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Thanksgiving is here once again

It's hard to compete with Christmas' presents, but Thanksgiving makes a strong case for Best Holiday. I'm thankful for a lot of things, but right now, I'm thankful for Thanksgiving itself. Kinda meta in a folksy way.

I'm listening to Talking Heads and awaiting a traditional home cooked turkey meal prepared by my mom in Connecticut before heading to Denver to see my dad and eat more.

I'm also procrastinating on my NaNoWriMo novel, but this is important.

Thanksgiving plays an important role in sandwichdom. It's the only holiday that generates sandwiches, and that's worth noting.

Thanksgiving is awesome because it revolves around a meal. July 4th and its fireworks are hard to beat, but a holiday that's centered by eating a giant feast is too rare in the U.S. If there's ever a holiday named after me, I want it to be known that I wish it to be celebrated by eating as much as possible and watching not football, but hockey.

I went on to Flickr to find some post-Thanksgiving sandwiches to add to the photo pool and I wasn't disappointed by the selection. I even found a great example from Germany (I think), and they don't even have pilgrims and all that.

I'm running an old photo here because I can't be bothered to ask permission to steal someone else's right now. Happy Thanksgiving!

Comments

Justin James said…
Happy Thanksgiving Alex! Thank you for writing a blog that we can be thankful for.

lol at you asking the German for the photo in German +6 for cultural recognition.

Now all you need is to hire a lobby group to start getting that holiday named after you.
Alex said…
+6! Sweet. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Actually, Flickr put my comment into German automatically. It freaked me out a little.

In my head, the holiday thing was conditional on some insanely unlikely series of heroic actions on my part. But if I can buy my way into getting a holiday, despite having no money, that would be amazing.
Vanessa said…
Nice blog entry. I thought i recognized that turkey sandwich photo!

So would your holiday not be focused on any specific type of food? We would just need to eat as much as possible of basically anything? Just trying to prepare in the event this holiday comes to pass.
Alex said…
Thanks, and yes, good eye.

I really appreciate your efforts to get this holiday ready should the time come to launch it.

To be honest, I didn't think about that very hard. I don't want it to be an "eat as much of whatever" affair, so there will need to be some loose guidelines. Turkey is obviously out. I'd like it to be my favorite foods while making sure they're selections most Americans can agree upon as tasty. I won't require meat, though barbecue would be an excellent choice. Cheese should also be featured heavily, possibly even taking the role turkey holds during Thanksgiving. But this is all off the top of my head. I'm open to suggestions.

Also, if anyone has ideas on things I should be doing to warrant my own holiday, I'm all ears. Or eyes I guess, since this is a blog.
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