Growing up, I knew nothing about Thanksgiving. I had no idea one day I would be living here and calling the US my new home. Of all American holidays, Thanksgiving is my favorite. It is a time to just be together with family and friends, being grateful for the good things we have. On that note, I wish Black Fridays did not exist. Or that they could be placed somewhere far apart in time from this special holiday. Still, what matters the most is that we all have things to be grateful for, and I hope your day will focus on that.
For our first Thanksgiving in the Little Apple, we will have a joint party, two labs together, celebrating with all the graduate students who stayed here working hard during the break from classes. It will be a fun evening, I am sure! Phil will be in charge of the turkey, and I’ll be his sous chef. All I have to do is mashed potatoes… I got the easy job this year.