This year the Thanksgiving meetup was potponed to December due to scheduling conflicts. Gone are the graduate school days. We are all busy proffesionals now, with work life balance issues! We broke with traditions and did a lot of things differently. This was strictly R&R, so instead of four days we made it seven. There was no turkey. We had a much smaller and more manageable meal. But some things can never be changed... like the arguments that ensue when the boys meet.
Texas being the land of capital punishment has something to do with it.