Happy Thanksgivukkah

I know we’re supposed to be thankful for all of our blessings and so on, so forth, and what have you.

And I, for one, am. But can we please have some fun, too?

Our friends at Buzzfeed have given us a Thanksgivukkah game that we can all be thankful for. It will enhance your day and/or help you tolerate those pesky in-laws.

I speak, of course, about yet another drinking game.

Some highlights:
7. Someone brings a “raw” or “clean eating” or “paleo” side dish. – chug drink
12. Someone actually says “Gobble gobble.” – chug two drinks
16. After five minutes of trying to explain what your job is, no one understands. – take a drink
24. Someone brings up Obamacare and things get weird. – chug drink

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46 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgivukkah

  1. After five minutes of trying to explain what your job is, no one understands. – take a drink

    Dang, I’d be out cold in no time!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Turkey and butt(s) in the smoker, so all is good!

  2. Well I put the Turducken™ in the oven @ 6:30. It’s 15 Lbs of almost solid meat so they say it’ll take 5 hours to cook (4 covered, 1 uncovered) and it’s better to let it sit for another hour before serving. Boiling the turkey necks/gizzards now.

  3. PLEASE remember today is NOT about the feast – it’s about all the goodness and blessings in our lives. Who CARES if the dinner rolls are overdone or if the turkey turns out a bit dry (that’s what gravy is for!!) Blessings and THANKS to ALL Yall

  4. 37 in town near the North Loop, and visible frost on the rooftops. Goodle has a Woodland Animal’s Thanksgiving doodle complete with fiddle and banjo music. One guess what my favorite woodland animal is.

  5. #10 Dear Headshaker

    Your father is with you in spirit; you just can’t see him, but he is there. We know this family holiday is especially difficult so soon after his passing. Please accept the Hamster Couch’s group hug for you today. Lotsa arms around you. All day long.
    Large families can help divide sorrows and multiply joys. 🙂

  6. Good frosty morning Hamsters. Frost on the remaining pumpkins, all over roofs, carpeting the pastures and yard away from the house, and 29 at 6. Beautiful morning for Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandmother’s House We Go. Mara and Contessa sorta dissolved into the whiteness, being white themselves, and bay Cameo really stood out early on before the frost ascended to the Sun’s beckoning rays. Looking forward to a warmer day in the 50s.

    Happy Thanksgiving Hamsters for the many blessings we enjoy and for the Lord-given wit to understand that we are not only the recipients but also the guardians of same.

  7. Headshaker,

    I buried my father 2 days before Christmas, just a few years ago. I can understand a bit how you might feel. It will help to remember that, even in the painful absence of your earthly father, there is a Heavenly Father who is ever willing to wrap you in his arms and comfort you.

  8. We trekked forth to Luby’s to be there at 11 am and found about 120 people there ahead of us, but all were inside. The line wrapped 3 times in the waiting area. It was about a 15 min wait. I was surprised how many people were NOT getting the Thanksgiving special. The T&D + cranberries was simply excellent. We normally don’t do desserts, but the special included a dessert so we both took cherry pie. It seemed to have heavy cream drizzled on the top crust. Yummzy. We each still have half of our meal boxed up in the fridge. Not sure when we might start warming the side dishes I got at Randall’s.

    Well, now I have to do my home exercise set, after which I will probably doze off. Hope all of you are having a good day, and I’ll check in later to see what’s hopping.

  9. An ecumenical group of religious historians and other scholars will convene at the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall on Dec. 5-6 (Thursday-Friday) for a conference titled “Catholics and Mormons: A New Dialogue.”

    The conference will explore relationships among Catholics and Mormons as their churches are increasingly allied in common social, political and relief efforts. Its themes will include “The Lay of the Land: Contemporary Mormonism and Catholicism,” “Catholicism and Mormonism in Historical Context,” “Revelation: Scriptures, Traditions, and Authoritative Teachings” and “Theologies of Encounter, Unity, and Diversity.”

    http://news.nd.edu/news/44647-notre-dame-to-host-catholic-mormon-conference/

    I don’t know anything about those invited to speak at this conference on behalf of Mormonism except for Terryl Givens. he’s and excellent choice.

  10. Headshaker;

    I’m sorry to learn of your father’s passing. May you and your father both find great peace and rest in the Lord. I second adee’s words and say an amen to fat albert’s.

    Take care and God bless.

  11. We roasted a 21.5 lb turkey, I made gravy (of course I started with a rouix). I also made potato pancakes and we will have apples and honey along with 2 different kinds of dressing, broccoli and rice casserole, and who knows what else. Everybody is starting to assemble.
    Best news of all, both Heartcrusher and Headcrusher are here to celebrate with us, life is real good :>)

  12. We’re having just two guests (stepdaughter and her fiancée). All the kids (and our grand kids) in the extended family are grown, far flung and creating memories of their own. The meal is cooked and ready to go for an early evening meal. T&D with all the traditional sides. I did buy four cannolis and a strawberry cheesecake for dessert. House and dog (even a mani-pedi) are cleaned and ready for visitors.

