Well, it was at about this time, fifteen years ago when Nickelodeon would stop running it's' "Nonstop Nicktoons Weekend" and I would have to face the inevitable end of the glorious four-day weekend that is Thanksgiving and dread the inevitable return to school and the breathless countdown to Christmas.
Well, now I'm a grouchy, overworked adult, and my grasp of how the world works hasn't improved much in those intervening fifteen years. Ah well.
So as you might have surmised, this journal entry isn't going to be happy or peppy, but I'm deliberately trying to keep it from being outright depressing.
However, if you'd PREFER a depressing journal, [link]
We've got this one from four years ago where I talk about the horrible realities of Thanksgiving. [link]
This one from earlier this year where I talk about the plight of the Native Americans in general. [link]
And this one, where I talk about my experience in Plymouth Mass, the first European settlement in North America... Except for the Vikings in Canada, the English in Virginia, the Dutch in Manhattan and the Spanish in most of the Caribbean and the American Southwest.
This past year hasn't been very good for me on the whole.
Without going into too much detail, I'm yet another victim of the downturned economy, and not only am I working more for a lot less, that concurrently means my time is all the more precious.
Not only that, I'm living alone, truly alone, without a roommate or a parent for company for the first time in my life, and as you can imagine, the loneliness is stinging after a time.
But I'm really not looking for pity with this journal. I'm really not. I know one of the surest ways to get people to AVOID giving you attention is to beg and grovel for it. You know, like sex.... Not that I would know anything about that... No sirie. xD
So, this being Thanksgiving and it being a time of year when you're supposed to list the things that you're thankful for and acknowledge them, I realized that in the last seven or so months when my life became the day-to-day struggle that it is, what I'm most thankful for were the things that allowed me to sustain my life and be completely self-sufficient.
So, my first list of things I'm thankful for was as follows;
-The carbon atom
And, although my Thanksgiving break this year lasted exactly one day, 1/4 the length of last years reprieve, my parents, belong the loving, awesome souls that they are, excused me from having to help them compose this year's thanksgiving feast... Which was helpful, seeing as how I got to their house and went to bed about an hour and a half before my mom got up to put the turkey in the oven.
So, Thanksgiving night I was happily enjoying my food coma and watching reruns of South Park, followed by a long, composed hot tub while drinking scotch and staring up into the night sky.
So, needless to say, while my Thanksgiving break was brief, it made me realize all the more how Thankful I am to have parents who still love me and will support me if worse comes to worse.
And, of course, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the many wonderful friends who I have here, mostly on DeviantArt.
As my IRL world becomes all the more bleak and lonely, I really do come to treasure more and more the special people I've managed to connect with in a meaningful way, here in the hallowed, digital halls of DeviantArt
To name a very, very few.
I love you. I love you all so very much.
So, I hope you all respectively had an awesome Thanksgiving weekend. Hopefully nobody pepper-sprayed you while you were shopping on Black Friday, and I hope you can all cope with the imminent Christmas season with grace and ease.
Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody! [link]
Turkey for me
Turkey for you
Let's eat the turkey
In my big brown shoe
Love to eat the turkey
At the table
I once saw a movie
With Betty Grable
Eat that turkey
All night long
Fifty million Elvis fans
Can't be wrong
Turkey lurkey doo and
Turkey lurkey dap
I eat that turkey
Then I take a nap
Thanksgiving is a special night
Jimmy Walker used to say Dynomite
Turkey with gravy and cranberry
Can't believe the Mets traded Darryl Strawberry
Turkey for you and
Turkey for me
Can't believe Tyson
Gave that girl V.D.
White meat, dark meat
You just can't lose
I fell off my moped
And I got a bruise
Turkey in the oven
And the buns in the toaster
I'll never take down
My Cheryl Tiegs poster
Wrap the turkey up
In aluminum foil
My brother likes to masturbate
With baby oil
Turkey and sweet potato pie
Sammy Davis Jr.
Only had one eye
Turkey for the girls and
Turkey for the boys
My favorite kind of pants
Gobble gobble goo and
Gobble gobble gickel
I wish turkey
Only cost a nickel
Oh I love turkey on Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
Granted, the little Thanksgiving