November 25, 2008

The Mic is On: We’re Talking Turkeys

published this at 6:59 pm

It’s Like Open Mic Only Different

The Mic Is On

Here’s how it works.

It’s like any rambling conversation. Don’t try to read it all. Jump in whenever you get here. Just go to the end and start talking. EVERYONE is WELCOME.
The rules are simple — be nice.

There are always first timers and new things to talk about. It’s sort of half “Cheers” part “Friends” and part video game. You don’t know how much fun it is until you try it.

The Birds, the Flops, and the Foolish Folks

And the WKRP Turkey Drop episode

Surely you’ve got a turkey story to tell.


And, whatever else comes up, including THE EVER POPULAR, Basil the code-writing donkey . . . and flamenco dancing (because we always get off topic, anyway.)

Oh, and bring example links.

–ME “Liz” Strauss
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276 Comments to “The Mic is On: We’re Talking Turkeys”

  1. November 25th, 2008 at 7:03 pm
    Timothy Johnson said

    Ready to “gobble up” the conversation, Liz?

  2. November 25th, 2008 at 7:03 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    gobble gobble, this red-headed turkey is here!

  3. November 25th, 2008 at 7:04 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Ah, my two smiling friends, gobbling in the door!!

  4. November 25th, 2008 at 7:05 pm
    Timothy Johnson said

    Really more of a stuffing/dressing man myself to be honest

  5. November 25th, 2008 at 7:05 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Tim,
    I wouldn’t let that sentence get too far away from you. …

  6. November 25th, 2008 at 7:06 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Hi Liz, the Queen of Turkeys! ;)

  7. November 25th, 2008 at 7:07 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Queen of Turkeys!
    I see how tonight’s going to go …

  8. November 25th, 2008 at 7:07 pm
    Timothy Johnson said

    I was wondering who would pounce on that one. Since Amy isn’t here yet, I guess you’re the lucky one, Liz

    Hi Miss Glenda… are we dancing the Turkey Trot tonight?

  9. November 25th, 2008 at 7:09 pm
    Beth Rosen said

    Thanks Liz would rather be out in person but this looks cool..so I will grab a wine and check it out…

  10. November 25th, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    ;) Luv ya, Liz!

    Definitely, Mr T!

  11. November 25th, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hey Beth!
    Welcome, meet Glenda and Tim!

  12. November 25th, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    Joe said

    Hey Liz,
    Hey All,
    This place sounds like home, Gobble, gobble jokes, Calling each other Turkey.
    It’s nice to be with family during the holiday’s. :-)

  13. November 25th, 2008 at 7:11 pm
    Timothy Johnson said

    Hi Beth

    I’m harmless but Liz bites

  14. November 25th, 2008 at 7:12 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Glenda,
    I think it’s fun! I just Twittered Amy that you beat her to it! She said @lizstrauss I’d never call you that. :-)

  15. November 25th, 2008 at 7:12 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Hi Beth, nice to meet you.

  16. November 25th, 2008 at 7:12 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Yeah, Joe,
    Does feel like family!

  17. November 25th, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Guess Amy doesn’t know you well enough yet, Liz.

  18. November 25th, 2008 at 7:14 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Tim,
    Amy says she’s hunting/gathering, but she’ll be here later.

  19. November 25th, 2008 at 7:14 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Glenda,
    I’m laughing too hard to answer that.

  20. November 25th, 2008 at 7:15 pm
    Joe said

    Yeah Liz,
    We already got Ms Glenda and Mr Tim dancing, gonna be a great party!

  21. November 25th, 2008 at 7:16 pm
    Marti said

    Hello to Liz, Timothy, Glenda, Beth and Joe! Happy Turkey to you all!

  22. November 25th, 2008 at 7:17 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Marti!
    Congratulations on the book!

  23. November 25th, 2008 at 7:17 pm
    Timothy Johnson said

    Hi Joe… Hi Marti

  24. November 25th, 2008 at 7:18 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    wow, only at #19 and Queen Liz is laughing hard. Off to a great start. How long can we keep her off her rocker?

  25. November 25th, 2008 at 7:19 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Hey Marti, pull up a roost.

  26. November 25th, 2008 at 7:19 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Uh-oh Someone put a quarter in Glenda tonight! I’m in for a good one!

  27. November 25th, 2008 at 7:20 pm
    Timothy Johnson said

    hold her down and tickle her… that should keep her laughing for a while

  28. November 25th, 2008 at 7:21 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Hi pseudohusband, et al :-)

    I took a poll on twitter, and I’m the only american who doesn’t celebrate thanksgiving.

    Where are all the canadians?

  29. November 25th, 2008 at 7:21 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    in this recess, make it a dime, Liz. Cut backs, you know.

  30. November 25th, 2008 at 7:21 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Now, you sound like my older brothers.

    They used to eat my turkey when I wasn’t looking.

  31. November 25th, 2008 at 7:22 pm
    Joe said

    I don’t know Glenda, Liz is 6 eggs short of a dozen already, I think if we really push her we could have some Egg-nog by Thrusday. ;-)

  32. November 25th, 2008 at 7:22 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Amy,
    This talk about any kind of turkey you ever met … must be a couple of turkey lawyers???

