Thursday, 24 November 2016

Thanksgiving!


The traditional Thanksgiving breakfast curry.  Well, it is when the night before Thanksgiving you have a takeaway.

I have a bit of a fascination with Thanksgiving, as a British person it always sneaks up on me a bit by surprise.  I think it's the combination of being near Christmas (in the UK we have NO holidays anywhere near Christmas, there's a day off in August and then a long, long stretch without public holidays until Christmas) and also being on a Thursday - with the exception of Christmas and New Years Day, all of our public holidays are on Mondays and Fridays.  The idea of having a holiday on a Thursday this close to Christmas is just a little hard to imagine.

We in the UK have got our heads around Black Friday, although it also seems wrong to me - In November and December, when we're buying presents for Christmas, we expect our retailers to gouge us on prices, and not have a day of big sales a month beforehand.  We believe that we deserve to pay over the odds for trinkets that will appear in massive sales on the 26th of December, because if we were REALLY organised we'd buy all of our presents in the January sales, wrap them up then, and then put them away in the attic for the following Christmas (just like that one relative/friend that we know that we would emulate if we weren't so disorganised)

At any rate, if you are celebrating Thanksgiving, I hope you have a great day, I'd love one year to experience (aka eat) a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and afterwards fall asleep in a chair while watching TV! If you're celebrating Thanksgiving let me know in the comments what's planned for your day :)

If you'd like to watch something funny, my wife's channel trailer for her YouTube channel is now live :)

3 comments:

  1. Curry for breakfast? Where do I sign up? My husband and I do not do the traditional meal of turkey, stuffing, etc. This year, the hubby is making lobster macaroni and cheese, creamed spinach and brussel sprouts with bacon. I can't wait. I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday!

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  2. I am celebrating, and trying to figure out something to be grateful for, but it is 5:30 in the morning. I am thankful for coffee.

    Your post reminds me of a Dylan song, though.

    "I say 'how much you want for that?' I go into the store,
    The man says ' three dollars' I say all right 'will you take four?'"

    I am grateful for Dylan. And I am grateful for the Blog of Thog.

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