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Hey everybody! (didn't know where to post this so general felt right to me, correct me if I'm wrong admins) I just wanted to wish everyone here a safe and happy thanksgiving this week. Although I'm in Canada and we've already had our thanksgiving, I know many of you (some of which are good friends with me online) are from the US and are having your turkey tomorrow or this weekend. So here's to being thankful for another year, enjoying good food in the company of loved ones, friends or even just a nice night/meal to yourself. Enjoy the food, football (how about them cowboys?! Joe must be happy lol) long weekend and hey, if you've got an xbox, try out ESO FREE for the next several days (I'm debating on downloading it and checking it out myself). Cheers!