Mine will be spent with a frozen dinner, a desperate deadline, and maybe a DVD — if I’m lucky.

May yours be more exciting.

12 Responses to “Thanksgiving”

  1. Starocotes Says:

    Even if I have nothing to do with this very strange custom (at least to a german): “Happy Thanksgiving to you Steve and everybody who read’s this blog.”

  2. gordon Says:

    Thaw it out first….

  3. Bart Lidofsky Says:

    May the desparate deadline result in enough money that you can get your next Thanksgiving catered, or enough friends that you will have to turn down invitations.

  4. Stephen Payne Says:

    Mine was spent running in the local park (stupid pebbles in my shoes), getting the house cleaned for guests, herding the dogs and munching on a family confection that we delightfully call “the pink stuff” (it involves cottage cheese, strawberry Jell-O, pineapple and Cool Whip. Yum!)

    My father seems content to watch football all day long, but come this evening, my mom’s kicking him out of his chair for “Gray’s Anatomy.”

    Joy and glee!

  5. Fred Chamberlain Says:

    Hah! I’ve got all of you beat. Mine consisted of my brother having major surgury yesterday afternoon and the chaos that has followed since….. though I was able to enjoy some good stuffing and pecan pie.

  6. L0N Says:

    I spent mine working doing the security guard thing so mine was pretty bland as well.

  7. mister_pj Says:

    Steve, the problem with any kind of “event day” is the pressure to have the picture perfect, storybook experience and if not examining why. Yes, certainly I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving but, more than that I wish you a good day. Hope you’re feeling better, that your spirit soars, that the words flow from your fingertips with ease and the frozen dinner manages to just hit the spot.

  8. J. Alexander Says:

    Me. I spent away from my Parents, Uncle and Brother who are in Las Vegas, eating out at great restaurants while I am stuck here in California dealing with stomach pains.

  9. Jennifer Says:

    Yo Steve: Yes, mine was way more exciting. After being “abused” by my ex-boyfriend, I feel like “payback.” Not only did I lend him my UAV (urban assault vehicle,) well, now I’m debating calling animal control to report abuse. We’ll see. Hope to talk to you on my cell later today.

  10. gordon Says:

    Since we’ve had no comment on deadlines or frozen dinners… did you make the deadline and did you just suck it frozen?

  11. Alex Krislov Says:

    Ouch. I spent Thanksgiving with my siblings and our kids, as usual. If it’s any consolation, when we got back tonight, we were greeted with a message from the hospital, telling us that my latest hospital visit was being challenged by the insurance company. Anybody got $21 grand handy?

  12. Edward M. Toomey Says:


    If you enjoy the radio show (still going strong on Public Radio), you’ll enjoy Robert Altman’s last film, ” A Prairie Home Companion,” now on DVD. I know I did over the Thanksgiving break.