Thanksgiving... Bah!

The Plan is still on. So you don't have to wade through the Mindspace-ness of that blog unless you want to, here's the part you need to know.

"Did I tell you I'm boycotting all holidays? All of them. I worked Christmas Eve
& Day and New Year's Eve and Day. The first holiday under my injunction
was Thanksgiving. I really do not get the big deal. It made me know that I
will NOT be cooking for a holiday ever again until there are at least 5
people to eat all that ish. I'm either ordering or going to someone's house. I
can't do it. I can't look at the left-overs and I don't like turkey."
*Jameil, January 2, 2006
So there it is. NO THANKSGIVING! This is the most important holiday injunction of all. While I may not boycott all the rest (I was very upset that day because I had worked and worked and worked during the holidays. So sad.), Thanksgiving is definitely on the chopping block. Remember how I said I might be going to Norfolk for Thanksgiving to hang with my college homie and the bf? Well my I hate Thanksgiving gene kicked in hard. I don't wanna go nowhere or do nothing! HMPH! So much so that I left my English lessons at home.

Back in Charlotte, we'd go to one of my aunt's houses, then to the movies. My cousins would bring their boyfriends. We always had a great time and of course lots of good food. We would also house hop. My friend Laurie's mom made the best mac and cheese and broccoli rice casserole. Her turkey was never dry. Then she started getting fried turkey and everything was really, really good!

After those great memories, understand why Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh, or anywhere but Charlotte isn't really what I want to do? I know I'm being bratty, but I really don't care. Hahahaha. The moral of this story? Thanksgiving... BAH!


Southern Girl said...

BAH!! I have to work, my full 10 hour shift that day.... and miss Ma's homecooked chicken and dressing, greens, and sweet potato pie!(she is going to bring me a plate to work though)Its the principal though... kinda pissed about it...so I second ur BAH!!

Anonymous said...

Ill be starting my NEW family ritual WIth my new family..

Ill miss my babies though...thats next year

Make it do what it do

Anonymous said...

shall i send you something fed ex ...lol ... girl you should reinvent the holiday... dont do traditional ... do a rachel ray thanksgiving with just enough for you and see how it turns out!

theurbanista said...

yeah i feel ya... i do nothing but catch up on homework & projects over the break. my fam goes to SC and i try to stay sane.

Jameil said...

southern... yay!! someone who agrees with me! love it! lolol. we are HERE.

dp... i don't have a new family.

ash... :P booooooo. do i have to make the best of it? :( you know what tradition we will not be holding steadfast to of his? the whole only open gifts on that day thing. hate it.

amber... hahahaha. excellent idea! fed ex! i'm about to hit up everyone from home for that! i actually made part of rachael ray's thanksgiving meal last year. i'll have to post that recipe.

sweet... see? bah!!

GreatWhyte said...

I feel you... I actually am not working (to my knowledge_, but I got uninvited to someone's Thanksgiving dinner, so.... guess it's just me and my dog :)

the joy said...

i'll either be at work or with homeless people. my mom cooks and there's too much for so little people. i dont pay the whole thing mind now that i dont have my gigantic fam to eat with.

Dreamlover said...

Girl, all that food talk made me hungry, oh so hungry, lol.

Jarrod said...

Looks like I'm in the minority here, but I'll be going home for Thanksgiving.

Leela said...

i will not be seeing my family at all this thanksgiving, and since thanksgiving is not a holiday here anyway it will be a day just like all the rest. sad times
so i definitely feel u, except for me it is more like thanksgiving...sniff

Anonymous said...

What will help you is creating your own traditions. Once you do that, the holidays will become easier.

Jameil said...

x... uninvited?! wth??? how does that happen?

joy... such a nice idea.

dream... i know right! lolol

jarrod... boooooooo. lol. have fun.

leela... see?! you feel me. thankgiving... bah!!

epsi... i'm not 30 and i'm not newly married or starting a family. isn't it a bit early to decide traditions i'll likely have to break anyway? if i do, this will be my thing, to spend tgiving w/diff. folk every year.

Adei von K said...

"so much that i left my english lessons at home"

jameil, you're an asshole!! a funny one nonetheless =)

why is it that the older i get, the more people i know who HATE thanksgiving?!?!?! NOOOOOO! eat and be merry!!!

Sherlon Christie said...

When you are in journalism, you almost give up on the notion of having holidays off. That's until you reach HOLLYWOOD status and you can tell the "man" buzz off.

The Very Reverend Ace Clemmons, Jr. said...

the thanksgivings i have either spent on the road or with my friends are (perhaps sadly) more memorable that those with my family.

Jameil said...

stace... hahahahaha. eat drink and be merry? yeah right. says the one who hangs out w/the fam on holidays. i don't have to.

sp... i'm well aware of that. my issue is more abt not being around any family or friends all times of the year which is compounded on the holidays.

ace.. thanks! that's actually encouraging! :D

CNEL said...

J, you can most certainly not be feelin holidays without the loved ones as long as you adopt the attitude of gratitude, which allows you to be thankful for the good things which are part of your life.

Madam DLBG said...

Bah Humbug hunh? LOL...ur right, there is no TRUE big deal about thanksgiving, but as someone said above me in this comment section, make teh holiday new for yourself. That way you will beging to enjoy it fo ryour own reasons, not what some white peopel told you to enjoy it for ;-P

Jameil said...

cnel... LMAO!! soundin like your quotes... uh... thanks i guess.

madam... that's right!! b/c my native american people were oppressed by my white ancestors so why would i celebrate it the way i've been told?! lol. you're hilarious.