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{T} Thanksgiving, and solving crimes.

27 November 2011


Hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving with wonderful food…and solved crimes.

If you’ve known me for approximately 1 day or sat on my green couch in my living room next to the television*, you’ll know that my favorite television show (probably of all time, and that’s saying a lot coming from someone who can’t name her top 5 anything with definitive answers) is the West Wing.

[*because I often use analogies or examples from the West Wing to communicate to people and because I own all 7 seasons which the boy and I watch nearly year-round–and that’s not an exaggeration.  the show is that good.]

So, as we do every year, we celebrate thanksgiving with the following:

1. actually giving thanks–which, if we’re being honest, requires me to think about what my life could look like in an alternative universe without divine providence and blessing.  without this imagination of a sadly-ended choose-your-own-adventure-life, i honestly don’t feel thankful for my current life, even if i say/write the words “i’m thankful”.  i find that true thankfulness requires a bit more…meditation on what that actually means.  is that odd?

2. the requisite food/family–your standard thanksgiving fare plus one odd dish called “slimy green stuff” that my husband loves and i revile.  (it involves pistachio pudding, nuts, and other stuff not worth mentioning, because once i heard the first ingredient i was done.)  the family varies, depending on if we go up to craig (which we have the last 3 years out of 4) or stay in town with my family.  i missed my sister’s first hosting of thanksgiving, which was sad, but got to spend time with troy’s family in craig.

3. the west wing episodes about thanksgiving–our favorites include the episodes with the butterball hotline, pardoning the turkeys, and (as you see above) rob lowe’s idea for a new thanksgiving action-adventure series.

I’m curious — what are your traditions, or do you have any?

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, all.



3 Comments leave one →
  1. 27 November 2011 10:22 pm

    No way slimy green stuff is the best ever! When and if we host Thanksgiving in the future it will most certainly need to be on the menu. I’m just sayin…

  2. jessica seybold permalink
    28 November 2011 9:38 am

    slimy green stuff sounds yummy – i haven’t had pistachio pudding since i was a wee lass.

    our thanksgiving tradition was started sort of on accident a few years ago by my kiddo (she was 1 at the time) – we slap the turkey. yup – while it’s still in its plastic bag and right before we get it out to roast it, my husband, my 3-year-old and i take turns giving it a good, hearty slap. i’m not sure why, but it makes us giggle.

  3. 28 November 2011 10:35 pm

    Two years running I’ve hosted Thanksgiving for the husband’s family. Wondering if this will be a new tradition? Perhaps. However, next year I’ll be living in a different town, so we’ll see.

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