Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thank You

Sure, Squanto & Co. are all smiles and giggles here, until they realize we've taken their land, will slaughter them by the millions and have given them a plethora of STDs.

...and then there were those bulky black shoes with buckles! Contrary to popular belief, they do not go with everything.

Sure we eventually gave them some casinos, but it's hardly restitution.

In the movie within a movie, For Your Consideration (where they were filming Home for Purim), the studio thought the whole Jewish thing wouldn't translate, so they changed it to Home for Thanksgiving. Then one of the PR talking points was "it (Thanksgiving) is the most elegant of all the holidays".

I just don't see that, nor do I believe it.

It seems to me to be one of the more obligatory holidays. Forced conversation, forced happiness and forced food. And then that horrible tradition of going around the table saying what you're thankful for. Maybe it works in some settings, but at my families, someone in mine will say something shitty like, "I'm thankful that the GOP is going to repeal some of the healthcare bill..." ....and then we're off to the races of snide comments or angry silence.

Like a moron, I'm usually the angry silent type. I figure it's better than unleashing, figuring I'm keeping the peace - somewhat. That's what I'd like to believe. In reality, my car is probably blocked in and I can't just leave.

Oh, and I don't like the food. Or the dessert. So, it's just a lose-lose for me.

But I do have an exit strategy: Harry Potter - again. My nephew has been waiting to see it with us and I'm all for not only seeing it again, but saying we have to make the 18:30 show and we have to leave! My sister is on board with it. She might go, now that I've told her there are no spiders on screen.

Hope you all have a good Thanksgiving. Don't let my griping bring down your holiday.

Song by: Tori Amos


A Lewis said...

God, you're an upper this morning, aren't you? Happy matter what. Enjoy.

Ur-spo said...

happy turkey day !
I am thankful to have you as a blogger buddy!

anne marie in philly said...

happy thanksgiving to the newlyweds!

spouse and I are at home with our cat kids - it's snowing here. salmon & mac n cheese will be today's meal. I have a load of laundry in the washer. just another fun day at my house!

Birdie said...

It's snowing in St. Louis, where the young ones' patience is being tested by being stuck indoors. Dinner's in an hour, with my famous gravy as a highlight! This will be the first time in decades that I haven't had leftovers. And I love the leftovers.

Erik Rubright said...

Here's hoping you had a Happy day, just like the other 365.25 days of the year.