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One Atheist's Holiday Season

 
 
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Thu 10 Nov, 2011 09:30 am
@farmerman,
Now I know why I've always liked you.

BBB
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 13 Nov, 2011 06:52 pm
Some neighbors have the Christmas decorations up already. I almost thought about setting ours out, to sort through. Almost, but not quite.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 20 Nov, 2011 12:27 pm
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 20 Nov, 2011 12:34 pm
@edgarblythe,
ed, it's kinda fitting that they put that there commercial on a turkey video...

just say no to Christmas.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 20 Nov, 2011 12:39 pm
@edgarblythe,
prior to watching that video, ed, I had no idea that a snood was part of a turkey's sexual repertoire.

hmmmm.

I wonder if our Snood knows about this?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 20 Nov, 2011 12:42 pm
@Rockhead,
I wouldn't rile him by pointing it out.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 20 Nov, 2011 12:49 pm
@edgarblythe,
I'll consider the odds...

a holiday song for turkey day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PFERpWahZE&feature=related
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 20 Nov, 2011 01:13 pm
We bought a great turkey from the industrial turkey factory, for 24 cents per pound. I looked closely at an organic one, ensconced in a separate bin, but the $65 price tag made me opt for the hormones and what ever else, of the one I got. At least it will be delicious and filling.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 20 Nov, 2011 01:15 pm
@edgarblythe,
I looked at the price jumps on the turkeys this year, ed, and opted for a cornish hen.

(my stuffing will be outside the bird, of course)

got a new rotisserie Ima try out...
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 20 Nov, 2011 01:20 pm
@Rockhead,
"got a new rotisserie Ima try out... "

I thought just women wore those.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2011 09:34 pm
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 23 Nov, 2011 10:24 pm
This will be our first Thanksgiving, without any of our children about. I feel a bit aimless and sad, when I think too much about it. But I still have mrs edgarblythe to celebrate with. And a spoiled rotten dog. I have the turkey thawed and lying on a slab in the fridge. Toe tag in place. Tomorrow he gets memorialized, in dressing and gravy. I forgot to get a bottle of wine. I have much to celebrate. I have a great wife and a growing crowd of descendants. I have improving health and a steady job. And, I'm off for four whole days. Happy Thanksgiving, all who may read this. I hope you are as blessed as I am.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 23 Nov, 2011 10:31 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgar, Always welcome good news, and especially about loved ones. My wife and I are going to her sister's place for our Thanksgiving meal. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 23 Nov, 2011 10:45 pm
Happy Thanksgiving, CI.
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snood
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 07:14 am
An idea for the frugal holiday decorator:

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/312235_252407144815822_100001396151019_708815_1388012608_n.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 07:53 am
I decorate frugally. We have a small display for the front yard, of two deer with swivel heads and a spiral tree. A few strands of lights - Indoors, a six foot artificial tree, with lights and the ornaments we have collected every year, since the first year we got married. That's it.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 01:14 pm
It is finished.
The food was all good, with the exception of gravy. Bought a package kind. It tasted as though I dumped a box of salt in it.
Already put the bulk of leftover turkey in the freezer.
Already watched half a football game. I may nap.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 08:30 pm
This is the Lionel Barrymore radio broadcast.

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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 08:39 pm
Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise, Patrick Stewart, does a SUPERB version of "A Christmas Carol". He did a stage version of it in NYC a few years ago. My sister's family got it on cassette (remember them?) and we listen to it every year. Overeating tends to get me in the middle of it and I go to sleep, unfortunately. Listen to it on an empty stomach. It's great.
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I remember one Thanksgiving twenty years or so ago, before the corporate sharks bought up all the movie rights for everything, when "It's a Wonderful Life" was still essentially in public domain and everyone showed it on Thanksgiving. My girlfriend at the time and I started cooking the turkey and ancillary stuff in the early afternoon, and by switching channels, watched it on TV continuously from about 2:00 to about 10:00, you never quite knew where you were going to come in on it, when one channel's showing ended and you had to find another one, but it didn't make any difference, still almost in tears at the end. You rule, George Bailey (and wasn't Lionel Barrymore the Grinch figure in "IAWL", Mr. Potter? Ironic he also did "A Chriustmas Carol" on old radio, thanks, Edgar))
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 08:59 pm
@MontereyJack,
I am betting it is on youtube. Thanks. I will check it out.
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