Six bucks and my right nut says we’re not landing in Chicago.

Thankfully (oh ho ho), the weather cooperated at the end of last week, so I was able to attend all the Thanksgiving festivities I’d planned instead of weeping into turkey and mashed potatoes in a diner.

On Thursday, I celebrated with Aisling’s family–I’ve been over there for so many holiday gatherings now that it’s practically a tradition, and everyone there is so wonderful–they’ve never made me feel like anything less than a full-fledged member of the family. We ate, and yelled at football players, and ate some more, and then ate some more, then engaged in a rousing round of “The Name Game”, then ate some MORE, and settled in to watch “Elf”, which is much cuter when you actually watch it instead of passing out in a velvet santa suit.

We had turkey covered in bacon, you guys. In bacon. You know what’s better than turkey covered in bacon? Turkey covered in bacon smothered in gravy. My arteries will never be the same.

As we were leaving, Aisling’s grandma gave me a hug and said it was wonderful that they get to see me at least once a year, but that I ought not to make it so long between visits. AWWWW. They’ll be sorry once I start coming over for dinner every Sunday.

On Friday, my stomach and I regrouped for Thanksgiving 2.0, aka Friends Thanksgiving. This involves a bunch of attractive people getting together, eating, and then playing filthy word games into the wee hours.


Chantal had accosted me at Tonya’s birthday party and demanded to know why I wasn’t wearing red lipstick, which is why I am wearing the fussiest color of them all on a day full of eating and drinking. I get compliments on this color every time I wear it, and the only reason I’m telling you this is because today is World AIDS day, and the shade I wear is MAC Viva Glam I, a product line from which every cent of the purchase price is donated to the MAC AIDS Fund, to support men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS. If you like it, it’s a way to treat yourself to something nice and make a donation at the same time to an important cause–or if red isn’t your thing, they also have more neutral shades.

After the kids blacked outwent home, we played “The Game of Things”, which always ends up being a contest to see who is genuinely the filthiest. This group of people may, in fact, be the filthiest people alive. This became readily apparent when our ideas were revealed for “Things you shouldn’t call a children’s book.” …actually, I’m curious how deep this disgusting rabbit hole goes–what do YOU think we shouldn’t call a children’s book?

32 Comments Six bucks and my right nut says we’re not landing in Chicago.

  1. pretzelcoatl December 1, 2010 at 6:16 pm


    I’m always jealous of your partythings.

    1. admin December 1, 2010 at 6:23 pm

      I lucked into a really great group of people. 🙂

      1. pretzelcoatl December 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm

        Do they have Madison models available? Because I might change my wishlist around a bit.

        1. admin December 1, 2010 at 6:25 pm

          What you need to do is move here. 😛

  2. thisiserika December 1, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Okay, how do you play the game of things? I want to see who of my friends is filthiest!

    Also, you look amazing, and it ain’t just the lipstick.

    1. admin December 1, 2010 at 7:06 pm

      The game of things comes with a bunch of topic cards (or you could make your own): Things you wouldn’t want to hear from an EMT in the ambulance, things that would get you discharged from the military, things you would do if you were invisible, things you shouldn’t do in a graveyard, etc. One person is the ‘reader’ and reads the topic. Everyone writes their answer on a slip of paper, which are folded and handed into the reader. The reader reads off everyone’s answers, and starting from the left of the reader, people try to match the answer to the person who wrote it. If they guess right, they get a point and get to continue guessing. If they guess wrong, play continues to the left until everyone is matched with the answer they wrote down. The reader isn’t allowed to guess (as they will probably recognize handwriting). The longer the game goes, the more ridiculous and hilarious the answers get!

      Also, thank you. 🙂

      1. thisiserika December 1, 2010 at 7:31 pm

        Interesting…this sounds like a drinking game could be made out of it.

        1. admin December 1, 2010 at 7:45 pm


  3. greyweirdo December 1, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Things you shouldn’t call a children’s book.

    “The Cat in the Cunt” for a start.

