Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Why Celebrate Thanksgiving Early: Reason #4


Here's the weather that was waiting for us this morning: the first snowfall of the year. I posted several months ago, revelling in the whole two weeks of summer we get each year. Well, it looks like we went directly from spring to winter.

Note the rabbit on the sidewalk. As I was standing on the sidewalk, preparing to snap a photo, the rabbit hopped across the street and decided to stop here, long enough for me to take his picture. What a narcissist!

Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated more than a month before American Thanksgiving -- October 11 vs. November 25. I was reminded of this because my wife purchased a frozen turkey on the weekend, and is planning out the guest-list.

Which brings me to reason to celebrate thanksgiving early, #4: because everybody loves turkey, and you can never eat it too early in the year.

18 comments:

Sean Robson said...

Boo! to snow in September.

But you're right; it's never too early to eat turkey!

Jim said...

Wow! It was 111° in Phoenix on Sunday. What a difference in climate! :) Have you received your book yet? It's been a week... Let me know! Stay warm!

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Sean Robson said...
Boo! to snow in September.

How about snow in July? I like to tell the story about a friend of mine whose outdoor wedding was in July, and the day before, we got a foot of snow. The day of her wedding, it was 30C (90F) and the snow was gone by the time of the ceremony.

True story.

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Jim said...
Wow! It was 111° in Phoenix on Sunday. What a difference in climate! :) Have you received your book yet? It's been a week... Let me know! Stay warm!

Now that's a scorcher! The book hasn't arrived yet, but Canada Post is notoriously slow when it comes to processing international packages.

kelvingreen said...

One thing I like about Thanksgiving is that it's a helpful buffer before Christmas; since we don't have such a buffer here, the Chrimble stuff is already appearing in the shops, and Santas have been sighted in town centres. In September.

JB said...

My beagles would definitely prefer the rabbit to any cooked turkey.
; )

Roger the GS said...

Still doesn't explain why you have your 4th of July 3 days early ;)

Kiltedyaksman said...

DISCLAIMER: Not all Canadians live in the frozen wastes like DJ :)

In Niagara we see hardly any snow at all, it really prefers to land directly on Buffalo :)

Muahahahaaha

Mr. Gone said...

Wow, so no autumn? Fall is my favorite time of the year, especially in Ohio. The best colors come out in October. It's also my favorite time of the year to get together with friends.

Sean Robson said...

I like to tell the story about a friend of mine whose outdoor wedding was in July, and the day before, we got a foot of snow.

Man, Calgary has the weirdest weather in the country.

A Paladin In Citadel said...

kelvingreen said...
One thing I like about Thanksgiving is that it's a helpful buffer before Christmas;

After Halloween, everytthing switches to Christmas here, so we get two months worth of build-up.

A Paladin In Citadel said...

JB said...
My beagles would definitely prefer the rabbit to any cooked turkey.

I dunno, those rabbits are surprisingly fast!

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Roger the GS said...
Still doesn't explain why you have your 4th of July 3 days early ;)

Or why you celebrate Canada Day three days late!

:D

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Kiltedyaksman said...
DISCLAIMER: Not all Canadians live in the frozen wastes like DJ :)

Jealous, eh? ;D

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Mr. Gone said...
Wow, so no autumn? Fall is my favorite time of the year, especially in Ohio.

No, we get autumn, that comes in any season except the fall.

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Sean Robson said...
Man, Calgary has the weirdest weather in the country.

True. Something to do with our closeness to the mountains, the pacific and the jet stream.

steelcaress said...

I don't think here in Western Washington we've ever had snow this early. I remember it snowing on Thanksgiving once -- American Thanksgiving, that is. Mostly it just rains here in Seattle.

Turkey? Always a good idea, any day of the year! :)

Word verification: pherv, a pervert from another dimension, "out of phase," so to speak.

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Snow on the west coast is unusual to be sure!