Today is Columbus Day in the U.S. and even though not everyone is off today, this is a Government holiday, which means I am also off work today. And as during all holidays in the U.S., there are big sales all around town this weekend. I am however too busy studying these days, so no shopping for me. I will instead bring my food policy books down to Java House, my neighborhood cafe, and have breakfast in the sun. I am not sure if I am supposed to celebrate this day in any particular manner (or maybe this day is to remember everyone that was here before Columbus came and the consequences his “discovery” had on their lives and culture?), but I am definitely enjoying have the day off!