November 25th, 2004


Thanksgiving Day

This is very likely the first Thanksgiving that I've managed to get by not eating any meat and not offending anyone. I'm not a vegetarian, mind you (I eat turkey and turkey pepperoni), I just don't like meat, usually.

My biofamily is in PA, I haven't been in touch with my spiritual family lately (sad face), and most of Ben's family was in FL... so Ben, his sisters (my girls) elya and Rebecca, R's friend Trevor, and I went to Golden Corral for dinner. It was very fun, actually, especially since they paid for our meal... it's amazing how generous people can be. Really! In my biofamily it was extremely shameful to let other people know when you were in a tight spot, so my dad would spend money he didn't have to go out to dinner with people... just to save face. Ben and I believe in honesty, so if we can't afford it we don't lie, and it's really freeing not to have to pretend. I feel a little guilty when other people buy me things (I tend to be of the mind that if you don't earn it you shouldn't have it) but I'm starting to get over that. And it's really heartwarming how generous people can be.
So I had two helpings of friend okra (one of my top five foods), mashed 'tatoes 'n' gravy, a caesar (I had to look up how to spell that) salad, green beans, a tiny piece of pumpkin pie (I was getting very full) and ice cream with nuts. Oh, and two rolls slathered liberally with that honey butter. I don't like bread or butter usually, but that honey butter stuff is so yum.

Then we came home and Ben played 'World of Warcraft.' He's so loving that game -- and I have to admit the graphics are pretty impressive. I wish they had a game like that where you could just explore, y'know, find treasure and secret alcoves and stuff... meet all kinds of original creatures and cultures, really play a role... Ben says I'm the only one who'd play a game like that. I don't think I could enjoy WOW, because if the game is level-based I'm going to want to beat everyone to the highest level, be the absolute best. Even though that's not what's fun to me, my competitive spirit takes over. So he plays and I read. ;-)
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