Saturday, September 16, 2006

Quite comfortable here, thank you

  • So, the Bush administration has completely lost the plot, the other wings of government aren't much better, the CIA has become some kind of disturbing block-headed farce, the stalwarts of the American economy are crumbling, and Ann Richards is dead.
    Man, Cardiff sure is lovely in the autumn. I think I'll stay here a while.

  • That said, we sent off for our absentee ballots today. I've actually slacked on all this, so I'm worried that the whole send-and-return process may mean our votes won't be counted.

  • And Portsmouth is at the top of the league. What kind of crazy Bizarro world is this?

  • Is there anything that the Muslim community doesn't get angry about? Has there ever been a headline, "Muslim Leaders Not Particularly Bothered By So-And-So's Remarks?"

  • Chris asked me the other day about Thanksgiving -- he wanted to make sure that he is still invited. He is (as is just about anyone who can be in Cardiff at that time and can behave themselves long enough to not trash my house), but it struck me as a bit odd to be asking me about it now.
    Then I remembered that he used to live in Canada.
    I hate to inform you of this, Chris, but Canadian Thanksgiving is on a different day than American Thanksgiving. Canadian Thanksgiving takes place on 9 October. America can't have its Thanksgiving on that day because it would conflict with Columbus Day.
    Since Texas was home to the first Thanksgiving (hosted by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado in 1541 -- look it up) the Thanksgiving that I celebrate is inherently the right one. This year, the child bride and I will be celebrating Thanksgiving with the rest of the United States on 23 November.

  • I find it interesting how many people find my blog by searching my name in Google. Who are you people?

    Ruthie said...

    Can I come for thanksgiving? OK I am kidding, but if you are there for a long time, I may be serious one day.

    Chris Cope said...

    Ekki, you are more than welcome at Thanksgiving.

    TotallyHappened said...

    I think Matt and I are going to try having Thanksgiving at our place this year. I'm predicting mass food poisoning since we don't cook, but we'll see how it goes!

    Somebodyiusedtoknow said...

    plz don't remind me of things Canadian Chris.

    Cardiff sounds awesome though.

    Curly said...

    Indeed, I was aware that thanksgiving was 'around here somwhere', but wasn't sure of either date. I didn't think that it was so late in the US, interesting though.

    Huw said...

    The only Thanksgiving I have attended took place in a plush Notting Hill flat owned by a couple of barristers I somehow knew. It got trashed.

    David T. Macknet said...

    Could be worse, Chris. They could be finding your blog because they wanted a recipe for Zapple Pie (just don't), or for instructions on how to clean a ceramic stovetop.

    Feel special, appreciated, and unique! They know your name already!