  33. November 25th, 2008 at 7:23 pm
    Marti said

    Thank you so much Liz. I am so grateful for all of the wonderful contributors (especially you!)

  34. November 25th, 2008 at 7:24 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Hi Amy, I’m currently the token Canadian here.

  35. November 25th, 2008 at 7:24 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Should I tell the frozen turkey in the trunk story … maybe I can find a link to it on my other blog. :)

  36. November 25th, 2008 at 7:25 pm
    Timothy Johnson said

    Hi pseudo wife… I’m glad you like my recycling efforts

  37. November 25th, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    Amy Derby said

    TGFG — Thank God For Glenda :-)

  38. November 25th, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Here we go …
    One reason I’m such a poor child, my big brothers shamelessly picked on me ….

    http://lettingmebe.blogspot.com/2005/11/tradition-is-tradition.html

  39. November 25th, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    Marti said

    Amy, I think Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in early October. Don’t know if it is like USA, with turkey, stuffing etc.

    Glenda?

  40. November 25th, 2008 at 7:28 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Tim, I’m probably the only person on earth who doesn’t recycle. I walk everywhere, because I don’t drive. So I figure that count. :-p

    So…um…yeah. :-)

    p.s. I goofed on my meeting days — that’s tomorrow — so I got to come play. Yay. :-)

  41. November 25th, 2008 at 7:28 pm
    Richard Reeve said

    so now I learn Liz has another blog!

  42. November 25th, 2008 at 7:29 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Joe, it’ll be either eggnog or scrambled eggs. Give her a few more comments. Turkey eggs? Hmm.

  43. November 25th, 2008 at 7:29 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Welcome Richard!
    I’m just a passel of secrets. :)

  44. November 25th, 2008 at 7:29 pm
    Joe said

    Sorry, nothing to do with Turkey day, but Frosty got un-guyed the other day and can’t even jump on my lap.
    Poor guy(former)! :-(

  45. November 25th, 2008 at 7:30 pm
    Timothy Johnson said

    LOL Amy… I figure it’s my civic duty to recycle… whether it’s newspaper… plastics…. or a Lexus

  46. November 25th, 2008 at 7:30 pm
    Marti said

    Liz, I just read your Thanksgiving story….putting black olives on all your fingers – too funny! Plus losing your chair, going for chair, returning to half of your food gone – OMG, I laughed so loud husband gave me the “what’s so funny?” look and then I had to read it aloud to him. Now we’re both giggling! Thanks for sharing!

  47. November 25th, 2008 at 7:32 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Marti,
    THIS is the good one — the one they tell every Thanksgiving about me.

    http://lettingmebe.blogspot.com/2005/09/turkey-in-trunk.html

  48. November 25th, 2008 at 7:32 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Liz, I think you grew up in my house. :-)

  49. November 25th, 2008 at 7:33 pm
    Marti said

    Oh Joe, Frosty has no more jingle bells? *grin*

  50. November 25th, 2008 at 7:33 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Yep, we stuffed our turkey in October.

  51. November 25th, 2008 at 7:35 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Tim, newspaper goes in the rabbit cage. I don’t use much that is plastic. What I do use gets reused. So I guess that’s recycling. In a weird way.

    Marti, most of my Canadian friends celebrated on theirs much the same way “normal” people do here.

    Joe, who is frosty?

  52. November 25th, 2008 at 7:35 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Un-guyed! Owww.

  53. November 25th, 2008 at 7:36 pm
    Joe said

    Yeah Marti. No more jingle jangle for him (it).
    Glenda, I hope you used something quiet to stuff that turkey! ;-)

  54. November 25th, 2008 at 7:37 pm
    Charlene said

    Hello goblers all.

  55. November 25th, 2008 at 7:37 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Amy, why aren’t you normal?

  56. November 25th, 2008 at 7:37 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Marti,
    Seems like Frosty has a reason to be frosted …

  57. November 25th, 2008 at 7:38 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Yeah, Amy, why aren’t you normal?

  58. November 25th, 2008 at 7:38 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Glenda, many reasons. LOL But in this particular instance, I’m not normal because I don’t celebrate thanksgiving. :-)

  59. November 25th, 2008 at 7:38 pm
    Timothy Johnson said
  60. November 25th, 2008 at 7:38 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    So, why am I not normal then?

  61. November 25th, 2008 at 7:39 pm
    Joe said

    Amy, Frosty is one of the kits we foster until they get a good home. Unfortunately, sometimes we have to make sure there are no unwanted little fur balls running around.

  62. November 25th, 2008 at 7:40 pm
    Marti said

    Read the second turkey story, laughed aloud again, nearly wet myself (sorry TMI?) had to read it to husband again.

    Oh my.

  63. November 25th, 2008 at 7:40 pm
    Richard Reeve said

    Normalcy is a conception of mind that I’ve yet to find in reality…

  64. November 25th, 2008 at 7:40 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Tim

    #59 — knocked me off the rocker laughing.

  65. November 25th, 2008 at 7:41 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Liz, you are not normal because you are my twin. Duh. :-)

  66. November 25th, 2008 at 7:41 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Richard,
    Reality is a conception of mind I’ve yet to find …

  67. November 25th, 2008 at 7:42 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    With no more jingle bells, does that make Frosty frigid?

