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Maximize Your Thanksgiving Holiday

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So it is getting to be that time of year where the suspect Halloween costumes are put away but the holiday music on the radio station still feels a little wrong. Pumpkins are giving way to gourds and the seasons are crashing together.

Seasons pass and sometimes crash

Seasons pass and sometimes crash

It is hard to believe that we only have a few weeks left of this semester. Thankfully just when we are about to run out of steam, we have been graced with a five day weekend over the Thanksgiving holiday. So you are asking yourself, “What should I do over the Thanksgiving Holiday? How can I make the most of this time?” Well you are in luck because you clicked just the perfect blog. Here are my top 5 suggestions for the most efficient Thanksgiving Holiday.

5. Take a Nap in Front of the Fireplace

After arriving at home on Wednesday, you might be fighting off a touch of hypothermia. What better way to kick off your break than to cozy up under your first official fire of the season? And if you happened to bring your significant other home with you to meet the parents, this fireplace session doubles as the most romantic thing you’ve done since blocking them for ice cream at Mirror Lake creamery.

4. Read a Book

Remember how you always tell yourself that you would read that book if only you had time. Well here is that opportunity. You have five solid days free of collegiate demands. Seize the day. Personally I recommend picking up Lean In, a book by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. It’s a great read about why we have too few women leaders, and what to do about it.

3. Play a Game

Maybe reading really isn’t your shtick. Well you are in luck because the newest video game generation is out and you can jump in. Convince your parents to invest in a new PS4 when you go out shopping on Black Friday. Sure Christmas is a month away, but the benefits of working off your stress in Call of Duty could certainly go a long way in allowing you to focus on that O-Chem final you have coming up.

2. Start Your Diet

I know guys, this sounds crazy. Of all times to start a diet, why would you do it over Thanksgiving? Well here is the deal, if you start now you’ll avoid all of the caloric gluttony that occurs during the holidays. Skip the stuffing and the pumpkin pie and you will be pounds ahead of your peers when New Year’s comes around. Plus the RPAC is much quieter in the time leading up to Christmas. The same can’t be said after everyone makes their New Year’s resolutions.

1. Say Thanks

After all, isn’t that what Thanksgiving is about? Make sure you tell your parents and family how much you appreciate what they have done for you. They will really appreciate it, especially after all those calls you neglected to make to them. Our parents and families are the reason we are the people we are today. They deserve to be number one on our list of what we are thankful for!!

-Ryan Lamb
Lectures Committee

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Author: OUAB

The mission of the Ohio Union Activities Board as the student programming organization at The Ohio State University is to provide diverse programs and events that are educational, entertaining, and thought provoking for the students of the Columbus campus.

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