every year i attend two thanksgivings, one on thursday and one on saturday. every year i contemplate the idea of not going, but go anyway. i wonder if maybe i should start this process more than a few days ahead, so that i can really think it through and come up with a plan. i'm just really sick of the whole "get together mainly to eat a dead bird" aspect of the holiday. and i *super* hate that, like most families, they always seem to have waaaay more than they end up eating. meh.