Thursday, November 25, 2021

Being Thankful in America

 According to a NYTimes editorial, liberals can't be happy because we can't convince ourselves that inequality and injustice are super cool, and Jesus is real.

Also, we need to be married and have babies and be conservatives. If we could just do that....

I'm always suspicious of research that depends on self-reporting, and even more so in this case, since I've been living among Evangelicals for the past 20 years. I know that group. When my kid was in school, one of his friends (a little girl) was punished if she ever said she was unhappy, or if she ever even looked unhappy. Being unhappy was a sin, see, because Jesus.

Anyway, if "happiness" means I have to convince myself that up is down and slavery is freedom, then yeah, I'll take being a bit moody now and then.

Meanwhile, my kid and his roommates and Uncle Charger are all coming for the big dinner today. We're combining Thanksgiving and Hanukah, since Hanukah is very badly placed in this year's calendar.

On the menu:

  • Butternut squash soup
  • Turkey
  • green bean casserole
  • Sweet potato casserole 
  • mac n cheese
  • cranberry sauce
  • rolls 
  • pumpkin pie

Everything except the sweet potato casserole is made from scratch by Dr. Skull. I do the sweet potatoes. Cum marshmallows, of course! 


nicoleandmaggie said...

We're doing ours tomorrow so my sister can go to her boyfriend's mom's today. Currently have the pumpkin pie in the oven and the apple pie is ready to go once it is done. Next up is cleaning our folding card tables in the hope that the weather gets better and we can do this outside instead of in tomorrow.

Happy Thanksgiving!

delagar said...

Outside would be lovely!

Foscavista said...

Why is Hanukkah badly placed? Because it's so soon after Thanksgiving?

delagar said...

Yes! It starts Sunday Nov 28, but the kid had to return to college. (He's graduating this semester.)

It's been over winter break most of the time he's been in college, so we could celebrate it properly. Not this year. :(

Jenny F. Scientist said...

Time to break out the modeling clay and make a turkey-shaped menorah!

delagar said...


Bardiac said...

Have a lovely dinner!

How can your kid be graduating already??? Time really flies!

delagar said...

I know! He used to be FIVE.