Open Thread

Open Thread: Fantasy Festivals edition

Yesterday the USA celebrated Thanksgiving – a national festival that was established relatively recently (1863 – though some USians don’t celebrate it at all, for various reasons) and involves certain foods and rituals – most prominently, the ritual of each participant giving thanks, out loud, before the big meal – or so the movies tell […]


Ladyguide: How to Survive Black Friday

I shopped my first Black Friday nine years ago.  Before then my opinion of the whole thing was something along the lines of “You’ve got to be kidding if you think I am going to get up before dawn to shop with crazy people.”