“I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.” – Jon Stewart

25 11 2010

They are having a Thanksgiving free food thing at the Souq today for families, military, stray TCN workers, etc. I went to get some FUD with the two marines here so I dind’t have to eat alone. (So sad eating alone…well, at least when I see people eating alone and it gives me the impression they are down and out….) We get over there and there is a long line to which we wait in, no problem, was expecting a long ass line anyway. So they open the gate thingy and everyone goes and sits down, so we ask the server gentleman if we can get a plate to-go, as we are on watch. Nope, apparently to be entitled to grub you have to sit down and watch the church choir and be smothered by Jesus for 20 mins before you can eat.  WTF. What happened to the whole… division of state and religion..? If I don’t pray I don’t want to watch people sing about Jesus and God, and their sheep or w/e. Yuck.

That, and I hate crowds of people, you never know who’s gonna turn around and shank you. Needless to say, I got out of there and decided to return at a later time.

SO, close to one pm I went over to the Souq to get me some turkey dinnah -to go style-. Upon my arrival and presentation of ID, I was escorted to a back room behind the dining hall, out the back door of the building (adorn cover), and into the storage area (remove cover) adjacent to the dishroom. WTF… I was like “Umm can I get some food to go..or….?” Then, a man in a suit emerged and explained to me if you want food to go, a plate will be prepared for you.  But baaaasically due to my picky nature, all I really wanted was turkey and potatoes, no gravy, no sweet taters, no nasty desserts, etc etc. But, what I ended up with was a clusterfuck of thanksgivingness in my to-go bag that weighed nearly 10 lbs. Heart attack for the holidays? Sure, why not, we have medical on call anyway.

I think the pumpkin square gave me heartburn. Patti’s pumpkin/choc chip cupcakes were WAYY better than that. AND worth every one of those 1000 calories. No doubt.

My jacket smells like turkey dinner now. Must wash.

December sked came out. Working Xmas Eve, Xmas, and NYE, NY Day…..I think leadership has a feeling I’m going to attempt suicide and need to be at work for every holiday possible?!?! Eh, didn’t have plans anyway I suppose, at least I’m back on days in Deeeeecember.

Bonfire tonight. We’ll see how well mallows, grahams, choc flats, and booze go together. I’ll get back to you on that one. I hope no one gets thrown in the fire and my eyebrows don’t get burned off…. (story for another time).

Speaking of heartburn (please see above)…




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