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Anyone looking forward to Thanksgiving later this month?
Lonnehart at 2:38PM, Nov. 9, 2009
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I would be except for one thing… I have to attend the thanksgiving celebration hosted by a bunch of turkey… er… relatives on my sister's husband's side of the family. I really don't want to, but then my nieces would be sad if I don't. Can't say no to children, I guess…

I'll bet that minister will be on the radio too telling us how evil Thanksgiving is. He pretty much does it on almost any holiday that's not Christian.

Hopefully this year the turkey the inlaws cook this year won't be dry like an old boot…
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Insizwa at 3:21PM, Nov. 9, 2009
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No!

'cause I'm Canadian yo, we already did that stuff.


Anywho good luck with the in-laws. For my thanksgiving I went to Oktoberfest in Berlin. Hell yeah, beer and schnitzel. Had a normal thanksgiving too, it was killer. We played Rockband.
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Inkmonkey at 3:28PM, Nov. 9, 2009
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I Am The 1337 Master at 3:36PM, Nov. 9, 2009
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I am more or less. I am not cus I'm gonna gain 30lbs and I am cus the pounds are gonna taste good.
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Lonnehart at 3:37PM, Nov. 9, 2009
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Wow, Inkmonkey! Now there's an ide… a… er… HEY WAITAMINUTE!!! O_O
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lba at 4:32PM, Nov. 9, 2009
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hell. yes.
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seventy2 at 6:36PM, Nov. 9, 2009
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i would, if there were anything but christmas decorations up.
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HippieVan at 7:02PM, Nov. 9, 2009
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Yeah we already had Thanksgiving over here. My mom forgot to make something for me so I had a pb&j.
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parkbenchbook at 7:20PM, Nov. 9, 2009
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Turkey. Stuffing. Gravy.
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Chernobog at 8:31PM, Nov. 9, 2009
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I'm not crazy about it. The ride on the parkway is just irritation during the holidays. What's worse is my brother will be late so we can't have the dinner until the weekend. And then there's the Black Friday traffic. Feh!
 
 
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Disgruntledrm at 8:48PM, Nov. 9, 2009
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If I get to stay home, and skip the trip over to my grandmother's house for food poisoning…then yes. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving.
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Draven_Xero at 2:54AM, Nov. 10, 2009
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Hell yeah I'm lookin' forward to it. Half the family is fulla musicians, so we almost always get this massive jam band thing goin', then there's the veritable crap-ton of food, and it's always majorly tasty. It always ends up bein' a blast.
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bravo1102 at 7:51AM, Nov. 10, 2009
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Not so much since I developed that allergy to turkey. Though it is nice to see the family even if I have to bring my own food.
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Croi Dhubh at 1:18PM, Nov. 11, 2009
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I'm looking forward to making Turkey Carcass Stew and munching on that for about two weeks. DELICIOUS
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PhilWrede at 2:19PM, Nov. 11, 2009
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I actually like spending time with my extended family, and Thanksgiving is probably our best holiday (everyone knows what they're good at making/buying, so they just bring it to my mom's house). We all eat and drink too much and wind up sprawled around the living room talking about strange books we've read and movies we've seen. Cheaper and a lot more fun than Christmas (and without the family history baggage of Easter).
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Niccea at 2:25PM, Nov. 11, 2009
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I have a class assignment where I have to evaluate a house that is not my own. So most likely, that will happen during Thanksgiving.
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worldwillshout at 8:21AM, Nov. 12, 2009
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Hell yes! Visiting a Native American reservation and making them relive the scourge of the white man is gonna be soooo fun! We're gonna give em blankets laced with the swine flu!!! :)

In reality it's gonna be another lame Thanksgiving. Hooray…
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Lonnehart at 11:54AM, Nov. 12, 2009
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Not so much since I developed that allergy to turkey. Though it is nice to see the family even if I have to bring my own food.

I take it you can't eat carved ham either? My inlaws here not only serve turkey (whic is small compared to…), but we also have roast pig… which I can't eat. T_T
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Jonko at 8:57AM, Nov. 16, 2009
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Yeah we already had Thanksgiving over here. My mom forgot to make something for me so I had a pb&j.

Thats so sad! You should make urself a second thanksgiving feast to make up for it!

Here in Japan no one has an oven big enough to make a turkey, so we ordered one from this little brunch place in Tokyo owned by a Canadian dude who's really cool (it's called “Good Old Grub” if you're ever in the area).

