No Fancy Name
Thursday, November 23, 2006
happy thanksgiving!
I have mixed feelings about Thanksgiving since, as trillwing says, "today's holiday technically commemorates a mythical supper that presaged much colonial nastiness."

I am also reminded each year of the words of that sage, Wednesday Addams, who said:
Wait, we can not break bread with you. You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations. Your people will wear cardigans, and drink highballs. We will sell our bracelets by the road sides, and you will play golf. My people will have pain and degradation. Your people will have stick shifts. The gods of my tribe have spoken. They said do not trust the pilgrims. And especially do not trust Sarah Miller. For all these reasons I have decided to scalp you and burn your village to the ground. [in Addams Family Values....via Mac, as always]
But all that aside, I am thankful for many people and things:

YOU (and you, and you, and you, and even you). My folks. My friends (and the job they still let me have). My cats. My profs, especially those writing rec letters for me, and the ones who have made this semester a hell of a lot better than last semester. My students, who really are a great bunch of students and who have made my first semester of teaching a relatively stress-free time (and a joy).

And because I love me some Thanksgiving food, I am especially thankful for my friend's mom who invited me to Thanksgiving dinner even though my friend/her partner/their kid aren't going to be there this year becauase of an out-of-town soccer tournament. If I'm good, I'll even get leftovers. Score!


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