Thanksgiving Survival Kit: Digital Edition

Hansonites love holidays. Really, we do. But all that family togetherness has a way of driving up the stress levels. So this Thanksgiving, we’ve put together a survival kit with our favorite digital tools to help you through the family awkwardness. Here’s how to use it…

Hansonites love holidays. Really, we do. But all that family togetherness has a way of driving up the stress levels. So this Thanksgiving, we’ve put together a survival kit with our favorite digital tools to help you through the family awkwardness. Here’s how to use it.

  • Warmly accept the in-laws’ invitation to dinner…and tell them you’ll be attending via Skype. “Point the camera to the dark meat, please. Mmm, that looks delicious.”
  • Use Apple maps to get directions to Great Aunt Judy’s house and chances are pretty good that you’ll get lost.
  • Download the just-released Butterball Cookbook Plus app (bringing the “turkey hotline” into the 21st century) so you’re prepared for the inevitable kitchen meltdown.
  • Accidentally leave Pinterest open on your laptop. “So that’s where everyone’s been for the last few hours!”
  • Install this Fake-a-Call app on your phone. “I’d love to hear about your bunions, Grandma, but I’ve really got to take this call.”
  • Wear one of these hats that conceal your iPod and earbuds, and crank up the tunes when the uncles starts bickering over politics. Bonus: your ears will stay warm during the post-dinner pigskin toss.

You’re welcome, and happy Thanksgiving!

 

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