  68. November 25th, 2008 at 7:42 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Tim — Thanks. Taylor’s son is now dancing around going “FROSTY’S ON! IT’S TIME FOR SANTA” (and he’s jewish. LOL)

  69. November 25th, 2008 at 7:43 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Uh-oh Tim

    Amy’s #65 is in the running with your #59 and Glenda’s #17

  70. November 25th, 2008 at 7:43 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Richard, I agree. Totally.

    Joe, please pet the poor kitty for me. And tell him I’m sorry for his loss. :-)

  71. November 25th, 2008 at 7:45 pm
    Joe said

    Amy, PLEASE don’t tell Taylor about MY Frosty.
    Don’t want to ruin his idea of the snowman.

  72. November 25th, 2008 at 7:45 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Amy,
    Would you feel the same way if Frosty was a turkey?

  73. November 25th, 2008 at 7:46 pm
    Marti said

    Gee Joe, does that make him Frosty the No-Man? :)

  74. November 25th, 2008 at 7:46 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Liz, how’s the eggnog coming?

  75. November 25th, 2008 at 7:47 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Liz, I like turkeys. As long as they’re alive. :-)

  76. November 25th, 2008 at 7:48 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Glenda,
    Do you want yours with lime vodka? Or just the egg nog?

  77. November 25th, 2008 at 7:48 pm
    Joe said

    Yea Marti, he’s the no-man now.
    When he first got here, they were calling him SNOWBALL, but some how that doesn’t seem to fit anymore. :-(

  78. November 25th, 2008 at 7:49 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said
  79. November 25th, 2008 at 7:49 pm
    Marti said

    I got a free turkey today! Local grocer had a coupon for buy a ham, get a free turkey.

    I will be fixing Thanksgiving dinner at grandma’s house on Thursday. She can’t leave the house since she has pneumonia, plus she has more room. Will have all the kids there, maybe others in the family will stop by.

    I love turkey!

  80. November 25th, 2008 at 7:49 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Joe, now you can call him Cuddles. ;-)

  81. November 25th, 2008 at 7:50 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    eggnog with lime vodka? That’s a new twist.

  82. November 25th, 2008 at 7:51 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Joe,

    Snowball … Okay you’re in the running with Amy’s #65 Tim’s #59 and Glenda’s #17

  83. November 25th, 2008 at 7:52 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Glenda,
    It’s really good the egg nog ice cubes melt into the vodka makes an ice cream drink. mmmmm

  84. November 25th, 2008 at 7:52 pm
    Joe said

    Amy, I think we’ll keep Frosty since he seems to turn a cold sholder to all the girls now! ;-)

  85. November 25th, 2008 at 7:53 pm
    Timothy Johnson said

    Hey Joe, how about George?

    You know….

    I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him and love him and call him George

  86. November 25th, 2008 at 7:53 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    This is why Liz is short of a dozen – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rvg6AjjoB0

  87. November 25th, 2008 at 7:53 pm
    Charlene said

    Canadian carma! Just got call from friend in Toronto area – signing off. Happy T-day all!

  88. November 25th, 2008 at 7:53 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Liz, so here’s what I want to know from your story… if a person has no sense of smell can they still taste stuff?

  89. November 25th, 2008 at 7:54 pm
    Marti said

    Liz, are you still smell-less?

  90. November 25th, 2008 at 7:54 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Um, Tim,

    Is George your … turkey?

  91. November 25th, 2008 at 7:54 pm
    Marti said

    Bye Charlene

  92. November 25th, 2008 at 7:54 pm
    Joe said

    Liz, my nickname is Abby, you know from Young Frankenstein. Abby Normal! ;-)

  93. November 25th, 2008 at 7:55 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Liz, if you can stand, a comment needs fishing out of the pond, please.

  94. November 25th, 2008 at 7:55 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    See ya Charlene! Talk in the morning!

  95. November 25th, 2008 at 7:56 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    I have tastebuds on my tongue — sour, sweet, bitter, salty — about the range of a five year old.

  96. November 25th, 2008 at 7:56 pm
    Timothy Johnson said

    Liz – don’t you remember the bugs bunny cartoons with the snowman who quoted Lenny from Mice & Men?

  97. November 25th, 2008 at 7:56 pm
    Marti said

    Look at Timothy, being all highbrow on us, quoting Of Mice and Men :)

  98. November 25th, 2008 at 7:56 pm
    Amy Derby said

    People other than my father put lime vodka in eggnog?

  99. November 25th, 2008 at 7:57 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Marti, isn’t #88 rather personal? ;)

  100. November 25th, 2008 at 7:57 pm
    Marti said

    Joe..Abby Normal made me spit water out my nose – LOL

  101. November 25th, 2008 at 7:57 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    No Amy,
    My mom put egg nog in lime vodka. Very different thing. :)

  102. November 25th, 2008 at 7:58 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Five year olds are fun. They like pixie sticks.

