It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means it’s time to show some gratitude for the blessings in our lives. Rebecca shared hers yesterday, now here’s Claire…
Growing up, I thought Thanksgiving was such a snoozefest. No presents? It’s 20 degrees out? We’re all supposed to “ooh” and “ahh” over a dead roast bird? Even the sludge brown decorative color scheme of the holiday seemed like a letdown to my 7-year-old self compared to the bright greens and reds and blues of December. These days, flaws of Thanksgiving and its history aside (there are many), I’m really glad there’s a designated time of year to appreciate all the good stuff we’ve got going in our lives. Here are some things I’m thankful for this year! Keep reading »
The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to shop, but what do you get for someone who’s permanently stationed in front of their TV? We’ve compiled some unique gift ideas from Etsy for your friends and family who can’t get enough “Scandal,” “Friends,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “Girls,” “Game Of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad,” “American Horror Story,” “The Mindy Project,” and “Sons Of Anarchy.” Click through to check them out!
Remember that commercial where every guest walks through the door at Thanksgiving dinner saying “we brought the green bean casserole” and then that’s all the family has to eat? None of us want to be that guy, right? This is why being asked to bring a dish to Thanksgiving dinner can be all kinds of stressful. Traditional Thanksgiving sides are delicious, but you know your great aunt or that humblebragging frenemy of yours are going to contribute those staples to your gathering, so why not bring something different? Here are 20 Thanksgiving side dish options that are inspired by the basics but aren’t your run-of-the-mill stuffing, mashed potatoes, or green bean casserole.
I hate Black Friday for a lot of reasons: Because it so neatly encapsulates the total delusion of consumer culture; because most of the things you can get deals on are completely unnecessary; because I’m not a huge proponent of any sort of fanaticism but especially fanaticism over spending money; because it forces retail employees to work hours they should be spending with their families at the risk of being fired; because it provides such a stark contrast between mobs our culture accepts (mobs spending money) and mobs it doesn’t (protesters fighting injustice). I also hate it because the people who claim there’s a “war on Christmas” as a Christian holiday are often the same people who are proponents of Black Friday, a day that reduces Christmas to a secularized consumer holiday, because it’s good for the economy or something. I hate it because it entrenches consumer goods as status symbols. I hate it because it points out how many of us Americans are living in poverty, how desperate we are to provide our children with a normal, capitalist American lifestyle, and how easy it is for giant corporations to pull our strings. Keep reading »
It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means it’s time to show some gratitude for the blessings in our lives. First up is Rebecca… Keep reading »