Interstellar Adventures

November 16, 2006

Thursday Thirteen, ed. xii

Filed under: Thursday Thirteen — by InterstellarLass @ 8:20 am

Thirteen Reasons Interstellar Lass Is Happy to not Host Thanksgiving Dinner, or Things I Don’t Want to Repeat From Last Year.

1. Cleaning! Top to bottom, and even in the corners.

2. My guests wouldn’t have to stare at the studs in our bathroom.

3. I don’t have to get up at 5 am to put the 23.54 pound turkey in the oven by 7.

4. My mom, sisters and grandmother aren’t all crammed in my kitchen asking what they can do to help, breaking up my kitchen choreography.

5. My grandmsother isn’t plopping down her cooler and pulling out half her kitchen to finish the salad she was supposed to bring.

6. I’m not trying to seat 17 people in my living room.

7. I’m not completely rearranging and moving my living room and dining room so I can seat 17 people.

8. Nick’s not going to throw out his back moving a TV into my house.

9. I don’t have to do dishes for days!

10. Zero stress.

11. My grandfather won’t be falling on the sidewalk outside of my house.

12. I won’t have to prompt people to leave after 7 hours.

13. The one negative? No compliments on the cooking.

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  1. Oh My… 1 -13 are probably things I will experience this year 😦

    Comment by maggie — November 16, 2006 @ 8:30 am |Reply

  2. I do a neighborhood potluck. I’ve given up trying to re-create the Thanksgivings of my childhood.

    Mine are on the couch.

    Comment by colleen — November 16, 2006 @ 8:50 am |Reply

  3. This is so funny. I am happy to be going somewhere else for Thanksgiving and not hosting it at my house, too.

    Comment by jude&elise — November 16, 2006 @ 9:00 am |Reply

  4. Those are all wonderful reasons not to have Thanksgiving at your house this year.

    Comment by Gypsy — November 16, 2006 @ 9:53 am |Reply

  5. Small doings at my house this year. I have done Tday for 14 of the 16 years we have been together. Now we have down to a science. Doesn’t matter if there are 6 people or 26.

    Enjoy the day!

    Comment by nancy — November 16, 2006 @ 10:17 am |Reply

  6. Last year my husband and I hosted Thanksgiving dinner at our house for 30 friends and family members. It was SO stressful, but fun at the same time.

    This year, I get to go to my aunts and not have to do a thing! I am really looking forward to it! Haha!

    Comment by Chelle Y. — November 16, 2006 @ 11:49 am |Reply

  7. My sister and I co-cook. I plan on drinking lots and lots of wine.

    Comment by carnealian — November 16, 2006 @ 12:35 pm |Reply

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    Comment by Jean-Luc Picard — November 16, 2006 @ 1:32 pm |Reply


    Comment by Tug — November 16, 2006 @ 2:42 pm |Reply

  10. Wow, I hear ya! Except for the studs in the bathroom. I wouldn’t mind having studs in the bathroom.

    Comment by AbbyNormal — November 16, 2006 @ 4:52 pm |Reply

  11. 10. Zero stress.


    Comment by Jenny Ryan — November 16, 2006 @ 6:34 pm |Reply

  12. Ha! ‘Studs’ in the bathroom. What kind of place you running there Heidi Fleiss?

    I guess I’m not the only one to find that funny. Wait, Heidi pimped women, so I guess that joke didn’t work.

    Comment by creative-type dad — November 17, 2006 @ 12:13 am |Reply

  13. Still yet to be a hostess with the mostess!

    Comment by wisbo — November 17, 2006 @ 3:21 am |Reply

  14. All this Thanksgiving run-up…makes me wish I was in the States for it again this year!! At least you get out of all the crappy stuff this year!

    Comment by Claire — November 17, 2006 @ 7:07 am |Reply

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