This isn’t my favorite holiday. Not nearly. I’d be pressed to pick an actual favorite, but I can guarantee this would not be in my top ten. Why?
1.) I’m not a big eater. People make so much fuss over the turkey and stuffing and the potatoes and the hideous cranberry slime and the yams and the rolls and I’m sick of it already. I just can’t put that much focus on food. Give me a delicious chicken taco anyday.
2.) I got my first migraine on Thanksgiving day in 1996. I had no idea why my eyes were flashing, why I saw zebra stripes on everything and why i was suddenly nauseous and in so much pain. Had I known it was a migraine, I wouldn’t have attempted the 45 minute drive back from my uncle’s house, alone. Bad idea. I made it home, but it was harrowing. Strike 2.
3.) I’m pretty miserable right now and I’m having a hard time being thankful for much of anything. Let’s leave it at that.
I don’t have any alcohol here and the North Carolina state-run liquor stores weren’t open today. No whisky for me. But I do have the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. It’s quite possibly the most depressingly beautiful music ever.
I do, however, wish all of you, my real and digital friends, a very happy thanksgiving. Unless you live in Canada…you already had yours. Don’t be greedy, you hosers.