November 27 08

am American girl in Canada on Thanksgiving. that’s who i am today. that’s who i am every year.

(and while yes, i DID have a Thanksgiving in October, it’s not the same. it’s on MONDAY. there’s no all-day football. there’s no silliness at the airport. there’s no Black Friday, which is one of my most favorite days of the year)

my mom and stepdad and siblings are in Scottsdale. without me. my dad and stepmom are in Atlanta. without me. I, however, am at WORK. i’m only slightly bitter today because this evening after carpool and dance shuttling back and forth i will get to attend our friends’ annual i-have-an-american-spouse Thanksgiving Potluck Jamboree…where i will get to have some pie. AND there will be games!

so, i’m certainly not without my thanks this morning.

I’m thankful i’m not a turkey!

I am thankful for annual turkey pardons. because, really, is there anything funnier than George W. Bush getting pecked in the pecker on Turkey pardoning day?

oh, happy day! This is a greater tradition than pumpkin pie…because, really, i’ve seen all the first thanksgiving photos…there was not a single pumpkin pie eaten. and the buckles? where the hell are the buckles on their shoes??

Oh, President Truman…thank you thank you for this beloved tradition!

and the turkeys! my god, it’s like the Miss America pageant. after being pardoned, the “winner” and an alternate (in case the winner can’t perform his duties. i swear to god. you can’t make this shit up) are FLOWN FIRST CLASS to Disneyland where they serve as honorary grand marshals for Disneyland’s Thanksgiving Day parade. After that, they spend the rest of their lives at a Disneyland ranch.

or sometimes they just get slaughtered. like in Alaska.

i am thankful for my family. my friends. my internets.

I am thankful that i didn’t have to be there the second time the ENT shoved a spoon into my son’s ear. but huzzah! the boy can hear!

i am thankful for low gas prices!

i am thankful for my jobs. all 3 of them. ;)

I am thankful that i get to be a McMom, even if i couldn’t figure out that you shouldn’t look at the SKY while being filmed…

i am thankful that my husband was willing to see “The Sound of Music” with me this week, because ohmigod, it was AMAZING.

i am thankful for the Starbucks that opened a block away from my office

i am thankful that i can block flickr contacts who like to take nude, hairy bathtub shots of themselves.

i am thankful that America got it right on November 4th.

i am thankful for dresses like this. and for SLynnro, for convincing me that i NEED it.

what are you thankful for today???!

  1. I was waiting for my appearance on the list.

    I am thankful for being at a hotel and not my parents or in laws. And of course, for Ali Martell.


    Comment by slynnro on November 27, 2008
  2. I think we learned from Metalia’s kid that it’s “Wobble, Wobble!”

    I am thankful for not having to cook one single thing or do one single dish today. Except now I’m concerned that there will not be pie, and I might make a pie.

    Rhis last blog post..A struggle


    Comment by Rhi on November 27, 2008
  3. After reading this I’m curious, if you could choose would you rather live in Canada or the Us and why?


    Jenns last blog post..What Entertainment


    Comment by Jenn on November 27, 2008
  4. I am thankful for having so many American cyber-friends that I was able to convince my wife that we should have another Thanksgiving dinner!

    Captain Dumbasss last blog post..A Message From The Boys


    Comment by Captain Dumbass on November 27, 2008
  5. I’m thankful that I have two healthy, happy, gorgeous boys – one of whom is walking around the house today cheering “Gobble, gobble!”, that my husband has a job, that I have a job (minor as it is!), and that, through the power of the Internet, I got to meet you this year!

    Enjoy what sounds like a fun evening tonight!

    (p.s. I’d have stayed in the room while the ENT worked. Seriously, sometimes gross stuff enthralls me!)

    differentkindofgirls last blog post..pleased to meet you. hope you eat my eggs.


    Comment by differentkindofgirl on November 27, 2008
  6. i am thankful for my family and in stinkerbells opinion all birds say quack-a-doodle doo hahaha! kids ya gotta love them!


    Comment by LAVENDULA on November 27, 2008
  7. I am thankful for you and all of my Internets as well.

    Also the Flickr blocking ability. “Take me to the kittens” INDEED.

    Angellas last blog post..Give Thanks In Everything


    Comment by Angella on November 27, 2008
  8. ok I had a whole other comment in my head but it left when I got to the flickr stuff. HUH!?

