Thanksgiving Number One – Girls Giving

Most Americans know that there was a law passed in the 40s proclaiming that Thanksgiving shall be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of every November. What many don’t know is that this law came to the drawing board after a big hullabaloo in 1939 that caused many Americans to celebrate not one, but two Thanksgivings. You see, there were five Thursdays in the month of November, 1939. In order to make certain that our loyal and commercialized citizens had enough time to shop for Christmas (yay the capitalistic machine!), business leaders appealed to FDR, asking that we celebrate on the fourth, rather than last Thursday. He agreed. Others didn’t. This led to, as I say, a hullabaloo, and an abundance of turkey. Continue reading “Thanksgiving Number One – Girls Giving”

Aggies on the East Coast

I used to watch Friends and think about the fact that Chandler and Ross were supposed to be college roommates. I remember thinking that when you were in college you were so old. My parents still speak often about college, and to this day their college friends remain some of their best (Hi, Mr. Naifeh and Mr. Thompson! How are you Salli Toussaint? Thanks for reading, Sally Parker!) So when I went to college my hopes were HIGH. My parents dropped me off and I met these people…

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Farewell, sweet summer.

This past Thursday James and I packed up the car and headed up to Bethany Beach for the weekend. We rented a huge house with all our friends from D.C., and two of my best friends from college as well as James’ childhood best friend were able to come, too! We drove up late Thursday night after work, wanting to start our Friday by the ocean.

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I want s’more, I want some more.

I am a sucker for the simple pleasures. While I love trying new recipes, I will never turn down an opportunity for deliciousness without a lot of fuss. When the opportunity for a girls’ night in came up, I knew we were going back to the classics. Continue reading “I want s’more, I want some more.”