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Cutting to the Core

Thanksgiving's finally here

My favorite time of the year comes tomorrow and not a day too soon.

What could be better than eating until your pants are too tight and watching football all day. It gets even better, as I learned on Monday the NFL has added a third game for turkey day.

There are many views as to how the day of Thanksgiving came upon us but it is generally believed a Thanksgiving feast was held after a successful harvest in 1621. The pilgrims were celebrating finally having food and they in turn invited the Indians to come join the celebration for helping them out.

Whether it happened like that or not doesn't really matter anymore, Thanksgiving is a day for thanks and people should at least take this day to offer it.

I am thankful for many things and I should point those out more than just once a year, but you know how things go.

Of course I'm thankful for my wife and child. My wife puts up with a lot and to find her still sane after dealing with me and an almost two-year-old as well is truly something to be thankful for.

I'm thankful my dog Chok Dee is finally house trained and I'm looking forward to being thankful when Boon Mee is as well. Our kitten Stella is an angel and I'm thankful for that.

My car with a blown head gasket has finally died but I'm thankful I have another car to drive. And I'm even more thankful it hasn't yet fallen apart on me while I drive down the road. It feels like its going to sometimes.

I'm thankful the city of Sunnyside looks like they might have their 2008 budget wrapped up soon. Even though there is nothing more exciting than covering a city budget session, I'm still thankful they're almost done, and I've accepted I'll have to hold onto this current excitement until next year.

I am very thankful the violence in Iraq seems to be ebbing. I'm also thankful George Bush finally did something right with the troop surge. Way to go W.

Most of all I guess I'm just thankful I have a job I like and I'm able to go home every night to a wife who loves me, pets that absolutely adore me and a child that tolerates me.

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