Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My Thanksgiving curse.

Notice anything new around here? No? Alright then, moving on.

Yesterday, throughout the course of my work day, I began to feel a little tickle in my throat. 
A very unwelcome tickle. 
I woke up this morning feeling pretty shitty and the tickle is a full on sore throat at this point.
Yep, a short two days before the day it's socially acceptable to stuff your face with anything and everything in sight and I'm popping vitamin C like it's my job.

This would shock most - unless you are me.
You see, my Thanksgiving track record is less than impressive. 
After last year's fiasco, I'm convinced I have some sort of Thanksgiving curse on me.
Last year my sweet mother and myself got into a nice little disagreement which caused my eating KFC alone at my townhouse for Thanksgiving. 
Last year, around Thanksgiving time, was also the time I was going through that fun engagement mishap.
Screw the butter knife, the tension that surrounded last year's Thanksgiving could have been cut with a plastic spoon.


Then two years ago I managed to catch the most violent stomach flu I've ever known.
This beast of an illness hit me at 2am on Thanksgiving morning.
Yes, I had a flu that wouldn't even allow me to keep down an ice chip on the biggest eating day of the year.
Who the hell do you have to piss off in the universe to manage that?


Three years ago I decided I was a vegetarian.
Really Whitney? You pick THE HOLIDAY SEASON to go through this short-lived phase?
Yeahhhh, that was some real bad judgement.
Still regretting that to this day. I mean, I was healthy and I DIDN'T eat half of my favorite foods.
I hang my head in shame reminiscing this year.


I plan on kicking this sore throat's ass by chugging hot tea like it's natty light and this is my freshman year of college so that my Thanksgiving this year will break this curse I'm under.
If I don't get to enjoy turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green bean casserole and enough pie to feed a small country this year, I will be quitting this holiday once and for all.

Also, I need to be able to take down a bloody mary or 10.
My dad is the dad who can't handle the pressure of cooking the turkey and ends up having some type of tryptophan meltdown somewhere shortly after the Purina Dog Show ends.
I need some vodka to cushion the inevitable meltdown.

Anyways, here's to vitamin C and my dad's famous "Over the lips, through the gums, lookout stomach here it comes. Yay, God." prayer. 
Go away, Thanksgiving curse.

43 comments:

  1. I LOVE your new blog design, the wine glass - too cute. And, I'm also cursed by the Thanksgiving curse (or just a family curse), there is always a fight over dinner. Always. Here's to chugging chard with ice to make it through this day! :)

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  2. I am dying laughing with this post!!! Seriously, "over the lips, through the gums lookout stomach here it comes", I die.

    I also woke up with a funny feeling in my throat yesterday and its still there this morning! Argh. We Floridians can't take this chill weather. Weather drops below the norm 90 degree humid weather and our bodies go into hypothermia and we get sick. Sickness or no sickeness, I am stuffing my face with food. Hope you feel better!

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  3. Zinc is your friend! Everytime I feel that little tickle, I take a zinc in the morning at breakfast for maybe 3 days and it works!!! Hope your turkey day is filled with you stuffing your face and feeling great!

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  4. The new blog design is to die for. Your new pictures are the cutest things I've ever seen. Your Thanksgiving curse sounds a little like you need to chug some Emergen-C and kick that curse right out of here. You know I'm the crazy who is a vegetarian all year long. : )

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  5. I'm loving the new blog design!! Down that vitamin c girl, you can't let them bloody mary's drink themselves :)

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  6. Love love looovee the new design!! You take that Vitamin C girl & ward off the curse!!

    "If you come to Thanksgiving dinner at my house I guarantee your severe alcohol dependency will never be noticed." <-- yuuup, sums up our Holiday {& the whole season lol}

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  7. You need elderberry extract, stat. Find it at vitamin shops or other nutty health food stores.

    I totally scoffed at the recommendation until I was four days deep in TheraFlu, hallucinating and having night sweats from whatever is in that shiz.

    I swallowed my pride, bought the elderberry extract ($25 for 8 ounces, it must be gold or something), and within 24 hours felt 70% better, which is a total win in my book.

    The lingering cough can be killed with the Thanksgiving wine.

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  8. I nearly spit out my coffee on the Thanksgiving...blessing? your dad says. I LOVE IT. I will not be using it. Thanks in advance DAD!

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  9. I have the same dadgum problem. I'm always sick on Thanksgiving or I have mouth surgery agh!

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  10. Haha omgosh too funny. Although I hope this year is a great one! :)

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  11. new design looks totally gorg! i saw you guys talking about it on twitter last night and i couldn't wait to come check it out in the morning. love love love it....

    also...tryptophan curse!!! i love it! that is hysterical...good luck love. i usually get pretty sick right around this time too....just hold on to a bunch of leftovers. it always tastes better a couple days later anyway :)

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  12. Girlfriend love the new look and I am right there with you... been sick for over a week... no voice, sore throat, headache, fever, chills! Chugging that Vitamin C... CHEEERRRRRSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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  13. love the mew design girl!!! <3 and kick that cold right in the ass and stuff yout face for me! I can only have one plate this year :/

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  14. Oooh your new design is so pretty and clean! I love it :) I hope you are WELL this Thanksgiving (and in your right mind, re: not becoming a vegetarian) and get to eat the heck out of that turkey.

