Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Your Turn

So, for the US tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Canada had theirs last month when we celebrated Columbus Day. Well at least the courthouses and banks and the postal workers celebrated Columbus Day, the rest of us worked. Australia has theirs in like March I think and the UK in September? I love food holidays. Anyway, despite what country you live in or if you celebrated already, you can certainly say something you are thankful for OR I also love a good Thanksgiving story or an awful one or really any story. Heck, you can quote scenes from Home For The Holidays if you want. I saw that Pieces Of April is now on Hulu so you can watch it for free. For those of you outside the US, download it using your favorite umm, program. Yeah, a program. It's KHBTC when she was normal and not Xenu-fied. Of course Planes Trains And Automobiles is great also. I think there is a horror movie that takes place at Thanksgiving also.


mygeorgie said...

Planes/Trains-Never get tired of that delishousness that is John Candy!

My first time hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the in-laws I cooked the bird with all the plastic & yucky shit inside. Snotty father-in-law did the carving :/

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Americans! And happy shopping you lucky bastards, we don't have anything like Black friday in Canada :(

empyrios said...

i'm thankful for: family, friends, seeing my charitable donations make a difference, chocolate and all it's related products, thin crust pizza, free online streaming of video and tv, online banking, a great healthcare system, red wine, sex toys and my better half (which incidentally go together)and countless other things that make my life so happy...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone :)

juicy said...

I am thankful that i still have a full-time job, my benefits have not been cut, and my employer still contributes to my 401k. SO THANKFUL. Also, i am very thankful that it looks like my mortgage loan-mod is going to go through. YAY. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Linnea said...

Besides all those obvious things, I am happy I dont have to sit through a thanksgiving meal at the inlaws pretending i like the food! Nothing on that thanksgiving table really suits me. :)

empyrios said...

...oh i'm also thankful for CDAN. i'd go crazy sitting at my computer if i didn't have this!

Genesis said...

We stopped celebrating holidays when my parents divorced 9 yrs ago BUT I'd rather have me some chicken and potato salad while watching a movie any day. And ugh I saw pieces of april last week,


I wanted to choke that mother and slap that goodie two shoes sister.

RocketQueen said...

Oops - I put my wishes to all the Yanks in another post, so here it is again (abridged) - happy thanksgiving! And to quote Springer: Be kind to one another, and yourself. ;)

IrishGossip said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating!! (I have no idea what the holiday is about... hi-ho hi-ho, of to wiki i go)

ItsJustMe said...

I am thankful that I finally got the nerve to quit my abusive/toxic job two weeks ago. Things are uncertain, but I feel light years better already and the future is bright.

I am thankful for my beautiful, smart, funny son who is the true joy of my life.

I am thankful for my family and friends, for their support and love.

And, lastly, I am thankful for CDAN for allowing me a forum to get my damn snark on!

chihuahuense said...

I am thankful that I have a happy healthy family. I am thankful that we are safe and we have a home and we love each other and show it often.

Thank you CDAN family, too, for all the laughs. I swear, you are about the funniest bunch of people ever.

warmislandsun said...

I am Aunt Glady.

West End Girl said...

I don't think the UK has an equivalent day to Thanksgiving but we do have a fair few ex-pats over so the US restaurants will be showing NFL and serving turkey probably.

That said, I will hop on this train and say, like NotSoAnonMom, I'm incredibly thankful for quitting my toxic job and even being poor over Christmas just isn't worth the grief for me.

Hope you all have a good one!

Unknown said...

I'm thankful to be spending the holiday with the love of my life. This will be his first Thanksgiving home in two years following a fifteen month long deployment in Iraq.

West End Girl said...

Oh and this place/Enty.

Karmen said...

I'm thankful for my family (the people I do like), my friends, my health, and CDAN and Dlisted!

Thanks to all the non-Americans wishing us a Happy Thanksgiving!

Black Friday this year makes me nervous. Let's hope people spend money lots of money, but don't kill each other doing so.

Beth said...

I'm thankful for my family, my friends, good health, a job, food on the table, clothing, a warm home with a roof over my head and freedom. There are so many who are going hungry, who have no home, who can't afford clothes and who live in places in this world where there is no such thing as freedom. No matter what your political opinions are and no matter what you think of the US, the freedom we enjoy is very special. Nothing is perfect, but I consider myself to be extremely fortunate. It's important to remember those who don't have all these blessings and help them all year round - not just at holiday-time.

TinselSass said...

Giving thanks for the CDaN community for bringing smart laughs, knowing nods, shared cringes and bright moments to this dark year.

And for the Web for its ability to deliver art and beauty to my desktop. From VeryShortList this morning, a most incredible photographer, Andrew Zuckerman. Allow yourself the moment to check out


Cheers to Enty!

southernbelle said...

