Thanksgiving: 10 Things that are Easy to Hate about it

1. When people call it Turkey Day.  Shut up, cornball. It's Thanksgiving.

2. Canned cranberry sauce.  Ew. You're really going to eat that?  The way it's so perfectly formed and is gelatinous and jiggles is just ... ew.

Cranberry Sauce

3. When annoying people on television and/or the ones that live in your computer have to keep mentioning how the story of the First Thanksgiving is not entirely accurate.  Ok, fine. But, can you not appreciate the point of the story for just one damn day? The point being peace and love.  So, shut up.  Oh, and peace. I love you.

4. Social pressure to talk about/update your Facebook status with how extremely stuffed you are, oh my G0d, you're so stuffed, stuffed like the turkey, haha, you can't eat another bite, oh my G0d.
Shut up.
Keep eating.
It's Thanksgiving.

5. Traveling by train, plane or automobile the Wednesday before.

Planes Trains Auto

6. Traveling by train, plane or automobile the Sunday after.

7. The parade is boring, let's be honest.  Oh, look at their fancy float zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz What? Huh? Is it time to eat yet?


8. Dry turkey.  I've been lucky enough to not have had dry turkey in many years but, ouch, I actually remember it hurt going down. Damn. Fry/baste/lube that baby up.

9. When the Cowboys lose.  Oh, wait, is that just me and my in laws? Yes, we're from New Jersey and we're Cowboy fans. Long story.
But it really feels like there's so much more to be thankful for when they win.
Unless you're a Giants fan.

10. Having to go around the table and say what you're thankful for.  I actually love this. But, I understand if people find it awkward, especially if you're not spending the day with your family or friends. And then, all of a sudden, there's public speaking involved. I get it.

this, of course, is Stop and Blog the Roses, where it's Thanksgiving everyday.
There is always at least one thing to be grateful for, no matter what.
I say, why not go for three.

1/ Pie ~ pumpkin or, lock the gates, pecan.

2/ Stuffing and/or mashed potatoes ~ The Pilgrims taught the Indians - very carefully and slowly, step-by-step -  how to love carbs. (It's in this textbook!)

3/ Lastly, but most importantly - You're here.  You're alive.  You've got the eyes to read this and the arm to raise your glass: To health.  Because, at the end of the day, this holiday and everyday, nothing else matters.

Happy, healthy TG to all!
(Turkey Day is corny but TG is just fine.)

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