In a few hours, I’ll board a bus to take me from Boston to New York, where I plan to meet up with my favorite New York City skeptics at the Four-Faced Liar in the Village! I’ll be arriving a bit late (10pm with no traffic, but let’s face it, it’s the day before Thanksgiving), so I hope you all are ready to party. I will most likely be slightly exhausted, but I promise to consume plenty of caffeine in preparation.
Click here for more info on tonight’s drinkathon.
After I’ve sufficiently destroyed my liver in good company, I’ll be heading down to South Jersey with a friend, to spend Thanksgiving with my family for the first time in nearly a decade. On Black Friday, I’ll be in Philly to celebrate with more skeptics. Sweet mother of dog, you people will be the death of me (possibly through the aforementioned liver failure).
Due to all the traveling, I may not have an opportunity to post tomorrow. I believe my fellow Skepchicks will cover the subject of thanks at some point that day, but I just wanted to wish you all a very safe and happy holiday. Take the subway to all your local skeptical get-togethers, and if you have too much egg nog (mmmmm) at Thanksgiving dinner, your mom probably has a pull-out sofa you can use.
Also, I’ll briefly give early thanks for all of you. Skepchick writers, commenters, readers, and listeners â€“ you’re fantastic and I adore you. The other day I had the opportunity to spend time with some old friends after the Hoodwinked show, and I offhandedly mentioned that this job doesn’t pay well (or at all), but you can’t beat the perqs. My friend Scott asked what those perqs were, which caught me a bit off-guard. There are many reasons why I love writing for Skepchick, organizing events, and podcasting on the SGU, among them that I get the chance to constantly learn new things and I get an outlet for my innate urge to entertain. Mostly, though, the best reason to do this is that I get to meet so many totally rad people. Smart, curious, interesting, amusing people who are nice enough to let me talk with them, in person and online. Thanks to all of you!
Now here’s a quick list of other things for which I am thankful:
Pumpkins (and all the foodstuff you can make with them)
Meatspace friends and family (no link, they exist only in the offline world)
and Sid (even though the godless limey bastard doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving)
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!