I have extreme turkey envy
I sincerely wish all my American friends a most happy Thanksgiving, and a glorious four-day weekend in which to gobble turkey (or vegan substitute, if you swing that way), watch football, and take license to legitimately tackle some all-out, no-holds-barred Christmas shopping (again, if you swing that way).
I am jealous beyond belief. Well, for the four-day weekend and the turkey part anyway. The football and the Christmas shopping, I rank up there with having a boil lanced (which I may yet end up doing to my grapefruit finger, by the way).
While we are on the topic of jealousy, I was totally bitch-smacked by the green-eyed monster today when I read these reviews in ChartAttack and Pitchfork.
This description alone from the closing of the Decemberists' November 6 concert at Cool Haus in Toronto is enough to make me simultaneously groan with frustration (why no Calgary concert?), sigh with wonder at the very idea of ever participating in something so wonderous, and have a mini-orgasm:
The curtain was drawn with The Crane Wife's closer, "Sons And Daughters," where a lengthy singalong was conducted in a "Give Peace A Chance"-esque moment that saw the entire venue singing, "Hear all the bombs fade away."
But rather than dwell on how unfortunate I am, I would like to extend a small gift to my American friends as they partake of their holiday, and to all my other friends as well. It's a little game that all the cool kids are playing, called Marry, Shag, or Cliff.
It's really very simple; someone gives you the names of three people and you have to decide which one to marry, which one to shag, and which one to throw off a cliff. The marriage will be forever - no divorce and no killing of your spouse; the shagging will ocur only once, and then you will never see that person again; and the fall off the cliff is always fatal - no exceptions.
It can be rather difficult to decide sometimes, but hearing people's rationales for their decisions is always entertaining. Try it at Thanksgiving dinner or your next gathering. Fun for the whole family!