Saturday, 28 November 2009

Reasons To Be Thankful ...

For Thanksgiving we had an American themed meal.

We also had to come dressed as something American.

So we had a Cincinnati Reds pitcher, Chief Sitting Turkey [smallpox infected blanket not pictured], 2 cowgirls [the tension between the cowgirls and the Chief was intense], a Desperate Housewife, a hula girl, The American Tourist and someone wearing pants with an elasticated waistband.

We watched some NFL, as I believe is trad at Thanksgiving.

Green Bay were ruining Detroit.

NFL is probably the most confusing sport I have ever seen. Why are there so many players? Why are so many of them obese? Actual fat bastards. Why does that gangly white man come on, kick the ball and then piss off back to the bench? How does anyone ever get injured playing this sport? The amount of padding/helmet wearing is ridic.

Dinner was a red, white and blue affair and was kicked off by the singing of the Star Spangled Banner.

At the head of the table was the guest of honour and leader of the free world, Barack Obama.

Sweet potato + marshmallow = the best of friends. Who knew?

And my fake turkey was delicious. And very round.

For dessert, Krispy Kreme mixed up the holidays. Things got a tad festive.

And we used our extra dessert stomachs for pumpkin pie and pecan pie.

I had never had pumpkin pie before - and it was not at all what I expected. It was much lighter and tasted a bit like an egg custard, that fine Northern dessert.

Slightly skew-whiff self timer portrait.

Barack insisted on taking a tour of the house. As on MTV cribs, he wanted to see what was in the fridge.

He invited himself upstairs.

Tried on Chan's dressing gown.

Played hide and seek.

And then he had to have a shower because he had got so over excited and sweaty during the vigorous hide and seek session.

Dubya would not approve.


Blake said...

While I realize that you were making fun of our elegant elastic-waisted population, I still had a tear in my eye to see the NFL on your TV and a baseball mitt at the table.

Sorry about the Green Bay blowout - you just didn't get a very competitive game. Nobody likes the Packers now that Favre is gone. Did you know their nickname has been shortened over the years from 'The Green Bay Meatpackers'? That could make you hate them as well, right?

Go USA and Happy Thanksgiving!

EHisCDN said...

LOL nice interpretation of an American Thanksgiving. I never thought to celebrate another countries holiday before

Jess said...

@Blake - the whole evening was done with affection and love at the forefront.

Before starting the meal a ceremonial U-S-A, U-S-A chant took place to ensure we had an appropriate amount of respect for the evening.

The Meatpackers? What kind of a team name is that?! Howsabout the Manchester City Meatpackers?

And guess what is on TV right now? Minnesota vs Chicago, starring Brett Favre. He is an old man! Why is he such a big deal?!

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and you really need to set a date to come over to the fair isle Mister!

@EH - you should have an England day or something where you shun dentistry, don't shower, love your pet dog more than your own child, hunt a fox, apologise to a stranger for something they did wrong and have a massively over inflated sense of self importance on the world stage.

Fun for all the family :)

EHisCDN said...

maybe i'll just celebrate Guy Fawkes Day or something. My grandparents were English so my Dad still thinks he is, so everyday is english day here at my house! I do enjoy Yorkshire Pudding though!

btw I don't understand the big deal about Bret Favre either! Although I don't get football in general...