I am thankful for a lot! Just found out I am pregnant after trying for over a year. I am thankful for my family's health and the love we have for each other. I am thankful the farm is still operating even in this bleak economy.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Enjoy your day off and to all those non US, hope you have a great Thursday!

Cheryl said...

Happy Happy Joy Joy Everybody!

Having an early dinner tomorrow with the husband and kids then we are headed to a dessert potluck with a bunch of us Austin transplants with no extended family in town.

Lolita Breckenridge said...

I'm thankful that TinselSass said it more eloquently than me: Giving thanks for the CDaN community for bringing smart laughs, knowing nods, shared cringes and bright moments to this dark year.

Also, I'm thankful for my son, the medical professionals who helped get him to me and keep him here, and I'm thankful that the road to Santa Fe should be snow-free tomorrow through Saturday.

Karmen said...

Oh, forgot to mention one of the coolest Thanksgiving memories has to be the one this year. My mom is heading to NYC for Thanksgiving, so my sister and I decided to have Thanksgiving the weekend before.

Unfortunately, my mom had pneumonia, and wasn't feeling well enough to bust out her awesome Thanksgiving dinner. Since my sister and I have no culinary skills, we decided to pick up some chicken from KFC.


Sinjin said...

Tinselsass expressed it best. I'm thankful for my family, my great job, the new friend I made this year, my Pommie who loves me. I'm really thankful for Enty, Michael K, and Farmville on facebook who fill up my downtime :-)

Have a Happy Thanksgiving ya'll!
Lisa (O)

Anonymous said...

i'm thankful for my girlfriend and that of all the girls in the world, she picked me.

i'm thankful for my dog and how he allows me to have a small section upon my bed to sleep at night.

i'm thankful for my family that has only gotten closer in this very trying year.

i'm thankful for me. simply because, without me where would i be???????

Ms Cool said...

I love Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

I'm very thankful that I have my family and we are all healthy and for my two very good friends. My son and I both had heart echos last week for different reasons but our results were good and for that I am super grateful. I love my husband, little boy, home, and my cats.

I am thankful for my therapist. She has really helped me this past year.

Happy Thanksgiving. This site brightens my day.

P.S. Congrats southernbelle

Merlin D. Bear said...

I'm thankful for my self-made family, the fact that I'm employed, the fact that I finally got to meet my great-niece Andrea *and* cook for her, the fact that CDAN exists and Enty hasn't gone completely off the deep end trying to maintain what amounts to one of the best blogs out there.
And I'm also thankful that even though I know it's a big ole no-no, I can still have more coffee than is realistically good for me.
(Sorry Dr. Springer - I'm a caffiene addict and you know it. Smack me at my next appt)

Above all else, Happy Thanksgiving to one and all, and a special bacon wrapped T-Day wish for you, Enty. Thanks again for all you do.

HeyThere said...

Congratulations, southernbelle!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Sporky said...

I'm thankful for my job, my great home, and my two cute little bratty cats. <3

I'm very thankful to for my man because he shows me every day how much he really, really loves me for me, and whom I'm very proud to finally be marrying this Saturday, after seven years together. YAY! I'm also incredibly thankful for those friends and family that are trekking from L.A. and Denver to Vegas to join in celebrating our happiest day with us. I love them all dearly. <3 <3

And last but not least, I'm so thankful for Enty and CDaN, and all you readers; you guys such are an awesome, hilarious bunch. XOXOX

Sporky said...

Oh yes, southern belle! Congrats on the impending arrival of your little bundle of joy! :)))

ballyhoo. said...

i am thankful that i got to spend the summer being a full time parent to my bb before she started kindergarten (i'm a single parent and usually working full time), for my brand new healthy niece, and for triple grande mochas.

and my best Thanksgiving - the year my sister and i decided not to go home from college for the holiday and instead we cooked an entire spread ourselves in our tiny apartment. a random bunch of friends who also stayed in town came over and we had one of the best days ever stuffing ourselves and drinking wine. i think it was the most drama free thanksgiving we had ever had.

Green Wave Gal said...

I'm thankful for:

-The fact that the 2 tumors removed from my breasts were benign.

-Enty and all the real-life and on-line friends I've made here who were (and continue to be) so supportive.

-the fact that my dad's health hasn't become significantly worse this year.

-my family and friends in general.

-future opportunities.

JustJenn said...

Congrats Southernbelle!!! Here's to a happy and healthy 9 months!

I am thankful for my truly wonderful, absolutely gorgeous, and hilariously funny husband. He's the bomb!

I am thankful for my awesome family and dear and true friends.

