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  • Hey I'm gonna be in a house full of people and I'm still gonna spend the day with you farkers.  You're not alone. No matter what your day looks like, we're in this shiat together. So buckle up
  • I found out last night that Thanksgiving at my sister's house is cancelled.  I'll be having Thanksgiving dinner alone with just my dogs.
    The only good thing about that is they'll be ecstatic over whatever I give them for dinner. I don't have a turkey, so I'll probably cook up some steak and they'll be over-the-moon for it.

    They'll be better company than that dude in the linked video.
  • My family members all made plans leaving me the odd one out.   No matter.  I'm making  ham, mashed potatoes, candied yams, rolls,  and creamed corn, with pineapple upside down cake and cherry pie for dessert. Yeah, not from scratch but it works. Plenty of food to keep me stuffed for days to come.
    Going to divide my time between playing Earthbound and Super Metroid, listening to some of the new additions to my vinyl collection (lots of yacht rock and classical this time around), and seeing what trouble I can get into on the internet.  Aside of course from that guy who wants my address so he can "come and get me" and wants me to buy a burner phone for communication.
  • I lasted approximately ten seconds into that video, before I figured what it was about.

    I have the tiniest family, just my adult daughters and I.  They're off to the other side of the family's feast, as is normal.  The exes family are all bright liberal type people and will all be vaccinated, so I'm happy for them.

    One daughter visited last night, and we had a great dinner.  Meeting both daughters Saturday for another meal.  I adore them, but think they're overcompensating in making the effort to include me in the holiday.

    Today, I'm making Chex mix, will read my book, and wander about Fark, chatting with you folks.  I'm not sharing my Chex mix with you however.
  • I wish I were alone today, but I've got the next best thing -- just my wife and daughter are here, just like every other day of the week.  My wife's family is all too far away or too old to travel.
  • I just called my mom, her husband died last year on the day before his birthday, which was the day before Thanksgiving.  She wasn't home so I said "Have a great... turkey food meal."  Not always having a way with words.  She's being taken out for dinner by a hopeful gentleman who just turned 93.
  • Meh.

    The ex left me alone here in CR so that he could visit his kids in the states. Never once thought to ask me how I felt about it or if I cared to join him. I guess I'm used to it. Now that he's history, I'll be sharing with some single lady friends and a proper beautiful man who has never had a turkey dinner before. So, it should be interesting.

    As far as being grateful, I'm very grateful for my best girlfriend making this unintentionally hilarious Christmas ornament. I shall cherish it forever.

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  • 14 here this year, not quite sure of the status of one of the families (my cousin's FiL is one of *them* despite losing a relative to Covid already). Will be...interesting.
  • phenn: Meh.

    The ex left me alone here in CR so that he could visit his kids in the states. Never once thought to ask me how I felt about it or if I cared to join him. I guess I'm used to it. Now that he's history, I'll be sharing with some single lady friends and a proper beautiful man who has never had a turkey dinner before. So, it should be interesting.

    As far as being grateful, I'm very grateful for my best girlfriend making this unintentionally hilarious Christmas ornament. I shall cherish it forever.

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    Curious: did he become an "ex" by leaving, or was there some complicated relationship before that moment?
  • Billy Bathsalt: Curious: did he become an "ex" by leaving, or was there some complicated relationship before that moment?


    Oh, no. Bad relationship all around. But, he didn't spend holidays with me for a number of years. Part of me understood and part of me felt pretty shiatty about it.
  • Six of us this year, all fully vaccinated, three boosted. First big holiday without my wife's aunt, who died in July. We'll see how melancholy my wife's sister is.
  • 🎵  Allllll by myseeeeeelfffffff....  🎶

    Maybe I'll watch television. With housemate out to dinner, I'll see if I can find a NON-sports channel on there.
  • The various moving parts of my family decided that it just made a lot more sense to do dinner on Saturday. So today is just a plain old day off for me. So I think it's fine to have a beer and watch this

    Addams Family Thanksgiving
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  • I'm spending it alone and excited about it. Sure, food and small talk are nice, a mix of pleasantries and bottled up resentments and anxiety if 'x' shows up and makes a scene is part of the cost of gathering, plus two weeks of waiting to see if you have covid symptoms. Having to sneak away to the back bedroom TV to get a score update on the games cuz the living room TV has to be on the Parade or Dog show because it's a more neutral topic, also part of the cost.

    But being alone, all I'm missing is the food which is a big deal. I come from a family of pretty good cooks. All the family I intended to see can now be done in a few festive phone calls and the occasional surprise 'x' wants to say hey moment. And I can watch all of the games uninterrupted (relatively speaking) in my pajamas and eat and think in peace without the stress of forgetting cousins names, that so and so got divorced, or the inevitable politics talk that will segregate the room.

    I am thankful for a peaceful quiet solitary holiday experience.
  • Imaginativescreenname: My family members all made plans leaving me the odd one out.   No matter.  I'm making  ham, mashed potatoes, candied yams, rolls,  and creamed corn, with pineapple upside down cake and cherry pie for dessert. Yeah, not from scratch but it works. Plenty of food to keep me stuffed for days to come.
    Going to divide my time between playing Earthbound and Super Metroid, listening to some of the new additions to my vinyl collection (lots of yacht rock and classical this time around), and seeing what trouble I can get into on the internet.  Aside of course from that guy who wants my address so he can "come and get me" and wants me to buy a burner phone for communication.


    That went from sad to awesome to dark.

    What a rollercoaster.
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