Happy Thanksgiving

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Luke, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'd like to wish a happy Thanksgiving to all of our American members (and anyone else who is in the spirit of being thankful for all we have).

    Feel free to share a few shots of your day here....quiet shots of nature, gatherings of family and friends, or the bounty of your feast.

    Now I need to clean the house and get ready for guests.
     
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  2. tonyturley

    tonyturley SC All-Pro

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Tony
    Happy Thanksgiving to you as well, Luke. And what is this "cleaning house" of which you speak? :D (The best part about going elsewhere for dinner!)
     
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke

    I dislike it AND I'm not great at it. But it's a fair trade-off to not be stuck in the kitchen peeling potatoes.... another chore at which I do not excel.
     
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  4. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Back at you, Luke. We feasted at my daughter and son-in-law’s apartment in Arlington. We helped cook but they handled the clean up while we drove the 175 mile trip back home.
     
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Oh man, I'd much rather drive for 3 hours. Our house looks like a bomb covered in food exploded. I don't know how people have children and survive.

    And no photos from me today, but I saved an Olympus from a curious 3 year old, and jumped up just in time before a 1 year old turned the volume knob on the stereo from 3 to "blow up Luke's speakers".

    I can't remember the last time I was this exhausted by 7:30 at night.

    And I need to deal with Black Friday tomorrow.....hopefully the shop won't be too crazy.
     
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  6. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    I ate too much.
     
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  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Best regards to all our American friends from the "Aussie Branch".

    We seem to have inherited Black Friday sales down under now.
     
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  8. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    You're welcome. ;) We may be slow to reply coming out of the food coma.
     
  9. Covey22

    Covey22 SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    My parents were kind enough to collect traditional Filipino fruits so my kids could discover what they've been missing in conventional grocery shopping: Rear (L-R) Lychees, Hopia (what the Chinese refer to as Mooncakes), Mangos, the alien looking ones to the right are Rambutans, Front: Sampaloc (Tamarinds) flanked by Green and Yellow Senorita Bananas. Hiding all the way in the back is the spiky but tasty Langka (Jackfruit) - you just don't want it falling on your head during peak ripeness.

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  10. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Ken
    Now we're two :th_salute:

    I'm Finally (big eff) moving house these days and just wish it was all over already. Nothing but cleaning, packing and whatnot for the last couple weeks but I'm almost outa here, yay.
    Happy TG everyone!
     
  11. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Just to point out, you will have to clean the new one as well. :p
     
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  12. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    After the glorious meal yesterday, I'm considering changing my online handle to Pudge McWaddles.

    (And, oh yeah, I'm grateful for the folks here at S.C.)

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  13. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    I'm not sure if I should be grateful that Black Friday became a thing here too, even though we have (so far) not been Americanized enough to celebrate thanksgiving. On the one hand I dislike rampant consumerism and mindlessly taking over American culture just because we see it on TV... on the other hand, I did order 5 HD metal prints at 50% off yesterday :biggrin:

    Anyway, taking a moment to be grateful for what you have is a nice concept.

    Our traditional autumn feast of St Nicolas (aka Sinterklaas, aka the original Santa Clause - so I guess the cultural transfer used to go both ways!) is upon us now, and - racism debate aside - will be a reason to enjoy the warmth and magic of gathering by the fireplace with friends and family.
     
  14. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Ken
    I'll get a specialist for that job, had one before :biggrin: