Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

It's not just the tryptophan

If I remember correctly, Thanksgiving 2001 was the last Thanksgiving, until this year, that I got to spend entirely with family. 2002 and 2003 saw me working at least part of the holiday at a call center job. There, 24/7 means 24/7. (In other words, it means getting calls from Iraq and Kuwait and Diego Garcia, where it’s 12 to 16 hours later than here.)

This year, my holiday started Wednesday night and went to Friday morning, and that felt like luxury. I counted myself lucky (hmm, I mistyped that as “counted myself lucy,” heh heh) that I got to say “Good morning” to all of the Walshes staying in my parents’ house the day after Thanksgiving, including those who normally wouldn’t be up at 8 in the morning. Before that, we had 13 people for T-Day Dinner, and I had drinks. And I was wobbly. My comment that night: “Being an alcoholic would NOT make me a better writer…” Yes, I can’t really hold liquor, and now I don’t think I’d really like holding my liquor…

Finally, for this morning: My family kicks ass. I wanted you to know.

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