Thanksgiving: The Horror

Yes, all right, it’s been a month since I’ve posted. I am going to add a “Post to blog” task on my “Remember the Milk” list and monitor it via my iPhone. I know, it’s hard to believe I don’t have time to post since I obviously don’t have a life.

So I am one of those people that, when asked by friends and neighbors “how was your Thanksgiving?”, feel compelled to really answer. A simple “fine” is not in my vocabulary. And when I stopped to recall this Thanksgiving, it was really quite chilling.

First there was the conversation at Thanksgiving dinner. Somehow I ended up sitting between my dad and my uncle and their conversation was nothing short of macabre. Seriously, all of the following came up:

  • Who they know that’s dying and of what
  • My uncle’s friend, the coroner, and a review of “what not to do when contemplating suicide” (including a review of blood splatter clean-up)
  • Hunting/ cleaning animals (and I don’t mean a bath)
  • And to round it up, great moments from the movie “Deliverance”

Then on the Friday, I did something I have never, ever done before: I went shopping the day after Thanksgiving. To be clear, I don’t like to step in a store after Thanksgiving. Anything that hasn’t been bought before t-day gets bought online. But my aunt and cousin (and cute baby!) were there and there were some good deals (seriously, a crock pot for $10?!) so off we went. On the bright side, I didn’t trampled by ravenous shoppers, though I did hurt my back holding that crock pot while waiting in line for 35 minutes.

Finally, the real horror: my mom burned the turkey. I can’t say enough about how out of character this is (and Lisa, if you mention this to her I will cut you!) and it’s not like this made the turkey bad. It’s still turkey. It was just… different. And it was done early, so I wasn’t that hungry yet. But I still ate too much. It just threw off my whole Thanksgiving experience. For the record, I am aware that I am a big whiny baby.

So please respond and share your turkey stories. Hope everyone had a great holiday! And I’m going to download the iPhone app that let’s you post to your blog so keep an eye out for more posts!