Thanksgiving preparedness

23 11 2009

OK, so I’m not going to rise to the bait and comment at length about the state of healthcare in the U.S., since it would probably alternately bore people to death or anger them or get them fired up, and since this post is about Thanksgiving, I feel it’s not in the right spirit of things. But I’ll just leave you with this one comment: We need more than two parties, as revolutionary as that sounds. Other countries do it. Moving on…
Being so far away from home, we tend to focus more on stuff that reminds us of home. This week, it’s Thanksgiving, naturally. We have been told that the holiday season is difficult here because the only people who celebrate it really are the Westerners, which makes sense, of course. Missy and I are both doing a presentation on Thanksgiving. We decided to avoid doing the “Then the pilgrims put up anchor on a rock called Plymouth” crap that the kids have probably had a few times already. Instead, we’re focusing on food, so there are lots of pictures of cranberry sauce, turkey and the like. We also dug up some video of people cooking, and some stuff related to the Macys Thanksgiving Parade. Lastly, I found some video of people falling down, because to Chinese people (and Missy, for that matter), falling down is comedy gold. But let’s be honest: Who doesn’t like a good blooper video?
So for the holiday itself, we’re going to this German restaurant that generally has acceptable pizza, as weird as that sounds, which is having a full-on Thanksgiving feast. It’s a bit expensive, but they’ll have the whole shebang, which is exciting. After that, some friends are having a Thanksgiving party, which should be nice. On Friday, we’ll attend our first Chinese wedding, then Missy (and possibly me as well, we don’t know yet) will head to another little-known Chinese city of 5 million to judge a speech contest.
We hope all of you enjoy a relaxing holiday. And don’t get sick! -Jeremiah




2 responses

25 11 2009

Hey, I sure am enjoying your blog—you liberals you!!! haha!! I’ll be thinking of you both on Thanksgiving. I hope you both have a great day.

26 11 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m almost ready to leave for Lawson with the latest blogs for GramE and Poca. Your mom and Jane are there–at least I’m guessing they are! We’re having deep fried turkey this year, so as you say…TG is ever changing!

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