I popped online to see which of the blogs I follow had new ones up, and to check my comments. And I had a surprise waiting for me!
Miss Vicki over at Core Blimey bestowed upon me The Shiny Turkey Blog Award. I'd like to thank Miss Vicki for saying such wonderful things and passing it along to me. The rules seem pretty lax with this award, I'm to pass it on to 3 or 4 other deserving blogs and also tell a story that includes any of the following: intoxication, food, kitchen, cooking/baking, or holiday.
Well, as most of you might know, I don't really drink much. So that's out. I'm also not the greatest cook and I don't believe I have any awesome cooking stories to tell you. Unless you missed my infamous story of Suzi and the Hot Dog. I love to bake but I can't recall any funny stories. So, I believe I'm left with holiday. It will involve lots of food, just none cooked by yours truly.
I believe it was last year that this happened for Thanksgiving. The story of the Three Thanksgivings. Now, you're probably wondering, why would someone have 3 Thanksgiving dinners? Good question. We were only supposed to have two. And if you've never seen the show Gilmore Girls, I believe one season that they had 5 Thanksgiving dinners, all in one day. Mine was over several days. I could only aspire to be as daring as the Gilmore Girls.
Last year, my parents were going to have Thanksgiving with my mom's side of the family. We were to go to my Nana's house for Thanksgiving, and on Friday or Saturday, go to my grandfather's house. A the last minute, my mom decided to buy one of those pre-cooked meals from the grocery store for my dad's parents. They were going to have Thanksgiving with my uncle and aunt, and my aunt was to cook a stew. My mom couldn't stand the idea that her in-laws wouldn't get a turkey for Thanksgiving, so we did an impromptu Thanksgiving the night before. Those pre-done dinners are actually pretty good. So, we began the holiday a day early.
We arose the morning of Thanksgiving for our second turkey meal of the week. We arrived at Nana's house and had lots of goodies to snack on and watched the football game that was on. For the followers that aren't American, when I say "football", I don't mean soccer, I mean, American Football. I remember asking my cousin the name of the band playing at half time and she told me it was the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I later found out it was Daughtry. As we usually are, we were full of snacks when the turkey was done. But we had an awesome meal, tons of food on the table.
I don't remember if our third dinner was actually Friday or Saturday, but either way, we did in fact have our third dinner. I rode with my parents the 3 hours to my grandfather's ranch. They don't often leave the ranch unattended for very long, and also I believe their monthly publication was due at the printers that weekend. I believe that was my first meeting with Brandy, my grandfather's dog - sweetest thing ever. My grandmother's brother and and niece were also in attendance for dinner. We had some snacks, and visited lots. My grandmother allows pretty much no one to cook in her kitchen, especially while she's doing the cooking. Dinner showed up on the table, again too much food. After dessert, we piled back into the truck and drove back home.
Needless to say, I didn't want any kind of turkey for a very long time. I love turkey, but three days straight of turkey is only slightly insane. It took several months before I even ate a turkey sandwich. I doubt that will happen again anytime soon. For a fact I know it won't happen this year. My mom is once again hosting it for both sides of the family. A houseful of family always makes for a good day. However, my mom refuses to move all the furniture around again to make room for all the tables, so we're out in the garage this year. My mom had to find portable heaters so we don't freeze while eating too much food. Hard to believe Thanksgiving is already upon us, I'm not sure where the year went, but it went by too fast.
So, that's my holiday/food story. Now it's time for me to pass this award on to a few blogs that I feel deserve an award. Passing around the Blog Lovin', as it were.
Content Unrelated - I'm still fairly new to this blog, but it always makes me laugh, and he's just celebrated a year of owning his site name. If you haven't checked it out, please do so, you won't regret it.
The Frisky Virgin - I often laugh over the scenarios that she depicts, but I also admire her for her decisions. It takes guts to stick to your guns. And she does it. With style.
Ramblings of an Emotional Idiot - Just the title alone made me know I'd enjoy following her blog!
Turning 30: A Journey of Self Exploration - from so called "fluff" blogs to the funny to the heart-felt blogs, I'm always waiting for Jewels to write a new blog. She recently bought her "domain" or site or whatever and for a whole day I thought I'd lost her as her link kept taking me to GoDaddy which wasn't where I wanted to be!
The Adventures of Cinderita - I aspire to be as happy as she is. While I know she has her moments, she never seems to let them get her down for very long.
Simple Dude in a Complex World - Funniest. Shit. Ever. I have no recollection how I stumbled onto his blog, but I am so very glad I did.
Okay, so I passed it onto 5 blogs. Whatever. The rules were pretty lax to begin with.