A Bit of Real Life, New York, quickie

Notable Things I Learned This Thanksgiving

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Did everyone have a good holiday? I hope so. If you spent it with family, friends, pets, getting sleep after pulling a night shift, watching a Dr. Who marathon or just playing PS4 without being interrupted, kudos.

My Thanksgiving was pretty awesome. Not to rub it in, but yeah, it rocked.

There are always things to be thankful for. Of course I’m thankful for the love. So much love. But let’s think outside the box.

One? Catching folks in their zone with their IDK and IDC New York expressions on and wishing them a great holi/day. The surprise followed by a smile was worth it every time. (Ice grill pitbull walker, I’m looking at you.)

Another: Being extra cool to those in the service industry. I chatted up an employee at a nearby corner store/bodega (Is that still what they call it? Old alert.). He informed me that he was due to leave at 4 (it was around 3:50) but his boss called in last-minute to cancel so he had to work all day. “He’s with his family but I’m not with mine, like I have no family,” he said. I sympathized, moved to leave, only for him to continue for about 10 minutes. He needed to vent, and his boss was a jerk.

Being inspired to cook. My friends can burn! The idea of making an entire Thanksgiving meal by myself calls to mind a sitcom situation with a laugh track, but maybe one day. I’ll start with a whole chicken.