Aggravating the family and playing games…that’s what I’m thankful for.

November 24, 2011 in Hit or Miss...kinda like my dating life.

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday set aside each year for giving thanks to God for blessings received during the year and is celebrated through feasting and prayer.

That’s what Wikipedia says.

Nice enough.

For some maybe.

For me, it’s just another holiday to aggravate my family and see my mom gaze at my dad with the look of, “Why?  Why did we have her first?”

To get this holiday weekend party started, I posted this on my FB wall last night:

I am thankful for my family.

And yeah.  That was my status update:  I am thankful for my family.

Therefore, people who don’t really know my family assumed THAT was my family.

It’s not.

(Though these people probably have more fun than my family because this family photo was taken at a Motley Crue concert.)

(Don’t ask how I know.  I just do.)

(And any family that fist pumps together at a Crue concert is A-OK in my book.)

The comments started rolling in.

Before the 43rd comment, the story was we were having our T-Day at Denny’s because momma worked there.

(Which she doesn’t.  But I kinda wish she did cause I love me some Denny’s breakfast.)

(I know it’s gross.)

(Don’t judge.)

Daddy was back on workers’ comp and I was reminded truck stops have moon pies.

(The folks are nicely retired and burning through my inheritance at this moment.  No daddy’s were injured during the making of this FB crap.)

And I love how so many people just rolled with me.

I mean, totally went…right…along…with me.

Even mom and dad.  They’re cool like that.  They’ve put up with my shit for 42 years.  THIS is nothing to them.

(When I was 16, I came home with the RIGHT SIDE OF MY HEAD SHAVED.)

(Uh, huh…they are thankful for stuff like this now.  Piece of cake.)

Therefore, I was fed today.  Nobody worry.

All turkey looks the same. But THIS is chocolate pie. And now the world sees how my momma makes us drink out of solo cups on holidays. Apparently, I'M not the only one who's all ghetto in my family.

We prayed.  Daddy made us all hold hands and say something we were thankful for.

I said I would be thankful for an iPhone 4S.

If I had one.

My sister gripped my left hand when I said that.  Hard.  I think because once again, I wasn’t being serious.

On another note, I always like to play games.  Board games or such when the family is all together.

We didn’t today though.  Not sure why.  Probably because I knew I was walking a thin line after last night so I didn’t want to push it.

So, you get to play with me.

Scattergories.  I love me some Scattergories.

The rules:

1.  Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the questions.

2.  They must be real places, names, things!

3.  No they don’t cause sometimes it’s more fun that way.

I’ll start.  You copy/paste into the comments section and change the answers to yours.

Read the rules again.

And it may not be exactly like the board game, but you’re not sitting here with me.  So, I gotta make it work.

Don’t be jacking this up.  (Damn, turkey makes me bossy.)

Here we go.  And think fast:

1.  Something you step in:  Cheese

2.  TV Show Character:  Cameron on Modern Family

C.  An animal that bites:  Cheetah

4.  Mode of transportation:  Covered Wagon

5.  Something that melts:  Carton of rocky road ice cream that I wish someone would bring me so it wouldn’t be melty

OK…your turn.

Humor me and just do it.  Please.

And I don’t even say “please” to the family.

Breane Dooley November 24, 2011 at 6:59 pm

1. Something you step in: Bubblegum
2. TV Show Character: Bevis (or Butthead)
3. An animal that bites: Bat
4. Mode of transportation: Bus
5. Something that melts: Bacon (it melts in my mouth… what’s it to ya?)

Carrie November 24, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Denny’s has gooood bacon.

Jackie November 24, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Ok I don’t know how to copy/paste on my ipad2 (that am thankful for) so here’s the best I can do:

Jumping monkey
Juice pop cycles
Now there ya go! Your welcome!

Carrie November 24, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Ah, damn. You just HAD to throw in that iPad comment.

Soon as I get that iPhone, I’m sending everyone a pic of me holding it.

Somehow. Cause I’m sure it can do it.

Jennifer November 24, 2011 at 8:57 pm

1. Juice
2. Jason Bourne (it’s a movie, sue me)
3. Jackal
4. Jet
5. Jello
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Carrie November 24, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Damn, I never eat Jello…but this chick on Twitter has been talking about a damn Jello recipe all day.

