23 November 2007

Thanksgiving



Being that most of my english speaking friends here are American, last night I celebrated my first ever Thanksgiving. It was held, most obviously at an Irish bar call Flaherty´s who put on a pumpkin soup, turkey baked dinner with cranberry sauce and apple pie (complete with the american flag as seen above) feast. In Spain, lunch is the biggest meal of the day, we usually just eat a salad for dinner, so I was midly concerned that I wouldn´t fit it all in, but as often happens, I suprised myself with my eating powers and polished off the whole lot including mopping up all the gravy with bread to leave my plate looking like it just popped out of the dishwasher - sparkling... TUBS! I thought there may have been some special Thanksgiving songs that I could learn but that was just little ol ignorant me who thought it was kinda like Christmas with jingle bells cheer. They said that some people say one by one what they are thankful for but most there seemed to think that was a pretty daggy thing to do. Bummer, I was gonna be thankful for the american dollar being so weak so that when I go there next year my euros will be like pure gold.

Here we all are at the table, being thankful for yummy food and digital cameras. Viva America!

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mamacita chilena said...

hahaha, that's funny-you're aussie and you celebrated thanksgiving and i didn't!

Sarita said...

I'm so bummed I missed this - and had I been there, we definitely would have gone around the table and said what we're thankful for - I don't care how cheesy it may be! G

Mamacita Chilena said...

I'm sitting here watching Australia's biggest loser on Youtube and you're the first person I thought to ask...do all Australian's do the whole cheek kiss thing as a greeting? I thought it was a European thing but they do it all the time on the show!

Kristy said...

We cheek kiss (only one side) friends and family, and normally hug as well... but not to EVERYONE like they do here. whats the link to what your watching?

Mamacita Chilena said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncSpkWCxc48

That's the link to just one of the videos. I have been watching the entire season over the course of the last month. I'm not sure if there's any cheek kissing in the episode I sent you but I promise it's all over the whole show.

I was so surprised because I had no ideas Aussies do that!