Last night, I was lucky enough to get together with a big group of my friends for the Turkey Trolley Trot. For the price of twenty dollars, we could go to up to six bars and enjoy unlimited beer and Pilgrim Punch (some gross alcoholic punch that I didn't drink), food, and trolley service between each bar. When my friend told me about it last week, I knew that I would be raving mad to pass up a deal like that. I also had no trouble recruiting some other buddies to come with me.
There's Jessica on the trolley (she's in town from Los Angeles!).
The only other painful thing of the night was the traffic. I departed for my friend Alex's apartment at 2:40 pm and didn't make it there until 5. Once I got closer to the city, the cars were stopped dead. Now I know that Black Wednesday is the busiest traffic day of the year! I spent so much time singing in the car that my throat was nearly raw by the time I got there.
Now, let's get back to the fun stuff. There's Irene! Never cut in front of her in line. Just don't do it.
I could have been productive once I got home, but I instead slept for three hours. I guess my body wanted more sleep. Around 5, we headed over to my aunt's house to meet the family for our annual Thanksgiving feast.
We started out with a cocktail hour with plenty of drinks and an appetizer spread of cheese, crackers, hummus, veggies and spinach and artichoke dip.
My aunt Lila makes all sorts of unbelievable desserts. She made the majority of the things on the plate, with the exception of the treats that my mom baked. My mom made the pumpkin cake slices with the white frosting and the desserts that look like chocolate chip cookies.
This year's Thanksgiving was the most fun one I have ever experienced. It was wonderful to schmooze with the family. I also think that as I get older, the more I appreciate my family and can converse better with the (older) adults. My younger cousins are also maturing, and I'm enjoying their company more than I ever have. I'm very thankful for everybody in my family.
I have two more days of fun before I have to buckle down and hit the books. Goodnight, everybody!