The Thanksgiving Holiday

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve enjoyed cooking more and more. I can recall a time when I used to believe that if it took longer to cook/prepare a meal than it did to eat it — it wasn’t worth the time. I’m embarrassed that I had such a philosophy, but then again I was in college and I had to focus my brain cells on more important matters like calculus and the time value of money.

I think it’s become official, though, that Thanksgiving is now one of my favorite holidays. All of the cooking, eating, wine, desserts, people, etc. It’s just so much fun! For clarification, when I’m saying one of my favorites, I’m talking top 3. While Christmas, specifically, is not in the top 3 — the general month of December is. The holiday spirit is fun, even if I don’t officially celebrate Christmas as a formal holiday.

In any event, one thing that I really like about Thanksgiving is the national celebration that occurs. Everywhere in the country, at some time between 2-5pm local time, families are sitting down to eat turkey, stuffing and other Thanksgiving treats. Because there is no religious affiliation with Thanksgiving, it really is unlike any other holiday in that you know where everyone is going to be at a certain time. Even if Christmas was non-religious, families still celebrate at different times throughout the day. Some have Christmas morning, others go to someone’s house for an early afternoon celebration, while still others have Christmas dinner and celebrate in the evening.

Thanksgiving is the only holiday where you know what people are doing all day: Football, cooking, and eating. Yum. This year has come and gone, but this just kicks off the holiday season. Woot!

Ghost Town

Man, it’s been a real ghost town around here and I guess I’m really the only one to blame. All of my various ranting nonsense has been conducted via Twitter that I’ve completely neglected my readers of the diatribe. I apologize. 

That being said, it’s time to start gettin’ thankful. The best way, as I’ve found, is to over-indulge yourself with Turkey, Stuffing, Potatoes, Pie and other delicious goodies.

So get to it. Oh yeah.. and don’t forget the wine!

Election Goodies

Yeah, I know.. I know..the election is over. But I couldn’t help but sharing some neat links that I’ve found relating to humorous or interesting election-related content. I’m saving the best for last, which is definitely worth a watch. So enjoy these links and please share others if you have something similar!

Demographic Breakdown
A demographic breakdown of how the US population voted. As I tweeted earlier this week, I’m glad to see my Jewish Brethren come out in force and Barack the vote.

Timelapse View of the NY Times Homepage
A pretty cool 30 second video of the NY Times homepage throughout election day culminating in an “Obama Wins” headline.

President I’d Like To..
While I don’t know if I’d neceesarily agree with this statement, I’m sure there are plenty of folks out there that might. At least much more so than George W or some of his predecessors (Monica Lewinsky aside).

Palin speaks to Sarkozy
A radio duo from Montreal called Sarah Palin in the last few days before the election and pretended to be President Sarkozy of France. The conversation that followed was hilarious! My favorite quote is around 4:30:

Sarkozy: You know, I loved the documentary that they made of your life, you know, Huster’s “Nailin’ Palin”

Palin: Oh.. Good! Thank You, Yes!

Sarkozy: That was really edgy.

Palin: Oh.. good!

Obama Wins

Barack Obama is now set to become the forty-fourth President of the United States of America. I can finally breath easy, now that the political race is over.

Once again, I am proud to be an American and I know that President Obama will lead this country in the direction that it needs to go — after 8 years of lies, corruption, deceit and failed policy (not to mention the lack of respect from our allies).