  103. November 25th, 2008 at 7:58 pm
    Timothy Johnson said

    No Marti… nothing high brow… I was quoting bugs bunny cartoons. :)

  104. November 25th, 2008 at 7:59 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Gosh, Glenda, I’ve been watching like a hawk … and that turkey got by me. Only 5 in there to go through. It was easy. :)

  105. November 25th, 2008 at 7:59 pm
    Joe said

    Tim, I used that quote until my mom reminded me that my Grandfather’s name was George.
    Now I can only name Lobsters George…
    (Don’t ask me why)

  106. November 25th, 2008 at 7:59 pm
    Amy Derby said

    My father put lime in everything. And vodka. Of course, he also thought he was in the CIA. So the lime wasn’t really the biggest problem. LOL

  107. November 25th, 2008 at 8:00 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Yeah, Marti,
    I’m still smell blind.

    Glenda, your comment kicked Marti to #89. :)

  108. November 25th, 2008 at 8:02 pm
    Joe said

    Liz, you can be smell blind… as long as you don’t smell bad… ;-)

  109. November 25th, 2008 at 8:02 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Glad you caught that turkey, Liz. Thank you

  110. November 25th, 2008 at 8:02 pm
    Marti said

    Glenda, I don’t think Liz has any outgoing smells, I wondered about incoming.
    :)

    I just wondered if she still suffered from the inability to smell things.

  111. November 25th, 2008 at 8:02 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Joe… I’ve gotta ask. LOL

  112. November 25th, 2008 at 8:03 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Amy,
    Little known scientific facts about bunnies …

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3H95xYXHSQ

  113. November 25th, 2008 at 8:03 pm
    Marti said

    I’m all clear now. I think. Maybe not. Maybe so. Crazy day – LOL

  114. November 25th, 2008 at 8:04 pm
    Joe said

    Amy, because my mom didn’t like CRABS!
    Sorry, but true. :-)

  115. November 25th, 2008 at 8:05 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Gotta go scratch in the yard, brb

  116. November 25th, 2008 at 8:05 pm
    Marti said

    I’m not making much sense, sorry. Very little sleep, lots of stress, extraordinarily excited about book launch but too tired to think straight about anything.

  117. November 25th, 2008 at 8:06 pm
    Amy Derby said

    LOL Liz, how did you find that? That’s the best thing ever.

  118. November 25th, 2008 at 8:07 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Joe, how did your mom feel about crawdads?

  119. November 25th, 2008 at 8:08 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Marti — I stopped making sense at about 9am.

  120. November 25th, 2008 at 8:08 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said
  121. November 25th, 2008 at 8:09 pm
    Marti said

    Wow, Joe’s poem ought to be a doozey tonight; turkeys, vodka, crabs, castration….
    :)

  122. November 25th, 2008 at 8:11 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Marti, I was just thinking about Joe’s poem potential myself.

    ‘scuseme, me believes a bunny is being slaughtered…

  123. November 25th, 2008 at 8:11 pm
    Joe said

    Amy, she never said. But I am sure she would have drawn the line at sucking the brains out (that’s supposed to be the best part).

  124. November 25th, 2008 at 8:11 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    When did making sense become criteria?

  125. November 25th, 2008 at 8:12 pm
    Amy Lightholder said

    Hi! Has anyone mentioned the bacon-wrapped turducken yet?

  126. November 25th, 2008 at 8:12 pm
    Timothy Johnson said

    ok all… gotta run for tonight… been fun as always…

    try to keep Liz strapped into her rocker

  127. November 25th, 2008 at 8:13 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hey Amy,
    Hi,Welcome and what the heck is that? :)

  128. November 25th, 2008 at 8:13 pm
    Joe said

    Yeah Marti, I can’t wait to see what I can come up with too. :-)

  129. November 25th, 2008 at 8:13 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Good night, Turkey Tim!
    See you later!

  130. November 25th, 2008 at 8:14 pm
    Marti said

    I rarely make sense – I lost the recipe

  131. November 25th, 2008 at 8:16 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Marti
    Google has the algorithm for that.

  132. November 25th, 2008 at 8:16 pm
    Marti said

    G’night Timothy. Happy Turkey to you!

  133. November 25th, 2008 at 8:16 pm
    Amy Lightholder said
  134. November 25th, 2008 at 8:17 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Taylor: “Stop letting your internet twin warp my children.”

    Me: “But it’s so much more efficient than doing it myself.”

  135. November 25th, 2008 at 8:17 pm
    Karen Putz / DeafMom said

    Hello my fellow (nice) turkeys!

  136. November 25th, 2008 at 8:17 pm
    --Deb said

    Hi everyone! I know that I’m looking forward to Turkey Day on Thursday–and so is my dog. He loooooves roasted turkey.

  137. November 25th, 2008 at 8:17 pm
    Marti said

    Store-bought sense just ain’t the same :)

  138. November 25th, 2008 at 8:18 pm
    Amy Lightholder said

    @Liz those bunny links are seriously disturbed

    @amyderby You might not want to click on my link, it’s very …meat oriented

  139. November 25th, 2008 at 8:18 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Amy Lightholder,
    There are some things that just shouldn’t be done with bacon!!

    Please quote me.

  140. November 25th, 2008 at 8:18 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Turducken should be outlawed. Just sayin.

