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Need a suggestion for thanksgiving (guest_g)
November 25, 2008
7:20 pm
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Ok, I'm gonna to go this cutee teacher's home and meet her and her parents for thanksgiving. She invited me. I dont know if she likes me but we've shown some kinda interest in each other.

I want to make a good impression on her father and mother. I wanna take something to their home to say thanks and just be nice (hehe). What do I do? I cant cook so I cant bring a dish, so what else? A card is too small, so what then?

November 25, 2008
7:27 pm
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do you know anything about them? are they teetotalers? Gardeners? Football nuts? if you don't know,
bring or flowers or chocolate. Sounds like you will have a ball.

November 25, 2008
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Noep, I dont know much about them.

Choclate, I think I'll get that, good idea. I have no clue what to do.

I'll gift wrap it and put a card , yea? Dont know what the card should say too. Just "happy thanksgiving"?

I'm really bad with gifts. Whats a nice chocolate to give?

November 25, 2008
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Guest...i would say a nice thanksgiving centre piece..it's more of a hostess gift. Some kind of flower arrangement geared to the occasion. You can never miss with that as a guest...guest..lol.
Maybe a small box of Russle Stover, Guerlain, or Pot o Gold for your friend..or a bottle of wine.

Have fun!

November 25, 2008
9:18 pm
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Oh I like the thanksgiving centerpiece idea. you can get one made or find one you like. very festive and it's a great gesture.

November 25, 2008
9:31 pm
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Oh she likes wine, now I remember! I think her family does too. What kind of wine should I buy, I have no idea there as well.

Where do I get that Thanksgiving centerpiece? Anywhere? i guess i could try Kroger (dont know if you're from the US)

Can I get those nice chocolates you mentioned from Walmart, or where should I go? This is good, I'm glad I came here to you guys, pheww.

November 25, 2008
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She was drinking some red kinda wine when we went out with her friends the last (and first) time and I asked her what it was and ahh, ofcourse I didnt understand what the name was because I know nothing about wines.

I used to not understand why people would care about the small things but I see now, when its important, they have to! heh.

November 25, 2008
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Yes I dont' know anything about wine because I'm Mormon, but I understand if you know what to pick it's a great gesture. Maybe you have a friend who knows or there's a website that tells what wine goes with turkey and dressing.

November 25, 2008
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ah yea. I could do a search.

Also i geuss, I can either take the centerpiece or a wine. Both would be too much I feel, yea?

November 25, 2008
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I think white wine would go with turkey (is that what they're serving?).

I like the centerpiece idea too.

Or how about a gourmet coffee if they drink coffee? An assortment of teas? Or a dessert liquer?

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November 26, 2008
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hey guest-

Bring both a white wine and a red wine.

White: First Pick: a Firestone Johanisberg Riesling. Chill it before you bring it.

Second Pick: Firestone or Napa Valley Chardonnay. chill it.

Red: do not chill, served at room temp. First Pick: Ballard Canyon, Napa Valley, or Firestone Petite Syrah.

Second Pick: Napa, Firestone, or Ballard Cabernet Sauvignon.

third pick: Napa, Firestone, or Ballard Merlot.

You can't go wrong with a Johanisberg Riesling and a Petite Syrah. The two are the "faves" and "classiest" amongst wine drinkers.

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November 26, 2008
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And if you add a box of See's mixed chocolates, OMG. You will have gone overboard.

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November 26, 2008
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The place I live in doesnt have a See's location :(, else I'd have got that and a wine.

SD, thanks for the ideas! I'm gonna get two wines then, since they all drink wine.

I'm gonna print out what free said and take them to the wine shop.

November 26, 2008
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guest, I agree, no chocolates if you are bringing wine, and you don't need to do a card either...too much.

Australian wines are good red wines, Ravenswood is good.

For turkey, if they absolutely do not drink white wine, then a Pinot Noir wine is good.

Reislings are a bit sweet and some people like a dryer white wine like Savignon Blancs - Pinot Grigio is good.

YEA GUEST!!!! HAVE A GREAT TIME!!

November 26, 2008
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guest they'll have these wines at Krogers or a supermarket. Way cheaper than a wine shop.

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November 26, 2008
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thanks OMW, that makes me feel better. I'm going to get one nice wine, the ones Free mentioned

I'll get the red one she mentioned because the girl was drinking some the last time we met soo.. I hope they like it. It looks like one wine will be appropriate.

thanks Free, I'll check Kroger tonight. I hope his father likes and just tells us that his daughter must marry me this weekend.

But right now I'm really sad, did you guys hear of the terror attacks in India? They targetted Americans and britons. No reports of any americans or britons harmed, but they are holding them hostage in famous hotels there.

Very sad. I was so happy going home and now this.

November 26, 2008
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I'm gonna buy the wine tonight!

So I got another plan, I'm going to cook up something at home and I'll invite her. yea! How's that, good yea? Its a plan but lets see. I wish I knew how to make this work. I'll try.

November 27, 2008
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yeaa, I took the wine but I opened the bottle and broke the cork, oops. It was good though. we might meet again tomorrow to hang out in the mall. she's too cute.

November 28, 2008
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guest also remember that sometimes the hostess has already picked out the wines she would like to serve with a meal and it is completely appropriate for her to thank you for the wine and set it aside to be used at a later time. Everyone can appreciate a good bottle of wine. Hope all goes well with the cutie.

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November 28, 2008
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mmmmm a teetotaler wouldn't appreciate a bottle of wine. that's why it's a good thing to find out first if they are drinkers. I;ve had friends bring wine when I've invited them over and I've had to face the choice of trying to give it back to them so that they can get use out of it or thanking them and setting it aside and giving it away to someone who does drink.

November 29, 2008
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thanks Bitsy, thats what they did, yea! We had white wine which I didnt have time to chill so I'd gotten the red one.

Tiger, they do drink wine, she had told me this before actually so I'm good :.D. I just didnt know what type. I hope they like it, I still dont know if it was something they'd really like. NExt time I hope I'll know more.

I dont know where all this will go. I hope it works out cause that would be really nice. Aw well. I will keep trying.

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