Well, it's Columbus Day. I'd much rather see Ground Hog Day have a holiday, but no one asked me. Columbus did not discover the New World--the Vikings were here 200 years before he was. He thought he was somewhere near India--not exactly, dude. And for some reason children are taught he was some great explorer. He brought nothing but misery, death and disease on the Native people living in the Caribbean. By the way, he never set foot on the mainland, just the islands. I pointed this out in the sixth grade [or fifth? I don't remember for sure]. Got something like a D on my report. It's like questioning God to some people.
Anyway, there are no fireworks on Columbus Day at my house and we don't even have presents under the Columbus Tree. I'm a horrible person.