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Turkey Day

Turkey Day

Date: Dec 04 2000


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John and Zach are talking about their Thanksgiving plans. This year it’s on a Thursday so most people have a four-day weekend (not the Ebaby! staff though!). Most people travel back to their hometown to be with their family. For some people this is the only time of year to see their whole family at one time. So it’s a special day.


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Zach:  So John, are you, uh, pumped up for Thanksgiving weekend?

John:  I can’t wait. It’s my favorite holiday of the year.

Zach:  Oh really? Ah, what are your plans?

John:  I think Wednesday night I’m gonna head home. And then Thursday night I’m gonna help my mom cook. And then I’m gonna eat as much as I can and then probably watch a lot of football.

Zach:  Yeah, you’re probably going to have to, ah, go up a couple pant sizes.

John:  I’m planning on gaining about 10 pounds on Thursday.

Zach:  Yeah, my house is pretty crazy. We usually have the whole family in the kitchen all at once trying to cook dinner.

John:  What’s your specialty?

Zach:  Um, I make a pretty good…I make a pretty mean stuffing.

John:  What do you put in it?

Zach:  Ah, just the usual, like bread crumbs and celery and all that stuff. I just add a lot of seasoning.

John:  My mom likes to use the gizzards from the turkey.

Zach:  Dude, that’s nasty. So, do you have anything to give thanks for this year?

John:  I have so much to give thanks for. Look at these cool guys I’m working with and how great this web site is going.

Zach:  Thanks man.


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One thing that always happens during the holiday is getting fat. Thanksgiving and Christmas are usually accompanied by big meals with lots of leftovers to be eaten days after. So it’s not surprising that many people put on some extra weight after everything is said and done. John and Zach joke about “going up a few pant sizes” to compensate for all the extra flab. But, when you’re sitting at the table full of turkey, pie, stuffing and more it’s hard not to dig in. Also it’s a time to think about what you are thankful for. In my home we usually go around the table before we eat and list off the things each person is thankful for. John is thankful for having friends like Migs and I to be working with. Have you checked out the cool Thanksgiving Special Feature Miguel made? You better do it now. Tell him how you liked it by visiting the “Life Goes On” message board. Happy Turkey-day! Gobble-Gobble!—Zach


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