Happy November!

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Whew, October is over…

I hope you all didn’t party too hard this Halloween, with all of that candy, costumes, scary movies, and booze (for the adults, that is). As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t like Halloween, but it didn’t stop me from participating in it with a glass of wine (or two, or three) that night. I’m fine nonetheless, but hey, at least I tried to care. 😛

Anyway, with October done, it’s time to jump into November, or rather, December. I’m not joking: every year, it feels like the month of November is always overlooked, especially when it comes to businesses, media, even homes starting to put up Christmas decorations and everything.

Seriously, we still have over a month until Christmas comes, so why the rush? Heck, even haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet (at least in the U.S.), so why all of this talk about Santa Claus, gifts, and Christmas trees? Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy Christmas, but I don’t see the point of having it start so damn early. And I thought Christmas in July was bad enough…

I know, I know…much of all this early hype about Christmas is for commercial reasons, since stores want to sell as much stuff as they can to increase revenue and the entertainment media wants to milk in the box-office cash with holiday-related films and TV episodes. Really, it’s capitalism at its finest, folks…

But in any case, I don’t want this post to be a huge, cynical downer (eh, I’m afraid it already is). To turn it around, I think November is a modest month, despite being one of the colder and darker months, in my opinion. While there’s less excitement about celebrating holidays like Veteran’s Day (a three-day weekend) or Thanksgiving, I think they are good transitional celebrations into December, since most of the time, we are gorging ourselves with food anyway. Helps to prepare yourself then!

For me, this is my second year away from home around this time of the year. While October was pretty busy with work, school, and a bit of traveling, it was pretty smooth-sailing. I’ve settled into a sort of rhythm now with my routine, which I believe will continue into this upcoming month. Might not be traveling a whole lot in November, but I still hope to enjoy myself while I can overseas! The U.S. presidential elections are happening very soon (November 8th) and I’m very nervous, to say the least. I’ve already cast my overseas ballot and only time will tell for the future of my home country. We shall see…

That said, this is just a brief post to welcome you into November; I hope this month will be a good one for you. Before we’ll know it, December will be here! Thanks for reading- take care!

— The Finicky Cynic

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4 thoughts on “Happy November!

  1. I agree! Thanksgiving is an AMAZING holiday- one of my faves, and it does just get kind of left in the dust in the midst of the commercialism of Christmas. Why the rush, ya’ll?!

    1. I know, right?! While I love Christmas, it’s quite an overrated holiday; I would much rather have a good, heavy meal over a bunch of materialistic goods! But to each their own. 🙂

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