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I Want to Gobble Everything—A Jersey Thanksgiving

Well, our annual Jersey Thanksgiving food free-for-all has come and gone. And, as always, it was a great success. If you judge success by the amount of pounds gained and food coma naps taken, that is.

The ride itself kicked things off.

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I ate an entire bag of these crack chips
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Exchanged my blood for caffeine
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And watered the dogs so they wouldn’t wilt

Then, moments after arriving in Jersey, we got back on the road and hit our favorite diner. At 2 a.m.

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Where my sister and I bobbed for matzoh balls

Thanksgiving brought massive quantities of good food.

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It was a team effort
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And turned out delicious

Because our stomachs had already expanded, we turned Friday into the best day of the year—all-you-can-eat sushi day!

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We ate
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And ate
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And ate
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And ate
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And then had ice cream for dessert

And since a trip home isn’t complete without some real food, we indulged in cheesesteaks and pizza.

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I mean, are you drooling yet?
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Real pizza gets folded
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And ate more ice cream to celebrate my mom’s new job

Saturday brought Thanksgiving #2 with the Sylvan clan.

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We ate even more
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And celebrated birthdays

The Iron Bowl was full of pizza and wings and cursing and cheering. But no pictures were taken, because, football.

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So here’s a cute Koda instead

How did I not have to roll myself all the way home? Running.

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On neighborhood trails
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Where I almost impaled my eyeball with a branch
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On Princeton’s campus
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Where we crashed their track
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And in my own backyard
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Because I am a child at heart

So now we’re back home from another whirlwind trip, and I’m eating strictly vegan again. Because it was only a matter of time before someone said, “Congrats! When are you expecting?”

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The vegan-to-carnivore bloating is real, my friends

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