It's Thanksgiving tomorrow, in case you didn't know. And that means food. Lots of food. I know that some people think it means being grateful for stuff, but this leads me to my blog topic o' the day.
Why is it humans seem to have an innate need to make every holiday "mean" something?
All the good ones, at least. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, New Years, July 4--any day that might actually earn itself some individualized decorations. Halloween will be the next to fall. "Remember the true meaning of Halloween, kids. If you eat too much candy, demons will steal your soul and torment you forever." Yeah yeah, I guess there's that whole "holy day" origin of the word, but can't we all just have some unabashed binge eating, followed by stomach aches and football? I'm thinking the trouble with Thanksgiving is it's got that "thank" word right there in the name.
And that's why I'm starting a petition to change the name from Thanksgiving to Foodsgiving. We can be thankful for stuff every day of the year--in fact, we should be thankful year round. Why have a special day for something we should all be doing all the time anyway? It doesn't make any sense. What makes much more sense is to have a special day where we get to do stuff we're not supposed to do the rest of the year. We're not supposed to eat lots of meat and carbohydrates and sweet stuff. Everybody's always telling us this. Well, Foodsgiving is the day you get to ignore all that helpful advice and eat eat eat eat eat eat eat.
At least, that's what I plan to do. I'll be very grateful and thankful while I'm doing it, too. :-)
Happy Foodsgiving, everybody. Go out and eat until you pop.