roseland Ballroom. She's really excited.

Happy Dead Turkey!

Girl With Curious Hair said...

So what you're saying, Lainey is that you come from a long line of funny people.

I'm enjoying a 5 day weekend. There won't be a turkey or a big party, but I am grateful for having some wonderful people in my life.

Eyvi Sprite said...

I'm with The MGMNT; I'm glad the real Thanksgiving is in October because I got married over the real Thanksgiving weekend. But in an act of solidarity I am willing to celebrate your Thanksgiving as well. So, I'm glad you have a this fake Thanksgiving. It gives me an excuse to eat turkey (I do not believe any amount of turkey is fatal, but it may cause Rip van Winkle like naps) and pumpkin pie again.