Turkey Lurkey

I missed the holiday that has the kids making turkeys out of construction paper cut-outs of their traced hands. You know, the same holiday that has kids learning how to spell this gem: CORNUCOPIA. Not Cornholio. CORNUCOPIA.

Can you tell that I was a total geek in elementary school and loved spelling tests? Oh and I loved Mad Minute math quizzes too. It’s nice to remember that at some point I wasn’t actually horrible at math. I dominated Ms. Conway’s Grade 2 class in all subjects. You better believe it, yo. That was the end of my term on top. Sad to say that I reached my peak in Grade 2. :P

Clearly, I loved holiday fun too. Believe it or not, it’s not just the spelling of fun words like CORNUCOPIA (which is an extraordinarily easy word to spell because if you’re hooked on phonics) that gets me! It’s the turkey too! Mmmm…turkey. Mmmm…next day turkey congee. Heaven in a bowl. Gobble, gobble, gobble.

And who can forget the pumpkin pie? Not me, obviously.

In all seriousness, there’s more to my appreciation of Thanksgiving weekend than traditional food. I love how the weekend always lets me slow down and reflect on my life of privilege. I bitch and moan a lot but mostly, I think my life is grand.

There’s a lot of ugliness in the world right now and by some unbelievable stroke of luck, I’ve been given a life full of beauty. Beauty beyond words, I tell you.

Thanks for all your contributions to my beautiful life. You are appreciated.



5 Responses:


  1. Ji Ai En Oh Huit Huit Huit Says:

    I didn’t know Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving replete with turkeys and gravy. And leftovers in the jook.


  2. momolo Says:

    i hit my academic peak in 5th grade, methinks.

    i love thanksgiving. mostly, the food. mmm, mashed potatoes….


  3. le gino Says:

    Darling, have been so busy lately, can’t reply or post in return as much as I should, but, I will. Grosses bises. G.


  4. le gino Says:

    Did you say cornhole-copia? That’s a horn of plenty I could dig into.


  5. Adrienne Says:

    HAHA. M. Gino, tu es drole.

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