Reason 190

#190: People celebrate Veterans Day They really do. Almost everyone gets the day off because it’s Washington, DC and we get a million days off. But Veterans Day is very clearly more than a day off for people here. For instance, I doubt anyone would dare do a Veterans Day mattress sale. As we know,…

Reason 196

#196: Small businesses All of the days around Thanksgiving are now taken up by things: – Thanksgiving: the day that started it all. A celebration of the first shared meal between colonizers and the people they decimated, now taken as a great celebration of family and good things. – Black Friday: the classic, All-American, let’s go…

Reason 197

#197: Friendsgivings I was born to a loving, beautiful family, which is fantastic. It’s great to have a loving family because well, duh. It’s fantastic to have a beautiful family because that’s hereditary. My loving, beautiful family lives (mostly) in Venezuela. Which has two not-so-cool implications*. First, they don’t celebrate Thanksgiving because Venezuelans don’t celebrate Thanksgiving.…

Reason 199

#199: The nerdy costumes and the high heel race I absolutely, 100%, no question about it, hate Halloween. I am really jumpy and have a very, very active imagination. The combination of these two things makes going to the dentist sound appealing compared to watching horror movies. I would sooner let a first year dentistry student practice…