It's over and my stomach is so stretched out that I may need that gastric bypass surgery just to get it back down to normal size. I thought I was doing pretty well—I only had one plate—but then right there at the end I decided to have another roll and that just put me over the edge. Well, that and dessert. But how could I turn down homemade apple tart with hand whipped whipped cream? Right?

Tina, Sam and I went over to Curtis and Cristi's for dinner, which Curtis said Cristi had been up since 5a making that day. All I have to say is her efforts were most decidedly worth it 'cause that was one of the best meals I've ever had in my entire life. If it tells you anything about how so much more than awesome the meal was, I'll just let you know that she makes her own crackers. Seriously. Now extrapolate that for the entire meal and you'll have an idea what we got to shove down our gullets. And I didn't have to do a damn thing for it but bring some booze.

For some reason, every time my friends and I get together to have one of these things, I'm the one nominated to carve the bird. Maybe I just seem like the type of guy who needs a large, sharpened knife and a really pointy fork in his hands in order to feel like everything is right with the universe. Every time too, I'm terrified that I'm gonna f' it up, but I think after yesterday what I've learned is that it's pretty difficult to f' up. Really, the whole goal is to get the meat off the bones right? Pretty much no one cares what it looks like once it's on their plate. Especially if it's the most delicious, melt in your mouth, turkey you've ever eaten.

At any rate, I know we're supposed to stop and list out all of the things we're thankful for this time of year, but this was a fairly craptastic year for me with a lot of ups and downs and lately I haven't really felt all that thankful. So what I will say is that I'm inordinately grateful for the people I have in my life—both friends and family—you're what gets me through.

I hope everyone had fantastic Turkey Days.

1 comment:

Scoobers said...

I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving and a good trip!