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James Boba Fettfield
11-15-2004, 08:35 PM
As a runner-up to Halloween as the greatest holiday ever, Thanksgiving holds a special place in my stomach-...er, heart.

In a world where Halloween does not exist, Thanksgiving reigns supreme! I am serious when I speak of my passion for Thanksgiving. I already admitted this in one of our unofficial SSG AIM chats with a few other of our forum members. They witnessed first hand how far my love for this holiday goes.

I'm not kidding when I talk about how much Thanksgiving means to me during this point in my life. Due to my post-high school education, I'm not living at home full time and ever since I started this college thing in 2002 my love for Thanksgiving has only increased. Maybe it's seeing the family again and getting together for celebration. Or maybe it's the food. ;)

I do love the food, though. I am sitting here typing this right now eating a terrible frozen burrito and my mouth is salivating over eating a juicy turkey and pies. I think I will stop now talking about this because I cannot take any more of this thinking about the feast of feasts.

And after I stuff my gut full of food and wash it all down with some of that Pepsi Holiday Spice (never had any, but I hope to get some to try for Thanksgiving), I will fall down onto my floor and watch movies while trying to alleviate the pressure of all that delicious food churning in my stomach. :ermm: Nice image, eh?

Anyone else get this worked up for Thanksgiving? Or is it just another day where you sit down on the couch, eat a Banquet salisbury steak tv dinner, and watch lame parades and Lions/Cowboys football games.

Discuss! Make my Thanksgiving extra special by leaving a reply telling me how dumb I am for fantasizing over turkey and pumpkin pie or about how you feel the same way about Thanksgiving.

Kidhuman
11-15-2004, 08:38 PM
Me love Thanksgiving too, not as much as you JBF. ;)

I enjoy all kinds of food that day. Its like one of the 3 days a year you get to glut like a wild boar and no one cares. Then sit back and watch Dallas get there butt whipped while unbuttoning the button and kicking back. I get to go shopping for all the food in a few days. I will send you pics of the Turkey JBF. :D :beard:

James Boba Fettfield
11-15-2004, 08:46 PM
I'm down with the idea of posting pics of the turkey, KH.

If you got 'em, post 'em.

And shopping for the food! How could I forget that part?! It's like the Christmas Eve of Thanksgiving.

Going to the store, picking out the best turkey, oh god...Thanksgiving rules!

JediTricks
11-15-2004, 08:48 PM
As much as I like Halloween the most, I no longer participate except by carving jack-o-lanterns and occasionally giving out candy - I am the proverbial "man of no fun". As for Thanksgiving, it's gone through a whole pendulum thing, sometimes it's very nice, sometimes it's very frustrating - I have a LOT of memories of Thanksgiving though, so I guess that makes it special to me in some way (though to be fair, some of those memories involve family arguments or creepy guests or throwing up from bad stuffing). Thanksgiving lately has been a little more frustrating than usual because my sister skipped it last year and probably will again this year (although the time before, she showed up with her daughter and it was a fantastic Thanksgiving even though it was steaks and not turkey ;)), and my grandparents have been putting their plans on hold the past few years so they can go to my cousin's if he should so deem them worthy (my cousin usually has his 2 kids and his girlfriend's 2 kids for the holiday, and my grandma is a big fan of kids, they have 4 to our 1 :p). In terms of family holiday togetherness, it seems like we have better experiences on Xmas, but the pressure of opening presents and getting my niece back to her dad's and my grandparents on their way to my cousin's becomes more stressful.

So under the right criteria, I guess Thanksgiving could be called the "best" holiday in my family, even if half my family is vegetarian and thus we generally don't do the turkey thing (not that I like turkey much anyway though ;)).

Slicker
11-16-2004, 01:12 PM
. Then sit back and watch Dallas get there butt whipped Don't forget about Detroit.:D

This will not be a very good Thanksgiving for me. I won't be able to go home on leave and this will be the first Thanksgiving that I've ever missed.:cry::cry:

Funny Thanksgiving story though my oldest brother ate so much food at the table once that he literally passed out and fell asleep at the table. You had to see it to believe it.

dr_evazan22
11-16-2004, 08:20 PM
Slick - Where are you posted?

Turkey Day is my favorite holiday also. You have a great dinner that night, usually with your family, and at some point over that weekend, from Wed night to Sun night, you make time to see (or at least speak to) your friends.

Most busness' have become so profit driven that they've diluted down the meaning of most holidays to 'buying' and 'getting', it's nice to know that the worst they've been able to do so far to Thanksgiving is put tons of football on, and start the official X-mas shopping season the next day.

