Canadian Thanksgiving in America

30 Oct

Canadians are so confused when it comes to Thanksgiving. Instead of being a wonderful gateway to the Christmas season, Thanksgiving here is celebrated on the first Monday in October. More than 6 weeks early! (Another example of Canadian holiday mismanagement: they light fireworks on Halloween in Vancouver. Insanity.)

Last year the roommates and I did Thanksgiving up right, and I made my first turkey. This year though, we decided to nix the big dinner because Jaime was going out of town. To cushion the blow of stuffing withdrawal, I hopped across the border to hang out with my cousin Kylie and her family in Seattle.

We spent lots of time hanging out, eating treats and rewinding the season finale of Sherlock to pick up clues about how that clever fellow managed to fake his own death. Also, because we’re the coolest kids on the block, we went to Seattle’s premier Lego convention BrickCon. The obsessive attendees reminded of how minimal my own relative nerdiness is, despite me being a librarian. However, later that day I visited the library as a tourist destination and realized I’m still a huge nerd in my own right.

The Big Bang Theory

My own Lego creation

Me, Walt and Landon at BrickCon

I nearly got stuck inside this thing at the playground

Dinner with the family

The red hall at the Seattle Public Library

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4 Responses to “Canadian Thanksgiving in America”

  1. Becky Green October 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    They better have a dang good explanation for him not dying, that’s all I’m saying.

    • chelseadifran October 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

      We have a pretty complicated theory going. It involves a coverup by the girl at the hospital, a truck filled with mattresses, the strategic positioning of Watson behind that building and a squashball in the armpit.

      • BVecky October 31, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

        Someone I know who’s read the books said this is actually where he dies, and where the author intended for him to die. In the new movie, it happens when he jumps off the balcony into the water with Moriarty. All the fans got mad, so he brought him back to life with a silly excuse–Sherlock had slid into a tiny alcove in the cliff and Moriarty fell to his death.

  2. Kylie October 30, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    I just laughed and almost woke Walt up from his nap…when the next season of Sherlock comes out, you’re going to have to fly back here for our premiere party just so we can stay up till 1:30 rewinding and re-watching over and over again…”the old squash ball in the armpit trick” indeed. Can’t wait to see you for real Thanksgiving!!

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