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  1. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I can't stand Thanksgiving food. The day that everyone else in America gorges themselves has traditionally been the day I go hungry.

    For some reason Thanksgiving really brings out the Debbie Downer in me.
     
  2. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV - vacation mode star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    See, I'm such a glutton, I can't help but love it all. I swear, the way I eat, I should be over 200 lbs, but for now my metabolism is in my favor. ;)
     
  3. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Gorefiend Ah, Trooping the Colour. The one time the whole royal family assembles to party. Good times.


    AdmiralNick22 Same to you! 10k's a great milestone.

    I will also celebrate, although I have to make sure people don't celebrate with good amounts of questionable wine... ;)

    Hmm. Perhaps we can find some seafood...
     
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  4. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    GrandAdmiralJello

    Worry not about the wines from me. We have two nice Pinot Noirs (one from Russian River Valley, the other from Santa Barbara area), a nice Napa Sauvignon Blanc, and a ice wine from Washington state that I am excited to try. I have only had Canadian ice wines to date, so it should be fun.

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  5. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Ice wines are a lot of fun. We don't have very exciting whites, but we do have a Tasmanian wine I really liked a few years ago -- sadly it's probably a Merlot because I was stupid back then. Aside from that, nothing really special. I need to host a Thanksgiving party myself -- I have much better wines back at my apartment.

    ...I do have some great pisco sitting around here though.
     
  6. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    IT'S NEITHER THURSDAY NOR THANKSGIVING.

    [​IMG].
     
  7. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV - vacation mode star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Funny thing is, Jack, my sister's boyfriend is at his home in Australia and we face-timed with him. He was just waking up. :p
     
  8. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Jello: I quit drinking Merlot several years ago myself.

    Happy Friday in late spring, Future-Boy Jack. [face_party]
     
  9. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    ugh. Worst part about hosting Thanksgiving at home: all the stupid baby cousins biting and throwing and ruining your stuffed animals.



    ...I mean, uh.
     
  10. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    Can't wait till the first getting two free 360 games Battlefield 3 Premium Edition (won a bet with my dad) and the next Games with Gold title. Consider me happy. :)
     
  11. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    It is also the only true parade :p
     
  12. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I remember that there was at least one other Starkid fan here, so: Twisted is up on Youtube, and it is glorious. More songs than ever before and they are all great. And once again I had feelings. Some of them weird.
    This is all your fault Jafar.
     
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  13. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    It was amazing! Best one yet!
     
  14. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    It has nothing on a Roman Triumph.


    Misa ab iPhono meo est.
     
  15. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Time to put the stuffed animals into storage, Jello. Save them for when you have kids of your own one day.

    --Adm. Nick
     
  16. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Storage? Would you put your childhood in a box? Don't be silly.

    My old rooms here encapsulate different time periods. One is childhood and the other is for when I was a teenager. One has stuffed animals and star was books, the other has sculptures, paintings, and many many volumes. But it turns out that annoying children generally don't try to eat paintings.


    Misa ab iPhono meo est.
     
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  17. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Yes, that is where the majority of it is. Memories and experiences are still dear, but I don't need to see my old Snoopy, my collection of Star Wars Micro Machines, or my Legos. They are safely stored in boxes, waiting the day for when I have children and they get to experience them. Given your fondness for Disney animated films, I will say that this is simply part of the "circle of life". [face_peace]

    --Adm. Nick
     
  18. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    But I am also fond of museums. Old things ought to be seen and displayed. Each room is its own gallery -- its own period of Jello.

    Plus, I don't live here so I don't see these things but once or twice a year anyhow.


    Misa ab iPhono meo est.
     
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  19. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I have no idea where my childhood toys are, other than a couple of dolls that my Mom keeps at her house; my niece plays with them when she visits.
     
  20. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I actually really like this way of thinking. So many people equate "growing up" with forgetting everything that made you yourself during your formative years.

    Granted, there might be some things best left forgotten
     
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  21. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Anything I have left is probably stuffed in a box in a closet somewhere, awaiting the day I get around to selling it off or destroying it.
     
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  22. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Oh, my actual toys are stuffed into a toy box, and said box is in storage (can't display a box after all). But as stuffed animals were never in a box to begin with, they're all on the book case along with countless issues of NatGeo, SciAm, young adult and EU books, etc.

    I did, at one point, consider selling off a bunch of random SW collectibles I'd have over the years considering how useless they are, and how I have no desire to use them as display pieces at my place right now (really I find collectibles of that sort troublesome: by the time you're old enough to afford them, you're too old to have them around).
     
  23. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    There is a big difference between boxing stuff up and "forgetting". ;)

    As I said above, just because I don't have He-Man action figures on the mantle and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle bed sheets any more doesn't mean I am any less fond of those memories. Far from it. But, as we age, we do tend to put certain things away or focus on different interests or priorities. Yes, yes, I know I am sounding every bit of the 30 year old I am, but it is true. I am 5-10 years older than many of my fellow posters, so trust me when I say you might be surprised how different you may be in a decade or so.

    For me, it is all about balance. When people come to my house, I don't mind if they notice some of the Star Wars books on my living room bookcase or the A New Hope poster in my office. However, I do feel that as we age and travel farther & farther into adulthood, there is something to be said about putting aside some aspects of childhood. That is how we all gain maturity and grow. Could I have Lego castles & ships in my house? Sure. Do I want to as a 30 year old man? No, not for me.

    Please don't think I am trying to pass judgment on anyone. Different strokes for different folks. BUT, don't be surprised if in time you come to see things my way. Age has a funny way of doing things to us. :p

    --Adm. Nick
     
  24. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    LOL, I'll be 42 in a couple of weeks. I think that's why I barely remember what the hell I played with, much less where any of it is. :p
     
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  25. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Don't worry Nick, I'm told that my actual place looks as boring and as staid as a history/art museum. :p
     
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