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Sunday, November 17, 2013

10 Days 'Til Thanksgivukkah! Sundays in My City

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There are only 10 days left until Thanksgiving and Chanukkah converge in an explosive celebration of Thanksgivukkah! This miracle won't happen again for another 77,798 years. So I went around Chico, CA in search of signs of this remarkable occasion.

 I didn't find any at the supermarkets, though that's a hefty pumpkin.

I also didn't find any at the gift shops, though I like the sentiment on that pillow. (Santa...I Want it all.)
I ended up in my living room, where, alas, I found this:
The orange-ish thing is an inflatable turkey.  Who, but me, would have one of those? Let me explain: a friend sent it to me years ago, because she didn't want me to be alone on Thanksgiving. It's not like that, though; I didn't take it out and try to blow it until now. And I'm out of practice, I guess, because it didn't respond to my breath...Perhaps I should not have explained.

Happy pre-Thanksgivukkah!

A peaceful new week to you and yours.

39 comments:

  1. Thanks for bringing Thanksgivukkah to my attention. I can't wait for turkey stuffed with Gefilte fish!

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  2. I've already got my Thanksgivukkah post waiting and ready to go! I seem to be abnormally excited by this, despite being neither American nor Jewish.

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  3. Had no idea they would be together this year!

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  4. An inflatable turkey! Love it. Yes, who but you would have such a thing? Very cool :)

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  5. lol less fuss indeed, all you have to do is open and blow

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  6. As I sit here, already surrounded by a huge Christmas tree and Christmas decorations galore, I think I need an inflatable turkey. Something to help bring about the Thanksgivukkah spirit and ward off that dickhead Santa for another month until he's actually welcome here.

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  7. Robyn you might have to come up with something that symbolizes Thanksgivukkah. I wouldn't worry about it too much this year since you only have 10 days left. But I expect at the next one to see something spectacular!

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  8. Hahaha. "Perhaps I should not have explained..." Well, if you hadn't, you would have many folks wondering just what sort of stuff you keep at your house. ::wink wink::

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  9. Those are some huge pumpkins! They look like they are on steroids! lol

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  10. I wish I could blow up that turkey for you, Robyn. Do you know anyone with a bicycle pump?

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  11. It's not an issue here in New Zealand, where we don't have Thanksgiving. Love the hefty pumpkins.

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  12. Better an inflatable turkey than something else inflatable...
    And those are some big pumpkins.

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  13. That's so cool that it's not going to happen for nearly 80,000 years, just incredible and it's something that should be celebrated and really highly discussed about.

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  14. I think I need an inflatable turkey. PERFECT centerpiece!

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  15. Happy pre-Thanksgivukkah to you! I think a holiday that isn't due again for nearly 80,000 years deserves an inflatable turkey.

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  16. I didn't realize Chanukah fell on Thanksgiving this year. That's early! I looooove Thanksgiving, it's my fave holiday. But I am not budging from my house on Black Friday.

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  17. A hefty pumpkin indeed. Never seen one of those. Have a lovely week.

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  18. Happy counting down to Thanksgivukkah! Will you inflate the turkey for next Sunday? :-)

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  19. The inflatable turkey part of this post made me laugh! :)

    Wishing you a happy, peaceful week.

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  20. I knew they overlapped this year, but hadn't heard it called Thanksgivukkah. I will use my kosher salt just for such an occasion.

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  21. And a very Happy pre-Thanksgivukkah to you and yours. Enjoy!

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  22. Thanks, all. It will make for an interesting dinner table. I'm not sure what I'll do, except to make lots of sweet potato latkes (pancakes) and maybe a turkey latke or two. Plus, I need to find someone with a lot of hot air to blow up that turkey. Shouldn't be too hard.

    Be well.
    xoRobyn

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  23. Crap. I've got to get to the store before all the good Thanksgivukkah cards are gone.

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  24. Happy Thanksgivukkah right back at ya! An inflatable pumpkin? That just isn't right!

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  25. I think this could be big... real big... maybe even bigger than Festivus!

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  26. I'm going to stick around and experience that miracle in another 77,798 years.

    I'm quite excited by this occurrence . Although, I did think that Thanksgiving was back in October, eh.

    Enjoy your week, Robyn.

    Gary :) x

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  27. Maybe you can stuff the iflatable turkey with candy or something. I am not much for eating turkey.

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  28. "Honey, does this pumpkin make my ass look big?"
    NOTE: The preceding makes absolutely no sense.

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  29. I'm impressed that you guys still have pumpkins. Our are long gone right after Halloween, never to be seen again. Well, until the following Halloween anyway ;)

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  30. Glad you saved that inflatable turkey! Have a happy Thanksgivukkah Robyn!

    Julie

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  31. LOL, that's great Julie. Festivus poses strong competition, though.

    Terry, I like that idea. I'm thinking: chocolate turkey.

    Christian, there's one left. But it's in NY. I don't know where you are, but you better head over there quickly.

    Pat, I know. It's so wrong, especially since I couldn't blow it up.

    Khlahanie, it was last month in the smarter parts of the world, like Canada.

    Al, no, but it is funny.

    Julie, you too.

    Thanks all you silly peeps.
    Love ya,
    xoRobyn

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  32. What? No gefilte fish? What's Thanksgivukkah without that? Your posts are always so amusing, Robyn. Loved the blow-up turkey.

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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  33. Happy (almost) Thanksgivukkah! I feel like I need to honor it in my own way. My mom was Jewish once upon a time. (She converted.) I'll have to figure out a way to honor this special day.

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  34. hi there...cheers from jakarta...looks like a busy week for you and your family :D...it looks fun! happy holiday..

    indahnnuria.blogspot.com

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  35. I was born on a Chanukah and Christmas convergence...

    Have a wonderful holiday!!!

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  36. I had no idea!! That's cool. And...that is a lot of pumpkins. Happy Holidays!!

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  37. A blow job in order? lol

    That's some big ass pumpkins!

    No Thanks Giving in Oz but weve got Xmas! It's just hot that's all!

    :)

    x

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