|CocoRosie wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!|
I spent Thanksgiving alone this year, and had a minor complex about it partly because the implications of "this is a holiday about TOGETHERNESS and friends and family and I have no one to spend it with in Chicago" made me feel really sad. But once I got over that, it was one of the best Thanksgivings ever. I made exactly what I wanted to eat (a Puerto Rican style pork shoulder roast instead of turkey, acorn squash, chestnut and cajeta flan instead of pumpkin pie) and spent my day doing exactly what I wanted to do (dyeing my armpit hair hot pink, drinking rose, browsing sex toy black friday sales, and watching Dexter). I didn't actually feel lonely or sad, and I actually really appreciated having a day off to chill out, relax, and be selfish.
I am also looking forward to things being open again tomorrow so I can go to the gym (I suck at working out at home), and drink coffee at Metropolis.
Right now, I am grateful for this ancient yet brilliant SNL sketch, probably because there is an actual bootblack culture in the Leather scene in Chicago, and because Evelyn Quince is pretty much my spirit animal: