Thursday, November 26, 2009

"Near. Far. Whereeeever you are..."

...You are here in my heart.

And I'm thinking of you this Thanksgiving! :)

I wish I could say that I wrote the following poem, but that would be a lie. This is an e-mail forward my dad sent me, and I think it's pretty cute...

'Twas the night of Thanksgiving,
But I just couldn't sleep.
I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned -- the dark meat and white,
But I fought the temptation with all of my might.
Tossing and turning with anticipation,
The thought of a snack became infatuation.
So I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door
And gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore.
Gobbled up turkey and butter potatoes,
Pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling so plump and so round,
'Til all of a sudden, I rose off the ground.
I crashed through the ceiling, floating into the sky,
With a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie.
But I managed to yell as I soared past the trees...
"Happy eating to all -- pass the cranberries, please!"

May your stuffing be tasty.
May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes 'n gravy have nary a lump.
May your yams be delcious.
May you pies take the prize.
May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs!

Today is just a normal day here in Kuji, but I'm really looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving and eating all kinds of yummy food this weekend with the other ALT's and Japanese friends. I'm guessing that about half of the people at the party/dinner will be non-Americans who don't usually celebrate Thanksgiving. (I'll write about the dinner next time.)

The other day when I was embellishing a map of Iwate prefecture to share on my blog, I also worked on map of the United Kingdom, for Tomoki. (As a reminder, Tomoki is the eager English student I tutor twice a week.) He is very interested in the fact that the ALTs from the U.K. have different accents than the American teachers, and he loves to talk in a British accent. :) He wanted to see where each ALT from the U.K. is from...

So now you know, too. :)

It's been a while since I've written about Tomoki, but I still spend a lot of time with him, and he still cracks me up! I just love how fascinated he is about English and different accents.

I'll end this post by sharing a YouTube video that I showed Tomoki a couple of weeks ago, and it just blew him away... :)

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Lauren said...

I loved the poem and I am going to share it with my family!!! I am very thankful for our friendship!!!! I don't know what I would do without you!!!!

Oliver said...

That map of the UK helped me haha. I had no idea!

Dawn said...

The poem is funny. I know one of the things I am thankful for is my friends - one of them being you!