My blog turned 10 years old earlier this year, and I suddenly became curious about what — if anything — I’d published on Thanksgiving over the years. So here’s a look back at those posts.
Nov. 22, 2007: I decided to look ahead to New Year’s Eve dresses. Why? I’m not sure. This was back in the days of teeny tiny blog photos too. The only dress of the ones I picked that I still really love is this yellow one by Dolce & Gabbana. It has a boob bow, and I’ve never lost my affection for those.
Nov. 27, 2008: I recommended ditching the little black dress in favor of a little red dress for holiday parties.
Nov. 26, 2009: I belatedly thanked a gorgeous blogger friend for sending me a Ghostbusters Halloween costume. I’m quite sure I thanked her personally right away. The post just took a while!
Nov. 25, 2010: I was so obsessed with these Shawnimals stuffed toys! I’m glad to see the website is still in business. No turkey legs though.
Nov. 24, 2011: The Committee to Protect Journalists dinner has traditionally been the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. (This year was the first time it was earlier!) My Thanksgiving post for 2011 was about being thankful for press freedom. I posted my CPJ outfit the day before, along with a photo of it from six years earlier.
Nov. 22, 2012: The truth came out: I HATE Thanksgiving. I think there’s too much eating (and of turkey too, which mostly sucks); too much football; plus there are people who actually believe the nonsense we were taught in school about the founding of this country. There’s one thing about Thanksgiving that I like, however, and that’s the chance to sing along with Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant.”
Nov. 28, 2013: I was thankful for press freedom again, after the Committee to Protect Journalists event. Back then, I never imagined our press would be threatened by our government like it is today. How naive!
Nov. 27, 2014: I reminisced about going to the AIDS Dance-a-Thon on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 1993 and 1994. I brought in some good donations for the cause after guilt-tripping all the people in my office.
Nov. 26, 2015: I can’t believe I still haven’t dressed up any of my pets in turkey costumes. I linked to funny pet photos in that year’s scheduled post. On Thanksgiving day, I was really in Costa Rica with my family, but I didn’t write about that until Dcember.
Nov. 24, 2016: Oh! Em! Gee! This is the only Thanksgiving for which I skipped a post. I assume I wasn’t feeling especially thankful after the disaster of an election earlier that month.
Nov. 23, 2017: This year, I avoided a turkey dinner by going to Romania. Yesterday, I was at Dracula’s castle!
The best place to need to buy an emergency umbrella due to a sudden downpour is Dracula’s castle (actual name: Bran Castle). Check out the black cats and pentagrams!
I should have gotten the one with the snarling wolves on it too.
Have a good Thanksgiving!
Sheila (of Ephemera) says
OMG, that is the BEST umbrella! I’m so envious – Dracula’s castle! So cool! Happy Thanksgiving, Wendy, even if you hate it. I dislike the pompous ceremony around these holidays, but I do try to remember to be grateful for all the wonderful things and people in my life. Like you! I think I’ve been reading your blog nearly this entire time!
We’ve known each other so long! <3
Best umbrella and I hate most hols. Canadian Thanksgiving is so much more my speed than US – and I celebrated both when I was growing up. Now, in Nov, I think of my American friends and family, hope no one’s having a massive fight about something, and get on with my day 🙂
Sounds like a GREAT plan.