    “The Poky Little Puppy Learns About Fleching” is another

    1. admin December 1, 2010 at 7:06 pm

      Re: Things you shouldn’t call a children’s book.


  4. myrrhmade December 1, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    YUMMOLA! Also gorgeous family!

    1. admin December 1, 2010 at 7:09 pm

      It was so great to spend the holiday with my chosen family. 🙂

      1. myrrhmade December 1, 2010 at 7:13 pm

        Agreed. I guess I define “family” the same as you do. =]

  5. weaselmom December 1, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    On a totally unrelated note, help! I’ve been banned from posting in our Kent community! Might have something to do with the comments mod setting…

    1. admin December 1, 2010 at 7:45 pm

      Posting comments or posting entries?

      *edit* I’ve dug through the settings and I can’t see anything that would stop you from doing either, are you getting an error you can screencap or something?

      1. weaselmom December 1, 2010 at 8:15 pm

        It doesn’t even give me the option of posting – it says “Logged in user: weaselmom – you have been banned from commenting in this journal.” Frankly I am so fucking irritated about the recent Microsoft update stuff that I really just want to kick a dev in the crotch. Thanks for changing the default font to something unreadable! Thanks for doing something to IE to make it crash most of the morning! Pigfuckers.

        Whoo, I’m really wound up now.

        1. admin December 1, 2010 at 8:19 pm

          WEIRD. Not to rile you up further, but can you try again? That I’ve seen, communities do not have comment settings. Found that part, but comments are allowed from everyone. I’ve changed so that posts from you are not moderated, though, so maybe that will help? I swear you are not banned!

          1. weaselmom December 1, 2010 at 8:55 pm

            That did the trick! You are a goddess among mods.

            I wonder if you’d like to take a crack at the new Microsoft default font.

          2. admin December 1, 2010 at 9:01 pm

            Sadly, I have no power over Microsoft whatsoever, as evidenced by the sheer amount of cursing I have been doing at my xbox over the last week.

  6. dslartoo December 1, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    That lipstick looks hawt on you.

    Also, when did you straighten your hair? Every pic I’ve seen of you, I think, has been curly-haired Mellzah.


    1. admin December 1, 2010 at 8:48 pm

      Thanks! My hair retains its natural annoying curl, I just wasn’t too lazy to blow dry it that particular day. 😉

  7. cajoje December 2, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Aw, little tired cutie rubbing her eyes. Adorbes.

  8. splatterhouse December 2, 2010 at 2:57 am

    <3 my viva glam I. my ex trekked all the way into the middle of boston and bought it for me after we had a stupid fight, aw.

    1. admin December 9, 2010 at 8:34 pm

      hahaha what a well-trained man!

      1. splatterhouse December 9, 2010 at 8:35 pm

        lol, that was actually. it was one of his few moments of relationship brilliance.

        1. admin December 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm

          Everyone is entitled to at least one moment of relationship brilliance. I may have used mine up already. 😐

  9. inner_kitsune December 2, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    my grandfather not only puts bacon on the turkey, but the stuffing is made of mostly ground beef. the man is 75 and hasn’t had any clogged arteries/heart problems. it’s pretty amazing.

    1. admin December 9, 2010 at 8:34 pm

      I would like to have dinner at your grandfather’s house!

  10. assassinpandora December 3, 2010 at 3:16 am

    I am interested in the color differences between Viva Glam 1 and MAC red….goodness me, do I need ANOTHER red lipstick?

    1. admin December 9, 2010 at 8:37 pm

      MAC red is more of a blue-based red and has a slicker finish, Viva Glam 1 has more brown tones in it and is a matte–I layer gloss over it because I find mattes too dry on their own.

  11. conceptcanibal December 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I wish there was more of that turkey left! And the best part? The next day, there was bacon already cooked and ready for sammiches!

    I love my sister from another mother, and I’m so glad you feel as welcomed as you are in the crazy Montague house!

    1. admin December 9, 2010 at 8:37 pm

      I love MY sister from another mister!

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