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Old 11-22-2010, 09:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The smaller turkey is better!


Hello SR friends,

Been kinda quiet lately, which is good sometimes, for it allows me to reflect and grow a bit, (not too much tho, lol.).

However yesterday an incident occurred that caused me to reflect a bit on not drinking lately and it seemed relevant to the holiday season upon us.

I was at the grocery shopping for that "perfect bird" for the upcoming big day, and grabbed a huge bird off the rack. As I placed it in my cart, a lady asked the butcher where a certain brand of turkey was. Curious, I asked, "hey, what's the difference?" and she said the brand I had chosen was pumped with drugs to increase size and plumpness, while the other brand was natural/grain fed turkey. While the drugged turkey was cheaper and bigger, I told her, "Hey, I don't want some fake stuff, I want a real bird, and put my selection back on the rack and chose the other brand, which had smaller birds, but I found one that's just right.

It kinda reminded me of how I was when all pumped up with booze, strutting my stuff, looking and feeling good initially, but then deflated at the end. This year I'm sticking with the real me, and although I might not look as good, it's as good as it gets and that's for real.

Thanks for helping me see this.

Happy Thanksgiving All and keep it real.
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Love this post firestorm. Great comparison! Thanks!
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Love the story and analogy! You made me smile!
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Thx for that post - very uplifting!
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good common sense thoughts that are very helpful!!! thank you and enjoy your holiday.
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I go as small as a
smoked turkey leg or wing
from Wally World instead
of a whole turkey.

Just enough for a small
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I'm doing a "free range" Cornish Game hen myself this year, stuffed with a wild rice pilaf. Happy Thanksgiving, Fire, and to all the others here at SR. I'm going to be giving thanks I'm still sober. :day6
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Thanks Fs....somehoe I bet you look better au natural not pumped up with crap...xo and happy thanksgiving!

P.s....I always get the natural free range bird...the generic ones aren't even native American birds but something bred in europe....meh!
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No jive turkey either.

Charming touch again, Firestorm.
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hahaha, Nice post firestorm and certainly made me Giggle...
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what a read for the end of a day thank fire... ya rock enjoy your bird
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DANG IT I BOUGHT A 20LB TURKEY!!!! WHERE WAS THIS POST A FEW DAYS AGO!!!!!
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