The question of the week is:
“So…big dinner plans for Thursday?”
And my answer is: No, actually. I don’t.
I don’t do the big Thanksgiving dinner anymore. And it’s not because I’m sad or lonely or have no friends or family.
It’s a conscious choice.
But, man — the way folks look at you when you say that! Their eyes get sad, and they immediately try to include you in their family dinners.
It’s so sweet and very much appreciated, but unnecessary. There are just other ways I’d rather give thanks besides eating a big meal.
You see, I don’t like turkey…never have. (I do like some of the sides, though.) And that huge meal and the pressure to eat a lot all at once is a bit overwhelming. So my tradition is to go to the Macy’s Parade and watch the balloons, and then eat popcorn at the movie theater.
Heck, I probably eat more calories!
And to show I’m not a total buzz kill for this all-American holiday, I’ve created a poll so we can all vote on our favorite Turkey Day foods (’cause even I’ve got one of those).