trinacriabob

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Awesome, it will be a 3-day work week...with everyone most likely being "on demerol" the second half of the day on Wednesday, if not leaving early.

I'm heading up to the PNW. It'll be a brunch with my Mom on TG Day. I'm seriously thinking of going up to Canada (Vancouver) for the remaining 3 days, seeing that gas is under $2 a gallon.

What will you folks be doing? Be sure to be thankful for what you have, as some people aren't in good sorts these days and people in third world countries have next to nothing. Ok, off my soapbox....safe travels!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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I will be on a plane from Colorado to Grayling, MI Wednesday night then depending on weather The wife is going to meet me there in the Vette Hopefully, if not then the LeSabre and we will drive to Manistee to meet up with the family. Hopefully, Its relaxing and fun.

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Having 13 or 14 over here at the Ranch, have to build a quickie 2nd 8' table to get everyone in the same room.

I've already spend 3 days last week working outside, trying to spruce up the place, winterizing and tackling 25 billion leaves; looks like at least 1 more day Mon finishing the same.

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Flying back to Nappy-Naptown Tuesday morning, returning to the City of Angels Sunday morning.

Thanksgiving is always a large production: turkey, at least two different kinds of stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and bacon, corn, fruit salad, mixed green salad, sauteed collard greens with pearl onions and mushrooms, cranberry sauce, mulled apple cider, pumpkin pie, persimmon pudding, rolls, shrimp cocktail, chardonnay, cranberry chutney and cream cheese with crackers, and then whatever the extended family is bringing this year. All made from scratch.

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Every year since I was a kid, I've gone to my Dad's for Thanksgiving, but this year, I guess my brother has to go to his wife's parents house, so Thursday dinner is off. Yesterday, I bought a Butterball turkey breast, and I'm going to make my own Thanksgiving dinner with parsley potatoes, greenbean casserole, stuffing (Stove Top doctored with a bit of chopped apple), gravy, sweet potatoes, and I'm making my own cranberry sauce from a recipe I saw in Cooking Light magazine. Then Sunday we're all going to my brother's for a belated Thanksgiving dinner.
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thanksgiving lunch with my dad's side thein dinner with everyone in the ER cause i got to work. time and a half-d!

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3 day work week, then a quiet Thanksgiving w/ my sister. We are probably going to get dinner take out from AJs (local gourmet supermarket) to avoid doing much cooking. If the weather is nice, plan to sit outside by the pool for dinner. Couldn't convince Mom to fly out from Ohio. Probably watch some football or or a few concert DVDs (Rush has a new DVD out today, and I have the David Gilmour Live in Gdansk that I haven't watched yet). Should be a nice low-key 4 day weekend. Maybe go to the movies ('Australia' and 'Transporter 3' open this weekend, I think). Going to avoid 'Black Friday' shopping except online (going to try and do my xmas shopping this weekend).

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Leaving for the USA Tuesday afternoon, I'm having all of my family at the Bö®gÉr compound in Delaware. We will be hunkered down behind the gates of my community. I don't return to Europe until 12/8/08.

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Happy Turkey-Eating Day everyone! :)

We don't celebrate any Pilgrims arriving over here, although we should celebrate the 1st Neaderthals to arrive in the Iberian Peninsula hundreds of thousands of years ago, if and only if that gave me an extra day off from work!

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Happy Turkey-Eating Day everyone! :)

We don't celebrate any Pilgrims arriving over here, although we should celebrate the 1st Neaderthals to arrive in the Iberian Peninsula hundreds of thousands of years ago, if and only if that gave me an extra day off from work!

Yeah, and the cool thing about turkey day here is it's always a Thursday, so 2 days off. Woo hoo! 4 day weekend.

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We don't celebrate any Pilgrims arriving over here

You don't???

What about all those tacky package-deal Germans and Brits who descend on the Algarve and have to have their beer and fish and chips, respectively? :lol:

What's the Portuguese word for "Happy Thanksgiving?"

