To those of you reading Techerator from the United States: Happy Thanksgiving! We decided to take a break from the tech today and instead tell you what our plans are for the holiday weekend. Feel free to tell us your plans in the comments at the bottom of this post!
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I took an overnight train back to my hometown in rural North Dakota and got back early Thanksgiving morning. I found it to be pretty challenging to sleep on the train, but I managed to sleep through almost the entire trip (including a 2-hour delay in the city where I went to college).
Now that I’m home I’m going to put up the Christmas tree with my family, take my mom shopping for TVs on Black Friday, and play Munchkin and Halo Reach with my friends.
Oh, and did I mention how excited I am for turkey dinner, riced potatoes, and fruit salad?
The holiday season is always my favorite time of the year! I love Thanksgiving. I don’t love it just for the food, although that’s a great part of it, but more because I get a chance to be with family. This will be the first year that I’m going to be having Thanksgiving with my sister since early 2000 and the first time I will ever have Thanksgiving with my five-year-old niece.
It’s going to be a fun day! We plan on watching the Macy’s Day Parade as usual, then spending the day in the kitchen cooking, followed by the Thanksgiving meal. Later in the evening we plan on decorating the house for Christmas and putting up the tree in addition to playing board games and games on the Wii.
The rest of the weekend will probably consist of shopping, movies, hot chocolate, tubing/skiing and attending the city’s annual tree lighting. Let the festivities begin!
When it comes to Thanksgiving, the Ivanca family partakes in an untraditional traditional way. Please, let me elaborate.
The year was 1987. The economy was booming, the Minnesota Twins had just won the World Series, and three couples who worked together realized that none of them were going home to their respective families that Thanksgiving. So they decided to meet up at one of their homes to celebrate the holiday regardless. And thus a non-relative family tradition was born. Currently the tradition calls for rotating between these three families and their homes…and although we are not hosting this year, it is always a blessing to see them and reminisce.
Normally as part of the tradition, we all jump on over to the movies after the Thanksgiving meal and sit down for some tri-family entertainment. In 2002, this movie tradition took on a form of its own when the first “Harry Potter” came out. Since then, we have tried to catch every Potter movie afterwards (if it comes out in November of course), and you will surely see all of us at “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” on Thanksgiving Day.
I honestly don’t know what we will do once “Part 2” comes out, but I guess we’ll cross that bridge when it comes.
I traveled to my hometown from my college town, and I plan on going to my grandma’s house for Thanksgiving (but the weather will probably stop that). If we can’t go there, we plan to stay with my parents and siblings that I haven’t seen since Christmas.
I’m taking a short vacation and will be back at work on Friday!Image courtesy: Pink Sherbet Photography