Thanksgiving is an odd holiday. We are supposed to give thanks yet end up gorging ourselves with turkey carcass and the like before we swarm like africanized bees to a super store in order to purchase a ridiculous item our child, or husband whines for. Although I do not have a child or husband, my cat will suffice and I'm going to buy her one of those three-story cat condos. Yes, I am indulging in the practice that I find so silly. I spent my afternoon thinking about stuffing myself with stuffing and saving the last possible room in my stomach for pumpkin pie, however I also had a memorable time with my family. Ah hah! The real joy I find in this holiday of gluttony is spending time with my family, who I rarely see between school and work. For this rare occasion of care-free family fun, I applaud Thanksgiving; I even say "thanks". Not just for the thousands of unnecessary calories or the dirt cheap pricing, but for giving me a day to play with my little cousins, laugh with my older cousins and hug my grandma.