Holidays and Stuff

Thanksgiving

Ok, it was yesterday so my timing of this post is a little off. I have been seriously low on energy lately so writing posts has been difficult for me to do. Anyway. A lot of people expect that I hate Thanksgiving, because I’m American Indian, have a degree in First Nations Studies, and am very vocal about how awful it is that the US has Columbus Day and we shouldn’t celebrate a dude who killed, enslaved, and raped a bunch of indigenous North Americans. I mean, you know, just saying. While I loathe Columbus Day and think it

Giveaways

Six years of blogging

I’ve never really done anything for my “blogaversary” but I figure after six years of blogging at this blog — whether it was called Bacon & Whiskey or Amoeba Kat Musings or whatever name it might have in the future — maybe a little celebration is in order. Some people do full on blog parties for their blogging anniversaries. I truly admire that. I would attempt it, but I know I don’t have it in me to do it right. Better I leave it to the pros. Instead, I’m just going to make an effort to post here more

food and drink / Gossip Diet posts / Musings

Whatever Wednesday: Fall is my favorite season

It’s just perfect. You get a nice blend of sunny and cool. Everything smells wonderful. The world is an explosion of colors. You can wear your nice sweaters and not freeze to death. It’s far less muddy than spring. Both Thanksgiving and Halloween (favourite holiday, ever) fall within autumn’s purview — at least, if you’re in Canada. If you’re in the US your Christmas Half-Time Show Thanksgiving is in Winter. And, you know, despite not really being a fan of colonialism or celebration thereof, I do love Thanksgiving. I’ve completely disassociated it from the genocide of my ancestors. For

Friday 5

Friday Five: things that happened in the past two weeks

List not comprehensive. I got totally swamped with work. I burned a Thanksgiving turkey beyond all recognition. Once I got through the blackened shell, however, there was delicious meat. I got back into school, 5 weeks into the semester. Had to cram half a semester’s knowledge into my brain on Tuesday and Wednesday for my midterm Thursday. Did pretty well. I did not write a single blog post, anywhere. For which I apologize; it was an unforeseen hiatus. I read two books in four days. I also learned that Buffy Summers is a terrible friend. And that Joss Whedon