Slicker
11-16-2004, 11:17 PM
I'm at the Naval Air Station in Oceana, Virginia about 20 minutes away from Norfolk.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
11-16-2004, 11:46 PM
I'm with JBFF on this one as i'm at school now and dinner has been one of these possible choices over the last 3 months:
1. Peanuter butter & Jelly
2. Bologna & Mayo sammich
3. Pasta Roni
4. Mac & Cheese
5. Pizza (ordered or left over)
6. Corndogs

I don't know if JBFF is on a meal plan, but i'm not. Thankfully, the folks i work with at the Dining Hall are kind enough to let me eat before my shift, so i have some new things in my diet from time to time. I think it's just the fact that you spend all day preparing the food, letting the sweet scent of Turkey fill the house and then you just devour it to bits. Frankly, I love the fact that you can just eat, hang with the family, watch TV and not really be concerened with anything else.

The only bad Turkey days i can remember were when we had to go to my Aunt & Uncles for it and that woman can't cook to save her life. I remember stopping at a McDonalds on the way home from Columbus getting dinner for my brother and myself. Last year was kinda iffy cos the night before we had gone out drinking (i was the DD) and i had to work at 6 the next morning so i could make dinner w/the family. well, i ended up getting drenched with rain running to the car, got home at 3:30 am and i was back on the road by 5:30 am, still somewhat out of it. After i got home at like 2:30 pm after working, i ate dinner, and took a 4 hour nap. Turned out i had bronchitis! joy! I don't think i'll be making that mistake this time around though. :crazed: Just gimme some turkey w/ gravy, stuffing, tators and Deviled eggs and leave me be for an hour or two. :D

P.S.- I'm glad you didn't get too descriptive about your love of Turkey like you did on our last Chat, JBFF. You and LM were freakin' the rest of us out. :p

James Boba Fettfield
11-17-2004, 12:18 AM
I don't know if JBFF is on a meal plan, but i'm not.

I am on one. Terrible things, too. I do not know what it is, but college food and my digestive system never get along. When I am at home, I am fine in that area. Maybe it is college stress? Eating at college always messes with me. I will spare any graphic details, but hope to share them in a future AIM chat with the regular SSG chatters.


Just gimme some turkey w/ gravy, stuffing, tators and Deviled eggs and leave me be for an hour or two. :D

Now you're talking! The deviled egg holds special place in our family. It used to be my favorite part of any Thanksgiving dinner, but now I look forward to turkey and dressing. Especially that homemade dressing. Used to never like it much, now I gorge myself on it. Hey, I wonder why I do not expect to live past 50, now we know.


P.S.- I'm glad you didn't get too descriptive about your love of Turkey like you did on our last Chat, JBFF. You and LM were freakin' the rest of us out. :p

For that I am not sorry. Regret nothing! I exaggerated my love for the holiday, though, but I feel the depth of my love was expressed in a way that you all understood. Even though some (or was it all?) of you were a bit confused (disgusted?) by the descriptions.

2-1B
11-17-2004, 01:33 AM
Holiday Spice Pepsi is very disgusting. Let me know what you think, JBF.

I love turkey but I don't plan on having any on Thanksgiving. My employer gives out free birds to us and I think I'll just cook it up this Sunday while watching football.

I'll be glad to have off next Thursday and Friday and I really love Thursday football because I'm an NFL junkie.

I'm not in a very thankful mood this year so I'm pretty much skipping it, save for the football games.

Sorry to not share in the enthusiasm.

James Boba Fettfield
11-17-2004, 10:08 AM
Holiday Spice Pepsi is very disgusting. Let me know what you think, JBF.

I cannot fathom it being worse than Pepsi Blue. First pop (we call it pop where I come from, soda is not our term) I ever had that was hard for me to finish.

I hope that if I dislike Holiday Spice, that I will still be able to finish a glass of it. I am not a fan of Dr. Pepper, but I can drink it if need be. May this be the worst case scenario for Holiday Spice.

I keep telling myself it is going to be like Pepsi's attempt at making Coca-Cola.

2-1B
11-17-2004, 11:54 AM
Good luck. :D

My friend bought a botle in a gas station, took one drink, and threw it right in the trash. :crazed: And this guy loves all sorts of goofy stuff.

dr_evazan22
11-17-2004, 06:43 PM
I read an article on MSNBC a few weeks ago about a company in Seattle that makes Thanksgiving flavored sodas. they sold so well last year that they are adding a few new flavors. They have some like "Mashed and Gravy", and other equally disgusting flavors (for a soda). Supposedly, they are sold at Target.

