Author Topic: (LONG)The Legendary Thanksgiving Blowout Extravaganza 2006(TM) Plus: TMI warning  (Read 18379 times)

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snowdragon

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you just made my family look civilized. that's hard to do.

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Best thread ever

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you just made my family look civilized. that's hard to do.

Same here.  At least we would never fight over a cutting board.  Granted, that's because all of us use cheap carp, but still.  As far as I know, we've never had a physical fight at the dinner table. A lot of snarking and sulking, but no punches.   :D

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I'm surprised it didn't stop when you threw BIL out of the air balloon.

What do you mean that didn't happen?  It should have!

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I agree with Piratelvr.  This is horrible and hostile behavior and something to be concerned about.

Moving a 10-year-old's chair until she falls on her tuchas despite the directive not to?  I would have tossed him out the door before it got to that.

Yep. You're exactly right. I think most people (with better sense) would have. (I do not mean to imply that that part was funny, because to me it wasn't.)
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I just started reading and got as far as "Scrabble tournament". 

Scrabble tournament?

I've been off ehell for a few years but I know what you guys are referring to when you say Scrabble. A tournament?

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I agree with all the other posters.  Wonderful story, yet appalling.  Huge hugs to you for making peace with the madness of your childhood.  Very inspiring.

I do have to know - is SIS still married to BIL?  Are they still badly behaved? 

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I agree with all the other posters.  Wonderful story, yet appalling.  Huge hugs to you for making peace with the madness of your childhood.  Very inspiring.

I do have to know - is SIS still married to BIL?  Are they still badly behaved?



Thank you so much! Yes, as far as I know, SIS is still married to BIL, though we no longer speak to each other. Are they still badly behaved? Well, I assume nothing has changed much, though I don't really want to find out. :)
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 I remember being enthralled the first time this was posted. 

It's sure to become a E-Hell 'Holiday Classic'.

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I'm sure Caolyn Hax would love it for her Hootenanny of Holiday Horrors, too.
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Agreed!

I also wanted to say to mrkitty that your post about the effect Ehell has had on you really resonated with me as I could really relate to a lot of it, including the impact television had on my perceptions of reality, my Special Snowflake moments (I have embarrassingly had many) and the great anxiety I felt in my youth trying to FIX everything and make EVERYBODY happy. I'm glad to say that Ehell, age/experience/wisdom, and some really good anti-anxiety meds have helped me with a new perspective, and I appreciated your deep and powerful insight. So thank you for posting that!

(And for posting this story! Glad to hear your nieces are doing very well. :-) )
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Agreed!

I also wanted to say to mrkitty that your post about the effect Ehell has had on you really resonated with me as I could really relate to a lot of it, including the impact television had on my perceptions of reality, my Special Snowflake moments (I have embarrassingly had many) and the great anxiety I felt in my youth trying to FIX everything and make EVERYBODY happy. I'm glad to say that Ehell, age/experience/wisdom, and some really good anti-anxiety meds have helped me with a new perspective, and I appreciated your deep and powerful insight. So thank you for posting that!

(And for posting this story! Glad to hear your nieces are doing very well. :-) )


Awwww...thanks. That's very kind of you.  :)
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i just have to say that the lemon zest and toothpaste as used in cooking made complete sense to me. thankfully i'm learning what those things actually mean, but there could have been a time where household items made its way into my cooking. not that severe, but in the days before the internet, i'm afraid i made a few substitutions that may not have been edible.

good thing i only had myself to feed at the time.

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I just started reading and got as far as "Scrabble tournament". 

Scrabble tournament?

I've been off ehell for a few years but I know what you guys are referring to when you say Scrabble. A tournament?

We're quite competitive here at Etiquette Hell. The sign-up sheet was filled!
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