Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. It marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Originally, it celebrated the survival of the Pilgrim in the harsh New World, thanks to some kind Native Americans, who unknowingly helped the Europeans begin the annihilation and decimation of the American Indians and the buffalo. Some traditions kept on this day include gorging on lots of meat, poultry, and dessert, as a way to celebrate those kind Indians and hardy Pilgrims, and to prepare ourselves for the next day, Black Friday. Come tomorrow, Americans will reenact the warrior ways during the savage and wild times of the early colonists and Native Americans, battling each other for goods on sale in stores throughout the land. Other traditions hold that on this day, we gather with our loved ones and remind ourselves of the good things we have and what we have to be thankful for on this day.
So what do I have to be thankful for at this time? Well, two months ago, I was reckless and foolhardy. Consequently, I paid dearly for my gamble, and ended up--some say I had it coming-- with the Freakin' Green Elf Shorts. And it’s been fun. Here is a preview, the opening ceremonies, if you will, of the Greatest International Caption Contest in the history of the world. I shall post the rules of the game this weekend, and we shall begin another chapter in the saga of these well traveled Shorts. Enjoy! (Hopefully, you've eaten before reading this entry ;)
That's me, ready to catch some waves with Jesus, my good friend (and possibly yours, too, if you ask), on a chilly morning.