Giving Thanks
Thursday November 24th 2005, 2:23 am
Filed under: Random bits of cheese

Getting together with one’s loved ones for the holidays is a tradition that goes back generations. Although usually it’s only one generation. Namely, getting together with the parents. Thanksgiving and Christmas are always interesting times of the year for my family. This is mainly because my parents and their children have little common ground. Both groups are fond of food, so that’s a start. Both are fond of board games, and so Monopoly generally plays a hand, although playing against my parents makes me wonder how they could have ever successfully raised three children without flipping out and killing the mail man or something. Because you see, my family is weird (hell, just look at this guy). There’s two yoga people, two caffine-crazed lunatics, a gardener, a NASCAR fan, an engineer, two writers, one Mary Kay rep, one college student, a movie critic, and a theater costumer. And there are only six of us. Unless you count Droopy the Penguin. But I don’t.

But despite our differences, we always have a good time together on the holidays. We’re usually in a cabin in the smoky mountains for Thanksgiving, which causes trouble for sleeping arrangements, as our circadian rhythms are completely reversed. This year we have found a solution however, as my parents are staying in one apartment in Atlanta, and my sister and I are crashing with my other sister and brother-in-law. This allows my parents to sleep peaceably whilst their children are committing midnight goat sacrifices, or whatever the hell us children are doing nowadays.

I am looking forward to this vacation, as I’ve been losing my hair more quickly of late, and so I find myself in a state of caution, which is really about as optimistic as I get. But that’s right now.

Check back in a few days.


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