Over the river and through the woods

Well…I’m not technically going to “grandmother’s” house, but I am heading home for Thanksgiving. Joy! A time of food, football and fighting the crowds at the movie theater. What better way to spend the holiday I ask you?

FOOD: Inevitably, my 92-year-old Mimi will bake about nine pies. My Daddy will poke fun at my Mama all day long about how more people are eating his fried turkey than the one she bought at the store. I will also be forced to turn my nose up at the sweet potato casserole, silently lamenting that I should have drug my butt out of bed at 6:00 that morning to make old fashioned mashed potatoes for me and the rest of the kids under 12-years-old. Then I will literally choke as the smell of Nannie’s famous green bean bundles (wrapped in bacon) attacks my olfactory nerves. But there will always be rolls. And pie. For that…I am truly thankful.

MOVIES: Jamie and I are going to see Twilight. Robert Pattinson is hot. You know who else is hot? James FREAKIN’ Bond. If you are too cool for Twilight, go see Quantum Solace. Lots of action, shooting, blowing up of things and the smoldering, brooding, gorgeous blue eyes of Daniel Craig. Both flicks receive two toe thumbs up from me. Be aware…I hear Australia is getting terrible reviews. However, there’s always Hugh Jackman shirtless. You pretty much can’t go wrong there.

FOOTBALL: The Longview Lobos are in the playoffs. For the millionth year in a row. Ow Owwww! Not only that, but college football is HUGE this weekend. So much is riding on several games, that it’s almost too much to handle. But I’m sure Kirk Herbstreit can calm me down during Game Day. Oh Kirk. Why do you never return my calls? (BTW: I am not going to mention a certain NFL team that is playing because they still have a little over one year left in their shun.)

On the serious, I’m thankful for this website and all the friends who come to visit it every day. If I had a ping pong table, I’d invite six of you over for ice cream, popcorn, jelly beans and toast. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Lindsay
Lindsay

Oh Lincee! Reading your blogs seriously makes “working” the day before Thanksgiving so much better.
Kirk never returns my calls either! But I will be in STW GameDay (Go Pokes!) and I’ll get an answer from him for both of us!!!

MJ
MJ

Hi Lincee! If I’m not mistaken, I think Snoopy might be serving up green beans on those dishes! 🙂 I am thankful for you and your wonderful website. It is a welcome respite in the middle of the work day. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you!

starshine
starshine

Happy Thanksgiving Lincee. Have fun with Mimi and the fam, and tell your sis I say hello!

nicole
nicole

Happy Thanksgiving, Lincee and to webMan! We are all thankful for all that you do!

Tara
Tara

Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Lincee! I’m so happy to be able to read about your adventures in the off (Bachelor) season!
You know, I think it’s really big of you to tolerate the smell of your Nannie’s green bean bundles. I, too, will be ‘tolerating’ along with you. I’m making green bean casserole for a friend of mine who is coming over for Thanksgiving dinner…and I hate green beans too! But hey, it’s a day of thanks and I’m thankful for my friends just like I’m sure you’re thankful for your Nannie. Right? 😉
Have a great holiday and aloha from Hawaii!

Jen
Jen

Curious minds want to know – why the shun?

CeeCee
CeeCee

Happy Thanksgiving all!!! Lincee – you totally crack me up! BTW… I would have much preferred hanging around the ping pong table than at my out-law’s yesterday! Hope everyone had a lovely holiday despite the usual family … stuff! Happy Holiday season to all!!!

Chickpea
Chickpea

Lincee,
Thanks again for the great blog! And Happy Thanksgiving! Sorry about the green beans but especially sorry that you hate sweet potato casserole! (Maybe you’d like mine? It has cream and yummy alcohol [Madeira] and spices, no marshmallow!!!)

Enjoy the holidays!

Julie P
Julie P

I hope your Turkey day was a lot of fun and laughs. Sounds like it would be. I love your blog, How on earth would you be able to pick just six to the ping pong table?

Your sis
Your sis

Oh, you are so right as always…and the fried turkey won again…although I hear that the ham wasn’t too bad…thanks for that Mimi.

And Lincee, thanks for keeping those of us who were not at all interested in the game entertained with your good ol’ stupid human tricks.

AggieFan
AggieFan

Chickpea,

I soooo want that recipe! Please, please? I can’t stand the sweet potatoes with brown sugar & marshmallows….I made a good one this year from a recipe off of the Nightline website…very good…but would love, love, love yours…sounds delicious!

Chickpea
Chickpea

Hi AggieFan,
I looked for a web version but can’t find it. Email me at my public email hoopsjunkie [AT] live.com and I will email back the recipe! (Unless some others want the whole durn thing posted here.) It really is yummy, and easy too!

Maureen
Maureen

Thank you for thanking us… and we are all thankful for your website! You always make me laugh, I can’t wait for the Bachelor recaps to start again in January. So about movies – I just saw Slumdog Millionaire and loved it. I would definitely recommend running out to see it!! I’ll have to see Twilight next.

Mary Beth
Mary Beth

i saw Australia and really liked it! and i don’t typically like movies like that! 🙂

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