Be thankful for Facebook — this year, you won’t have to endure that awkward 10-minute conversation at the bar Thanksgiving Eve when you run into former high school classmates. You already know how many kids they have, where they moved to, how many divorces are under their belt and how much weight they’ve gained. You’re Facebook friends now — a simple smile and nod should suffice.
Thanksgiving, on the other hand, is still not for the faint-hearted. Here’s how things will go in my household:
Aunt Kathy: So, you gotta boyfriend yet?
Me: Nope, but that pumpkin pie you just devoured is my girlfriend’s specialty. —Sara Havens