Happy Thanksgiving, Canadians!

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Happy Thanksgiving, Canadians!

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:40 pm

Better late than never, eh?

Hope you guys had a good one and didn't eat too much.
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Postby pophead2k » Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:47 am

I am very thankful for Canadians! Bon appetite.

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Postby selfmademug » Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:25 am

pophead2k wrote:I am very thankful for Canadians!


Ditto that!

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Postby El Vez » Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:35 am

Happy Canucksgiving!

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Postby little martinet » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:22 am

thanks guys...I was going to start this very thread but the tryptophan and wine got to me first! I had a pretty quiet weekend (lots of school work to do) but managed to cook a mean turkey dinner.

...my parents in Newfoundland opted to eat a moose heart instead of turkey :shock:

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:24 am

little martinet wrote:...my parents in Newfoundland opted to eat a moose heart instead of turkey :shock:


Ewww, no thanks. Hope they cooked it first! :wink:
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Postby little martinet » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:26 am

yeah, it's actually baked with stuffing inside! Kinda gross, I know. It's actually pretty good once you get past the fact that you're eating <i>a heart!</i>

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:40 am

little martinet wrote:yeah, it's actually baked with stuffing inside! Kinda gross, I know. It's actually pretty good once you get past the fact that you're eating <i>a heart!</i>


I don't think I could get past that. :shock:
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Postby RedShoes » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:42 am

Since I'll be missing out on my family's US Thanksgiving in November, I'm very thankful for Canadian Thanksgiving. :D

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Postby BlueChair » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:52 am

Thanks. We had turkey on Sunday night. My family usually does Thanksgiving on Sunday night because then it's not a work night and no one is in a hurry to get home. Last night Red & I went to see a kick-ass Paul McCartney concert.
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Postby bobster » Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:06 pm

And Blue points the innate superiority of U.S. Thanksgiving...all bow before the power of our mighty four day Thursday holiday!(and the only four days off in a row that many North Americans actually get!!)

Of course, I'd personally take the three day Thanksgiving weekend in exchange for some decent social policy and health insurance, but that's just me being a wacky insane moonbat who is sooo out of the mainstream.

And, oh yeah, Happy Tuesday-after-Thanksgiving, Canada!
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Postby BlueChair » Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:12 pm

One of my job perks is getting an extra day off for every 3-day weekend, so I had Friday off as well as Monday... which was nice. :)
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Postby bobster » Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:55 pm

Damn you Blue for your choice of living in a country where sanity prevails!!!!!

In my office, before a holiday weekend, the boss has an interesting policy. He closes down early and we all get to go home early. And he gets to not pay us. What a deal.
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Postby noiseradio » Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:57 pm

In my school district, we get the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday off. Some districts get the whole week. Thn there's the 2 weeks at Christmas, the week in the Spring, the long Easter weekend, the assorted other long weekends (like this past weekend, for which we got Friday off completely and Monday was teachers' meetings). Did I mention summers?

Oh, and happy Thanksgiving to Canadians. What's the Thanksgiving myth in Canada?
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Postby BlueChair » Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:15 am

It's basically to celebrate the harvest, but also "friendship" with natives. So in that sense it's much like your thanksgiving.
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Postby RedShoes » Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:12 am

I still say it's just stolen from US Thanskgiving :wink:

It has it's own story, sort of - but on reading up on it a few sites said that the customs are much the same as US Thanksgiving (Turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, etc) because a lot of loyalists moved up to Canada after we broke ties with Britian, bringing the Thanksgiving customs with. Heh.

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Postby Gillibeanz » Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:33 am

Hope you all had a happy family day!
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