    (It is turkey stuffed with chicken stuffed with a duck. Because they ran out of storage space or something.)

  141. November 25th, 2008 at 8:19 pm
    Marti said

    Hi Amy L and Karen!

  142. November 25th, 2008 at 8:19 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hey Karen and –Deb!
    Seen any turkeys lately?

  143. November 25th, 2008 at 8:20 pm
    Amy Lightholder said

    @amyderby Don’t forget the layers of tasty stuffing between each layer of meat!

    I’m having some for Thanksgiving. I’ll let y’all know how it went.

  144. November 25th, 2008 at 8:20 pm
    Marti said

    Sorry I don’t think I could stomach anything that starts out t-u-r followed by a d….

    Gross, I know, Toldja I was crazy tonight

  145. November 25th, 2008 at 8:20 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Fellow Crazy Amy,
    I clicked. Couldn’t help it. :-)
    I’m not against others eating meat… Nor do I mind looking at it. Just can’t stomach it myself.
    P.S. How are you?????

  146. November 25th, 2008 at 8:21 pm
    --Deb said

    We have a flock of wild turkeys that usually lives on the farm down the road, but I haven’t seen them in a while … that Tom was nasty, too!

  147. November 25th, 2008 at 8:21 pm
    Amy Lightholder said

    Hi Marti!

  148. November 25th, 2008 at 8:21 pm
    Amy Derby said

    KAREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Missed you today. How was shopping?

  149. November 25th, 2008 at 8:22 pm
    Marti said

    Didn’t see you there Deb. Hope I didn’t miss anyone else. Sorry.

  150. November 25th, 2008 at 8:22 pm
    --Deb said

    Here’s a great Turkey link for you–a murder case on Martha’s Vineyard!

  151. November 25th, 2008 at 8:22 pm
    Karen Putz / DeafMom said

    Took my mother-in-law food shopping today. She always buys waayyyy too much food for Thanksgiving. Anyone need a place to go for Thanksgiving??

  152. November 25th, 2008 at 8:22 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    #140 Amy,
    Maybe it’s not a storage issue … maybe they’re mutants from old Sci-fi movies

  153. November 25th, 2008 at 8:22 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Goodnight to everyone who left while I was watching Liz’s bunny video. LOL

  154. November 25th, 2008 at 8:23 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Hey Karen, welcome turkey!

  155. November 25th, 2008 at 8:23 pm
    Karen Putz / DeafMom said

    Amy–it was ok. Lost my mother-in-law in the store. Found her standing outside of my van–many minutes later. I sure hope that isn’t a sign of things to come.

    BTW–youngest kiddo didn’t get to take the hamster home today.

  156. November 25th, 2008 at 8:24 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Liz, mutants would make sense too. Yes… I’m pretty sure that’s it. :-)

  157. November 25th, 2008 at 8:24 pm
    Karen Putz / DeafMom said

    And hi to Marti, Liz, Amy, the other Amy, Glenda and Deb. Did I miss anyone?

  158. November 25th, 2008 at 8:24 pm
    Suzie Cheel said

    Happy Turkey talk to all my across the pacific blue ocean. Will you all vanish from the web for the next 3 days or so

  159. November 25th, 2008 at 8:25 pm
    Amy Lightholder said

    @amyderby I’m fine! I also, apparently, have this weird sisterly desire to completely gross you out :D

  160. November 25th, 2008 at 8:25 pm
    Mer said

    I just finished the Essay From Hell, so I may not last much longer, but y’all might enjoy this…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcCsCDkNCVs

  161. November 25th, 2008 at 8:26 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Karen, if she could find the van then no worries. It’s when she can’t find you OR the van that you’ve got problems. :-)

    What’s up with this hamster??? Taylor’s daughter wants to get a hamster to be a pet for the rabbits. (Dead serious.)

  162. November 25th, 2008 at 8:27 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Sister Amy,

    You can’t gross me out. Nope. Can’t be done. I’ve seen it all. :-)

  163. November 25th, 2008 at 8:27 pm
    Marti said

    I take Facebook way too literal. People are throwing turkeys at me and I don’t like it!

    Incoming….run!

  164. November 25th, 2008 at 8:27 pm
    Amy Lightholder said

    Hi Karen! Sorry about your friend. Now I’m completely distracted by chasing Susan linx…

  165. November 25th, 2008 at 8:27 pm
    Amy Derby said

    (Disclaimer: the one thing that DOES gross me out is not family friendly, and therefore can’t be posted here. But you know me well enough to know what it is.)

  166. November 25th, 2008 at 8:28 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    OMG Imagine having something like this on YouTube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9e8aLIR5uw

  167. November 25th, 2008 at 8:28 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Marti — someone threw something at me on facebook once, and then superpoked me. I was scarred for a week. :-)

  168. November 25th, 2008 at 8:28 pm
    Amy Lightholder said

    @amyderby Famous last words

    @suzie No, I will still be surfing the internet because I have no other life

  169. November 25th, 2008 at 8:29 pm
    Joe said

    Amy, is that the same Taylor that was so enthused with Frosty the No-man earlier? Please say the hamster hunter is his son! ;-)

  170. November 25th, 2008 at 8:29 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hey Mer!
    Welcome!
    Thanks for the turkey vid!
    Did enjoy!

