November 23rd, 2006

long winded

Thanksgiving 2006

Every year I think Thanksgiving's going to be a family disaster. Every year I turn out to be wrong. Well, less wrong than I expected, anyway. Maybe I set extremely low expectations so I won't be disappointed. Either way, I wasn't. Disappointed, I mean.

The food was fantastic, as usual. At least I can set high expectations for that and never be disappointed--that is, unless they expect me to cook it myself. Somehow I don't see that happening anytime soon. Mum actually made pumpkin pie because I requested it, and because I eat so slowly and because I piled my plate with food the first time around, the pie was gone before I got to the desserts. Boo. At least she made an extra pie for me. Yay!

Oh, and the television didn't go on once during the dinner. This I was extremely proud of. So after people started to leave, I lounged on the couch and started reading The Handmaid's Tale, which is really good so far. And by really good, I mean that I'm getting sucked in and may actually read the whole thing by Thursday instead of through Chapter Twenty-One. Since I have an astronomy paper due that day and a DE test due the next Monday, I should probably schedule my time accordingly.

And of course, since this is Thankstealing Thanksgiving, it's time for the obligatory list of...

Things I'm Thankful For That Are Still There The Other 364 Days Of The Year But Whose Awesomeness I Don't Always Acknowledge For Whatever Reason, In No Real Order

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