A summary of the events that took place in my life over Thanksgiving break
Created by brianneross on Dec 10, 2010
Last updated: 12/17/10 at 03:42 PM
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After closing the paper, I could finally head home and eat dinner. I went with the old standby: Kraft mac and cheese. After eating, I spent some time reflecting on my break. It wasn't the most eventful or exciting, but a few days of nothing is exactly what I needed before the craziness of the end of the semester started.
Down time at the copy desk so what do I do? What I always do when I'm bored at work. Look at pictures of Boo. (If you haven't yet, I suggest you become a fan on Facebook).
At this daily meeting, all the editors got together to discuss what's going in the next day's paper. And of course any Thanksgiving shenanigans that need to be shared.
Unfortunately, I didn't get Sunday off work. That means my break ended early and I spent the day doing what I do every Sunday: living in The State News office for 11 hours. Good thing I love my job.
My friend Monica and I are ballet fanatics, so when we heard that the Children's Ballet Theatre was doing the Nutcracker at the Wharton Center, we knew we were going.
I headed back the East Lansing Saturday night, so had to say goodbye to my family early.
I met up with some friends who were home and caught up over coffee.
My youngest brother, Jared, and I decided it was time for some sibling bonding. And what better way to bond than spend a magical night at the theater with Harry Potter?
I brought home a lot of laundry, and Friday afternoon I decided it was a good time to start doing it.
My brothers and I headed to West Bloomfield to get lunch with my dad at Stage Deli.
What's the best part about Thanksgiving? Eat leftovers for breakfast the next day.
After a day of family fun and way too much food, my brothers and I curled up for our annual Thanksgiving tradition: watching Boy Meets World.
It was a Thanksgiving miracle that this dinner even happened. Sometimes, there are just too many people in the kitchen. Things broke. Things caught on fire. It was bad. But somehow, we managed to not burn down the house, and eventually everything was done and ready to eat.
We spent Thanksgiving with my grandparents, my aunt, my uncle, my cousins and their dogs. My dog, Zoe, (the boxer) was not too thrilled at having to share attention with her guests.
We hosted Thanksgiving dinner at my house this year. That means that as soon as I woke up, I was put to work in the kitchen. My job? Pies. Apple, pumpkin, strawberry and lemon meringue.
Finally I was packed up and headed out of East Lansing...to exciting South Lyon, Michigan!
I managed to finish my project and turn it in on time. Huzzah!!!!! Finally, I was done and my break could begin.
By this point, I had 1.5 hours left until my project was due, and I was beginning to feel the stress. It was around this time that I began cursing Tuesday-night Brianne, who thought it would be a good idea to get some sleep and just finish this project in the morning. Clearly, Tuesday-night Brianne was an idiot.
Like a true champ, I still had extensive work to do on an editing project for WRA370. I woke up at 9 a.m. (5 hours before the project was due), filled up on coffee and got to work.