Earlier this month Club Sun, an Alabama chain of tanning salons raised eyebrows when they promised patrons their tanning booths would provide them with “Indian color”. Apparently the advertisement was pulled shortly after it was posted on their Facebook page and the firm issued apologies for the ad featuring scantily-clad women wearing stilettos.
Club Sun’s Marketing director, David Arnett, ended up posting the following apology, “the ad I created… was in no way intended to be offensive or racist.“
Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, but I’m in Brazil soaking in the sun and enjoying the beach in Rio de Janeiro. Eat well and enjoy your pie.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States. While I don’t know the exact numbers, airports, train and bus stations as well as the highways will be filled with people eager to return home and to visit friends for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Are you traveling to celebrate Thanksgiving? Give yourself some extra time, and I want to wish you safe travels. I’m in Brazil this week celebrating Thanksgiving in my own special way, but my thoughts are with my friends and family in the US. Have an extra helping of turkey for me.
Have you bought your pie yet? You can help those in need when you purchase a Community Servings pie for $25. Proceeds go to help feed the critically ill. So this year, if you are visiting a friend or family for Thanksgiving, offer to bring dessert and buy a pie (or two).
Buy a Pie for Thanksgiving Here
Not familiar with the great work that Community Servings does for the sick and hungry in Massachusetts? Watch this video.
At this point of the day most Americans are catatonic because they ate too much turkey. In honor of the food coma you may find yourself, I thought I’d share these classic photos of turkeys (both of the animal and political variety). Can you believe it was just 4 short years ago America was able to say good bye to President George W. Bush, and Governor Sarah Palin was rebuffed by a horrified electorate watching her pardon a turkey in honor of Thanksgiving while another is being slaughtered behind her during a television interview.
Wishing all the best to my parents who are in New Hampshire celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday today, while I’m in Brazil.
When I think of what I’m most thankful for my list always starts with these two amazing individuals.
I wanted to acknowledge the Thanksgiving holiday which has always been a personal favorite of mine. In recent years I have used the time off to travel abroad and visit new places. This year is no exception. My partner and I find ourselves back in Brazil celebrating the day.