Please consider registering
Guest
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Happy Thanksgiving
23 November 2016
12.54pm
Avatar
Expert Textpert
In bed.
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 4405
Member Since:
18 April 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Silly Girl said
So this is Thanksgiving... and I'd say it's a jolly good opportunity to revive the appreciation thread

I must say, this has to be my favourite out of the holidays that are exclusive to America. It's nice, the idea of having a holiday devoted to gathering with family and overeating erm, appreciating life's blessings. a-hard-days-night-george-9  

Thanksgiving has potential. Unfortunately that potential is often wasted on grumpy relatives who ignore you while they sit and watch football. Or sometimes, you are forced into awkward conversation with A) People you don't know very well (in the case of in-laws), or B) People you do know and would prefer not to know.

The following people thank Expert Textpert for this post:

Beatlebug

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

23 November 2016
3.15pm
Avatar
sgtpepper63
On a boat on a river with tangering trees and marmalade skies
Carnegie Hall
Guests
Forum Posts: 551
Member Since:
18 May 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanksgiving is going to be bad this year because my older brother invited my sister and my mom's older brother, neither of who I don't get along with. Fortunately, I have options:

1. Go through the painful process of being with my family at the Thanksgiving table

2. Go to my friends house and have thanksgiving with all of my friends (most of my friends are having thanksgiving together)

3. My son's doing his own thanksgiving at his house with his friends, so I can go there

4. I can go with my wife to her family's Thanksgiving

5. I can go to HMBeatlesfan's house and have Thanksgiving with him and his friends (I live next door to him and yes, he gave me permission to say this)

This is a big game of double edged swords and it reminds me of a certain song.

23 November 2016
3.29pm
Avatar
Expert Textpert
In bed.
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 4405
Member Since:
18 April 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

This is your sister the liberal?

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

23 November 2016
4.01pm
Avatar
sgtpepper63
On a boat on a river with tangering trees and marmalade skies
Carnegie Hall
Guests
Forum Posts: 551
Member Since:
18 May 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Expert Textpert said
This is your sister the liberal?  

I don't know what the hell you're saying, but if you must know, my sister is the politically correct whiney bitch of the family.

23 November 2016
4.03pm
Avatar
Expert Textpert
In bed.
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 4405
Member Since:
18 April 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Didn't you mention before that you didn't agree with your sister because you are a conservative and she's a liberal? Or did I make that up in my imagination?

The following people thank Expert Textpert for this post:

William Shears Campbell

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

23 November 2016
4.10pm
Avatar
sgtpepper63
On a boat on a river with tangering trees and marmalade skies
Carnegie Hall
Guests
Forum Posts: 551
Member Since:
18 May 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Expert Textpert said
Didn't you mention before that you didn't agree with your sister because you are a conservative and she's a liberal? Or did I make that up in my imagination?  

I might've although I don't remember using those words.

23 November 2016
4.18pm
Avatar
Expert Textpert
In bed.
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 4405
Member Since:
18 April 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

You should sit down to the table and start a political fight with your sister. That's what family is for, right?

The following people thank Expert Textpert for this post:

Little Piggy Dragonguy

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

23 November 2016
4.28pm
Avatar
sgtpepper63
On a boat on a river with tangering trees and marmalade skies
Carnegie Hall
Guests
Forum Posts: 551
Member Since:
18 May 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Are you kidding me, imagine the shit that would happen if I started arguing with my sister. It'd probably start with me stating a differing opinion and we'd start swearing at each other and I might call her a bitch or a cunt or whatever and then she'd hit me and it'd get messy (she has hit me before for saying shit).

23 November 2016
4.33pm
Avatar
Expert Textpert
In bed.
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 4405
Member Since:
18 April 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I once threw my brother out of my apartment because we had a political argument.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

23 November 2016
4.41pm
Avatar
sgtpepper63
On a boat on a river with tangering trees and marmalade skies
Carnegie Hall
Guests
Forum Posts: 551
Member Since:
18 May 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I never knew you had a brother, is he older or younger. Me and my brother get along pretty well, although he likes pop music and doesn't like hard rock/heavy metal and he takes Christianity so seriously to the point where he believes "if The Bible says so, it's true and there's no exceptions", which is fine by me but can piss some other people off.

23 November 2016
4.46pm
Avatar
Expert Textpert
In bed.
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 4405
Member Since:
18 April 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I have an older brother who is a conservative and I'm a liberal. I'm actually more a radical. He doesn't seem to care as much about social injustices as I do.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

23 November 2016
4.51pm
Avatar
HMBeatlesfan
Kalamazoo, Seussville, USA
Candlestick Park
Guests
Forum Posts: 1115
Member Since:
23 July 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Why not you come to my house for thanksgiving, sgtpepper63, it'll be one hell of a time and don't tell my mother, but we're getting McDonalds and beer instead of a turkey.

sgtpepper63 said

I never knew you had a brother, is he older or younger. Me and my brother get along pretty well, although he likes pop music and doesn't like hard rock/heavy metal and he takes Christianity so seriously to the point where he believes "if The Bible says so, it's true and there's no exceptions", which is fine by me but can piss some other people off.

What could being a hardcore Christian possibly involve that could piss someone off, as both of my parents are like your brother and they're fine.

Maybe you should try posting more.

23 November 2016
4.59pm
Avatar
sgtpepper63
On a boat on a river with tangering trees and marmalade skies
Carnegie Hall
Guests
Forum Posts: 551
Member Since:
18 May 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

HMBeatlesfan said
What could being a hardcore Christian possibly involve that could piss someone off, as both of my parents are like your brother and they're fine.  

