The Mic is On: We’re Talking Turkeys

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.

  • Is it a fine family dinner?
  • Is it a plan that crqshed burned?
  • Is it a date that didn’t go quite the way that it might have?
  • Is it something that only a turkey could have done?

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
image: Flickr: by tristanf
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  1. says

    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. :-)

  2. says

    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. :-)

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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?

  5. says

    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.

  6. says

    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. :-(

  7. says

    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!

  8. says

    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)

  9. says

    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.

  10. says

    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.

  11. says

    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?????

  12. says

    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!

  13. says

    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.

  14. says

    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.)

  15. says

    (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.)

  16. says

    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?”

  17. says

    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

  18. says

    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. :-)

  19. says

    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!

  20. says

    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!

  21. says

    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…

  22. says

    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)

  23. says

    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!

  24. says

    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.

  25. says

    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!

  26. says

    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 :-) )

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