|Do you feel lucky, punk?|
This being 2012, I didn't have to wear silly buckles on my shoes, and it was a 747 rather than the Mayflower. While the Mayflower almost certainly had more legroom, it didn't have "The Avengers" on demand. So thank goodness for that.
This November, I am feeling thankful for the warm welcome I've received in my re-adopted homeland. Though missing old friends, I am grateful for new friends and the kindness of strangers.
I've learned a few things since my arrival to these shores. For instance:
- Wild turkeys are harder to catch than their Butterball primos.
- The phrase "cesspit" can be literal.
- Filling a diesel truck with unleaded is a bad idea.
- In the colonies, it is customary to drive on the RIGHT.
- Though the size of whales (and sometimes Wales), diesel trucks are safe to operate so long as you mind items 3 and 4.
- Halloween in America is completely magical.
- Halloween in America will send you into a sugar-induced coma.
- Garter snakes are mostly harmless.
- Centipedes are the root of all evil
- When in doubt, eat natillas.
- Rain is overrated.
- Every day is Thanksgiving when your relatives have ninja pie-making skills.
- I really need to work on my ninja pie-making skills.
- And my ability to fix stuff with duct tape and bailing wire.
May the year ahead be abundant in warmth and joy for you and yours.