James Boba Fettfield
11-17-2004, 06:54 PM
http://www.sodafavorites.com/information/holidayjones.html

Lord Malakite showed me that sodafavorite site and they have some great drinks there.

http://www.sodafavorites.com/images/turkey04_08_lg.jpg

Who doesn't want fruit cake soda for Thanksgiving dinner?

Hellboy
11-23-2004, 08:24 PM
I enjoy Thanksgiving for the most part but definitely not as much as you do JBF. Unfortunately for me this time of year means I'm working way more than normal because my job is in the wine industry and the holiday season is our bread and butter. I can't spend as much time with my family as I'd like and I never get the Friday after turkey day off so its a bit harder for me to get excited about. Still I do plan on feasting and watching football on Thursday like usual but overall this week is never fun and I can't wait for it to be over.

Exhaust Port
11-25-2004, 08:55 AM
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. :D

Slicker
11-25-2004, 10:11 AM
Right back at you EP and the same from me. Good luck hunting tomorrow everybody.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
11-25-2004, 11:48 AM
Gobble Gobble Gobble! Happy Thanksgiving giving, fellow geeks! :crazed:

and JBFF, not like you're reading this, but i tried the Holiday Pepsi and i'm incredibly impressed! I thought it was delicious! Maybe i'm nuts. :D

But, i don't think we'll see JBFF online today as he's too busy devouring the turkey and stabbing LM with a pencil. ;)

Have a good one, everybody! :)

Kidhuman
11-25-2004, 12:21 PM
But, i don't think we'll see JBFF online today as he's too busy devouring the turkey and stabbing LM with a pencil. ;)


Amongst other things. :beard:


Happy T-Day to all, and to all a good night


BTW...30 days until X-mas. :D

JediTricks
11-25-2004, 04:14 PM
Happy Thanksgiving gang! Take it easy and have a nice time.


BTW...30 days until X-mas. :DOr as the display at Wal Mart said last night, "only 4 Saturdays until X-mas".

dr_evazan22
11-26-2004, 05:14 PM
I wasn't on yesterday as I had to take my computer apart, but I do hope you'll accept my belated Thanksgiving blessings.

Hopefully all of your food came out well. My parents got here about the 3 hour mark for my turkey. Mom looked at it and declared it was done, even tested it. Take it out she said! I protested and said the directions were for 3:45 - 4:15. No, no, no - it's done! 20 minutes later we're carving it and we get to the center and its still a bit pink. Oh well, whatcha gonna do? (besides get me a meat thermometer for Xmas)

James Boba Fettfield
11-28-2004, 04:20 PM
It warms my heart to see you all enjoyed Thanksgiving. I spent many wonderful hours with that turkey, too. ;)

As for that Holiday Spice. I tried some of it, and I did not think it was on par with Pepsi's greatest flavor, the wild cherry, but it was not bad. It reminded me of these atomic warhead hard candies I used to eat.

Good times all around.

James Boba Fettfield
11-19-2005, 08:02 PM
So, just to bring back memories of those disturbing stories I told about my turkey love to a select few of you on AIM last year :yes: ... anybody got pictures of turkeys?

I'll take anything here, people. Do not be scared by your love of the turkey, share your stories and pictures.

Thanksgiving, still my second favorite holiday.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
11-19-2005, 11:29 PM
Thanksgiving is definitely in my top 3 of holidays. That and Halloween will duke it out for number 2. The plus of Halloween is the spooky, ghostly element to it and the celebratory mood of the day. Thanksgiving is a more family-oriented holiday and one in where blessings are counted and togetherness is stressed.

For many years we have traveled over the Thanksgiving week. We went to Houston and Orlando over 4 Thanksgivings, and for the first time in 8 years, our family will celebrate out-of-town once again, this time in D.C. I look forward to it and hopefully will have some stories to share for this thread.

CaptainSolo1138
11-20-2005, 12:42 AM
Slicker gets to come home this year!:thumbsup:

El Chuxter
11-20-2005, 01:33 AM
I get to have both families over to enjoy my homemade punkin' ice cream pie.

Hopefully it works, as I've never made it before. ;)

2-1B
11-20-2005, 10:29 AM
I'm glad to get 2 football games earlier in the week so that's awesome as always so I guess I'm thankful for that. I don't believe in the concept of "blessings" so I'm not going to give thanks for any such thing. Sorry Jaymz, I can't post the turkey photos I have because I could get banned due to their pornographic and/or violent nature. Shots of turkeys in various states of undress and then some of the other ones are gruesome, they even have their heads cut off! :eek:
Can you imagine a headless turkey, so sad. :(

Ji'dai
11-20-2005, 11:23 AM
So, just to bring back memories of those disturbing stories I told about my turkey love to a select few of you on AIM last year :yes: ... anybody got pictures of turkeys? Here are pictures of our family's baked birds from 1999-2003.

