Thursday, November 24, 2005

Thanks, UK

In the UK, as in most of the rest of the world, today is Thursday. In the US, however, today is Thanksgiving, the most quintessentially American holiday on the calender. It is the one day of the year, more than any other, on which I am wistful about not being there.

With that in mind, and in the spirit of the day, I present a short, eclectic list of things for which American expats in the UK should be, and this one in particular is, thankful:
  • NASN
  • The internet (Imagine having to rely on just the BBC, the British press, and the International Herald Tribune for daily information about the States.)
  • Costco
  • Frequent flyer miles
  • Sky digital (Sky sports, The History Channel, FOX News...what would I do without it?)
  • Boxing Day
  • Adam Smith
  • The tradition of classical British liberalism (for which all Americans should be thankful)
Most of all, thanks to all our British friends who have helped to make us feel at home in a foreign land. Have a good Thanksgiving.


Blogger Tony said...

I know it's a regular day over the pond, but I hope you ahve a good Thanksgiving. Nice blog btw.

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wishing you and all Americans great day.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Stephen said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Scott, and thanks for all your hard work!

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Mark Vassallo said...


wot, no Monty Python? "No one expects The American Expatriate's Inquisition!"


12:57 PM  
Anonymous BC10 said...

I read here that NASN will be freeview this weekend Don't know how long for though, probably as a taster. I must admit the NFL coverage on Sky is pretty good.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Steve_Mac said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Jim said...

I don't know, but I think if I were in your shoes Thanksgiving would be second to Memorial Day and all the motorsports that weekend. Even though the idiot who runs Indianapolis Motor Speedway is, well, an idiot, the Indy 500 is still the greatest race in the world, regardless of the hype of Daytona. (Second is Le Mans.)
Still, belated Happy Thanksgiving.

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>> us feel at home in a foreign land.<<

But you are not in a foreign land.
This land may not be the land of the free as much as we all wish, but it is and always will be the mother of the free.

Happy Thanksgiving.

2:27 PM  

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