Editor celebrates her own verison of Thanksgiving


It’s that time of the year again when we get together with our loved ones and stuff our faces full of turkey, pies, stuffing and various other holiday treats. Families come in all shapes and sizes.
There’s the blood relatives back home and then there’s the mishmash of folks that have been acquired at your home away from home.
After being on campus for two years, I have finally collected a group of friends that I feel comfortable enough with to share and celebrate this holiday season.
This is my first Friendsgiving that is not associated with a campus organization. They are all coming over to my apartment on their own free will. Each has been assigned to one of the staples from a true Thanksgiving meal.
However, we are not keeping things traditional with a turkey as the centerpiece, because, let’s face it, we’re college students who don’t have the time, money or patience to cook a turkey. Instead, we’ve decided on a crock pot chicken recipe that is easier and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
I’m breaking out my family’s super-secret stuffing recipe. I don’t make this holiday staple for just anyone. I can’t give away everything that’s in it, but it does have sausage and apples.
It requires me to slave away in the kitchen for hours, but it is completely worth it in the end because a Thanksgiving dinner is not complete without stuffing. I know what the chicken and the stuffing is going to taste like, but I can’t wait to discover everyone’s culinary abilities.
After we have filled our stomachs to the maximum capacity with various holiday foods, we are going to move on to the evening’s entertainment. We haven’t fully decided what we’re going to do yet, but my roommate and I have been throwing around the idea of movies and board games.
However, I am extremely picky about the types of movies and how I watch them. There are some movies that I have zero tolerance for. Typically, those would be your run of the mill romance movies like “The Notebook,” “A Walk to Remember” and “The Lucky One,” where the story lines are completely unrealistic and the dialogue is really cheesy.
I don’t want to spend my time watching how wonderful some couple’s relationship is. I’d rather watch a gangster movie where corruption and revenge is the way of life.
Another genre of movie I absolutely detest is comedy, but this isn’t just any comedy. I despise movies that are filled with absurdly stupid humor. I don’t see the point in comedies like “Anchorman,” “The Interview” or “Step Brothers.”
There is barely any plot and the entire movie is filled with random lines that are supposed to be funny, but aren’t because they sound like jokes a middle schooler came up with. If I am to watch a comedy my preference is for it not to be utterly mind-numbing.
Hopefully at Friendsgiving, we don’t watch any movies that will make me bang my head against a wall. I’m hoping the night will be filled with warmth, laughter and some thanks, because at times like these we all need to step back and realize how lucky some of us are.

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