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These are my Thanksgiving fears

I worry that…

  • I will forget to make myself undiscoverable on Tinder.
  • Someone will hit me in the nose during a well-intentioned hug.
  • I won’t get enough Old Forge-style pizza or naps.
  • Mom will suggest seeing the movie, Carol. I do not want to see Carol with you, Mom.
  • I will cry every day I am back home, missing Dad. He loved Thanksgiving.
  • I will lose my mind telling family friends all of the reasons that they need to stop thinking that Trump is actually vote-worthy. I’d direct them to Sarah Silverman’s tweet but I don’t want to foist them on Twitter.

Go Sarah

  • Someone will ask me why I don’t have a boyfriend.
  • No one will ask me why I don’t have a boyfriend because they assume I’m a lost cause.

Forever Alone

Hopefully your Thanksgiving holiday is lighthearted and fun – at least compared to mine!

Oh Halle.

2017 update: Halle Berry is “done with love.”

I feel bad bringing this up but…

I believe in not blaming the victim. Truly. I am aware that victims of abuse may be more vulnerable to future abuse and mental health issues.

But what’s going on here?

A man hit Halle so hard that she is almost completely deaf in one ear. The man is rumored to be Wesley Snipes.

Halle was married to David Justice. It ended badly. Halle requested and received a restraining order. She later said she considered suicide after the divorce.

She was also married to Eric Benet who cheated on Halle and later called himself a sex addict.

Halle met model Gabriel Aubry at a shoot. Their life together seemed calm and they were together for several years before their daughter Nahla arrived. After they broke up, a public and ongoing battle, largely focused on custody, began.

Now Halle is engaged to Olivier Martinez. I don’t know much about him beyond his starring role in Unfaithful, and the fact that he used to be loved up with Kylie Minogue. Martinez reportedly committed violent acts against Aubry’s oh-so-handsome face on Thanksgiving, ostensibly with Nahla watching.

Via People

It’s entirely possible that Halle has had pleasant relationships in between that didn’t end in restraining orders and suicidal ideation. If those couplings existed, they didn’t get much coverage. And shiny celebrity mags would, I think, be all too glad to cover beautiful, talented Halle looking happy and in love.

Sadly, Halle’s childhood explains a lot. Multiple sources describe her witnessing her alcoholic father, who came in and out of her life, physically abusing her mother. She also has described her challenges growing up biracial.

I empathize, but Halle is an adult, one with the means to get herself all the mental health care in the world. More importantly, she’s a mother and that beautiful little kiddo sees and hears everything.

Do better, Halle. Surround yourself with good people or no one at all.

Update: Halle is getting her third divorce.

I went to Indianapolis

…and came away feeling grateful for all the good my life.

While I was in Indiana, I put in a few hours serving food at a Thanksgiving event for those in need.

And there were hundreds of people. All ages, races, backgrounds, employed and unemployed.

It was the reminder I needed that my life is great and my life is easy. I have nothing to complain about and every obligation to help others.

Happy Thanksgiving all.

#scrantontweets ahead

With Thanksgiving just days away, this can mean only one thing: #scrantontweets are in my immediate future.

Are you excited to hear about things that Mom says leading to bitchfacing?

Will Dad provide me with another cinematic gem like when he visited Brooklyn for the first time?

Only time will tell.