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Please don't call it "orphans" Thanksgiving

I usually spend the holidays with friends. I'm not a fan of holiday travel, and I like to spend the holidays at home. As in my home, where I live.

As a transplant to Los Angeles, I get a lot of, "Are you going home for the holidays?"  And I simply reply, I'm staying home for the holidays.  Home is where the heart is, and mine's living right here in the La La.

I hate that people act like it's some horror show that you're not going "home." Suddenly, I realize that I have this difference, this "broken" part of my life. But this is my life.  And I deeply love gathering with close friends on holidays.

I know at least some of the people at my holiday dinner would rather be somewhere else. Certainly, I accept that boyfriends and family trump holidays with friends. Even for me sometimes. But when I can prepare a holiday meal in my own home and surround myself with friends new and old, there's nowhere else I'd rather be.

So I've got this pet peeve about "orphans" holidays.  I know, it's just cute.  And everybody says it. But what it says to me is, Hey, we couldn't get home to our loved ones so we're banding together to try and cobble something together that could never possibly compare. Oh, poor us.

Except, when there's nowhere else I'd rather be, then what does that say about me, then? I want to build home and family here in L.A. and if you're at my place for a holiday, or I come to your place, know I'm there with you because I think it's a great way to celebrate.

So this November, please don't call it "orphans" - Just call it Thanksgiving.


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