November 11, 2012

Thanksgiving Social and funny stuffs.

I admit that I changed the $10 Starbucks giftcard to a $25 one in my giveaway.  I mean, why not?  
I doubt any of you will argue with that anyway.  
Be sure to go enter before my END-OF-DEPLOYMENT giveaway ends tomorrow!
Sunday Social

1.  What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory?
I have no recollection of this, but it's the Thanksgiving story in my family.
Though you can't tell by looking at me now, I was an overachiever as a child and started walking well before I was 11 months old (I think it was the 9-10 month range..I should ask about this.)
For my first Thanksgiving in 1986, my parents (not quite keeping a watchful eye on their only child) allowed me to meander over to the open basement door and tumble down a full flight of stairs, smacking my head on the concrete below.  I ended up spending my first Thanksgiving in the ER with a concussion.
My parents are just lucky I've turned out to be so darn well-adjusted.

2.  What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?
Pecan pie.  This one.

3.  What is a Thanksgiving tradition you and your family have?
Uhhh..the last Thanksgiving I spent with my family was in 2008, so other than cooking and eating dinner all before 1pm (I'm serious. They eat early.), I don't know.  I spent 2009 with some friends in Alaska, 2010 with Scott and some friends at our house in Alaska, 2011 with Scott at a friend's house in Alaska.
I asked Scott what we would do for Thanksgiving this year, as it's next week.  He shrugged his shoulders, "We'll see what happens."  As long as it includes moscato, pecan pie, and some kind of tasty appetizer, I'll be happy.

4.  Show us a Thanksgiving picture from years past.
This is from 2010.  Feels like a lifetime.  We've grown so much.  Financially, emotionally, mentally, physically.  Yes.  It was a lifetime ago.  Also, we look so darn young.

5.  What are you looking forward to most about this Thanksgiving?
Not having it serve the purpose of a farewell get-together.  Last year was like a last hoorah before the brigade left for deployment.  Ugh.  It was eighteen kinds of awful.  But the food was good.

funny stuffs.

So I think this cat is hilarious.
Source: via Kristin on Pinterest

Yes.  That's me.

It makes me really sad* when there are grown women, with children and families, posting Breaking Dawn (part 2!!!) pictures on Facebook.

I think this picture needs to be sent to all those women.

Like, for real.  Get a life.
Or at least watch something with real vampires in it.

Source: via Rita on Pinterest

Ring, ring, hookah. Ring, ring.

*I don't know if "sad" is the right word. "Fear for the future" is more appropriate.

Rick and Daryl did not win the presidency.  I think America will regret that decision.


  1. I love your laid back "we'll see what happens" attitude! I'm too neurotic for that, I normally have to know what's going on, but this year I have no idea either since we won't be home. I'm totally going to try your Dear, Abby Pecan Pie for my dad this year! I always used to read that when we got a newspaper too, along with Hints from Heloise and my horoscope.

  2. I damn near fell out of my chair at the picture of the cat that said GOOD for when 3 friends unfriended. I cracked up... loudly.

    And I only want to see Breaking Dawn 2 for one reason only... because it's over. And I love me some Edward...

    I love Thanksgiving! And I am so glad your husband is home to share it with you!

    You know, I looked all over that ballot for Rick Grimes or Daryl Dixon.. because I was gonna vote for them. But I did see Rosanne Barr! I laughed so hard and OUTLOUD in my voting cubicle! I had NO idea.. I should've voted for her!

  3. I have been reading and following your blog for a while now. I love it!! You always make me laugh!! I love you laid back, I'll say what I want to say attitude. It reminds me a lot of myself!! Thanks for the laughter and great blogs!!

  4. Words cannot express how much I love pecan pie!

    I also am shocked by the people excited for Twilight. I'd rather go to work than see it.

    I saw that cat on Pinterest. My sentiments exactly.

  5. Woah you are too good to your followers - $25 at Starbucks now? Yup, definitely tweeted about it again today :)

    And I'm obsessed with that cat haha


  6. I don't think I have any pictures from any thanksgiving I have ever had lol.

  7. Love that cat. I'm an okay morning person after I get up and start moving, but leaving bed can be so difficult sometimes.


  8. My boss played a horrid trick on me today... She told me she got me tickets to see the midnight showing of the new Twilight because she knows how much I loooooove (looooooathe) it... I then went off for about 5 solid minutes about glittering morons and how among other things, that movie has stained my beautiful pacific northwest.

    On that note, I am so thankful for your mutual disdain.

  9. Dude, my husband & I laughed for like 5 minutes straight after the last two photos. Those were freakin' hilarious!


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