November 27, 2014 at 6:43 am #4018Raell5Spectator
What are you doing for Thanksgiving?
Maybe I’m the only one, but I’m going to skip eating food I don’t need and being with hostile relatives and go to the beach, eat some fresh, organic food.
Of course, I live abroad, so that’s already taken care of, but when I lived in the US, just before I came here, I hated it all..eating food I didn’t want to eat and that made me sick, all the cooking and cleaning and entertaining guests, shopping, cold weather, etc. I vowed I’d never do it again, then moved to Thailand and haven’t since.
Now I’m wondering if it has something to do with my general asexual ways. Maybe I’m the only one who thinks body-surfing in waves is more fun than gorging on some hapless factory-farmed animal and feeling terrible afterward.
November 27, 2014 at 8:54 pm #4022AnonymousInactive
- This topic was modified 9 years ago by Raell5.
I still eat with my family but I dislike the concept behind Thanksgiving since it correlates, at least in my opinion, with the genocide of Native Americans. It’s also a National Day of Mourning so I celebrate that instead, but I do eat with my family. My family’s predominately muslim but not heavily, so we use it as a family time together. I’m personally Buddhist, and my parents have no problems with my orientation thankfully.
I’m sorry your relatives are hostile, I can only offer a digital hug in response and hope for the best for you; at least you don’t have to suffer with mindless guests and people snarking on you, so that’s a good thing at least.
It’s not an ace thing to want to have fun versus eating a dry oversized chicken that can’t naturally breed anymore due to the request in the human market for larger breasts. It’s an empath view; you are eating something that was raised in perspective to be eaten on a day that mocks a minority race.
I may be a little tipsy so if this all sounds weird or cut offy, my apologies.November 27, 2014 at 11:59 pm #4025Raell5Spectator
My opinion exactly.May 5, 2016 at 7:13 pm #27485dannyParticipant
Im British so I dont celebrate thanksgiving,However it does look fun,I would especially enjoy wearing 17 century hats with a buckle on,and I do enjoy turkey.
Danny:)June 21, 2016 at 8:31 pm #27666ArchOpalSpectator
I’m also British so I don’t celebrate this event.
If things keep going the way they are now though, what with them implementing Black Friday over here, then we might get it in the future.
For now though I think we just do family get together’s and feasts on Christmas day.
I don’t really think this is an Asexual thing, it just sounds like a normal case of another holiday that puts pressure on family’s like this.
I’ll also offer my digital hug as I can understand it must have been a stressful time for you. Holidays aren’t as fun when you have to work hard and get little in return.
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