Now you bring up Jello.

It’s gonna win and I’m gonna have Jello soon. I can feel it.

Maggie S. November 25, 2011 at 5:39 am

1. Something you step in: Mud

2. TV Show Character: Maria on Sesame Street (I am totally blanking. I saw Maria in the parade yesterday)

C. An animal that bites: Monitor Lizard

4. Mode of transportation: Monorail

5. Something that melts: Moose Tracks
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Carrie November 25, 2011 at 7:42 am

Moose tracks? I must say, I don’t think I’ve ever concerned myself with moose tracks melting.

Maybe my flesh since we get up to 115*, but no moose tracks.

Jessica November 25, 2011 at 9:54 am

I love Scattergories too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. Something you step in: Jam (as in toe….jam)

2. TV Show Character: Joey (from Friends)

C. An animal that bites: Jaguar

4. Mode of transportation: Jalopy (love me some Archie comics!)

5. Something that melts: jelly beans (which I don’t eat anyhow, so melt away!)

Carrie November 25, 2011 at 10:11 am

Ooohh…jelly beans. I’m not a big lover of just plain ol’jelly beans but I do love those that come with the little instructions on which to mix/match and they taste like a pina colada.

Jelly Belly or something like that.

Peggy Scarborough November 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm

1. Something you step in: paste
2. TV Show Character: Penny (Big Bang Theory; ur dad DVD’s & watches 100 times)
3. An animal that bites: pig
4. Mode of transportation: peg leg
5. Something that melts: permafrost

Carrie November 25, 2011 at 12:46 pm

I love Penny. With Sheldon. Not sure if I’d love her as much without Sheldon.

Everybody needs a Sheldon in their life.

Unfortunately, I have several. Too much of anything can be kinda rough.

Karyn November 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Ive been staring at the first question for over 5 minutes now without a clue of what answer I would use. I havent even gotten to the others! I think I need to just wish you a happy thanksgiving and be done!
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Carrie November 25, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Aww…I’ve been missing you. You ever coming back to your blog?!?


Jennifer November 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm

“1. 2. C. 4. 5.??” Haha!

1. Something you step in: Jello?

2. TV Show Character: Josie (and the Pussycats)

C. An animal that bites: jaguar

4. Mode of transportation: Jetta

5. Something that melts: jellybeans?

Ugh… I suck.
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Carrie November 25, 2011 at 4:41 pm

HAHAHA!! No, you totally do NOT suck!

They were my damn questions and even I had a stupid time on some of them.

Maren November 26, 2011 at 4:37 am

1. Something you step in: Meadows??

2. TV Show Character: Mr.Buns from Simpsonns

C. An animal that bites: Mice! Stinking mice!

4. Mode of transportation: Metro 😉

5. Something that melts: Marshmallows, if you hold them close to fire 😉
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Carrie November 26, 2011 at 10:15 am

Maren, the only time I do marshmallows is with a graham cracker and a piece of chocolate.


God, I used to love camping.

mark November 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I like the photo you posted on Facebook. We had our Thanksgiving (October in Canada) in an RV in the trailer park. you’d better believe it was classy.

1. Something you step in: Mud

2. TV Show Character: Masuka (from Dexter)

C. An animal that bites: Monkey

4. Mode of transportation: Moped

5. Something that melts: Meringue
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Carrie November 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm

You know, I have never seen Dexter but hear people RAVE about it.

I’m gonna have to expand my viewing opportunities.

(That sounded dumb.)

Felicia November 28, 2011 at 10:01 pm

1. Something you step in: Food left on the sidewalk last night by some drunk person.

2. TV Show Character: Felicity

C. An animal that bites: Ferret (they do)

4. Mode of transportation: Ferrari. And, if someone gave me one of these, I would truly be thankful for it.

5. Something that melts: Frost
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Carrie November 29, 2011 at 9:33 am

Oh. My. God.

With that #1 answer…you are SO an Austin girl.

Not that I would know anything about doing something like that, of course.

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