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November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Today is Thanksgiving Day...well, in America at least. Some people thing this is a time for reflection...to think of everything you have to be thankful for. Which makes sense when you think that the first "thanksgiving" was all about a bunch of unskilled Europeans who could not feed themselves being treated to a feast by the natives. You would say thank you too.

Of course, these days the holiday is more about turkey, mashed potatoes and American football. As a result, it still does not travel well. There is no holiday in Japan today. In fact, there is not even much turkey around once you get away from the expat grocery stores, although I suppose I could find mashed potatoes if I looked hard enough.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello to everyone back in the US. And do not forget to say thank you for all the turkey you have as not everyone (that would be me) can have it today! If you are feeling bad about that, you can always make up fot it tomorrow, which happens to be the biggest shopping day of the year! Happy thanksgiving!

Posted by Kirk on November 24, 2005 10:05 PM