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  15. Ugh! You're run with Thanksgiving sounds absolutely miserable! If you're not taking Emergen-C packets, I highly recommend them! Good luck kicking that cold!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  16. This design is looking sleek! and you are always welcome to come to my thanksgiving! It maybe a little cold but we have wine so it will be okay!

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  17. 1. For the 17th time ..your new design is kick ass
    2. I'm sorry about your curse... Bad timing
    3. Try marshmallows. I know if sounds absolutely crazy but eat some marshmallows!! They always help my sore throats ...and I'm a sore throat expert!

    Feel better!!

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  18. awww, I hope you get over your sickness and have a good Thanksgiving - I wish you luck!! If you get a sec, I'd love if you'd check out my latest post. xo

    fashionable footprints

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  19. Blog looks great!

    I can't believe you ate alone last Thanksgiving... that makes me sad!! Feel better girl, and pound that hot whiskey tonight!

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  20. My Thanksgiving Curse is that someone always calls someone else a bitch before the night is over, ha. We'll see who it is this year...

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  21. A) Blog looks amazing! B) I am crossing my fingers that you get over this throat situation...*gargle warm salt water and warm listerine :) it works...swear and C) last Thanksgiving I was going through a vegetarian phase as well and I regret every second of it. This year Im going to wrestle people to the food table...mmmkay!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  22. Good God woman. Better luck this year! Get Lots of Vitamin C :) -- ya know-- screwdrivers.

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  23. How I wasn't following you before is strange - I swore I was. Anywho - I stalked your blog for a good hour on Saturday while I laid in bed watching DVR.

    If it makes you feel any better, WE WORK ON THANKSGIVING DAY. Yah, we don't get it off. So while you're bathing in family drama - I'll be slaving away. Vegas doesn't shut down so that means we don't either. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that I won't be at my grandma's house watching the Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday AM. Which reminds me, I need to set my DVR to record it.

    I'm willing you not to get sick. GOOD LUCK.

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  24. EEK! Hopefully you kick this sickness in the butt!

    Also - the new design is adorable!

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  25. Love the new blog design! Also- i have this cocktail napkin that I have saved from like, 8 years ago and it says "Holidays with the family are a trip....to the liquor store". It is so true! But, good luck, keep the hot liquids/vitamin c deal up and make sure you get plenty of rest. :)

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  26. Just come here and go to the casino with me. That's actually how the Sowers clan spent Christmas Eve last year. Casino and Chili's. Because all we do is win.

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  27. But this blog design though. You gorgeous girl, you.

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  28. gf, you gots some talents. I am worried for thanksgiving, in general. can't wait for everyone's stories.

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  29. I'm hoping that plastic spoon tension isn't hanging around my family this year! :( Not looking forward to this one!

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  30. I love the font in your new head. Purttyyy.

    I hope you feel better in time to stuff your face with food andto be able to wash it down with a ton of boxed wine just in case a fight breaks out - vitamin C will not get your through a meltdown, that's for sure. Don't worry, my family has a fight at least once every holiday. You're not alone! :)

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  31. I love the new design!!!! I hope you feel better ASAP! I recommend bloody marys [vitamin c, duh] and hot toddys [throat/cough soother] :)

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  32. Look at you cutie pie! Love this new blog design! So simple! So wonderful!

    I sure hope you get better by the time THursday rolls around. Getcha some Coldeez from Walgreens...ZINC is magic! And EmergenC too! I swear by it.

    Now, if only I could find some remedy for the stomach bug going around. Cause I'd buy stock in that!

    Happy Tuesday!

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  33. Love the new design it looks good on you! Oh I hope you break the curse this year. Being sick before any holiday sucks big time. Can't wait to dive in myself Thanksgiving has the best food!

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  34. AW BOO!
    I am like that but in the middle of the summer. Sucks always!
    Chug Emergen-C and get better!

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  35. I hope you get better! I am your newest follower! I've read a few of your post you seriously crack me up! :)

    http://countryrootscityliving.blogspot.com

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  36. Damn girl. You better make this one an amazing one!

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  37. I hope the curse is lifted this year! Be sure and keep chugging that tea!

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  38. Oh no girl, this makes me sad!! Sending you prayers that the curse ends now and you feel so much better and manage to enjoy your Thanksgiving with lots of yummy treats x

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  39. Hope you feel better love!!! :)

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  40. I hope you feel better soon. I've been sick FOR A WEEK! Vitamin C wasn't helping, so I finally went to the doctor yesterday.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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