I am thankful for my job - it's not just a job - it's a family business and we're chugging along in this crap economy.

Happy Thanksgiving fellow Americans and Happy Thursday to all non-celebrators!

Karmen said...

Congrats to southernbelle! Glad to hear you're doing well, Green Wave Gal!

Lolita Breckenridge said...

I forgot to add: I'm thankful to - because we won a contest from them earlier this year. A $5000 trip to anywhere in the world. We picked France, in May 2010. I still can't believe we won.

Also, southernbelle & sporky, congratulations! ! !

Here's hoping 2010 is a renaissance of awesomeness for everyone.

Maja With a J said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!

selenakyle said...

Same to y'all up there, Harriett!

I'm thankful for the love of my good husband and our life together.

Also for the roof, indoor plumbing and heat.

And above all, for not taking a dirt nap right now.

Melissa said...

My funniest Thanksgiving memory happened when I'd been married about six years. My niece had just gotten married that year. We were all at my mom's house and were busy each preparing different dishes. My husband came into the kitchen and walked up and grabbed two handfuls of ASS bending over the kitchen island! MY NIECE, jumped about three feet up and my husband stumbled backwards letting out a wail realizing just then that I was sitting at the kitchen table and NOT bending over the counter. He turned purple, and his six feet four inches shrunk to half his size. My niece was just stunned and my mother literally threw herself on the floor laughing until she couldn't breathe. Later, my niece's husband was trying to carve a deep fried turkey and it slipped and FLEW into a sink full of soapy water. Once again, mom lost all control of herself and ended up on the floor. It was a Thanksgiving to remember. Ah, good times.

I can guarantee that tomorrow each of these incidents will be brought up at least once just as they have for the past 12 years, to much laughter and ribbing. Also remembered will be the stories of my mother, who just about broke a hip that year with all of her laughing and rolling on the floor. Rest in peace, Mama. Your sick sense of humor is alive and well in all of your girls!

Green Wave Gal said...

Thanks Karmen!

One of the best Thanksgiving memories: My grandparents decided to make their annual trip to Florida for the winter right BEFORE Thanksgiving. My mom and my aunt were pissed so both families decided to go to the Bahamas for Turkey Day instead! They had surprisingly inexpensive package deals at one of those all-inclusive places. I was 16. It was SO much fun! :)

Soph said...

No, we don't have any kind of Thanksgiving or equivalent here in the U.K. so I don't really know what it is. But happy Thanksgiving anyway. It seems like fun!

WednesdayFriday said...

I am thankful for my wonderful husband, as we celebrate our first Thanksgiving together as a married couple. I am also thankful that I am 24, and I am a homeowner! I am thankful that I have a full time job with benefits. Even if I am constantly looking for a new job so that I can use the degree I spent years in school trying to obtain, I am happy just making a living and ringing up your groceries.

I am also thankful for my wonderful 90 year old Grandma. I sense this will be her last Thanksgiving, and I just want to spend as much time with her as I can. She is my hero.

Anonymous said...

Michelle, glad that you made it home safe and sound. Thanks.

I am thankful for every friggin' thing in my life. Even the occasional bad stuff.

Most of all, after a year of ups and downs I'm glad my fella picked up his new Harley yesterday that he won in a charity raffle that I filled-out the entries for! He deserves it.

Anonymous said...

Like the UK, Australia doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving, Enty. Best wishes to everyone! Enjoy yourselves!

Pookie said...

omg, congrats southernbelle and sporky! what great news from the two of you.

wow. they say rain symbolizes blessing. if that's the case, then i am absolutely touching the hand of the divine right now. how apropos. my tropical paradise of a city is under absolute deluge, and while i want nothing more than to be at home tucked into bed, i look out at the city skyline and recognize how fortunate i am to have this life i've chosen, to have my health, and to have extraordinary people in my life. my heart longs for loved ones no longer here, but rejoices at those that are. there's so much to be thankful for, i'm almost scared of taking something or someone for granted. that includes you, cdan family. you brighten my day, you make me laugh and you make me cry. i wouldn't have it any other way. happy thanksgiving.

bramblewitch said...

I'm thankful for ENTY and all of you amazing people who can guess the blinds that I just like to read for entertainment!

I am also thankful for my crazy husband of 24 years who literally saved my life 5 years ago and who puts up with me, and seems to really love me.

I am thankful that I still have a job and can afford to live in my home,

and i'm thankful that I get to have a vegetarian Thanksgiving (again), because it means a lot to me to keep it veg, especially on Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my husband and children. They are all healthy and my husband made it through another military deployment. For my faith, and for Godiva chocolate.
For all of the men and women serving our country-thank you and to the ones you love waiting for you back home-thanks to them too.

