HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! What a holiday! What a year for it. It’s been a pretty wild 2020 so far, but we have so many things to be thankful for, especially here in China.
To show our IMMENSE gratitude for… YOU (!!) we are giving away a free medium sized pumpkin cookie with every order by WEBSITE and OFFICIAL WECHAT STORE placed today! We’re hoping that the whole “the more you give the more you get” thing really pans out for us…
Looking to spread the thankful vibes? Write in the comments below who *in Shanghai* you are especially grateful for- it can be your best friend, the fruit guy, your ayi, your best friend who also happens to be your fruit guy and your ayi- ANYONE!!! Just write about why you’re so grateful for them, and we will send a fun, cookie treat to the subject of the comment with the most upvotes by 5:00 PM FRIDAY !
But now, let’s talk turkey.
Thanksgiving is a complicated holiday, yes. But it is also amazing and I love it so much, so I took a deep dive* into some of the weird facts surrounding it…
For example, did you know:
·The year-round Starbucks staple, “Jingle Bells” was originally written for Thanksgiving! Seems like a pretty dumb Thanksgiving song to me, but I don’t write history! Or Thanksgiving songs.
·People used to dress up for Thanksgiving! Apparently the most popular costume for children was… a poor person? which is…not great. Nor fun? I’m confused. But ok.
·The author of chart topping poem “Mary Had a Little Lamb” aka Sarah Josepha Hale is the one to thank for making Thanksgiving a national holiday. She had petitioned multiple presidents before good old Abe finally made an honest holiday out of it and issued a proclamation that I imagine read “THANKSGIVING IS A HOLIDAY NOW, BITCHES!!!!”
·This one is very much turkey related. When I googled turkeys, all I kept reading about were "snoods" and how crucial they are to the very unique turkey experience. But I can’t tell if a 14 year old boy is f*cking with me on wikipedia with this incredibly sexual snood nonsense. APPARENTLY, “in anatomical terms, the snood is an erectile, fleshy protuberance on the forehead of turkeys. Most of the time when the turkey is in a relaxed state, the snood is pale and 2–3 cm long. However, when the male begins strutting (the courtship display), the snood engorges with blood, becomes redder and elongates several centimetres, hanging well below the beak” I honestly think this could have been described in much tamer words, but maybe I’m just a prude pilgrim who knows.
We hope you have a MARVELOUS Thanksgiving!!
*45 minutes on the internet can really make you an expert on things, as twitter users can attest