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Old 11-11-2007, 09:33 PM   #21
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I didn't know you weren't supposed to use water- and air-tight suture technique.
Did you know that turkeys can explode?
Yeah, but the suture line remained intact, right?
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:42 PM   #22
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I always liked Thanksgiving until the year my MIL asked me to stuff the turkey and sew it up for the oven.

I didn't know you weren't supposed to use water- and air-tight suture technique.

Did you know that turkeys can explode?

Yes , I exploded the first turkey I ever cooked !
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:11 AM   #23
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We are going on vacation Thanksgiving week .This will be the first time I haven't cooked the T day special in many years . I really like the smell of turkey cooking while Macy's parade is on . Plus the best part is the leftovers.

Literally the exact opposite here. DW and I will cook a turkey for the very first time this Thanksgiving, and my parents and siblings (all of whom live out of state) are coming here.

It will be the first time in 12 years I've spent Turkey day in the US.
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Groundhog Day is the only true holiday. All of the others are just commercialized inconveniences.
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I always liked Thanksgiving until the year my MIL asked me to stuff the turkey and sew it up for the oven.

I didn't know you weren't supposed to use water- and air-tight suture technique.

Did you know that turkeys can explode?
D@rn It is going to be really hard to get my morning cranberry juice off the keyboard desk ect, but it was a great morning laugh
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I enjoy the holidays, perhaps because we do a good job of avoiding the consumerism and family stuff. It's so nice and cozy here with rain outside, a warm fire inside and (later) a small 3-4 foot Christmas tree. We don't do any shopping at regular stores. We've already made orange-pineapple marmalade and apple butter for presents, and ordered books through PaperBackSwap.com.

We'll spend Thanksgiving with some friends and their family. Last year it was fun to watch their family "discussions" from the outside.

We'll spend a max of 1.2 days with family for Christmas, and avoid the consumer-oriented branch.
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I like Thanksgiving because it's a non-religious holiday. We have it here at lunchtime because my Dad doesn't drive after dark anymore. Hubby cooks for Thanksgiving and we keep it fairly simple, your basic T-day dishes.



Yep, I just grit my teeth and hang on until New Years. And like Nords, I don't go into stores between Thanksgiving and Christmas, except for groceries. I think I was the first Internet-only shopper out of both of our families.

The worst is that my "soft-rock" radio station goes to all Christmas music after Thanksgiving. So I email them to say that I know a lot of people love that you do this but I'll be listening elsewhere until January.
Thanksgiving is non religious? Who is everybody giving thanks to?
Nevertheless, I'm with you for the most part.
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