A Westhanksgiveleying Greeting

Read this, not this. And this, not this

It’s Thanksgiving break (!), and wherever you are, I hope you have a relaxing, good time these next few days. Maybe it’ll be more peaceful where you are, unlike on campus where there are 24/7 sirens (unless you are on campus over break, in which case, hmph).

If you’re not in the Thanksgiving spirit already, I encourage you to get into it with this old, old classic, “Tryptophantasm,” starring Sam Korda ’13, Solomon Billinkoff ’14Eliza Forman ’13, and Stephan Stansfield ’13By the end of it, or at least in a couple days, you’ll feel like you’re suspended in a sea of cranberry sauce for eternity…

If you’re staying on campus, check out the Thanksgiving Break Dining Schedule. The major dining places on campus are closed from Wednesday 11/27 to Saturday 11/30 and open again for dinner on Sunday 12/1. WeShop opens again on 12/1 at 4 p.m., and Red & Black Cafe opens that day also.

If you’re planning on doing work over break for finals, theses, comfort, or whatever, the library schedule may be more up your alley:

Also, if you haven’t left your WesHome yet, you may want to do these things, courtesy of Sustainability Coordinator Jen Kleindienst (for Earth but also because it raises $$ for financial aid):

1. Close and lock all your windows.
2. Set your heat to 60 degrees (if you can control it). Do NOT turn the heat off.
3. Turn off power strips or unplug all electronics, chargers and small kitchen appliances. Do NOT unplug refrigerators.
4. Empty your trash, recycling and compost bins. Rinse compost bins and leave ajar.
5. Before the last person leaves, check to make sure to turn all lights off!

If you’re bored, you have until tomorrow (the 27th) to vote on the National Thanksgiving Turkey. Your two choices are the turkey named Caramel, whose gobble is “quick, clear, and frequent,” and the turkey named Popcorn, whose gobble is “more garbled, longer notes.” At first, I thought the winning turkey would be eaten by the first family, which really bothered me, but then I realized that both turkeys would be pardoned and that this is a cute thing they’re doing to get more hits on the White House site. Well played. Edit: Even though these two turkeys get pardoned, another turkey (or more than one turkey) still probably gets eaten at the White House Thanksgiving dinner.

Happy Thanksgiving, Wesleyan, from our little Internet family to yours!

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