Can you believe it's Tuesday? Yesterday, I realized we had less than a month to go before our days started getting longer again. Now, won't that be nice.
We were talking at work about how many people aren't doing anything special for this holiday. Thanksgiving was a holiday which has been out of proportion for years. Americans do tend to lean to the excesses in life. We went from just having family gatherings to mini-events. We went from having a nice meal to setting up mini-buffets without spit screens. There wasn't just one or two deserts, but 8 or 9. The human stomach is only so large. And football. We suddenly got Big Games on TV. I can remember many occasions growing up, where the men thought every male in the house needed to go out and toss a football back and forth... and talk about the Big Game. I hate football. Never liked it. This year, thanks to Covid 19, many Americans are dialing back Thanksgiving. Maybe this is a good thing. Maybe bigger is not always better. Maybe the holiday should go back to its roots, about giving thanks, and not about crowding 40 people into a house so you can eat in waves.
I cheered yesterday when I saw Emily Murphy decided to approve the transition process to the Biden presidency. The Idiot Jerk claimed he had sent her a Tweet authorizing her to begin. She said she had made the decision on her own. The Washington Post has a copy of the letter she wrote to President Elect Biden. This woman is a bitch. Did you like the bit where she claimed even her pets received death threats? This woman is an Idiot Jerk loyalist who refused to do her job until mounting pressure from both Republicans and Democrats forced her to do something she was very loathe to do, allow the transition to begin. She, like her boss, will be bitter to the very end.
And, of course, there are those saying the Idiot Jerk is already making plans to run in 2024. Just say he managed to keep his sorry ass from being charged with a felony, he be campaigning, not against Joe during the primaries, but Mike Pence. That's right, android man has his own dark desire to sit in the oval office. That competition should be very entertaining.
Finally, supposedly this is what the original Thanksgiving looked like. If this is true, where's the buffet?
putzy for prez? OH FUCK NO!ReplyDelete
and your t-day paragraph is spot on. too much shit for a "fake holiday". t-day is just another day for me, nothing more, nothing less.
Yeah, it's me and the dogs. And while I hadn't planned on making a desert, I've suddenly started thinking about pumpkin cheesecake.Delete
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We don't do Thanksgiving obviously but I love the idea of stripping all the commercialization and excess away and just enjoying the people you're with. I remember when I lived in PGH my ex had a huge family and I HATED all the crowds, and the food getting cold and having to talk about football. They were nice people, don't get me wrong, but just all of us crammed into my MIL's house - and she didn't enjoy it either. Clean the house beforehand, prepare the food (with help from her sisters) and then clean the house afterwards. Where was the fun in that for her? Nope, maybe covid will have done us at least one favour this time round - well that and as my neighbour pointed out yesterday, the Jehovah's Witnesses are no longer knocking at the door (but they are calling by phone). Can't have it all ways I guess!ReplyDelete
I suspect those large family gatherings were never more than Hallmark moments for a very few individuals.Delete
I'm planning to cook a nice meal for the two of us, and a couple of pies for dessert. We'll have good leftovers for the weekend and I'll probably share some of the food with one of our neighbors (a nice single woman who lives next door). That's the perfect size holiday for us, pandemic or not!ReplyDelete
I saw where thanks to the pandemic many having much smaller, personal celebrations. Could a new tradition be starting?Delete
I suspect soon we won't be celebrating any holidays.ReplyDelete
Oh, we'll always have Christmas, but Easter might turn into a fan based sport.Delete
Murphy was childishly unprofessional in her letter. Very fitting for a MAGAt. And uncle Joe has started the transition officially and I’m more than happy.ReplyDelete
No big thanksgiving meeting for me. It’s going to be a private affair this year.
And you know COVFEFE-19 is making plans for an empire after the presidency. That is, if he doesn’t go to jail. I hope his name become a stain for anybody having it.
She was a pouting bitch juicing her sour grapes. He'll either be in jail or in Russia.Delete