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Happy Thanksgiving 2008

November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your loved ones!  We’re taking it easy here in the Wiman castle – well I’m taking it easy.  MrsDoF is baking Pumpkin dessert squares right now and a turkey later.  Give ‘em all a hug, pet the cat, throw a stick for the dog, forgive offense, and have a great day.

Thanksgiving is a curious holiday.  Leading up is a frenzy of food shopping, and following is a cacophony of commercialism.  Tomorrow all the big-box stores will offer crazy deals on electronicrap of nebulous necessity.  One stalwart soul is already – since yesterday – camping out in front of Best Buy to get a laptop for four hundred bucks or something.  Geez, people, never heard of eBay?  We are staying home on Friday.  Depending on the weather I may go riding my bike North of town. 

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  1. November 27, 2008 at 13:44 | #1

    Happy Thanksgiving DOF! We’re celebrating tomorrow when my son and daughter can both be home. Have a great time biking tomorrow…

  2. November 27, 2008 at 15:21 | #2

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, DOF!

  3. November 27, 2008 at 17:10 | #3

    Happy turkey day! Say high to your family for me and enjoy those pumpkins squares!

  4. November 27, 2008 at 18:18 | #4

    Happy Thanksgiving, George!

  5. November 27, 2008 at 19:23 | #5

    Actually, you will have a quiet Friday afternoon for activity of your own choosing.

    I am going to a Baby Shower with two knitted hats in the gift bag.

  6. November 28, 2008 at 09:27 | #6

    Isn’t the “thankfulness” celebrated on Thanksgiving an undifferentiated intransitive sort of self-awareness sort of thing, a consciousness of how fine it is to have good things and people in one’s life? I never took it as a thankfulness “to” anyone or thing. But that’s just me. It is so easy to get caught up in the distressing and disappointing things in one’s life, and in the world, and a day of shaking that off is a good thing, most especially in the company of people one cares about, but even if on one’s own.

    Do I have plenty to eat and a person in a famine-stricken and poor area of the world does not because some overarching “deity” likes me better than that person? I doubt it.

  7. November 28, 2008 at 09:42 | #7

    Indeed, if the reason I enjoy plenty while others starve is an all-powerful god playing favorites, wouldn’t that kind make the universe a darker, more malevolent place?  Better to just be thankful that we happen to be where the food is, and work for more intelligent global social policy.

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