Thursday, November 24, 2005

Thanksgiving Thoughts

First off, I'd like to say that I'm very very thankful for my family and friends who are my secret source of support and strength. Sure, I have issues with needing to be self-sufficient but just knowing they are behind me makes that much more secure. On the lighter side, I'm also thankful for pumpkin pie as it is my favorite pie even though it's hard to find the rest of the year.

I've also been thinking about PETA's recent campaign outside children's schools. I'm actually not a really big turkey fan. I think of it as something to eat maybe 2 to 3 times a year unless ground up and used and a ground beef substitute. If you look at the link there above, you'll see what is being handed to children on their way to classes. I don't know about most parents but as protective as we are of what our children see and hear in schools (the Pledge of Allegiance, evolution and religion), why do we allow people to approach them with questionable material on their way to getting an education. Especially with something that tells the children to keep the pets away from Mommy and Daddy because they kill animals. If I had the time, I'm very tempted to find out where the next comic distribution is after the Thanksgiving break and hand the kids beef jerky with a smile before they get to class just to even things out.

My other thoughts are varied as I try to figure out how I'm going to survive work after getting my dose of L-Tryptophan at an early family dinner at grandma's house. I'm also thinking about any hardware stores that are open on Thanksgiving Day, starting my Christmas shopping and getting the Tucson registered. So much to do but I would like to take this moment to also say to you that I'm thankful for you and this special form of communication we have. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving.


Bar L. said...

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to wish us a Happy Thanksgiving! You are a blessing to me and am so glad to know you through your blog.

Have fun at grandma's and please take care of yourself! I worry about you not getting enough sleep (sorry, I'm a mom I can't help it).

PETA needs a kick in the butt if you ask me.

LoraLoo said...

I hope you have a wonderful family gathering before your busy work day. Thank you for the warm wishes today.

I thought PETA was a little out of control with the fur campaigns, even though I too am against wearing fur. BUT this - it's really gone too far. I saw an interview with a PETA rep who said something to the effect that kids see much worse on TV in cartoons and the news. First, no - they don't see worse than a warning that your Daddy is going to kill your cat or dog if you don't watch out. Second, that makes it okay to terrify children, regardless? To be handing out propaganda at their learning institution where parents are not there to protect them, to explain what they're seeing or to prevent PETA from shoving it in their faces. Shame on you, PETA.

BeckEye said...

I don't know why anyone pays attention to PETA. They're all nuts! If I had to become a vegetarian I'd be dead.

Fred said...

Over the top, for sure. Thanks for the thoughts - I hope your day was enjoyable. I enjoyed it all, plus the football games. (I wanted Dallas to win!)

Listen to WW up there. She speaks words of wisdom.

Teri said...

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

I saw a couple of funny bumperstickers the other day PETA- People eating tasty animals and I like animals, they are tasty, kinda made me crack up and think of your post.

Lily said...

Someone needs to put PETA to sleep. They do what they do for shock value. I have zero respect for them.