They Changed the Name from Stuffing to Dressing to Make It Sound Less Dirty

Filed under holidays don't suck for me, it's fun to be fat, no i really do love ohio

I’m in Ohio for Thanksgiving!

While there, I plan to:

• sleep in my own bed and actually spend time with my family now that my best friend, Tracey, finished grad school, got a job, and can’t stay up until 4 a.m. with me every night.

• have Thanksgiving meals with my stepmom’s family, my mom’s side of the family, and my dad’s side of the family within a span of 6 hours. All of them will involve entirely different menus that are traditional to each family, meaning that I’ll be forced to eat pecan pie, pumpkin roll, and old-fashioned cream pie just so I don’t appear rude. Oh, the hardships of the dedicated gourmand.

• try to think of awesome things to put on my Christmas list for my dad’s side of the family but ultimately just write

• eat dinner with Noel Cordle at The Cheesecake Factory, WHERE SHE HAS NEVER EATEN BEFORE.

• not shop on Friday, except possibly online, where I’ll be earning double cash back by using Ebates. (See what I did there?)

Oh, friends, it’s going to be a great time. Until I have to be at the airport at 4:30 a.m. on Monday.


  1. bluzdude says:

    I never call it dressing. It would be like it had to have its own room.

  2. Cristy says:

    I am soooooo glad Tom’s family has never expected us to host Thanksgiving and already had a tradition in place to have it at his nephew’s every year. Thank God. I’ve never cooked a turkey in my life and couldn’t handle the pressure. Christmas Eve with finger foods is my limit.

    Hope you have an awesome time and gain a few pounds of pure holiday goodness! I plan to! :)

  3. Tracey says:

    I loooove how you make it sound like I got a REAL job that’s somehow related to my finishing grad school, even though that’s totally not the case. You always know how to make me look more successful than I actually am.

    Also, I grew up in a family where we called it “dressing”, but sometime in the last 10 years, we all switched over to “stuffing” to be more normal. Don’t tell me we’re going back! “Dressing” sounds as old-fashioned to me as “supper” and “pocketbook”.