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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:59 PM
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Ok..'Fess up...Who is spending Thanksgiving Day alone?

besides me?
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:10 PM
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1. Yo! Not ashamed. Lotsa dead people. Kid will be with friends. If I'm feeling well, I'm content.
Too broke and frail to go out and do what I used to do. See you here?
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:57 PM
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7. Yes, see you here, freshw.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:02 PM
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8. Thanks. So we won't really be home alone, LOL!
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:49 PM
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22. Right, You, Me, and Penelope Poodle!!!
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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:17 PM
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2. Me, happily!
Cooking some corned beef, drinking some vino and watching football!



:hi:
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:04 PM
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3. I have some left over spagetti...
It will have to do...I can't be bothered to fight the crowds at the grocery store..
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:23 PM
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14. Got some good music or videos to watch, maybe do a little walking, etc.?
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:09 PM
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4. Me
Going to Luby's for turkey day, then heading out to the movies (cinemark has a great coupon this week). I was going to make something at home, but decided I didn't want to do dishes. :)

dg
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:04 PM
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9. Oh, wow. I wish they had Luby's here. The only place to eat other than Mickey D's is 20 miles away.
I really miss Luby's fresh cooked vegetables.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:12 PM
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10. Well, it's not the same as it used to be
they changed the recipe for their awesome chocolate icebox pie & it's never been the same since. :cry:

Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving!!

dg
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:14 PM
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11. Thanks. They used to have a good salad bar, too. Have a great one and drive safe!
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 11:57 AM
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47. I WISH I was
got roped into eating with ex-boyfriend at his parents' house - I think he just needs me to be a buffer between them :D
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:22 PM
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5. I am.
Taking a nice drive to the farm to check on it, then drive around the Hill Country.

I have a new camera I want to try out.

I will visit a few friends in Austin on Saturday.

I will be frying a turkey for them.

They work on holidays so Thanksgiving will be on Saturday.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:21 PM
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12. Sounds good. Haven't been to Austin much since going to meet with the AFS re the Vietnam war.
Also went there and met with Ann Richards and worked on her campaign with my union. It was a great place for vegetarian food but I know it's grown tremendously. Last time I was down that way I went from Houston to New Mexico and back. Every time I've flown back I'm just amazed at the changes. The prosperity in many places, the increase in highways, and particularly I did enjoy see the many electric generating windmills and other changes in the rural areas. Have a safe and relaxing scenic tour.
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:31 PM
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16. That is what I am going to do, just drive the Farm to Markets roads.
I really haven't had time to use my new camera, a digital SLR.

Houston is always changing, not always for the best.

I need a road trip it clear my mind, just mess around.

Hope it rains again so the animals can go back to the farm.

Going to be strange seeing a empty farm house and barn.

Houston is green but the hill country is still dry.

I am heading out early tomorrow.

Have a great holiday freshwest.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:06 PM
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25. It took me six months to figure that out when I was in San Antonio, and then
it just made sense! Farm to Market. D'oh. That's what the FM roads are!!

:think:
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:16 PM
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26. I used to live out on an FM. It was so far out, it was almost never used, but it was well paved.
It was the kind of area where they make the joke about not using your turn light because everyone knows where you're going. Out there, everyone waved at anyone coming down the road, as if was a great thing. A real wave, you know, with all the fingers, not just one. I miss that kind of friendly interaction between strangers.
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:56 PM
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36. My Grandparents lived on a road like that.
I was always carefull driving when I was 12 and 13 years old.

Everyone knew me and whose truck I was in.

It is a nice way to just drive and kind of get lost.
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:53 PM
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34. Nice driving.
I am looking for old barns and things to take pictures off.

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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:55 PM
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6. I am, with neighbor's dog;
Day After, having daughters and their guys over.
Be OK, ok?

:hi:
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:21 PM
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13. Only if the cat doesn't count .
I'll go to the annual "Turkey Ride" at my gym, but after that, it's me and the fur ball.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:33 PM
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17. The cat counts! Everyone counts!
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:31 PM
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15. I intend to be home alone!
Hi all!


:hi:

:grouphug:
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:36 PM
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18. If you actually live in NYC, how can you really be alone? Just sayin'..
I live in an multistory apartment building. The definition of not being alone, ha ha!! Nice neighbors and interesting street sounds around here though. Plenty of neon lights down on the street and lots of birds greeting the day in the morning.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:43 PM
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20. Ah, no longer in NYC.... BUT my favorite T-Day was w/ a Puerto Rican family in the Lower East Side
Years ago, I was a student, the whole family worked at Katz's Deli on Houston and they were on different shifts.

Maximo was the dad.

I loved that they invited me knowing that I didn't have a place to be.

:grouphug:

:hi:
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dimbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:43 PM
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19. Rather than spend hours cooking a turkey, I filled in with a precooked turkey breast.
Stovetop stuffing, canned gravy, beverage, fresh sliced French bread. I slaved over that meal nearly 15 minutes.

And truth to tell, it was excellent.