  171. November 25th, 2008 at 8:30 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    wow Liz, thanks for catching that one right a way!

  172. November 25th, 2008 at 8:30 pm
    Karen Putz / DeafMom said

    Ah, my youngest is begging for a hamster for Christmas. Not going to happen. We had two hamsters before. The hamsters ate a hole in two bedrooms and the living carpet. Chewed through the blinds on the window next to their cage. And guess who ends up feeding them because the kids “forgot?”

  173. November 25th, 2008 at 8:30 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Glenda — that’s just wrong on about 32 levels. LOL

  174. November 25th, 2008 at 8:31 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Joe, *passes the flowchart* Taylor is my girlfriend. Her son is 4. Daughter 11.

  175. November 25th, 2008 at 8:32 pm
    Marti said

    Karen, that sounds like grandma’s new puppy. He chews up everything! He has literally eaten half the carpet in her house, some of her drapes, part of the couch and her eyeglasses!

    I vote with you – no hamster – unless you can find a robotic one – LOL

  176. November 25th, 2008 at 8:32 pm
    Amy Derby said

    MER! You came. :-)

  177. November 25th, 2008 at 8:32 pm
    Amy Lightholder said
  178. November 25th, 2008 at 8:33 pm
    Todd Smith said

    This is great turkey talk. btw Canadian Thanksgiving was Oct.13 this year. It’s always the same as Columbus day. They have turkey and stuffing just like us.

  179. November 25th, 2008 at 8:33 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Karen, I had hamsters as a kid. But I am pretty sure my boy bunny would lick the hamster to death.

  180. November 25th, 2008 at 8:33 pm
    Suzie Cheel said

    sounds like fun Marti

  181. November 25th, 2008 at 8:34 pm
    Marti said

    Y’all are posting faster than I can keep up!

  182. November 25th, 2008 at 8:34 pm
    Joe said

    Yeah, but which one is the Frosty Fan and who is the Hamster Hugger? ;-)

  183. November 25th, 2008 at 8:34 pm
    --Deb said

    So … who else thinks about WKRP on Thanksgiving?

  184. November 25th, 2008 at 8:34 pm
    Amy Derby said

    CrazyAmy — Thanks! I’ll send that to a lawyer to gross him out. LOL

  185. November 25th, 2008 at 8:35 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Suzie, i’ll be around. Turkey is in the freezer til Christmas.

  186. November 25th, 2008 at 8:35 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Joe — frosty fan is 4. hamster hugger is 11. :-)

  187. November 25th, 2008 at 8:35 pm
    Mer said

    Yep, I did. :D

  188. November 25th, 2008 at 8:36 pm
    Marti said

    Deb, the infamous WKRP turkey drop – hilarious!

  189. November 25th, 2008 at 8:36 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi –Deb
    How can you NOT think about WKRP on Thanksgiving?

  190. November 25th, 2008 at 8:36 pm
    Karen Putz / DeafMom said

    Marti, yeah, three years ago, I gave in to the puppy request. Guess who ends up letting her outside, washing her, clipping the nails…?

  191. November 25th, 2008 at 8:36 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Liz is gone. I’m afraid. She is probably looking for more videos. :-o

  192. November 25th, 2008 at 8:37 pm
    Marti said

    I’m sorry if I missed a comment. I am having trouble focusing….

  193. November 25th, 2008 at 8:37 pm
    Karen Putz / DeafMom said

    Amy, I think your bunny would have the hamster for dessert.

  194. November 25th, 2008 at 8:37 pm
    --Deb said

    “I swear, as God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”

  195. November 25th, 2008 at 8:38 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Liz is right here reading all of the comments. :)

  196. November 25th, 2008 at 8:38 pm
    Suzie Cheel said

    see you next week- just reformatting my mac with the lovely Apple Care people.

    Wishing everyone a happy thanksgiving

  197. November 25th, 2008 at 8:38 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Karen, two of the bunnies bite, so they wouldn’t get to play with it. But the other one just licks stuff. Either way, there will be no hamster here. I told her if we ever get mice, she can play with those. :-)

  198. November 25th, 2008 at 8:39 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Oh good. Liz is not lost. :-D

  199. November 25th, 2008 at 8:39 pm
    Joe said

    Deb, Les Nesmann, yes, thought Turkey’s could fly!
    I really do think of that every time I throw a Turkey out of a helocopter.
    Haven’t done it in a while because they never are cooked, only their gooses are! :-)

  200. November 25th, 2008 at 8:39 pm
    Karen Putz / DeafMom said

    Oh my gosh, I just saw that meat cake link that Amy posted– I could totally make that!

  201. November 25th, 2008 at 8:41 pm
    Marti said

    Bye Suzie. Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

  202. November 25th, 2008 at 8:41 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Karen,
    That mean you’re inviting us over?

  203. November 25th, 2008 at 8:41 pm
    Karen Putz / DeafMom said

    Rats, company is here. Gotta run! Happy Thanksgiving!

  204. November 25th, 2008 at 8:42 pm
    Karen Putz / DeafMom said

    Liz, open invitation, anytime!!