A lot of things. For example, my brother believes that killing a human is a sin, regardless of the circumstances and pissed off his coworkers when he said that he hopes the US doesn't start a war after 9/11 and that it was wrong of the US to kill Osama Bin Laden and his family and on top of that, he's also homophobic, which can piss off a lot of people.

23 November 2016
5.07pm
Avatar
HMBeatlesfan
Kalamazoo, Seussville, USA
Candlestick Park
Guests
Forum Posts: 1115
Member Since:
23 July 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

sgtpepper63 said

A lot of things. For example, my brother believes that killing a human is a sin, regardless of the circumstances and pissed off his coworkers when he said that he hopes the US doesn't start a war after 9/11 and that it was wrong of the US to kill Osama Bin Laden and his family and on top of that, he's also homophobic, which can piss off a lot of people.  

That's not my parents, they believes in killing men in self defense and my father is also a strong supporter of the death penalty. They're both homophobic and believe in gender roles, though and my father really doesn't like the idea of women in the military because according to him, that's men work and killing girls is wrong.

Maybe you should try posting more.

23 November 2016
5.12pm
Avatar
sgtpepper63
On a boat on a river with tangering trees and marmalade skies
Carnegie Hall
Guests
Forum Posts: 551
Member Since:
18 May 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

My brother believes in gender roles as well and is similar to your father (except he's against killing). Anyways, let's talk about thanksgiving, shall we. I like listening to Beatles music on thanksgiving, to me anything from Beatles 65' to Revolver fits the mood best.

23 November 2016
5.41pm
Avatar
William Shears Campbell
The Great Wall City Of Salt Lake
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 2892
Member Since:
14 June 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

@sgtpepper63 said
I like listening to Beatles music on thanksgiving, to me anything from Beatles 65' to Revolver fits the mood best.  

Growing up on the 2009 remasters, I'm gonna equivocate that to Help to Revolver in UK catalogue terms.

Here | There | Everywhere

The one and only Billy Shears (AKA Paul's Replacement)

2016:2016 Award 1

23 November 2016
5.49pm
Avatar
HMBeatlesfan
Kalamazoo, Seussville, USA
Candlestick Park
Guests
Forum Posts: 1115
Member Since:
23 July 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

No, Beatles 65' to Revolver would be Beatles For Sale to Revolver in UK terms, as Beatles 65' is essentially side A of Beatles For Sale with a couple of extra tracks thrown in there.

The following people thank HMBeatlesfan for this post:

William Shears Campbell

Maybe you should try posting more.

23 November 2016
5.57pm
Avatar
Starr Shine?
Waiting in the sky
Apple rooftop
Members
Forum Posts: 15570
Member Since:
1 November 2013
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

sgtpepper63 said

5. I can go to HMBeatlesfan's house and have Thanksgiving with him and his friends (I live next door to him and yes, he gave me permission to say this)
  

Had a feeling you two knew each other.

The following people thank Starr Shine? for this post:

Beatlebug, Evangeline, WeepingAtlasCedars, WeepingAtlasCedars, Little Piggy Dragonguy

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

Brainwashed by RadiantCowbells.

If you can't log in and can't use the forum go here and someone will help you out.

23 November 2016
6.00pm
Avatar
HMBeatlesfan
Kalamazoo, Seussville, USA
Candlestick Park
Guests
Forum Posts: 1115
Member Since:
23 July 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

It's true, his cousin Bill is my childhood friend, although I sadly had to move from Florida to New York when I was 10.

Maybe you should try posting more.

23 November 2016
7.49pm
Avatar
Beatlebug
Find me where ye echo lays
Moderator

Moderators
Forum Posts: 15149
Member Since:
15 February 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

@Expert Textpert sighed 

Thanksgiving has potential. Unfortunately that potential is often wasted on grumpy relatives who ignore you while they sit and watch football. Or sometimes, you are forced into awkward conversation with A) People you don't know very well (in the case of in-laws), or B) People you do know and would prefer not to know.  

Haha, you have a point, ExTex. I suppose I was looking through my customary rose-tinted glasses at the whole thing, and certainly staying with my grandparents is always lovely. When it comes to the extended-family-gatherings, though, I usually end up in a corner with a guitar or drawing pad being anti-social. Being the only out-of-state folks in a fairly close-knit family can be a bit weird... and I still can't keep track of all the great-aunts on my paternal grandmother's side! ahdn_paul_01 

It verges from the sublime to the ridiculote

Silly-Girl-2016.png Silly-Girl-2017.png bbbadge2018.jpg

New to Forumpool? You can introduce yourself here

Forum Timezone: America/Chicago
Most Users Ever Online: 597
Currently Online: Into the Sky with Diamonds, Starr Shine?
1
Guest(s)
Top Posters:
Starr Shine?: 15566
Ron Nasty: 9660
Necko: 7851
50yearslate: 7274
parlance: 7111
mr. Sun king coming together: 6403
AppleScruffJunior: 6294
Mr. Kite: 6147
trcanberra: 6045
mithveaen: 4621
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 87
Members: 2714
Moderators: 6
Admins: 2
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 44
Topics: 4757
Posts: 327009
Newest Members:
Jose R. Gonzalez, Luke Kajder, CharlieCC, rickc, jaja0714
Moderators: Joe: 5056, Zig: 9807, meanmistermustard: 22205, Ahhh Girl: 18287, Beatlebug: 15149, The Hole Got Fixed: 6854
Administrators: Joe: 5056, Ellie: 4