I am thankful for my beautiful wife. She is so beautiful. Iâ€™m thankful that my children are healthy and smart. Iâ€™m thankful that Akiva is only 1.9 years oldâ€¦if he was older, he would definitely be an alcoholic. Iâ€™m thankful that Kenaz is always cute and very happyâ€¦during the daytime before dinner.
We are happy for the North-Eastern Chinese food restaurant that delivers lamb-wraps, cold onion tofu, and beef & turnip dumplingsâ€¦because otherwise we would have had to go out into the cold rain, wait for a taxi to pick us up, and go to get Beijing Duck (which is our usual Thanksgiving in China tradition)â€¦and then we would have had to deal with The Forces of Chaos (Akiva and Kenaz) in a public restaurant.
We are thankful for the love of our family and friends all over the world. Happy Thanks Giving!
Miscellaneous other things I am thankful for: Battlestar Galactica Season 2; our babysitter/domestic helper (who never listens to what we say and is very old-school, but she is great with the babies); heated floor carpet in the living room;baby-rocker seat; the years we could spend with Unagi; Googletalk so that my family in America can hear Akiva say â€œNo!â€; the new French sporting goods store in Shanghai (called â€œDecathlonâ€) that sells thick white socks and good-quality down-feather jackets for cheap; and a Democratic-party controlled legislature in Washington.