It’s Thanksgiving, y’all, the one American holiday devoted to celebrating the myriad joys of canned cranberry sauce, colonialism and hand turkeys. Whether you’re back at home enjoying a slice of turkducken or spending your break scrounging for food on campus, there’s a lot to be thankful for. To keep life simpler, we narrowed it down to the top 10 things Yalies should be thankful for this turkey day:
10) The Cheese Truck: back in business and still as good as ever, the beautiful absurdity of a grilled cheese truck is worth the wait.
9) Atticus apple cider: the only thing that would make it more perfect would be a side of James Franco.
8) Dean Mary Miller: Sure, she whips out the same eschatological musings for every freshman assembly. But we love her for it, as well as for her so-campy-it’s-great cameo in the latest Harvard Sucks film.
7) Final exams before winter break: we see you there, Princeton.
6) Toad’s: respect your elders, Box 63. (Also, as a side note, the best way to show your thanks is by holding it.)
5) GHeav egg and cheese sandwiches: you might not remember having consumed it, but trust us: you were pretty thankful for it.
4) Food in Bass: like the iron-wrought inscription on the gates of Hell, so too does the inscription o’er Bass read: “abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” But at least you can bring a water bottle!
3) Bluebooking: nothing says end-of-the-semester-freedom like spending lecture searching for a QR requirement between 2 p.m. and 3:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
2) Wenzels: Enough said.
1) No classes = TV4ever: The National Dog Show on NBC and A Very Gaga Thanksgiving on ABC. A worthy television special in every pot.