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(The Ledger)   Thanksgiving is now behind us. Please share the political arguments, the turkey disasters, and your drunk uncle's inappropriate behavior   (theledger.com) divider line 22
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2012-11-23 04:06:51 AM  
You're wrong, shut the f*ck up.
 
2012-11-23 09:04:37 AM  
My Thanksgiving dinner was filled with smirking Democrats and non-plussed former Republicans.

The key to a happy dinner is segregating FOX News fans from the rest of the party.
 
2012-11-23 09:04:51 AM  
I dunno about your family but we got high last night.
 
2012-11-23 12:36:57 PM  
I ate a shiat ton of stuff with two friends and watched Parks and Rec, Star Trek: TNG, couple of episodes of the Deadliest Warrior, and Death Wish. It was pretty much the best thanksgiving evar.
 
2012-11-23 01:28:55 PM  
On the farm, the well ran dry. At least we were done eating but the dishes remain and the toilets aint pretty.
 
2012-11-23 01:37:30 PM  
Highlight: my four month old grandniece is just as cute as any four month old baby girl can be! BONUS: first girl in a sea of six grandnephews ages 10 down to 2. (Three nieces, not all from one!)

Lowlight: Same adorable baby's mom's first Thanksgiving hosting. Despite help from my sister (her mother) and me, so much dried sage in the dressing it was like eating sand.

Extra Bonus: Politics were not mentioned at ALL by my heavily derpy-pubbie family. I did not feel like an outcast for a change!

I love them all anyway.

(secret extra triple bonus: call from guy-I-might-start-dating late last evening)

/hey now, I haven't dated anyone or anything in two years since my love died
 
2012-11-23 03:18:10 PM  
Wasn't my uncle, but it was my granddaughter's uncle and his wife. Brought drunk to a whole new level. It probably didn't help that they're also on pills and were doing bong hits on the front porch in addition to the freaking gallons of wine they drank. AND he was hitting on my sister-in-law in plain view of his wife.

Good times.

On the plus side, it was my daughter's first Thanksgiving as hostess and she crushed it. Knocked it out of the farking park. Turkey: Perfect. Stuffing: Perfect. Gravy: Ambrosia.

Best part: She (and hubby and two granddaughters) are bringing all the leftovers over to our house today for a "leftover party."

OM NOM NOM.
 
2012-11-23 03:36:12 PM  

dramboxf: Wasn't my uncle, but it was my granddaughter's uncle and his wife. Brought drunk to a whole new level. It probably didn't help that they're also on pills and were doing bong hits on the front porch in addition to the freaking gallons of wine they drank. AND he was hitting on my sister-in-law in plain view of his wife.

Good times.

On the plus side, it was my daughter's first Thanksgiving as hostess and she crushed it. Knocked it out of the farking park. Turkey: Perfect. Stuffing: Perfect. Gravy: Ambrosia.

Best part: She (and hubby and two granddaughters) are bringing all the leftovers over to our house today for a "leftover party."

OM NOM NOM.


This seriously brought back memories. About the 'uncle' thing. My ex's family. Except it was his aunt. Killing off several bottles of wine. And she was hitting on HIM. In front of ME and her hubby. (she grabbed his CROTCH while frenching him, fer chrissake!). And ex (ohthankFSMhesmyex) didn't see why I was upset at that. I could fill an entire FARK thread on the inter-relations weirdness of that family.

Congrats on your daughter being a great success! My niece, everything but the dressing was awesome, I just don't think she's had lots of experience with dried spices yet, as in they get stronger tasting as they cook. I've BTDT as well.
 
2012-11-23 05:27:38 PM  
'Orphans' Thanksgiving - we're all too lazy/broke to visit our far off families so we all got together. Food was awesome and the entire dinner table was full of nerds with the exception of a token roomate. Our best dinner discussion was how to shoot Batman: A Death in the Family with ULTRA REALISM and get Chris O'Donnell killed off in an 'accident'. Somehow, the stunt coordinator from the Crow got a big groan and a 'Too Soon?'.
 
2012-11-23 05:47:57 PM  
Am I seriously the only farkette/farker here who's just whiling away the day drinking and posting?


Damn.
 
2012-11-23 06:34:25 PM  
i turned into a human icicle night before T'giving so was home sick in bed. dammit. i really enjoy going to my sisters house and being with nieces and nephews, i love them all very much. my lil old Chow Chow kept me company. who's a good girl? hmmm? who's daddy's girl?
 
2012-11-23 07:23:39 PM  
Stayed with the in laws where everyone used to he a republican but realized how crazy they have become so everyone voted for Obama.

Today the wife and her mom went shopping this afternoon and got Prometheilus for $10. I spent the day watching Tv and eating Chinese buffett with my father in law
 
2012-11-24 01:18:13 AM  
This year we decided to pull a home invasion on another family's Thanksgiving dinner. Not only did it save us the time and trouble of preparing the meal, I feel that it brought us closer together as a family, and after all isn't that what Thanksgiving is all about?
Protip: Show up just as they're serving the turkey.
 
