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Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 22, 2012 - 10:04am PT
The trick is to drink just enough that I can give up control of my situation but not so much that I lose control of my tongue.

I dunno, Melissa unleashed would be awesome to experience.

Though, that dilemma, is part of why I decided to stop all together
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 22, 2012 - 10:19am PT
The Canadian Thanksgiving is the second Monday of October, and so well separated from commercial excess, and more or less coincidental with the end of harvest, which after all was the whole idea anyway. If you're lucky, we'll have left some turkeys for you.

Oddly, the expression "black friday" is being used by retailers here anyway, some sort of foreign decadence or something. Especially odd when it's used by Canadian companies. Today and tomorrow are nothing special in our retailing world.
t*r

Mountain climber
where the wild things are
Nov 22, 2012 - 10:43am PT
mindfulness exercises are my best friend when i'm getting ready to go into a situation i don't really want to be in.... i'm having a hard time believing i'm not going to be hearing from my biological dad today and i feel sad. bummed about the many thanksgivings and christmases we didn't have together when i was younger; i hoped we'd have more when i was older. but... he passed unexpectedly in june. i'm sitting here trying to get myself into good space for the gathering i'm going to today so i don't bum everyone else out, tho all i really want to do today is go snowboarding and be alone in the mountains. my plan to get through it is to just stay at the party for a few hours, then go home to go to bed early for snowboarding with a good friend in the morning.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Nov 22, 2012 - 10:48am PT
The Macy's parade is on in the background.
Do people actually watch that $hit? People other than 6 year old kids?

The future in-laws had leftover cold pizza in the fridge this morning. The day is off to a good start. Save for the parade noise in the background.

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 22, 2012 - 05:36pm PT
Two words. Port Allegany


Susan
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 22, 2012 - 05:46pm PT
All you people who feel sorry for yourselves need to get a grasp on perspectives and life elsewhere.

I'm not hatin', but remember where you live! You are fine!!!

for now.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 22, 2012 - 06:23pm PT
almost forgot it was Thanksgiving, but the little cabins where I'm staying while I'm working out in the field here in Costa Rica is owned by some Costa Ricans who lived for years in New Jersey. I was about to go to some restaurant up the road for my daily dose of rice and beans when they knock on my door and present me with a Thanksgiving dinner! Complete with stuffing, cranberry sauce, candied yams, peas in cream suace and homemade cranberry cheese cake. What fine folks.

surprise
surprise
Credit: little Z

thought about Thanksgivings past and one of the most memorable was one in the Hidden Valley campground at JT with a bunch of friends from Phoenix and San Diego. Everyone brought a dish and we had it all planned out but then the weather fell apart and the wind was so strong and it was so cold we all had to huddle in our cars and eat it mostly cold, but it was still fun.

TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Nov 22, 2012 - 07:06pm PT
T-Day dinner for me consisted of Lunchables eaten in the car that were bought at the Tremonton C-Store.

Some family traditions are beyond words.


It's a charmed life.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Nov 22, 2012 - 07:19pm PT
I ate vegan tonight. And I didn't know anyone at the dinner table for more than a week. rather refreshing really.

Too bad Riley is so sick - wanted to do the third flat with him in the AM.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 22, 2012 - 07:52pm PT
Everyone brought a dish and we had it all planned out but then the weather fell apart and the wind was so strong and it was so cold we all had to huddle in our cars and eat it mostly cold, but it was still fun.

Yep, sounds like J-tree for Thanksgiving!!! I missed it this year.
WBraun

climber
Nov 22, 2012 - 10:31pm PT
No wonder Americans are stooopid.

They eat a bird that's stooopid.

Just see how stooopid that is .......
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 22, 2012 - 10:37pm PT
Stupid Turkey...

Credit: The Pilgrims
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 22, 2012 - 10:53pm PT
For those who come the US late in life, Thanksgiving is a strange... what? Holiday? Tradition? Sociological experience?

Whatever the descriptor, it is a very good thing.

For us, it was an afternoon/evening shared by six people who met through Supertopo and have since become good friends. None of us was in a position to be with family, but we were all thankful for the opportunity to spend the day together.
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