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    maudit anglais
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    Long Weekend Plans?

    It's Thanksgiving weekend up here, is there a long weekend in the States too? (Columbus Day?)

    I'm heading up north to Sudbury, where the wife's family is. Nice big dinner, look up some old friends, and watch sports all weekend.

    Oh yeah, and we have to write our thank-you cards from the wedding too...lots of fun!

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    Go to Richmond Sunday so the family can meet Scott

    tour the Egypt exhibit at the Smithstonian

    sleep
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    weekend

    I have home repair to do before winter, but I might break away. I hear the steelhead are running up north.
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    partake in an event that consists of riding mtb bikes and drinking(the Capt. morgan eliminator)

    split and stack wood at my parents houe

    turkey dinner with home made cranberry sauce(from the bog across the road), home made apple pie (own apples)

    dad is working on a plum pudding with his own plums as well.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Clydesdale race

    Hey donk, how does the Capn Morgan Elimator race work.

    I'm running in a race in two weekends with some friends. They stole it from Boston, where its a 10 Mile race but were only doing 3.

    The Rules:
    At the start: Drink 1 beer eat a hotdog
    Run 1 mile
    Drink a beer eat a hotdog (repeat)

    So at the end we will have eaten 5 hotdogs and 5 beers and ran 3 miles, quickest finisher wins. I'm in training, I can run 2 miles and drink 4 beers before I get sick. Gotta train some more. My secret (Coors light, just like water)

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    Gardening.. planing petunias, crocus, snapdragons, and pansies, and starting the bulbs, pulling up ulgy bushes, etc..
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    Hey donk, how does the Capn Morgan Elimator race work.
    This is going to sound much worse then really it is, especially considering that everyone is over 30 and is somewhat responsible. But I am glad to hear that others do similar things. this is the 10th annual event. ussually about 20 of us do it.

    Capt'n Morgan Eliminator Rules

    1) Guys only. no wives, or girlfriends allowed.

    2) Hard liquor only. Minimum quantity = "mickie" (pint, I think) My preferred drink is vodka and cranberry juice or tequila and grapefruit juice. How what you eat and drink tastes coming up is as important as it is going down.

    3) It is a "poker run" about every 2 km we stop in the woods take a drink and draw a card.

    4) the eliminator of the day occurs at these two tunnels under the road. they are the same length and parallel to one another. You race in heats against one another, not seeing where the other person is until there is one man left standing. Side bets and drinking are encouraged. (See item 1 about how things taste)

    5) Goes on until all of the liquor is drunk, or we are getting too drunkto ride our bikes, or all cards are drawn. return to starting point where the winner of the poker hand is paid off. The winner is thenexpected to go and buy pizza and beer for everyone with his winnings.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Going up to NH. Do some biking in Wolfeboro. Having some friends coming up that are into that geocaching stuff, so I'll probably join them on a hunt. Mostly just chill and relax.
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    Originally posted by statler
    Going up to NH. Do some biking in Wolfeboro. Having some friends coming up that are into that geocaching stuff, so I'll probably join them on a hunt. Mostly just chill and relax.
    Chalk up another tourist for us. I think that brings the estimate to 50,001 anticipated tourists this weekend.

    Seriously, this is a busy tourist weekend here in NH (leaf peepers)....so I'm staying home for the weekend, playing with my daughter, while my wife spends some time with her cousin and a friend in MA. Good weekend to catch up on sleep and try to kick this nagging head cold I've been fighting over the last week or so.
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    Its not a "holiday weekend" here.

    We just dont get mail Monday. Otherwise business as usual.

    I might go to Chicago for the weekend though. Always a fun time...

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    I flew into Vancouver (BC) and then drove down to Seattle for the weekend. It was beautiful... it was so nice to return to my old stomping grounds.

    I was disappointed to find out that NOAA has closed down the Sound Garden to the general public on the weekend and that it has gone into disrepair. It was one of my favorite places in Seattle. Another fun thing ruined by 9/11.

    I made it back up here to cook Thanksgiving dinner last night... my boyfriend's children were disconcerted with the gravy I made since it was country gravy and not standard Canadian poop-brown gravy. The horror, the horror! They ate it anyway and lived to tell about it...

    It was an awesone weekend... did all the other Canadians have a nice Thanksgiving?

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    Thursday - Friday - GIS conference in Syracuse
    Saturday - Sunday - Camping Trip with my mom's all female canoe club in the Adirondacks. Good paddling, but rained out Sunday night.
    Monday - did laundry from camping trip - planted bulbs for spring (yay!) cleaned out garage so that we can put the car in it again in anticipation of winter (predicting snow this week - no accumulation though).

    It was a really nice weekend.

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    Originally posted by nerudite
    It was an awesone weekend... did all the other Canadians have a nice Thanksgiving?
    It went by too quickly, and the traffic coming back down from Sudbury yesterday was horrible - took an hour and a half longer than usual. (5+hours instead of just under 4). Still, a beer, a left-over turkey sandwich, and the Leaf game on TV and I was a happy camper again, at least until the Leafs started sucking ass halfway through the game...but I digress.

    Still have a ton of leftover turkey/broth/gravy in the fridge. My mother-in-law bought a 25lb turkey, to feed 6 people...

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    Originally posted by Tranplanner


    Still have a ton of leftover turkey/broth/gravy in the fridge. My mother-in-law bought a 25lb turkey, to feed 6 people...
    Yeah... my boyfriend bought a 15 lb turkey for two adults and three kids. I'm not sure what he was thinking? Anyone have good recipes for leftover turkey? I was thinking of a curry/turkey/lentil soup.

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    Originally posted by nerudite


    Yeah... my boyfriend bought a 15 lb turkey for two adults and three kids. I'm not sure what he was thinking? Anyone have good recipes for leftover turkey? I was thinking of a curry/turkey/lentil soup.
    Not sure if this would work for you but....

    My mom typically makes a french meat stuffing on thanksgiving (ground beef, ground pork, bread stuffing and seasonings) and usually makes a cassarole with leftover turkey, stuffing, gravy, and mashed potatoes. Kind of a turkey version of "shepherds pie" or "chinese pie."

    I sometimes like the cassarole better than the TG dinner.
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    Hey NH - do you have some french in your background? Those foods you described come right out of my wife's family cookbook. The "french" stuffing is awesome.

    My wife will be making Turkey a la King, and Turkey soup this week. I was toying with the Curried turkey idea too, Nerudite.

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    Originally posted by Tranplanner
    Hey NH - do you have some french in your background? Those foods you described come right out of my wife's family cookbook. The "french" stuffing is awesome.

    My wife will be making Turkey a la King, and Turkey soup this week. I was toying with the Curried turkey idea too, Nerudite.
    I would be 1/2 French, 1/4 Irish, and 1/4 Scottish.

    The meat stuffing is my favorite part of thanksgiving and christmas. My wife experienced it for the first time last year, and hated it....said it looked like cat food. Needless to say, she's glad Turkey day is with her family this year.
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    Originally posted by NHPlanner

    I would be 1/2 French, 1/4 Irish, and 1/4 Scottish.
    Wow. A real euro-mutt like me!

    So with that heritage, you're good at rettreating before being conquored?

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    Originally posted by bturk


    So with that heritage, you're good at rettreating before being conquored?
    You been talking to my wife?? :p
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    Just teasing, NH.

    Sounds like a new thread though. Be right back...

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