You figure things out living alone.
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:58 PM
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24. Sounds good to me.
Yum.
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:44 PM
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21. Also, who wishes they were spending Thanksgiving Day alone?
Turkey, stuffing & pie is a lot of work, not to mention vacuuming & dishes the day before. Am too tired for company.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:39 PM
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29. It is a lot of work and frankly I stress out about the whole thing!!
I love my family and everything.....I really do....but I will be up all night cleaning bathrooms and etc. For regular friends it's one thing but my mom and my aunt and my sister.....I LOVE THEM BUT....they always find some "suggestion" on how I could clean something differently or better, or cook something better.
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:46 PM
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30. That would drive me nuts
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:51 PM
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32. What is weird is most people think I'm a neat freak
EXCEPT FOR THEM! They'll be like....."do you know what would work great on the hard water stains on your bathtub faucet?"
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:08 PM
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37. Hmm, I don't know...
A water softener? Don't have one myself, but nobody's been on my tail about it, so far, that is.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:51 PM
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33. ooops sorry dupe nt
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 09:51 PM by K8-EEE
EXCEPT FOR THEM! They'll be like....."do you know what would work great on the hard water stains on your bathtub faucet?"
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:54 PM
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35. You would hate it if I came..
I'm a great suggestion-giver, no offense..

Opposite with my grown kids - they don't know a better way, or any way, and they have no idea of how much work goes into just breaded chicken or mashed potatoes (boxed flakes easier)...

Reminds me...my grandson (7) was over one summer day and I was cleaning corn on the cob and he wanted to help, and he did. He pulled the leaves off and then put them all in a plastic bag for the garbage and helped me load them into boiling water once it started (on a chair)...

He at one point said, "Gramma, isn't it easier to open a can of corn?"

That's the kind of company I get - even the grownups say it's easier to open a can or put some frozen thing in the microwave...

We are both under-appreciated from 2 opposites..

Have a great day tomorrow, and that's not a suggestion. It's an order.

Love..
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:50 PM
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23. Me
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:25 PM
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27. Aye
I'll probably open a can of soup for my "big meal". Watch a movie or two in the evening. Ride my bike, of course. And work on my photo/video of Cape Town.

I'm content with it. No worries.

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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:35 PM
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28. There are not too many folks here more qualified than I to attest to the fact that...
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... if you are a part of this forum, the ONLY reason you
would be alone is if you WISHED to be so.
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:grouphug:
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:48 PM
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31. I like to be alone.
I am over big gatherings.

A few friends will do me now.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:54 PM
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38. me. well, not totally alone. got my bestest buddy Jet w/ me
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:56 PM
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39. And loving it. nt
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:24 AM
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40. Me
Now have to get my posterior in gear and go do my laundry. Hope the Laundromat is open.
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:40 AM
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41. If nobody enjoys Thanksgiving, why do we have it?
Oh, I forgot. Our merchants want us to show gratitude to our Creator. But instead we feel resentment because of the work, the cost and spending the day with our family. Or spending the day alone feeling unloved. . . Sort of reminds me of Christmas.
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:15 AM
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43. Me and My dog
I'm cool with that.

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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 11:55 AM
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46. Some people enjoy Thanksgiving to catch up with friends and family. It's not B & W.
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:14 AM
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42. Paul's at work but I'm hardly alone! ;)
I have 4 dogs and 4 cats that require constant love and affection. Or at least a comfy place to sleep.
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 11:48 AM
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44. not alone completely
there will be random customers I am sure.
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 11:48 AM
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45. not alone completely
there will be random customers I am sure.
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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:29 PM
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48. Just me and Inspector Morse all day
thanks to my PBS station.
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 01:41 PM
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50. I love Inspector Morse...thanks for the tip
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:30 PM
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49. Just as well...looks like I'm coming down with a cold...isolation is good
I hate being around sick people, or being sick around people..
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 01:54 PM
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51. Thankfully, we are spending the day to ourselves.
I have not done family holidays since...gee.....1983.
As in NO November/December holidays, no turkey, no tree, nada.
by choice.

All this week we had a crew of guys over, every day, to turn a small forest into clear dirt.


So today..it is sunny, it is quiet, and I am cooking home made sweet and sour chicken
and watching movies from a huge stack that a dear friend has sent me.
Even the dog is quiet today.

Sunshine and peace and quiet...perfect holiday.

Oh, if you have not done so, go see what Google has put up for us to play with on the home page.
I have been clicking on various parts of it for the last 15 minutes.

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IcyPeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 05:26 PM
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52. two words...
Twilight Zone Marathon
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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:52 PM
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53. I didn't want to celebrate this year.
I don't have the person Thanksgiving was about anymore and I could care less about it now. Actually, the holidays only cause grief this year because it was only a few months ago. I do not know if I really liked the holidays in the first place, to tell you the truth. I was not sure exactly what I was going to do, but I sat home quietly in my chair, trying not to think about all the things that made me cry all week, so I wouldn't have to cry today.

Trying to be around other people today would have just been hard work and no fun, nothing against other people, mind you.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:44 PM
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54. Myself, as much as possible. Had a burrito, had a nap, soon time for my after-nap...nap.
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