Category: November

My attempts at 500 words or more on Thanksgiving

Nov 30

Last Blog of the Month

Well it is the end of the first month of my thematic experiment. I know I should be a viking and try to squeeze out another 500 words about Thanksgiving but I am not. I could do it if I tried; I know I could, but I am not going to do it. I did …

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Nov 27

Black Friday

People are insane I mean really flipping crazy One of my friends posted that he was out at 3 am waiting in the cold to buy a cheap laptop. I hope Angela knows that she has a good man there. He may be stinky, a little loud and crass, and not quite housebroken, but any …

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Nov 25

What I am thankful for

Or “For what I am thankful” for you grammar nazis out there. Oddly enough today I am thankful that my website was down this morning. Here is why: This morning I was not thankful. I was grumpy and unhappy and I had nothing positive to say. I had little sleep for reason I was not …

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Nov 23

Why I would fail at Thanksgiving.

I know I am almost 30. I get that. I know it means that I should have more of an idea of what a grown up woman does, but I am single and childless and I do zero entertaining. I go to other people’s houses for gatherings. Now, in my defense, when I go over …

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Nov 20

Woah Turkey is Srs Bsns (Serious Business)

So last night I was lacking inspiration for today’s blog when I decided to google “turkey recipes” (yes, I did just use the proper noun Google as a verb; Dr. Logan taught me that it is called verbing and it is ruining our language but I like it) and clicked on www.allrecipes.com. I had no …

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Nov 18

You Learn Something New Everyday

Once again I did some research for today’s blog and learned some interesting stuff. I get the feeling I am the only person who did not know this stuff.  I got my information for today’s blog from two sites: http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/History/BiographyTisquantum.php, a short and concise entry on “Squanto,” and http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/squanto.html?c=y&page=1, a fascinating article by Charles C. …

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Nov 17

The Pilgrims

I was doing a little bit of research to augment my knowledge of our favorite residents of Plymouth Rock and I found out something that I found fascinating. They thought the Puritans were too liberal.  What kind of person looks at a Puritan and thinks  they are not taking the whole holy thing far enough.  …

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Nov 17

Crappy Blog Post because I wanted to go play Star Wars tabletop rpg

elcome back to another adventure into Thanksgiving past. Next week I am going to write something other than my family memories, well maybe. I am going to share one of the more interesting memories for me personally. It was my first Thanksgiving in college and my family decided to stay in Oklahoma for the holiday. …

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Nov 17

Unsalted Butter

A tale of a Thanksgiving roughly eight years ago: My sister got married in 2000 and with that my mom and I stopped going down to Louisiana for some strange reason. It does not actually make much sense but not much in my family does. Two years later, my parents and I went to Dallas …

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Nov 17

Thanksgiving at the State Pen

For several years of my early teenage years my aunt and her family and my grandparents worked at Louisiana State Penitentiary and lived on the grounds. The girls in my family would drive down and spend Thanksgiving at the state pen. It was more awesome than you would ever guess. As you could imagine the …

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