In Spanish, they call our feast "Feliz Accion de Gracias"

In Italian, they call our feast "Buon Ringraziamento"

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Going to North Carolina to see my parents, taking two of my children.

Chris

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You don't???

What about all those tacky package-deal Germans and Brits who descend on the Algarve and have to have their beer and fish and chips, respectively? :lol:

What's the Portuguese word for "Happy Thanksgiving?"

In Spanish, they call our feast "Feliz Accion de Gracias"

In Italian, they call our feast "Buon Ringraziamento"

:lol: they don't count as most of them don't come in sail boats wearing 16th Century Pilgrim clothes, haha!

'Happy Thanksgiving' = 'Feliz Acção de Graças'

So, once again, 'Feliz Acção de Graças' everyone! :)

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Everyone I know here in Vegas is leaving town......and I have to work on Friday and Saturday, so it's not practical to drive back to SoCal just for Thursday.....so I'll be at home.....alone.....with my two puppies.....

Actually will be a nice day off.....have the house to myself.....fix myself something special for dinner.....and just RELAX with no one bothering me!

:wink:

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Everyone I know here in Vegas is leaving town......and I have to work on Friday and Saturday, so it's not practical to drive back to SoCal just for Thursday.....so I'll be at home.....alone.....with my two puppies.....

Actually will be a nice day off.....have the house to myself.....fix myself something special for dinner.....and just RELAX with no one bothering me!

:wink:

There's always apositive side to things! :)

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Everyone I know here in Vegas is leaving town......

That's because nobody is FROM THERE :lol: ...have a great Thanksgiving, O.C. !

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Everyone I know here in Vegas is leaving town......and I have to work on Friday and Saturday, so it's not practical to drive back to SoCal just for Thursday.....so I'll be at home.....alone.....with my two puppies.....

Actually will be a nice day off.....have the house to myself.....fix myself something special for dinner.....and just RELAX with no one bothering me!

:wink:

How sad for you to spend it alone, that is just not right. :cry:

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How sad for you to spend it alone, that is just not right. :cry:

Just me and Palmala Handerson......

:D

Unless you want to come join me for a little gobble-gobble-gobble...?

:rolleyes:

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Just me and Palmala Handerson......

:D

Unless you want to come join me for a little gobble-gobble-gobble...?

:rolleyes:

Well now that I know you and Madame Palm and her 5 daughters will be with you, I don't feel as bad.

As for me, I'm a Vegan, I don't eat meat. :smilewide:

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Some jackass told everyone to come here Thursday, so I'm going to be stuck at the house with eleventy-billion people instead of going to my parent's or sister's place where I could fake sickness and leave right after dinner.

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As for me, I'm a Vegan, I don't eat meat. :smilewide:

.....that's okay.....I do.....

:P

Seriously, though.....I'm so looking forward to some quiet time with the dogs.....

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Traveling from the nice Delaware beaches and weather to the Arctic that is Western PA to visit all the family in Punxsutawney, our OLD stomping ground. Staying with the grandparents, first day of usual visiting, then Thanksgiving with some cousins and such, more visiting other relatives, shopping, helping with some Christmas lights, seeing a few friends, etc. Back south on Sunday.

I'm just not looking forward to leaving my near 50 degree dry & sunny to hit the freezing, snowy (apparently everyday lately), sloppy mess that's there right now. Ugh. No more daily cleaned, shiny Malibu for a while.

The convoy of Malibu's heads out in the morning with me and Mr. White in the lead...unlike before, 4 people+3 dogs+stuff don't fit in a single Malibu like they did a Suburban. Even though, somehow, my father apparently thought could until a few hours ago...really. Just me, XM, heated suede seats, and a silky 3.6L for 6+ hours sounds mighty fine, except for the impending filth.

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As I type this, Amy and I are loading up to head down to VA to spend Thanksgiving Day with my family, then to another part of VA to spend time with hers.

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Well, I've got my cranberry sauce made. It's got this whole place smelling spectacular!
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