Friday, December 12, 2014

A Thanksgiving Story from our newest intern: Shanice John

Well folks, another Thanksgiving has passed by and while everyone was either wrestling with the bird or meticulously making pie crusts, I took the easy way out this year! Now it should be noted before I continue that I absolutely, unequivocally stink at making a Turkey dinner! This unfortunate predicament is consequent of my upbringing on the warm tropical island of Trinidad in the Caribbean, where a cooked turkey is not as celebrated as it is here in the USA. I’ve never seem a live turkey matter of fact!   So do understand how overwhelmed I become when my friends or family here in NYC ask to help bake the bird!

This year was no exception!  My younger brother Denzil informed me that he would be home for Thanksgiving, he serves in the United States Marine Corp, and if you know anything about military men you’ll know that they can eat so the pressure was on to prepare a good meal. The turkeys came out in full force and mocked me from their frigid shelves at the local grocery, the cranberries rolled in and the sweet potatoes reminded me of fries rather that pie. The restaurants on our Citybuzz spots started looking like better options. Never has a bird unraveled my sanity like this!

My saving grace came in the form of a SMT at Vidicom! Who knew the secret to my dream turkey was sitting in our production room rehearsing. Yup, it was my first time watching a production rehearsal for one of our Satellite Media Tour’s and though I sat in to learn the ropes (yep, I’m new here at Vidicom) I learned one more piece of vital info… I can buy my turkey cooked! It was pretty simple, ridiculously simple! And since we’re at it, why stop there, I could buy the whole shebang; pie, turkey, stuffing, and even the mashed potatoes!!!

I was getting excited for Thanksgiving; I had an Insta-worthy dinner! My dinner was going to have more selfies that Kim Kardashian! I was quite pleased with my plans until my brother called 5 days before the holiday with one more request: can you make Lasagna? I don’t want Turkey!
And so our family had meat Lasagna and a fresh salad for Thanksgiving, watched Transformers 4 the movie and we were all quite content with ourselves as well as our Thanksgiving holiday. It might sound cliché but it’s not always about what you do for the holidays but rather spending it with the people you care about. 

More to come from your friends at Vidicom!

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