I was writing a blog about Oktoberfest when I noticed it’s no longer October, then realized Oktoberfest is actually in September. Since the best American Holiday is just around the corner, I figure this will be a timelier topic.
All National holidays have their pros and cons. Many say Christmas takes the turkey, but the truth is, it doesn't hold a menorah to Thanksgiving.
When you’re a kid, Christmas is easily the best holiday. You get tons of presents. On Thanksgiving all you do is spend time with your family, that you see everyday, and weird relatives.
However, things change drastically as you get older. Instead of getting gifts, you now have to start giving gifts. It’s just another one of those days when you have to get your significant other a “thoughtful” present or else you’re in trouble again.
It is true that Christmas does mark the unofficial start of the NBA season * but let’s be honest, regular season basketball is meaningless. Not to mention, it’s always hard to remember what day of the week it is. It’s a real pain when it lands on a weekday. Thanksgiving’s 4 day weekend routine is much much much more convenient.
Thanksgiving is a time when you can relax and all you have to do is eat, drink, watch Football, and repeat (maybe make some mash potatoes). And when you get older it is nice to see your family now and again.
So here's to Thanksgiving. It will be the usual tradition for me. I'll be at the new stadium tailgating with half the family getting ready for the Niners Seahawks game.
So Merry Thanksgiving to all and to all a good night!
*The real unofficial start of basketball season is at the end of March Madness