So readers, how was your Thanksgiving? Enjoyable? Dramatic? Peaceful? I think since I came to the US in 1999, I've had all kinds of Thanksgiving. My favorite one was my last year in grad school when my then boyfriend, now husband, decided to cook a Thanksgiving dinner for the "orphans", as he put it: those of us without family in the area, who could not go back home, or that were not even from the US. That dinner was probably the first one I participated where I felt a real sense of community. We both remember it as something special.
This time, we were invited to some friends' parents house. We went, it was pleasant and uneventful. It was a lunch, so we were back at home by 5 pm, stuffed but not grossed out for how much we had eaten. Then, we watched on DVD one of Jackie Chan's best movies: Drunken Master, from 1978. If you can get past the atrocious dubbing (or quarter of a dubbing, since the characters would speak in English for 3 minutes and then in Chinese the following 20), the movie is sheer genius. Jackie Chan seriously is Buster Keaton heir, the choreographed battles are hilarious and I couldn't help but think how the movie was the anti- Karate Kid. Today, we went to see J. Edgar, Clint Eastwood's portrait of J. Edgar Hoover. I'll devote a whole post to the movie, but, contrary to what many reviewers have said, I thought it was a masterpiece. A masterpiece that will make people uncomfortable and leave many unsatisfied. That, in my opinion, is what a great director is able to do.
Of course, my shopping spree didn't stop with my last post. It was all done online, though. As I get older, I hare crowds more and more. It was certainly excessive, but whatever. I love being frivolous and abusing my credit card. Besides, we need to stimulate the economy, right?
What about you? How was your Thanksgiving? Any highlights? Any shopping? Any drama? Share your stories!!!