Saturday, November 25, 2006
Thanksgiving Blog Blues
The main way that this expat in a country that did not have a holiday this week has noticed that people in the U.S. do have a holiday this week is that I keep checking blogs that otherwise get updated on a near-daily basis and that have now fallen silent! I'm looking forward to tomorrow and Monday, when people begin writing again, once they have fully digested their turkey!
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Wow, nothing like getting diligent, profound, and consciousness-raising while downhome Americans are downhome, eating endless turkey, various pies, catching-up with the family, reminiscing about childhood, watching mindless television (it's funny though that Mr. Jumbo cited a c&w song which was among the many awful c&w videos we watched for laughs--mostly sassy women and weepy guys, alternating), and braving that ever-present piece of Americana called 'the shopping mall' on "Black Friday."
I'm never an ex-pat myself, but any claims I have to being "in exile" from the Delaware valley fall away on Thanksgiving weekend... "there's a lazy feeling nothing in the world can buy/ when you pass out after turkey and pumpkin pie..."
What's that last couplet from?
We spoke before about parody song lyrics, that was my impromptu attempt to reset "walking in a winter wonderland" for Thanksgiving:
"There's a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy / When they pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie"
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