The holidays have officially started, with Thanksgiving being last Thursday. As is the annual tradition at IndyScan.com, we like to share the Ode to Thanksgiving from a 2004 post by Mr. John C. Dvorak, who claims Thanksgiving is an artificial holiday created by none other than President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. I was visiting family over the holiday, and one of the first-year college students had heard the same thing & helped me tell the tale. So what do you think? Do you believe what you were taught in school, or does the Lincoln story make more sense? Leave your comments below.
A friend at work turned me onto a new recipe site run by an Egyptian lady that’s all about Mediterranean Cooking. The Mediterranean Dish has a LOT of great recipes and some new twists on old classics, like Easy Homemade Chicken Shawarma using a sheet pan.
I ended up coming down with ANOTHER head cold over the weekend. First time I remember being sick twice in such a short period of time. After picking up some additional medicine, I noticed something concerning…
I always buy Mucinex Sinus-Max for head colds. It works well for me. I went to take the Yellow pill I had been taking for the past few days and realized what I bought was the “NightShift” version, where the Yellow pill is for NIGHTTIME. The pill looks the same, with the three chevron marks and everything. What a poor design decision by Reckitt (the makers of Mucinex).
And finally… You have to tip your hat to the FBI, who conducted a sting operation called Special Operation Ironside that featured an “Anom” burner phone, targeted to criminals who snatched them up and fell right into the trap.
I always love digging this out every November. Enjoy!
Well, the holiday season has officially begun (although the retail establishment would like you to believe it started over a month ago). We all have a lot to be thankful for. Have you said Thank You today?
I’m thankful for living in the United States of America and having the freedom to share these thoughts without fear of punishment. We owe the creation of our freedoms to the founding fathers and the continuation of our freedoms to the United States Military (specifically the men and women that serve and sacrifice every day).
Although I don’t always show it like I should I’m extremely thankful for my family and friends. They are a the reason I’m the person I am today. Finally, just so I don’t come across like a total sap, I’m thankful for Mr. Adam Sandler and this little diddy:
If you want to understand the REAL story behind Thanksgiving check out these links (hint it’s not about the Pilgrims like we all learned in school!):