Friday, November 28, 2008

A Thanksgiving in Review (Brief)

Just a few short notes on the Thanksgiving I recently celebrated. For the past three years, Kate and I have attended a law student refugee, pot-luck Thanksgiving thrown by our good friend Maureen. What started off as a small celebration with a motley crew assortment of law students who didn't venture back to their respective homelands turned into (work with me) a feast befitting the original Thanksgiving meal, bringing together hoards of people who would have otherwise been microwaving their Lean Cuisines.

This year, I had the opportunity to spend the holiday in a more traditional setting. I'm not going to give a blow-by-blow recount of the evening (which was quite pleasant), but I will give you some memorable quotes:

1. Scene: playing a Thanksgiving trivia game. A question about the name of the Native American tribe that celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims. One of the answer choices was the Chickasaw Tribe. Soon after, this was said: "Don't you remember that song about that tribe? Went something like: La La La La Chickasaw Tribe." (The la la's were verbatim)

2. Scene: Dining table shortly before dessert. "What's the name of that cheesecake factory near Grand Central?" "Oh, um, the Cheesecake Factory?"

Those two lines pretty much sum up the day. Perfection. How was your Thanksgiving?


Kate said...

I got Regina-Georged at Thanksgiving dinner!

Really missed you at T-giving, Brian! Because you would have known exactly what I was thinking when this woman (who only came over for desserts... totally not in the loop with the Thanksgiving vibe of our great little gathering) Regina'ed me!

RG: You have beautiful hair.
Me: Oh, thanks!
RG: So you like your hair then? You really like it.
Me: Umm, yeah, I mean... sure.
RG: Most people with hair like yours think it's too much trouble.
Me: (thinking: you mean people with brown, shoulder length hair??) No, I mean it's ok.

End scene.

She totally Regina'ed me. And she won. Why didn't I ask her if her man shoulders bothered her?? That would have won me the round.

I completely failed the WWBWD Challenge (What Would Blair Waldorf Do).

Happy Thanksgiving everybody. Stay tuned for a Cady Herron Christmas.

4 for you Glenn Coco! You go Glenn Coco!

Brian said...

Oh man. How I would have died to be there. We would have likely had one of those "get out of my brain" moments, this time, with a death stare at that woman.