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November 21, 2012 - Brian Collins
With Thanksgiving less than 7 short hours away, I am completely and utterly excited. Social media's advantageous side will definitely take the back seat this weekend, but I couldn't be more pleased to take a break along side it.

I'm not just excited because I get my first paid day off in a long time, but also because it's time for my minifeeds and recent posts to explode with my favorite kind of interactions.

In the following 48 hours, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram will be bursting at their seams with posts about Black Wednesday, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday - arguably three of the most hectic days of the year in a row. Can you say #obnoxious?

Tonight, pictures and tweets will most likely flood your recent posts page filled with comments such as @littleappgirl - "Black Wednesday, Blackout Wednesday, biggest drinking day of the year. Whatever you wanna call it, CHEERS! #letsgetdrunk."

Posts like this make my day because I look forward to the next day more than anything when posts such as @mitchell13—JJ "My eyes are burning I'm so tired #hungover #thanksgiving" will flood my screen as I wake up refreshed from my first good night of sleep in weeks just in time to make it to the dinner table and eat more than everyone else combined. I hope the hungover kids can hardly eat any turkey...muahaha (that's my evil laugh if you couldn't guess).

After I'm finished eating, I look forward to lying on my couch and scrolling on my phone through the hundreds of pictures my friends will post because this is one of the happiest days of the year. Friends will be with friends, families will reunite after lengthy absences, and holiday cheer will be widespread that is not plauged by terrible songs [yes, I'm talking about Christmas songs]. As I'm digesting my massive meal, I'll also enjoy reading the ridiculous things that people will be thankful for such as @Womenshumor "If you bring Twinkies to #Thanksgiving, you might actually be a hero."

For the first time ever, this year I may actually tweet something I truly am grateful for other than one of my prior tweets such as "Thank God McDonalds is open on Thanksgiving or I'd be really hungry." I'm thinking something along the lines of "I'm thankful to be home with my family for Thanksgiving for the first time in 6 years." Sounds good to me.

Finally, as the sheer chaos of Black Friday takes over the media Thursday night around midnight, I will be sitting on my couch laughing as I won't have to work retail on Black Friday for the first time in years...well at least I won't have to during the crazy part. (You can find me at the local *** *** from *-**...what, you really think I'd tell you where I work?)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break and be safe!


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