  205. November 25th, 2008 at 8:42 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Karen, just so we’re clear… when we go eat pie it will not have ground beef in it. K? LOL

  206. November 25th, 2008 at 8:43 pm
    --Deb said

    That was Mr. Carlson. Les was the one reporting from the site … “I don’t see any parachutes yet … Oh my God they’re TURKEYS!”

  207. November 25th, 2008 at 8:43 pm
    Marti said

    Bye Karen. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

  208. November 25th, 2008 at 8:43 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Happy Thanksgiving Karen. :-)

  209. November 25th, 2008 at 8:44 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Happy Thanksgiving, Karen!
    Thanks for coming!

  210. November 25th, 2008 at 8:45 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Amazing Grace, Liz was lost but now is found!

  211. November 25th, 2008 at 8:46 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Who’s Grace?
    I wasn’t lost …

  212. November 25th, 2008 at 8:46 pm
    Marti said

    Wishing all of you a wonderful and joyous Thanksgiving. I am so grateful for my friends – I give thanks for all of you!

    Good night – peace and joy to all!

  213. November 25th, 2008 at 8:47 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Good night Marti. Happy Thanksgiving. :-)

  214. November 25th, 2008 at 8:47 pm
    --Deb said

    I’m too tired to concentrate on work tonight … why’s everybody leaving? I need distractions from all the baking I have to do after I get home from work tomorrow…

  215. November 25th, 2008 at 8:47 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hey Marti!
    Enjoy the holiday!

  216. November 25th, 2008 at 8:48 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Liz, Grace is what everyone in my family calls me because I fall down a lot. :-)

  217. November 25th, 2008 at 8:48 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    You’ve never been lost, Liz? Amazing Liz!

  218. November 25th, 2008 at 8:48 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Deb, what are you baking tomorrow? :-)

  219. November 25th, 2008 at 8:49 pm
    Amy Lightholder said

    Goodnight Marti!

  220. November 25th, 2008 at 8:49 pm
    Amy Derby said

    *taps the mic* Where is Joe with his poem so I can pretend I go to bed before midnight? LOL

  221. November 25th, 2008 at 8:50 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Glenda, I don’t get lost, I wander aimlessly.

  222. November 25th, 2008 at 8:52 pm
    --Deb said

    Pumpkin pie. Also making cranberry-applesauce. Maybe some rolls–or I might leave that for Thursday…

  223. November 25th, 2008 at 8:52 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    ahh, got it, Liz! I call them adventures. Semantics.

  224. November 25th, 2008 at 8:53 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Oh my pumpkin pie.
    Yes, please.

  225. November 25th, 2008 at 8:55 pm
    Joe said

    Amy D, I’m trying to put together…
    Turkey, Vodka, Lime, crabs, castration, bunny, turkucken, dancing, tickling Liz, eggnog, canadians, hamsters, rabbits & WKRP in Cincinatti (and looking up how to spell Cincinatti)

  226. November 25th, 2008 at 8:55 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Sounds good to me Deb!

  227. November 25th, 2008 at 8:55 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    #223, Glenda,
    Sometimes I call them adventures too. It depends on how lost I am. :)

  228. November 25th, 2008 at 8:56 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Joe, I’d be happy to assist. But it’s so much more fun to watch. LOL

  229. November 25th, 2008 at 8:57 pm
    Joe said

    And now I have to figure out how to fit in Pumkin Pie and Applesauce! ;-)

  230. November 25th, 2008 at 8:58 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Gosh, you guys are making me hungry.

  231. November 25th, 2008 at 8:59 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Liz, I’m eating nachos. Not very thanksgivingy, but I can pass some through the computer if you like. :-)

  232. November 25th, 2008 at 9:00 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Nah, Amy, I’ll get some chips here. Thanks!

  233. November 25th, 2008 at 9:00 pm
    --Deb said

    I make a good pumpkin pie, too … though I do storebought pie crust. I have awful luck with piecrust!

    Cranberry-applesauce? Easy. Cook down a package of cranberries with a little orange juice, until they pop, then puree. Then, add one, largish-jar of applesauce and sugar to taste. (I used to do the applesauce from scratch, but really, WHY?)

    I love this cran-apple sauce, though–great cranberry flavor and color, but a nice, smooth texture. I really hate chewing through chunks of cranberries–it makes my teeth squeak!

  234. November 25th, 2008 at 9:02 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    i so love pumping pie, probably favourite pie.

  235. November 25th, 2008 at 9:02 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Not good when food makes your teeth squeak!

  236. November 25th, 2008 at 9:03 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Deb, I can “cook” three things (sort of): coffee, scrambled eggs, potatoes. Clearly I need to outsource any cranberry making to you. :-)

  237. November 25th, 2008 at 9:03 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    sorry, pumpkin pie. Typing through tears.

  238. November 25th, 2008 at 9:04 pm
    Amy Derby said

    If your teeth squeak, I think you’re doing it wrong. :-|

  239. November 25th, 2008 at 9:04 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Glenda,
    Does pumpkin pie bring tears to your eyes?

  240. November 25th, 2008 at 9:05 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Finding my way back to Liz, if you KNOW you are lost, are you truly lost?