Elizabeth Peregrina said...

i'm thankful for my new daughter. i love thanksgiving but since becoming a vegetarian, it has changed and i now look forward to all the side dishes...yummmmmerz!

sprinkles said...

Happy Thanxgiving everyone.

My worst Thanksgiving was the year my sister-in-law decided to tell the family that she hated us all. Oh yeah...good times!

I'm thankful for being able to pay my mortgage for at least another month while I continue to look for work, my family, my friends, my pets, my health, CDAN and so much more!

WednesdayFriday said...

Michelle, enjoy your Thanksgiving. I am forever grateful for his (and all the military's) service to our country.

GreenWaveGal- *hugs*! Congrats on being cancer free!

SouthernBelle- Congrats on the baby!!!

WednesdayFriday said...
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aussiegirl said...

Australia Day is 26 January - pretty much like the 4th of July for you guys lots of bbq's and beer! We don't have thanksgiving downunder but it sounds like a nice holiday!

Anonymous said...

I am grateful for a lot of things but are too numerous to list.

I do have to say though that

Son-in-Law = Best Thanksgiving movie ever!

Wil said...

Grateful/Thankful for Monty Python, Top Gear, Absolut, Mad Men and gossip - ESPECIALLY CDAN! .. pretty lame I admit - NOT the CDAN part! .. but right now there is very little in my life that is keeping me here .. so for the time being .. these little things are it.

Happy Thanksgiving CDAN!! I hope you have a wonderful Turkey Day!!

And Sprinkles .. if you see this .. my heart is with you. I hope like hell you find work soon and can save yourself the heartbreaking situation! Crossing my fingers and toes for you!

Anonymous said...

i have to admit that i like Son-In-Law. i dunno why but it always makes me laugh.

i wonder if i should get that checked out....

Lisa (not original) said...

I'm thankful that my Christmas shopping is done with everything wrapped and ready to go under the tree on Friday. Probably seems like a dumb think to be thankful for, but I'd go completely insane if I had to walk into a store in the next month. :)

Our Thanksgiving tradition has been ham on Thursday and turkey on Friday, since I always start defrosting the bird too late. I'll be especially thankful if the damn thing can go in the roaster on time. lol

Most of all, I'm thankful that I have the luxury to stress about trivial instead of having to worry about something serious.

Happy Thanksgiving all! Hugs and kisses.

Anonymous said...

i love that someone is greatful for Monty Python. that's awesomeness in it's full definition right there!

@ Lisa(original) i don't think it's dumb to be thankful for that. like you said, you're lucky to have only the small stresses. i think it's cool that you recognize that :)

Anonymous said...

^^sorry, i meant Lisa(not original)

so hard to keep up, lol

sunnyside1213 said...

Michelle, I too am grateful for our soldiers service to our country.

GreenWaveGal - cancer free! That is wonderful.

SouthernBelle - Ditto the congrats on the baby.

Sporky - I hope for blue skies on your big day.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Unknown said...

Happy Thanksgiving to Enty and everyone here at CDAN! I am a faithful lurker, extremely rare poster, but I am thankful for all of you and enjoy reading the posts and comments on a daily basis.

Now, for some humor. My funniest Thanksgiving was 11 years ago when I was about 10 days away from becoming a blushing bride and went to my future in-laws for dinner and to meet the extended family for the first time. Crazy nervous? Yes!

As we are all enjoying our feast, future husband's aunt and uncle decide it's completely appropriate to talk about how the aunt prostitutes herself to her husband for bingo money by waving a towel at him while asking, "Do you want me?" (Said aunt is OCD.) Her husband goes on to explain that she is a sex-crazed nympho and that for Christmas he was getting her a "dildoo." Pronounced just like I spelled it. They were both in their 70s at the time.

Yes, I still married him. And reproduced. Ha!

dbfreak said...

I am thankful for my life, my health, my WONDERFUL family, my truly awesome friends (both online and in real life). I am thankful that I have such a great support system that I've been able to get through the last year - one of the hardest I've ever had. I'm thankful for gossip sites - ESPECIALLY CDAN and this community of great people - you have been part of my support system helping me get through this last year.

I am thankful for my divorce (lol) and the peace that has come with it, my cats, TV shows and books that I love and the fact that I'm getting a good enough severance package that I'm not freaking out over not having a job yet after my last day at my current job, which is this upcoming Friday.

southernbelle and Sporky - congratulations!!!!! Such exciting things coming up for you!

Green Wave Gal - SO glad you've gotten good news about your health and I wish you continued good health and hope that much of your stress has lifted from you.

I could blabber on forever and ever, so...I love Enty and all of you! You guys are the best!!!


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