I can’t think of a better word than success to describe last night’s festivities. The food, beverages, dancing, singing, moustache contest and great company were a definite success. I was reminded by many friends and family in the past few days that I have so much to be thankful for, and they’re absolutely right. Emails, phone calls and the party last night reminded me of what great friends and family I am surrounded by and who care about me so much. As for last night, here are some priceless photographs to show a rundown from start to finish.
PREPARATION: Thanks to Wyllys (cutting the Turkey), we had Turkey, aka America’s dirty bird, as part of the meal. One bird was cooked in the oven and the other was prepared in Wylly’s smoker. Both turned out delicious! To accompany the meal, Katharine and Lisa slaved in the kitchen for hours making mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, apple and pumpkin pie, salad, green beans, and several appetizers. Our classmates brought over tasty appetizers, desserts and loads of wine. So much wine, that we’ll have to have another party to try to put a dent in it. I settled on getting Beaujolais Nouveau, Chenin Blanc, and Tuvel Rose. All were delicious, I’m not ashamed to say. And to complement dessert, we shared a Sauternes dessert wine from Rich.
ROOMMATE PHOTOS: After we cleared everyone out of the kitchen, the roommates finally got some pictures together. (Back row: Elizabeth, TJ, John, Gordon, Robin; Front row: Lisa, Katy, Katharine)
THE FEAST: It was difficult making room for all the food, but once we crammed it all on the kitchen table, we set up a queue from the living room to the kitchen and filtered people through the line. We had so much food that people started getting second helpings – which is expected, of course at Thanksgiving.
ENTERTAINMENT: This included a mustache contest, singing and dancing. Over the past few weeks, the men in the class decided to compete with each other in growing ‘tashes. Bala was the winner, Ciaran came in second and Hugh got third. Jenny and Claire did a great job of giving out prizes for the winners. Here are the contestant’s mugshots:
(Hugh, Vijay, Jim, Ciaran, Bala, Ken, Andrea)
SINGING AND DANCING: Aaron, Andrea and Mike brought their guitars and entertained the class with a medley of fun tunes. John joined in showing off his talents as well.
Following this up, Ciaran did an acapello rendition of You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling from Top gun and others got down to the music, including Robin with his slick moves and Rahul and his wife showing off their Indian dancing skills.
GREAT FUN: And finally, we ended the night finishing off the keg, drinking more beer – thanks to Dave, and goofing off. This Thanksgiving will definitely go down as one of my favorites.