  241. November 25th, 2008 at 9:05 pm
    --Deb said

    Amy, if you can cook potatoes, you can cook cranberries. (Put in pot with small amount of liquid and heat.) The hardest part of that sauce is occasionally stirring!

    And, hey, I LIKE to cook, and like to bake even more.

  242. November 25th, 2008 at 9:06 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    No, not usually, Liz. I was reading something that brought on a high water level moment.

  243. November 25th, 2008 at 9:07 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Glenda,
    If I’m lost in a forest, can I find me?

  244. November 25th, 2008 at 9:08 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Deb, I probably should’ve been more specific. I can cook a baked potato. In the microwave. :-)

  245. November 25th, 2008 at 9:08 pm
    Todd Smith said

    Glenda, does pumping pie bring tears to your eyes?! :)

  246. November 25th, 2008 at 9:09 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Is this like if a tree falls in the forest, and no one’s there to hear is, does anyone wonder why the tree fell?

  247. November 25th, 2008 at 9:10 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hey Todd!
    Pumping pie!!
    There’s a photograph!

  248. November 25th, 2008 at 9:11 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Liz, unless you’re having an out-of-body experience, I would think so. In fact, maybe a great opportunity to find me, as in you.

  249. November 25th, 2008 at 9:12 pm
    Amy Lightholder said

    @Liz Maybe Joe can work pumping pie into that poem of his :D

  250. November 25th, 2008 at 9:15 pm
    Amy Derby said

    While do I always feel the need to sing while I wait for Joe’s poem? LOL

  251. November 25th, 2008 at 9:16 pm
    --Deb said

    Okay … now my eyelids are starting to close. (Not the company, more that it’s only Tuesday, but it’s STILL been a long week …)

    So … g’night all!

  252. November 25th, 2008 at 9:16 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    If I fall down in the forest when I’m lost would anyone hear me scream that I’m a Turkey?

  253. November 25th, 2008 at 9:17 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Good night Deb. Have fun baking tomorrow. :-)

  254. November 25th, 2008 at 9:18 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Good night, Deb!

  255. November 25th, 2008 at 9:20 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Liz, that’s it. No playing in the forest for you. LOL

  256. November 25th, 2008 at 9:20 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Liz, depends if someone else is in the forest, lost too.

  257. November 25th, 2008 at 9:20 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Okay, I’ll play on hill instead.

  258. November 25th, 2008 at 9:21 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Ok, the song stuck in my head is about an ant who tried to move a rubbertree plant. Just in case yall were wondering.

  259. November 25th, 2008 at 9:22 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Good point, Glenda. Chances are, we’d all be there… lost in the same forest. :-)

    Liz, are you going to roll down the hill?

  260. November 25th, 2008 at 9:22 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Thanks, Amy, I needed that … turkey.

  261. November 25th, 2008 at 9:24 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Have we stumped Joe tonight? No pressure tho, Joe.

  262. November 25th, 2008 at 9:25 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Maybe he fell asleep without me. …

  263. November 25th, 2008 at 9:25 pm
    Amy Derby said

    I believe Joe is having an aneurysm. (I can’t spell aneurysm.)

  264. November 25th, 2008 at 9:27 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Well, need to go make something for supper. I’d be content with a pumpkin pie.

    Thanks Liz.

    I’ll check back to see if Joe had any luck.

  265. November 25th, 2008 at 9:29 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Night Glenda.

    I’m gonna go watch the bunny videos again while I wait. *grin*

  266. November 25th, 2008 at 9:30 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Good night, Glenda and Amy!
    No worries!

    Enjoy!

  267. November 25th, 2008 at 9:32 pm
    Joe said

    Thanksgiving is a time for friends
    With things like Vodka and Lime

    But when you can cook Crabs and Turducken
    Then the food is just so sublime

    If your cat has been Castrated, too bad
    Drink some Eggnog and Dance with Liz not forgetting the Hampsters in line

    Neither the Rabbits or the Canadians
    Pumpkin Pie or Applesauce can be declined

    WKRP with Les Nesmann, Cranberries and not getting lost
    Will best be remembered as friendship, it is so divine.

    Burma Shave

    Nite Liz
    Nite All
    (hope I got everything in there :-) )

  268. November 25th, 2008 at 9:35 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Good night, Joe,
    Sleepy Swell.

    You did fine!

  269. November 25th, 2008 at 9:36 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Nice work Joe.

    Night Liz and Lizfans. :-)

  270. November 25th, 2008 at 9:41 pm
    Amy Lightholder said

    Nice work Joe!
    Bye all!

  271. November 25th, 2008 at 10:25 pm
    Todd Smith said

    Hey, Liz. I was just able to jump in a couple times, but that was lots of fun. Great poem, Joe! Night, all!

  272. November 25th, 2008 at 10:52 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Thanks for coming, Amy!

    Yeah, Todd, it’s kind of like a video game and a conversation at the same time. :)

  273. November 25th, 2008 at 11:10 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Awesome Joe! That’s a keeper. G’night.

  274. November 25th, 2008 at 11:51 pm
    Bean said

    Well I might have missed most of the “turkey talk” but I got here in time for that awesome poem. It saved me from scrolling :-P

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