Thanksgiving 2002


Present and accounted for:

Rita, Elizabeth, Davin and Theresa (Scully, Fox and Chloe)

Thanks were given to:

The little things we encounter daily in Egypt that mean so much

Old friends and new friends

Absent Friends

Spouses and cats (and not necessarily in that order)

The food that is NOT kofta (today)

Movies watched:

Lord of the Rings

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Topics discussed:

Marriage and sex Egyptian style (Davin's paper)

Egypt as a global political force or NOT

Egyptian social classes

FGM (female genital mutilation)

Thanksgiving at home in our previous lives

Cooking (mostly Rita and Davin)

Martha Stewart (very briefly)

Our non-American friends who didn't show up (at Iftar and in Paris)

Elizabeth's Brother

Culture Shock at the other end

All the newly non-functioning electronic items in Rita's house

How great the Sony VAIOs are

Music played:

White Christmas (about 100 times)

Christmas music classics

All the hot songs from the 1970's (thanks to Davin via Napster)

Of course, the soundtrack from Hedwig

Alcohol imbibed:


Sauvignon blanc

Rum and Coke

Champagne (the good stuff)

Grand Marnier and Jim Beam

The Photos:

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Rita's killer chopstick is used to truss

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It was raw once, and Davin did chop off the head

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No need for Viagra

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Time to set off the smoke alarm again

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Is it done or over done?

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Hi Mom!

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Martha, eat your heart out!

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Mom's amazing creamed spinach

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Have you ever carved a turkey before?

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We're full now, but later...

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Decimation 101

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Okay, will you start the movie now?

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