Dad just turned 80 this month and, for the first time ever, neither he or I had anyone to celebrate Thanksgiving with. My kids were doing their own thing with their significant others' families, Marie-Anne was working and Bonnie and Danny, my brother and sister, had their own celebrations outside the immediate family nucleus. It was bound to happen eventually.
This Thanksgiving, make sure to be thankful for the fact that you can continue to eat, well after you've unzipped your pants and stretched your waist size to a number that some may confuse with an area code.
Black Friday is drawing near, which means you should really go shopping before the mayhem begins to load up on armor, cleats and fierce determination that will serve you well while you're scouring the shelves for the perfect toy at rock-bottom prices like a hunter searching for fresh food in a post-apocalyptic world where chaos reigns supreme.