Ah yes, you know what time it is, it’s the kick-off to the beginning of family orientated holidays. Thanksgiving – the expression of gratitude, especially to God (if you’re in to that) as described by Dictionary.com. But, sometimes that gratitude and expression can be a little much with family and relatives.
So as everyone around you is in shambles to go home, you are sitting back and kicking it this Thanksgiving weekend.
So, how do you make the most out of it? Well we have some suggestions and if you hate Thanksgiving as much as Chandler from Friends does, we hope your holiday festivities won’t include your Dad running off to live with his boyfriend.
The best way to rid yourself of those holiday blues is to have a “Friendsgiving”. I am sure you all have heard the term before, and you may associate it with the show Friends, because, well, that’s exactly what it is. It’s a bunch of your “chosen” family getting together, because screw it, you’re young and real families have thanksgiving together!
Figure out which friend will be hosting “Friendsgiving” and make sure to stock up on lots of booze! Figure out who’s going to bring what, and if there’s an overlap in dishes, who cares – the more the merrier! Don’t be afraid to test out different ways to make the old bird. My personal favourite – redneck it up and deep-fry a turkey. Caution to the wind, do this early on in the evening before you really get on the sauce!
You don’t even care about Thanksgiving and just can’t wait for Halloween? Well my friend, there are lots of events happening in Calgary over the Thanksgiving long weekend that are for the spook enthusiasts.
Head over to Zombieween, a community charity event running from Saturday, October 10 – 12 at the Danish Canadian Club. Dress up as a Zombie or hit up the “undead” makeup booths and enjoy some zombie shooting and get involved in the apocalypse paintball game. Enjoy good music, freaky food and “toxic” energy drinks. Tickets start at $9.99.
If that’s not really your style, Wallow beautifully alone! Take the booze part of Friendsgiving and take away everything else. No wasted assholes running around, no laughter over old stories, just you alone, on your couch with a highly alcoholic drink, mumbling at Netflix. If you’re feeling down, just give into it.
The best part about thanksgiving is giving and maybe you should really give into it. Hit up Instagram and leave menacingly wonderful comments, put on an accent and order one of everything from a Chinese restaurant and roll up in to a ball and sleep for 18-hours, hell, sleep for 48, why not! You, do you!