Hey toasty dinner rolls! How the heck are you? In the US, today is Thanksgiving, a holiday I don’t celebrate other than watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, because I love camp. However, the night before Thanksgiving, I have an annual dinner party called “fall, friends, and food” (I love alliteration and hate capitalization) because with the shorter days and long nights, we could all use a reason to get together with our pals, be grateful, and eat pie. It is always very cute, and very gay, and in my current apartment, I have SO much space, so tons of people come. I’ve always hated Thanksgiving – as a kid it was bad because I was fat and had anxiety, and as I learned more about colonialism I really didn’t like it – but the past few years, I’ve reclaimed late November. I’m building traditions with people I love and making memories that I will keep with me forever.
So, how’s your Thanksgiving going? Did you go home? Do you like going home (I have a limit at home of 48 hours)? Are you alone (my favorite way to spend the holiday)? Hosting? Has your sister’s boyfriend’s transphobic uncle pissed you off yet? Did you cuss him out???? (Side note: do y’all remember that WILD video where a dude throws his family’s turkey or something???) What is on your mind, babes? What do you need to talk about today? I’ll be here all weekend except for when I go to the pilates class my girlfriend is teaching. Can’t wait to learn all about your holiday!
Don’t forget to take a nap, and maybe a smoke break with your cool cousin, and definitely, definitely do not go out on Black Friday. To everyone who works in retail or the restaurant industry this weekend (and always), I wish you the best of luck. I will be rooting for you and I’ll tip the next service worker who helps me out 40% to make up for all the “can I speak to the manager” suburbanites you had to deal with.
Love you, mean it, hope you’re swell!
Also: fuck Christopher Columbus and all colonizers. If you can, find out how the indigenous folks in your area could use your assistance today and always. We are living on stolen land and we can never forget that, friends. All power to all the people.
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