Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Turkey Time Out

Thanksgiving is almost here! As my father would say, one and a wake up! This probably means that people are scurrying about picking up groceries and doing a final sweep of the house before guests arrived. Maybe you’re staring into your oven, trying to remember how you Tetris-ed all the food in there last year so that everything was ready at the same time (it’s an art form). Or maybe you’re really focused on creating the perfect Christmas movie schedule to begin next Monday.

Oh, that’s just me?

Well….this is awkward.

But anyway, we’re all busy with something or other. And our productivity is laudable. And necessary. (We’re making dinner for how many people?) Sometimes, though, you just need to take a break. Just a small recharge to get you ready for all that potato peeling. If you’re someone who can take an appropriately timed nap, you have my admiration. I’ve tried. There’s absolutely no problem falling asleep, but when that alarm goes off a half hour later?

*Cue sound of cell phone smashing into wall, followed by light snoring.*

And a short reading break certainly doesn’t work. No amount of turkey stuffing responsibilities is going to distract me from seeing what happens in the next chapter. So, my breaks come in the form of television shows. Whether or not I go with an hour or half hour choice is largely dependent on how severely I cut myself while chopping celery (every damn year).

So, if you need a break or just want something on in the background while you craft that perfect apple pie, here are a few options:

  1. “Pangs” (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

  1. “Chuck Versus the Nemesis” (Chuck)
 (Blogger is not cooperating with this video. But the clip is great!)

  1. “Blitzgiving” (How I Met Your Mother)

  1. “The One With Chandler in a Box” (Friends)

  1.  “A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving” (Gilmore Girls)

Oh, and don’t forget to break out the construction paper and scissors! You can never have enough hand turkeys.



  1. Thanksgiving is that time of year we all feel like we've joined the army from all the potato peeling we must do.
    "You're on KP! Get to it!"

    Someday, I shall master the art of having everything ready at the same time. Maybe.

    1. Last year was the first time I managed it successfully. I kept waiting for confetti to rain from the skies and people to start a slow clap.