  13. Dinner is finished, leftovers put in the fridge, dessert Blue Bell spiced pumpkin pecan ice cream savored, pecan pie waiting for later consumption, dishes in the dishwasher, everything else put away. Mariposa fed, content, and snoozing in a favorite spot not far from the computer desk. Spouse napping in his recliner in the garden room. Moi checking on the Hamster couch denizens and finishing the glass wine from dinner.

    That sadly includes the Packers today, put away. So, on to the next game preparation. “Never give up,” said Sir Winston.

  14. Thanksgiving and Channukkah have the most important thing in common: They both are national holidays giving thanks to the ALMIGHTY for the miracles HE has done.

  15. Did my exercises, iced the knee, fell asleep wearing headphones, woke up to Michael Medved’s Plymouth Colony historical narrative. I do not remember learning about Squanto in any history class I ever took. He’s the local Indian who was captured twice by English seamen and sold into slavery, first in England and second time in Spain. Both times he managed to buy his freedom and book passage back to proto-Massachusetts.Spoke both English and Spanish and was a mentor to the Pilgrims. Incredible story.

  16. Well, I got up @ 5:30 to get the Turducken started by 6:30 because we were eating earlier than we ever have. We usually shoot for 3-4 but today we were going for 12:30-1. After getting the bird going I took a coffee break until about 8 and then I was in the kitchen until we ate at 1:00. We had Turducken, dressing, rice, butter beans, green bean casserole, turnips, fried yeller squash, candied sweet taters, giblet gravy, deviled eggs and biscuits. YUM YUM When my son—in-law came over he brought okree that he’d grown in his garden and fried it up on the fish fryer. I should ad that the Turducken was outstanding!What a great and blessed day we had since both my daughter and son and their spouses made it for dinner. The boy had to leave early to have supper with his in laws and we watched a goofy movie that daughter wanted me to see…..Did I ever tell you that “Life is Good”?!?! 😀

  17. #31: I just showed the clip to Mrs. Bonecrusher and Head and Heart Crusher; they were unanimous in that they considered the clip disgusting.

  18. Thanksgiving and Channukkah have the most important thing in common: They both are national holidays giving thanks to the ALMIGHTY for the miracles HE has done.

    AMEN brother

    It is a shame some people cannot get over themselves to realize God is the answer to all our problems. He says to call on his name and he will…..
    So I say pick one

    El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty)
    El Elyon (The Most High God)
    Adonai (Lord, Master)
    Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah)
    Jehovah Nissi (The Lord My Banner)
    Jehovah-Raah (The Lord My Shepherd)
    Jehovah Rapha (The Lord That Heals)
    Jehovah Shammah (The Lord Is There)
    Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord Our Righteousness)
    Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You)
    El Olam (The Everlasting God)
    Elohim (God)
    Qanna (Jealous)
    Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will Provide)
    Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace)
    Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)

  19. Many names, ONE ELOHIM. Interestingly enough, ELOHIM is the plural of EL, yet there is only ONE GOD. Elohim implies a compound unity so Messiah and the Holy Spirit are different manifestations of the same ELOHIM.

  20. Well, we’ve finished eating. Our menu: smoked Cajun turkey, roasted brussels sprouts (the only way I can eat them – they’re delicious roasted), roasted green beans, baked sweet potatoes, and a green salad. For dessert, we have Rocky Road.

    I didn’t overdo the cooking. I even got some saxophone time in while the turkey was in the oven and the mens were at the shop working on Handsome Son’s car.

    And Barf Kitty has not tried to take the dog out. So far.

  21. We may have a sort of truce in the dog/cat war. Ollie was laying next to me on the couch, chillin’, when Barf Kitty walked right up next to us, meowing for attention. She was literally one inch from the dog. Ollie was shivering a bit, I don’t know if from fear or holding himself back, but he didn’t bark or lunge. I started petting Barf Kitty and she ducked her head down so I could scratch her ears – and she was head to head with Ollie. She walked over his head into my lap and my shoulder, and Ollie sniffed her as she went by. I pet both of them as Handsome took the picture of the three of us all cuddled together, and sent it to Lovely.

    But I’m still not trusting them alone in a room together.

  22. Not a complete truce, it seems. Barf Kitty came over for more attention. Ollie’s ear was twitching, and it really seemed to tick her off. There was hissing involved, then a slap on her backside sent her away.

    Nope, they’ll not be alone.

  23. Hmm, gatekeeper is still asleep in his bunk, I guess. I’ve gotta head out for another early PT session so see y’all around the campus.

    Oh and 42.

  24. #42 M42 (but I repeat myself): Be diligent in your PT, do more than what they ask and you well get better than they anticipate.

  25. I am just about to head into the kitchen and make the beautiful Mrs. Bonecrusher a turkey and cheese omlette.
    I really dig Mrs. Bonecrusher.

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