All of my friends from America (about 6 of us) were assigned a dish each, and we're gonna get together and just eat it all! You can't imagine how excited I am :)

Then we'll all go out for karaoke, I mean, because you can't have a party in Tokyo without karaoke.
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sakebento at 9:10AM, Nov. 16, 2009
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I love Thanksgiving! It's such a laid back holiday. None of the insanity that hits the “big” holidays, but all the happiness and good food that comes with it. Plus I absolutely love cooking, so this is like a super paradise for me. XD
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gullas at 1:41PM, Nov. 16, 2009
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Then we'll all go out for karaoke, I mean, because you can't have a party in Tokyo without karaoke.
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Lonnehart at 2:56PM, Nov. 16, 2009
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Yeah we already had Thanksgiving over here. My mom forgot to make something for me so I had a pb&j.

Thats so sad! You should make urself a second thanksgiving feast to make up for it!

Here in Japan no one has an oven big enough to make a turkey, so we ordered one from this little brunch place in Tokyo owned by a Canadian dude who's really cool (it's called “Good Old Grub” if you're ever in the area).

All of my friends from America (about 6 of us) were assigned a dish each, and we're gonna get together and just eat it all! You can't imagine how excited I am :)

Then we'll all go out for karaoke, I mean, because you can't have a party in Tokyo without karaoke.

darned… if I could remember it I'd give you the recipe I used to make. It involved pulling ALL OF THE BONES out of the turkey, stuffing it, then tying it all closed with tape before baking it. I actually used to do this with chicken before my oven broke. :(

Too bad you can't just fly out to Guam and have Thanksgiving here. :)
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Twitch McGee at 4:11PM, Nov. 16, 2009
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A week and a half to do nothing but be lazy. Hell yeah im ready to go!8D :sleepy: can't wait to sleep all day and party all night
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Lonnehart at 5:43PM, Nov. 16, 2009
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A week and a half to do nothing but be lazy. Hell yeah im ready to go!8D :sleepy: can't wait to sleep all day and party all night

*thinks of sending a french maid to this guy's house to kick him awake every morning. >:-)
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Twitch McGee at 5:59PM, Nov. 16, 2009
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A week and a half to do nothing but be lazy. Hell yeah im ready to go!8D :sleepy: can't wait to sleep all day and party all night

*thinks of sending a french maid to this guy's house to kick him awake every morning. >:-)

Wow you just fulfilled my christmas wish thanks Lonnehart. Nothings better than aggressive french maid
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Survival Artist at 8:13PM, Nov. 16, 2009
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I live where the Native Americans came from, but they don't eat turkey here, and you can't buy stuffing. Some fellow expats might try to cobble something together in the way of a thanksgiving meal, but it won't be the same…
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SeriousQuiche at 10:16PM, Nov. 16, 2009
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I'm going to Chicago for the break…To see “THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL” before it hits broadway. I win. I will also be doing homework during intermission.
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lothar at 1:31AM, Nov. 17, 2009
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No. everyone should boycot the holiday. main reason being that its all based on a lie. europeans waged genocide on the original people of the Americas. thats how they got the land. now they try to paint it like it was a big hugfest where everyone helped eachother. bullshit ! tottaly overlooking the fact that millions of people were systematically eliminated over several centuries.
LIES ! thanksgiving is a joke
thanks for the land. we're giving you smallpox !!
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Survival Artist at 5:12AM, Nov. 17, 2009
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No. everyone should boycot the holiday. main reason being that its all based on a lie. europeans waged genocide on the original people of the Americas. thats how they got the land. now they try to paint it like it was a big hugfest where everyone helped eachother. bullshit ! tottaly overlooking the fact that millions of people were systematically eliminated over several centuries.
LIES ! thanksgiving is a joke
thanks for the land. we're giving you smallpox !!


You're right, it originates in bullshit.

Btw Lothar, you wouldn't be of the Hill People, would you?
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bittertea at 6:14AM, Nov. 17, 2009
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This year is going to be interesting since it will be our first gathering without my grandfather, who has left us with his sixth wife, roughly three generations of half brothers and sisters, and cousins from each of those generations. …being of Cherokee and African heritage (prior to the Lumbee natives), thanksgiving takes on a different meaning in my family. To see this melting pot of people carrying on history through blood relatives… it's like watching the living result of what was Thanksgiving. I feel like I'm supposed to understand some kind of life lesson here… @_@
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