Thursday, November 16, 2006

Weekend Assignment #139 - Light or Dark

Ahhh yes, the great debate.  Scalzi decided to go there.

Check it out: Weekend Assignment #139

To the dark side or to the light?

In homage, I, too, have posted a Star Wars Cartoon, but of course, mine is relating to coffee.

Back to the assignment at hand, Dark or Light?

Do we speak of good and evil?

NO!  Turkey meat!  Where do you stand????  What color is your Lightsaber, er, I mean turkey meat?

With Luke and Yoda over on the Light Side, or with Vader and the Emperor on the Dark Side?

The Battle started in my house as a kid.  Mom, totally on the Dark Side.  Dad totally on the Light.  Me, following Dad on the Light Side. 

Why?  I don't know, it just seemed right.

The Battle of the Meat Shades began.  Each year, Mom would taunt us about the Dark Side, but we held strong.

Then, suddenly, one year it happened!  Dad started to nibble in the medium area, and then, before you knew it, Mom's Dark force drew him over, too!  Ack!  Forever lost...

Every year, now from both of them, I had to hear about the juicy dark meat, yadda yadda, 'just try it', yadda yadda, 'you'll never eat the Light again'...yadda yadda.  Still, I held strong to the Light Side.

Then, Kathy, the sister of my heart, moved in and became part of the family.  Unfortunately, she was already tainted and strong in her love of the Dark Side.  Mom and Dad gain yet another Dark soul for the Battle, and I found no ally there.  <sigh>

Then, I married.

Could it be I would have help in this Battle?  Nah.

Hubby is no damn help.  He hates turkey.  Yes, you read right.  He hates it.  Eats all the sides, skips the bird.  On Turkey Day. 

It isn't right, but, I am not perfect either, so live and let live.  I love the guy anyway. 

The Battle of the Meat Shades rages on in our vector of the universe.

Enter the kids.  Who knows, maybe one, just one might be the Luke to my Yoda.

Hammer was all Light Side until my Mom started to work Vader's charms on him about 2 years ago.  Now, you had better just keep your hands and feet away from the leg, or have your lightsaber ready, because he will fight you for it!

Dang that woman, she even got him to eat all dark meat chicken and goose and duck!  I fear that Hammer, my young padawan, is truly and forever lost to the Dark Side.  The Dark Side is just that strong, says my Mom.

Pumpkin Muffin will eat anything that tastes good and is put on her plate with gravy.  Dark, Light, whatever, just heap on the gravy and mashed potatoes, and shut up already about the whole big 'Battle' because she is hungry and just wants to eat.

'Nuff said, and as you can see, no help for me there either.

That leaves Fuzzy.  Fuzzy still remains on the Light Side! 

Yet, my triumph is hollow.  This one ally of mine is only here by default.  He really is not all that fussed over turkey at all.  I fear someday he will exit the Battle completely, like Hubby.

So, the Battle of the Meat Shades rages on!  They with their taunts  and lures of juiciness, and promises of great reward.

Fear not, fellow Light Side compatriots, I know you are out there, and I will not succumb to the Dark Side.

The Force and the Light are strong in me.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!  :-D

be well,

ps... Extra Credit was to share something I am thankful for this holiday, and I will do another entry for that later.


fisherkristina said...

Dawn, don't fear.  The gross dark stuff won't touch my lips, LOL.


coelha said...

Whoa..  Love your Star Wars theme..  As for the coffee..I'm on the light side on that too...  I can never have enough creme & sugar.  I will NEVER go to the dark side.  You are not alone!  Julie

jckfrstross said...

this entry is great:) i prefer the light side so add me to your battle i will fight till the end light side is way better the dark side is greasy and tough hahahaha


psychfun said...

"Luke to my Yoda"  Bahaha! Well, you know what Eve did to Adam so....HA!

Great post! You just have to find Hans Solo! :-)

cacklinrosie101 said...

LOL...we all eat the white meat.  Most times, I buy a turkey breast because everything else gets thrown away.  My dad ate dark and light.  My mother doesn't like any poultry.  Too funny!  HUGS  Chris

erarein63 said...

Oh my gosh, Dawn, this is so funny!  I was just sitting here laughing out loud and my DH was like "what is so funny?".  We used to battle over the chicken leg, too, when we were kids.  Now I know better.  The LIGHT has shined and drawn me in.  Nobody in my house will cross over to the dark side.  What?  Mom?  What are you doing?  I didn't know you liked the dark meat?  You always at the breast!  You mean you only ate the breast because we all fought over the dark?  Well have all you want, lol.  Because the force of the LIGHT is pure and good, and I will not waver!  Ha ha ha ha!  ;) De

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tenyearnap said...

This is awesome! Never again will I be able to look at a turkey without hearing Yoda--"Beware of the Dark Side." Don't worry, Yoda, I stay on the Light Side. No gravy.

lindaggeorge said...

The power of evil is strong in me and it tries to supress the light. But when the sun is above the horizon the light side will win the battle and my plate overflows with  white meat, gravy, roast potatoes, stuffings and veg.

BUT...... with the setting of the sun comes the darkness and all is cold, that is when the evil dark side takes over, together with it's evil comrades in arms, pickles and cheese!  

Linda x.

rainbowmoonbeam2 said...

Neither, but thank you for asking. I don't eat that stuff, I am veg. " ) Oh, but I will play the "something you're thankful" for game. I am thankful that DH is home with me this year and not in Iraq.

Love ya~

memes121 said...

Join us. You have no idea the power of the dark side. Tammy

dornbrau said...

Dark!  I love the moist and juicy thigh.  (chicken drumsticks are my favorite, I had 2 for lunch!)
Growing up half the family reached for the light and the other half went for the dark.  The same is true now that I have my own family.  It works out just perfectly this way... and NO leftovers!

monponsett said...

I prefer white,but I'd be up in David Ortiz' lap like thisquick.

Oh,,, you were talking about turkey.

So...lovely weather we're having, no?

wfhbear said...

Hah! Give me the leg!! I want the good old Drum Stick. Dark is my choice and Libby's ir breast meat, nice and white. The "Boys" like anything they get. Have a fine weekend. Regards, Bill.

luddie343 said...

LOL very amusing, I enjoyed the interweaving, o fellow Light Sider!  Have a great, light Thanksgiving!  xoxo CATHY

lurkynat said...

Dear Dawn,
bringing my light saber in wiht me.. ahem... tuning up standing up "what did you saya bout the dark side ?" lololololo!
love ya,natalie

teeisme57 said...

My favorite part is the heart. I don't have to fight for that...thu it's not a meal. My Mother-in-laws favorite part of the turkey was the butt. She called it the Pope's Nose. Needless to say, she didn't have to fight for that either.

sazzylilsmartazz said...

I hover between the light and the dark. I do like light for sandwiches but the dark meat is juicer.

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Well, that was meant to be "jucier" but I have typing dyslexia;(

wheredidpetego said...

I used to be all about the light side, but then, I TRIED the dark side. Mmmm. It's sooo good!