Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving.

I heart Thanksgiving.  Easily my favorite holiday. What's not to love?
-Food. Good.
-Football. Good.
-Naps. Effing awesome.
-Food again. Good.

Thanksgiving is basically just like every other day for me, except that the entire nation is in on it. So I kind of feel like I'm on to something with my life plan when I hear how much everyone else enjoys the holiday. "It's just eating, and drinking, and laying around! It's great!"

Yes. And if you plan accordingly, every day can be like that.

My family is rolling into town today and I'm stoked! This will be the first official family Thanksgiving that I've hosted.  Wine will help.  

We have a tradition every year of naming the turkey and then talking to it throughout the morning as it cooks. It's pretty messed up if you think about it. But we've been doing it since I was a little kid, so there's no turning back now.  We've never really come up with anything better than "Kimmy Gobbler" but because it's Thanksgiving at my place, I feel it's my duty to give the bird a new name.  No ideas yet, but I still have a day to think about it. 

Enjoy the holiday.


MFB said...

I looked up the Latin, caaaaause I'm a nerd, and it's:

Meleagris gallopavo

so... do your wors. melly gallops?

OR, consider these vintage lyrics:

Istanbul was Constantinople
Now it's Istanbul,
not Constantinople
Been a long time gone, Constantinople,
Why did Constantinople get the works?
That's nobody's business but the Turk...eys maybe Constance?

Drinks Saturday! yay!

Jess said...

Oh geez.
Really really funny.

Meleagris Gallopavo is actually a great name though, no?

- I'm Meleagris Gallapavo. Pleasure to meet you.
-Checking in. It should be under Meleagris Gallopavo.
-I don't believe you've met my wife, Meleagris Gallopavo.

I could keep going. Should I?
-Excuse me, are you Meleagris Gallopavo?
-No, but I get that all the time. My name is Nancy.

Stop now?
Probably should.
But I won't.

-Doctor Gallopavo. Paging Doctor Meleagris Gallopavo.

This is too much fun.

I'm probably drunk. Happy turkey day to you and your fam! I'll call you about this weekend.

Anonymous said...

hi jess been meaning to write you - on your blog every week or so most blogs make me want to shoot myself but i really like yours. hope you had fun naming/cooking/talking to the turkey today
chantel (sabrina's friend)