2012-11-24 03:19:11 AM  
My youngest brother has convinced himself that our family has been rabid Tea Party conservatives for hundreds of years. Now he's trying to convince everybody else. He lives in Texas of course.
 
2012-11-24 06:53:58 AM  
NEED ADVICE. My daughter-in-law was revving yesterday. Drank vodka. Talking a mile a minute. And also talking of starting her own business, even though she has never held a job for very long. Ended the day more or less passing out. I suspect she is bipolar, based on past indescretions. My son is a saint. He till loves her, and tells me I KNOW when I try to point out certain things. Should I speak to HER? As the mother in law, I walk a thin line.
 
2012-11-24 09:02:53 AM  

2jones: NEED ADVICE. My daughter-in-law was revving yesterday. Drank vodka. Talking a mile a minute. And also talking of starting her own business, even though she has never held a job for very long. Ended the day more or less passing out. I suspect she is bipolar, based on past indescretions. My son is a saint. He till loves her, and tells me I KNOW when I try to point out certain things. Should I speak to HER? As the mother in law, I walk a thin line.


You sound like my late MiL, keep your judgemental opinions to yourself, drinking heavily might be the only thing making you & your family tolerable.
 
2012-11-24 09:42:11 AM  
Re: Inthesticks
I'm sorry to hear that you had a rocky relationship with your late MIL.
This time last year, my DIL had an affair and was seeking custody when her boyfriend told her, "Just kidding" and went to Hawaiii on vacation with his clueless wife. This was her third indescretion, that we know of.
Both her mother and sister are bipolar. She denies it.
 
2012-11-24 10:59:46 AM  

2jones: Re: Inthesticks
I'm sorry to hear that you had a rocky relationship with your late MIL.
This time last year, my DIL had an affair and was seeking custody when her boyfriend told her, "Just kidding" and went to Hawaiii on vacation with his clueless wife. This was her third indescretion, that we know of.
Both her mother and sister are bipolar. She denies it.


Apologies, definitely not the same situation. Your son undoubtedly already realizes the mess he has to deal with & pointing it out won't add anything positive, just be there for him & the kids with open arms.
 
2012-11-24 12:06:44 PM  

inthesticks: 2jones: Re: Inthesticks
I'm sorry to hear that you had a rocky relationship with your late MIL.
This time last year, my DIL had an affair and was seeking custody when her boyfriend told her, "Just kidding" and went to Hawaiii on vacation with his clueless wife. This was her third indescretion, that we know of.
Both her mother and sister are bipolar. She denies it.

Apologies, definitely not the same situation. Your son undoubtedly already realizes the mess he has to deal with & pointing it out won't add anything positive, just be there for him & the kids with open arms.


I'll second that. Stay out of it or you'll no longer be welcomed for the holidays (like my mother). He's an adult and she's not your daughter. Im not trying to be snarky. I don't want to see anyone else in a situation like mine.

He might like the crazy.
 
2012-11-24 12:52:41 PM  
Everything went about as perfectly as possible. I'm living abroad, so acquiring a whole turkey was a bit of a challenge, but the butcher came through with a nice 14.3 lb bird, which I roasted to perfection-the skin was crispy, the meat was moist, and the drippings made for amazing gravy.

Despite the fact that I invited several American friends, I ended up being the only American at dinner due to various unfortunately timed work and school conflicts (somehow Austrians don't understand why they shouldn't schedule mandatory evening events that their American colleagues are required to attend on Thanksgiving). Still I was joined by 6 close friends and we ate like royalty. Lots of wine, a 29 year old bottle of aged port, caviar, smoked salmon, salad, roasted vegetables, stuffing, fresh bread, two types of cranberry sauce, and both pumpkin and apple pies. I made everything from scratch, which consumed 2 evenings and all day on Thursday, but it was completely worth it.

In addition to being thankful for having friends to celebrate with, I was especially thankful that my dad taught me how to properly carve a turkey one year at thanksgiving. Speaking of which, I got to skype with the family while the turkey was in the oven, so it was a pretty great day.
 
2012-11-24 05:10:37 PM  

2jones: NEED ADVICE. My daughter-in-law was revving yesterday. Drank vodka. Talking a mile a minute. And also talking of starting her own business, even though she has never held a job for very long. Ended the day more or less passing out. I suspect she is bipolar, based on past indescretions. My son is a saint. He till loves her, and tells me I KNOW when I try to point out certain things. Should I speak to HER? As the mother in law, I walk a thin line.


Please don't talk to her. I was in a similar situation. My mom decided it would be a good idea to give a talking to my girlfriend (now ex). This not only caused my gf to hate my mom, but it also resulted in a deep, burning resentment from me. I am still working on resolving that resentment. So, unless you want to damage the hell out of your relationship with your son and daughter-in-law, please don't talk to her (or him).
 
2012-11-25 12:34:04 PM  
It was our daughters first 'real' thanksgiving for her and the fiance. I deep fried the turkey which was perfect, but he was like Abdullah The Butcher trying to carve the damn thing. I really have to teach them how to make southern cornbread dressing and giblet gravy....not sure exactly what they served was supposed to be.

No politics involved at all which was nice.

It was a pretty good Thanksgiving.
 
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