    Hollys last blog post..the kids


    Comment by Holly on November 27, 2008
  9. You are too right – American Thanksgiving is way better than Canadian Thanksgiving.

    I am thankful for my amazing brother and sisters, who I will call today because Thanksgiving was the last time we were all with my dad together, before he died.


    Comment by kgirl on November 27, 2008
  10. I just watched the McMom vid. Hadn’t seen it yet, very cool. Love your hot pink suit case!
    I am thankful for the new job my hubby started on Monday!

    Chantals last blog post..The new normal


    Comment by Chantal on November 27, 2008
  11. You get pie? Well, then, you are all set! Nice list.

    As for myself, I can only sum up my thanks this way:


    Comment by IrishGumbo on November 27, 2008
  12. Happy Thanksgiving! And I’m thankful for your internets too.

    (Oh oh and guess what. My blog cards for BlogHer next year? Black paper with white ink. Because I love you and I know you’ll LOVE That. *lol*)

    Marias last blog post..You know those cupcakes I said I was going to make?


    Comment by Maria on November 27, 2008
  13. I live in good old Canada too and am hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner tonight! My parents are American, and all of us kids are duel citizenship – but my cousin is up from Mississippi, so I am cooking my first turkey! *fingers crossed*


    Comment by Katie on November 27, 2008
  14. I’m thankful for family and friends (which always includes my bloggy ones.) Happy Thanksgiving!

    Jims last blog post..Spin Cycle: What I am Thankful for


    Comment by Jim on November 27, 2008
  15. Ooooh, now I want that dress in gray…I’m thankful for you linking to it today ;-)

    Camels & Chocolates last blog post..Hangin’ Ten


    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on November 27, 2008
  16. Happy Thanksgiving from Virginia!! Glad you got pie…. cuz that’s just the whipped cream on the entire Thanksgiving Day.

    Dis last blog post..We Are ALL Thankful


    Comment by Di on November 27, 2008
  17. *snort*

    That picture of Bush and the turkey is PRICELESS.


    Comment by mamatulip on November 27, 2008
  18. I’m thankful I’m employed on Thanksgiving. I am thankful for my iPhone. And I am thankful for my friends and family, including my awesome blog friends like you.

    I am NOT thankful that I’m at work today, though.

    Kristabellas last blog post..Happy Baconsgiving!


    Comment by Kristabella on November 28, 2008
  19. I am thankful for the gift of awareness. I am mud that has been given a chance to sit up and look around.

    Burton MacKenZies last blog post..Why it’s good to DISagree


    Comment by Burton MacKenZie on November 28, 2008
  20. I have no idea what to say about being thankful because I’m currently amazed that you are a McMom and that such a program exists. I just checked out the site – fascinating. Where do we read about your McMom thoughts? Here?

    Lee the MWOB Queens last blog post..PART THREE – My Very Own Miracle


    Comment by Lee the MWOB Queen on November 28, 2008
  21. I’m thankful that there’s still have Halloween candy left around here – I’m eating it right now.


    Comment by Don Mills Diva on November 28, 2008
  22. Oh, please tell me you wore that onesie to the Potluck!!

    The Over-Thinkers last blog post..Oh my GOD and dammit all to hell…and things.


    Comment by The Over-Thinker on November 29, 2008
  23. i’m thankful that’s it’s saturday after a very very long week. the first week or snow really does me in. i’m thankful that my kids are healthy.


    Comment by raino on November 29, 2008
  24. I’m thankful that my hubs is hanging with my 3 year old this morning so that I can properly nurse this killer hang-over.
    I knew there was a reason I don’t drink too often…

    oh and I’m thankful for many other things as well- especially Tylenol.

    happy thanksgiving!


    Comment by petitegourmand on November 29, 2008
  25. I am thankful for…

    My family,
    Our Christmas trip,
    my friends,
    my boyfriend,
    my car,
    low gas prices,
    my students,
    and my 2 jobs.


    Have a great weekend!


    Comment by Keri on November 29, 2008
  26. I’m thankful I didn’t murder my SIL this weekend.


    Comment by gorillabuns on November 30, 2008
  27. Holy moly! That video had me rolling – just when you thought her interviews could not get any worse!

    So right now, after the holiday – I am thankful for a good laugh! :)


    Comment by Carrie on December 1, 2008
  28. Happy belated Thanksgiving!

    Chriss last blog post..Thanksgiving, In Verse


    Comment by Chris on December 1, 2008

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