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Friday Fun! (Happy Thanksgiving!)

Hello my lovely readers!  For once I’m actually writing this a couple of days ahead of time, because it is American Thanksgiving this weekend, and I’m going to be one busy lady.  My dad is coming down from Vermont to spend a few days with me in my lovely city of Boston.  I’m looking forward to the quality time.  It’s something that’s hard to come by when you live in a different state from your parent.  I’m also excited for him to see me looking far healthier than the last time he was here, which was almost a year ago!

There will probably not be anything particularly traditional about our Thanksgiving, since I’m a vegetarian, and there’s only two of us.  We may go out. We may order in. We may make tacos.  Who knows.  We will, however, definitely be drinking beer and watching the game.  We are traditional Americans in THAT regard. ;-)

Once he heads back for home I’ll be doing the laundry, getting in some quality gym time, and finally getting started on editing zombies.  I’m aiming for a release date toward the end of January and am excited about this book.  Whereas the Tova Gallagher series is a just for fun romance novella lite, zombies is all about the feminist scifi and horror writer inside me.  It’s a different kind of excitement.  A more serious one.

I do want to take a moment to ask you all to seriously consider avoiding the crass consumerism that is Black Friday sales this weekend if at all possible.  I understand money is tight, trust me, I do, but all you have to do is youtube some videos of the types of mobs that happen to see how disgusting this obsession with stuff can be.  Spend your long weekend with loved ones, whether related by blood or by choice.  Get outside.  Go for a hike. Read a book. Go to the library!  Just don’t spend your precious hours off obsessed with stuff.  As Tyler Durden says, you don’t own your stuff.  Your stuff owns you.

Happy weekend all!

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  1. Doc
    November 24, 2011 at 12:31 am

    We are actually scaling back on “stuff” so we definitely will not be attending any black friday sales. just a small turkey dinner with two of “the kids”. I just got back from visiting my son who lives app. 2500 miles distant and now miss him even more! So enjoy every minute with dad!

    • November 28, 2011 at 11:07 am

      I missed my dad the instant he walked out the door!

  2. November 24, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Happy weekend and Thanksgiving…. read a good history book this weekend ;) lol

    • November 28, 2011 at 11:06 am

      I tried I tried! *sighs* lol

  3. November 24, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Hope you have a wonderful time :-)

    • November 28, 2011 at 11:05 am

      It was so awesome to get to reconnect with my dad!

  4. November 24, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Parents far away? I sympathize. Mine are a 16 hour drive away. They are going out for THanksgiving, and I am cooking up a storm. . . for two. uughh, I hate black friday. Might go see a movie with a friend, a cheap matinee!

    • November 28, 2011 at 11:05 am

      Yes my dad is a long drive away and works the opposite shift of me, so getting together is hard! Though 16 hours is a longer drive than ours is. Will you get to see them for the holidays?

      • November 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm

        not this year. :( but I might meet up with them at my sister’s place (16 hours in a slightly different direction) for a long weekend come spring.

      • November 28, 2011 at 10:12 pm

        Aw sad! It’s hard when family is far.

  5. November 24, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Amanda, happy thanksgiving. I celebrate it with my family in Ghana, after speding 17 years in the US. Enjoy your day with your father. All the best.

    • November 28, 2011 at 11:04 am

      Kinna, I wasn’t aware you’d lived for such a long time in the US! Naturally you still get to celebrate the holiday. :-)

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