James Boba Fettfield
11-20-2005, 12:22 PM
Oh, wow! Someone did it! Those are beautiful birds, Ji'dai. A turkey history.

And Caesar...I don't know what to say.

CaptainSolo1138
11-21-2005, 07:52 AM
Here are pictures of our family's baked birds from 1999-2003.
Is that a tradition, Ji'dai, or do you just have a turkey fixation?:p

Now that I'm getting old, holidays are getting weird. I look forward to Thanksgiving so that I can see my family and not because that's the one day I can eat like a dirty moo cow and get away with it. I look forward to Christmas for the same reason and also find myself labeling Hallmark commercials as "cute". At least I didn't buy my Christmas cards two weeks before Halloween. Oh, wait....dammit!!!

JimJamBonds
11-21-2005, 12:30 PM
Sorry Jaymz, I can't post the turkey photos I have because I could get banned due to their pornographic and/or violent nature. Shots of turkeys in various states of undress and then some of the other ones are gruesome, they even have their heads cut off! :eek:

And lets not even bring up that episode you had with that turducken a few years ago Caesar. :sur:

Ji'dai
11-21-2005, 04:57 PM
Is that a tradition, Ji'dai, or do you just have a turkey fixation?:p It's been a tradition since I got my first camera, a digital one. I take pics of all kinds of crap. As a kid I was always admonished for wasting film when I used my parent's cameras. Don't have to worry about such things with a digicam.
Now that I'm getting old, holidays are getting weird. I look forward to Thanksgiving so that I can see my family and not because that's the one day I can eat like a dirty moo cow and get away with it. I look forward to Christmas for the same reason and also find myself labeling Hallmark commercials as "cute". At least I didn't buy my Christmas cards two weeks before Halloween. Oh, wait....dammit!!! I appreciate the good food, but I don't look forward to seeing the family on holidays as much as I did when I was a kid. The whole affair is kind of boring after the meal.

Slicker
11-21-2005, 05:11 PM
Slicker gets to come home this year!:thumbsup:Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to come home for yet another Thanksgiving.:cry:

CaptainSolo1138
11-21-2005, 05:15 PM
Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to come home for yet another Thanksgiving.:cry:
Man, that blows huge ones.

Hellboy
11-23-2005, 06:00 PM
I'm glad to get 2 football games earlier in the week so that's awesome as always so I guess I'm thankful for that.

I'm with ya there brother, decent matchups this year too.

I'm thankful that my Seattle Seahawks presently hold the first place record in the NFC. :D

CaptainSolo1138
11-23-2005, 08:52 PM
As of right now, it's 9:49 pm EST. I think it's late enough:
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

And a special greeting to those proudly serving in the military who can't make it home.;)


The whole affair is kind of boring after the meal.
That's what alcohol's for. :D

Slicker
11-23-2005, 09:13 PM
JBF, don't go gettin' jealous but yours truly is having TWO Thanksgivings on TWO seperate days. I'm having the regular Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow with a friend at her sisters then on Friday my room mate is cooking Thanksgiving dinner because her husband works tomorrow.

BTW, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Kidhuman
11-23-2005, 10:19 PM
Turkey and pie and stuffing and leftovers, damn good holiday.

bobafrett
11-23-2005, 11:43 PM
Even though the pictures of a Turkey, (and my mom) were from Christmas in 1996, I thought I would share them here. Most of you know that my mom passed away in May. When I saw this thread though, it reminded me of the time my mom, God rest her soul, did the "Turkey song & dance" and I managed to get it on film. I wish I could remember the lyrics, but my mom has her arm up in the Turkey, and you can kinda see her singing before setting the Turkey into the pan for cooking!

UKWildcat
11-24-2005, 02:48 AM
Those are some really good pictures! Looks like she is having a really good time!

God bless your mother!

Slicker
11-24-2005, 05:55 AM
Those are some great pics Frett. Hope everything goes well with you today without your mother there.:cry:

I saw this over on RS and figured I should post it.

Carvin' the Turkey. (http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2005/SWThanksgiving.jpg)

Kidhuman
11-24-2005, 10:48 AM
That is a sweet pic.

JimJamBonds
11-28-2005, 01:19 PM
Awesome, just change the title and its good to go for Christmas. :D