As the leaves fall from the trees in a cascading ocean of yellows and browns (sometimes), the California climate takes a cool dip from 75° to 72°. Aside from suddenly needing a hoodie to go to the market, we also realize what is most important in these final months of the year: pumpkin spice lattes and Black Friday!
Whoops, we mean family… yes, of course. It’s time to appreciate your loved ones, whom you thankfully do not see at any other time of the year. You have a chance to show your gratitude for their existence or whatever. Something like that. Your family also gets the chance to express their thankfulness for all that you do, which is not much, really. But you know, again, whatever. A chance to go ham on a table full of food needs no excuse.
But before you get to the food, you need to deal with everyone. That includes your weird Uncle Jessie (no, not like the cool guy from Full House) who still calls you “little buddy” after you told him it’s just awkward now. He wants to deep-fry the turkey this year, even though he can’t turn on the stove without almost burning the house down. That’s probably better than last year, when he dug a random hole in your backyard and threw in the turkey. It was pretty gross. There was a silver lining though—Aunt What’s-Her-Face made a heaping supply of stuffing and her special recipe of mac and cheese with BACON! YAS, BACON!
Speaking of meat…have you figured out what you’re serving your sister-in-law? She’s vegan now, right? You saw a tagged photo of her gorging on Pizza Hut on her Facebook page, but she untagged herself before you could save the evidence. So, she’s vegan until proven guilty. She already requested non-GMO and organic options and now you must use margarine for your potato salad. Fabulous…
That’s not even considering the rest of your in-laws. Are you ready for the CIA-style interrogation about your life choices, right down to your underwear? Are you ever?
You better break out the boxes of wine to keep everyone chill and occupied. They’ve got a drinking problem…but you do, too. So, don’t forget to stash the good stuff for yourself. How else will you get through this?!
Thankfully, it’s all waiting for you at StorBox, in the state-of-the-art Wine Grotto. Climate control and a convenient Pasadena location—finally, one choice the in-laws can’t judge you for. Just make sure to stash the good wine somewhere no one will look (like by whatever dish your mother-in-law brings). Happy Thanksgiving!