Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Fall Holiday & Thanksgiving Day, Eh!

Hello to all my MOLs, MODs and FOMs. MOTUS is feeling much better today, although I still have a few stubborn diodes and circuits that are not firing quite properly, but  I’m back! I want to thank you all for the hugs, prayers and good wishes sent my way – they are much appreciated and helped in my recovery.

Thanks, too, for making Little Mo feel at home and for keeping the conversation going in my absence.

Ok, so you all know that today is “Fall Holiday” in the good ole’ US of A (more on that in a minute), butt how many of you know (other than Kate) that it’s Thanksgiving Day north of the bear line?

Our cute and cuddly friends from the Great White North celebrate Thanksgiving on the 2nd Monday in October. While I’ll admit, it’s not the “real” Thanksgiving Day, it is today!

So, Happy Thanksgiving Day Canada, eh!

You have a lot to be thankful for too. For one, your PMOC and FLOC,  Stephen & Laureen Harper, are an easy reflection.

Laureen Harper (L), the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R), adjusts her scarf as they arrive for Tanabata Ceremony at the Windsor Hotel Toya Resort and Spa in Toyako, Japan, July 7, 2008 during the G-8 Summit.  the             AFP  PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

You invented hockey, Molson, Labatts, Mounties and, I think, flannel.


I won’t go through all the things you can be thankful for that you don’t have, “butt” I think you know what I’m talking about.

Now, back to America. We’ll be celebrating the real Thanksgiving Day on the third Thursday in November, and, man-o-man, do we ever think we’re going to have something to celebrate and be thankful for this year! (assuming you all get your butts out to the polls)

Butt today is “Fall Holiday”: the holiday which Americans used to celebrate as “Columbus Day” back before the O’s Won and we were all a bunch of insensitive racist ignoramuses.

For this year’s “Fall Holiday” party Lady M has selected a sleeveless, caftan-inspired gown reflecting Native American sensibilities. Fall Holiday, as you may recall from history class if you’re under 30, is the day we commemorate the Europeans arrival in the New World to kill Native Americans with small pox and steal their land. I remind you of this hateful incident so you will be able to fully appreciate the symbolism of Lady M’s choice:

 fall holiday gown jean-paul-gaultierFrom one of our faves: Jean Paul Gaultier. He so gets Lady M. 

Lady M hits the campaign trail on Wednesday. I think if I lay low till then, I’ll be ready to hit it with her.